Candidate: SirManBoy

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In Dust 514

Character name
Molon Labe.
General Tso's Alliance
Playing since

In real life

Jesse Grinstead
United States
High School Social Studies Teacher

Contact information

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Campaign statement

I'm a committed and passionate Dust player looking to do my part to help the community and make this game shine. My work will be focused on supporting positive and realistic changes aimed at helping average players and corps become more relevant and competitive.

Experience in Dust

-Closed beta player
-56,229,832 Lifetime Skill Points
-Proto logi in Amarr, Caldari, Gallente, and Minmatar
-$600+ Invested in Dust 514 (10+ Merc Packs, Veteran Pack, Elite Pack, Eve Second Decade Collector's Edition, etc.)
-Former director of Planetary Response Organisation
-Current director of Molon Labe
-Member of Molon Labe for 1 year, 1 month, and 21 days

Real life experience

-High School Social Studies Teacher of Global Studies and AP Macroeconomics
-Former Senior Loss Control Administrator at Enterprise Rent-A-Car
-Former Realtor specializing in residential properties
-Vice President of the Lee County Black Sox Baseball Club of Fort Myers, FL


What are the top three issues currently facing Dust 514 and why?

-PC mechanics that continue to favor elite corps over community corps.
-The ISK disparity between players from successful PC corps and everyone else.
-A lack of community-building features like team deploy for corps and alliances.

All three of these problems hurt the new player experience, perpetuate wealth inequality, and negatively impact player retention.

Why will you be an effective CPM member?

My rational and ego-free disposition and my ability to work well within any social dynamic.

In what way do you think the CPM can be improved?

CPM can be improved through better communication and by supporting a populist agenda aimed at increasing the relevancy and importance of average players.

If a player wants to get in touch with you, the best way to contact you is:

Skype: jessegrinstead
Reddit: SirManBoy

What is your opinion on Project Legion?

I'm excited that it will initially be developed on a platform where CCP is most comfortable and competent, but ultimately I would love to see Legion end up on the PS4. However, I will vigorously support the game no matter where it is played. In either case, I hope that Legion brings the players everything we thought we would be getting with Dust 514, especially community-building mechanics like TEAM DEPLOY.