DoW 91: Elder Statesman

“…and if you’re in a group of 14 and you can’t figure out who the dipstick is, it’s you.”

Special Guest: CSM Rep. Mike Azariah joins Alek and Deletor for an episode of laughs and hard questions

Poll Results: The Minutes and the NDA

EVE News:

  • Tiamat approaches, we take a look at the patch notes and discuss release cycles
  • CFC vs BL in Venal heats back up

This Week in Mercs:

  • NoNotBelieving update

CSM Corner: A look at the controversy surrounding CSM9’s recently-aired infighting and struggles with a changing CSM/CCP relationship

DoW 86 pt. 2: Minute by Minute

“So now we’re gonna get into the CSM Corner…”

CSM9 has set the record for fastest official minute release

Extensive Minutes Discussion:

  • Minutes process improvements and the frequent-release era
  • Sugar Kyle’s lowsec philosophy
  • Module Tiericide
  • 0.0 and sov
  • CONCORD now intervenes when corp members shoot each other
  • Alliance logos, ship skins, the power of identity and how CCP is dragging their feet on unleashing it
  • CCP Seagull: “It’s time to get over Incarna and start taking risks again.”
  • 20% of new players never train a skill (wtf?!)
  • Incursions acknowledged as broken ISK faucet

Music: Shia LeBeouf Live (Rob Cantor)

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DoW 81: Can I Bring My Drake?

“Tora Bushido writes in with a dedication to Ynot…”

Ynot Eyob, leader of The Obsidian Front, joins us as our special guest

EVE News: Battlement Coalition forms to up pressure on Goons, Provi/Catch war escalates, EVE gets hit by DDoS

Contract Wrap Up: AT12

This Week In Mercs: Marmite Collective talks shit and drops war decs they never show up to. Must be Tuesday.

CSM Corner: SomerGate 2014

Dramatic Reading: Tora Bushido Freaks Out

-Alek and Ynot bond. It’s pretty magical.

Ending Music: Jackson 5 – I Want You Back

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CSM9 Issue Panel: Development and Community

Feat. Ali Aras, DNS Black, Jayne Fillon, and Xander Phoena

-What’s the biggest thing wrong with the NPE?

-How do we balance for new players while keeping veterans engaged?

-Little Things vs. Big Things

-What do the candidates think about the EVE Roadmap and CSM’s role in executing it?

-How much of EVE’s core gameplay brings out ruthless competition and to what extent will candidates stick up for the “villains” of EVE?

We have some bonus content from this panel we’ll release later. Don’t blink or you might miss it; make sure you’re subscribed to our feed!

GO VOTE! Declarations of War recommended ballot

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