HD 86: EVE Is Dying, Amirite?

EVE Is Dying Amirite
Hey High Drag Listeners!!

We’re back with a long awaited episode 86! We’ve actually starting farming for some help in the bullpen to keep these podcasts running even when (yours truly) isn’t available to be on. With that in mind, we’ve brought OpusMagnum into the fold and together with Ash, Kyle and myself, discuss some of the interesting newest bestest things that have been announced by CCP over the past couple weeks. Drone Swarm, the October Balance Pass and the modification of the harassment policy are just a couple of things we settle into for this episode! Yep, EVE is dying. Long live EVE!!

Man, it feels good to be doing this again!!

Panel Members:
Random McNally
Kyle Yanowski
Ashterothi
OpusMagnum

Music this Ep:
Come and Get It by Badfinger

HD 85: Hero Logistics

Hero Logistics
Heya High Drag Listeners!!

Wow, not sure what was going on with my voice, but I was stoked when this recording took place. Coming off the first weekend of the Alliance Tournament and taking part in the A Band Apart team’s first two wins was amazing! Don’t take just MY word for it, even the announcers were happy with our performance! I had to do an episode with, what was undeniably, the heroes of the ABA run on Sunday. Our Logistics pilots! Watson couldn’t make it but Leonard sat down with Ash, myself and guests Dirk MacGirk and Rixx Javix to discuss the (supposed) war and more importantly, AT. No Yin of Fin this time so no ship fit for ya, but we did get some great conversation! Hope you enjoy.

Panel Members
Random McNally
Ashterothi
Leonard Umbriel
Dirk MacGirk
Rixx Javix

Music this Ep
Winning by Santana

HD 84: The Prodigal Son Returns


The Prodigal Son Returns

Heya High Drag Listeners!
Well, despite floods and broken hearts and scheduling, we managed to bring the boys in to record an episode that was way too long in the making. I wont spoil the episode but the CCP layoffs after Vegas 2017 unsettled me greatly to the point where I had to consider whether I wanted to continue playing. Bring on January 2018 and my house gets flooded, sending me into hotel exile for 3 months. During which, I didn’t have enough wifi to play. Now, I’m recovering from knee surgery back at home and I turn to my “mistress”, Eve.

A lot of this episode’s content is, quite honestly, old news. But it’s been on my mind since Vegas and I felt I really needed to get it off my chest. Ashterothi, Fintarue and The Judge join me for a walk down the layoffs and how they effected us. We also talk some positive with the Abyssal sites and how those bite sized bits of content could be just what the game needs. Felt good being able to do this. Hope you enjoy!!

The Panel:
Random McNally
Ashterothi
Fintarue
The Judge

Music this ep:
Drift Away by Uncle Kracker

Random’s Passive fit T2 Gila
[Gila, …]

Drone Damage Amplifier II
Damage Control II
Dread Guristas Omnidirectional Tracking Enhancer

Corelum C-Type 50MN Microwarpdrive
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Large Shield Extender II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II

Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Rapid Light Missile Launcher II
Auto Targeting System I

Medium Core Defense Field Extender II
Medium Core Defense Field Extender II
Medium Core Defense Field Extender II

Valkyrie II x2
Hammerhead II x2
Vespa II x2
Infiltrator II x4

Nova Fury Light Missile x3652
Inferno Fury Light Missile x3200
Mjolnir Fury Light Missile x3612
Scourge Fury Light Missile x3136

Fintarue’s Arty Wolf
[Wolf, Wolf]

Gyrostabilizer II
Tracking Enhancer II
Co-Processor II
Small Ancillary Armor Repairer
Assault Damage Control II

Caldari Navy Warp Disruptor
Coreli C-Type 5MN Microwarpdrive

280mm Howitzer Artillery II
280mm Howitzer Artillery II
280mm Howitzer Artillery II
280mm Howitzer Artillery II

Small Polycarbon Engine Housing II
Small Ancillary Current Router I

Republic Fleet Depleted Uranium S x376
Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S x319
Republic Fleet EMP S x520
Nanite Repair Paste x77
Republic Fleet Fusion S x300

HD 83: The Hunt

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Springtime is here, and with the new season comes a new server wide event: “The Hunt”. This event has something for everyone in the game, except miners (sorry), but everyone else can have fun in one way or another, hunting the Guristas.

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In this episode, We go down “The Hunt” rabbit hole (yeah, that pun!) and discuss :

  • The Hunt
  • Event rewards
  • The tragic injustice of resource wars
  • The ruthlessness of the game

 

Ou Panel for the episode:

  • Kyle Yanowski
  • Ashterothi
  • Fintarue

Music in the Episode:

  • “Due West” by The Real Mckenzies

Next Episode:

PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER!

HD 82: Drunk Eve History

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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.

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • How High Drag Came to Be
  • Red vs. Blue
  • Aideron Robotics
  • The ruthlessness of the game

 

Ou Panel for the episode:

  • Kyle Yanowski
  • “Bunny” aka Eric Lowry

Music in the Episode:

  • The Drunk History Theme Song

HD 81: Playing Catch Up Part II

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!


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In This Episode, we discuss:

Highsec Meta
Lowsec Meta
Guardians Gala
Various bits of Lore

Our Panel for this episode:

Kyle Yanowski
Ashterothi
Pockets

Music in this Episode:

“Changes” (again) by Charles Bradley

HD 80: Playing Catch Up Part One

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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!

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In this episode, we discuss:

The Health of the Game
The Highsec Meta
The Lowsec Meta
Changes over the last year
CCP/Community Interaction
Dao of Zao – 500 MN Proteus (that’s right)

Our Panel for this Episode:

Kyle Yanowski
Ashterothi
Zao Amadues

Music in this Episode:

“Changes” by Charles Bradley