Crossing Zebras Episode 56

Following on the heels of Episode 55 with Endie and Manfred Sideous talking about new Sovereignty, Oh Takashawa sat down with CSM member progodlegend and Grath “The angriest man in EVE” Telkin to approach the proposed system from a different, more hands-on angle. The guys discuss what kinds of tactics they think will be viable and place heavy emphasis on skirmish FCs, something that might be a rare and wanted commodity when the new system lands on TQ. Naturally, ship balancing concerns come up and bombers and capitals are discussed. Finally, PGL and Grath predict how entities in null will change and adapt to their new world and what Sov warfare might look like in the future. Crossing Zebras Episode 56.mp3 (00:30) Introductions. (03:15) Grath and PGL talk about their first impressions of new Sov, but quickly get into hands-on details about the quality of owning space. (12:20) The guys talk about what effect the new system will have on rental empires and how revolts might be a thing. (16:45) The issue of FC shortage is brought up and the guys agree that skirmish FCs will be at a premium with the spread out fighting over Command Nodes. Grath predits HACs will dominate the PvP meta. PGL brings up the bright future of roaming. (19:54) Blocs and blobbing is brought up (read CFC), Grath gets angry. (24:39) The prime time mechanic is brought up and the guys theorize on how it will play out. (27:42) Grath brings up the Entosis module and some interesting questions. Discussions around the capture mechanic and what it would mean in practice. (40:20) Oh Takashawa brings up ship balancing in relation to the new system, capitals and bombers unavoidably follow and PGL gets worked up about bombers. (50:04) Part two. Oh Takashawa tries to get some negative criticism out of Grath and PGL, but apparently they are both very happy with the system overall. (54:15) Freeport mode is brought up and ends up in a discussion about destructible stations. (59:25) Oh Takashawa asks the guys to speculate on how null will look after the changes are rolled out. The value of Phoebe and skirmish FCs are brought up and how some entities handle cultivating FCs. (1:20:59) Final thoughts as the episode is closed off. PGL gets mad about bombers again. (1:23:18) Shoutouts. You can follow Oh Takashawa on Twitter via @OhTakashawa, PGL at @progodlegend and Grath Telkin at @GrathTelkin. As always, remember that all this awesome content at CZ is made possible by the wonderful lads at, head on over there and rake in the big wins! Tell your friends/family/dog about the show! Music in this episode: Take That – These Days Kelly Clarkson – Let Your Tears Fall
Tags: grath telkin, Oh Takashawa, progodlegend, sovereignty

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