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Re-Elect Two step to CSM 7 - Wormholes and more

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Plucky Adventurers
#1 - 2012-02-10 01:01:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Two step
Voting is now open. To vote for me, go to http://community.eveonline.com/council/voting/Vote.asp?c=427

Over the last year, I have been one of the hardest working members of CSM 6 (Trebor says so here). My main focus has been on representing wormhole residents, but I also have been contributing to discussions on topics like ship balancing, microtransactions and all the rest of the topics we discuss with CCP (see this wiki page)

Accomplishments as a CSM 6 member

While ultimately it is CCP that actually does the work, I did push hard on several specific features and bug fixes. The main one is Corporation Bookmarks. CCP has long wanted to get them done, but I think that continued pressure from me and the other CSM members pushed their priority up significantly. I brought up CPU usage on capital shield transporters, which was fixed in Crucible. I had significant input on POS fuel blocks, POCOs, pods on killmails, the Tier 3 BCs and several other topics.

I also read and respond to all the EVE Mails and conversations I get, and pass on feedback to CCP. I spend a lot of time on the forums, including the EVE official forums, Failheap Challenge, and Kugu (which I requested CCP unblock).

What still needs to be done

Firstly, I haven't gotten everything done yet. While we do have corp bookmarks, POS life is still difficult and we still get our own special "features" (aka bugs) after every patch. For example, we have the wormhole mass bug mentioned in this thread.

Secondly, the talk about the wormhole stabilizer (My blog post on the topic) just goes to prove that folks who live in w-space cannot see having a CSM rep as just a nice to have, but it is an absolute requirement. Without someone to speak up, CCP and other CSMs might ruin everything we have all worked so long and hard for.

Thirdly, this year will really matter. This is the time CCP will be fixing all the broken stuff and starting to look at designs for longer term fixes, and I expect that POSes may show up on that list (later in the year). CCP is doing a ton of ship balancing at long last, and I love having input into that, especially since we certainly fit ships differently in w-space.

Who I am in game

I started playing EVE in 2005. After a brief (2 month) stay in empire, I moved out to 0.0 space, in Tribute as part of the Forsaken Empire alliance. I did a bunch of stuff in 0.0, mostly PvP, but some POS management and industry stuff as well. I stuck with the same corp though a corp merger and a bunch of different alliances, most of which I don't even remember anymore. After a couple of years in 0.0, I basically got bored of 0.0 life and moved back to empire to try my hand at invention, which had just come out. I fairly quickly made a bunch of ISK, but eventually got bored and ended up taking a break from EVE for a year or so.

I came back to EVE shortly after the release of Apocrypha, in 2009. I had heard about the new wormhole content, and it sounded interesting to me. I joined a medium sized (at the time) wormhole corporation named Aperture Harmonics. Fairly soon after joining AHARM, I was made the US timezone director, and did a bunch of recruiting. AHARM was, and still is, a PvP corporation. We run sleeper sites in order to pay for new toys to kill stuff with. About 6 months after joining, I was made CEO, and ran the corp for a few months. Running a wormhole corporation was a lot of fun, but it does tend to burn folks out, and I took a short break from EVE in mid 2010. I came back just before our invasion of CCRES, which was the 2nd largest wormhole corp (behind us), and have been back ever since, though no longer as CEO.

Who I am IRL

My name is Josh Goldshlag, I am 34 years old, and live near Boston, MA. I am a computer programmer in my day job, and have previously worked in the game industry. My hobbies include cooking, photography and making my own maple syrup.

You can find a lot more details in my blog – http://twostep4csm.blogspot.com
I am on twitter as @two_step_eve
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them here.

Endorsements from current and former CSM members:
(in this thread)
Trebor Daehdoow wrote:
Two Step was one of the hardest-working and most effective members of CSM6. He is a serious candidate who should be on any non-bloc voters "short list" of viable candidates.

Draco Llasa wrote:
I just wanted to add my 2 cents.. Two step was one of the hardest working CSM members on our team..
If you are in a wormhole group or non- bloc he is a worthy candidate to look at

Prometheus Exenthal wrote:
Two Step, you know your ****.
Good luck!

Seleene wrote:
I have to say it loudly - Two Step is a GOOD MAN. Seriously. The dude single-handedly ensured the elimination of CSM 'alts' because of his drive and dedication. I may have created wormholes, but this man lives the dream. o7 Josh Cool

The Mittani wrote:
Two Step is /the/ wormhole candidate. He out-ranked most CSM6 mains in terms of effort.

CSM 7 Secretary CSM 6 Alternate Delegate @two_step_eve on Twitter My Blog

Plucky Adventurers
#2 - 2012-02-10 01:02:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Two step
Endorsements, continued: (stupid forum limits you to 5 quotes per post...)

Vile rat wrote:
Two Step did an incredible amount of work and takes the CSM seriously. I absolutely endorse Two Step for CSM and strongly encourage you to give his candidacy a look.

Elise Randolph wrote:
Two Step is a great asset on CSM 6, look forward to seeing him in CSM 7

UAxDEATH wrote:
Two Step is one of the best guys in CSM6 - VOTE FOR HIM

LOVE!!!!

(from my blog)
Mynxee wrote:
I hope you run for CSM7 and get a full seat. You deserve it; you've been one of--if not the--most actively engaged CSM6 members with the community since you guys took office.

