162: The Reveal

“How do YOU pronounce it?”

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-Laevateinn from Mercenary Coalition debuts as the show’s third host

-Laeve brings another seasoned FC’s perspective to the upcoming ECM changes, which overall do not please our audience

-CSM Minutes are out! And there’s a lot of details to go over from wardecs to mining

-EVE balance philosophy: Can EVE be perfectly balance? Should it be?

-Multiplayer Abyssal sites?!

-A preview of new anchorable structures including gates and “propaganda towers”

-Dronelands begin to percolate

144: Be Kind, Refine

To be fair, it’s decaff coffee

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The cast returns to discuss all things Lifeblood. Also we discuss the time FCON was still alive.

-gigX *handedly* wins our latest poll

-Lifeblood beyond the patchnotes; what are new market realities in EVE?

-MC takes contract against TRI in the South

-The Culture cedes Fountain to The Imperium

-An “update” on the PL/Provi/TEST “war”

-Host Highlights: Alek breeds, Jin wins a fight, and Artimus saves a Nyx in need

143: Live in Vegas

“Game changing”

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Winter Alabel joins Artimus and Alek LIVE from EVE Vegas for the first ever face-to-face recording of Declarations of War.

Reporting live from the scene, we break down the MAJOR announcements this year and bring you beyond the stream with analysis from the feature roundtables.

But it’s not all power points! We talk about the epic shenanigans on the strip, the 3535 bar, and a review of Bladerunner 2049 tears friendships asunder.

DoW 123: The Best Worst Episode Ever

In which Alek’s mic fucks up to the point where reconstructive surgery was needed to save some amazing content. 

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-Former Noir. XO and current important person in Pandemic Horde Nidia Masters returns to the podcast

-EVE Vegas! Alek and Nidia tell the tales of one of the biggest live events of the year

-EVE Valkyrie: Alek flies logistics for Chessur and gets his mind blown, the cast discusses the potential of EVE’s hottest VR property

-DJ Big Country passes away suddenly and is fondly remembered for his contributions to the community and EVE podcasting

Engineering Complexes: The cast dives deep on the new line of structures, their likely impacts on the EVE economy, and how structures in general have reshaped the game

Highsec mercs and the impact of Citadels on the merc meta in EVE

-Imperium expands in the southwest as NC. takes a foothold in Tribute

-Jin and Nidia dive deep on the factors driving the faction battleship meta