176: The Pandemic Horde Variety Hour feat. Nidia Masters

“The idea is that Toronto’s a shithole”

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-Nidia talks about his experience at EVE North, questionably held in the “city” of Toronto

-CSM election results analyzed

-Triglavians hit Citadels! Is this divine grace or infernal madness? Nullsec residents vs roamers debate (NOTE: recorded pre-local blackout announcement)

-CCP’s “Starter” packs and the Pay to Skill controversy

-Highlights: Another badass battle for Alek’s 9UY Freeport Fort, Artimus invades another WH, and Laeve whips out hyperspatial Cynabals

174: Bot Lords w/ Jin’taan

“Do you not see where this leads Alekseyev?!”

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-CCP Peligro names names, releasing list of alliances and their % contribution to bots historically banned

-Jin and Alek vehemently disagree on CCP’s release of that information and how high responsibility for bots in alliances goes

-The North Dismembers: NC. pulls down high profile structures days before State of the Goonian announces massive deployment to Tribute

-TEST/FRT meatgrinder continues in the south. The cast explores several factors/scenarios that could tip the conflict one way or the other

-Jin updates us on Day 1 of the Streamfleet Showdown tournament

-CVA attempts to hit the 9UY Black Market Freeport, costing them 52b in caps and Machs

173: Briscy Business feat. Brisc Rubal

“Confidentiality is a big deal for attorneys; this put my license in jeopardy.”

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The Rubal Report: Brisc is cleared of wrongdoing by a CCP investigation of their initial investigation. What went on behind the scenes and what does it mean for Brisc, the CSM, and CCP going forward?

-CCP Ghost on the Destiny/TriHex podcast (listen later)

-Chinese powerhouse alliance PIBC leaves EVE China for Tranquility

169: Press F for Alliance Tournament

“Kinda feels like people going through the motions…”

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The Alliance Tournament is no more?

-Suff vs Lowsec: Heimatar and Bleaklands assault highlights their strategic growth over the years

-The stakes get dramatically raised in the south east as Legacy and DRF join forces against Skillurself and FRT. Inactivity and pressure from Scalding Pass’ Laughing Buddha coalition cause Scourge. to collapse into Skill Urself, merging All The Wars.

-BURN JITA2019!!! Over 200bil claimed as day 1 comes to a close as we record this episode