214: Thera Era

Gate to Stain when?

-Audience poll for the 9UY situation reveals divisions, complexity

-Noir. and The Network are having an amazing time in Thera

-The Anger Games results

-Contract Updates: lowsec mining escorts, a defense in Jan, and a campaign vs Fraternity.

-A preview of EVE’s next quadrant: Foundation

-World War Bee 2 heats up again as PAPI begins assaulting the final Goon constellation

Favorite Thera holes:
  • Nullsec 43%, 12 votes
    12 votes 43%
    12 votes - 43% of all votes
  • Highsec 32%, 9 votes
    9 votes 32%
    9 votes - 32% of all votes
  • Lowsec 14%, 4 votes
    4 votes 14%
    4 votes - 14% of all votes
  • WH 11%, 3 votes
    3 votes 11%
    3 votes - 11% of all votes
Total Votes: 28
May 11, 2021 - August 23, 2021
Voting is closed

213: Home Rekkers

After an improbable three years, Alek’s dream of running a freeport trade hub in 9UY comes to an end

-A history of the 9UY Black Market (deployment video)

-A dramatic end: the initial blockade and reactions from RC+Alek, the complete breakdown of trust and communication, Noir. evacuates, the inside of the negations and final details of sale/transfer

-NET leaves RC. What’s next for Noir. and The Network.?

-BONUS: Mid evac contracts and Network fields a team in The Anger Games

What do you feel strongest about 9UY:
  • RC should have been happy with the Freeport 29%, 10 votes
    10 votes 29%
    10 votes - 29% of all votes
  • Noir. was right to sell for that price 24%, 8 votes
    8 votes 24%
    8 votes - 24% of all votes
  • RC shouldn't have to keep Freeport in their space and Noir. was in the wrong to keep it 24%, 8 votes
    8 votes 24%
    8 votes - 24% of all votes
  • Noir. should have stood and fought 21%, 7 votes
    7 votes 21%
    7 votes - 21% of all votes
  • It's good Noir. sold it but wrong of Shanna to buy it to blow it up 3%, 1 vote
    1 vote 3%
    1 vote - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 34
April 28, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Voting is closed

206: 2020 Was a Dumpster Fire

“GET. OUT.”

-2020 Year in Review!

-Noir. contract updates

-The 2020 Black Mark Awards return! Nominations open

-Noir. Academy has a new leader and an exciting new structure

Should we allow filaments (tech introduced for 2019 Winter Event) to be eligible for the 2020 Black Mark Awards?
  • Yes 56%, 9 votes
    9 votes 56%
    9 votes - 56% of all votes
  • No 44%, 7 votes
    7 votes 44%
    7 votes - 44% of all votes
Total Votes: 16
December 22, 2020 - March 21, 2021
Voting is closed

204: Goodfellas feat. CCP Goodfella and CCP Dopamine

That’s a good question…

http://www.declarationsofwar.com/episodemp3/dow204.mp3

-CCP Goodfella and CCP Dopamine (EVE’s Brand Director and Senior Community Manager respectively) join the show for a wide ranging interview

-The challenges and opportunities of marketing the EVE brand: what’s working and what isn’t?

-The evolution of CCP’s community team

-The development of the EVE streaming community and it’s impact on EVE growth

-Discussion on the relative accessibility of EVE to the casual observer and potential player

-How has COVID-19 affected life at CCP?

-Pochven

-Releasing big patches during a massive EVE conflict and the role of server performance in tipping the outcome of high profile fights

-The Scope and Pulse

-The impact of EVE Echoes on EVE proper

-EVE Tournaments

-Plus: Host highlights and our first Golden Elite supporter (Oh hi Mark!)