156: IT BEGINS

“The absolute state of your knowledge of My Little Pony…”

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-CSM voting is underway! Artimus and Alek reveal their ballots, discuss the controversy around candidate removal

-Artimus reveals an inability to name types of apples, but thankfully Alek is here to help

-In a major controversy, ATXVI is short on teams, cuts feeder rounds (and poor Alek)

-Hugh Caswakk from the New Eden Report joins us via satellite to give us a nullsec news update

-DRF completely implodes, losing all their space and half their capital fleet

-Inside the campaign: Alek’s Capitalist Army heads into The Spire to secure an Outpost before the Faction Fortizar patch

-Where will the next big conflict kick off? War brewing between Legacy and their eastern neighbors?

 

153: Behind the Scenes

“You can’t just spring the flashbacks on me Alekseyev!”

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-FanFest: This years different (depressing) feel, Abyssal Deadspace, Triglavians, PI and FW QoL changes incoming, love for Logi, and more Upwell Structures!

-The Bomb Drops: CCP Seagull leaving CCP. Alek and Jin discuss her significance, their favorite memories working with her, and cast their eyes to EVE’s uncertain future

-Imperium re-re-reinvades the north and is shredding GOTG.

-Core elements of the DRF have been routed by VOLTA, Skill Urself, and Hard Knocks: hardcore PVP alliances a fraction of the coalition’s enormous size

-Episode goes off the rails at several points including: Jin losing his shit at someone’s Teamspeak avatar, Alek triggering Jin’s PTSD about PL’s recent eviction of Provi bloc, show note planning on air, and Alek forgetting how to spell basic English words.

148: 2017, Yeesh feat. Bei Artjay

“I was smoking a tonne of The Devil’s Lettuce”

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-Fabulous interview with special guest Bei Artjay, EVE_NT cofounder

-PL loses a Revenant while TRI loses a director (and quite a bit of ISK)

-Obligatory (but no less awesome) review of the highs, lows, and memorable moments of 2017

-Jin vapes, Alek damps an Osprey Navy into the Shadow Realm, and so much more

Ending: Winter Update by David Magnus

141: TESTify! w/ XiT StatiK Daphiti

“Because he is alliance leader like me, not some dick suckers”

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-XiT StatiK Daphiti of the TEST Alliance Tournament team joins the show for an awesome discussion of the AT and the explosion of the South. Features an amazing dramatic reading for the ages!

-ATXV: TEST’s surprising performance, a breakdown of the finals, and a look at the tournament meta

-The Northern War ends with a whimper

-The Southern War (aka the Balkan Crisis) goes off like a powderkeg!

-TRI vs Phoenix Fed, cracks in Legacy Coalition, hidden agreements set off multi-region war with the DRF, TEST, TRI, CO2, FCON, and more!

-Also, the CSM Summit is happening

-Dramatic Reading: gigX diplomacy