CSM11’s term is coming to a close and CSM12 candidates have been busy campaigning, promoting their platforms and reaching out to prospective voters. Applications were submitted and the final list of official candidates was announced yesterday.
But what is the CSM? The Council of Stellar Management (aka CSM) is a player advocacy group, consisting of 10 members democratically elected by the players to advise and assist CCP in the continuous development of EVE. The CSM brings focused, structured feedback from the community to CCP and represents its views and interests. The role of a CSM member is to represent the player community in the development of EVE Online. As elected representatives, the CSM will have clear communication paths with CCP and a chance to influence the development of EVE Online.
You can find more information on the CSM by visiting the EVE Online Community site.
This year there are a total of 64 candidates (up from the 53 that applied last year) who have been accepted following the application period that ended on February the 17th. The list of candidates is as follow:
|Afropty||SQUAD V [5.]||DARKNESS. [DARK.]|
|Arenthor Doran||Tritanium Industries and Technology [.TIT]||Goonswarm Federation [CONDI]|
|Ariel Rin||Tactically Gifted [T-GIF]||Tactical Supremacy [TIKLE]|
|Aryth||GoonWaffe [GEWNS]||Goonswarm Federation [CONDI]||Yes|
|bardghost Isu||Unity of Suns [-UOS-]||Warped Intentions [W4RP]|
|Bobmon||Habitual Euthanasia [HABIT]||Pandemic Legion [-10.0]||Yes|
|boliano||Arch Angels Assault Force [AAAF2]||DARKNESS. [DARK.]|
|Brianum||Nemesis Logistics [N.LOG]||Nemesis Enterprises. [-NEM-]|
|Capri Sun KraftFoods||Hard Knocks Inc. [HRDKX]||Hard Knocks Citizens [HKRAB]|
|Carbon Alabel||The Alabaster Albatross [TAABE]||Sev3rance [-7-]|
|Claevyan||The Suicide Express [PROZC]||Rejection Of Sovereignty [N0SOV]|
|commander aze||Force of Light [SUB0-]||Lin Kuei Kokuryukai. [LINKK]|
|Dancul1001||North Eastern Swat [NESW]||Pandemic Legion [-10.0]|
|Daugar Draaken||Mine ‘N’ Refine [MNREF]||Goonswarm Federation [CONDI]|
|DJ-Thomas||Eve Radio Corporation [ERC]||Eve Radio Alliance [-ERA-]|
|Djavin Novienta||EVE University [E-UNI]||Ivy League [IVY]|
|Eduard Teach||Ark Royal Mining [ARKRM]|
|Erika Mizune||The Soul Society [TSSOC]||Army of New Eden [ARMY]|
|Fawlty7||Tactically Challenged [TC-KL]||Tactical Supremacy [TIKLE]|
|Frezinviper||Macabre Votum [M.V]||Northern Coalition. [NC]|
|Gecko Hareka||Old American Syndicate [OASY]||Silent Infinity [AFK]|
|Higive Ghudhed||Minion Revolution [MINI3]||Goonswarm Federation [CONDI]|
|Innominate||GoonWaffe [GEWNS]||Goonswarm Federation [CONDI]||Yes|
|Jin’taan||Pentag Blade [P.T.B]||Curatores Veritatis Alliance [CVA]||Yes|
|Jonatan Reed||Origin. [0RIGN]||Did he say Jump [JMP-N]|
|Jonn Duune||Biomass Party [B10MS]||All Paths Lead to Anoikis [P4THY]|
|JTClone Ares||Strangers of the Cosmos [STOTC]||Digital Vendetta [DIVE]|
|Kael Decadence||Entropy of Annihilation [NTR-P]||Legio De Mortem [MORTE]|
|Kalbuir Skirate||Pandemic Horde Inc. [THXFC]||Pandemic Horde [REKTD]|
|Kalen Tsero||Alpha Waffles [AWFFL]||PANCAKES. [BKFST]|
|Killah Bee||North Eastern Swat [NESW]||Pandemic Legion [-10.0]|
|Leyanora Varkain||Special Assault Unit [XSAUX]||IT’S ONLY PIXELS [PIXEL]|
|Lillik Eoner||The Dark Space Initiative [TDSIN]||Scary Wormhole People [WHBOO]|
|Lorelei Ierendi||Lorelei for C S M [CSM12]|
|Marcus Longfellow||Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters [PGGB]||Ocularis Inferno [OI]|
|Marshall Mark||Hungarian Bastardz [HUBAZ]|
|mikal Rotineque||Caldari Capsuleer Coalition [CCA4U]||Circle-Of-Two [CO2]|
|Monster Dude||Raging Angels [R ANG]||Pure Blind Cartel [CARTE]|
|Ncc 1709||Fusion Enterprises Ltd [FUSEN]||Badfellas Inc. [BADI]|
|NoobMan||Hard Knocks Inc. [HRDKX]||Hard Knocks Citizens [HKRAB]||Yes|
|Prime Maximus||Hollow Ataraxia [.HAX.]|
|Raphendyr Nardieu||Unpublished Chapter [UNPU]||Suddenly Content [SUDCO]|
