241: A BRAVE Defense feat. Wolfy Alexstrasza

“It defies the conventional wisdom of nullsec”

-BRAVE diplomat Wolfy Alexstrasza gives an inside account of BRAVE at war

-The circumstances in, around, before, and during the invasion of Fraternity., plus what may lay ahead

-1 trillion ISK and TEST’s dignity sent to the Shadow Realm! Former mega coalition leader mauled in their home region by Blue Eyes and Exodia Toon Duelist Kingdom Duelers and the rest of Goryn Clade after refusing to play them in a children’s card game. (AAR and videos)

-Alliance tournament fever begins!

Will TEST fully collapse as a regional power?

239: So, Alek’s back… feat. Nora Maldoran

The people have spoken

-Author of thegreybill.com and AG5 champion Nora Maldoran

-CSM17 election has closed, our panel analyzes the results and the fortunes of their favorite candidates. What do non-bloc people or communities need to do to get on the CSM? (Shoutout TAGN: https://tagn.wordpress.com/2022/06/17/introducing-your-csm17-representatives/)

-Contract Breakdown: Immensea Asset Denial

-Down South: The Imperium puts FIRE between a rock and a hard place with a full deployment to replace them with friendlier buffer states

-Up North: Fraternity begins their annual expansion, declaring war on VOLTA and BRAVE to claim Deklein, Fade, and Pure Blind for their rental empire.

-What’s the deal with Athounon?

238: CSM17 Roundtable #2 feat. Stitch, Arsia, and Phantomite

-Stitch Kaneland, Arsia Elkin, and Phantomite join us for a very special lowsec edition of the CSM roundtables

-With no Alek in sight, Zeero and Diamond put these three candidates through their paces on lowsec, force projection, and how well they will (or wont!) work with the nullsec reps in CSM17

-Speaking of, accusations of misconduct fly as we get into #6RealTalk territory with our CSM16 incumbents

237: CSM17 Roundtable #1

Featuring: Brisc Rubal, Pando, Gideon Zendikar, and keacte

-Breaking the ice with BjornBee bromance

-Meet the candidates, their playstles, and their goals if elected

-The Spice Must Flow: Brisc and Gideon’s fiery clash over jump bridges highlights an enduring contrast in philosophy about what’s best for the game

-What does the player reaction and PCU stability to the recent subscription price increase tell our candidates about the players and interacting with CCP’s decision makers?

-What is the greater source of the CSM’s power: Their relationship with players or their relationship with the company?