I started playing eve early in 2016 right before the citadel update hit. My first few months I was flying with Signal Cartel doing exploration to make my isk and dipping my toes into WHs living in their wormhole campus (living out of a pos, imagine that). I left when I wanted to get into pvp and I moved in with Rapid Withdrawal in galmil and started playing in FW. I flew with them for a few years being a generally useful-ish line member until WANGS died and I managed to finagle my way into Snuff which is where I am now.
My main experience in eve has been LS and FW pvp for a long time now, although I am no longer enrolled in FW I spent my early time in pvp there and still live and fight in FW space. I have been leading small to mid-large scale fleets for snuff for a long time, being our primary USTZ FC for a while now. I’ve FC’d everything from a 5man cruiser gang to fighting 500+ people in cap brawls and everything in-between, with plenty of both wins and losses on the way.
Although the majority of my gameplay has been LS focused, I have enough experience in other areas of the game in WH/NS/poch to at the very least be able to stop the negative changes going their way, which is the biggest job of the CSM, coming before pushing for specific changes.
If you are a lowsec dweller or FW player, you can be confident I will be putting forward changes to help us, yes even if it would hurt snuff, I’m smart enough to understand that a big fish in a pond with no one else isn’t a fun place.
If you aren’t in LS or FW, I can promise that I will be a candidate anyone can reach out to with issues and suggestions and I will bring it before CCP, as well as fighting to protect you from blatant overnerfs to NS like blackout or the original BRM implementation. And to tell them off if they ever revert back to the classic treatment WHs used to get with changes that screw them over that will be “revisited later” (looking at you original hic rolling changes).
One of the big changes I’d like to see is the return of passive income moons, in a diminished capacity compared to active mining, but they were great content drivers in the past, and could be great tools for smaller groups to have alliance level income without large krab fields. The LP tax that was added has done this for FW groups and it has been a huge benefit from what I have talked about with people actively in FW, allowing them to up SRP, start planning to move into more big ship usage ect.
I’d also like to see a nerf to unbonused ewar, ie. a nerf to the module effectiveness with an equivalent buff to the ships with bonuses to it so that the effectiveness there stays the same. Unbonused ewar is a big force multiplier in fights especially with things like armor BS and HACs and it is a reason why shield BS are generally bad for fleets, watching machs fight with 3 ECM or 3 TDs each and just spreading across the other fleet is not really good for gameplay imo. Same with things like 3 ECM sacs which raised their head for a while in old FW fights and current TFIs which will run 2 TD by default.
I’d also like to see a a balance pass on ansiblexes, preferably this would be just adding fatigue to them, but if that is too much for ccp still something has to be done to curb the projection they provide to blocs to attend fights across the galaxy without needing to deploy. This encourages the use of “floodplains” leaving lots of empty space between blocs which independent groups cant actually move into without getting flattened (the fact the southeast agreement had to be made between blocs before anything grew there is damning evidence).
Another large part of being on the CSM will just be the job of trying to keep CCP from shooting themselves in the foot with bad changes again. Like we saw recently with the cash store booster they had to immediately walk back. Even if I can’t get the changes I want through you can rely on me to at the very least let CCP know when what they have planned will harm the game.
If you want to ask me any questions feel free to ask here in the forum post, you can also reach me on discord, either by messaging me directly @nukelear or on the server for my CSM campaign here: Nuke4CSM
You can also contact me in game by mailing Nuke Michael but it will take longer to get any answer