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Manfred Sideous for [CSM9]

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Pandemic Legion
#1 - 2014-02-16 02:47:30 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Dolan
Greetings and Salutations ,



I am Manfred Sideous and I hope to earn your vote for the Council of Stellar Management. I have been playing Eve Online for the better part of a decade. I love this game and the people that play it and care greatly for the health and well being of this game and its community. I have participated in so many cool events , wars , conflicts and made so many wonderful friendships from this community. I have traveled thousands of miles to attend weddings of players who met from this very game. I like to think that Eve is a giant epic drama unfolding before our eyes but instead of watching it we get to participate in it and shape it. No other game can rival Eve Online in how immersive and epic it is. I agree that Eve can only grow and get bigger I agree that we are still in the early years of Eve and I fully intend to be part of this game forever.


WHO IS THIS GUY

I am currently a member of the Pandemic Legion and a Fleet Commander and Campaign Commander in the service of the legion.

Employment History & Things of Note


  • Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service - Tash Murkon based mining corporation
  • Firmus Ixion
  • Outbreak
  • Requiem
  • Triumvirate
  • Minor Threat
  • Against All Authorities
  • Cascade Imminent
  • Pandemic Legion


Things I've done or been part of:


So this game has given so much to me and I have been part of so many epic things throughout the history of this game and will continue to do so. I want to do what I can and use my knowledge and experience to give back and to help this amazing game and awesome community thrive. I want to keep adding to the above list and I want others to add to their own list and I want it to be epic and fun for ALL of us.


MY PLATFORM



I come to you not as a PVP'r not as a Nullsec guy not as a Fleet Commander but as a person that has played this game for many years and been part of so many different parts of the game. Furthermore through all this time it has given me a appreciation for all sides of the game and all endeavours and how important and interdependent they are on eachother. In the end this Universe we have created needs all of us it needs all activities to thrive. We have to have miners and well thought out mechanics and gameplay to provide our builders and traders with the minerals needed. We need inventors haulers and productionist to build the components items and ships that all of us depend on. We need the Mission Runners the Wormhole inhabitants and NPC'rs who provide us with their unique items. Lastly we need PVP'rs of all scopes sizes and types to create pretty explosions so that there is demand for goods and services.


A sandbox as we all know depends on interaction and the best way to create interaction is via dependency so it is my firm belief that anyway we can strengthen dependency upon eachother the healthier the game will be. I would like the chance to work with CSM 9 and CCP on things like:


  • Corporation and Alliance Interface and management - I mean have you tried to use the corp/alliance tab it feels like it was designed by a blind person with 2 left hands.
  • Player Owned Structures - Yeah this is pretty Obvious
  • Power Projection Nerf - Should you be able to cross the universe in as little as 20 minutes ( I don't think so)
  • Rework of Industry in Nullsec
  • Nullsec Sov Rework



A FEW THOUGHTS

When I think about Eve and the way it is laid out it mirrors how we have our societies laid out. You have Urban centers like high security space. They are typically densely populated and are usually market centers where large bulk of trade happens. Then you think of Industrial centers which in my mind would represent low security space. Its a little darker less populated its a place of production and a place of extortion and piracy but also a place for protection, The old families control it and get they're cut from everything and they have there armies and crews ( Faction Warfare). The lastly you have the Rural areas which represents Null sec and Wormhole space these are the farm & fields the mines and forest of Eve. Way under developed in comparison to low security or high security space. Lawless where player diplomacy and player violence is the law.


Continued

@EveManny

https://twitter.com/EveManny

Pandemic Legion
#2 - 2014-02-16 02:47:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Manfred Sideous
I think all areas of Eve all types of gameplay should be possible but each type of gameplay has specific areas where the undertaking of such endeavour makes the most sense. So it is rational to say mining should take place in all areas of the game but that in rural area the mines are better and greatly more profitable. The premise of my idea is to create more interaction and dependency by use of giant carrots. Even in the most rural areas you would expect to see areas of commerce and trade but the major cities always have the biggest and best stores with the greatest selection and competitive prices. Whereas industrial areas usually have the most efficient production areas as you have railroad lines and open spaces for large factories. Although you would see factories in Urban places as well as remote rural areas. Nothing should be out of bounds anywhere in Eve we should not look to limit gameplay but instead encourage it.



I also wholeheartedly think power projection needs to be greatly nerfed. This is coming from someone who is part of a group that abuses power projection to absurd levels. I think things like Jumpdrives and Jumpbridges need to be SEVERELY nerfed or removed all together. It is so damaging to the game that players can cross great expanses of the map with very little time or effort. I know people clutch at their jumpbridge and jumpfreighter wanting easy access to empire to markets but instead lets revamp industry for nullsec and make it sustainable to produce and actually live in Nullsec. To expand and explain I was around before jumpbridges and capital ships. The coalitions and blue list were smaller because you couldn't take jumpbridges or cynos across the map to get pvp content. Wars were smaller and more regional and a byproduct of that was that the servers coped better with the fights.


