DoW 86 pt. 2: Minute by Minute

“So now we’re gonna get into the CSM Corner…”

CSM9 has set the record for fastest official minute release

Extensive Minutes Discussion:

  • Minutes process improvements and the frequent-release era
  • Sugar Kyle’s lowsec philosophy
  • Module Tiericide
  • 0.0 and sov
  • CONCORD now intervenes when corp members shoot each other
  • Alliance logos, ship skins, the power of identity and how CCP is dragging their feet on unleashing it
  • CCP Seagull: “It’s time to get over Incarna and start taking risks again.”
  • 20% of new players never train a skill (wtf?!)
  • Incursions acknowledged as broken ISK faucet

Music: Shia LeBeouf Live (Rob Cantor)

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DoW 86: October Surprise pt. 1

“Was there a wink?”

Poll Discussion: Phoebe Jump Change Revisions

EVE News:

  • Alek and Ali give an extensive first-hand account of EVE Vegas including off-stream hijinx, roundtable reporting, 5v5 and Valkyrie PVP results, and Noir.’s fortunes on the Vegas Strip
  • Nyx gets ganked for charity
  • NoHo fights against the odds in an overwhelming victory in w-space
  • Nullsec rearranges the map in prep for Phoebe as the DoW cast gives you the latest on who’s doing what, going where, and why

Contract: Outer Ring Pipe Camp

CONTINUED IN PART 2 (CSM MINUTE DISSECTION)

Links: EVE Down Under

 

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Episode 33 – The Ripard Teg/CSM Edition

We all wear hats. Sean Smith was no exception to that rule. To a precious few, he was a husband and father. Others knew him as a dedicated employee of the State Department, a testament to all Americans that serve this country. In the eyes of the perpetrators, just another American; to the news media, one of four killed in Benghazi; to us, simply Vile Rat. “Simply” Vile Rat. As if there was a vet within the proverbial thousand miles that didn’t at least recognize the name. Granted you won’t find a textbook recanting EVE’s history while spelling out the major players at any given time, but his name would have come up. Those of us who remember can understand what the EVE community lost Tuesday night.

As condolences, remembrances, thoughts and sadness spread through #tweetfleet, the senseless violence in which he was claimed became even more overwhelming. It was a sordid reminder that ignorance and hate, antagonists seemingly as powerful as the planning and foresight VR gave, could take from this community even the best laid plans. In a game that offers no guarantees but immortality, we were once again reminded that life continued to offer us the possibility of anything but.

Just as his life spurred action, so must his death. To continue moving forward is to do him the best memory. Moving forward together as a community, understanding and exercising our differences in-game while transcending to the understanding that we can be and are still united as one outside of it. ‘Cause if VR really taught us anything, it was that regardless of our differences, a little diplomacy can make the world go ’round.

In the honor and memory of Sean “Vile Rat” Smith, we present you with Episode 33, The Ripard Teg/CSM Edition.

-NT

Show Notes

-Special guests CSM Chairman Seleene, CSM Vice Secretary Hans Jagerblitzen, and infamously critical-of-the-CSM blogger Ripard Teg of Jester’s Trek fame.
-Alek and Seleene both shout out to Poetic Stanziel; coincidence or cloning?  We report, you decide.
-Ripard Teg talks about his start in EVE and as a blogger
-Discussion of the CSM6 election and the experience of being a candidate
-Fierce debate over the role of the CSM
-Alek reads controversial parts of Ripard’s latest blog and shit gets real
-Real talk continues over Technetium alchemy and the accomplishments/shortcomings of CSM7
-EVE News: Massive ship graveyards in Tribute (CFC vs DotBros), big shakeups in Faction Warfare, DUST 514 hits Sisi
-Black Ops hot drop highlights from Noir.’s latest deployment


Examples cited by Ripard of Mittens using the bully pulpit to communicate a message to EVE players and elsewhere:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/04/07/eve-online-audience-with-the-king-of-space/
http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/14/feature/5582/The-Mittani-Speaks-Out.html

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