I've done it! I've cast my vote. I've given a stranger my vote of confidence to bring a level-headed discourse to CCP and improve the game I love so much. I just hope he (or she) stands by his (or her) word.
But I won't tell you who I voted for. I will though, narrow it down for you. You see, I want you to do as I did, and take the time to go through each players profile, read up on his (or her) views and make up your own mind as to who should have the honor of being elected to the 1st ever Council of Stellar Management.
Having gone through the full list of candidates, 14 caught my attention. Of those, I chose one. I'll admit, I'm a little disappointed that I wasn't able to vote for all 9 of the candidates I thought should, in my opinion, make up the CSM. That's what I would have expected. Everyone votes for their 9 candidates and in the end, 9 candidates that (out of the 61 who offered themselves) get to fly to Iceland in June. Doing it that way should have avoided polarized votes, which is likely to happen with the current implementation CCP has chosen. We'll just have to wait for the results now.
Though I won't tell you my choice, I will give you the names of those 14 candidates out of which I made my pick. All of them, had a website, and each showed some effort in trying to convince me that they should get my vote. They took the time to go over their platform and all seemed serious about the CSM. Though EVE is just a game, it's also a hobby in which I invest a good chunk of my time. I'd like whoever will represent me in front of CCP to do it intelligently, convincingly and respectfully. Each of the following candidates convinced me they would.
Here they are, in no particular order:
- Alison Wheeler - Inanna Zuni
- John Richardson - Max Torps
- Brendan Reid - Ben Deridar
- Shawn Pilkington - Gritt Pebbledasher
- Paul Mumby - Arduron
- Eva Jobse - Ankhesentapemkah
- Jeremy Jankie - Omber Zombie
- Andrew Cruse - Jade Constantine
- Michael Rasmussen - TornSoul
- Andrew J. Goodwin - Goodwin
- Charlie Erikson - LaVista Vista
- Niall Dologhan - Hardin
- Leanna Jane Evelyn Fulford - Shatana Fulfairas
- Shayne Smart - Serenity Steele