I’m Alasker, CEO of Esports Petopia and War and Wormhole. I started to play eve in Serenity in 2009. In 2017, I devoted my energy and time into starting another eve experience in Tranquility. During most of my eve life, I played as a wormhole pvp player. I built the first Chinese wormhole alliance ‘War and Wormhole’ in 2018, and another alliance ‘Esports Petopia’ for small-gang fights and tournaments in 2019. Last year, I cooperated with CCP Aurora to hold the Summer Tournament for AUTZ-CNTZ players to feel the atmosphere and charm of eve tournament. Now I have another title, prime fleet commander of a new-rising Chinese nullsec alliance ‘Dracarys’. I have experienced nearly 100% pvp content in this game. Thus, I believe most of my opinions about EVE can be agreed by many eve players.
As a wormhole player:
W-space is an interesting space for relatively small-medium group to live in. -1.0 security means high risk and high return. However, recently more and more wormhole players are only interested in blue loot. Most of the wormhole players nowadays know how to avoid the risk of being tackled by new K162 comers, which made more ratters into this space. The content in W-space needs a trigger usually. It used to be a ratting group of battleships or a dread. But now it is easy for the ratting ships to quit the site (like MJD or just abandon one ship there) and dock. Thus, eviction became the only trigger to start a series of fights in W-space. I do not mean eviction is bad, but it is not good for small and medium group to start their journey in W-space. Most of wormhole alliance would like to do the prefect hole control to finish the eviction without any accident. No blame here, it is a normal choice for W-space FCs. But this actually makes eviction like another kind of ratting activity only. My alliance used to make some evictions, but recently we pretended to make an eviction to start a content. Therefore, I think wormhole setting can be changed for W-space to create content easier.
For example, combat site in C5 and C6 should prohibit ships warping out until last spawn is killed.
As a Solo/Small-gang player:
Some solo/small-gang players should know my team and me. F1 Monkey. (Esports Petopia) collected a part of the most talented Chinese pvp players. In the beginning of our pvp exploration, we felt mad when there were 2 more recon ships on the opposite side. In the second year, it changed to tens of Jaguars and small tackles. And now, the existence of marauder makes many solo/small-gang players leave this game. Speaking of my team, Jayne Hobb, MCMC, Zigeng, Chess Player, and other well-known players have been AFK because of this version change. Solo is a kind of ‘mission impossible’ now. Maybe sometimes solo players can still gain some solo kills with vagabond or vedmak, but it does not depend on us. It depends on your opposite’s attitude. When he or she undocks with a vargur/paladin, it is time for you to wait for another filament or go back home. I really respect those players who love to give a close fight instead of blob. However, it must be said that the pvp environment is getting worse and worse. I hope I can collect suggestions from players and make suggestions for the version change.
As a fleet commander:
I lead my own wormhole fleet with very different doctrines, including nighthawks, nightmares, zealot, loki, legion, gila and so on. However, when I start my FC journey in Dracarys, I found that for most of nullsec alliance the battlefield now restricts the playstyle. Speaking of the fights between D.C and FIRE, there are only three cruiser ships appearing in the battlefield, Muninn, Eagle and Cerb. You may say Horde’s elite group playing Paladin and EOS while init is playing Apoc navy issue. However, most of nullsec players do not have many choices. HAC is too cheap now. A 100 HAC fleet can win the efficiency of a fight only if they kill 10-15 nightmares in a 40-battleship fleet. It forces most of FCs to lead a HAC fleet, and only the big alliances have the right to play the rich doctrine. Some players who would like to play different styles might quit the original corp to join a large alliance. The balance of ship function and ship price should be reviewed and changed.
As a tournament player:
I first led my team to join the tournament Alliance Open 2 years ago. We stayed up for 3 nights and won the 7th-8th place in that tournament. Currently, my new team (many old mates are afk) are preparing for AG5. As the tournament are held in EUTZ, it is hard for us to find suitable scrim partner in our main time zone. And I know many pilots give up the chance to play in the tournament because of the single time zone. I have the experience to hold a tournament for AUTZ-early EUTZ, and I believe tournament is kind of approach to bring energy to most of PVP players. Nowadays, ranking and match becomes the theme of game industry. I am considering if CCP can combine normal competition (like monthly tournament with ship restrictions) into EVE. I went to act as a referee last July for the 2V2 serenity proving ground matches in Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou, which showed the possibility of holding a regular tournament monthly with different rules. Maybe a large ‘proving-ground’ with schedule monthly can attract pvp lovers to play.
Why vote me?
For Chinese and other Asian players:
I am the manager of Chinese EVE Forum, tieba, who have done a great contribution to the rookie teaching, EVE information sharing, tournament holding and so on. Most of you should know I am a PVP player who focus on the content only and never care about political issue. Speaking of myself, I know many famous Asian players from different countries and regions, and I am learning both Japanese and Korean. You are welcome to share your opinions with me.
For wormhole players:
Seldom did a wormhole player gain a seat of CSM. Wormhole used to be paradise for us, but now it is not easy for us to have fun here. Someone should speak out for the J-space players. I lead the biggest Chinese wormhole group, who is one member of WHCFC. And I have a well-known C2-C5 and nullsec static roaming WH corp, F1 Monkey. I understand both of comprehensive wormhole players’ and roaming wormhole players’ need.
For content creator and PvP player:
I’m one of the best content creators in Chinese community. I am very experienced in trigger a fight (Solo/small-gang/doctrine). In March, when I have sufficient time to play this game, I rank #2 on zkillboard with 140 roaming and small fleet kills. I know well about the PVP environment with different scales. I know the dilemma of small and medium alliance’s pvp experience. I know why people choose AB ships and ships with more tracking computers and sensor booster now. I know why many roaming teams are disappearing. I would like to help CCP improve the environment. Please vote me.
For tournament likers:
I am a fanatic fan of AT series. I also take part in it. And I believe I am only player who acts as player, referee, rule maker and streamer of tournaments for Tranquility and Serenity. Tournament give us an arena to have a fair fight in which you can have your own mind storm and play whatever you want. I know well how a tournament is held, how many works the staff need to do, how captains and mates cooperate and practice, and how many players expect such kinds of fights more frequently. I can be the one who not only has comment on open world, but also brings useful suggestions on the arena.
Thanks for everyone taking time to read my thread! If you have the same opinion with me and trust me, please vote Alasker!
If you have any questions and would like to talk with me, you are welcome to contact me in-game or just post here. Thank you very much!