Candidate: Diana Olympos
-Primary focus Trading and Hauling
-Lover of emergent gameplay
-Community Content Generator
-Experienced with similar organisations for other games
I’m seeking a seat on the CSM to help empower community builders and all the players that make New Eden a living place.
If you ask to a group of people what the role of the CSM is, you’re likely to receive a different opinion from each group member. With that in mind, I believe that the function of the CSM is to:
-Provide a unique and privileged interface between the players and CCP
-To act on behalf of all players for the betterment of the game
-To help provide CCP with a non-corporate method of informal communication back to the playerbase.
Experience in Eve
I’m a relatively new player in New Eden. I first tried to get into Eve a few years ago, I initially hooked up with a French mission running corp, but studies took priority and I eventually drifted away from the game.
However in February 2015 I felt the call of Internet Spaceships once more and returned to New Eden. Looking for something a little bit different I joined the 3 month old alliance PFR (Phoebe Freeport Republic) and I was hooked immediately. The atmosphere within the alliance and the buzz around the game was compelling.
I’ve made friends and over the next few months I’ve become an active member, running part of the PFR Academy program, helping to seed the main Freeport of Nullsec (Obligatory propaganda reference!) and learning to PvP in what’s become one of the most active constellations in Null Security space.
Real life experience
In real life I’m a Data Analyst– This means diving into mine of information and uncovering meaningful data. My specialist area is data IT surround IT tool usage. I’m used to collaborating with diverse groups of people and leveraging their skills and knowledge for my projects. I like to think that this would hold me in good stead as CSM member with the remit of extracting ideas and information from the community and CCP alike.
I also have experience as a moderator and a writer for a French E-sport company. That’s given me further lessons on how interact with people, how to write informative and useful pieces and has granted me some insight into game design. It’s a skill I’ve had to polish during my time as a Marshall for the Wargame serie. In this role I’ve had to work with people from many different communities and playstyles and act as a soundboard and a communication point for all of them. I’m firmly of the opinion that the CSM will have to evolve towards this model during CSM XI and that this previous experience will help me fit that role.
What are the top three issues currently facing EVE and why?Lack of advertisement in gaming media.
Lack of visibility for new organisation.
Lot of old game design that are not working in the current state of Eve.
Why will you be an effective CSM member?I am someone that try to learn a lot about the game, by reading or listening to other players. But I am also to bring that knowledge back to the players that are interested in it. That is why I was helping new players, that is why i was in PFR. To enable others to try new things and play the game. So going to the CSM to be able to bring that knowledge to CCP but also to be able to bring that knowledge back to players seemed the next step. And i got experience in that type of player panel before, plus my Real Life job experience. All in all, a good set of tools that would be useful on the CSM.
In what way do you think the CSM can be improved?I think players should stop putting super high expectations on it. The CSM can only represent them as a panel. It is not a co-leading organism for Eve.
In your opinion, how can CCP keep EVE fun for as many players as possible?By keeping Eve true to its root. Sandbox. Open. Giving you opportunities and path to explore.
If a player wants to get in touch with you, the best way to contact you is:Twitter, evemail, my official email or Tweetfleet Slack are all place where i try to answer fast.
If you could choose the theme or content of one of the upcoming releases (expansions), it would be:Structures.