I'd like to see them continue to work hard on behalf of the players. There were only a handful of CSM7 members who did an incredible amount of hard work with CCP. Hans. Alekseyev. Trebor. Two Step. Elise. I'd like to see more members of CSM8 involved in the process, fewer of them no-shows.
I'd like to see CSM8 act more like CSM6, and less like CSM7 where sycophantic behaviour is concerned. Whenever CCP decides to write :words:, how about realizing that they are simply that, words, and that action must necessarily follow. It's fine to be optimistic, but be somewhat realistic on expectations.
I'd like to see less blind cheerleading:
JON LANDER I WANT YOU TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF SOMETHING!!!!!And more optimism, tempered with some reservation:
Good blog, Unifex. Now I'm more eager than ever to see the minutes.Optimism is cool. OPTIMISM!!!!! is not. Oh how I pine for the days when we had CSM leadership that didn't feel they were the public relations department for everything CCP had to say.
I'd like to see more of the CSM when they have something to say, and less when they don't. Having a CSM appear weekly on one of the many EVE podcasts is pointless. Unless a council member has something new and important to say, that isn't strangled by the NDA, then they really have nothing to say at all. As an example, immediately following the winter summit, none of the CSM had anything interesting to say. Next week, after the release of the summit minutes, the CSM is going to be chock full of things to say. I'd ask that CSM8 choose their public appearances wisely, preferably to coincide with events that they're allowed to talk about.
I look forward to CSM8, when we have either a Goon or a Test leading the ship. Someone to set the head firmly back on the shoulders. Someone who can be optimistic, who is willing to give some benefit of the doubt, but who also understands that they are dealing with CCP, a company who's track record with :words: is far better than their track record delivering on those :words:.