Goodbye Mom…

moon-riseHey High Drag listeners.

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.

Scott

HD 68: All The Things

eve-in-november All The Things

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!

Panel Members:
Random McNally
Ashterothi
Fintarue
Mr. Hyde
Kirith Kodachi
Mike Azariah

Music this episode:
I Think I’m In Love by Eddie Money
Still The One by Orleans

Mr. Hyde’s Dual Rep Geddon (https://o.smium.org/loadout/108249)
5X Rapid Heavy Missile Launcher II
2X Heavy Infectious Scoped Energy Neutralizer

500 MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
Heavy Electrochemical Capacitor Booster w/ Navy Cap Booster 3200’s
Warp Disruptor II
Heavy Stasis Grappler II

Large Armor Repairer II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
2X Drone Damage Amplifier II
Damage Control II
Reactive Armor Hardener
Large Ancillary Armor Repairer

2X Large Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Large Processor Overclocking Unit I

5X Ogre II’s, 5X Infiltrator II, 5X Praetor II, 5X Acolyte II, 5X Hornet II, 5X Hornet EC-300

Mike Azariah/Gorski Car’s Alpha friendly Caracal (http://crossingzebras.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ss2016-09-30at10.34.39.png)
5X Prototype ‘Arbalest’ Rapid Light Missile Launcher

50 MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
2X Large F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
Small Capacitor Booster II w/ Navy Cap Booster 400
Warp Disruptor II

3X Ballistic Control System II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Medium Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
2X Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

Kirith Kodachi’s Sleipnir (https://zkillboard.com/kill/56409091/)
5X 220mm Vulcan AutoCannon II
2X Medium Energy Neutralizer II

50 MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
XL Ancillary Shield Booster w/ Navy Cap Booster 400
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
True Sansha Warp Scrambler
Shadow Serpentis Stasis Webifier

2X Gyrostabilizer II
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Tracking Enhancer II

Medium Core Defense Operational Solidifier I
Medium Projectile Collision Accelerator II

Fin’s Scaredevil…..Pending!

HD 67: The Bitching of Yesterday

verbal-releaseThe Bitching of Yesterday

Ok, I’m going to say it. 2016 really sucks.

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.

Panel:
Random McNally
Ashterothi
Fintarue

Music this ep:
Come and Get It by Badfinger
That’s Life by David Lee Roth

HD 66: I Get my Kicks…

citadel


download

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)
Citadels

Panel Members:

Kyle Yanowski (@keepitlikeitwas)
Random McNally (@RandomMcnally1)
Ashterothi (@ashterothi)
RoAnnon (@RoAnnon)
Mr. Hyde (@mrhyde113)

Music This Episode:

“Babylon” by The Interrupters
“Take Back The Power” by The Interrupters

HD 65 Idiot Children In A Post Citadel World

Citadel
Idiot Children In A Post Citadel World

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.

Panel Members:
Ashterothi
Fintarue
Random McNally
RoAnnon

Music This Ep:
Wrecking Machine by Permaband
Come Out And Play by The Offspring

HD 64: Let Slip The Dogs


Let Slip The Dogs
Cry Havoc

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.

Panel members:
Random McNally
Ashterothi
Kyle Yanowski
Mike Azariah
Fishbone
RoAnnon
Professor Wizard Fintarue

Music this episode:
War by Edwin Starr
Why Can’t We Be Friends? by War (featuring Eric Burdon)

As always, Fins rail Merlin fit pending!

HD 63: Doctor Greygal and Mr. Hyde


Doctor Greygal and Mr Hyde
Elvira

Hey there High Drag Listeners! Episode 63 was a LOT of fun to record! Not only did we have Greygal, an incredible lady from Redemption Road join us but we also got hot dropped by CSM candidate Mr. Hyde113. Granted, by the time this episode gets posted, it will be some time after the CSM elections, but nonetheless, we had a very nice discussion over all about pvp in a couple of different flavors! We go into a Yin of Fin bonus with a big news drop (no, he’s not leaving the stream) and THREE ship fits from our guest panel members!

You guys are going to love this episode!!

Panel Members:
Random McNally
Fintarue
Fishbone
RoAnnon
Greygal
Mr. Hyde113

Music this Episode:
Dance Til We Die by Patent Pending
Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones

Mr. Hyde’s Hyperion
[Hyperion, Dual Rep March 2016]

Large Ancillary Armor Repairer
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Damage Control II
Reactive Armor Hardener
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Large Armor Repairer II

500MN Microwarpdrive II
Stasis Webifier II
Heavy Capacitor Booster II
Heavy Stasis Grappler II
Warp Scrambler II

Ion Blaster Cannon II
Ion Blaster Cannon II
Ion Blaster Cannon II
Heavy Energy Neutralizer II
Ion Blaster Cannon II
Ion Blaster Cannon II
Ion Blaster Cannon II

Large Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Large Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Large Hybrid Metastasis Adjuster II

Ogre II x5
Hornet II x5
Warrior II x5

Void L x1440
Federation Navy Antimatter Charge L x2160
Nanite Repair Paste x364
Navy Cap Booster 800 x24

Greygal’s Suicide Griffin
‘Hypnos’ Signal Distortion Amplifier I
‘Hypnos’ Signal Distortion Amplifier I

5MN Cold-Gas Enduring Microwarpdrive
Gravimetric ECM II
Gravimetric ECM II
Ladar ECM II
Ladar ECM II

Salvager I

Small Particle Dispersion Augmentor I
Small Particle Dispersion Augmentor I

STAY TUNED!! The REST of the fits will be posted soon™