Crossing Zebras Episode 45

 
And we’re back! No Jeg this week for reasons I explain in the podcast (tl;dr – it’s my fault) but we do have two able replacements and the cool thing is, they both play Eve Online! First up we have PL supremo, financial whizkid and ATXII winner, Forlorn Wongraven who was in good spirits after a certain World Cup result… And secondly we have the one person who just can’t quit me, GSF pilot and long-time friend of the show, HVAC Repairman. We have plenty to talk about this week. Eve players always want to push the boundaries when it comes to the rules CCP lays out for the sandbox and two of the most prominently discussed examples in the community in recent times are multiboxing and a certain server logoff warp trick. We talk about them both before moving the conversation onto the current state of 0.0 and the impact Crius will have. Finally, we talk about a recent noizygamer post on concurrent usage figures from the past couple of years and how that may be effecting the currently spiralling cost of PLEX on the market. To wrap things up, I sit down for a wee chat with Hunt from Eve Bet to discuss what they have planned for the next Alliance Tournament. Crossing Zebras Epis..> PLEX (0:32) Introductions Multiboxing / Ewarp Trick – The community has been discussing Isboxer and it’s variants at length in recent weeks. We discuss that and the CCP-verified ewarp server log-off trick discussed on TMC here. (24:07) State of 0.0 / Crius – We have a prominent member of PL/N3 and a prominent member of the CFC on the show this week. And HVAC. So it seems worthwhile to discuss the current state of null and what impact Crius is going to have when it comes to shaking things up. (44:51) ACU Figures / PLEX Prices – Noizy is one of my favourite bloggers in Eve and his recent article on concurrent Eve players has caused stirred the community. We discuss his article and how it may be linked to the current stratospheric rise in PLEX prices. What We Are Up To In Game Shoutouts eve-bet.com – I sat down for ten minutes with Hunt from Eve Bet this week to discuss how the World Cup has went for them and what they have up their sleeves for the incoming ATXIII. Someone is going to end up very rich indeed as a result… 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: After School – Shh DJ Fresh vs TC – Make U Bounce George Ezra – Budapest
Tags: 0.0, crius, evebet, isboxer, noizy, null, plex

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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.

  • Alphax45

    Woot! Friday and new Xander/CZ to satisfy my #mancrush 🙂 #notgay

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  • Sticker Jim

    Multiboxing – Why does CCP allow it? Because it gives them a shitload more paid accounts. Not players, just accounts. It’s estimated that the average in Eve is 2.5 to 3 accounts per player anyway, and the average accounts per player in null is even higher. Will they ever repeal that and disallow it? Highly unlikely. It’s money. CCP specifically coded their game to be multi-threaded so a single install could run as many separate Eve instances as possible.

    Why do people multi-box? Because it’s actually very easy to do and you don’t even need external software like ISboxer or HotkeyNet. You’ve got fleet warp and that does the lion’s share of the worry of getting around. I ran ten accounts on two monitors in mining fleets for a couple years, and it was very easy to learn to multi-task. In high sec, I could earn about 13 to 15 billion a month, plex all the accounts, support two high sec towers, and buy blue prints and manufacture carriers and dreds for low/null players. It’s also easy to multi box doing missions on each account for gaining faction with the way auto-pilot works. It is far easier to rely on yourself then have to worry about what others say they’ll do, or can’t be bothered to do. Multi-boxing is a very easy way to get enough isk to plex all the accounts and have money left over, even in high sec.

    Subscriptions – Eve is a tedious and boring game. “Grinders” and people who like space games don’t necessarily mind that. What they do mind is the assholes in Eve that prevent them from going online and flying their spaceships without being harassed in one way or another. Mentioning null sec is a moot point. The highest percentage of active accounts, like 70%+, are all in high sec. Eve has been that way for a long, long time, regardless of whether null sec players are that myopic that they think they are the centre of the Eve universe. Null is for the most part boring, because that’s the way null sec wants it. They can sit around and pile up their isk and ships, and pick fights that they are sure to win so they don’t lose their ships. They are more risk averse than they claim the high sec players are.