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Dust 514: CPM – An Open Address to the Community

TMC Archives 2013-08-14

The first Council of Planetary Management (CPM0) recently posted a joint statement on the DUST 514 forums concerning the state of the game and the communication (or lack thereof) between CCP, the CPM, and the community. Their thought-out and detailed…

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NASA TV Plans Spacewalk Broadcast

TMC Archives 2013-08-14

NASA TV has updated its broadcast times for two upcoming spacewalks. There will be live coverage as two Russian cosmonauts head outside the ISS on Friday, August 16 and Thursday, August 22. Though the broadcasts were initially going to be on…

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Review: DEFCON

TMC Archives 2013-08-13

“Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds.” -The Bhagavad Gita Quoted by J. Robert Oppenheimer as he witnessed the successful testing of the atom bomb on July 16, 1945. DEFCON is global thermonuclear war strategy game inspired by the…

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SOLO PVP: CALL OF THE WILD – THE OMEN NAVY ISSUE

Submission 2013-08-12

Kovorix of Matari Exodus [.EXO.] really showcases the raw power of the Omen Navy Issue in the hands of a true pro in this video. Armed only with a T2 fit and a modest clone, Kovorix absolutely lays waste to…

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Review: Papers, Please

TMC Archives 2013-08-12

It is 1982. You are a proud, but unemployed, citizen of the glorious nation Arstotzka and your whole world is about to change. Papers, Please is a sharp lesson in cognitive dissonance. You take the role of a lucky labor lottery winner,…

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SOE Live: Interview with Zoidbergenstein and TWF

TMC Archives 2013-08-12

I had a chance to sit down and get an interview during the SOE Live Pool Party with Zoidbergenstein (NUC) and TWF (Future Crew), the leaders of two of the best Planetside 2 outfits. This was post Ultimate Empire Showdown, a community-run…

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A Practical Guide to Highsec Awoxing

Submission 2013-08-11

One of the many disciplines of general infiltration, highsec awoxing is an activity that involves joining a target corporation then subsequently killing their members. The name “awox” was originally popularized following a string of kills by a character named “Awox,”…

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Rental Empires in EVE

TMC Archives 2013-08-11

Renting has long been a common means of alliance income for dwellers in the South and was the primary economic engine that powered the successful Drone Russian invasion of the Northern Coalition in 2011. Legion of xxDeathxx’s was so advanced in…

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FW: August Winds Favor Gallente

TMC Archives 2013-08-09

After having nearly the entire war zone within reach the Caldari have faltered, and now a resurgent Gallente Militia has reclaimed over half of the territory while showing signs of pushing further still. Speculations for the drivers of this swing of the…

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The Nature of Tears

TMC Archives 2013-08-08

Ever since Eve was launched, there have been people who feel they have been violated by other players and the game mechanics they use. Usually, people will contain their frustration, but occasionally some will let others know of their anger. Thus,…

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Black sheep of the Eve ships

TMC Archives 2013-08-06

In my last article, I mentioned a dev blog by CCP Ytterbium before the tiericide and ship rebalancing began. In it they explained the basic relationship they planned out for all their ships based on their tech level alone instead…

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6VDT: THE CFC BATTLE REPORT

TMC Archives 2013-07-28

(Editor’s Note: This battle report is the personal account of Vily, a Goonswarm Federation Fleet Commander and the leader of one of the CFC Megathron fleets in the battle of 6VDT.) Today, ladies and gentlemen, we saw the largest engagement…

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WoT: The Unfortunate M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo

TMC Archives 2013-07-27

EDIT: This article was written pertaining to the 76mm cannon and “Stand and Deliver” play style of that rapid firing gun. I somehow missed the howitzer option in testing, and at some point plan to write a Redux detailing the…

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SpaceX: To Infinity And Beyond

TMC Archives 2013-07-27

BACKGROUND & HISTORY SpaceX, officially operating as the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, is a private space transport company currently located in Hawthorne, California. The company, founded in 2002 by Paypal and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk, has developed several launch…