My name is Lee Adoulin, I’m 31 years old and living in Germany. I’m the Senior Director of “Space Wolves Ind.” part of the alliance “Solyaris Chtonium” and hopefully one of your next CSM.
My Eve story begins in late 2013 as a newbie in high sec. I always wanted to try this game.
I remember, I was blown away from this game and had a lot of fun doing missions in high sec. Sadly, this didn’t last very long and about 9 months later I was out of the game. After that, a long time of on-off playing started. I periodically played for a month or so. I even had an attempt to go to null sec but quit again. Mostly because I had no idea about this game and no one really told me how I can play this game or what I can do in this game. So I became bored after a while and quit.
Then at the end of 2022 I started another attempt. This time it was successful. I decided to join a renter Corp located in null sec. At that time, I learned more about this game than in all the years before. I’ve become interested in Eve politics/news and started to watch things like ‘Frost Ees OP’ on Twitch or ‘Talking in Stations’ and was fascinated by this game and the community it has.
I discovered mining and industry for myself as my main activity in Eve. Mining, a thing I never thought I would do EVER. But soon I started expanding.
But I had a feeling to change things up a bit. I wanted more from the game so I decided to switch to a main alliance Corp.
Luckily I found a nice group to stay with.
I learned the basics of how fleet fights work in null sec. I learned how to make proper ISK and I quickly became a moon and ice miner and grew even further into Eve.
I became interested in Corp leadership. So I applied as a recruiter in my Corp, although I’m an introverted person and I’m not talkative at all. But I had a lot of joy doing it. About half a year later, a position as Junior Direct became available and decided to give it a try and applied. I already was involved in some aspects of the Corp leadership. I like to take care of the newbies in my Corp. Explaining aspects of Eve to others so they understand it and stay. Offering help to others. Finally, I became Senior Director of my Corp.
Areas of Expertise
- Mining and Industry
- Corp leadership and management
- Null sec
Why become a CSM?
I love the game and the community it has and want to do my part for it. I’m the type of person if I find a place I like, I take care of it, try to help wherever I can. So I decided to apply as CSM 18 to improve our game and help this community. As a CSM, I will mainly stand for the industry people located in null sec. From the big player with countless toons, down to the single barge miner with the
[-Insert ship name here-] he/she wants to build from scratch and has the greatest joy by doing that.
But more from a casual industry player perspective that just wants to earn some ISK or build something meaningful for themselves or their group they are part of. While having a good time in Eve.
A few things I want to tackle as a CSM
- Supply of minerals in null sec.
Or the lack of minerals I should say. But I think I have an idea how to improve this without major balancing issues.
My solution for this would be to change moons. Or some of them. There are tons of R4 moons that literally no one uses. So why not change the composition of some of them. Maybe only one or two per constellation or a handful per region. Instead of reaction materials, they give you minerals in different quantities. Basically they give you the minerals that do not spawn in your area. The supply of some minerals would still be limited. But you would have a baseline to work with.
Related to this is also the current residue mechanic. I want to rebalance it. T1 and T2 crystals are just stupid. I mean you invest more skill points for less total ore but more speed?
- Planetary interaction
I would like to have some improvements in terms of quality of life features. I mean, why do I have to click every single facility to start the production again, after it is done with the previous run? A simple button that refreshes the duration of the selected planet would do the job.
Another nice addition would be a blueprint system. Were you can save parts of your layout and copy/paste it on a different planet.
- The Bowhead
There is one ship in this game that always made me wonder why you would use it. The Bowhead.
I would like to give it a purpose. I was thinking about a modular approach. With different modules, for different use cases. Just like T3 cruiser. A module for an ore bay, a module for a mineral bay and so on. Maybe even a jump drive module.
Speaking of the Bowhead. Hauling stuff from point A to point B is another aspect of Eve. But there is a gap between DSTs and freighters. There should be a ship in between.
Also the ability of the Rorqual to bridge/conduit jump should be less restricted. So that all haulers can use it as well. Since moving the stuff you mine is also important.
- New player experience
I know it is a controversial topic. But there should be a safe time for new player.
But I’m thinking more like some sort of newbie status for new accounts that prohibits any PvP from others. So a time where you can explore the game and learn it.
Obviously this status would end as soon as:
- you enter low sec/null sec/wormhole space
- you join a Corp that owns structures and is war eligible
- you attack other player
- 30 days have passed (14 days if alpha account)
All are saying we need more new player. But the biggest complaint in a review of someone who is trying this game, is ganking. Another player that will be lost forever (including his friends btw). I’m not saying that ganking can’t exist. But your first weeks in this game shouldn’t be ruined by it. Keeping new players in the game is essential for Eve. But we need to change some things.
Some final words
I’m not a streamer nor do I have a YouTube channel or any public appearance. I’m just a normal person that plays Eve in his corner of the Eve universe who wants to contribute his part. A random person from null sec.
I might be a stranger you probably never heard of. But I can do this job.
Fly safe o7