Crossing Zebras Episode 46

Been a wee while since we last recorded but Xander and Jeg more than make up for it this week with a packed out episode full of juicy treats. We also have two very special guests joining us! First up, new CZ staff writer and video dude, Hendrick Tallardar from Sniggwaffe. We’re very excited to have Hendrick on board and all the amazing video work and writing he is going to be doing for us in the coming weeks and months. He is joined by Sniggerdly pilot, PL diplo and scourge of Zulu, Dirk Action. Who said we didn’t represent all sides of 0.0 here on CZ? Huh?! There’s plenty to discuss this week starting with the HAC changes announced by CCP Rise, particularly the Ishtar. We had also heard murmurings of a change to the Nestor which have since been validated since we started recording… In the second part of the show, we discuss a question asked by a listener about how the Eve community is viewed from those outside the game. Finally, we take the opportunity to go over the ATXII meta, rules and prize changes before it starts this coming weekend. Buckle in… lGRMo1L (0:32) Introductions HAC Changes / Ishtar – CCP Rise has announced the tweaks coming to HACS in Hyperion. Of particular note are the alterations to the Ishtar, much used both in PvP and PvE. A lot of people (CSM9 included) feel the proposed Ishtar changes don’t go far enough… Nestor – The Nestor hasn’t had a lot of love in the game since it hit New Eden a few months back. A lot of people have been lobbying to fix it and CCP had made us aware that they were looking at it. We discuss where it could go. (Please note, in the 24 hours since we recorded, CCP Fozzie has posted the changed coming to Nestor for Hyperion. Xander genuinely didn’t know these final confirmed stats when recording.) (31:11) Eve Community Perception – We were asked the following question from a listener on twitter – compared to other games communities, how do u feel the Eve Community is viewed from the outside? can it be improved? We take the time to answer what is a huge question. (59:03) ATXII – The next Alliance Tournament is mere days away so we take the time to discuss what the new rules mean in shaking things up and how the new prize structure will change the motivation for different teams Site news – A wee bit of site housekeeping where we discuss our new writers and how you can help contribute to all the awesome content we post daily. What We Are Up To In Game Shoutouts 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: This episode’s playlist is as follows: N*Sync – Bye Bye Bye Ten Walls – Walking with Elephants Adele ft. Childish Gambino – Rolling in the Deep (Jamie xx Remix)  
Tags: ATXII, community, dirk, hendrick, ishtar, PL, snigg, waffles

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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.