-- Mynxee (Chair, CSM5)

(non CSM endorsements)
from Jester's Trek
Ripard Teg wrote:

Two Step, more than any other member of CSM5 or CSM6, demonstrates the fundamental correctness of Mynxee's goal of making the so-called "alternate" members of the CSM part of the process. Barely elected to CSM6 at all and dismissed as a wormhole specialty candidate, Two Step showed that he didn't really know or care what the word "alternate" meant. He simply did the work. More than any other single member of CSM6, he has been visible to the EVE Online player base in a variety of places, and has shown interest in multiple play-styles, not just his own. Two Step still represents an important segment of the EVE player base, but I'd now argue that it's larger than simply wormhole dwellers... it's every EVE player that has no interest in sovereignty-based play and super-cap blobs. Two Step deserves a full seat at the table in CSM7, and will be a terrific balance against these powerful forces. Two Step not only has my endorsement, he'll be receiving at least one of my votes.


I was on the Lost in EVE debates. You can listen to my debate here!

CSM 7 Secretary CSM 6 Alternate Delegate @two_step_eve on Twitter My Blog

Goonswarm Federation
#3 - 2012-02-10 01:03:07 UTC
Let me be the first to say good luck.

Sky Captain of Your Heart

Reddit: lyris_nairn Skype: lyris.nairn Twitter: @lyris_nairn

#4 - 2012-02-10 01:07:20 UTC
mmmmmm can I try some of the home made maple syrup? It sounds delicious.

Signature removed for inappropriate language - CCP Eterne

Caldari State
#5 - 2012-02-10 01:09:12 UTC
As a completely impartial player, I support Two Step for CSM.
Plucky Adventurers
#6 - 2012-02-10 01:10:55 UTC
rodyas wrote:
mmmmmm can I try some of the home made maple syrup? It sounds delicious.


Join AHARM, I offered some to corp members last year. (seriously)

CSM 7 Secretary CSM 6 Alternate Delegate @two_step_eve on Twitter My Blog

#7 - 2012-02-10 01:34:03 UTC
Well I can't join the corp, but hopefully they make pancakes next time ya do it.

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Gallente Federation
#8 - 2012-02-10 01:39:46 UTC
Two Step was one of the hardest-working and most effective members of CSM6. He is a serious candidate who should be on any non-bloc voters "short list" of viable candidates.

Private Citizen • CSM in recovery

Plucky Adventurers
#9 - 2012-02-10 01:42:25 UTC
Trebor Daehdoow wrote:
Two Step was one of the hardest-working and most effective members of CSM6. He is a serious candidate who should be on any non-bloc voters "short list" of viable candidates.


Thanks Trebor! If you don't vote for me, vote for Trebor, he is awesome!

CSM 7 Secretary CSM 6 Alternate Delegate @two_step_eve on Twitter My Blog

Goonswarm Federation
#10 - 2012-02-10 01:46:14 UTC
If it makes you feel any better, The Mittani seems like both Trebor and Two step.

Sky Captain of Your Heart

Reddit: lyris_nairn Skype: lyris.nairn Twitter: @lyris_nairn

#11 - 2012-02-10 01:55:04 UTC
Lyris, what happens in iceland is suppose to stay in iceland. Otherwise CCP has to stop serving alchohol and doing the first thing that comes to mind.

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Adhocracy
#12 - 2012-02-10 01:55:53 UTC
Two step was responsive and helpful during CSM6 when I pm'd him with concerns I had regarding the unique aspects of living in a wormhole in Eve Online.

Glad to see he's running again, +1.
Caldari State
#13 - 2012-02-10 01:59:06 UTC
Wormholers unite, save our way of living from CCP and nullsec titan blobs.

+1
Hard Knocks Citizens
#14 - 2012-02-10 02:32:30 UTC
Tommock wrote:
Wormholers unite, save our way of living from CCP and nullsec titan blobs.

+1



I, for one, Welcome our new nullsec overlords
Caldari State
#15 - 2012-02-10 03:30:18 UTC
Good to see you running again Two Step.

I hope to see the W-space community rally behind you on this. We really need a representative who can smack CCP's hand and tell them when they are thinking of something ******** (WH stabilizing ships anyone?).

Best of Luck.
#16 - 2012-02-10 03:55:44 UTC
I just wanted to add my 2 cents.. Two step was one of the hardest working CSM members on our team..
If you are in a wormhole group or non- bloc he is a worthy candidate to look at
Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork
#17 - 2012-02-10 04:31:34 UTC
Wormholers for Two Step. I was pleasantly surprised by the corp bookmarks. You'll get my vote.
RvB - RED Federation
#18 - 2012-02-10 06:02:51 UTC  |  Edited by: firewalker220
A handsome man that understands the motherf*****g darkside! (shameless californicatiin reference). Two works his butt off for what he genuinely thinks is best for this game and is more then willing to ask anyone what would make eve more enjoyable for them. You've got all my votes
LowSechnaya Sholupen
#19 - 2012-02-10 07:01:19 UTC
Best candidate for wormholers.
Gallente Federation
#20 - 2012-02-10 07:05:22 UTC
i support two step for csm helped bring about some great changes two thumbs up....
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