Crossing Zebras Episode 26


A very quick turnaround since CZ25 as Xander is headed off to an oilrig for a few weeks in the next day or so. Because of the very short notice, unfortunately Jeg wasn’t available. The good news however is that he is ably replaced by two very special guests indeed. First up, we have CSM7 alumni Two Step who wants to get some things off his chest regarding what CSM7 got up to and my previous interview with Alekseyev and Seleene. Our second guest is here for the first time ever on Crossing Zebras and it is one of the organisers of the amazing Syndicate Competitive League, Aegon Blackfire. Aegon is here to discuss the ever-increasing profile of the SCL with Xander in the lead up to SCL4 on 22nd and 23rd June.

As well as CSM7 and the SCL, we spend some time discussing the DDOS attack on CCP infrastructure from a couple of days back as well as the launch of Odyssey. So buckle up for another thrill-ride through the very best podcast in all of Eve Online GUARANTEED*!

(*Not guaranteed.)

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DDOS – CCP’s infrastructure was forced down for the best part of 24 hours on Monday because of a hostile DDOS attack. SiSi, TQ, Serenity, Dust, the Eve Online website and forums all brought to their knees by someone with some serious intent. We spend some time discussing the security implications both actual and implied.

Odyssey – The latest Eve expansion Odyssey is now live! When we recorded, the new expansion had been live for a few hours so we spend some time discussing some very early first impressions and we also learn why it wasn’t all a bed of roses for Xander… 


CSM7: Two Step’s Take – Two Step had a few bones to pick with some of the topics I discussed with Seleene and Alekseyev Karrde. He’s joined us to discuss what he felt went well and what went very badly with CSM7. Expect some controversy…


Syndicate Competitive League – The SCL has been going from strength to strength since it was started a few months ago. We discuss why it has so quickly gained the favour of the community and CCP and look at where it may go in the future.

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This episode’s playlist is as follows:

One Direction – Kiss Me

Tessellate – Alt J

Contact – Daft Punk

Tags: csm, csm7, ddos, odyssey, scl, syndicate competitive league, two step

About the author

Xander Phoena

The good looking, funny, intelligent member of the team, Xander set up Crossing Zebras with Jeg in April 2012 mainly because he was talking too much about Eve on his other podcast. Playing the game for almost five years, Xander still has absolutely zero clue about how to actually play Eve but somehow still manages to talk a good game.