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[CSM 8] James Arget - Wormholes and the Future

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#41 - 2013-03-13 20:13:22 UTC
I've made a pretty big update to the OP, including some signifcant rewording of the "Teach CCP their own game" part of my platform, even though Xander thought that I'd done well in defending that. I'm pretty sure he'll find the Wspace aspect much more robust as well now.

CSM 8 Representative

http://csm8.org

Caldari State
#42 - 2013-03-13 22:46:16 UTC
what actual changes/additions are you pushing?

I se a whole lot of "unn new things" and "other stuff thats not the same as before" but none of that actually says what those new things are, or what they will do to better the game.

i see you have a short idea about changing corp permissions for tower use another about dread blapping and a third about CHA item destruction

What are your thoughts on :

nullsec stagnation
~ Nullsec ore changes
~nullsec industry changes
~nullsec force projection changes
Hisec vs lowsec mining
Hisec miner ganking
Lowsec repopulation
ship / module imbalances
User interface changes
Inventory changes
other pos changes
other corp role changes
other industry changes

Wh specific
What changes to wh space would you want ?
what would you never want to have changed?

what , sir, is your agenda?

Its not possible to please all the people all the time, but it sure as hell is possible to Displease all the people, most of the time.

Sleeper Social Club
#43 - 2013-03-14 02:57:28 UTC
Kusum Fawn wrote:
what actual changes/additions are you pushing?

I se a whole lot of "unn new things" and "other stuff thats not the same as before" but none of that actually says what those new things are, or what they will do to better the game.

i see you have a short idea about changing corp permissions for tower use another about dread blapping and a third about CHA item destruction

What are your thoughts on :

nullsec stagnation
~ Nullsec ore changes
~nullsec industry changes
~nullsec force projection changes
Hisec vs lowsec mining
Hisec miner ganking
Lowsec repopulation
ship / module imbalances
User interface changes
Inventory changes
other pos changes
other corp role changes
other industry changes

Wh specific
What changes to wh space would you want ?
what would you never want to have changed?

what , sir, is your agenda?
I think having an agenda is a mistake. I have opinions, and I have some good ideas about how to affect the development process, but I don't have an agenda. I'll do my best to run through your list though, so you can get a feel for my views on things.

Nullsec: I'm not an expert here, and there's a lot of great content being put out there by people who live and breathe nullsec. As far as force projection, it's a necessary evil. I say that because it's massively inconvenient for the guys who are getting steamrolled by a larger group which can move easily, but if we nerf force projection we force a large amount of people to spend a lot of time doing really boring stuff. That isn't good for the game.

Industry: Ores need work. The 5% and 10% bonused asteroids give us a good concept to build off, so that you can get more of the stuff you need where you need it, and so that the harder to find ores remain more valuable. One of the hardest parts of working with Industry right now is the UI and repetitiveness. I've done T2 ammo production, and the volume of clicking is too damn high. Job "ownership" and logging need some major reviews, as it forces industry to go to alt corps rather than be part of a larger corporate portfolio. Refining at NPC stations vs. player outposts vs. POSes needs work too, finding a good balance between these (hint: POSes should give you better results than NPC stations, not worse and take longer).

Lowsec Repopulation: It's not as bad as it seems, they just have ****** advertising. This post on Reddit in particular seems to sum things up well: http://www.reddit.com/r/Eve/comments/19smkt/the_whole_nerf_highsec_buff_lowsec_stuff_perhaps/

Ships/Modules Balancing: Fozzie's been doing the lord's work here... for the most part. My concerns lie with the "narrow the gap" philosophy between T1 and T2 hulls, and also if Greyscale is going to be properly kept away from nerfing the crap out of T3s as he'd like to.

UI Changes: I'm not very happy with the circular HP indicators, since it forces your vision to move up and down to determine relative HPs rather than just making a quick pan. Other than that, the UI improvements have been good, and I'd like to see more, and in particular some inclusion such as making ALL timers visible and clear like crimewatch timers, and getting us the same info panels for WH system effects that there are for FW and Incursions.

Inventory Changes: Let me contract combat boosters for ****'s sake. Not sure what you mean by inventory changes to be honest.

I'm not a game designer. I think that CCP does a pretty darn good job when they are pointed in the right direction and told to make magic happen. There's some good ideas out there for Wspace such as giving C4s dual statics, and getting rid of the hated Black Hole effect, but generally speaking I don't want to give them boundries to work within, I want to see what they'll come up with, and then work to refine that so that what goes out to players is the best it can be.

What would I never want to have changed? That's hard, since there's a lot that I love about EVE, but almost anything is on the chopping block if it means improving the game. So, I suppose I never want to see a change to the core ethos of EVE: This is a cold, harsh universe, but by working together with other people, you can build something great together.

