I spent a little more time following CSM issues last year, unfortunately this year RL got realer and time is limited.
Last year a few of us pushed for some “non NullSec CSM” members, and lo and behold, a few of them got in.
Realistically, we all know that in one form or another, NullSec-focused candidates are going to make up 2/3 or more of the CSM. It’s inherent in the way CCP pushes the game design, and in the way they’ve designed the CSM voting process. They can call it ‘democratic’ and ‘fair’ all they want, but when your game design says ‘Rich people live in these neighbourhoods’, and ‘Rich people get more votes’, you can be pretty sure that most of the voting is going to be for ‘Rich peoples interests’.
To get anyone elected from outside null takes a certain amount of focus. So far this year I’ve eyeballed on my super-fast candidate survey:
- Brisc Rubal : Because if CCP tried hard to get rid of him, and he came back fighting, that’s good enough for me.
- Mike Azariah : Because I’ve seen no one else so consistently focused on helping new players.
- Meredith en Thielles and Pandora Singularity : they may not have a bloc vote behind them, but I think their focus is in the proper direction (improving the social environment of EVE to be more attractive and engaging)
Please give them some consideration for your vote. Focused attention on a few candidates is the only way to get CSM members whose primary focus isn’t Null Sec.