June 13th, 2020
Yesterday, the results of the CSM 15 election were announced. Congratulations to all those elected.
The next few weeks will be a transition period as CSM 15 members sign confidentiality documents, get accounts to access CCP systems, and receive a basic orientation on how the group meets and interacts with developers.
For a short period, there will be a overlap of CSM 14 & 15 members to discuss the transition and pass on any ongoing work and answer questions. By early July, the change should be complete and my term as a CSM member will be over.
CCP has gone through significant changes over the last year, and the next year looks like significant change for EVE Online as long term plans are designed and implemented. The role of the CSM to reflect player desires and concerns remains an important part of the design process.
The last year has been a privilege to serve as a representative of EVE players to CCP. Meeting so many new people at meetups and online was wonderful. Being entrusted with people concerns & hopes with the desire to improve the game was an honor.
I did my best to provide regular updates on what the CSM was doing, clearly state my positions on various topics, and earnestly try to answer every convo, EVE mail, Discord message, email, and in-person request with my full attention.
While I didn’t always agree with what players asked for, I tried to reflect their concerns to CCP so that their voice was heard.
While I won’t be on the CSM, I continue to play EVE and remain a part of this amazing gaming community. I remain available to anyone that wants to chat or has concerns, to share what I can.