CSM 8 Representative

http://csm8.org

Caldari State
#44 - 2013-03-14 05:15:21 UTC
so what if anything would you be pushing to do in the csm?

i dont see anything of substance here other then the hint about pos's and keeping grayscale away from t3's.

agendas arent good or bad, they simply are there to tell everyone what it is that you are going to stand for and what areas you want to get looked at, if you really have no agenda, then you arent useful as a csm. in my own opinion.

Quote:

Agenda~
POS mechanics fixes (roles and self destruct timers inside pos shields)
Keep CCP Grayscale away from t3's
allow the Contract of Combat boosters
Square target indicators


Thats what i ment,
what else are you for and against?

Its not possible to please all the people all the time, but it sure as hell is possible to Displease all the people, most of the time.

L A Z E R H A W K S
#45 - 2013-03-14 05:26:57 UTC
Kusum Fawn wrote:
if you really have no agenda, then you arent useful as a csm. in my own opinion.


Neither would a faceless alt like yourself. Log in to your main or go back to Jita park, wormhole space has no time for you.



His main post looks a lot better to me. Maybe we should vote for Chitsa or Cip whos alliances are falling down around their ears... James has done an amazing job with SSC and would equally adapt and do a good job if elected to CSM IMO. Keeping our views as a wormhole community expressed to CCP.
Caldari State
#46 - 2013-03-14 06:42:40 UTC
Senn Denroth wrote:
Kusum Fawn wrote:
if you really have no agenda, then you arent useful as a csm. in my own opinion.


Neither would a faceless alt like yourself. Log in to your main or go back to Jita park, wormhole space has no time for you.

His main post looks a lot better to me. Maybe we should vote for Chitsa or Cip whos alliances are falling down around their ears... James has done an amazing job with SSC and would equally adapt and do a good job if elected to CSM IMO. Keeping our views as a wormhole community expressed to CCP.



and thats great,

but doesnt address why he should get my vote over other candidates wh or not.
his platform is vague and doesnt say much on what he wants changed or fixed or kept the same,

faceless alt or not, having a platform, having an agenda is a good thing. and im asking why i should vote for him.

"cause ya know, i like stuff , in wormholes"

is not a good enough answer. and shouldnt be for anyone else.

Its not possible to please all the people all the time, but it sure as hell is possible to Displease all the people, most of the time.

#47 - 2013-03-14 08:12:18 UTC
Kusum Fawn wrote:
A lot of silly words


I like how you have only decided to ask questions and dislike the answers from the one candidate....

Obvious CSM candidate troll alt is obvious.
No Response
#48 - 2013-03-14 08:36:25 UTC
Winthorp wrote:
Kusum Fawn wrote:
A lot of silly words


I like how you have only decided to ask questions and dislike the answers from the one candidate....

Obvious CSM candidate troll alt is obvious.


This is an outrage! I demand to also be trolled!

http://www.wormholes.info

#49 - 2013-03-14 11:04:35 UTC
I heard someone was in need of a troll...

Resident forum troll and fashion consultant

Caldari State
#50 - 2013-03-14 12:00:25 UTC
damn kids seriously?

the only part of his reply i didnt like was the part about "not having an agenda"

i want to know more about what he stands for.
more about how he thinks being in the csm is actually going to be useful to the rest of us.

Nathan james actually has on the front of his site, what i was asking for from James Argent.

I want something that explains why i should vote for James Argent

Its lines like this "and we need to continue to see these improvements made wherever is possible,"
~ improvements like ....

and lines like "For instance, the new inventory was hugely disruptive to anyone living out of a POS on release."
~well ****, It was hugely disruptive to everyone as it was broken as all **** when they released it

lines like that make me feel like this is just a way to get a ride to iceland, and ****, if it was just for that id be more likely to vote for him,

Nathan James and Cipreh are next btw look forward to my posts on your threads.
maybe not cipreh, hes a trainwreck.

Its not possible to please all the people all the time, but it sure as hell is possible to Displease all the people, most of the time.

#51 - 2013-03-14 13:23:26 UTC
Kusum Fawn wrote:
damn kids seriously?

the only part of his reply i didnt like was the part about "not having an agenda"


The only part that I liked was exactly that. It is quasi impossible to have an agenda with the current CSM system.

Therefore I would like to hear more from the candidate, how does he intents to organize the bidirectional communication with as many WH dwellers as possible?

The world needs you to stop being boring!

Caldari State
#52 - 2013-03-14 15:28:27 UTC  |  Edited by: G0hme
Kusum Fawn wrote:
Nathan James and Cipreh are next btw look forward to my posts on your threads.
maybe not cipreh, hes a trainwreck.


