Kismeteer for CSM 17

My name is Kismeteer in game and a 47 year old 6’5" dude near Chicago in real life. I’m a CEO of a corp inside Pandemic Horde, previously a director in Goonwaffe, before that a high sec mission runner, before that a Dusk and Dawn renter called FLA, and been playing since the end of 2005, mostly in null sec. I enjoy the big fights. I really like helping new players.

I have a long history in doing a little bit of everything in eve. I know null sec well, I know pos/sov warfare, I know how to FCing (but struggle with tunnel vision and talking too much), I know dictoring well, I have a checkered history where I burned a dread cache that I helped move, and I enjoy talking about this game. Maybe too much. I’m overly helpful, even when it’s unwanted. And I’m a very fast typer. I like solving problems. Check my in-game bio for a video of me at Eve Vegas.

My hope for joining the CSM is three fold:

  1. Encourage more ship rebalancing. I believe that every ship out there should be be flown. I would encourage CCP to consider a minor buff to the 4 least used ships in the game, every release. Or a rebalancing of the class. The interdictor rebalance is a great example of this done successfully.
  2. Improve the game for new bros. Perfect example is the default overview sucks. Change it to one that is ‘better’ or easier to use. I would encourage these small changes to help the newbros. I’ve been running my own overview pack since 2011. KisOver, super easy Eve Online overview, June '16 - Album on Imgur
  3. Keep CCP from stepping on themselves. :slight_smile: This is obvious.

I look forward to people supporting my candidacy, both inside my current alliance, Pandemic Horde, and those who know me from my multiple times at Eve Vegas and Fanfest. Which you might remember me as ‘The Dude’ or multiple other Big Lebowski characters.

I really like this game. Let’s make it better.


Thinking about some of the changes I think that would be helpful for newbies, I’ve come up with a few more ideas.

  • A change of the Fleet window from the current pulldown box to one that has radio button for ‘all’, ‘dps’, ‘logi’, ‘loot’, ‘join’. The DPS one will apply a fleet window. And far away required, something that gives default colors that we all use anyway.
  • Default on ‘include jump gates in route’. Yes, this could be abused to get people to fly into null sec, but I kind of doubt it will be common.
  • Include several things in the left hand bar by default. Fleet isn’t one of them. encourage people to join them!
  • Skill sheet should not be maximized when launched. It’s so dumb.

There are so many small changes that we all do the first time we setup a new client. I think we should spend the effort on giving pilots easy ways to configure clients, especially with the new interface coming.