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  • Date of Birth: 2010-02-20 17:29
  • First Forum Visit: 2012-10-17 20:02
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Scylus Black

Security Status -7.7
  • Caldari Colonial Defense Ministry Member since
  • Templis CALSF Member since

Last 20 Posts

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    John Lawyer Jr wrote:
    Give FW some love!
    +1


    Thanks John! All about it! Lets see how things pan out. Should know shortly. I am very grateful for all the support and interest in seeing a FW candidate get elected who is all about FW.

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Cochise Chiricahua wrote:

    So, my question. Where do you stand on high-sec ganking? I’ll concede that ganking is a legitimate style of game play, as CCP has ruled. But I also feel that it should be difficult and dangerous (for the ganker) in the 30% of New Eden designated as high-sec space. In particular, I’d like to see CCP tweak the game mechanics so that the criminal flag generated by looting a ganked freighter in high-sec space follows all players who handle that loot, and otherwise make looting more realistic. (Thomas en Chasteaux's ideas, not mine.)

    As a member of the CSM, would you present such an idea to CCP? Would you push for its adoption? What other game changes might you consider to make high-sec ganking more difficult and less profitable?

    Regards,
    Cochise Chiricahua.


    Cochise thank you for posting this. To answer your question, I agree with the change you proposed however I would not be presenting this to CCP. Here's why and how I could help a more HighSec equipped candidate present it.

    1. My platform is laser focused on Low Sec, PVP and Faction Warfare. So I need to ensure I am not distracted by all the other game mechanics that need to be tweaked. For us in Low Sec / Faction Warfare we have a real opportunity to be heard and I need to ensure all the factions have that voice with me. It's all about integrity.

    2. However I am equipped to help one of the other CSM candidates that are focused on High Sec. This is done by partnering with my CSM colleagues and helping them advance their agenda at the CCP table. By being a voice of reason and supporting their argument as a valid change that would help High Sec which we all know is the gateway for Low and Null. It would behoove me to support that.

    I hope that sheds light on how I can be of value and remain integral to the goals I am running for.

    o7!

    Scylus

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Tristan Valentina wrote:
    You get my bullets and my vote.


    Nice! Yes very excited about all of this. If the teams feel that I can be the voice this will work. It's not about being an expert in an EVE Mechanic. Its about being an expert in relationships and having integrity. Something I do and have everyday. We can be heard with me at the CSM table.

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Cearain wrote:

    CCP promised to do these things years ago but never did.


    This is the core of my candidacy. I have no illusions about the challenges ahead. My role, as I see it, is to bring transparency and accountability to the position. Which means over communicating with the community and partnering with CCP and my CSM colleagues to advance our change requests.

    FW can't remain on the cutting room floor. As a dedicated FW / Low Sec representative that would not happen with me on the CSM team.

    Ashterothi - Endorsting Me: 2nd!

    He sums up why I am the FW / Low Sec candidate. If you have not heard my interview with him, the first 7 minutes of this feedback from him will shed some light. We need to be a united front to get to the table.

    I look forward to serving you.

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Really enjoyed this interview. Ashterothi at Crossing Zebras

    CSM Chat - Scylus Black / Crossing Zebras

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Hi DeMichael,

    Maybe you can help me with this. I am a spokesperson for you and the other factions. That's my goal. While I want to bring to the table awareness around Citadel balancing and improving PVP for all of us, my agenda is driven by you.

    So it comes down to getting a comprehensive list of action items from each faction. If you are the Minmatar representative and the collective wants to improve standing mechanics. That's going on the agenda. I need each faction to partner with one another and agree to what must be heard by CCP.

    I am also looking to ask CCP to follow through on some items that they agreed were an issue with FW over the years but pushed off to invest in other areas of the game.

    I would like to see plexing tie in with standings and if that's your priority I would put that on the agenda so we are all heard.

    Best,

    Scylus

    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

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Here is the Declaration of War Podcast that I did yesterday. The Ashterothi interview should be up later today.

