Crossing Zebras Episode 40


Crossing Zebras officially hits middle age this week and who better to honour us with his presence on this important milestone than Pandemic Legion pilot, ATXI winner and, most importantly, Crossing Zebras columnist, Forlorn Wongraven. It’s been a few weeks since we last recorded because of Xander being offshore so there is plenty to get through this episode which explains why it is slightly longer than normal. We can’t go without ignoring the huge elephant in the room with the recent Erotica 1 situation so that comes up in part one. In part two, we discuss the recently announced drone changes for the summer expansion. In the last part of the show we have a general grab bag of topics including a recent CZ roam, the CSM9 election and the Eve Source book. Buckle in, it’s going to get bumpy…

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Erotica 1 – We didn’t want to spend too long dissecting this one but on the other hand, we didn’t feel we could simply ignore it either – it’s too much of a hot potato in the community. There’s a full and frank discussion on this one in here. For further reading, I highly recommend checking out NosyGamer’s recent blog post here.


Drone Changes – A whole raft of drone changes for the summer expansion have been announced by CCP Fozzie a couple of days back here. We discuss the details of the changes and what they could mean for various factions in Eve going forward.


CSM9 Campaign Season – Another quick update on the current CSM9 election campaign as it reaches it’s climax.

CZ Roam – In response to High Drag and their recent attempts to take down Xander (and Jeg?), CZ rolls out in Police Comets to meet them in their home space with some rather unexpected results…

Eve Source – All three hosts this week have bought Eve Source with Xander and Forlorn buying the standard edition and Jeg the limited edition. We discuss the contents of each and whether they represent good value for money.

What we are up to in game

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This episode’s playlist is as follows:

New Kids On The Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff)

Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – I Got U

Calvin Harrisn – Summer

Tags: csm, csm9, drone, drones, erotica 1, forlorn, source

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.