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Posted: Nov 16th 2007 6:07PM (Unverified) said

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The first thought that leaps to mind is: "The mice are voting to bell the cat." The meaning of that phrase is: You can have all the democracy you want, but without power to affect the world, it's totally useless.

The thing is, the EVE council is going to jump through dozens of hoops and go through tremendous strain just to come to a consensus on RECOMMENDATIONS which CCP will then read politely, nod, gravely thank them for, and then quietly drop into the wastepaper basket as soon as they've walked out the door.

Posted: Nov 19th 2007 12:03PM (Unverified) said

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It's a misconception that the CSM is means for the players to get their say in the development of EVE and how the game design, game play and overall game is run.

From the various interviews I've read, what CCP is trying to do, is give a chance for all members of the EVE community to have their voices heard. The forums allow some players to do this, but only for a small percentage of the player base.

With the CSM, all players will have a way to be heard. It will then by the responsibilty of the CSM members to review the requests and concerns put forth to them and come-up with their recommendation to CCP. It's a fair way for the community to be heard, and an easier way for CCP to manage these concerns.

In this way, the CSM will act as an ombudsman does; it'll be able to recommend to CCP, what it believes is best for the EVE community.

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