I started playing Eve with a 14-day trial in 2011. I actually decided I really didn’t like the game when I first started. But I came back in early 2012, deciding to give it another go, and I’ve been stuck around it ever since.
What have I done?
When I first started I sat in belts and mined into a can using a Thrasher. I very quickly learned that this was a bad idea. Met some folks, fought in a war on the undock of Rens Brutor Tribe station. Ventured out into low sec, null, and found my favorite kind of space in Wormholes. At one point I joined a null group and then felt like it was a good time to start completely over. Which leads me to this character, my actual main now. A lot of the time I’ve been playing through the years since have been spent supporting organizations that I was part of.
A short list of the things I have done in the game:
PVP - While I’m not particularly good at fighting other players, even when I’m with a fleet, something I enjoy doing is actively being chased by other players and trying not to get caught.
PVE - I’ve done quite a lot of this, from scanning down anomalies everywhere from high, low, null and wormhole space, to running incursions, abyssal filaments and all sorts of missions in high and low sec.
Industry - I’ve built many, many ships, ranging from shuttles to battleships. While I haven’t quite stepped into even constructing freighters I have learned, rather recently how engaging industry can be as strange as that sounds.
Why am I running for CSM?
That is a very good and valid question. I want to represent players from every aspect of Eve Online. I can’t promise that I will be able to positively influence things. But I’m fairly motivated to see this game stick around. I enjoy listening to people in the community speak about different things that they would love to see changed, what bothers them, and what they like. I would love to be a conduit between players and CCP, and where permitted by the NDA I would like to help assure players that things are being done, where they are.
What can players expect from me?
To somewhat reiterate from what I’ve said above, I want to be your representative to CCP. I want to engage with the community as often as possible, speaking to players as frequently as I can and learning what people think the game needs, what is going well and what they think can be improved. I am running for the first time and while I am not an expert in everything the game has to offer, I know enough about most of the game to be able to learn and understand what players are concerned about.
I will maintain constant lines of communications with anyone willing to tolerate me and reach out.
I can be yelled at many places. Mostly here and Twitter /X/ ??? - @grimathemad
I can also be reached at email@example.com