Candidate: Syeven Reed

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Character name
Syeven Reed
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In real life

Tom Pindair
England, York

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Campaign statement

Im not a leader of a big corp, or a player who runs PC everyday. I feel that I can represent you because most people who play DUST can compare to me.

Something I'm very passionate about is the idea of Pay-2-Win. Even the option of paying for weapons to me seems unfair. Why should the player with more money be able to run without a loss even when you manage to overkill them 5 times in your starter fit. This is something that I would urge to move away from, a focus on other ways for CCP to make revenue; vanity items and suit camo’s for example have been a huge point of interest from players.

Experience in Dust

My main experience with dust lays with the Minmatar. Since the beginning I went Minmatar Assault, because if movies have taught me anything its that speed and agility eventually wins! Right?!...

Not learning anything, after the suit re-spec I went Minmatar scout (Minja) and a bit of Heavy.

Those above are my main talents, but I also get board easily! So I dabble in everything else from Logi to Drop-ships

I love to lone wolf it, but also run with some squads in my corp. I have done some PC but prefer to stay away due to bad lag and getting killed an awful lot.

Real life experience

I'm a modder, I mod games and have an understanding of basic creation, not saying I’m an expert, however it does give me a better understanding of the makings of a game, giving me a better ability to converse with the community and the developers alike.


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

New player retention, the proto-stomp and not a very good NPE.

Part of the reason we don't have a very high player retention rate is because the NPE isn't that great. But the main problem is that when players get into a game there faced with the odds of a proto-stomp.

With the help of the community, I hope to solve this.

Why will you be an effective CPM member?

I have been an active member of the community and an active layer of the game for a long time, I've invested a lot into this game which means I'm going to stay around for it.

I want to see the community have a much bigger driving force behind it than it currently has. If I was to become a member of the CPM I will be actively talking to the community, gathering the feedback and helping CCP make the right choices.

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

We need better ways to talk to you guys. The forums are all well and good, but not everyone in game uses them. I'd like to have a dedicated squad section, like we have a Corp/Alliance/Public squads in squad finder, add CPM to the list.

The CPM also needs more talk time with the developers, its easy to find how badly it went at FanFest last year, and I don't want a repeat of it this year. But this is on CCP's end.

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

Keeping in touch with you guys is probably the most important part of this job. It’s due to CCP wanting the help of the community that I’m here. Some methods that I’m able to do are; In-game Squads, the Dust514 forums, Twitter and hangouts such as Skype and TS3. If the community has other ways they wish to make contact I will strive to meet those needs, send me a mail in game to either character (preferably the EvE name) and I’ll get back to you.

Dust 514: Syeven Reed
EvE Online: Korban Reed
In-game channel: Syeven for CPM
Twitter and Skype: MajLagSpike

I'm also running squads on and off, so if you'd like to ask me anything specific while we play, check out this thread to see if the squads up.

What is your opinion on Project Legion?

I think it could possibly be a great game, a better Dust. But I can also see that inherently killing the Dust player base. I don't want to leave players behind, so I would like to aim for a way to link the two games together.