Crossing Zebras Episode 51

Been a while since we last sat down so time for another episode of the best Eve Online podcast in history, CCP certified! This week, Xander and Jeg are joined as always by HVAC Repairman along with two very special guests, PL FC and ATXII commentator, Apothne and bringing his now legendary Suitcase of Friendship, BNI’s Dunk Dinkle. There’s plenty to get through this week with the launch of Rhea on TQ and the recent conflict between PL and HERO coalition in Catch. Now it’s time to hear both sides of the story. (NOTE: This week’s audio isn’t great. Xander managed to make himself sound louder than everyone else. I know, right? Xander has tried his best to normalise the mp3 but you may need to flick the volume button on your device a wee bit this episode. Normal service should be resumed for the next ep – please accept our apologies!) (NOTE 2: The wonderful Daniel from BNI has further tweaked the audio and it sounds far better now. There’s still a little background noise but all voices should be clear and roughly the same volume now.) Crossing Zebras Episode 51 2.mp3 image   (0:32) Introductions Rhea – Rhea has now hit TQ so we take the time to discuss what it adds to New Eden and the potential repercussions for the meta. (42:24) PL/HERO in Catch – The PL/HERO conflict in Catch has been hotting up in recent weeks both in game and on the forums, reddit and here on CZ. We take Dunk and Apothne to task on this developing what and the behaviours of both parties. (1:32:42) Ishukone Watch Scorpion Eve Bet Competition – We had an iScorp to give away and it has been dished out to none other than Konrad Kane of GSF. Congrats mate! What We Are Up To In Game Shoutouts 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: East 17 – Stay Another Day Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars Ten Tonne Skeleton – Royal Blood
Tags: catch, hero, iScorp, PL, rhea

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.

  • Not mad, just saying..

    Seriously Xander, could you please do something with your mic during the recordings? Hearing you move around, making dinner, heavy breathing while we’re trying to listen to the conversations is really disturbing.

    • xanderphoena

      Mea cupla. As it says in the notes above, fucked up the recording this time round and we did what we could to recover the audio because it was a fascinating conversation. If you listen to the show normally you’ll know the sound quality is usually excellent – no breathing or owt. I would have liked to have rerecorded 51 but there wasn’t a suitable time to make it work so it was either work with the audio we had best we could or ditch it all together.

  • blade

    worst sound quality ever! need to turn off your open mic and get your levels sorted! otherwise good episode spoiled by bad audio! get a tech on staff!

    • xanderphoena

      As I just said above, and in the show notes, the audio was bad this ep but if you listen to CZ normally, you’ll know the audio is normally superb. I made a fuck up in the audio settings during this recording and didn’t realise until I went to do the edit 36 hours later. By that point, there was no time for a rerecord due to my job offshore. Audio will be back to usual high standards for 52.

      • blade

        I will let you off just this once 😀 keep the good content coming!

        • xanderphoena

          Will do my best <3 Won't be another podcast episode this side of New Year though 🙁

  • Fat Elvis

    really the your mics not that bad the content more than makes up for any background noise. thanks for the great show