Thursday, March 7, 2013

Campaign Stalking

I did a bad thing. I was reading the Eve Online Forums.  I broke myself of the habit after Eve Vegas last year and now I barely visit them.  I do want to start going back to the new player's area but I think I will restrict myself.  Anyway, the reason I have been reading the forums is for the CSM stuff.  I said I'd go over it more in depth and try to expand my voting from 1 to something more then 1.

It will be nice once CCP releases the official voting stuff and the threads can be trimmed of the troll posts vs the real posts.  Regardless, I am wading through it and trying to see who and what I like.  Discussing it in chat, someone said, "There is only one low sec candidate?" The answer appears to be "Yes" so far.

I was rather surprised, as I flipped through the now almost overflowing list of people who are running for the CSM to see a complaint thread about bounties.  The title was misleading.  It is called Retribution for Retribution.  However, it was a bounty complaint thread where the author is going to biomas his accounts during Fanfest because he does not like having WANTED sign across his name.  And that is it.  He knows he is not a special target in high sec.  He seems to understand the game mechanics   He is just horribly offended by the wanted sticker and feels that he must biomas his accounts to be heard.

However, I waded past the drama bomb that post entailed and wandered across Unforgiven Storm's CSM post.  He has a blog as well.  One that he has been writing in.  I am biased towards that I will admit.  CSM7 was rather podcast heavy as I understand it which is why I never saw or heard anything they were doing.  CSM8 may be the same, people seem to love pod casts.  I like a candidate that is willing to reach out with words.

The shallow stuff that no one should make a decision off of but people often do anyway because humans is nice as well. He has a cool user name.

Do I have a second CSM candidate?  Maybe?  I'll keep reading but so far I'm actually okay with it.  My stalking is returning positive vibes so far.

I'm up in the air if this pick more people thing will be good or bad.  Will it turn away people who do not want to run through all the candidates or will people just randomly pick?  As I somewhat, kind of understand, the new system will shed 'random' votes for the most part.

But for something that is so soon there has not been much build up. I don't understand why. I guess they do not want to burn people out to soon.

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