Sunday, 5 February 2017

CSM XII Campaign Thread


My name is Lorelei and I am announcing my candidacy for CSM XII. I am running whilst focussed on High Sec. I am a self-confessed High Sec Carebear and am proud of it. I have analysed the commitments planned/coming up in my life for the next year and have decided that I can afford the time to run for CSM XII!

I really haven't changed, neither has what I am thinking, (and therefore neither has my opening campaign post, really) and I am looking forward to discussing with you all!

This is my Campaign Thread from last year:

This is my Campaign Thread from the year before:

This is my CapStable Podcast Interview from 2015:

And this is my infrequently used blog:

But to recap for people that do not want to jump to other web sites:

Is there room for a High Sec candidate on the CSM? Someone that has the well-being of the multitude of High Sec pilots at heart?
I would like there to be a "High Sec" platform, for a candidate for the CSM. If no one else can step up to the plate, then I will. If someone else wants to run for CSM for the benefit of High Sec gameplay, then I am happy to step down and support them... if they can do a better job.

The problem with High Sec space is that the players there are all independent. There is no feeling of "we". This lack of "we" is a problem. The lack of "we all stand together" is a problem. The "apathy of the carebear" is a problem...

This I know. I know that, although numerically High Sec has the largest number of log-ins... accounts... players... I know that High Sec will probably never be able to gather together enough in order to support a CSM candidate. But that is no reason to not try!!
Come on, High Sec! If something is important for you, stand up for it!!!

Who am I?

I am a High Sec Carebear, and proud of it!
High Sec Carebears tend not to socialize too much, and are only members of NPC or small corporations. If you are reading this thread, then sadly you probably do not belong to the player-metric that I mostly represent!

Well, this is not the first character I have created in order to play "EVE". I have never been a member of a big alliance or coalition. I have never been a member of a big corporation. Hell, I have never left High Sec space before the CSMX Election..

I gained my love of Spaceship games by playing Elite... way back on my ZX Spectrum 48k+ (with a jammed SHIFT key (jammed as in... raspberry jam)). Back then it was possible to try docking with a space station and to accidentally line up with the back of the station... and die whilst trying to fly through the back of the station to the entrance. Fun times.

I graduated to Frontier: Elite II on a 486 PC, and spent my time happily flying between Barnard's Star, SOL, and Wolf 359. I should have been studying, but flying a (mostly harmless) panther fully loaded with robots was more fun.

I kept my eyes open for an online version of a space-sim... and that is where EVE comes in.
I really enjoy (as in "really") flying transports, fulfilling contracts, and, sometimes, mining.

My CSM Interests for 2017:
I think it is important for people to know what the CSM is, and can achieve. I could not run claiming that I would make all spaceships pink. As a member of the CSM I would not be in a position to dictate to CCP or enforce any "election promises". The scandals of the past have meant that the Player Base has lost some trust in this institution.

But well:

None Of The Above: Campaigning for an opportunity for people to vote for the CSM, but to vote for None Of The Above. The problem of player participation is disproportionately affecting those of us in high sec (because we carebears are not exactly non-solo).
In order to increase the possibility of player participation, maybe CCP could work up some Popups. Reminding players to vote is not a bad thing.

Ganker: I would like at least a 50% chance of walking away from a gank. At the moment this is not the case. On my blog I mentioned changes to Concord that I would like to see. I would also like to see some changes to Ice Spawning (maybe in random systems?) that would mean that the gankers would have to move around to gank ice miners! Local chat could also be changed to provide less free "intel" to people. No need to announce to everyone who is in local... just the number of pilots.
Please read my last threads before posting questions... we really do not need to cover the points that have been discussed before... high sec is worth fighting for!

New Player Experience: That was a WOW change in the last year. I managed to try it eventually. It is about a bazillion times better than the old way. It does however need observing, and I am looking forward to the statistics from Fanfest!

Player Corporations: See my blog and previous posts in Campaign threads for details. The need for player groups that are just social has not changed.

But when all is said and done, I believe a CSM member needs to be a conduit for information exchange between CCP and the players. I do not think that the CSM should be used for the Metagame.

Thank you for reading this far. I am looking forward to working with you / hearing from you, and although I am always busy at this time of year, I promise to read every post in my thread

Friday, 20 January 2017

CSM 12

So the official Dev Blog for the CSM XII is up.
Once again I have been thinking hard about candidacy... if I have the time... if I have the desire...
Been following (avidly) the blogs of previous non-null members (esp. Mike and Sugar)... to see what happens to people long term after being in the CSM.

I finally managed to get alpha clones running on my computer. CCP seems, with the last big patch, to have fixed my ship fitting problems.

I guess I shall be looking into the CSM again this year... someone has to, at least, try and keep the flag of us carebears waving!

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Not sure what to say!

Well.... I was going to wait until the launch of the Alpha Clone update before talking about CSM candidacy.... or in fact anything else.

Unfortunately, since the update, I cannot create a new clone. Every time I try (on this computer or another) the game crashes as soon as I try to change the age of my new clone. So I have not yet got to experience the new NPE.
I will keep on working on it! (and by that I mean trying and continually restarting my computer).

Monday, 10 October 2016

CCP Support during the CSM Election

Busy tanking my energy whilst waiting for the new campaign season. Scanning and Hacking sites is surprisingly relaxing...

Some things have developed in the direction of positive with regards to New Players.... which can only be positive.

But what is occupying my mind at the moment....

I have been getting in game notifications about Dev Blogs.
Why is this in game notification system not being used to remind people to vote in a CSM election? How else are the ignorant high-sec carebears to gain a representative against organised null-sec blocks??

If I were Gevlon, I would have a theory.....

Thursday, 4 August 2016


So I have been having problems ever since the new launcher was released... every time I log in I have to resubscribe to all my chat channels. Very annoying.

The Citadels and the changes to the trading in New Eden have also created interesting situations for me, and my income has dropped, because I have not been prepared (until now... or maybe later) to invest the time to make the changes needed. Too busy running exploring alts.

Apart from getting skill points just for killing a rat or two... maybe Exploring is my new future... stay tuned!

Saturday, 25 June 2016


As a British person living and working in Germany for the last fifteen years I have been following the ups and downs back home with regards to the discussion about the EU.

When I woke up on Friday morning, I just couldn't get this scene from one of my favourite movies (the one that inspired me to study medicine) out of my head. It is only 10 seconds long... and well worth a look!


So the last few weeks have been quite busy for me. The release of the Citadels and the crash in the PLEX market created a need for quite some restructuring of my game. Fortunately I have enough alts to have taken advantage of the Skill Injector Boom at the start.

Slowly looking at getting more into exploration again at the moment. Scanning stuff down and running sites is making a nice change compared to mining fleet ops, industry and buy orders.