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8: Newbies in Space

TMC Archives 2009-04-18

It was Janurary of 2006, and North Star Networks (NSN), a corporation in the elite Mercenary Coalition alliance, was running into trouble. They had been hired on a short-term contract with a simple mission: go to S-UA84 in Syndicate and…

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7: Creating a Sovholding Alliance

TMC Archives 2009-04-11

In EVE, the taking and holding of conquerable space by alliances in 0.0 is the closest thing to ‘endgame content’ available in another MMO. Unlike raiding in WoW, which almost anyone who plays gets a chance to try at some…

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6: The Propaganda War

TMC Archives 2009-04-03

It was 4/4/09, the prophesied day of reckoning for Goonswarm. After weeks of stalemate, the counteroffensive led by Against All Authorities (-A-) to restore KenZoku (RKZ) to the status of a spaceholding alliance was finally bearing fruit; sovereignty of the…

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5: How to Infiltrate a Hostile Alliance

TMC Archives 2009-03-28

I recently gave a talk as part of EVE University’s 5th birthday celebration on the topic of how newer players can get involved in espionage far more easily than other aspects of the game. One of the questions which kept…

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4: The Necessity of Espionage

TMC Archives 2009-03-21

There is a peculiar philosophy of ‘honor’ that crops up in internet games whenever real loss is unavoidable. When playing Counterstrike, or (god forbid) trying to PvP in World of Warcraft, you kill the other guy and he loses nothing;…

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3: Bad Crazy in Internet Space

TMC Archives 2009-03-16

There is a jagged fissure of insanity which runs through the heart of the EVE playerbase, a kind of feverish bad crazy which you simply don’t find in other online games. Oh, sure, everyone knows a tale or two about…

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2: Who Really Won Delve?

TMC Archives 2009-03-02

Almost every piece of strategic advice one encounters on the internet is completely worthless. Every day, I inevitably see some EVE forum denizen bleating about Sun Tzu, a famous WWII general, or the latest overwrought management screed (14 Steps To…

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1: How Not To Kill A Titan

TMC Archives 2009-02-26

In the immediate aftermath of our disbanding the Band of Brothers (BoB) alliance and the subsequent hellpurge of their former territory, two things occurred. First: my alliance (Goonswarm), my dear friend Haargoth Agamar (also of Goonswarm, nee BoB), and I…