On this special episode, CCP Dopamine and CCP Goodfella join Matterall and Carneros to discuss the recent CSM Summit. The week long CSM summit, which occurs twice annually at CCP’s headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland, is an opportunity for the player-elected Council of Stellar Management to meet with CCP and provide input and feedback on the ongoing development of Eve Online.
Devs and CSM gather to talk about the Council and its role in helping CCP develope EVE Online. Please note, the application deadline for CSM14 has ended (May 12, 2019).
CCP reverses their decision to ban Brisc Rubal, Pando, and Dark Shines. We look back at the unusual event. We talk about the CSM, Streamfleets Showdown Invitational, and more, with CSM Jin’Taan.
Fraternity leader Noraus asses the situation as enemies gather at his walls. TEST and the new, yet unnamed, Russian block are held back by a nonaggression pact that ends in 3 weeks. Meanwhile, a disastrous loss of two titans for Fraternity has turned around instantly as TEST fumbles a withdrawal and leaves behind a Komodo that is killed by Fraternity. First ever. That and more.
This week on Talking in Stations, we look down South – in the region of Immensea – where there have been some strategic alliance movements. We will talk with Vily from TEST and Garst Tyrell from Triumvirate. Are these activities the opening shots to something much bigger? In our second half, we look at the diversity of CSM 2018 and what it means for the soul of Eve. Is Eve missing out on opportunities for player engagement and interaction because most of the CSM candidates are very homogeneous in their thinking?
This “Mothers Day” show focuses on the dueling campaigns over the fate of Providence and the 74 stations contained in the region. Elise coins the name “Asher Boys,” Progodlegend calls Fraternity’s new leader a Trumpian, and Harvey Skywarker (the self-proclaimed “murderer”) tells us all about “Lumio en Tilavine.” We also meet real-life politician Brisc Rubal who’s commercial for CSM went viral. Mawderator talks ships and CSM too, and we meet a rising star in the FC world, Goonswarm’s WhisperQuetly who found himself commanding 150 pilots after only 6 months in EVE. Apothne steps in for Matterall as host.
We meet Wind Spirits, a Chinese leader of Fraternity and the Winter Coalition – a coalition of Asian corporations. Jinn’Taan joins us as we explore the fascinating differences in culture between east and west. Eastern players are paid real money to be fleet commanders and approach the game as athletes, while the western players rely heavily on the meta (out of game advantages) to win wars. Two very different approaches to EVE Online.