DoW 127: Wrecking Caching

“Basically as useless as a chocolate fuckin’ teapot”

-Specials guests: Littlephish of MC and CSM XII candidate Roedyn of Wrecking Machine

-Winter War 2017: Over or just getting started?

-A look at the strategic situation in the New South

-Mercenary Coaltion contract summary for the Catch war

CSM XII elections are here! We discuss potential changes to the voting process

-Roedyn talks CSM, wormholes, Citadels, trading, and much more as the hosts push for details on his platform and experience

-Host Highlights: a tour of the EVE Gate, a tackled Titan, winning the EVE_NT cup, and more!

-Theorycrafting Corner debuts! Jin and Artimus discuss Escalation Theory as it applies to the EVE combat meta

-Dramatic reading of the weirdest recruitment mail Alek has ever received

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DoW 66.2 “This Whole CSM Thing”

“So here’s the thing…”

Feat. StarConquer212, Synsational, and a lot of realtalk

-Changes to interceptor agility and an expansion of things you can overheat

-Omnidirectional Tracking Links turned into scripted, active modules with the same strengths as turret tracking computers

-Nerfing the Elephant in the Room: Alek is not pleased that sentry drones and their upgrades are being targeted for nerfs that don’t address the underlying problem of drone assist. A discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the drones as a weapon system ensues

-Meh: Dreads get a slight tracking nerf unless paired with carriers but StarConquer and Turtle explain why it’s not really a big deal

-Expectedly Safe Structures: The MJD Array, the Dscan Disruptor

-Extremely Scandalous Structures: More frustratingly designed siphons, “ESSgate”

-Ali likes the ESS, Alek hates that she likes the ESS, a feeding frenzy on the numerous design issues of the ESS ensues 

-The Big Question: Are these deployable structures a product of reluctance to deal with the core issues holding EVE back?

-Case Study: StarConquer brings up the lack of alliance bookmarks as a major failure of CSM8 WH advocacy which leads to a discussion of a dearth of major features with widespread consensus on value compared to the controversial little features like the ESS

-A Question of Faith: Can CCP actually deliver on their 3 year roadmap and if so where are the landmarks we should be looking for to see progress? And if/when they do get there will it be a compelling enough destination to retain the new players it attracts?

-Where were we? Oh yeah: the ESS. At great length. 

-Jester’s Trudge: CSM Vice Chair Ripard Teg put out a touchstone post called “Another Way of Saying ‘Never'”

-Voyeurism: “EVE is way more fun to read about than it is to play” hits home to most of the cast and we explore why that is

-The Ultimate Irony: Springboard expansions have nothing to jump off too, we’re talking about increasing the peak concurrent user count for a game which crashes because single system capcity is exceeded during fights, and EVE’s  fundamental gameplay dynamic is painfully out of date

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DoW Episode 44 w/ Matias “Brave Newbie” Otero

“The Butterfly Effect, the thing that makes EVE unique that you want to find, it’s not in highsec.”

Beyond the headlines,  Matias Otero tells the extraordinary story of Brave Newbies Inc.

-Matias has words about the New Player Experience, TEST, 0.0 politics, EVE University, EVE culture/meta, and war decers

-Poll Discussion: Most Important CSM Summit Session (bonus discussion: what’s Wrong with 0.0), Best Change to Retain New Players (bonus: what’s Wrong with highsec),

-Contract Wrap Up: Re-Awakened Technologies WH defense + POS Takedown

-This Week In Mercs: New Noir. Academy CEO, New changes to war decs (good ones for a change),  New mercs listed

-EVE News: NOTEC, Goons 5 O’Clock Free Carrier Giveaway, Armor Tanking Changes, EVE University vs CCP Security (Nosy Gamer),

-CSM Roundup: DUST 514 Minutes MIA (finally released few days ago), Overview of CSM as Stakeholders in the Summer Expansion process

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DoW Episode 43 – ‘Phone calls of a sexual nature’

-Turtle and Alek joined by Deletor (and later Hanthion T Chlovirissian) from Noir. Academy and Puppy UK from EVE Co-Pilot on Youtube
-Milwaukee, WI meetup EVE-O thread: http://bit.ly/14Fo8tb
-Video guides, EVE tutorials, and the direction CCP should take the NPE
-Poll Discussion: the BC changes
-Contract Wrap Up: NA. deploys to Syndicate
-Theorycrafting the Micro Jump Drive
-This Week in Mercs: Chitsa Jason launches CSM campaign
-News: CFC/Test reset, Battle of Asakai, RvB Poinen rumble, armor tanking changes
-CSM Update: Progress on the CSM-as-Stakeholder, next expansion theme picked, CSM8 candidates announce early

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