156: IT BEGINS

“The absolute state of your knowledge of My Little Pony…”

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-CSM voting is underway! Artimus and Alek reveal their ballots, discuss the controversy around candidate removal

-Artimus reveals an inability to name types of apples, but thankfully Alek is here to help

-In a major controversy, ATXVI is short on teams, cuts feeder rounds (and poor Alek)

-Hugh Caswakk from the New Eden Report joins us via satellite to give us a nullsec news update

-DRF completely implodes, losing all their space and half their capital fleet

-Inside the campaign: Alek’s Capitalist Army heads into The Spire to secure an Outpost before the Faction Fortizar patch

-Where will the next big conflict kick off? War brewing between Legacy and their eastern neighbors?

 

155: CSM13 Candidate Roundtable w Suitonia, Commander Aze, and Brisc Rubal

“Whoever picked out the URL briscforcsm.win deserves a bonus”

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-In addition to getting to know some of 2018’s most promising CSM candidates, this years roundtable takes on war decs, balancing, transparency, and what each candidate thinks will be the next CSM’s biggest challenge

Suitonia: Our only incumbent on the show, Suitonia is best known for his prolific content creation on YouTube and Good Posting. As a CSM representative he’s been a huge contributor to CCP’s recent balancing efforts, particularly on Assault Frigates, underused Destroyers, and T1 Cruisers. Suitonia seeks reelection this year on the back of his packed resume, long list of endorsements, and a proud performance on CSM12.

Commander Aze: Try, try, try again. Commander Aze has run for CSM several times before, coming close but never being elected. Aze hopes to follow in the foot steps of Mike Azariah and have his persistence pay off this year. What’s different this year around? In addition to deepening his background with empire gameplay like the War Dec Project, Aze has expanded his horizons to include both wormholes and nullsec.

Brisc Rubal: Brisc is running to represent the line members of the Imperium and nullsec alliances around the game. A faithful pilot of the Initiative, Brisc has seen the PVE and PVP offerings of nullsec both large and small but is not an FC, director, or diplomat. But he does have leadership experience IRL where he has been involved in US politics for quite some time. He’s hoping his professional lobbying expertise blended with his everyman EVE experience makes him an effective member of the CSM.

152: Hard Reset

“I don’t like how we’re still at the point, like, ‘The patch didn’t break my computer. That’s pretty good.'” 

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-We’re back!

-GOTG drops 5 titans to Imperium in the first major cap engagement since the cap projection buff

-Speaking of the patch, server instability runs rampant!

-CSM election schedule gets a major shake up. What are the implications?

-Alek’s PC adventure

-Artimus cold turkey’s /r/eve

-Jin burns out but is on the mend

-Jin’s family deploys to Tenerifis, Artimus’ Arbitrator, and more!

CSM XII DoW Ballot

Well folks, it’s that time of year: the voting for CSM has begun! I hope that you’ve all had a chance to listen to our CSM panels and that you found them useful in deciding whom to vote for this election. The polls are open between now and March 27, so vote right now and get your corp+friends to vote as well!

As with previous years, I’d like to share my thoughts with you and put forward some candidates who deserve a spot on your ballot:

 

  1. Jin’taan: Jin first joined the show out of commitment to make CSM XI as communicative as possible. Since then he has become an extremely valuable member of the DoW team and an even more valuable member of the council.
  2. Steve RonukenSteve belongs on a Mount Rushmore of New Eden residents who have given back to the community. His performance on past CSMs has been exemplary and he absolutely deserves our vote for another term.
  3. RoedynRoedyn is a newcomer to the CSM scene but his community presence, communication skills, and balanced background have all the hallmarks of a good CSM. He has really impressed during appearances on our podcast.
  4. commander aze: Aze has fantastic passion and attention to detail. I’ve never seen a single candidate grow so much from one year to the next as he has since running unsuccessfully last year. This year he’s ready.
  5. SuitoniaI’m firm in the belief that every CSM needs a “numbers guy.” No one running knows his EVE ships, weapons, and mechanics down to the digit like Suitonia.
  6. NoobmanA WH rep that feels like he’s everyone’s rep, Noobman deserves the bro-bump to go back for another term.
  7. The JudgeIt’s all too easy for bloc 0.0 candidates to rest on their laurels, but this past year The Judge busted his ass for the CSM to a degree that’s remarkable for a large alliance executor.
  8. InnominateA lot of folks give flak to the Goons but when it comes to the CSM they tend to rise to the occasion. Innominate is no exception. He’s not #1 on the Imperium ballot, so make sure you put him on yours to send him back for a second term.
  9. Sullen DecimusA miner on the DoW ballot? Believe it! Jin has sung the praises of Sullen as an extremely effective advocate for industrial pilots of all stripes, one who has proven the ability to step up and take point on critical discussions with CCP.
  10. Toxic YakenFew non-incumbent candidates have put the year long time and effort into building their campaign like Toxic Yaken. Fewer still have done it with such a focus on bringing the community together to engage over the issues facing their community.

GO VOTE! GET YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE! GET YOUR CORP TO VOTE!

Friendship is voting.