Episode 12: Hot and Cold CCP

Fanfest has come and gone, and we find ourselves in that “in between” period where we are recovering from the overdose of keynote wonder, and the gross realization that not too much more is coming our way… not much until at least the 4th of June. In the mean time, we always have High Drag, and this is the episode where we explore the hot and cold nature (and information) of CCP that is manifested post fanfest and pre patch.


In this Episode:

1.  We fill the panel with Zao Amadues, Kyle Yanowski,  Random McNally,  and Ashterothi (Pyrodante).

2. We probe the exploration changes coming in Odyssey and explore all of the Hotness (and coldness) on the way.

3. Kyle proposes a new battleship role.

4. Random gives some insight to the Brave Newbie and RvB war.

5. Zao Amadues finished raking his zen garden with a new ship fitting, and dual roaming tips.

6. Music in this episode: “Fire and Ice” by Pat Benetar and “We Dont Need Another Hero” by Tina Turner.

7. Our Eve by Johnny Pew

8. We are now accepting advertisements. We have a fanbase. We have a fanbase? Holy crap,we have a fanbase! Thank you!

9. [Maulus, Tao of Zao]

(from the looks of it, you will need a fitting implant to make this work, otherwise sacrifice the rails, or one of the cap controls)

Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Drone Damage Amplifier II

Remote Sensor Dampener II, Targeting Range Dampening Script
Remote Sensor Dampener II, Targeting Range Dampening Script
Warp Disruptor II
Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I

150mm Prototype Gauss Gun, Caldari Navy Thorium Charge S
150mm Prototype Gauss Gun, Caldari Navy Thorium Charge S

Small Capacitor Control Circuit I
Small Capacitor Control Circuit I
Small Capacitor Control Circuit I
Hobgoblin II x4

Enjoy and don’t forget to up-vote on Itunes!

Episode 11: Chattin’ with Pyrodante


Fan Fest is now behind us and the new expansion Odyssey has been announced in all it’s shiny glory.  We’ve invited Pyrodante, a writer for TheMittani (dot) com and a director in Aideron Robotics to discuss some of the new features.

I did get a chance to build myself a new computer and needless to say, some of my levels are way off.  Sincere apologies for the quality but I’ll be dialing in the levels and we’ll get things squared away.

Music this episode:

Real Wild Child by Iggy Pop

Do Ya  by Ace Frehly

No More Mr. Nice Guy  by Alice Cooper.

Zao’s Ares fit:

Light Neutron Blaster II (x2)

Corelli  C-type 1MN MicroWarp Drive

Faint Epsilon Scrambler I

Balmer Series Tracking Disruptor

Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane

Internal Force Field Array

Magnetic Field Stabilizer II

Small Ancillary Armor Repairer


Small Overclocking

Small Ancillary Current Router

Hope you enjoy the episode!  Be sure to rate us on iTunes!

The case for the D-Scan Disruption module

The case for a D-scan disruption module.

Odyssey is upon us, and with it, the hope of a revived low sec industry. Low sec, currently, is the most dangerous place for industry. Where HISEC has Concord, and NULLSEC has coalitions and vast swathes of empty buffer space, LOWSEC has pirates, neutrals, and militias constantly searching for the easy mining target and/or the proverbial good fight. The changes in odyssey, namely the resource redistribution, are providing a recognizable carrot on a stick to entice the normal HISEC miner to indulge in an activity that allows for slightly higher profits; but it is not enough.

There is not a single chance that the exploration and resource changes will be enough to charm New Eden industrialists out of HISEC and into the asteroid (and target) rich environment of LOWSEC. It is simply too easy to recognize a mining target on D-scan, and warp to the target; this is just the individual miner in a Venture, I don’t believe I have ever seen a LOWSEC mining op with more than one barge or exhumer in LOWSEC. Ever. And that’s a shame.

So here is a modest proposal. Introduce an active module that creates a bubble of D-scan interference. Those on the outside cannot see (on D-scan) what is inside the bubble, likewise, those that arewithin the bubble cannot see outside of the bubble (The miners would have to rely on a scout within their Mining Operation to provide early warning).  By introducing this module, we create an added layer of perceived protection for miners within LOWSEC, and possibly, a resurgence of mining operations in the most dangerous areas of New Eden.

I’m curious, miners, I have two questions. Do you plan on moving yourself and / or your corporation into LOWSEC for mining operations? If not, would a D-Scan disruption module be enough to entice you to come into LOWSEC?

You have to hold down “Alt”

It has been some time since I posted anything written on this site. That is about to change. You see, at work where there is no cell phone, and there is very little to access through a web sense filter, my mind tends to wander in search of some sort of EvE Connection. If only I had a blog, or podcast, or some other outlet to…. wait a minute… I do. Below are two propaganda pieces I have been working on for Aideron Robotics . I would love to know what you all think!