233: Solitude Summit

Our Solitude contract went better than expected

-Alek is joined by alliance leadership types Martin Lockheart of Hardly Competent, blogger Xuixien of Solar Wind Security Solutions, and Henrick Suzaku of the Caldari Militia’s SPD

-Contract Update: Solitude turns on a dime after a pair of pitched battles breaks defender morale, leading to the near-collapse of Greater Solitude Commonwealth, a political realignment of the region, and an early job well done for Noir.

-A follow up to our carrier buff poll

-CCP ignites a community firestorm by offering magic Retrievers for cash; we cover the controversy, CCP’s response, and the continuing player backlash

Talking in Stations celebrates 6 years and founder/host Matterall retires from the show. Unfortunately Craigbot eats most of our discussion about it 🙁

Ship packs
  • CCP selling ships/items directly for $ is never good 61%, 23 votes
    23 votes 61%
    23 votes - 61% of all votes
  • CCP selling player made ships/items directly for $ could be OK 16%, 6 votes
    6 votes 16%
    6 votes - 16% of all votes
  • CCP selling player made ships/items directly once-per-account for $ could be OK 16%, 6 votes
    6 votes 16%
    6 votes - 16% of all votes
  • CCP selling spawned ships/items directly once-per-account for $ could be OK 8%, 3 votes
    3 votes 8%
    3 votes - 8% of all votes
  • CCP selling spawned ships/items directly for $ is fine, what's the big deal? 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 38
March 21, 2022 - April 3, 2022
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230: 5th Annual Black Mark Awards

“I have an unpopular opinion on this.”

-Reaction to interview with CCP Rattati and Swift
-Long overdue Contract Updates!
-SNUFF dreadbomb trapped in place
-New nullsec conflicts starting up: TRI vs FIRE and NC. vs BOSS
-2021 Black Mark Awards winners announced!

Will Rote be able to save both of their Fortizars this week?
  • Yes 80%, 12 votes
    12 votes 80%
    12 votes - 80% of all votes
  • No 20%, 3 votes
    3 votes 20%
    3 votes - 20% of all votes
Total Votes: 15
February 2, 2022 - February 14, 2022
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227: Alek vs The Mittani

That guy Remedial knew from Lordless”

The Mittani sends his regards to the Declarations of War faithful as Alek goes one on one with the King of Space himself.

This epic interview spans the length and breadth of Mittani’s +15 year EVE career from starting out before Goonswarm was an in-game entity, his rise to establishing the Goon intelligence apparatus and later running the alliance, the Great War, the evolution of Goonswarm’s coalition into The Imperium, both WWBI and II (Casino and Beeitnam wars, respectively), the CSM, scarcity, and everything else in between.

The spice must flow and this one gets spicy indeed!

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Has this interview changed how you see The Mittani?
  • Yes, I see him more favorably now 62%, 38 votes
    38 votes 62%
    38 votes - 62% of all votes
  • No, pretty much the same 33%, 20 votes
    20 votes 33%
    20 votes - 33% of all votes
  • Yes, I see him less favorably now 5%, 3 votes
    3 votes 5%
    3 votes - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 61
November 30, 2021 - December 13, 2021
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225: EVE Vegas 2021

Salt After Dark”

-An assessment of BRAVE’s capabilities divides the DoW community

-Alek gives the highlights and lowlights of the first post-pandemic EVE Vegas

-Dreadbomb experiences more setbacks in Tenerifis as FIRE continues their offensive

-A coup within NSH leads to a historic brawl in Pochven

-AT prize ships are announced with a controversial prize pool

-CRABs were pre-nerfed; CCP reduced their costs and buffs rewards while making the NPC AI less likely to protect the users from other players

You going to EVE Vegas 2022?
  • Yes 38%, 5 votes
    5 votes 38%
    5 votes - 38% of all votes
  • No 31%, 4 votes
    4 votes 31%
    4 votes - 31% of all votes
  • It's possible, but I haven't decided 31%, 4 votes
    4 votes 31%
    4 votes - 31% of all votes
Total Votes: 13
November 4, 2021 - November 14, 2021
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