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Warp Drive Active #37
Sat, 24 May 2008 18:40:00 GMT [download/play]



Episode 37, With EVE now five years (and 2 weeks) old we decided to put out a special show to celebrate the event and too look back to the dark days in 2003 when the game first launched.

EVE Files Mirror praise be to Chribba!

First up we have an interview with Valerie "Pann" Massey. (she's the one on the right). Blinky should really turn his phone off in interviews though.

Check this out Goonies! Pann really liked the Little Bee's movie

Back in the early days of the game, the game was published by Simon & Schuster Interactive who had some weird ideas about marketing the game

They though making the box look like this was a good idea. They then filled it with garishly colored crap like the manual and finally put out some horrible movies like this one.

We also got Pann to admit that SSI did force the game to release too early!

Even though SSI has now shut down, we manage to snag Mike "Campion" Wallace to hear his side of things. He was the man who brought EVE to SSI and he also was EVE's first producer. He is now the boss of Colony Studio.

After SSI shut down, CCP bought back the rights to publish the game and put it up online to download for free. This was a radical move in 2003!

We then move onto talking to some of the important players in the early days of the game. First up we talked to Trey Ratcliff from John Galt Games. Oldskool players may remember him as Ragnar, the first boss of Taggart Transdimensional Inc.

Just to remind you that Trey is the man in over-all charge of the Web Wars EVE Project.

Sadly we can't get him to talk about Ragnar's Magic Hat, but its OK, Urban remembers!

No look back to 2003 would be the same without a bunch of evil Bastads called m0o, in this history of MMO's nobody has managed to rule an entire game quite like those guys.

we then welcome two of the m0o veterans Stavros for about the 9 millionth time on the show and Vegeta.

Incidentally, the background music we have used for the interview segments is "the shadow of the sun" by Alienhand. Thanks very much for letting us use the tune sir!

Anyway we hope you've enjoyed this mammoth look back at the early days of EVE, we will (with luck) be doing some more shows based on the events of other years. No promises and no time frames, but we would really like to do this.

Lead out tune, "Time Warp" from the Rocky Horror Show.

Beyond that, just the usual random sidetrackage, gibbering and tinfoil hattery.

P.S. Congratz to Lavista Vista and all the other successful candiates.


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Episode 37 Discussion Thread

'Got a KM for you :)' by GBSabre
Submitted on 2008-05-27 21:56:00 CST
Love the show .... keep up the good work !
http://www.novakane.eu/Killboard/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=2034



'Box aint that bad...' by Bacabachaui
Submitted on 2008-05-28 23:19:12 CST
The box isn't as bad as I imagined after hearing so much about it :)
Was there another one? I could swear I saw one at a store in the U.S. back when I was first hearing about Eve in Fall of 2006.



'Box aint that bad...' by Bacabachaui
Submitted on 2008-05-28 23:20:52 CST
The box isn't as bad as I imagined after hearing so much about it :)
Was there another one? I could swear I saw one at a store in the U.S. back when I was first hearing about Eve in Fall of 2006.



'Finally!!!' by waltar
Submitted on 2008-05-30 00:06:58 CST
You hit the next level! This kind of content, will make you.


'P.S. ' by waltar
Submitted on 2008-05-30 00:20:23 CST
WinterBlink takeing a phone call during the interview was in very poor taste. She was doing your show a favor. You need to respect that kind of thing. Urban great job holding it together, your are a professinal. Blinky you need to mature.


'waltar' by Winterblink
Submitted on 2008-05-30 09:33:23 CST
You're making an assumption that the call wasn't an important one which I was expecting. As to you finding it in poor taste, well that's your prerogative, but everyone who was actually involved in that particular interview deemed it funny enough to leave in unedited, and I've received plenty of feedback from others who smiled or laughed at that moment.



'No need to get pissed!' by waltar
Submitted on 2008-05-30 10:30:11 CST
It is just my opinion. You must feel guilt to respond, and you should.


'Hmm' by Winterblink
Submitted on 2008-05-30 20:29:49 CST
I'm not pissed, nor guilty. Sorry. :)



'OHHH.' by waltar
Submitted on 2008-05-30 23:51:54 CST
But you just said your sorry. In your above statement you said your "sorry" . Did you or did you not say "sorry"? Answer the question. Blinky, if in fact that is your real name.


'Good show' by Inde
Submitted on 2008-05-31 03:28:53 CST
I loved the way you gave Stavros the opportunity to show the rest of the the world - no the universe - what a total ego maniac he is. Stavros suggested a forum for the famous people in Eve sorry to inform him they have not or cannot build one big enough for his ego. Never mind one day he will learn he really is just a "big fish in a very little pond". Loved the interviews which were really interesting and gave a nice view on the game and its development - 4 stars


'Good show' by Inde
Submitted on 2008-05-31 03:30:41 CST
I loved the way you gave Stavros the opportunity to show the rest of the the world - no the universe - what a total ego maniac he is. Stavros suggested a forum for the famous people in Eve sorry to inform him they have not or cannot build one big enough for his ego. Never mind one day he will learn he really is just a "big fish in a very little pond". Loved the interviews which were really interesting and gave a nice view on the game and its development - 4 stars


'Stavros' by UrbanMongral
Submitted on 2008-06-01 07:32:42 CST
Stav is technially a pretty small fish with delusions of grandeur


'show' by Token
Submitted on 2008-06-01 09:03:40 CST
Seriously great show again.


'The charm...' by Antiquus
Submitted on 2008-06-01 12:32:49 CST
Part of the fun of this podcast is listening to these two screw things up then cope with the outcomes. I'm still laughing about 'Ipood'.

If you find that offensive, I'd suggest you pull the stick out of wherever you have it shoved, or start your own 'professional' podcast. Sounds boring frankly.



'Amazing show!' by Feremir
Submitted on 2008-06-02 03:06:35 CST
Bravo guys! Loved the interviews.

Valerie was really interesting to listen to. Can we get her back on the show at some point?!



'Really Enjoyable' by Mynxee
Submitted on 2008-06-03 11:22:00 CST
This was a fascinating show...and always nice to hear other women gamers! Can't wait to see what the next five years of Eve brings us.