Murphy put a kibosh on our Panel’s plans to record on Friday – So in true military fashion, I called the more local cavalry over to my house to have a few drinks. One thing led to another, and before we knew it, I was telling (and recording) the history of how The High Drag Podcast came to be. This is an unconventional episode – as our normal format was thrown right outside of the window. Based on the reaction to this show – if that reaction is positive – we’ll either do a spinoff podcast or add “Drunk Eve History” as a segment to High Drag. If you’ve read this far – good on you – and you still don’t know what we are trying to do – go here.
We seem to be back on the road toward consistency by bringing you episode 81 of the High Drag Eve Online Podcast! In the previous episode, we discussed new players coming into the game, and old players returning. In both cases, we end up having to learn a whole new game – which is why we are breaking this episode into 3 segments. Enjoy!
Let’s not lose sight of what Eve Online is – a massive, evolving game where time spent engaged is measured in years. For some, the streak of continuous play time exceeds a decade, while others, not so much. This episode is for those – like me – that take frequent sabbaticals from New Eden and often feel lost when we attempt a triumphant return. The User Interface changes, ship fittings that once worked are suddenly broken, and the meta game shifts are unrecognizable. Even further, the people in a familiar corporation have moved on, and those POCOs that were a reliable source of passive income are suddenly taxation hell. In episode 80, we work through the mire of change and make the transition back into game a little less complex. Welcome back to Eve, and welcome back to the High Drag Eve Online Podcast!
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)
Eve Online isn’t dying. It’s just in a lull and what better way to scramble our way out of a lull than by discussing how to recruit and retain new players into New Eden. Imagine someone asks you at the water cooler, “What is this Eve thing?”, what do you say, where do you go from there, how much do you nerd out, and how overbearing could (should?) you be. We talk about all of this, and more, in episode 56 of the High Drag Eve Online Podcast.
Hello folks, it has been a week since the recording and in true eve fashion: the constructive criticism (bitching) in this episode is now obsolete. We were concerned with the silence from CCP as well as the podcasting community and our intentions were sinister; yet, like with most evil master plans, the very next day after the live recording, a devblog, a BC iteration thread, and a new Declarations of War podcast dropped… throwing our dastardly accusations to the wind. That doesn’t mean this episode isn’t fantastic… because… it is. I assure you. Enjoy!
Kyle Yanowski (Twitter: @keepitlikeitwas)
Random McNally (Twitter: @randommcnally1)
Fintarue (Twitter @fintarue)
Ashterothi (Twitter @Ashterothi)
Sonic Mulder aka Ashcoat!
“Where is my mind” by The Pixies
“Asshole” by Dennis Leary
I couldn’t bring myself to name this Eve Online Podcast Episode anything more than what it is. Player versus Player is the only content; no industry, no Meta, just conflict on a violent level on multiple scales. As an added bonus, Zao Amadues is back (and better / bearded than ever).