231: 120 Minutes in Space w/ CCP Burger and CCP Paragon

Disclaimer: Technically not 120 minutes

-CCP’s Burger and Paragon join Alek to discuss the Road to Fanfest and the questions raised by this much lauded dev blog

-Fanfest is coming!!! What should people expect out of this event 3 years in the making?

-Mining NPE and the most effective metrics for new player retention

-No more ninja POCOs: gantry now have timers and are shootable (no change to the actual POCO once it’s up)

-Gameplay options for Rorqual conduit jumping and how aware CCP are of the potential abuses

-Instant compression! Good. What’s the gameplay goal of compression in the first place though?

-Follow ups on the Dynamic Bounty System, the ESS, and the unrealized potential of bank heists

-Progression for aspiring carrier pilots? What pilots should aspire to carriers and why? What is their role if they can’t fight near tether?!

-Taxation and the evolution of EVE’s PVE structure

-CCP Burger’s feelings going into the Fanfest Keynote

PS: Pardon the initial mic quality (it does normalize).

The Battle of the Bergurs
  • CCP Burger 53%, 8 votes
    8 votes 53%
    8 votes - 53% of all votes
  • CCP Paragon 47%, 7 votes
    7 votes 47%
    7 votes - 47% of all votes
Total Votes: 15
February 22, 2022 - April 10, 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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228: Thunderdome III

Two Forts enter, one Fort leaves!”

-The Mittani’s interview has improved his image; Andy gives his thoughts

-Review of the Winter Nexus event 2021

-Mining patch! Scarcity is “officially” “over” How good/bad was its final form and how is it being received by the miners among us?

-INIT expands its jump bridge network into Cloud Ring, at TRI’s expense

-FRT/WinterCo vs Rote/Pochven Militia continues to blaze hot with two weekends of do-or-die Fortizar timers

Miners: Is the "Prosperity" Patch as bad as you thought?
  • No 56%, 14 votes
    14 votes 56%
    14 votes - 56% of all votes
  • I haven't mined since the patch 36%, 9 votes
    9 votes 36%
    9 votes - 36% of all votes
  • Yes 8%, 2 votes
    2 votes 8%
    2 votes - 8% of all votes
Total Votes: 25
December 13, 2021 - December 27, 2021
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226: The AT Experience

“I believe a ship boundary violated…”

Alek, Andy, and Laeve are joined by Noir. EU director Robert Mason and The Network AT captain Ovyx Tilleren to recount and relive NET’s first and extremely memorable alliance tournament run.

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