206: 2020 Was a Dumpster Fire

“GET. OUT.”

-2020 Year in Review!

-Noir. contract updates

-The 2020 Black Mark Awards return! Nominations open

-Noir. Academy has a new leader and an exciting new structure

Should we allow filaments (tech introduced for 2019 Winter Event) to be eligible for the 2020 Black Mark Awards?
  • Yes 56%, 9 votes
    9 votes 56%
    9 votes - 56% of all votes
  • No 44%, 7 votes
    7 votes 44%
    7 votes - 44% of all votes
Total Votes: 16
December 22, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Voting is closed

205: The Artist feat. Lloyd George

“You’ve bamboozled me!”

-Famed EVE watercolor artist Lloyd George aka El_Geo joins us for a super cool episode about painting spaceships

-Interview with Lloyd covering his rise as an artist and an EVE player, in particular what goes into his spectacular paintings and how he finds his inspiration

-Noir. Contract: Malpais, in which Dalv goes on an epic killingspree

-The ESS Update: CCP’s best game design ever?

-The Explosion Velocity update detailed

-WWB2 Update: TEST presses the offensive into Delve and Keepstars are approaching one another. Lots of sexual tension. Do Goons have a backup plan?

-Winners of the unofficial 2020 Alliance Tournament are crowned!

How has giving EVE-related gifts to non-players worked out?
  • Haven't Tried 63%, 10 votes
    10 votes 63%
    10 votes - 63% of all votes
  • Not Great 19%, 3 votes
    3 votes 19%
    3 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Great 19%, 3 votes
    3 votes 19%
    3 votes - 19% of all votes
Total Votes: 16
December 6, 2020 - December 21, 2020
Voting is closed

204: Goodfellas feat. CCP Goodfella and CCP Dopamine

That’s a good question…

http://www.declarationsofwar.com/episodemp3/dow204.mp3

-CCP Goodfella and CCP Dopamine (EVE’s Brand Director and Senior Community Manager respectively) join the show for a wide ranging interview

-The challenges and opportunities of marketing the EVE brand: what’s working and what isn’t?

-The evolution of CCP’s community team

-The development of the EVE streaming community and it’s impact on EVE growth

-Discussion on the relative accessibility of EVE to the casual observer and potential player

-How has COVID-19 affected life at CCP?

-Pochven

-Releasing big patches during a massive EVE conflict and the role of server performance in tipping the outcome of high profile fights

-The Scope and Pulse

-The impact of EVE Echoes on EVE proper

-EVE Tournaments

-Plus: Host highlights and our first Golden Elite supporter (Oh hi Mark!)