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:

235: SubGate

“It’s like all other conversations instantly stopped.”

CCP raises monthly subscription prices from $15 to $20 and we feel a certain type of way about it.

Assuming you like what you hear at Fanfest, how long would you give CCP to launch those features before unsubbing?
  • 3 months or less 47%, 25 votes
    25 votes 47%
    25 votes - 47% of all votes
  • 6 months 26%, 14 votes
    14 votes 26%
    14 votes - 26% of all votes
  • 1 year 23%, 12 votes
    12 votes 23%
    12 votes - 23% of all votes
  • 2 years 2%, 1 vote
    1 vote 2%
    1 vote - 2% of all votes
  • More than 2 years 2%, 1 vote
    1 vote 2%
    1 vote - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 53
April 24, 2022 - May 16, 2022
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234: The New Guys

Zeeroak Ool and Diamond Fury join the show as regular hosts

-Noir. pilots Diamond Fury and Zeeroak Ool join Alek (and the cast in general) for a packed show

-The EVE community thanks the newly minted CCP Kestrel for all his contributions as a player and CSM representative

-Contract Update: Placid Faction Warfare

-A followup to the Prospector Pack discussion. Is Zeeroak is the retained player CCP has been talking about???

-Big Patch Note Breakdown covering changes to Citadel weapons and the Proteus

-EVE’s deep south burns as RC/FI.RE reignites and Imperium sets Feythabolis ablaze

-Alek commentates the Anger Games Open Scrims

-Host Highlights: Diamond gets his first Noir. payday, Ikeo tanks like a boss, and EVE Uni fends off an NPC titan (pictured above)

Pick a Side:
  • RC 71%, 12 votes
    12 votes 71%
    12 votes - 71% of all votes
  • FI.RE 29%, 5 votes
    5 votes 29%
    5 votes - 29% of all votes
Total Votes: 17
April 12, 2022 - April 25, 2022
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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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