With the Council of Stellar Management (CSM) Elections coming up soon we at EVE NT have contacted all the running candidates who have announced their intentions to run and provided them with a standardised interview template. The goal of this is to give each candidate a set of standard questions for them to respond to with the aim of helping you, the voter, to choose a candidate who best represents you and your play style to CCP. The same questions have been asked of every candidate as to allow easier comparison. The responses posted are unedited and will be published in the run up to the opening of the voting period on February the 29th in the order that they have been received.
Today's candidate is DoToo Foo.
Please start by giving us a short introduction to who you are and your history within EVE Online. Include how long you have been playing and the groups you have been involved with.
Currently I spend time in C5 escalations, nullsec markets (importation and manufacture), and corp/pos maintenance for these plus a C1 and C2 PI wormhole. In 2015, I was starting my nullsec market, and setting up a c5 wormhole for escalations. We left our C4 wormhole when C4's went from quiet dead end systems and became main highways. I also decided I can't use 6 accounts at the same time (back down to 4). In 2014, I was a confirmed alt-alot (up to 6 accounts). C4 remote rep Dominix and still lots of PI. A little bit of faction warfare - at least until I managed to find and destroy a stab fit farmer. In 2013, we also had a c1 wormhole that we invited others to do PI in (as well as anything else that took their fancy). This was invaded, with our POS re-inforced. We organised a defense and managed to get a few potshots of our own.In late 2012 I was in my first wormhole (c2), AFK bashing customs offices (regularly waking up with new clones). Mid 2012, I tried to build a lowsec PI customs office empire. I was caught between two larger groups both offering more violence than I was capable of dealing with. I started in 2012, first as a hauler in Iteron 3's, but quickly moved into lowsec PI.
Who would you consider to be your key constituents, who you would best represent within the playerbase?
- The industrialist, the market trader.
- The blogger.
- The low end wormhole PVE / industry wormhole corporation.
- Most recently, the wannabe C5 escalation runner.
Please summarise your platform.
- I am a weapons manufacturer and trader. War is good for business. I expect some of you to return my products 'slightly used?.
- I am a wormhole PI (and occasional C5 escalation) bear, a nullsec market trader and the hunted.
- I belong to and help make the small group. I have no love for the largest player groups.
- I believe in the circle of gank. The good PVP pilot will defeat the Ganker. The good Ganker will catch the Evasion pilot, The good Evasion pilot will evade the PVP pilot.
- Once on the CSM, I will encourage CCP to consider gameplay compatible with 'us'. ('They' will already be represented)
- Eve is already one to the strongest 'market' games. Real destruction leads to real construction. I have some little things I would like to see fixed (Selling below buy orders, buying above sell orders for one)
- I think NPC's should do less, and players should do more (whether it is market seeding, or even player faction militia having the rights of NPC faction police)
- I like the fragmentation of nullsec created by Fozzie Sov
Why have you decided to run for CSM this year?
- We need a diverse representation on the CSM, and should not allow it to be dominated by any one section of space.
- The small group is under represented. I am one of the best placed to represent this group.
Have you run for or been a member of CSM in the past? If so please list each year and if you were elected.
- First time run for CSM, but have had my own ?interview questions? pages on my blog for previous elections (eg http://foo-eve.blogspot.com/p/csm-10-candidate-questions.html )
What makes you a unique representative when you compare yourself to other candidates?
- I represent the smaller group living in dangerous space.
Do you have any out of game experience and skills that make you a good candidate?
- I have done my training in committees. Scout Group Leader, Public Speaking (Rostrum) President/Secretary/Treasurer, School Association Parent Representative, Neighbourhood Watch Chairman.
- Adjudicator for Highschool Debate and Public Speaking. (I am comfortable having structured arguments - and even playing the devil's advocate)
- I am a business systems analyst (with background in analyst programming), currently in an ?Agile? workplace. This means I have a fair understanding of the development methods that CCP uses.
What areas of EVE are you weakest at knowledge wise?
If you was offered one year of unlimited development time - what's the biggest change you would lobby for in EVE?
A more player changeable universe. Players should be the most dangerous things in Eve. Players learn how to create and destroy gates (as significant undertakings). Players influence security levels - conduct piracy, and the security level falls. Destroy rats (or even other pirates), and the security level rises.
If you could wind back the clock - what feature or change would you remove from EVE?
I have my wish here. POS are going and Citadels are coming. As someone living in WH space, they are both essential and a pain. Proper refitting, Alliance members having storage, a place to invite new acquaintances. Death and destruction on out of corp alts. If your corp has ever been dependant on a POS (as most wormhole corps are), your POS manager will share my hopes and fears on this one.
If you could pick one candidate to be elected with you, who would they be and why?
Steve Ronuken, the industrialist and third party app supporter. Do you have (or want) a better Eve Central, Pyfa, Tripwire or Siggy? Then you also want Steve on the CSM.
What is your favorite memory in EVE and why?
My first 400M Bestower kill, by a POS set up specifically for this purpose. https://zkillboard.com/kill/33186339/ . Our C1 had been invaded, and we really thought we were going to lose our system. I played for time and found help to counter-evict. It was a stressful and exciting time for all of us. Once 'their? POS was destroyed, I setup a flytrap POS in it's place, a large Amarr deathstar, bubbled, but no password (so no forcefield). They logged in and were caught (they even tried to come back with another ship and that too was destroyed). I was not even on when the kill happened. I am not bloodthirsty by nature, but this was incredibly satisfying.
What platform(s) do you use currently to engage with the wider player base? If someone wanted to contact you what is the best way to do this? (Include Twitter/Emails/Skype/Slack etc.)
- I have run a blog since starting Eve, http://foo-eve.blogspot.com.au/ . I hardly ever use 3 words to say what can be said with 10. (I waffle too much).
- I pop in and out of Reddit ( https://www.reddit.com/user/foodownunder/ )
- My preferred contact is either a comment on my blog (any recent post), or evemail to DoToo Foo.
- I can be contacted via skype : ?Foo Downunder?. Please mention Eve in any contact request.
In short - what is your closing statement
You, the reader, have a choice. You can choose to have your playstyle represented to CCP.CCP have bound themselves to listen to the CSM. Interpersonal relations are always more effective than posts on a forum. I am under no illusions that CCP will follow that advice as much as I would like. Nor should CCP be bound to follow it.You can be assured that 'they? will have representation to CCP in some form or another.For any candidate that is a ?good enough? compromise, include them as a ?preference?.Chose the candidate that best represents you and support them. Chat to corp members; blog, forum post, reddit, but spread the word. The best candidate for you is DoToo Foo.