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Bobmon

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  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    My Crossing Zebras interview: https://crossingzebras.com/csm-chat-bobmon/

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    Dod o'Dixie wrote:
    How do you plan to help include deaf/blind players into the game further? What tools do you think can be used to do this outside lobbying corps/alliances/blocs to review their comms strategies (no comms/mumble, no entry) which is the biggest obstacle to deaf/blind players, for instance?


    Well with blind people I think its going to be hard. Spoke with a few people who have bad sight and they really wanted to have more options to increase certain fonts / colours to make it easier for them to read.

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    DeMichael Crimson wrote:
    Hello,

    My question - what is your viewpoint regarding Faction standings and as a CSM member, what changes would you propose to CCP pertaining to game mechanics for Faction standings ?

    Good luck to you in the upcoming CSM election.


    DMC


    I think they could get some love and maybe be more meaning full other then getting missions etc. Other then that I would be really interested in what the community thinks that needs to be done and bring that to the CSM discussions.

  • [March] Balance Tweaks: Focused Warp Scrambling Script in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Happy Hyde Happy Life

  • [March] Balance Tweaks: Fighters, Supercarriers & Burst Projectors in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Yeeey Finally :) now time to watch the communitty responds :)

  • 👌 👌 SUPERS AND TITANS FOR SALE - BASGERIN AND MAILA 👌 👌 in EVE Marketplace

    got paid to say something.

    '''Hi''

  • Fanfest Football 2017. in EVE Gameplay Center

    - Would you be interested in participating this year?
    Yes
    - Have you previously participated?
    Yes When we totally destroyed your team :right:

    - If you did participate in the past, what did you like? What didn't you like?
    Losing

    -Would you prefer a full scale, half size, or quarter size pitch?
    Doesnt matter

    - Would you like to have a spectator crowd?
    yes

    - Would you prefer Devs vs. Players, or a mixed team?
    Mixed I guess

    - Any other opinions on the matter?
    Nothing

  • [March] Mobile Warp Disruptor changes in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Great!

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    Rosewalker wrote:
    I just have a few question I wonder if you wouldn't mind answering.


    Answerd your question.

    Also Application is in boys!

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    Rosewalker wrote:
    I just have a few question I wonder if you wouldn't mind answering.

    1. Without breaking the NDA, what were the issues you concentrated on the most during your time on CSM 11?

    2. You state that one year is not enough time for a CSM member to work at maximum efficiency. Why?

    3. What do you see as the biggest issues CSM XII will have to deal with? This includes issues with the way the CSM is run as well as any in-game issues.

    4. At the first summit, you brought up the issue of focus groups, but the minutes didn’t record your position. What is your position on the use of focus groups?

    5. You were quite vocal in your displeasure in the changes to the EULA that banned gambling organizations in EVE. According to the attendance spreadsheet Jin’taan maintains, your live participation in meetings dropped from 74% before the changes down to 25%. Was your participation affected because CCP did something you disagreed with?

    Thank you.


    1. Alpha clones, rebuilding of the CSM, CSM > Player communication and some stuff that is still under NDA. A lot of the Livestream stuff was something I brought up.
    2. Yes because over time you learn how to communicate more effectivly with CCP. You know who to chat with etc.
    3. At the begininning it was deffaintly trust with CCP. CSM 10 was not great due to the drama so we had to rebuild trust and I think we did that perfectly. Another big issue is sadly still under NDA.
    4. Focus groups work great when handled by the CSM to help gather information about specific topics
    5. No was due to exams and some RL stuff. I still rewatched all the meetings and gave feedback on the topics that were discussed. Also I agree that gambling should be banned, its just that at that time a lot of good things also came from gambling (event support, fansite support, ingame even supports) and at the time I just saw that all go away. Thats why I was displeased.

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    Rodewalker, I'll respond when I get home from the summit :)

  • Nullification and Interdiction in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Thx peeps!

    Love hearing your opinion

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    A Good Poster wrote:
    Hi Bobmon,

    I have one question given how different the circumstances are between you running now, and you running this time last year.

    So, last year, Lenny helped you out and subbed a ton of accounts using IWI money for the purpose of voting for you in first place to make sure you got on the council. Pretty clever, actually, and seems more or less within the election rules, so well played.

    Out of curiosity, though, do you mind disclosing exactly how many of these accounts were subbed and used to vote for you, or alternatively what the total cost of that vote padding (either in PLEX or ISK) was?


    Over 9000!
    no, Seriously this story is false, Yes I got support from lenny but this was only him telling people to vote for me as their CSM caniddate, nothing more, nothing less.

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    Tappits wrote:
    What is your position on The ever infinitely expanding Amount of Citadels and EC’s in Empire Low and Null sec systems?

    What is your position on Local Building and Empire Trade hubs been so easy to access and buy stuff from vs how difficult it is to be able to support a small to medium alliance with everything they need in their home region without the need for places like Jita/Amarr
    i.e. do we need to force people to build everything they need in their local area (would need a few tweeks from CCP’s end to make it work) and nerf how easy it is for a small alliance to seed a whole fleets worth of ships in a matter of hours just using Jita and JF’s

    What is your position on having more Group PVE and less reliance solo people just been able to run anomalies solo 24h a day.