Actually I'll just skip reading every post with you name attached to it from now on.
Had you not decided to act the coward in an attempt to keep the circlejerk session intact, then I might actually have regarded your questions as relevant. Its intriging though, demanding to know what exactly a candidate stand for when you choose cowardice and post from an alt, fortunately habbits are hard to get rid off :)


James,

Why get rid of the Black Hole effect? Granted its not exactly encouraging content of any sorts, but to remove it entirely is unlikely and not needed at all. It could be tweaked however to not be such a pain in the ass, forexample the inertia penalty could only effect propulsion mods (when active). While it wouldnt make a Black Hole the new favorite of Wormholers, it would be less discouraging to play with.

Shook Eelm's hand at Fanfest 2012

Shook CCP Soundwave's hand at Fanfest 2013

Got NPC API removed from Wormhole Space.

#53 - 2013-03-14 20:25:37 UTC
Night Beagle wrote:
Kusum Fawn wrote:
damn kids seriously?

the only part of his reply i didnt like was the part about "not having an agenda"


The only part that I liked was exactly that. It is quasi impossible to have an agenda with the current CSM system.

Therefore I would like to hear more from the candidate, how does he intents to organize the bidirectional communication with as many WH dwellers as possible?



Light Poodle - I believe they're planning on using a voting system that is mailed out to all WH dwellers. Not sure where they got that idea from Roll

Resident forum troll and fashion consultant

Caldari State
#54 - 2013-03-14 20:32:01 UTC
Night Beagle wrote:
Kusum Fawn wrote:
damn kids seriously?

the only part of his reply i didnt like was the part about "not having an agenda"


The only part that I liked was exactly that. It is quasi impossible to have an agenda with the current CSM system.

Therefore I would like to hear more from the candidate, how does he intents to organize the bidirectional communication with as many WH dwellers as possible?



Oh **** ! thats a question about agenda !

G0hme wrote:


Actually I'll just skip reading every post with you name attached to it from now on.
Had you not decided to act the coward in an attempt to keep the circlejerk session intact, then I might actually have regarded your questions as relevant. Its intriging though, demanding to know what exactly a candidate stand for when you choose cowardice and post from an alt, fortunately habbits are hard to get rid off :)

James,

Why get rid of the Black Hole effect? Granted its not exactly encouraging content of any sorts, but to remove it entirely is unlikely and not needed at all. It could be tweaked however to not be such a pain in the ass, forexample the inertia penalty could only effect propulsion mods (when active). While it wouldnt make a Black Hole the new favorite of Wormholers, it would be less discouraging to play with.


What does being a professional forum alt and asking for stance from a person running for CSM have to do with each other in terms of cowardice?

oh right . nothing .

would it make you feel better if i made a one person corp?
I'm not even saying he has good or bad ideas, i want to know what those ideas are.
then id make my generally private, judgement.
Unless of course he makes a separate Features & Ideas thread about them.

oh and another agenda item, in your post. thanks for helping me out.

PS "Its intriguing though, - , fortunately habbits are hard to get rid off "
did you mean unfortunately? or was there something else you meant to but forgot to write about that ?

Its not possible to please all the people all the time, but it sure as hell is possible to Displease all the people, most of the time.

L A Z E R H A W K S
#55 - 2013-03-15 02:01:19 UTC
James. Above all I would stress that trying to take a diplomatic approach to any changes is the basis for a good CSM platform.

Don't get suckered in to all the negatives some people say about some changes, or the positives about other changes. Listen to the player base and take all things in to consideration.

As G0hme mentioned about the black holes for instance. Sure everyone hates them, but could they be used as a platform for new wormhole entities looking to get in to Wspace. By tweaking the effect it could make them more usable systems.

G0hme wrote:
Kusum Fawn wrote:
Nathan James and Cipreh are next btw look forward to my posts on your threads.
maybe not cipreh, hes a trainwreck.


Actually I'll just skip reading every post with you name attached to it from now on.


This.



I wish you the best James and let me finally add that I could never run for CSM because I would ignore alts like the above that are not necessarily from Wspare, have no grammar included, or are obvious trolls.
Gallente Federation
#56 - 2013-03-15 03:22:11 UTC
James,

Glad to see someone else enter the fray, whilst I can't promise you my vote, I will be looking at all the main WH candidates and try to make some sort of informed decision from there


Kusum Fawn wrote:


What does being a professional forum alt and asking for stance from a person running for CSM have to do with each other in terms of cowardice?

oh right . nothing .





As to Kusum, actually IMO you are wrong, it does mean something.



Being a "professional forum alt" as you class yourself, it seems to me that you want to avoid any retribution or accountability for any good/informed/inflamatory posts you may make,


It may have escaped your notice, but in this particular part of the Eve-O forums we tend to post with our mains if we wish to have our say, therefore as long as you post with impunity from a faceless alt, then I'm afraid that as far as I'm concerned your questions, remarks or statements are completely irrelevant, whilst this may seem unnecessary and arbitrary to you as a "professional forum alt" it is accepted etiquette here.
Second Empire.
#57 - 2013-03-15 03:34:24 UTC
For those who might not know James Arget, here's why I'm voting James Arget for CSM8 in the primary, and you should too.

