DoW 93: Hands-On Ship Spinning

“New Players; fuck em.”

Poll Results: Proposed Sov Changes

-EVE News
A look back at the highs and lows of Fanfest 2015
And a look forward to a complete redesign of structures in EVE
Texas South En Fuego – Delve, Catch, and WIcked Creek

-NoNotBelieving Update
First major 0.0 deployment: Providence

-This Week in Mercs
Mercenary Coalition loses Black Storm Cartel, picks up Coreli Corp. and the Space Cossacks, returning to old member counts; looses super to Snuff Box.

-CSM Corner
The new CSM 10

Ending Music- Post Malone – White Iverson (Hiko Momoji Remix)

Sorry for the delay, had a bit of a hiccup w/ my rig last week but we’re at it again. Thanks for listening!
-NT/AK

DoW 92: A Whole New World

Short episode this week but thanks for listening all the same. I’m headed off to Fanfest in just a few hours and while we’re not doing any live coverage this year, I’ll still be taking notes diligently for a recap when I get back. Player presentations are supposedly streamed this year so catch mine Saturday at 3pm for a good laugh!
-NT

EVE News:

No Not Believing Update

This Week in Mercs:

  • Mercenary fanfiction continues with Gevlon vs Seraph
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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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