Over 31,000 players participated in this year’s election of the 10 council members. While both candidates and votes for the 12th CSM were up over 2016, the numbers did not break any records for the game’s election process. CCP revealed that most voters came from the USA, Germany, and United Kingdom.
CCP recapped what the CSM is and does: “For those not familiar with the CSM, they are a player-elected representative body for the players to CCP. CSM members are involved in ongoing discussions with developers about the game and future changes being planned, bringing both community feedback and expert opinions. The council is also flown out to CCP Iceland twice a year for a multi-day summit with the development teams.”