Steve. Some good points. This is also a reflection that as mercs i feel our voices are also not been represented. Ive not reached out the the csm so im not trying to blame here but as you are aware there are views on both sides of this fence. Please reflect these with the current csm.
I agree. But i cannot just sit back and take the risk. Even if nothing comes of it hopefully the csm now and in the future will represent our views.
I tried a few times already and was on the vote lists of some of the biggest alliances i n Eve, but every time I ended just on the wrong side of the CSM list. I’ll skip, it’s pointless…
We have @Toxic_Yaken
All we need is a bunch of votes for him to get through
Or you can back a former high sec candidate with a track record of being willing to listen to mercenaries concerns and incorporating your feedback. Not to mention with the backing of the Imperium I might stand a chance of getting a seat at the table.
If not hope you guys like shooting structures
I hope you make it this year Aze, and toxic too
Even tho I dont see eye to eye with some of your points, its the lesser evil
I would have ran myself if I was a bit more articulate and English was my native language.
I would like to chat to you in game or on ts. Im not looking for you to agree with everything i say but would be interested in your honest views.
That should not put you off running.
Having a direct merc representative would be a great development for us all albeit a tough road to reality.
Whoever runs, diplomacy and constructive thought needs to be high on the attributes list.
Let’s make it happen!
I can be found in the Talking in Stations / Imperium / Wardec Project / Mindclash discords or just poke me Im always game to chat
I mean… for your consideration
Agreed, you want to get a wormholer dude on the bench too and probably a highsec indy dude; currently its filled with nullsec dudes which really dont represent the rest of eve all that well.
I will say though that getting votes for you guys may be incredibly difficult, after long term hubcamping and not having players really get involved a lot of new eden dont really have the kind of respect for you that you need - wormholers may suffer too im not sure.
Each major zone in eve must have a number of representatives in the council according to the number of players living there.
I might be wrong about the player distribution but it should look like this.
Yaosus, thanks for bringing this point up; YangSham Po and I were discussing this very issue on comms last week.
I know CCP published detailed stats in 2015 showing ~75% in HS. I am at work right now, but I’ll find the official graphs and post them here when I get home.
I just wonder how much the distribution could have changed in 2-3 years? shrugs
Here is what I referred to (CCP_quant published this). Basically 75% of active characters were in HS. Interesting data in light of the fact this is pre-alpha clone, etc:
isnt csm mostly nullsec dudes? three are gsf no?
I mean i live in null, npc null but i like to be able to get fun all over by doing different things; and there are certain things id really like to see balanced a bit more or changed so they are less exploitable.
Basically id like to see growth ingame of a playerbase which is increasingly told ‘goto nullsec’
You have to factor in the traffic wh-hs-wh ns-hs-ns ls-hs-ls because everyone comes to hisec, aside from the fact that everyone starts in hs. In my opinion each zone must have reps in the council.
Except null power blocks would just be able to vote their own alts there
But I agree
So just putting this out there just because a person moves to Sov null doesn’t disqualify their previous experience or connections to other areas in the game.
The challenge with high sec is that there is no large scale coordination its thousands of small corps with very few large groups and nothing near the size required to actually get a candidate elected. keeping in mind that even a group the size of the Imperium can only elect a couple candidates despite consisting more or less of about 50,000 characters. consider the coordination levels required to get a single candidate from groups consisting of less than 100 each. not that it cant be done, just saying it has been tried and has been unsuccessful for quite a while.
regardless its important to note efforts by the Null bloc candidates to hear out the other areas of the community, Jin Taan and Innominate are great examples for this. hosting town halls, meetings and such to gain perspective and present that to CCP
just putting that out there.