Hello my dear spacebros,
If you are not booster addicted, didn’t live in specific areas of the game or were never in a corp with me, you have probably never heard of me, so let me give you a tl;dr:
I’m 25 years old and live in Germany working in IT; I live in a wormhole; My favorite ships are the Tengu and the Prospect; I produce boosters full stack; I’m addicted to collecting SKINs.
My EVE Online story
Back in 2012 I started with Mission Running and Mining. I knew there were more interesting aspects of EVE though, so I tried my luck with an Industrial Nullsec Corp in 2013. I learned quite something by moving into null , but either due to a lack of mentors or my interest not matching with the corp spirit, I didn’t stay that long and went back to Highsec.
Then starts the good times: In 2015 I joined a Wormhole Corp who taught me how to live with them in a C5: Ratting in C3 and the C5 sites; PVP and how to avoid it; How to mine Gas safely (will be important later). I must say I owe a lot of my career to this corp and the allied corps we inhabited the wormhole with, but unfortunately their way of PVP didn’t really vibe with me.
In the same year, I joined Es and Whizz where I finally found a niche that did not only provide a lucrative way to earn ISK, but also develop my pilot skill while feeling like I’m doing something important. I started out as a ninja gas Miner who got the much needed Booster Gas from either Low- or Nullsec. Later I also joined the Booster Smugglers, who sold the product on demand and smuggled even to highsec (Back when this was actually still a thing). Due to me living in a different timezone, I was unfortunately left to flying solo most of the time though. With time not only my skillset but also the activities of the corp changed, as we were transforming from Ninja-Harvesters into the actually SOV-Holding Corp Lethal Injection (who are still active). At this point I wasn’t only learning all the different ships needed for defending our systems but were also finally able to fly a Tengu to run all the sites in Null that drop certain Resources for Booster Prodcution. This did not only make me step up my fitting game, but also made me kinda space rich (and enabled my addiction to buy and collecting SKINs).
Due to me starting to work and study full time I dediced to take a little bit of a break from EVE. I left Lethal Injection but not their way of playing. During the next years I sometimes reactivated my account and mostly did Wormhole and Nullsec Exploration while trying out some of the new ships in Highsec.
In the end it was the lockdowns bringing me back to the game with all of you madmen. No other game ever made my heart race and hands shake, not even Horror Games. Of course I knew that I wanted to live in wormholes again, so I found the great german corp CheeseParty with which I finally had fun doing PVP. On top of that I was able to fulfil the dream of setting up an independent Booster Production in a Wormhole. If you buy booster in Jita, you might have been already served by us and fuel my SKIN Addiction and PVP Ships.
My areas of expertise
I know my Killboard isn’t the best, but I don’t feel like you need to be an elite PVPer in Order to understand important game mechanics. While PVP isn’t my primary goal in playing EVE, I enjoy our international Ops with our alliance P A R A B E L L U M. With them I am now finally taking part in “big boy fleets” and I even got on carrier kills for the first time during an eviction against Avanto! If you complain about my lack of kills, it is of course only because I’m flying Logi most of the time^^
As I already described previously, I was active in all part of space during my time, with the only exception being Pochven. Out of the K-Space Playstyles, the one I know the least about would probably be Lowsec with Faction Warfare. While I still have some updates to catch up to, I’m constantly learning and would prefer to always have something new and interesting in the game I can learn about.
I’m quite sure that I’m able to represent many niche playstyles, that might not be thought about in CSM yet. Sure, CSM 15 did patch up the hole left by losing the wormhole guy in CSM, but with all the ways that J-Space is unique, we should have at least one candidate that lives in and for wormholes.
During my dayjob I work as a mix between Demand Manager, Solution Architect and Teacher struggling to keep the PLM-Module of a large ERP system running by launching changes and keeping my users up to date. As this system is not that different in age from EVE Online and also has some areas where I’m reminded of “POS-Code”, I feel like this experience would help me collect the needs, ideas and problems of EVE Players and give this to CCP in order to further improve the game. I’m already collecting ideas for new features, intervene whenever a change to the system would destroy my processes and handle some key users with complaints. So why not do it in my freetime too, except for a topic I’m more passionate about?
Why am I applying for the CSM?
This game is a passion and guilty pleasure of mine and I’m in love with the wormhole life. My main drive for this application is to preserve J-Space from changing into a differently flavored Null, just like many Nullsec Players don’t want Null to be Wormholes but with gates. Every Space in the game should have its own meta and own mechanics to make it unique to live in. Wormholes didn’t see that much of new content in the last time, but I don’t want to complain while there is still so much potential for improvement in Lowsec.
When I became active in EVE after not following all updates during my breaks, I was delighted to see all these Quality-of-Life Changes. For example, the “L” Menu and rework of Bookmarks are real improvement for all wormholers and have highly impacted my daily gameplay for the better.
My second objective as your CSM Candidate would be to have the game improving with non-stop QoL improvements like this. Of course we don’t only need QoL Changes, but an EVE that hurts to play will not be fun regardless of content, right?
What can you expect from me?
I’m not a Block Candidate, I will champion everyone brave enough to set foot into J-Space, from the prayed upon Heron up to the filthy rich high class wormhole inhabitants evicting others for fun. I want wormholes to stay the high-risk with high-reward areas of EVE that they currently are, but they should not only be profitable for 20 man Roaching Fleets fielding Billions of ISK, but also for daytrippers and beginners who try to make their living.
While I want to represent J-Space primarily, it doesn’t mean that I won’t listen to players from K-Space. I’m still active in Low- and Nullsec and I want all of us to find joy in their part of space.
I do have fully fledged ideas to rework part of the UI but I don’t want to throw out some weird ideas that I have thought of by myself without any support from you! I want to represent you, so I need your input:
What is a mechanic you wouldn’t miss if it were removed?
Which parts of the game seems broken to you?
Which areas do you find to be lacking content?
Feel free contact me ingame our in Discord with the account Leon/Winzent#1878.
Give me your votes
Give me your corpses
Praised be Bob \o/