    Declaration of War - Round Table

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Thank you!


    Crossing Zebras - Ashterothi!

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Thanks again Kirith!

    Putting The Faction Back Into Faction Warfare


    Kirith Kodachi wrote:
    Short friendly interview I did with Scylus about his CSM run this evening.
    https://ninveah.podbean.com/e/episode-135-csm-chat-with-canididate-scylus-black/

    +1 vote for Scylus.

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Very excited! Just got word that I am on the ballot. Thank you all for getting in the mix. I still have more Podcasts coming up.

    Talking In Stations Lounge - Scylus Black

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    I'm excited! I have been in touch with ALL the Factions. I have received feedback from 3. I will continue to reach out to ensure that the desires of each faction is represented in CSM.

    I truly view this candidacy as a forum to bring our FW, PVP and Low Sec interests to the table.

    I am being interviewed tomorrow (2/22) by Kirith Kodachi.

    I have two Podcasts scheduled on 3/5 and one on 3/4.

    I am waiting to hear back from Crossing Zebras. They interviewed me a couple years ago. All my personal data and some previous FW / Low Sec experience is in my EVE Bio.

    Fly Dangerous!

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Thanks Andre! I'll shower later. In all seriousness it's great to see the multi-Faction support. We are all ll in this together. Anything we can do as a whole to improve our part of this world and support the rest is a good thing. IMHO.

    Fly dangerous!

    o7

    Andre Vauban wrote:
    Glad to see you running. I've fought Scylus for years and would love to see you on CSM even though you are a dirty squid.

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Prometheus Hinken wrote:
    Scylus

    Thanks! Lastly, what are some ways you feel you can connect to lowsec players and convey their thoughts, feelings, and opinions to CCP?


    I have Podcasts coming up. I will post that information here. I am interested in receiving mail about their concerns and needs. I don't profess to have all the answers. I truly look at myself as a representative to convey their thoughts to CCP in a respectful, professional manner.

    I come from a world where partnership and working as a team generates the answers needed to a problem or opportunity. You know the saying... "Win as a team..."

    Best,

    Scylus


  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Prometheus,

    Thank you for posting this. You brought up PvE, LP Stores and Tier Penalties. So I'll comment on those. I do want to circle back to the Low Sec Pirate piece as I believe our platform will support those candidates also.

    PvE is fine if you are in Tier 2. Obviously Tier 1 can create some stress however it should be a motivating factor to partner with the rest of the militia to get out of Tier 1. The upgrade system does not promote this. If the Tiers were driven by system control it would incentivize the militia to take systems vs. just upgrading the hub. It would also improve the content of fights and demand improved skill sets from the pilots just to compete.

    The LP store needs to have inventory catered to FW and Low Sec. Currently it has everything found in a High Sec store. Granted FW LP is gained quicker than High Sec LP however there is nothing special about the FW Store. If there were items exclusive to it this could attract pilots to get involved in Low Sec. Even revisiting the tags and how they are applied to goods in the store.

    Tier 1 should be 100% payout with bonuses at higher Tiers. It's not an indictment on a militia for being in Tier 1 when the mechanic needs to be improved to evolve with the rest of the game. If the goal is to attract more talent, PVPers and content then the systems in place should compliment that goal.

    As for my two pirate colleagues, Faction Warfare is often used as a "stepping stone" for piracy and other aspects of the game. The small print is if you are in FW long enough your sec status will be negative. We all want content. We love PVP. So any improvement in Low Sec that supports that goal is worth discussing IMHO.

    Scylus


    Prometheus Hinken wrote:
    Scylus,

    Since you are focused more on Faction Warfare gameplay and we have two pirate lowsec candidates right now, I want to focus asking some questions that involve just faction warfare. You already mentioned the Citadel problem which I believe CCP themselves stated they overlooked (I think I read that somewhere in CSM minutes?), so I won't go there.

