Thanks to a rather hectic weekend I didn’t have any time at all to pew things, though apparently Suleiman over the course of the last week has been kicking the teeth in of all the things in Syndicate. Sad I missed the rampage, though of course there will be others. However, I haven’t got much else to write about than out of game happenings – so I’ll just do that.
Last Saturday Voices from the Void recorded Episode 36, the first in a series of three episodes that would feature CSM7 candidates in a ‘1v1’ format. If you aren’t listening to anything else, you should definitely cruise over and check it out. On the show we had Kelduum Revaan, E-Uni CEO, and Hans Jagerblitzen, the Macchiavelli of Faction Warfare.
Unfortunately I didn’t get to ask half of the questions I had lined up for both the candidates because of time constraints. Some of the ‘harder’ questions were left unasked and so I felt like things were left somewhat incomplete – however, that being said, having the candidates on for the whole show and then dedicating a significant portion to quizzing and confronting them on various items was a lot of fun and helped me make my decision, I think.
The next 1v1 will feature Mike Azariah and Alekseyev Karrde. I’m really looking forward to it and hope we can provide some more good insight into the people behind the names of these two candidates. Maybe we can get a live rendition of Aleks singing Click Lock? Dunno, but I’ll try.
In more general CSM news, I’m getting the general sense that what was true just a month ago is maybe not so true anymore. In particular, the feeling in the community that most of CSM6 would cruise to reelection. It seems several candidates are really eager to get their messages out and rally back some votes that could be lost to energetic newcomers like Hans, or established Eve community names like Aleks and Kelduum. With a slightly smaller contingent of the CSM actually getting plane trips to have face time with the devs at CCP, every vote counts.
Hell, even The Mittani’s PR machine is in full swing, with Goons coming out of the woodwork to give what are delightfully being called by forum experts ‘verbal blowjobs’, though given the format I think ‘literary blowjobs’ may be more appropriate. Could Mittens actually be concerned that his position as King of Space, er, Chairman for Life is in danger? You may scoff at the idea, but it was not long ago at all that a prominent voice from lowsec was Chair(wo)man of a CSM (<3 Mynxee), and Mittens’ confirmation as Chairman is no longer a sure thing.
Time will tell – but this much is certain. CSM7 is off to a very fun start, and they haven’t even been elected yet.