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Yup, and that doesn’t mean that that is all of it, just those are the ones that were present when I looked a few minutes ago. Now will all of those people get their applications in? Remains to be seen since they have until Feb 15 to complete the process.
Now there have been some changes. Age restriction dropped from 21 to 18 (or the age of majority in the applicants country, whichever is higher). You DON’T have to be able to go to Iceland. Internationally accepted ID will suffice, not JUST a Passport. Your personal information must be supplied to CCP but they won’t be tossing it out as part of the ballot.
Twice a year we host CSM summits. Summit can last up to 5 days and up to 10 members of the CSM will fly to CCP headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland to participate in person. The rest of the CSM will join the summit remotely.-CCP Leeloo
This is a large change and another is implied. 10 people CAN go to the summits, not just 7 as in previous years. Can does not mean will but it is there, now. What isn’t mentioned is Fanfest. Your flight/hotel is not covered by CCP if you are elected. Will they supply tickets into the events? Yes. But you have to get your own self there. (They will try to help with discounted flight/hotels though their local connections but it is still going to cost) When they pay the way they expect you to work.
And they do expect you to work, make no mistake. Anybody who is trying to get elected on a strong ‘fanclub base’ and doesn’t do anything once in will not last long. Not to mention . . .
Any behavior or actions considered being a material breach of the EULA, TOS or NDA by a CSM delegate is grounds for immediate dismissal and permanent exclusion from all pending and future participation in the council. There are no exceptions or “first strikes” regardless of the infraction. Delegates are not only expected to uphold the social contract that all society members are held accountable to, but should also set a behavior standard for everyone else to follow. CCP Leeloo
I will write more about the CSM in the next week or so, not as a campaign thing but to advise others. Warn them. Once upon a time it might have been an ego thing, a ‘yeah, I am somebody’
Now it is a volunteer position where you are told by cynics that you are a useless PR drone and by angry people that you messed the whole game up or failed to stop a dev from doing so. Once in a while you get some thanks and man, do you treasure it. You will fly to a foreign country and meet with some very dedicated people and advise them on what is THEIR bread and butter, their livelihood. Take it seriously. Oh have fun, you know I do, but never forget that people are behind the game as well as in front of it. They don’t want it to fail anymore than you want your employer to close up shop tomorrow.
There is more I want to say but this is enough for now.
fly it like you won it