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EVE Online developer CCP is accepting applications for its Council of Stellar Management beginning today. The CSM is a democratically elected group of 14 EVE players chosen annually by their peers and tasked with maintaining "close and constant contact with EVE development." Candidates must not ha...

January 30th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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CCP has published a recap of the year in EVE as viewed through the eyes of the ninth Council of Stellar Management. If you're new to EVE, it's worth noting that the CSM is an elected body of player representatives who "are in constant contact with the EVE Online dev team in order to have a front l...

January 14th 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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CCP released another Phoebe-focused dev diary earlier today, this one detailing the new mission objective system coming to EVE Online next month. The firm is walking a fine line between general guidance and "brain-dead instructions to follow," and as such it is asking for feedback relative to how t...

October 29th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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It's hard to believe that it's almost been a year already since EVE Online's 8th Council of Stellar Management was voted into office to provide feedback and ideas between players and developers, but that's the cold, hard fact. Another such fact is that the ballots are now open for CSM9. As with la...

April 8th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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From the better-late-than-never department, CCP brings you the minutes for the first scheduled summit of CSM8, which is shorthand for the eighth incarnation of EVE Online's player-run Council of Stellar Management. The meeting happened in August, 2013, and even though it's now January 2nd, 2014, t...

January 2nd 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Last year EVE Online players were given the news that the standard method of voting in members of the Council of Stellar Management was on its way out, with a new voting system put in place that allowed players to rank 14 of their favorite candidates. The story behind that change is a fascinating o...

August 21st 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The results are in for EVE Online's eighth Council of Stellar Management (CSM8) as announced by Hilmar Veigar Pétursson during EVE Fanfest this weekend in Reykjavik, Iceland. Since this is the first time the Single Transferrable Vote mechanic has been used, each elected member received th...

April 28th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Elections are live for EVE Online's Council of Stellar Management 8, and players are invited to wade through the nominations to choose their ideal candidates to represent them to CCP. The full list of candidates along with their campaign promises are now posted for all to see. The 28 31 32 candi...

April 5th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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EVE Online is laying the groundwork for the upcoming elections of the 8th Council of Stellar Management, and significant changes are in the stars for how the process will proceed this year. Candidates now have to file an application to be considered, and these applications will be voted on with...

February 21st 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Less than a week before DUST 514's January 22nd open beta launch, CCP invited Massively and other publications to attend an orbital bombardment event in San Francisco. We've been regularly reporting on the progress of the orbital bombardment system, but this time we witnessed the process in actio...

January 22nd 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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EVE Online's Council of Stellar Management (CSM) is a player-elected council of, well, players. Their job is to represent the community's interest to CCP, and one of the ways they do that is by meeting with CCP in Iceland to discuss stuff and things. The most recent CSM meeting was in mid-Decem...

January 16th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments