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EVE's CSM Chairman Jade Constantine

Posted Tue, Sep 02, 2008 by Medeor

Council for Stellar Management starting to get some structure.

In a recent interview with 1up.com's Kyle Stallock, Andrew Cruse (aka Jade Constantine the Chairman of the CSM in EVE Online) discusses how the CSM evolved into the current version of company and customer open channel and how CCP has given the Council power and autonomy. Apparently the CSM is able to schedule a meeting every two months with CCP and bring forth an agenda for discussion. Since the whole endeavor is relatively new, the CSM hasn't had a major "crisis" like the original CCP developer misconduct issues, but at least the CSM is in place should something else arise. Apparently CCP is really treating the CSM like EVE itself and playing a very hands-off approach. The election process and the administrative issues are left up to the CSM to resolve themselves. As for other game developers creating something similar, Andrew says:

"So the answer really is going to depend on whether we see more successful CCP style companies or whether the mainstream industry stays with the safe, faceless U.S. corporate model with clear demarcation between developer/consumer. I'm hoping for the former obviously, because this is a tremendously exciting experiment in virtual democracy and I'm very happy that the crazy Icelandic visionaries at CCP had the guts to do this thing."

I've said many times before that the CCP goes above and beyond when it comes to community building, so this information coming from the head of the CSM doesn't surprise me in regards to the respect he has for the game developer. Read the rest of the interview at 1up.com.

Bust Out the Credit Cards: EVE Fanfest 2015 and EVE Vegas Tickets Now on Sale

It seems like the floodgates have officially opened on fan event ticket sales. If you haven't already broke the bank snagging tickets for SOE Live or BlizzCon, today CCP is giving you two more opportunities to do so as tickets have gone on sale for both EVE Vegas and EVE Fanfest 2015.

News
Fri, May 16, 2014
Barlow
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Can’t make it down to Reykjavik, Iceland for EVE Fanfest 2014 in May? There’s an online streaming alternative.

Press Release, News
Wed, Apr 09, 2014
Martuk
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CCP reveals its plans for an epic celebration of the EVE universe at EVE Fanfest in May.

Press Release, Video, News, Official Announcements
Fri, Feb 28, 2014
Martuk
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The first issue of Dark Horse Comics’ new series featuring the true stories of EVE Online in comic form is now available.

News, Official Announcements
Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Martuk

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