Introducing the 2018 Imperium CSM


Following yesterday’s live announcement on Twitch, today saw the official release of results from this year’s CSM elections.  In a change from past years, the CSM was elected later on in the year, allowing representatives an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the process before major meetings which happen early each calendar year.  This year’s CSM saw 7 out of 10 candidates from the Imperium’s ballot elected.

This year 29226 successful votes were counted, representing a discrepancy between the total number of votes cast announced yesterday resulting from 190 votes cast for a disqualified candidate and nobody else.  Because there were no other people selected in those votes, they were wasted.  Additionally, one player managed to vote only for someone not on the ballot, and this vote was also canceled. Players interested in looking deeper into the ballots can do so by downloading the data linked in the announcement.

A full half of the 13th CSM are members of the Imperium, and so are well poised to represent the best interests of Eve Online players in the coming year.  Returning to the CSM this year for the Imperium are Aryth, Innominate, and The Judge. They are joined by Merkelchen of Goonswarm Federation’s KarmaFleet and Brisc Rubal of The Initiative.  New members of the CSM often must spend their first term learning how the CSM operates, and so the Imperium is fortunate to have a healthy mix of veteran and novice representatives to best promote the interests of Eve’s players.

In addition to the Imperium representatives, Jin’Taan and Steve Ronuken are also returning for CSM 13. These are experienced representatives, with Steve Ronuken as the longest serving current member the CSM. Because of their experience and demonstrable benefit to the CSM as a whole, these returning members had earned an endorsement from the Imperium.

In addition to the Imperium-endorsed candidates, voters also elected three others to CSM13: Sort Dragon, Killah Bee, and Suitonia. Sort Dragon, executor of DARKNESSdot and leader of Guardians of the Galaxy, is returning to the CSM yet again.  He served on CSM 10 and again on CSM 12.  According to CCP’s announcement graphics, Killah Bee is a member of an alliance called the “Norhtern Coalitiondot.”  It’s unclear at this point what this alliance does or what their relation to NCdot is.  Finally, Suitonia is a former member of Goonswarm Federation, and it is assumed he was re-elected based on this recognition.  His presence on the CSM should ease the mind of anyone concerned about the welfare of small-gang PvP.

GoonWaffe was also surprised to learn from the CCP announcement stream that returning representative Innominate was apparently still a member. Asked for comment on whether Innominate was actually a member of GoonWaffe or KarmaFleet, GoonWaffe representatives replied “oh, I’m sorry, do I have to log in to check that? Haven’t done that in a while.”

The Mittani himself weighed in on the excellent electoral performance of Imperium-endorsed candidates, releasing the following statement via Twitter:


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  • Rolfski

    Goons are celebrating this like they “won Eve”. But the actual realty is that this is some of the worst goon news in their very own history.

    June 17, 2018 at 12:18 AM
    • Moomin Amatin Rolfski

      You only “win eve” by quitting, everyone knows that. Yet again your definition does not match the general consensus.

      So are you going to try and “educate” people in this story as well with a hundred or so of your nonsensical and malformed comments?

      If you truly cared about eve then there is something you could rant on about and be completely justified in doing so. But you are simply unwilling to do so. I can only wonder why that is the case.

      June 17, 2018 at 9:27 AM
      • Rolfski Moomin Amatin

        If all my comments are “nonsensical” and “malformed” to you, it would only show your inability to see the other side of the story, Which frankly, considering your horrible, brainwashed and biased, Evenews24-trash-level of writing that lacks any journalistic standard, doesn’t surprise me.

        Nobody wants to play Goonswarm Online mate, not even goons. Hopefully you’ll understand that one day.

        June 17, 2018 at 8:51 PM
        • Moomin Amatin Rolfski

          I think you have now hit the crux of the issue here, albeit probably accidentally. You see your comments keep referring to what other people think, want and do. These are presented as facts and yet when proof is asked for you fail to offer any. Then even when the articles on INN are broken down very concisely by Arrendis you then ignore his findings completely.

          INN are more than happy to accept and present different perspectives from all types of player. All you need to do is write those words and formulate your arguments and you can get them published as an article in its own right. This surely has to be a better option than writing all the comments that you do, especially where the comments you make ultimately make you look bad. Not once have you accepted any point made by another or admitted error on your own part. That is currently your legacy on this site and will likely get you banned at some point. So at least try to add to our stories in a constructive manner and not emulate some fake news bot.

          June 18, 2018 at 4:14 AM
          • Rolfski Moomin Amatin

            Do your homework, I didn’t ignore Arrendis’ findings completely. In fact, they proved my point: The majority of Eve opinion pieces you’ll find on INN are goons biased.

            June 18, 2018 at 11:53 AM
          • Moomin Amatin Rolfski

            Ahh here you go with your twisting again. You got torn apart by Arrendis and his well formed factually based argument. As such you keep trying to change the goal posts. As for my homework, I do mine. Yours is very lacking though as is proven by all your comments.

            I am currently fighting for you not to get banned so that a permanent record of your “thoughts” can be preserved to show how primitive your thinking is.

            June 18, 2018 at 5:40 PM
          • Sylphinja the Dark Rose Moomin Amatin

            When soneone gets banned, you just admit you couldn’t win an argument on “fair, constructive argumentative grounds” and decided to go beyond that. Disabling your opponent from having a voice.


            Edit: Grammar, typing from the can while releasing a major turd train into the sewers.

            June 28, 2018 at 10:49 AM
          • Moomin Amatin Sylphinja the Dark Rose

            And this is why I was fighting so hard for them not to banned. I would hate for all the comments to be removed. I think it is evident to any reasonable reader that every effort has been made to engage in a well mannered and realistic discussion.

            June 28, 2018 at 10:38 PM
        • Moomin Amatin Rolfski

          I would love to try and see your side but drugs are illegal in my country :-).

          The things is you are not honest in your presentation of anything. You admit to being a GotG member and are willing to support a well known doxxer and yet you claim some sort of moral authority. Weird to be quite honest.

          June 18, 2018 at 4:35 AM
          • Rolfski Moomin Amatin

            This comment is so ridiculous, I’m not even going to respond any further to it.

            June 18, 2018 at 11:44 AM
  • Eli

    This year we voted as a truly democratic force and put forward whom we thought, as good citizens of the State of Goonswarm Federation, will best represent the game going forward. Given everyone not a Goon hates Goons, I feel this will help the game in improving their temperament towards our legitimacy as a sovereign state in the space game. Unlike other entities, we truly do want everyone to have a good time, be involved in this very social able game and make it fair. Because Goons are great at both PVE and some would argue, PvP and how far you can push the envelope at min/maxing, we know what to look for in game balance.

    I feel we need this year to improve the game experience for mission runners and wormholers, fix the Moros and a few other capital ships that are broken and take another look at Strategic Cruisers with regards PVE use.

    June 18, 2018 at 5:00 AM
  • Lee Wood

    Are the CVA now sell-outs to the Imperium because their candidate was endorsed by them?

    August 28, 2018 at 7:51 AM