Delivered: Trebor 7, Mittens 4, Vile Rat 2, Two Step 2At the time, I said of this, "Feel free to use this information for your CSM7 voting needs."
Assigned but not delivered: Elise Randolph 3, Killer2 1, Diagoras 1
In late June, at the height of the Summer of Rage, I agree, Seleene got back to business: all of his posts were posted starting three days after my post above over the course of five days, the five days that anchored the Summer of Rage. His first posts after a month of nothing. And those were his last posts for two more months.
Again, I like Seleene. I respect Seleene. He's a great guy, great to talk to, extremely knowledgeable about the game, has an excellent perspective on the game, and all the rest. As Trebor correctly says in his own endorsement of Seleene, a vote for him will not be wasted. He's almost certainly going to win a full CSM seat regardless of what I think. But for my endorsements, I had to pick the seven people I most want to see in those top seven seats, without getting emotionally involved. It was hard. It was damned hard! Seleene didn't make the cut. Do I want Seleene on CSM7? Yes, absolutely. But if I had my way, he'd come in eighth.
If I get emotionally involved in my endorsements, I endorse Seleene and I don't endorse Mittens.
As for the rest, again, I will give Seleene the last word. Here it is:
Okay, I don't mind the 'endorsement' bit, but your given explanations are just off the reservation m8.
First off, I'm kinda confused as to how ANY of us could have wasted the "first few months" considering we spent the first few months in a near daily fight with CCP over... ummm... everything. That just doesn't make any sense at all. Within a month of taking office, we were in Iceland. Within weeks after that, EVE exploded into torches and pitchforks. My blog had over 5k hits in April and May. It had nearly 32k hits in June.
No, I do not blog with regularity but I do try to make it a point to do so when major events involving the CSM take place. It's a CSM blog, and it was still more detailed in terms of actual CSM events than any other candidate.
Additionally, as with other CSM 6 members, the advent of the Skype channel with CCP means that there is quite a lot that goes on which you cannot see. I know that this is a sore spot with many people, but short of copy / pasting some of that stuff, there isn't really a way to reflect efforts made there.
You say that I 'lost my focus'? How does that reconcile with the corner EVE has turned in the past 4-5 months? If anything, because of everything that went down, my focus has gotten sharper, as has that of the other serving CSM members. This comment feels as if you took something I said to you in confidence and then turned into something else.
As for my 'heart not being in this'... I don't even know what to say. What sane person that has been a developer for the game, been to Iceland countless times already and has nothing to really gain by running (fame? money? a pony?) would do this again whose heart wasn't 150% 'in it'? My heart is just fine, m8. As for being happy with an alt position, if that's where I land, fine. I won't be happy about it, but I won't work any less hard because of it.
I honestly feel as if you have taken part of the recent conversation that we had, along with other past comments, and let my willingness to be very blunt and open about certain things color your thoughts. As I said, the 'endorsement' bit isn't what I'm upset about; it's your perception of my dedication to this that I take issue with. Now you can dissect that assertion all you want, but nothing you say is going to change the fact that I feel completely sucker punched by some of your recent comments.
You can say whatever you want about what you think has or has not been done but questioning where my HEART is with regard to all of this? You have GOT to be joking?? :(
BTW - If you've been following the RU community at all, you'd know that Death is being trolled to oblivion and beyond and his chances of re-election are, sadly, not so great.