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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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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232: Crickets

Triple boxing itself”

-Laeve returns for a catchup episode also featuring death row crickets

-Battle of the Bergurs and Laeve’s thoughts on the recent DoW interviews

-The Invasion of Ukraine

-Noir. goes on contract in Solitude

-Noir. launches an NPSI program with initial events for EVE Uni and a public roam

-Carriers and their potential roles currently and down the line. What are they missing?

-PH and FRT trade regions as PanFam pressure finally overwhelms BOSS’s stalwart defense of their Venal structures

Would more support fighter or EWAR options make carriers viable?
  • Yes 38%, 6 votes
    6 votes 38%
    6 votes - 38% of all votes
  • No but do it anyway 38%, 6 votes
    6 votes 38%
    6 votes - 38% of all votes
  • No 25%, 4 votes
    4 votes 25%
    4 votes - 25% of all votes
Total Votes: 16
March 9, 2022 - March 21, 2022
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