Wow, did this episode get BIG! High Drag episode number 69 (yes, yes, go ahead and make the jokes) is bursting with EVE Vegas talk (at nearly 3 HOURS) and we managed to get the elusive CCP Ghost to interview. We had originally scheduled to record AT Vegas, but time tables got messed up and we just couldn’t make it happen. However, Ghost sat down with us and on a pre-recorded segment, talked about the NPE “Inception” and what that entails. But WAIT, thats not all…!!!
We are joined by a plethora of members to talk about not only attending EVE Vegas 2016, but for those who couldn’t attend, there was discussion about the live stream and the enjoyment from it.
For those that read the previous blog, I have been dealing with the death of my mom. RL does come before game, but I feel bad that it took so long to get this out. I hope, you will enjoy it!
Panel Members This Episode!:
Fishbone (Hi Fish!)
Music this episode:
I Had A Good Time by Boston
Learning To Fly by Pink Floyd
Warp To The Dance Floor by Permaband
Part of the reason that our recording sessions have been so erratic this year is that I’ve had a lot of health issues in my family. Most of that being my mother. She has been battling Muscular Dystrophy for over 30 years. Year after year, loosing muscle to the point where she was bound to a power chair for locomotion and couldn’t lift her arms to even brush her hair. In January of 2016, she was also diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. So not only were her muscles deteriorating, but she was loosing access to them neurologically.
Last night, my mother passed away.
This is a woman that fought every minute of every day. When my father passed away last fall, she lost her partner and caretaker. She arranged home care and took a roommate to assist in her care. After a bout of illness this last summer that had her in the ICU for nearly 3 weeks, she confided in me that she would not go through that again. This woman, who had the strength of will to take on heavy weight contenders, was at last done. I received the call Sunday night that she had gone into the emergency room. I rushed up and meet with her and watched her gasp for air. She was admitted to the hospital and over the course of the week, she was put on multiple masks to get enough air into her. They had loaded her up with antibiotics for pneumonia. She did, however, refuse a feeding tube.
She never bounced back. Not this time. She declined daily until we had to make the decision to arrange for hospice. She would go home to pass away but even that wouldn’t happen. Yesterday morning I met her doctor and social worker. They said that just the transition to home would probably kill her. Plus, the amount of oxygen she needed would not be possible on hospice. We decided that we would make her comfortable and remove the mask. She wouldn’t make it back home. After 6 hours, she finally set aside her burden. As the sole heir, it is my job to see that her Will is taken care of, conclude her business and make sure that my kids, my wife and I move on.
I will give fair warning. I value my space friends like family. I may need to lean on you from time to time because my world just got a little colder.
Rest in Peace, Mom. You’ve worked hard all your life. Now, go and play.
Hey everybody! This episode is so jam packed with discussion, we had to bring others on to cover it all. Kirith Kodachi (Of Ninveah fame), Mike Azariah (blogger, former CSM and driver of the Magic School Bus) and Mr. Hyde (current CSM and scourge of the frigate menace) join us to try an touch upon the upcoming November expansion, EveVegas and Twitchcon. Each of the additional panel members throw in a ship fit to cover a variety of tastes.
And the sad thing is…Random was out of bourbon.
Azariah gremlins aside, hope you enjoy!
Music this episode:
I Think I’m In Love by Eddie Money
Still The One by Orleans
We of the High Drag Podcast have had a bitch of time getting our respective real life crap to gel together. When we do manage to come together, it takes forever and a day or so to get the nuts and bolts tightened, the sparkle glue spackled on and the duct tape to hold. Episode #67 was no exception! We recorded it during the summer CCP hiatus during the Shadow of the Serpent event, and by the time we kicked the tires and sent it out the shop, it’s long….long…over.
We will apologize for the stale content, but the discussion is good and (hopefully) still relevant. In this ep, we talk about the alliance tourney announcements and command links in our first segment. After the break, we go into a great discussion of the Dailies and the Shadow of the Serpent event. Hopefully, you enjoy the discourse, and not worry too much about the fact that it’s over a month old. o.O
Fin revisits his Hecate fit with a twist of new implants in the Yin.
Otherwise, it’s just three guys bitching…about yesterday stuff.
Music this ep:
Come and Get It by Badfinger
That’s Life by David Lee Roth
In typical times, we would be experiencing a post Fanfest drought of information, while simultaneously coming down off of our hype “High”. But these are not typical times. Thanks to the release of the Citadels, as well as a clear road map as to whats coming further down the road, we can enjoy an endless supply of content (Both in game, and in the meta).
In this episode we discuss:
The o7 Show
Daily Opportunities (And the skill points associated with them)
Hey, High Drag Listeners!! Episode 65 brings us a small crew with some fun and intense discussion. We talk about the Citadel Patch and Fan Fest with some opinions that FanFest didn’t really bring the big hoopla, but generated some excitement regardless. We talk about first impressions of Citadel and Fin casts his wisdom with the Rupture. I must say that my ability to play “devils advocate” is subtle, no matter how idiotic I sound.
Music This Ep:
Wrecking Machine by Permaband
Come Out And Play by The Offspring
And war has come to New Eden, and what a war it is! Episode 64 brings the group of misfits, under the tutelage of Professor Wizard Fintarue, into a discussion of the war, and what can new players do to get involved. The battle lines were drawn, however, with Ash and Kyle on the “Allies” side and RoAnnon and Fishbone on the evil “Axis” side! Professor Wizard Fin reins in the hostility with a low SP Merlin fit in the Yin section.
Professor Wizard Fintarue
Music this episode:
War by Edwin Starr
Why Can’t We Be Friends? by War (featuring Eric Burdon)