CSMX Candidates Quizzed: Citricioni

A few years ago, I ran a questionnaire for CSM candidates regarding lowsec. This year, I’ve decided to do the same, with a twist: there is now a bonus round of questions tailored to each individual candidate that fills out the questionnaire. As quickly as I can, I’ll be posting up their responses: without edit or commentary. Next into the questionnaire octagon is Citricioni.

Character Name: Citricioni

Candidacy Thread: Ze German guy for CSM X (Citricioni)

PART 1 – The Questionnaire

What single part of the game do you feel requires the most work in terms of iteration by CCP?

Improvements on “Corp, Alliance and POS”-Management.

Do you feel that lowsec is ‘fixed’? If so, explain why. If not, explain what you want to see done to fix it.

No, i think there are still some issues in the game mechanics.

1. The Faction Warfare, with the possibility to stab your ship, don’t get catched by anyone and farm your LP.

2. Make it a more frigate friendly enviroment.

3. Superproduction in LowSec

Do you have any plans to push CCP, if elected, to iterate on lowsec in general?

A smother transition between High, Low an NullSec.

In your opinion, where should lowsec rank in terms of priority for iteration by CCP?

On the second place after the Sov-Changes.

What, in your opinion, are the main factors that make lowsec more attractive to its current residents than other areas of space?

No bubbles.
Impossible is nothing.

What is your thinking regarding piracy in lowsec – is it good, bad, or ugly?

Negative Ten is a lifestyle <3 😀

What are your thoughts on the notion that increased protection for PVE players in lowsec will result in a better lowsec?

Less PvE in LowSec please!

What are your thoughts regarding Faction Warfare, particularly the idea that FW is the killer feature of lowsec?

Who said that?

If elected to CSMX and subsequently informed by CCP that lowsec was the ‘hot topic’ for iteration in the coming year, what input and advice would you have for them?

Remove Faction Warfare and get a eye on SmallScale PvP. Not only Largfights.

BONUS – What lengths are you willing to go to in order to make pirates flashy red on overview by default again?

It’s a nice thing, but don’t a major topic which need to be discussed in the CSM.

PART 2 – The Interview

What’s your personal background, in real life? What kind of work are you in? Does it help your chances of election, in your opinion? Why or why not?

I am currently working as a department manager in an IT security department of a medium-independent company. There I am also in charge of the coordination with staff supervision and continuing education. So for me it is normal to discuss things and get people together.

If you weren’t running, but you could singlehandedly ensure that any other person in EVE would be elected to CSM, who would you pick and why.

To be honest: nobody

Other than EVE, what was your favorite game last year (2014)?

I don’t play other video games but if I have to choose one: openTTD

How long have you been in lowsec? What is your favorite aspect of that region?

I’m in LowSec now for 3-4 years. My favorite aspect is the variety and creativity of the players in lowsec.

How would you make lowsec into a more ‘frigate friendly’ environment? With the revitalization of faction warfare a few years ago, lowsec is already a pretty great place for frigate PVP, isn’t it?

Yes, with “criminal watch” and the “faction warfare” it is already a great place for frigates. But there are still the Gate/Stationguns with no tracking penalty for small ships.

What sort of transition are you looking for between high, low, and nullsec space?

The transition should be somewhat blurred.
0.4 with smaller police / navy ships
0.2 with no guns on stations
0.1 with no guns on stations and gates
So the Lowsec gets more a mix of NullSec and HighSec

In your responses you stated that you believe there should be less PvE in lowsec. Are you in favor of turning lowsec into solely a pvp zone, rather than diversifying its appeal to other players?

More PVE in LowSec = more kills for the pirates (thats the point where i’m okay with)
But on the otherside I’m for a “nice enviroment for newer players”/”the new player expirence” and therefore: More PvE in LowSec -> More noobs in LowSec -> More disabled accounts from New Players

Many players believe faction warfare to be one of the best things to happen to lowsec in recent years. You want to remove it. Why? Would you replace it with another system or feature?

There are several factors which disturb me on Factional Warfare.
1. The Warp Core Stab Frigate in the sides to farm LP – low risk / high reward
2. The “awoxing” between the militia with like no standing hit
3. The higher Movement in LowSec

You’ve caused a bit of a stir on the German forums, apparently at one point claiming to be a ‘troll’ candidate. Are you expecting to actually have a chance at election, or is this solely an effort to improve your standing in the community?

To be honest, I think my position in the German community, is already high enough to have a chance of being elected.
The biggest problem is that I see no reason to be nice to people, if I do not like them just because I want to be CSM.

How would you simplify the game for new players?

I don’t want to simplify the game, i want to show newer members all contents of EVE
“The Social Groups” like NPSI Groups / Incursion Groups / Trade Groups…….

You’ve stated you would like to see more ships in the game, such as T2 capitals and T3 battleships. Do you believe that ship balancing should still take precedence over the addition of new ships?

I’m pretty sure that CCP already has ideas and plans for ships in the coming months / years. So maybe it would be better to bring all these ships and then work on balancing. Because every time when new ships come into the gameplay, the balancing is no longer correct

Finally, if voters knew nothing else about you, what would you want that one thing to be?

As long as the planets are turning,
as long as the stars are burning,
as long as your dreams are coming true,
you better believe it:

That I would do anything for EVE!

That they know that I am the perfect candidate because I’m the perfect candidate. :p
just a little joke, don’t have something better 😀