Author of Interstellar Privateer Shattered Planets, Wormholes and Game Commentary

Sleeper Social Club
#58 - 2013-03-15 20:43:24 UTC
Kusum Fawn wrote:
damn kids seriously?

the only part of his reply i didnt like was the part about "not having an agenda"

i want to know more about what he stands for.
more about how he thinks being in the csm is actually going to be useful to the rest of us.

Nathan james actually has on the front of his site, what i was asking for from James Argent.

I want something that explains why i should vote for James Argent

Its lines like this "and we need to continue to see these improvements made wherever is possible,"
~ improvements like ....

and lines like "For instance, the new inventory was hugely disruptive to anyone living out of a POS on release."
~well ****, It was hugely disruptive to everyone as it was broken as all **** when they released it

lines like that make me feel like this is just a way to get a ride to iceland, and ****, if it was just for that id be more likely to vote for him,

Nathan James and Cipreh are next btw look forward to my posts on your threads.
maybe not cipreh, hes a trainwreck.


ARGET. You guys are messing up the google search for my name every time you misspell it.

Anyhow, I don't have an agenda because there is very little room to use one. I could spend a lot of time crafting a grand vision of where I would lead CCP if given the reins.. but I'm not going to get that. I'm going to be part of the CSM, which is a team which has to work together to get things done.

If you take me out to a bar and ask me what I think we can do to improve wspace, I've got the same laundry list as everyone else does. In my platform I explicity put New Content at the top, because that's something I feel strongly about and that I don't think other CSM members (those from outside of wormholes) are going to push for. So if you feel obligated to peg an agenda to me, I suppose that would be the thing, but that's only what will be done to make me fit into your mold. I gave you replies to your inquiries because I do think it's important for people to know my feelings on specific issues, but that's different from having an agenda.

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=70682
UaxDeath wrote:
I came into CSM 6 with several issues I wanted addressed, and while a number of them were dealt with (like ship iteration, lag problem (TDi)) what I learned is that being a strong, broadly focused advocate who can lobby CCP on a personal level is a lot more effective than being a nerd pounding on a table waving a spreadsheet.



G0hme wrote:
James,

Why get rid of the Black Hole effect? Granted its not exactly encouraging content of any sorts, but to remove it entirely is unlikely and not needed at all. It could be tweaked however to not be such a pain in the ass, forexample the inertia penalty could only effect propulsion mods (when active). While it wouldnt make a Black Hole the new favorite of Wormholers, it would be less discouraging to play with.

Elimination may be too harsh of a treatment, but something needs to be done to, if I could borrow Fozzie's vernacular, "narrow the gap." It's okay that some space is harder to use than others, but given that there's an abundance of un-effected space, and the degree to which black holes are hated, it's going to need some serious reworking.

Night Beagle wrote:
Therefore I would like to hear more from the candidate, how does he intents to organize the bidirectional communication with as many WH dwellers as possible?

If you'd attended the WH candidate debates to which you were invited, you would have heard Two Step say that communication is not as practical as many candidates are making it out to be. If there's news, I'll give you the news. If you want to talk to me, my inbox is always open. I'm not going to make weekly speeches for the sake of making weekly speeches.

CSM 8 Representative

http://csm8.org

Pandemic Legion
#59 - 2013-03-15 21:17:29 UTC
Honestly, I'de give you a vote if someone reminds me to vote :D
Caldari State
#60 - 2013-03-16 01:35:02 UTC
Arget
I feel that the Uaxdeath quote is especially relevant, what can you tell us, that shows that you are the advocate that can lobby for us when you haven't specified what you are lobbying for?
You state new content, but what new content? what do you want to see added? how should it be implemented in a perfect world? why should it be added?

you would like a lot of things, how do you get there?

- Agenda
id link the definition, but it seems you already have a different one. that's fine, ill stop using the word agenda if that is the part that's getting everyone's panties in an uproar.

James ARGET wrote:

Anyhow, I don't have an agenda because there is very little room to use one. I could spend a lot of time crafting a grand vision of where I would lead CCP if given the reins.. but I'm not going to get that. I'm going to be part of the CSM, which is a team which has to work together to get things done.

a Team of people who all have their own ideas (along with the CCP team that you deal with) on how the game should be played and what the game should be.

I am asking directly:

What things do you want to get looked at first. And where do you want it to go, How do you get it there.

I am not saying that you will be able to get those things done.
I am not saying that you can fix every problem.
I have never said in any of my posts that you are a bad candidate.
Or that any other candidate is better.

Its not possible to please all the people all the time, but it sure as hell is possible to Displease all the people, most of the time.

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