Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Thanks o7

I would just like to thank the EVE Community for its support throughout this campaign and for electing me on to the CSM. While I am aware that many of my own alliance and our allies voted for me, I am also aware that I garnered substantial support across the EVE universe, from all kinds of unexpected quarters, and I immensely grateful to everyone who saw fit to vote for me.

It will be both a privilege and an honour to represent the EVE Community in Iceland and I will certainly reflect this in the way I contribute going forward.I just want to reiterate that I am not going to CSM to represent any particular viewpoint or playstyle or to champion the rights of 0.0 spaceholder. I am going to CSM to represent the playerbase as a whole and to ensure that this game which we all play continues to improve. That may mean that I end up defending the rights of sov-holders on some issues and opposing them on others. It simply depends on the issue and what I feel is in the best interest of this game and its playerbase going forward.

I would also like to thank the other candidates for what was in general a clean campaign. I look forward to working with the other successful representatives and intend to respect the expertise they bring to the CSM. As I have said before I am not a 'marketeer' or an 'industrialist' and will therefore respect the views and opinions of those who have more experience in those aspects of the game! The CSM Council does represent a cross section of EVE playstyles and I sincerely believe that every viewpoint is valid and of merit even if I do not necessarily agree with all of them.

Finally, I would like to thank CCP. I think this is a very exciting opportunity and am looking forward to meeting you all in Iceland. I sincerely hope that this is not a huge publicity stunt (as many suspect) and that the CSM does get the opportunity to contribute to the development in a real (and realistic) way. I certainly intend to do my part!

Anyway (apart from the Tom Cruise love) this kinda sums up my current feelings:

Oh, and Amarr Victor o7

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Eurogamer article

Jim Rossignol - long time EVE player and games writer for both PC Gamer (UK) and various other gaming related publications - has just penned his latest 'masterpiece' and I got a mention o_0

Anyway to read the article pop along here:

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

EVE Cast Interview

I got interviewed by EVE Cast a few days ago as part of a CSM special edition.

Anyway, if you are interested you can listen to the episode here:

You can either listen to the whole episode (featuring interviews with a number of the other candidates) streamed directly from that page or download the episode (70mb).

My interview starts just under halfway through the episode. So if you have ever wanted to know what a real Amarrian fanatic sounds like - now is your chance :-)