I am Orin Borider, a member of the Ops Team for Hard Knocks Citizens and I am running for CSM 16
o Your EVE Online story.
I began in Eve 5 years ago when a friend of mine wanted take the dive and set up him, me, and one other person in a C4 wormhole. Once I started in j-space, I never left. Since then I have gotten a lot of experience across all regions of Eve but my heart and my main have always stayed in wormholes. I have been lucky to meet many good people on my journey helping head corporations such as Holy Hunters and Hole Awareness, and even ran my own being the CEO of The Mighty Beans, a little band of misfits that grew too quickly for their own good and went out in a blaze of glory. Now I am fortunate enough to find myself on the Ops team for Hard Knocks where my experience has grown leaps and bounds and where I look forward to making content well into the future.
o Your areas of expertise. In which areas of the game do you feel you are the most knowledgeable? What qualities set you apart from other candidates?
Wormhole space has been my primary stomping grounds for most of my Eve career and is where most of my knowledge base lies. I have lots of experience in small to mid sized combat including nano gangs, wormhole brawls, and evictions. I enjoy deep dives into the technical and mathematical parts of eve theorycrafting. While I am mainly interested in PVP aspects of the game I also feel I am very knowledgeable when it comes to most PVE aspects of the game as well and understand the necessary balance between the two.
o Why are you applying for the CSM?
I believe wormhole space has been sorely underrepresented in past CSMs and I wish to change that. Especially with the new changes in industry coming to Eve I believe it will be more important than ever that wormhole space is as healthy as possible. Some of the recent changes have done very good things for our region of space and I hope to help lend my knowledge of wormholes and its ecosystem to make it the best possible place to live. There are still a great many changes I believe can help j-space to grow and flourish. In addition I also believe that the CSM members should be active in the game they represent and I believe my record shows that I am a very active member generating content in game.
o What can players expect from you?
Players can expect me to be very reachable, I enjoy talking to people from all walks of eve life and learning their stories. The goal of the CSM is to bridge the gap between the players and the devs and I hope to do that to the best of my ability. I intend to be an advocate for wormhole space and her many denizens who have a deep passion for the game and their home.
I am happy to talk with anyone about my intentions and goals. Please feel free to message me on the r/Eve Discord, TIS Discord, or the Praise Bob Discord.