On Grid – Episode 2: The Alpha and the Omega


Greetings Fellow Empyreans we are back with episode two!

A no-brainer: we decided to tackle the F2P issue. Now I know we couldn’t exactly exhaust the topic; I am sure we could talk on this for days not hours, but in this episode we examine the issue from every angle we can cram into the one hour and ten minute run-time!

On Grid – Episode 2

  • What makes F2P suck
  • Will EVE be different?
  • The impact of F2P in our ecosystem
  • The problems of F2P


Ashterothi – @Ashterothi
Elise Randolph – @EliseRandolph
Mike Azariah – @Mikeazariah

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Tags: Ashterothi, Clone States, Elise Randolph, F2P, free to play, mike azariah

About the author


Ashterothi has spent the last five years learning and teaching EVE Online. He is a host on the highly successful High Drag and Hydrostatic Podcast.

  • AkrasjelLanate

    Unlimited trial.

  • Epithet

    The third letter in the Greek alphabet is Gamma, by the way, not Chi 😉

    • Mike Dawe

      I was naming random ones, not trying for order (though I could not do the order if I tried)


      • Epithet

        Ah, it sounded like going “A – alpha, B – beta, C – chi” 🙂

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  • Stralisemiai

    Loved listening, interested to hear the Q&A which is follow. Thank you for covering this. So much hype for the new clone states. I hope it brings people into EVE, old and new pilots.

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  • Eva Angelina

    It Will not hurt the game long as you give you players more time to exercise and flex their muscle states however A stitch in time – saves nine right!

  • Joe

    From a pvp perspective having more players to shoot (especially weak ones) seems great. But if you can have multiple throw away accounts signed in at the same time it may dilute the value of a kill.

    However I just spent allot of time figuring out and implementing a pi setup and I think this may completely tank the set up. If people can train pi as an omega and have everything keep running when they turn into an alpha this will crash pi prices.

    If you are one of those people who are thinking that will be great to have thousands of alts all doing pi – please consider the tax that would take on your real life.