    Instead I want to focus on the more PvE side of Faction Warfare, and a major ISK sink that is the LP store and LP payout. Do you feel right now that the LP store is in a good place? Are there any buffs or nerfs to the store itself that you feel are needed?

    Lastly, what is your position on a militia receiving 50% payout while in Tier 1?

  • Scylus Black for CSM XII. Faction Warfare, PVP and Low-Sec. in Council of Stellar Management

    Greetings,

    I am Scylus Black, former CEO of CCDM and former alliance Executor of Templis CALSF (01/2013-10/2016). I represent Low-Sec with a core focus on small to medium scale PvP and Faction Warfare. I have continually served the Caldari State for 4.5 years and have been an active participant in Low-Sec life. I submit my candidacy to the CSM as an effort to bring representation to this part of Eve.

    Outlined below are some of the major points I will be bringing to the table:

    - Reaching healthy PvP balance at the solo, small, and medium scale especially with relevance to Low-Sec pilots.
    - Citadel balance, especially within Faction Warfare space.
    - Various FW related issues including but not limited to:
    - Current warzone control method and system flipping mechanics are long due for a second look.
    - Tendency for FW members to turn pirate (negative security status) due to current Plex mechanics.

    I believe the points above and partnering with the others leaders in CSMXII are mutually inclusive. Faction Warfare is often a gateway to other areas in our beloved game. As that improves, so does the skillset of those going elsewhere. PVP attracted me years ago for the engagements. Faction Warfare attracted me for the flexibility to login and PVP. I merely needed to undock. Working with a cohesive team with a Faction Warfare goal only improved that enjoyment.

    Aside from the introduction of Citidels there has not been a major revamping or evolution that affected Faction Warfare in over 3 years. I look to create awareness around the importance of the Faction Warfare mechanic and how it adds value to those who are PVP driven as well as how it compliments the Low-Sec Lifestyle. We attract many groups, pirates included, into Low-Sec to compete with us in PVP. You can see the content in our numerous videos. We want to improve on that and the Faction Warfare portion while evolving the new mechanics.

    I am a leader IRL (Chief Operating Officer). I bring to the table a level of expertise characterized by partnership and a co-creative relationship to get the job done.

    I can be reached in-game and Slack (Scylus Black)

    I am available for interviews and vetting of my candidacy. I will be participating in Podcasts and other mediums to give you all an opportunity to meet me.

    I look forward to serving the entire community and seeing the next evolution of our game!

    Best,

    Scylus


    Templis CALSF WHQ


    Templis CALSF YouTube

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  • Caldari FW Corp Recruiting: Caldari Colonial Defense Ministry in EVE Corporations, Alliances and Organizations Center

    The Alliance is now providing 50% off fitted plexing and combat ships for new pilots. Accessible to all corporations in the Alliance. This program ensures that new pilots don't go broke as they learn PVP and are supported until they start earning the ISK that FW offers.

    As example we have on contract packages of 3 types of ships (Griffin, Tristan, Kestrel), 6 of each in a contract for 9M ISK! That's 18 fitted ships for 500,000 ISK each.

    Templis CALSF (Formerly Templis Dragonaors) has been around since February 2012. Continually serving the state!

    If you want to learn PVP and want to fight when you desire, Faction Warfare may be for you and we would love to talk to you about joining one of our corporations.

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  • Caldari FW Corp Recruiting: Caldari Colonial Defense Ministry in EVE Corporations, Alliances and Organizations Center

    Deen Wispa wrote:
    Friendly bump for a corp I used to shoot at all the time. Say hi to Scylus for me.


    Hi Back!

    Hope all is well. Thanks for the bump. Would love to exchange shots if you're coming back.

    o7

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  • Caldari FW Corp Recruiting: Caldari Colonial Defense Ministry in EVE Corporations, Alliances and Organizations Center

    Recruitment is still open

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Scylus Black - CSM XII Candidate

Former Executor Templis CALSF Alliance

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