Just a quick post to give my thoughts on the upcoming CSM elections. Being an avid blog reader and podcast listener, I have gather up a fair amount of information on the candidates and have a few that I will certainly be casting my vote for
1. Sugar Kyle
Superb blogger with a gift for what I consider to be the style of play that benefits EVE as a whole. She embraces the community not in a max/min way but in one that is mutually beneficial to those she encounters and has a head for many aspects of the game and should be a great addition to the CSM
2. Ali Aras
Incumbent and extremely well spoken. Her current term on the CSM has been well used in my opinion and deserves a second go-around
Goon, yes, but perhaps the smartest person in the room...in most rooms. Without a doubt an asset to the CSM seeing things that perhaps no one else has thought of.
4. Mike Azariah
Another incumbent and worthy of a repeat trip to the CSM. From everything I've read on him, he has been a valuable member of the CSM and a great spokesperson for the accessibility of EVE to new players.
5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Asayanami Dei, Karen Galeo, Jayne Fillon, corbexx, and Proclus Diadochu
As a wormhole resident I would be amiss and wanting to see a wormhole presence on the CSM. These four candidates all bring something unique to that platform, especially Jayne who operates the Spectre NPSI fleets. I would love to see one or more of these candidates on the CSM so that wormhole life, which really impacts many other aspects of EVE has a clear voice.
10. James Argent
Another incumbent with a good track record. I believe a strong mix of new and previous CSM members will provide excellent consistency between terms which, given CCP's long term plans is beneficial to all of us as players
11. Steve Ronuken
Master of Fuzzworks, great voice for the out of game developers and those who give back tools to the community.
The most important part...get out and vote