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Monday, April 21, 2014

CSM8 Status Report: Week fifty-one

Gonna keep this one really short.

Voting closes today! If you have not voted for your choices for CSM9, GO VOTE! People right across CCP had really nice things to say about CSM8 and the influence we've had on the development process this year, but I'm gonna quote CCP Ytterbium, who summed things up nicely:
If you think the CSM has no value except as a free ride to Iceland, you are wrong. If you think the CSM are only pushing changes in favor of null-security cartels, voice your opinion and vote for someone you feel represents you to your best interest.
Ali Aras also wrote a very nice piece that was included in the CCP perspective called "A Day in the Life of CSM 8", so if you haven't read that, I encourage you to do so.

As I mentioned last week, CSM8's final Town Hall of the year is set for:
Saturday 26 April, at 1900 EVE time.
As I mentioned in the forum thread, if you have any final questions for CSM8, now's the time! I've only received a small handful of questions so far. So either please send them to me via EVE mail or post them in the thread and I'll make sure they're included. I hope to chat with all of you one last time on Saturday...

...or at Fanfest next week! As I mentioned last week, the CSM8 members that are in Iceland for Fanfest 2014 (most of us) will be presenting at a CSM8 Question and Answer Panel followed by a smaller CSM8 Round Table. I hope to chat with a lot of you there!

As a result of Fanfest next week, there will almost certainly not be a "Week fifty-two" update. I may or may not combine weeks fifty-two and fifty-three into a final weekly update two weeks from now on May 5. Either way, I do also expect to write a final "lessons learned/looking back" post on my time on CSM8. That should take place the week of May 5 sometime, and that post will wrap up the "CSM8" blog tag around here.

And that's all for this week! CSM8 continues to be busy as always but we'll soon be passing the baton to CSM9!

26 comments:

  1. "If you have not voted for your choices for CSM9, GO VOTE!"

    Highsec industrialist voted for CSM before, got nerfed. I'd say the only way I'll vote from now on is through unsubs.

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    1. Massive nerfs to the actual paying playerbase. Minor patches without content marketed as expansions. CSM8 has by far been the most useless CSM yet.
      The only real way to vote is with your wallet.

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    2. It's almost as if you 2 don't have a clue as to what the role of the CSM is...

      I shall not miss you in-game or on EvE forums. Goodbye Shattershark & Mike. Make sure you bio your toons - that'll really show CCP who's boss.

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    3. Jamie, I have a shocking fact for you: the guy with the money IS the boss. Ask your mom and she'll give you the details.

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    4. Jamie, if your understanding of CSM's role is so much better than mine, maybe you could explain me why highsec industrialist would want to vote again? There has to be a compelling reason, not just "because I can".

      However, here's one idea already: having an option to vote for "none of the above". That might be an interesting experiment.

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    5. Actually, the role of the CSM as it was originally defined is to keep CCP honest and to provide the transparency necessary to make it happen.

      Considering how many issues or scandals have been quietly swept under the "we won't talk about that" rug this year (*cough* Somer *cough*), I'd say that the CSM has failed spectacularly in their primary responsibility.

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    6. Anyone with a blog with followers is more important then the csm its the real reason jesters not running. Just look at what the csm did for ero1, the frill on the vaga, and even incarna. Im sure glad we had a csm to help prevent all that......oh wait.....

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  2. Are there any other EVE devs left besides Ytterbium, Fozzie and Rise? They seem to be the only 3 that put forth devblogs these days (more like months). Please don't say Dolan since he's not a developer by any definition once you eliminate "Developer of Excuses".

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    1. Good point Anonymous. If a Dev hasn't made a devblog post in the past few months, they must not exist. It's the only possible explanation!

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    2. Yes, there are obviously dozens of other devs and we've seen recent dev-blogs from both CCP karkur and CCP Punkturis, for instance. That said, there are definitely some devs that are better at dev-blogs than others, either on the basis of writing style or preference.

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  3. Any comment on Mord Fiddles's decision to leave EvE over the handing of the game over to the Null coalitions?

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    1. Who? I wouldn't care even if I knew who that was.

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    2. Short version: he's over-reacting, but I'm very sorry to see him go.

      I may or may not write something longer but it won't be a full length blog-post. At most, I may give this a para or two in the monthly junk drawer post.

      I really really like Mord, but over the last year he hasn't written nearly as much as in previous years and all the stuff he did write has pretty much been virulent anti-Goon stuff. So it's kind of hard to get excited about his departure.

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  4. Is there going to be csm9.org site?

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    1. Just to point out the obvious... Teg isn't going to BE on csm9, so I doubt he's the right person to ask about this.

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    2. Confirm. But if you'd really like to see a csm9.org, then vote for James Arget, who created csm8.org.

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  5. The fact that industry changes are tailored specifically for Nullsec prove you otherwise!

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    1. I'm pretty sure the reworking of Industry benefits anyone who does industry right now. It makes things a lot clearer for everyone, not just those in null sec, so don't worry high sec industrialist person, you'll also benefit!

      Unless of course you're disliking that null sec industry now becomes significantly more probable and potentially more profitable than high sec. In which case, it should be obvious what you need to do. If you can't work that out, maybe EvE isn't the game for you?

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    2. There is no maybe, Eve is not the game for me. I am just glad that I have other options.

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    3. "In which case, it should be obvious what you need to do. If you can't work that out, maybe EvE isn't the game for you?"

      Bow down to a slumlord and become a serf?

      Better unsubbed than a slave.

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    4. If that's the best solution you can come up with, you're probably making the right decision.

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    5. You will always be a slave. Enslaved to a boss, nullsec overlord, pride, ego, security or greed.
      You are still a slave.

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  6. Ah so deep, so meaningful, truly the philosophy of a broken and well trained serf.

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  7. Why is it that whenever CCP has "nice things to say" about the CSM, it always seems to correspond with a great deal of player dissatisfaction with their supposed "representatives"?

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    1. Because "the players" are always dissatisfied with the CSM. Or more accurately, there are always some players somewhere who dislike proposed changes for some reason and vocally blame the CSM. When there are no issues or changes on the horizon, certain players will be vocally dissatisfied because the CSM are "doing nothing".

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    2. The CSM are definitely not "doing nothing" this time around; rather they are championing the downfall and cheering the destruction of the playerbase, all to please their CCP masters.

      After CSM8, I think many players would prefer that the CSM stick to "doing nothing."

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