    What is your position on Citadel’s Defensive capability’s and how you are forced to bring N+1 type sub cap fleets to deal with them? And do you think there should be a bigger risk of assets if the defenders are unable to defend.

    What is your position on Huge Super Cap Blobs and the main Counters Been N+1 No fights or one shot Dread bombs which don’t really counter long-term proliferation of supercaps.


    1) Personally I get kinda sad when i see a insane amount of the cheaper citadels in systems, Yes they should be accesable but I would have made them more expensive personally.

    2) If it would properly work then i think it could be interesting and i would not be against it (IF IT WORKS PROPERLY)

    3) Im not a big fan of the safety window, it stops gameplay and thats why I dislike it. In terms of their defence. I like that the biggest one is also very hard to kill however the other medium and large one might be a bit to strong.

    4) Super Cap blops are in a strange place in my hearth. I kinda love them when you have a big battle however I also loved the old supprise dreadbomb counter. I think it would be fun if there were more options in the super capital world.

    Overall I would say that just like I did within this term, im not affraid to poke people who i see as experts on these topics. Their feedback is great to use when communicating with CCP. Its the best way to opperate as a CSM member if you ask me.

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    Erlee Ka'tet wrote:
    Bobmon wrote:
    Erlee Ka'tet wrote:
    Jin'taan wrote:
    Erlee Ka'tet wrote:
    Hi Bobmon,

    Is there any reason why you are the only member of CSM11 re-running? I ask this since you are the only person from CSM11 who has posted a candidacy.


    Most of the current CSM has expressed an interest in re-running, but is waiting for the conclusion to the upcoming (Jan 30th - Feb 3rd) summit - and any corresponding whitepaper changes - before announcing our candidacy.


    Thanks for the reply Jin'taan, I would still like to hear Bobmon's reply, furthermore Bobmon, Why did you not wait for the conclusion of the summit, any corresponding whitepaper changes before announcing your candidacy like the rest of the CSM?


    When posting this thread, I was not aware of the agreement that we would wait with posting our threads till after the summit. Dont know how I misesd it, but yeah. The Judge poked me, not even 10 minutes after posting the thread and then I slapped myself :P If I would have known then i would have waited aswell.

    Also me running for CSM wont be impacted by white paper changes.


    So as a CSM that is essentially campaigning on communication you have failed to listen/understand the consensus of your 13 fellow CSMs and went ahead anyway and posted your thread. Furthermore by your own admission of "The just poked me, not even 10 minutes after posting the thread and then I slapped myself"; at this point you could have taken your thread down / edited it to say that you had jumped the gun and would be running after the summit you continued to campaign anyway? Why not just take your licks and take it down? Why are you campaigning when you should be focusing on the next CSM summit? This was the reason you were elected in the first place.


    I understand why my fellow CSM's decided to hold until after the summit, and looking back I would have done the same if I would have known this at the time. As a CSM you have a lot of chat channels open at the time and it can be challenging at times to absorb everything that said everywhere, Sadly I didn't see this agreement otherwise I would have followed by fellow CSM members.

    I've thought about removing the post / editing it however I've learned from my time at Evenews24 that once something is out there, there is no point of deleting it. This often creates more confusion and that's not something I want to have happen around me. I much rather admit to jumping the gun and give people the honest reason why something happend.

    I'm fully focused on the next summit and tbh the most time ive spent on this campaign is probably answering this question.

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    Erlee Ka'tet wrote:
    Jin'taan wrote:
    Erlee Ka'tet wrote:
    Hi Bobmon,

    Is there any reason why you are the only member of CSM11 re-running? I ask this since you are the only person from CSM11 who has posted a candidacy.


    Most of the current CSM has expressed an interest in re-running, but is waiting for the conclusion to the upcoming (Jan 30th - Feb 3rd) summit - and any corresponding whitepaper changes - before announcing our candidacy.


    Thanks for the reply Jin'taan, I would still like to hear Bobmon's reply, furthermore Bobmon, Why did you not wait for the conclusion of the summit, any corresponding whitepaper changes before announcing your candidacy like the rest of the CSM?


    When posting this thread, I was not aware of the agreement that we would wait with posting our threads till after the summit. Dont know how I misesd it, but yeah. The Judge poked me, not even 10 minutes after posting the thread and then I slapped myself :P If I would have known then i would have waited aswell.

    Also me running for CSM wont be impacted by white paper changes.

  • Dev blog: All you need to know about the CSM 12 elections in EVE Information Center

    Steve Ronuken wrote:
    In case anyone's wondering about people from CSM 11, we're collectively waiting until after the summit before any of us put in our announcements.

