|Posted - 2016.01.24 22:26:20 -
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As has been firmly established in both the 1st 320+ page threadnaught and the current devblog about to roll into its 1200th post, SP-trading is a highly controversial issue.
This thread is not meant to debate the merits/demerits of that idea but instead to ask for feedback regarding the positions of both current CSM members - who are running for re-election - and/or new CSM candidates on the topic of SP-trading in EVE Online.
For me, personally, SP-trading is a deal breaker. I cannot in good conscience vote for a CSM candidate whose idea of what EVE is differs so much from my own as to be unrecognizable. That candidate and I must have very little in common so he simply cannot represent my interests. But for other folks, that may be their ideal candidate. To each his own. Viva democracy!
RE: current CSM members up for re-election, Gorski Car wrote on Crossing Zebras that he "might be one of the few CSM members" who supports SP-trading. His SP trading support is documented.
Steve Ronuken wrote that he "wasn't a fan" and has "concerns."
But that's all I've found so far regarding candidate positions on this divisive and hugely important issue.
To the candidates: It would certainly be helpful if you could take a minute to participate here and let your opinion be known in one place. You don't have to wax poetic - just let us know if you think SP trading is a good/bad idea. Obviously this would be much simpler than hunting down 100 interviews and message boards and posting questions in various comment sections.
To the EVE media: Please do not be afraid to ask the candidates pointed questions on this topic in your interviews. It matters to a great many EVE players and very well may be the deciding issue that wins (or loses) someone a spot on CSM XI.
And to the players: If you know of an interview, blog post or comment written by any CSM XI candidate regarding SP trading, please post links here so the playerbase can go into the CSM XI elections better prepared and more informed. As I discover more documented positions, I'll post them here for any interested parties.
Lastly, I would ask you all not to troll my topic too hard and let this thread be useful.... but this is EVE ... and that's probably unrealistic...
So, instead, I'll just thank you for your time.