In real life
First and foremost I am a community person. I believe the community is what makes eve great and what drives me to work for you all as a member of the CSM. A consequence of this means that it doesn't matter if you live in highsec, lowsec, nullsec or a wormhole. As a member of the community your opinion is important to me and important to the game.
The most important thing to take away from this statement is that I have my own opinion of what I think this game should be. However: "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." - Spock (Yay star trek)
If elected to a seat on the CSM I will work tirelessly to become the voice of the people and have that voice heard. I have always worked well with others and believe the CSM is an amazing opportunity for all players to be represented.
Some of the subjects I support and endorse:
1. The creation of wealth from the bottom up.
2. Stable nullsec industry with less of a need for importation.
3. Solo and small gang PVP.
4. ECM Rebalancing.
5. Checkboxes in all forms.
My personal goal as a member of the CSM is to further develop the EVE Community and Esports within eve.
Member of the EVE Downunder Team and Founder of Oceanic Assault.
Experience in Eve
I have been playing eve for a number of years where I have been involved in many aspects of the game. Nullsec PVP and PVE. Trading, wormholes, reaction poses. If you can name it, I've probably thought about doing it.
Real life experience
What are the top three issues currently facing EVE and why?1. Player retention, this includes new player retention as well as veteran player retention. The number of subscribers is what makes EVE successful and gives CCP the ability produce new content to keep those players engaged.
2. Nullsec production, in my opinion it would be beneficial to make nullsec more self sufficient and allow smaller entities that may not have the logisitical capabilities of big alliances to provide for themselves.
3. Large alliance interaction. I feel that the current iteration of jump changes (capital, fatigue) is not a good balance and while I don't currently have an answer as to how I would change that part of the game I would work with CCP and the players to come up with a solution.
Why will you be an effective CSM member?I am focused on what the community want and not on my own agenda. I want to be the voice of the players and work with CCP to explain how I think players will react to different changes as well as being a conduit for other subject matter experts that may not have a seat at the CSM table.
In what way do you think the CSM can be improved?Communication is key. If CCP, the CSM and the Community can improve on the way they communicate the CSM will be more effective.
In your opinion, how can CCP keep EVE fun for as many players as possible?Keeping pilots engaged is important. It is not feasible to have fleet fights or exciting things happening in EVE all the time. The real issue is finding creative ways to allow players to disconnect from the larger game and decompress but still continue to play eve.
If a player wants to get in touch with you, the best way to contact you is:The best way to contact me is via Twitter, usually I will reply within 8-12 hours. If further discussion is required I can provide my skype details.
If you could choose the theme or content of one of the upcoming releases (expansions), it would be:CITADELS!!!