Crossing Zebras Episode 32

 

Back once again with another episode of the ever-increasingly popular podcast named Crossing Zebras are your favourite hosts Xander Phoena and Jeg Elsker! Joining us this week once again is special guest and Goonfeet director, HVACRepairman! It’s a bumper episode this week sprawling over almost two and a half hours with plenty to get through. Firstly, with Rubicon very nearly live on Tranquility, we discuss the latest news about Eve Online’s latest expansion. Next up is the ongoing Stainwagon/Rus vs N3 bloc was which escalates to ever-increasing proportions followed by some discussion on CCP’s recent attempts at running new and ambitious Live Events. CSM8 are now more than halfway through their tenure so we give them a half-term score card and then finish things off with some discussion on the future of Eve Online as an eSport. Settle down and buckle in for the ride!

Crossing Zebras Episode 32.mp3

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Introductions

Rubicon – On both their own and raptr’s twitch streams over the past few days, CCP have taken the opportunity to clarify a few of the final details for the upcoming expansion, Rubicon. We discuss all of that as well as the new trailer which has now been released.

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Stainwagon/Rus vs N3 War – War continues to spread apace between the Russians and N3. We discuss how this could spread to encapsulate most of null-sec. When we recorded this, we weren’t sure if CFC would officially take part. Turns out we received clarification literally as we were recording… See you all in Kalevala!

Live Events – CCP have a rather chequered history when it comes to Live Events and the recent Operation Spectre wasn’t about to buck the tread. A number of players were unhappy with how the event went and CCP felt it necessary to issue an official response. We discuss where Live Events could go in the future and if there is a place for them in the player-led world of Eve Online.

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CSM8 Half-Term Scorecard – CSM8 are now over halfway through their tenure. We discuss how well they have done so far as well as the mysterious case of the missing Summer Summit minutes.

Esports and Eve – Can Eve ever crack it in the eSports scene? Is the fundamental nature of the game such that it will never really find a large external audience or can CCP make it work?

Shoutouts

Competition time! – Send us your best MS Paint rendition of the CCP Certificate for Number One Eve Online podcast that they have in the post on it’s way to us at the moment. Post it online and pop a link in the comments below. We’ll pick a winner and post it on the site and the winning artist will get themselves a PLEX!

welovefine.com – At last you can get your own Crossing Zebras merchandise! The guys over at welovefine.com have done some amazing custom artwork t-shirts for us so I highly recommend going and checking them out and get yourself kitted out in the coolest clobber in all of Eve Online!

Keep on RTing us on twitter (@midi2304 and @jeg_elsker), telling your corpies and friends about us and posting reviews on iTunes! We hugely appreciate you spreading the word. You can subscribe to the podcast and post reviews here:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/crossing-zebras/id517594875

This episode’s playlist is as follows (please note – HVAC picked the music this week. I’m taking zero responsibility):

Backstreet Boys – Everybody

Raffi – Frere Jacques

Fire Inc – Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young

Tags: aaa, csm8, esports, hvacrepairman, live events, null sec, rubicon

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.