I think Nullsec Sov needs to be reworked. It shouldn't be so grindy and it shouldn't be about shoving as many people as you can into one place at one time and expect the servers to cope and for it to be a enjoyable experience. Instead lets look at things like making other types of warfare possible like attrition , clandestine , insurgent etc . Lets rework the Sov system into something that divides the blob into multiple points making it easier for the server hamsters to cope. Unutilized or unused space should be easier to take then inhabited and utilized space.



I am not a game developer but these are some of the ideas I have. The overarching idea should to always be thinking about how can we make Eve more immersive more epic and more enjoyable. I will try to answer feedback and questions everyday and will add interviews and media links during my campaign.

♥Manny
King of Drakes
Mother of Slowcats
Slayer of Fatcat01

@EveManny

https://twitter.com/EveManny

Pandemic Legion
#3 - 2014-02-16 02:48:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Manfred Sideous
Some interviews from over the years.

Here is Doink who produces Sh*t on Kugu: http://shitonkugu.com/sok-interview-1-drunk-manny/


Xutech interviews me part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcgI8NjkBJM
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DSSCIo00Cc

Crossing Zebras interview : http://crossingzebras.com/b-r-the-fc-perspective/

Giant Bombs article with interview: http://www.giantbomb.com/articles/the-unpaid-bill-that-launched-a-thousand-starships/1100-4857/


Endorsements:

http://eveskunk.com/

@EveManny

https://twitter.com/EveManny

Pandemic Legion
#4 - 2014-02-16 03:08:22 UTC
+1 for my corpie and an awesome dude
Pandemic Legion
#5 - 2014-02-16 03:37:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Markus Dixon
+1 Will get my votes when the time comes.
Outstanding personality and makes everyone feel included.
Will be an outstanding member to the CSM.
Caldari State
#6 - 2014-02-16 03:38:52 UTC
+1. I ♥ Manny
#7 - 2014-02-16 03:59:09 UTC
Yay Manny!
Varius Xeral
#8 - 2014-02-16 04:21:45 UTC
Who?

Official Representative of The Nullsec Zealot Cabal

Northern Coalition.
#9 - 2014-02-16 06:09:28 UTC
i endorse this product and/or service
#10 - 2014-02-16 08:43:38 UTC
Maby, will see Blink

Akrasjel Lanate

CEO of Lanate Industries

Citizen of Solitude

Pandemic Legion
#11 - 2014-02-16 09:20:02 UTC
I don't think there is anyone who I could endorse harder than Manfred Sideous. He is seriously in the top 5 of best people I've ever met in EVE and I've never ever seen a harder worker. Manny has thrown himself into some of the worst EVE situations possible, whether it is a campaign to defend his allies or a supercap fight where he is massively outnumbered, he always gives 100%. Manny is the kind of guy I would be proud to have in a nerd discussion about EVE. No one at the table will be able to match his experience or his incredible attitude.

A vote for Manny is not only a vote for a great guy, it's a vote for a guy who understands EVE on the deepest level possible.
Goonswarm Federation
#12 - 2014-02-16 10:54:24 UTC
manny what is your stance on
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2014-02-16 20:13:09 UTC
When subcapital ships (especially big ones) travel between systems in lowsec, they risk being intercepted by pirates or encountering some other misfortune that could delay their trip or even lead to their demise.

Right now capital ships can freely travel between lowsec mid points without fear of being delayed or killed. They can undock from a station and jump to another station in a different system while still under undock invulnerability.

Do you think there should be a risk to moving capital ships between systems in lowsec? Such that they could be intercepted by local pirates or other hostiles?
Pandemic Legion
#14 - 2014-02-16 20:33:25 UTC
Paul Tsukaya wrote:
When subcapital ships (especially big ones) travel between systems in lowsec, they risk being intercepted by pirates or encountering some other misfortune that could delay their trip or even lead to their demise.

Right now capital ships can freely travel between lowsec mid points without fear of being delayed or killed. They can undock from a station and jump to another station in a different system while still under undock invulnerability.

Do you think there should be a risk to moving capital ships between systems in lowsec? Such that they could be intercepted by local pirates or other hostiles?


There should always be risk currently it is way to easy to move capitals without any risk through systems with stations. Power projection needs a nerfbat.

@EveManny

https://twitter.com/EveManny

New Eden Trading Company.
#15 - 2014-02-16 21:27:40 UTC
+1 for Manny. He knows PVP, he knows corp management, and he knows 0.0

Alek the Kidnapper, Hero of the CSM

Ghost Legion.
#16 - 2014-02-16 22:35:03 UTC
+1 for Manny, he knows what he is doing
#17 - 2014-02-16 22:38:00 UTC
+1
Pandemic Legion
#18 - 2014-02-16 22:39:23 UTC
Manny is a cool dude. He knows his stuff and understands every level of EVE.

Will get my vote.
He should get your vote.
Nerds With Attitude
#19 - 2014-02-16 22:46:00 UTC
In addition to all this Manny is one of the nicest dudes I've ever met in Eve
Varius Xeral
#20 - 2014-02-16 23:04:31 UTC
Will likely be at the top of my list due to extensive game knowledge and love of Eve.

Official Representative of The Nullsec Zealot Cabal

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