DoW 127: Wrecking Caching

“Basically as useless as a chocolate fuckin’ teapot”

-Specials guests: Littlephish of MC and CSM XII candidate Roedyn of Wrecking Machine

-Winter War 2017: Over or just getting started?

-A look at the strategic situation in the New South

-Mercenary Coaltion contract summary for the Catch war

CSM XII elections are here! We discuss potential changes to the voting process

-Roedyn talks CSM, wormholes, Citadels, trading, and much more as the hosts push for details on his platform and experience

-Host Highlights: a tour of the EVE Gate, a tackled Titan, winning the EVE_NT cup, and more!

-Theorycrafting Corner debuts! Jin and Artimus discuss Escalation Theory as it applies to the EVE combat meta

-Dramatic reading of the weirdest recruitment mail Alek has ever received

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DoW Ballot for CSM XI

GO VOTE! VOTE! VOTE OR DIE MOTHERF*****!

  1. Steve Ronuken: One of the best reps of recent CSMs, he’s definitely earned his reelection and will be a major asset to the fresh faces coming in
  2. Kyle Aparthos: A consensus builder who’s willing to pick fights when need be. Love it. I also think he puts the more aspirational parts of EVE and sov at the forefront when thinking about those topics which is super important.
  3. Toxic Yaken: The PVP side of highsec needs representation, and I think Toxic is the best fit to do that this year.
  4. Commander Aze: I don’t agree with all of his views, particularly on war decs, but I don’t there’s any doubt he is passionate about the CSM, understands their responsibilities, and will but everything he has behind making the council work.
  5. Nash Kadavr: Super passionate about EVE and knows the player gathering scene. With EVE’s RL meetups becoming ever more important, it’s good to have them represented on the CSM.

——In No Particular Order——

  • Diana Olympos
  • Utari Onzo
  • Apothne
  • Jin’taan
  • The Judge

You get to pick 14 candidates and EVERY vote counts. If you vote for the folks on this list, be assured your future is in good hands 😉 But even if you don’t the most important thing is to vote, get your corp mates to vote, get your fleet to vote. Let’s do this!

DoW Ballot

It’s time for the CSMX elections! Very exciting.

This year we have over 75 candidates and unfortunately not a lot of time to get to know them all before the polls open.

While Vote Match is as good a bet as ever, there’s still something to be said for sound advice 😉 And of course I, Noir., and Declarations of War have your back.

The following is our recommended ballot for early voting, with a few words for my top 5.*

1. Psianh Auvyander: Noir.’s official candidate and a damn fine one too. He’s been the CEO of Noir. Academy longer than any of his predecessors. Psianh has deep passion for EVE, experience working with new player issues, and our usual merc dedication to the health of the game. If you liked me, if you liked Mynxee, if you liked Ali Aras, you’ll like Psianh.

2. June Ting: Speaking of Ali, her former alliance mate is an exceptional player. June has a very diplomatic demeanor backed up by a lot of smarts and energy. She’ll be a strong advocate for the player base at all levels of the CSM’s communication spectrum. Her experience as a small 0.0 alliance leader who routinely works with newer players is especially needed given the issues facing CSMX.

3. Bam Stroker: Australians, gotta love ’em. Especially when he’s the organizer of EVE Down Under, one of the most successful non-FanFest player gatherings we’ve ever had. Bam has been a community focused player for a long time with excellent organizational skills and long term planning. M8!

4. Mike Azariah (incumbent): The elder statesman of the CSM, Mike’s done an impeccable job representing a very difficult group of players to poll: the average highsec pilot. He’s articulate, authentic, and able to dialogue with other CSM reps of all stripes.

5. Sugar Kyle (incumbent): Lowsec pilots have no stronger advocate than Sugar Kyle. I’ve seen her in action at EVE Vegas, embodying the value of the CSM in real time at the roundtables. She’s extremely hard working, producing a massive amount of minutes this past year, and a natural problem solver. Send her back to work!

6. Steve Ronuken (incumbent): The best industrialist rep that has ever served on the CSM, in my humble opinion.

7. Manfred Sideous: Probably the most knowledgeable person running about 0.0 mechanics, FCing, large alliance leading, and PVP meta.

8. Xander Phoena (incumbent): Long time friend of the show and fellow podcaster, Xander’s had some controversy recently but none of it shakes my confidence in his capabilities as a great CSM rep.

9. Jayne Fillon: The NPSI community has become very important to nullsec, they should get a rep for what I hope to be the year of null and player org reform.

10. Endie: The best thing about electing the head of the Goon Intelligence Agency is he already knows your concerns before you mail him. He wont need your vote to get in, but give it to him anyway.

11. Ashterothi: CEO, wormholer, podcaster, PVP streamer, and a very thoughtful blogger. Nice combo.

12. corbexx (incumbent): A really standup player and FC, definitely the best WH rep running.

13. and 14. I haven’t picked yet. I’m waiting to see who does great at the Declarations of War Issue Roundtables this weekend.

*We’ll be having our annual issue panels this Sunday. Many candidates I didn’t put on here will be attending. I titled this the “provisional” ballot because I look forward to being surprised by some candidates at our panels.

Join us SUNDAY 17:00, 19:00, and 21:00 GMT on TS3 at www.noirmercs.com, pw: CSMX to join in.

 

CSM9 Issue Panel: Sov, Power Projection, and PVP Balance

Feat. Angry Mustache, Gorski Car, Psianh Auvyander, and Xander Phoena

Topics

-What direction/perspective do you approach ship balancing from?

-Small gang objectives vs balancing large fleets

-Farms and Fields

-Can we ever get away from shooting structures?

-Power projection vs localized content

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