    (Well, other than one person)


    Whoopsy

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    Reserved

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    Who am I?
    My in-game name is Bobmon. I am a member of CSM 11 and you might know me as the ex CEO of Evenews24.com

    I started playing EVE Online in 2010 following an introduction by a couple of my friends who had their own Dutch corporation. This corporation was part of an alliance that had an active war going on at the time I joined. I was a brand new player and back then you couldn't really get involved with PVP so I decided to make a new alt, fly over to the location of our enemy, and see what they were up to. After a bit of chatting, I got to know them and they asked me to join. I then began relaying intel to my friends, and so I'm very proud to say that my first task in EVE Online was to be a spy!

    From those humble beginnings, I have progressed in my EvE career and experienced many aspects of gameplay including:

    - 0.0 Nullsec Warfare: I have been a part of multiple 0.0 alliances with whom I fought many battles!
    - FC: Started in 2011 and from that point on led everything from small subcap fleets to capital fleets.
    - Alliance Leadership position: Second in command & Head Diplomat of Unclaimed.
    - Mentor for new players: I’m currently a mentor for members in Pandemic Horde
    - Evenews24 ex Chief Editor and CEO
    - Part of the Evesterdam Organisation team
    - Player Presenter: Was one of the presenters for EVE TV at Fanfest 2015.
    - Fanfest Presenter: gave a presentation about EVE Media
    - Member of the #Rekkingcrew
    - Member of CSM 11

    All of these aspects have taught me a lot about the game and the players who play it and I think that they will help me a lot as a potential CSM member.

    Focus
    I think the most important job of a CSM member is to be a bridge between CCP and players. Players are the ones playing, and can help CCP discover problems with EVE Online that need to be solved. EVE Online is in a state where a lot of new features are being released and so it's exciting to see what the future holds for us, the players.

    - Communication between player and dev
    - Nullsec / lowsec
    - Alliance Warfare and how changes affect this
    - Don't forget about the independent players when it comes to changes
    - Space Usages / Coverage
    - Ships and their use
    - Make sure changes are necessary and not the ''let's add a shiny ship'' tactic
    - Make sure the devs understand players’ problems
    - How changes affect small alliances
    - Fleet fights (Think about 50 high sp chars vs. 250 newbies)
    - Increased support for Events
    - I would love to see an increase in support for our players who are blind, deaf etc.


    These are not points I will purely focus on, I will deal with whatever is necessary. However, I do think that the above points are very important for the future of EVE Online.

    Do you have any points that you find important? Please contact me! (details will be at the bottom)

    Why do I want to join the CSM?
    Over my years of being active in the EVE Online community, I've come to the conclusion many times that I'm deeply in love with our community. This is a key reason to why I've always kept playing EVE Online and it has often put me in a position where I had to explain to my RL friends why I'm so passionate about the game!

    While being active, I've also been in a ton of game related discussions and through my work at EN24, I've been in contact with a lot of different types of players, from the best FCs to the pilot who can barely fly his Retriever in highsec. I’ve spoken with those players a lot, and I’ve learned about their ideas or concerns.

    This is my ultimate drive to be a CSM member! I feel that sometimes changes are made to affect bigger groups of players to the detriment of the lone members. I would like to represent those individual players and make the game more beautiful for them and everybody!

    Ways to get to know me better?
    1) Feel free to ask me questions in this forum thread
    2) Check out my Twitter
    3) Contact me on the tweetfleet Slack!
    4) Contact me on my email: Bobmon.eve@gmail.com

  • ♛♛ Bobmon for CSM 12 ♛♛ in Council of Stellar Management

    Hello friends,

    I hereby announce my candidacy for CSM XII

    I’m very proud of everything that we accomplished as CSM 11. Not only did we have a big impact on the development of key features (the new Alpha clones) but we also managed to rebuild a healthy relationship between CSM and CCP. The CSM 11 team was amazing and everybody was very open-minded to work together and operate as effective and efficient as possible. I want to thank all members of the CSM 11 for the amazing experience I had working with you and I hope that we manage to continue our ‘’gods work’’ as members of CSM 12.

    Last year I wrote an explanation of whom I am and what I stand for so I’ve decided to use that again in order for people to easily know who I am. You will be able to find information in the second post in this forum thread (here).

    Here are some interviews/videos/podcasts/presentations I did while being a CSM 11 member:

    1. Evesterdam Presentation about the CSM 11:
    https://youtu.be/ENL8CHob4m0

    2. EVE radio Interview at Evesterdam:
    https://soundcloud.com/12345678abcd/5-evesterdam-bobmon-csm-interview

    3. Deceleration of War Interview:
    http://declarationsofwar.com/dow-125-mad-libs/

    I am very thankful for those who voted for me to represent you as a CSM 11 member, and I want to say thanks! I’ve learned an incredible amount about the game, its community and myself. Of course looking back at CSM 11 I can point out some mistakes that I have made however I learned from those situations. One year is not enough for a CSM member to work at its max effectiveness and there for I hope that you guys will support me!

    Thank you!
    Bobmon
    Member of CSM 11 and CSM 12 Candidate

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