My name is Evie Kouvo and I am running for CSM.
Your EVE Online story (expertise will also be included here):
My expertise in Eve Online is in wormhole space. I have lived, breathed, and hunted wormholes for the last 5 years. I have lived in lower-class space, C1-C4, ratted upper-class space, C5 and C6, and have been a part of and ran evictions. My focus is to bring new life to wormholes while not risking our identity. Wormhole space, in general, is lucrative; the isk available to risk is healthy. However, we have seen over the past few years a concerning stall of people willing to try their hand at this dangerous space. A healthy flow of new people coming in is quintessential to the survival wormholes. I plan to work with CCP and ensure changes being implemented do not hurt wormholes anymore and try to mend what affected us in the first place. If given the chance to have input, it will be with caution so that we do not create an unwanted butterfly effect.
Now, I live a wandering life. I set up small gangs and flash forms for targets of opportunity. I log out in any section of space, in stations, or not. I will spend long stretches of time scanning chains of wormholes looking for people trying to clear combat sites. I try my hand at baiting responses from locals. I run bubble traps which prevent targets from landing on their home and often allows us to kill a target without resistance. I have run operations that use jump destroyers with combat scanners to move threats off the field allowing us to kill the targets we want. And I have run operations that call for a straight armor brawl against another fleet. My only issue with the diversity of tactics we have available to us is the frequency in which we get to use them. I would love to be running these operations and planning and tinkering every hour of playing.
Wormholes are self-regulating. As more people join and run sites and make isk, so do the rate of hunters however, the inverse is true as well. Many of us started in a wormhole, running a combat site for isk or huffing gas. I know, I started in a C4 running the combat sites in our C3 static to make isk barely checking directional scanners and unaware of the threat that could always be. I know without question that if the rate of new folk slow there will be less for everyone. I plan to stay true to that belief and work alongside CCP to bring new bros back to wormhole space so they too can rat, make isk, learn pvp, die in a fight, get back up again, and get better and better and better.
Why are you applying for the CSM? What can players expect from you?
I am applying for CSM to try my best to breathe new life into wormholes. Address the risk and reward issues with some classes of space, and make sure that the changes that happen to wormhole space do not have unforeseen and/or unwanted consequences. For those who do not live in wormhole space, you can expect a direct focus on the importance of day tripping. Wormhole space should have everything, all minerals, all gas (including booster gas) just spread out. You should be encouraged to assess the risk of a day trip and have it be the risky break in your lull of day-to-day life; gather the materials you need, stay to run a combat site or two, enjoy the your time with a heightened sense of risk. It’s a volatile space, it’s a dangerous space, it’s an ever-changing dynamic section of carefully controlled chaos and I want you to try and tame the beast that has captivated so many of us.
Anyway, my name is Evie Kouvo and I’m running for CSM - hope you’ll consider voting for me
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Edit: Adding Links of streams and interviews
CCP Interview: https://youtu.be/8mD9dC3sZUY?t=2054
Vinnegar’s Stream: Twitch
Pando’s Stream: Twitch