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?

236: FanFest Group Therapy Feat. Brisc, Frost, Jin, and More

4 Guests, 2 Hosts, 1 Puzzle

-Possibly the most guests we’ve ever had: Brisc Rubal, Frost Ees OP, the returning Jin’Taan, and Golden Elite member Mark Havoc

-All the guests went to FanFest, as did Alek. Zeero and Laeve (who has to leave early into the show) were our eyes in the sky watching via stream and taking notes

-FanFest on the ground: venue, attendee reactions, after party shenanigans

-FanFest as she is played: CCP’s announcements, whether they hit the mark, how players are taking the changes in the week since, and the baffling mysteries of CCP’s marketing strategies

-All this and more!

Subscription status post-FanFest:
  • Subscribed but Suspicious 54%, 28 votes
    28 votes 54%
    28 votes - 54% of all votes
  • Happily Subscribed 31%, 16 votes
    16 votes 31%
    16 votes - 31% of all votes
  • Mulit-Month Sub Not Renewing/Cancelled 8%, 4 votes
    4 votes 8%
    4 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Not Subscribed, Wont Subscribe 6%, 3 votes
    3 votes 6%
    3 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Not Subscribed but Will Subscribe in 2022 2%, 1 vote
    1 vote 2%
    1 vote - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 52
May 16, 2022 - May 30, 2022
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