166: We Back

“Laeva…teinn? tainn? teenn?”

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-Vacation highlights
-Hard Knocks knocked out of their home WH by Imperium
-TRI move op gets ambushed by Imperium and other setbacks relocating north
-Operation Snowblind breaks the game
-Laeve, now in Shadow Cartel, tells us about the view from atop Low Sec Mountain
-Speaking of, TEST takes a massive cap loss in lowsec. Artimus goes beyond the headlines to break down the strategic considerations that sparked this fight
-TRI’s eviction sets off Scalding Pass powder keg

162: The Reveal

“How do YOU pronounce it?”

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-Laevateinn from Mercenary Coalition debuts as the show’s third host

-Laeve brings another seasoned FC’s perspective to the upcoming ECM changes, which overall do not please our audience

-CSM Minutes are out! And there’s a lot of details to go over from wardecs to mining

-EVE balance philosophy: Can EVE be perfectly balance? Should it be?

-Multiplayer Abyssal sites?!

-A preview of new anchorable structures including gates and “propaganda towers”

-Dronelands begin to percolate

161: 40 Forts to Freedom

“What do you get when you remove the danger and the randomness? Highsec.”

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-Peace in our time! GOTG and Fraternity surrender to Imperial Legacy drawing a conclusion, or at least an extended pause, to the northern and southern fronts of EVE’s largest war.

Major balance patch incoming: 500MN HIC changes and controversy, ECM reworked: what’s strong now?, the future of the combat interceptor line

-Artimus has an epic fight in lowsec

160: Is This It?

“Cat ears for all!”

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-Shoutouts to the retiring Hugh Caswakk

-The Big War: Holy League withdraws, Legacy surges in the south, and Goons setup 2 big Keepstar showdowns up north

-Wild War 2: EBOLA comes to terms with Cure, POD: still getting their asses kicked, Templis CALSF moves in to GW, a huge 5 way melee in 7Q!

-CCP acquired by Pearl Abyss: Details on the purchase and accompanying statements, a look at who/what Pearl Abyss is, and the implications of both good and bad possible outcomes are explored