HD 70: Ascension Post Mortem

Ascension Post Mortem

Well, here we are again in 2017!! Our intent was to get a recording done earlier but Mike Azariah’s gremlins somehow found their way into our equipment. After the sacrifice of many chickens, bottles of holy water and twinkies for bait, we got our gear up and running and finally put one together. Kael Decadence from the Mind Clash Podcast joins us as we return to the podcasting world discussing CSM 12, Alpaca’s (or Alpha Clones) and a delightful rant on the Sunesis! Fin wraps our first episode of 2017 with a Retribution fit that gives the Slicer a run for it’s money!

Panel Members:
Random McNally
Kael Decadence

Music this episode:
Starting Over by John Lennon
Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind

HD 69 Ghost Hunting And Eve Vegas

Ghost Hunting And Eve Vegas

eve-vegasWow, 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!:
Random McNally
J. McClain
Mike Azariah
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

Fintarue’s Alpha Clone friendly fit soon™

HD 68: All The Things

eve-in-novemberAll 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
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.

Random McNally

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

HD 66: I Get my Kicks…


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)

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

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:
Random McNally

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
Kyle Yanowski
Mike Azariah
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!