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EVE Online: The Death of a Coalition

Note: As always, this map serves as a good way for those unfamiliar with the EVE landscape to understand what and where I'm talking about. Most of the events in this post happen in the South/Southwest. Another Note: Sorry for the walls of ...

 
 
 

The Alamo in EVE Online

There are well documented patterns of player behavior on a corporate or alliance level in Eve that happen when a corporation or alliance are faced with intense adversity. Many wars in Eve are trivial in terms of actual combat and hardship. ...

 
 
 

Peacetime in EVE Online

In the wake of the almost-war that didn't happen between the Clusterfuck Coalition and Honeybadger coalition (post about it is here), there was an unbelievable level of complaining from the community, especially by neutral 3rd parties hop...

 
 
 

Ketsui: A History Lesson

Ketsui is a vertical arcade shoot em' up developed by Cave with an interesting story behind it. Released in early 2003, it's one of three games (three and a half if you hate whole numbers) released in 2002 and 2003 for Cave's custom IGS PGM...

 
 
 

Low Commitment Activities in EVE Online

Eve is famous for it's stories of large sweeping nullsec conflicts and constant backstabbing and subterfuge, but outside of those headline grabbing activities are entire playstyles that are often left ignored. Many people read about the goi...

 
 
 
 
 

[EVE Online] Crack in the Armor

Note: Read the first part of this article here It’s been said that most serious wars in EVE aren’t won by the strategic superiority or cunning, but by capitalizing on one grievous mistake made by the enemy. Whether it’s a mistake made due ...

 
 
 

[EVE Online] Northern Politics

A few months ago, an alliance that was part of OTEC decided to break the treaty, ostensibly in the interest of ‘good fights’. Since then the north has become a somewhat complicated political landscape. Northern Coalition. (NCdot) has alway...

 
 
 

Death and Tragedy in Eve Online

Today in Benghazi the US consulate was stormed by armed men, which resulted in the death of one consulate member. Under normal circumstances for me and many others this would simply be another newspaper headline, or something for news chann...

 
 
 

Burning Bridges in EVE Online

One of the most dangerous things a corp or alliance can do in New Eden is to gain a reputation for betraying allies or not abiding by contracts and agreements. In a persistent, single-shard universe like Eve, who you know can be the differe...

 
 
 

Logistics in EVE Online

The word ‘logistics’ can mean two things in EVE: Either logistics work, or logistics ships. This article is about the former. Alliances operate like machines. Different parts do different things to achieve a specified goal, whether it be t...

 
 
 

Scouts in EVE Online

Above all else, EVE is a game of information. Whether it’s having good knowledge of the game’s various ships and what they do so you can prioritize targets in a small gang fight, or getting word from a spy that an enemy alliance is about to...

 
 
 

Subscription Growth in EVE Online

EVE is nothing if not walking to the beat of it's own drum when it comes to the MMO market. In the gameplay realm this is seen in it's emergent gameplay and astounding levels of player freedom. In it's development it can be seen in how CCP ...

 
 
 

Meta Gaming in EVE Online

EVE online is an unbelievably intricate and complicated game. There are entire player organizations that exist just to teach new players how to survive in New Eden. There are layers to the complexity that make EVE a game that is very possib...

 
 
 

EVE Online: Raising the Stakes

One of the principles on which EVE was built is the idea that actions have consequences, and that what you do and how you do it matters. This simple idea is how EVE has set itself apart from the rest of the MMO market (along with maintainin...

 
 
 

The Black Gold of Eve Online

At the end of April, The Mittani, CEO of Goonswarm Federation, head of the Clusterfuck Coalition, and incorrigible drama magnet, announced the formation of OTEC - the Organization of Technetium Exporting Corporations - on twitter. Initially...

 
 
 

Burn Jita: An Eve Online Event

Truth is often stranger than fiction, and nowhere else is this truer in gaming than Eve Online. Known commonly as two things; An MMO set in a primarily player-driven world where the universe's narrative is determined by the actions of thous...

 
 
 

D-Pad Disaster

I put a lot of weight on the quality of the D-pad when forming my opinion on a controller. Something that a surprising number of people can't wrap their head around. I know it may not be an integral part of the gameplay experience for Moder...

 
 
 

Motion Controls and Me

Pioneered and made profitable by Nintendo, with Sony and Microsoft now shamelessly cashing-in before people wise-up and realize how stupid the phenomenon is, motion controls are infecting gaming hardware like a virus lately, and I'm sick of...

 
 
 

Deathsmiles and Genre Redemption

Before XBLA and the retro hype, which resulted in a land-grab on customers' nostolgia through thinly-veiled clones by indie devs, arcade-style games were in a bad way. People just didn't want to play them anymore. It's hard to find a genre ...

 
 

About PIRone of us since 1:31 AM on 07.01.2010

Sometimes I play EVE Online.

Once in a while I write about it too. This here destructoid blog discusses the game in a more tie-wearing, serious-business fashion with less focus on readers that already play the game. For less formal 'jeans-and-a-tshirt' style EVE blogging, I have a tumblr titled A Really Bad Spaceship Game where I post quotes from Jabber, screenshots taken during ops, and write about whatever I feel like.