|rhiload Feron-drake||TURN LEFT [C4MEL]||The Camel Empire [THNGY]|
|Roedyn||Dark-Rising [-DARK]||Wrecking Machine. [WRECK]|
|Scylus Black||Caldari Colonial Defense Ministry [CCDM]||Templis CALSF [CALSF]|
|Solidus Obscura||Body Count Inc. [BDCI]||Mercenary Coalition [MC]|
|Sort Dragon||Resilience. [EMO.]||DARKNESS. [DARK.]|
|Stellan Crendraven,||Star Frontiers [-S-F-]||Brotherhood of Spacers [B0SS]|
|Steve Ronuken||Fuzzwork Enterprises [FZZW]||Vote Steve Ronuken for CSM [VOTE]||Yes|
|Suitonia||KarmaFleet [SNOOO]||Goonswarm Federation [CONDI]|
|Sullen Decimus||Polaris Rising [P0LR]||The Bastion [BASTN]||Yes|
|Terandria Starsong||0.0 Massive Dynamic [0MD]||Test Alliance Please Ignore [TEST]|
|The Judge||Balkan Mafia [BALKA]||Circle-Of-Two [CO2]||Yes|
|The Ludocrat||30plus [30PLU]||Fidelas Constans [FCON]|
|Toxic Yaken||The Dickwad Squad [DWADS]||Legio De Mortem [MORTE]|
|Tumanoff||SO RED [S0R3D]|
|Vic Jefferson||Knights of Poitot [K0PS]||Rote Kapelle [STUGH]|
|Vince Draken||Burning Napalm [SM3LL]||Northern Coalition. [NC]|
|Vincent Eneticum||Know your Role [K-Y-R]||League of Unaligned Master Pilots [LUMPY]|
|White 0rchid||SniggWaffe [SWIGG]||WAFFLES. [N0MAD]|
|Xenuria||KarmaFleet [SNOOO]||Goonswarm Federation [CONDI]||Yes|
|Yukiko Kami||Brave Newbies Inc. [SB00N]||Brave Collective [BRAVE]|
With less than 4 days left to go through and pick out candidates to vote for the electorate has a lot to consider. So where can you go to find out more information on these candidates to help you pick your ideal candidates?
First and foremost is the EVE Online CSM Candidate section on the EVE Online community website which contains a full list of all candidates.
You can also find ongoing discussions on the EVE Online forum CSM Campaigns section. This should be the first stop for anyone looking to dive deeper into any potential candidates platform. It also provides a place where you can directly comment and question any particular candidate.
If however, you are looking for something to listen to on your daily commute Matterall, ex-EN24 writer and now Creative Director at the Imperium News is recording an ongoing series of interviews which are currently being published to soundcloud. With 23 recordings down there are still a lot more interviews to come.
But Matterall isn’t the only one putting out CSM related audio content, Crossing Zebra’s has also been extraordinarily busy putting out content from not just one source, but three! All of which can be found in their podcast section. But the two main CSM focused shows have been as follows:
Veteran podcaster and EVE Online commentator Ashterothi has completed a series of interviews. To date he has interviewed the following candidates:
Sticking with the audio format but of a more round robin style show Jeffraider has hosted a series of debates putting a number of CSM candidates on coms and asking them a series of questions which can be found on Crossing Zebras. The debates have been broken down into three parts;
- Sullen Decimus, Steve Ronuken, Carbon Alabel, Roedyn, Kalen Tsero
- Jonatan Reed, Noobman, Xenuria, White 0rchid, commander aze
- Suitonia, Killah Bee, rhiload Feron-drake, Dancul1001, Toxic Yaken
EVE Community site EVE_NT is also running its annual written CSM series where all the announced CSM candidates have been invited to respond to a template questionnaire. The responses are being published almost as fast as they are coming in with 7 published since the 1st.
But this series of sources only just scratches the surface when it comes to CSM relate content currently out there in the wider EVE Media sphere and new information is being published on a daily basis. So where can you go to keep up on all the information that is being released? Nosy Gamer has been collecting all the information on the candidates and has published it on the CSM Wire site.
Who are your picks and what are your predictions?