158: X47 Gon Give It To Ya

“I am not pleased with this meta…”

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-The Big War: Each sides prospects for victory and what that could look like, The Battle of X47 (10 trillion in the dirt!), status check on the northern and southern fronts

-ATXVI: Review of the emerging metas and comp archetypes, Artimus pines for AT comps of old, some match highlights, and a look at next week’s brackets

-Wildlands War 2: Alek runs down a timeline of the major battles and developments in his home region of Great Wildlands over the past two weeks. Artimus and Alek share war stories from the front lines.

157: The Big One

“Those ‘newbie organizations’ have THE LARGEST supercaptial force in the game”

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-The formation of Imperial Legacy

-Imperial Legacy vs PanFam/Holy League/Winter Coalition/GOTG: One of the largest wars in the game’s history (nearly every sov nullsec alliance)

-We cover the recent highlights and strategies for success in the conflict’s northern and southern fronts

-Super fleets commit and brawl in UALX-3: One of the largest battles in the game’s history

Great Wildlands power vacuum explodes into hard hitting regional conflict. Alek delivers a first person account of the action so far.

-Alliance Tournament begins next week! We run down the first round’s brackets to highlight the most dramatic and spicy matchups to look forward to

 

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?

 

154: Abuse and Neglect with Tarek Raimo

“Only nerds read.”

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-Resurgent Crossing Zebras contributor and noted spai Tarek Raimo guest stars

-Gazing into the Abyss: The DoW fanbase weighs in on the worst part of abyssal deadspace, which the rest of the crew doesn’t get

-Everyone bares the emotional scars which led them to this point

-Tarek goes into his history as an EVE spy and how he transitioned into writing for CZ

-We discuss his recent article on the legacy, both good and bad, of the departing CCP Seagull and how far the CSM/CCP communication has come

-Tarek makes the case for EVE Lore as a way to grow the player base to a skeptical Alek