Somehow, through luck or sheer effort of will, the best podcast in Eve Online history (CCP Certified) has been dragged kicking and screaming to it’s 50th episode. It’s a little over two and a half years since Jeg and Xander first sat down to record an episode of CZ and it seemed fitting that they would sit down together again for CZ50 joined by the de facto third member of the podcast, HVAC Repairman. It’s an interesting and happy coincidence that the past month since 49 was recorded and published has probably seen the biggest series of changes to 0.0 mechanics and ultimately, the meta, since the podcast was started in early 2012 and realistically, since Dominion. This gives us plenty of scope to discuss Phoebe, Rhea and the general direction of Eve right now as well as announcing a huge competition with an amazing prize donated from our friends at Eve Bet.
On top of all of this, as part of the CZ50 celebrations, Xander is interviewing Elise Randolph, Grath Telkin, CCP Rise and CCP Fozzie. Expect all those interviews to be up for you to listen to in the next 24 hours or so. Without further ado, welcome to the half-century…
Crossing Zebras Episode 50.mp3
Phoebe – We discuss the latest Eve Online update, what it means for the game and how it is likely to affect the 0.0 meta. The naturally folds into a discussion about the contents of the CSM9 Summer Summit Minutes.
Rhea – The next expansion will build upon the foundations laid in Phoebe and some of the details were released at the recently-held Eve Vegas. We discuss the news, some of the details and whether the naysayers have any justification in their ‘slippery slope’ arguments.
Note: Xander mentioned during the record that the ‘tug’ (now officially names ‘Bowhead’) statistics weren’t yet publicly available. Since the record, CCP Rise has made put the numbers on Eve-O and they can be read here.
Ishukone Watch Scorpion Eve Bet Competition – In celebration of CZ50, our bros over at Eve Bet have given us a very special prize – an iScorp! For the chance to win a prize worth upwards of 12 billion ISK, all you need to do in the next couple of weeks is comment on the articles here at CZ. The best comment to appear on the site – funniest, most entertaining, most insightful, whatever – as judged by the CZ staff before 2359 Eve on Monday 24th November will walk away with the prize. Best of luck!
What We Are Up To In Game
Best of Us – A very special shout out goes to J Mcclain and his Best of Us channel in game. If you are current serving military personnel or a vet with problems in your life or anything you wish to get off your shoulders, we highly recommend checking out the channel Best of Us where you can talk about the problems you are having with people in a similar situation to yourself.
Keep on RTing us on twitter (@midi2304, @jeg_elsker and @HVACRepairman), 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:
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
Jungle – Busy Earnin’
Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat
Tags: 0.0, best of us, fatigue, iScorp, null, phoebe, rhea
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.