Two members of CSM 10 have retained their seats with the rest placed by new faces. Except the faces may be new but the names, and who they represent, will be mostly familiar to long time players.
Interestingly this CSM election has had the 3rd lowest voter turnout, not really surprised at that as either:
- You don't know who to vote for and end up not voting
- Don't know what the CSM is about and don't really care
- Don't bother to vote because it's a waste of time
- People are encouraged with offer of free PLEX or something to vote
There was a fifth reason but I can't remember but again, people don't bother voting. Just look at the groups who have gotten in, the majority seem to be part of the larger blocs or the "bully" alliances.
In my case it was #3, the CSM in my opinion is just bunch of egotistical and self-serving individuals who want to forward THEIR cause over the COLLECTIVE. Sure there are some who did or do work for the CSM to make the game better but they are very much the minority.
TheMittani.com has a decent puff piece on the CSM 11 election results.
I should say I don't personally know any of the elected but based on reputation (and some have very poor reputations) the only one I'd vote for myself would be Steve Rounken. He has done a lot of good for the game (and not just recipes in CSM Minutes), not just his own interests but his fuzzwork.co.uk website and all the tools and advice he provides on the forms.
As Mr Slant says in Night Watch:
Avé! Bossa Nova! Similis Bossa Seneca!