I’m back after succesfully failing to get onto CSM16! More on why it was successful later.
Here is last years thread.
TL;DR: I produce drugs, used to smuggle them and I’m a wormholer btw.
Who am I?
You might have seen me at fanfest, as the second most handsome man with cat-ears. Maybe you mentioned Boosters or Gas Harvesting on Reddit or EVE Discords and got a comment from me. Most of you probably never heard of me, so here some introduction:
My EVE story started in 2012 with me not being subbed the whole time. After starting with the usual Highsec stuff I dabbled with null renters and then joined wormhole space in 2015. While in the booster producing Corps Es and Whizz, where I really delved into the rabbit hole of Gas Harvesting and Booster Production.
In the end it was the lockdowns bringing me back to the game fulltime. I knew that I wanted to live in wormholes again, so I joined the german corp CheeseParty, formerly (now inactive) a corp in P A R A B E L L U M.
During this time I started producing boosters myself, which was very easy as I still had most of the needed assets stashed away, and knew how to get the rest of it.
Now I’m flying with A Fools Kingdom, part of TURBOFEED OR GLORY. Our alliance executor Mark Resurrectus is also running (we got in contact while we both ran for CSM 16) and if you want wormholer representation on the CSM, I highly suggest you put him on the top of your ballot.
What do you even know more than other candidates?
After boring you with my life story I’m going to keep this short:
I know everything there is to know about Gas Harvesting, as I spent time doing it in every part of New Eden. Whether
I know everything there is to know about Booster Production and use this to make most my ISK. Before CCP nuked the smuggler gameplay by making Boosters illegal I was pretty knowledgeable in that profession, but unfortunately that is a thing of the past, with nothing to replace it.
I’m an experienced explorer having lived in highclass and lowclass, even in the forbidden C4 space for some time. I may not be a veteran capital wormhole FC but when it comes to how changes influence J-Space, I know when there is stuff that has an impact (wanted or unwanted) like with the Industrial Cores on Orcas and Porpoises enabling easy highclass rolling.
I don’t claim to be an expert about most other areas of the game, but I’ve done almost everything apart from Faction warfare at least for some time, and lived in every part of space.
Why would I subject myself to this?
I’d like to quote Suitonia on this:
I totally understand that the job of being in CSM isn’t very thankful, and has turned some who were on it very bitter. Honestly I’d rather be the one turned bitter, then some of the actual content creators (FCs, Alliance leaders) running for CSM.
I do think that I would be able to handle it better than other people, as during my real life job I had a lot of experience of working with an application older than EVE, plagued with legacy coding, problems with old UI and almost no possibility to invest developers into fixing stuff. I learned to accept that reality, but still had to talk to the users of this application about how we try to change some things where it was possible.
What happens when I get in
Circling back to part about why I find my run for CSM16 to still have been successful:
My CSM16 campaign topics I talked about during interviews:
Stop nerfing T3Cs
No further nerfs happened and we even got Skill Loss removed. The Proteus buff also happened later.
Rework Filaments in Wormholes
Filaments were removed from J-Space, a great success.
Improve Gas Hauling
Gas Hauling wasn’t just a problem for wormholers, but mostly an oversight for people building caps. The amount needed to build stuff was just so large, that Gas Compression had to happen.
Bring Mining back to J-Space
While we didn’t get Rorqual back into wormholes, we got Gas Harvesters for barges, which at least increased the chance of you catching a Gas Harvesting fleet if you ever manage to find one.
If all it takes is to make my campaign topics public, discuss with other candidates and the community team to listen in order to make it it into the game, I don’t care if I get voted in. Even when not in CSM myself, I was able to support the CSM (namely Kenneth Feld) by providing knowledge and analysis of the Gas Harvesting changes.
If I actually do get in, I want to actually be publicly available for you pilots to contact me with issues, and get as much feedback from CSM back to the players, similar to how Brisc Rubal and Kenneth Feld are doing it.
For the topics I want to bring into CSM this year, check out the third comment in this thread.
Thanks for reading this,