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Your EVE Online story:
I discovered Eve Online May 8, 2007. It was love at first sight.
I uninstalled every other game, and the next few weeks were a glorious new romance between me and all things Eve as I dove deep into the forums, guides, and game.
I began as a lowly high sec mission runner and slowly built up knowledge and friends until joining a null bloc, becoming a null sec ratter and F1 monkey. (SMASH-ROADKILL for those who remember.)
Then one metamorphic, mind-blowing day, the scales fell from my eyes when someone linked solo PvP videos featuring Violatohr and Endless Subversion.
I didn’t know PvP had a solo mode; I needed to know more!
Fittings, piloting, mechanics… I started learning Eve all over again.
Every spare moment was spent watching and picking apart videos. With my deep love for missile spam, I immediately took to the buffer HAM drake of 2010-2012.
Trying out my new knowledge, I quickly went from “unranked” to the top 1000 PvPers on Battle Clinic. My personal goal was to solo every sub cap in game in a drake (not realistic but I still got over 70%).
My true loves are still solo PVP and battlecruisers. Both of those need love, along with low sec.
Some of my high points (not all on this toon):
Over 1000 solo kills in a drake (RIP battleclinic)
Winning a 1v1 tournament from an airport bar after a 4.5hr flight. It took 3 hours.
Winning the final 2 fights of a 2v2 tournament: one I got off the shuttle to the airport and played from the curb outside, and the other we won at the terminal while my flight was boarding.
Played a tournament match while attending G-Fleet in Berlin.
Volunteered at Eve Vegas 2018 and 2019, G-Fleet (Eve Berlin) 2019, and Eve London 2019. If you attended any of those events, you may have seen me running around at the registration or donation booths.
Hosted Eve Utah 2019
Flew in 3 Alliance Tournaments
Streamed from a McDonald’s for 5 hours
Taught my teenage son to be a ruthless, low-sec space pirate.
We are currently members of RvB and I am still very much in love with the game and the community.
I spend most of my game time flying solo through --and getting blobbed in-- Black Rise. I enjoy putting a lot effort into teaching and SRP-ing newbros that are trying to learn Eve.
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Your areas of expertise. In which areas of the game do you feel you are the most knowledgeable? What qualities set you apart from other candidates?
Small gang PvP with an emphasis on Solo. I have spent years in high-sec, low-sec and null-sec, and even lived in worm holes for a bit. I currently live in Black Rise for easy access to Jita and time-to-content.
To best support all players, I spend loads of in-game and out-of-game time with the Eve community, listening to likes and dislikes, hearing out complaints/frustrations, and raving about nerfs and buffs. I lurk on the forums, reddit, and YouTube, and play every in-game event to see what CCP is up to. I also attend every player event that I can to support the community and keep in touch with other players.
Why are you applying for the CSM?
For the love of the game! I want this game to continue to exist, succeed and thrive for another 17 years. I want players to continue to experience and love this game and its community. I want people on the internet to say “a 17-year-old MMO?!?!? That’s not WoW? Maybe I’m missing out!” I want all the players who feel marginalized and unheard to have a voice at the big table. That is why I am applying for CSM.
What can players expect from you?
Passion, drive and love of the game and community. Hard work and perseverance; I won’t miss a single meeting or summit. Dissemination: everything I can discuss (non-NDA) I will, openly. To listen to and share with CCP ideas from the community and not just my alliance/bloc/friends etc.
A few pieces of media:
My RvB shirt I didn’t get to wear @ FanFest 2020
RvB and friends Eve London 2019
Volunteers @ Eve Vegas 2019
Shout-out on stage during closing of Eve Vegas 2019
My birthday @ Eve Vegas 2019 (Thanks Ivy/Eve North)
CCP Falcon @ G-Fleet 2019
Winning match outside SLC airport before a flight
Eve Utah - The brats add 10 lbs