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EVE Online's candidates for 4th Council of Stellar Management announced

The roster of candidates for the 4th Council of Stellar Management (CSM) in EVE Online has been announced. According to CCP Games developer Pétur Jóhannes Óskarsson (aka CCP Xhagen), 60 members of the playerbase submitted applications, with 49 players accepted after CCP's scree...

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EVE's 3rd Council of Stellar Management elections underway

The Council of Stellar Management (CSM) in EVE Online is perhaps the best implementation of governance in the virtual space achieved thus far among the numerous MMOs and virtual worlds, although this concept in the industry is rare. The basic idea behind the CSM is that as the horizons of EVE Onlin...

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EVE Online developers speak about player-elected councils

The sci-fi game EVE Online is unique among the massively multiplayer online games on the market in that it has a form of player governance, which allows for a new channel of communication between the subscribers and developers -- a council of representatives of the playerbase. Players are not selec...

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GDC09: Raph Koster kicks off Worlds in Motion Summit

Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2009 has begun and Massively is in the trenches to report on all the big announcements for the massively multiplayer online gaming industry, plus we have some great interviews lined up all week as well. Our GDC 2009 coverage begins with today's Worlds in Motion Summi...

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Call for candidates in EVE Online's player-elected Council of Stellar Management

Lost in the blitz of info about the Apocrypha expansion for EVE Online was the fact that CCP Games announced a call for candidates for the 3rd Council of Stellar Management (CSM). The CSM is a council of representatives of the playerbase, elected by the players themselves, who work with CCP Games t...

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EVE's Council of Stellar Management to be discussed at GDC 09

We mentioned that CCP Games plans to have a presence at the Game Developers Conference this year, but they've opted to give another presentation about EVE Online as well. CCP's Lead Economist Dr. Eyjólfur Guðmundsson and Researcher Petur Johannes Oskarsson will speak about player governa...

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Voting for EVE's second Council of Stellar Management begins

This has been an important week for our American readers in terms of elections, but now that the minor distraction of real-world governance has been dealt with, it's time to focus on governance in the MMO space. You've got to keep those priorities straight, after all. The polls are now open in EVE ...

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EVE Online's first CSM term ending, next approaching

The latest EVE Online dev blog deals with the forthcoming changing of the guard, in terms of the player-elected Council of Stellar Management (CSM). EVE dev CCP Xhagen touched upon the fact that in the nearly 4 months that the first CSM has held office, it became clear(er) to the developers that th...

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How many times do you have to prove it?

One of Second Life's (non-sexual) child avatars -- let's call him "Joe" for the moment -- used Linden Lab's beta Age Verification system to forestall any issues of being possibly suspended for being an underage user. Unfortunately, "Joe" was subsequently suspended after being abuse-reported as an un...

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Second Life Governance team commences public office hours

Linden Lab's governance team will be holding public office hours in Second Life five days each week, starting this week (the first session was today). You can find the governance team for approximately one hour on the island of Kremer at 10AM SLT (US Pacific) Monday to Friday, though they suggest th...

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