Sunday, March 2, 2014

CSM: Running for Office: Week Two

My thoughts are restless of late. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about low sec and Eve in general. I’m excited. All I want to do is ramble on and on and on about everything and anything. It causes me to randomly pounce on my chatroom with questions when I come home from work. The side effect is that I often receive unexpected answers. That is countered by receiving very good answers that give me things to mull upon and write about.

There are still many who ask “What is the CSM?” I am not commenting on people’s interest or lack of interest with the CSM and what it can or may be able to do. With the ninth session coming up, people never having heard of it speaks to not enough exposure. Already, the player made campaign season is underway. We have not yet heard from CCP on the official rules for this year. For now the visibility will be player made.

As for the campaign trail itself:

Last week Kooba was kind enough to translate my CSM post into german. He also posted it onto the German section of the official eve forums and the eveger forum. I spent a bit of my lunch break working through Google translate to read the responses on the German forum. German is one of the languages that I used to be fluent in and I understand the sentence structure enough to piece things together. It makes for interesting reading that in some ways mimics the official thread.

What got my thoughts on that thread was this weekend’s project of having the post translated to Russian. That one is almost done. I’m pleased to have help although sometimes I wonder how it will be taken. I can only hope that it is taken as I mean for it to be. I’m attempting to communicate.

I find being noticed strange. It is different from the occasional blog reader that says hi when we share local. People sometimes message me to grill me on questions. I answer them. I’ve even had one surprised that I was so willing to sit down and chat now that I am ‘known.’ Am I? I feel the same. But, I have to admit there is change. I spend more time doing focused reading about Eve. I’ve picked up a few new game activities to help me round myself out. Such as my recent adventures into Faction Warfare. And sure, some things are different. I had no reason to guest on anyone’s podcast. Subsparx of Factionwarfare.com did a write up on me. I appreciate the write up. Still, it is weird to see myself analyzed. But analysis of part of this. People are breaking me apart and looking at the pieces. It tickles.

For the upcoming week I have an interview with Tyrant Scorn on Tuesday. Sometime after that will be with Cap Stable. My comfort is in my writing and the audio stuff is outside of my normal range of activities. I still find it odd that people want to hear me speak when they can read what I say but then, it isn’t about what I find odd. It is about accessibility and if people want to hear me ramble instead of read me ramble than I shall attempt to give that to them. The pod casters are putting in an enormous amount of work with recording and editing. It seems like pretty magical stuff to me.

Oh yes! My own comments also left a surprise. A visit from CSMs past.

5 comments:

  1. I enjoy listening to CM candidates talk on Podcasts because it gives me the opportunity to hear how they think of their feet. Rest assured that you will be asked questions that you haven't even thought about. How you respond will say a lot about how you will deal with CCP. Writing gives you time to say exactly what you want to say exactly how you mean to say it - an interview is much different. Good luck Sugar!

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    1. Aye, it is a true and valid point and one I do not disagree with. I write for the sheer pleasure of writing and love reading. It is easy for me to sink into what I like and what I want but everyone isn't me. Some who have fantastic ideas and concepts cannot communicate functionally with others and it hinders their ability to pass along their thoughts.

      I shall speak if people wish to hear it and allow people to decide how I sound. I have now, maybe, a third pod cast planned.

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  2. ::grins:: Get used to it. I can't have a week go by without someone starting a convo with me when I first log in, saying "hi" to me in Local, or having their fleet primary me just to get a CSM kill. ;-)

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  3. Just to add my .02 ISK:

    i am listening to podcasts on my way to work etc. when i cannot read anyway. So it gives me more time to play EVE/ use time that is otherwise "wasted" efficiently

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    1. It makes sense. My work life is very noisy and I enjoy the quiet time I can get away from work. If my job changed I'm sure my habits would change as well. I've never been into radio and tv for entertainment so podcasts are a new world. Hopefully, I'm entertaining people :)

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