Find the thing on this Blink page that makes me wonder what has gotten into the air-handlers at CCP headquarters.
Trebor Daehdoow designed a little CSM logo that shows the six stages of being a CSM member, starting from the 2 o'clock position and then going in a counter-clockwise direction. For the most part to date, I haven't been much past facial expression #3. But this makes me jump straight to facial expression #6, the classic face-palm.
What the hell was CCP thinking here? I wish I could tell you, but I can't. It's pure :awesome:. And no, this was not shared with the CSM in advance. I assure you had it been, we would have jumped up and down all over it.
EDIT 26/Sep/2013: Mat Westhorpe has written a lovely short piece that covers some of my concerns. Go read it. He gives several good reasons why this shouldn't happen without even going dark side. Now briefly remember that there are EVE players involved in this.
EDIT 26/Sep/2013: Irony, thy name is CCP Goliath.
EDIT 26/Sep/2013: CCP has addressed one of my four concerns with this promotion. The other three remain. They are:
- showing favoritism toward a particular fansite over others;
- giving trillions of ISK in give-aways to a for-profit gambling site that one must join in order to participate in the give-away; and,
- putting control over the give-away of a unique ship that will not be available in any other way into the hands of an EVE player, no matter how apparently trust-worthy.
Just wanted to make my position on this clear, in case you were curious.