209: Porc’in Across America feat. Auraus Porcaleus

“I HAVE THE POWER OF GOD AND ANIME ON MY SIDE!!!”

-Youtuber and small gang PVP powerhouse Auraus Porcaleus (AP for short) joins us for a packed extra long episode

-AP’s favorite ships to fly and fight

-How AP finds fights and figures out which fights to make videos for

-Bastions of War Patch breakdown, specifically how these changes will impact the solo and small gang meta

-A HAC nerf? Should all HACs pay the price for the Muninn’s dominance and how badly will this affect their viability in the meta

-Fleet formations goes bolder than any predicted

-Is BRAVE in trouble? An update on the Big War and the toll it’s taking on some alliances

Should we allow filaments (tech introduced for 2019 Winter Event) to be eligible for the 2020 Black Mark Awards?
  • Yes 56%, 9 votes
    9 votes 56%
    9 votes - 56% of all votes
  • No 44%, 7 votes
    7 votes 44%
    7 votes - 44% of all votes
Total Votes: 16
December 22, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Voting is closed

Video bonuses:

207: Massacre

“Ohhhh my god it’s happening!”

-Update on our recent highsec contracts: Bhaalgorn Brawl AAR!

-Black Mark Award nominations revealed!

-The Massacre of M2-XFE: the devastating (in more ways than one) conclusion to EVE’s most biggest battle yet

-Bonus footage: Artimus’ ESS fight

VOTE NOW FOR THE 2020 BLACK MARK AWARDS!

205: The Artist feat. Lloyd George

“You’ve bamboozled me!”

-Famed EVE watercolor artist Lloyd George aka El_Geo joins us for a super cool episode about painting spaceships

-Interview with Lloyd covering his rise as an artist and an EVE player, in particular what goes into his spectacular paintings and how he finds his inspiration

-Noir. Contract: Malpais, in which Dalv goes on an epic killingspree

-The ESS Update: CCP’s best game design ever?

-The Explosion Velocity update detailed

-WWB2 Update: TEST presses the offensive into Delve and Keepstars are approaching one another. Lots of sexual tension. Do Goons have a backup plan?

-Winners of the unofficial 2020 Alliance Tournament are crowned!

How has giving EVE-related gifts to non-players worked out?
  • Haven't Tried 63%, 10 votes
    10 votes 63%
    10 votes - 63% of all votes
  • Great 19%, 3 votes
    3 votes 19%
    3 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Not Great 19%, 3 votes
    3 votes 19%
    3 votes - 19% of all votes
Total Votes: 16
December 6, 2020 - December 21, 2020
Voting is closed

204: Goodfellas feat. CCP Goodfella and CCP Dopamine

That’s a good question…

http://www.declarationsofwar.com/episodemp3/dow204.mp3

-CCP Goodfella and CCP Dopamine (EVE’s Brand Director and Senior Community Manager respectively) join the show for a wide ranging interview

-The challenges and opportunities of marketing the EVE brand: what’s working and what isn’t?

-The evolution of CCP’s community team

-The development of the EVE streaming community and it’s impact on EVE growth

-Discussion on the relative accessibility of EVE to the casual observer and potential player

-How has COVID-19 affected life at CCP?

-Pochven

-Releasing big patches during a massive EVE conflict and the role of server performance in tipping the outcome of high profile fights

-The Scope and Pulse

-The impact of EVE Echoes on EVE proper

-EVE Tournaments

-Plus: Host highlights and our first Golden Elite supporter (Oh hi Mark!)