It is like deja vu all over again -Y. Bera
“Who are you?"
“No one of consequence.”
“I must know.” W. Goldman
I am Mike Azariah. I have been playing Eve since 2008. In that time I have done a lot of things in the game, lived in a wormhole, been in wardecs and null sec wars, ran with a gank crew once, gate camped and been gate camped, gone on small gang roams, fc’d, flown logi . . . . Eve is like that, there is lots to do if you go out and look for it. In that regard my ‘Eve Story’ is a lot like a lot of other players. We stick to it, trying different things until we land in something we enjoy and/or are good at.
For the past few years I have been running a New Player help initiative called Operation Magic School Bus. I will continue to do this throughout the campaign and beyond, win or lose.
In addition to flying all over the place I have served on CSM 8, 9, 10, and am just finishing off my term on CSM 15. I am usually pigeonholed as the ‘hisec guy, or the NPE guy’ by folks who choose not to get to know me any better than a simple label or two. I have tried, over my terms to keep an eye on the forums and keep lines of communication open to the players, as best I can under the NDA.
I stream now and again but do not consider myself a streamer, I make lesson videos for Eve players but do not consider myself a youtuber, either. I have a blog where I write my Eve thoughts but in fictional form (this, apparently drives some people a bit mad). Mainly what I do a lot of is talking and listening. Turns out that I have some skill in that regard.
“We have top men working on it right now” . . . “Who?” -Raider of the Lost Arc
Now if you insist on asking my area of expertise? Yeah it is hisec and the institutional memory of Eve and CSM, I have been here a long time and that does count for something. But I do like to look at the over-all connections. How one small change in one area may have a huge impact on another.
What do you want from me _A. Lambert
What you can expect from me is more of what I have a proven track record of being active on the forums, talking to the players and taking their concerns back to CCP. I attend all the CSM/CCP meetings that I can and take an active part in them.
But there is another thing that you need to consider. You are not electing some space captain immortal. Quite the opposite. You are voting for men and women who will have real lives, real families. So I thought you should know a bit about me.
paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. - W Yeats
I am a retired teacher in Canada. That is probably why I tend to help the new bros and have the time to ‘drive the Bus’. My health is not the best and this past year was a rough one. While serving on CSM 15 I spend time in the hospital (Cancer, not COVID). I do my best to balance real life with Eve Life and have a loving family that reminds me when the balance gets out of whack.
Help me help you - J Maguire
In the end? We are playing a game. I want that game to thrive, to grow, to be all we can imagine and more. To that end I serve on the CSM and try to help. A few things started in CSM 15 that I want a chance to see through to fruition. No, I cannot say what they are but I really want to be there to finish things that I had a hand in starting. So what I am asking for is that you put me on your ballet, preferably at the top. The nature of the election process is that if a candidates name is not in the first few positions they are unlikely to survive long enough to get the trickle down votes.
There are some good people running already in this race and I hope I get a chance to work with some of them. But that will be up to you.
Ask questions below or
Discord is the least of my comms, it gets too noisy for me, most times. But I can and will show up for specific chats/events.
One last thing, the following is a talk I gave in Eve Vegas in 2017. You want to know how I think? Take some time and watch that.
I have the experience
I want your votes