Crossing Zebras Episode 37


Once again, the wheel of time dictates that Jeg and Xander sit down to discuss the happenings in the virtual universe that is New Eden. It shouldn’t surprise you to hear that most of the discussion this week centres around B-R, by many multiples of times, the bloodiest fight in Eve Online history. We also briefly discuss who is starting to announce for election to CSM9 as well as another brand new writer to the Crossing Zebras stable. Enjoy!

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The Battle of B-R – We dissect the bloodiest battle in Eve Online history, talking about how it happened, who was involved and exactly what was killed. CCP Dolan’s amazing dev blog makes for a great reference point if you are after detailed facts and figures. Alizabeth also wrote a great news piece over on TMC if you want a detailed chronology of what went down.


The Aftermath of B-R – The repercussions of what happened in B-R are already starting to be felt across 0.0. We discuss what has already happened since and where this has the potential to lead for the future of 0.0.


CSM9 incumbents – Ripard Teg has been keeping up a list of those from CSM8 who have already announced or ruled themselves out for running in CSM9. It makes for some interesting reading…

Protovarious – We have a brand new columnist coming to you on Saturdays – Protovarious! Proto is continuing to write over on his own blog Eve Editorial but will be joining us once a week to discuss the meta of Eve Online

What we are up to in game

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This episode’s playlist is as follows:

One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

Lorde – Royals

Rudimental feat. Becky Hill – Powerless

Tags: b-r, csm9, proto

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.

  • inb4 poe finds eve news boring

    • Jeg_Elsker

      Doubt he will listen to it since there is CSM mention in it..

  • Rodrik Vikary

    I don’t know if he would be interested in this, but maybe talk to Asayanami Dei about someone to write about WH stuff! You guys probably know him from his awesome youtube videos about WH life. If not him, maybe someone on his corp would be interested on that…

  • evequery

    Xander, I appreciated your remarks about the old Northern Coalition. Something similar could very well happen to the CFC someday. Also: has anybody talked to the leaders from the Russian bloc? I mean, I know language is a bit of a barrier, but it would be interesting to know what they see as “victory” in this war. Occupying the southeast? The entire east? Elimination of N3? Or something else?

    • Forlorn Wongraven

      From what I heard they still hate working with CFC, especially goons. Without B-R this agreement between CFC and RUS would have fallen apart very soon.

      • xanderphoena

        Yeah, let’s all ignore the fact that I CALLED MYSELF OUT ON THIS during the actual episode :rollseyes:

  • Bagehi

    The number of trillionaires in Eve has been increasing. PL and CFC each have their own collection of super wealthy. So, even though the numbers are incredible, due to the growth of wealth, the actual impact on the alliances that were effected the most… PL, NCdot, Goons… was more a grudging opening of the coffers to replace losses.

  • Kamar Raimo

    Yay a shoutout to Villore Accords 🙂

    Also, I love what you are doing with the writer pool expansion. Using the British Press as an analogy, if EN24 is The Sun and TMC is The Times, then you guys are becoming The Guardian.

    Finally, I’d like to comment on the thing with the CFC supercap superiority: One shouldn’t forget, that SOLAR and DD also contributed quite a lot. I reckon the CFC probably holds superiority in dreads and carriers, but when it comes to supers and titans I’m not so sure. I would say the playingfield is definitely leveled though.

    • Forlorn Wongraven

      I called out Xander for that as well, he admitted that he often said CFC when he actually referred to CFC/RUS. Those ~120 RUS Wyvern delayed CFC titans’ death for a long time.

      • xanderphoena

        Yeah duders, let’s all ignore the fact that I CALLED MYSELF OUT ON THIS during the actual episode :rollseyes:

        • Forlorn Wongraven

          All good, m8. I won’t call you out on the other thing. *cough*Monday*cough*

  • Jay

    Note to self: Ask for permission to shoot blues so I can get a Xander killmail in faction warfare. Civil war? Worth it!