Tuesday, April 26, 2016

That was a weird little ripple

It may be an interesting week. I've cheerfully run about scrubbing the CSM stuff off of most links. I'll leave it on my forum signature. I may respond to something one day and then someone will ask me who am I to comment. I kind of hope that I'll have someone sneer at me and tell me that I should try to run for the CSM if I am so opinionated or think I can do a better job. That is my secret dream.

It seems my ending will be weighing in on this weird name change thing that happened to Goonswarm. Love them, hate them, be indifferent to them, I don't think they should lose their corporation history and a CEO from ten years ago get control of the corp name.

Player names, corp names, alliance names those are all things of power in Eve. A book was just written about Eve's empires. A book that could only have been written if our history is allowed to be history. I'm one that is rather interested in Eve's history and preserving it going forward. I've felt a lot of loss has happened recently. CCP may be updating image and shedding costly resources but there is so much tangible history that we are losing and I wonder if it represents a cultural shift.

Beyond that, I reminded CCP Logibro to hand over the CSM in game channel to the new CSM. Sure, very few members of CSMX used it. No one in CSMXI may have any interest in public outreach or just hanging in a spot where people can reach them. That doesn't mean I think the channel is a bad idea. Someone may use it. A good thing may come from it.

The noncompetitive stat of my personality is to blame, I fear, for my lack of understanding in some things. The CSM has placed me in numerous situations where someone did not wish to put effort into something or make a risk because it was not guarantied. Do things have to be guarantied before they are even approached? Sometimes we have to walk to make the path even happen. Not everyone and everything can already be well used, well known, or the best option.


5 comments:

  1. Nice post Sugar and, again, sorry to see you leaving CSM. As to your last point, a famous line from a Spanish song: "you make the path by walking it". Good luck in all things.
    Salvasnow

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  2. What name change to Goonswarm?

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    1. Goonfleet really. I used goonswarm out of habit.
      Darius Johnson petitioned for the name Goonfleet and it was approved. This set everyone who used to be in Goonfleet to 'oldgoonfleet'. I was surprised it went through and am pleased it was reversed. That'd be an unpleasant change to corp history.

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    2. I thought it was quite funny (and carried a fair weight of truth to it). I do accept that it was a bit rough on their corp history, even if it was accurate!

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  3. You scrubbing CSM stuff off is gonna be like me scrubbing Eve Online from my browser!

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