CSM 7 Support Part 1: Looking Back
My next couple of blogs (barring anything interesting in-game) will focus on the CSM. I will give few endorsements as filling the 7 and 7 that will be on the CSM would thin my limited clout out to near invisibility. Last year my two accounts split their vote. I voted for Meissa and Seleene and was happy to see both get in. This year one will be getting my vote and one wont.
Seleene is supremely knowledgeable, and intimately familiar with the people involved at all steps in the process. He networks well, has a clear vision and communicates well, even if he does so infrequently. He focuses on iterations and content development more than introduction, and has experience in literally all phases of EvE gameplay from the backrooms at CCP to the forefront of battles large and small.
Meissa… I just cannot support Meissa anymore. I have nothing but respect for him, and for Rooks and Kings (as any reader here probably is already aware) but Meissa has been ignored for too long. As he himself says he’s been in CSM 2,3,4,5, and 6. What has changed in lowsec for the better? What is promised in the future? Meissa has been there too long and his effectiveness is reduced by that fact. If he offered a fresh voice or had shown effectiveness in getting a message across to CCP in the past it would be one thing, but Meissa has not gotten CCP to recognize the issues facing lowsec. Simply hasn’t happened and likely wont. Meissa even includes two “damning with faint praise” quotes in his candidacy thread.
“hard to categorize “
“smart dude with a different perspective than most”
When a girl said this about me in high school I knew that it meant another Friday night at home with the PlayStation. If that is the best the devs have to say about Meissa after “more than 3 years” it is time to hang up the silly hat I like to imagine they make the CSM wear and blow stuff up.
So there you have it, upvote for Seleene, downvote for Meissa. Next up: I’ll look at a short list of candidates for my now freed up second vote.