Brendan Drain

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A long-time MMO-addict, northern-irish lad Brendan "Nyphur" Drain is Massively Overpowered's resident EVE Online expert and writer of the long-running EVE Evolved column, published Sunday evenings. The column covers everything from guides and opinion pieces to commentary on game design and hints on preparing for upcoming expansions.

In addition to the column, Brendan covers EVE Online news, community events, general interest stories, and other posts. When he finds the time in his hectic schedule, he can sometimes be found writing features on game design topics or other MMOs he's playing.

He is hard at work on his first video game, the indie space 4X game Predestination.

Twitter: @nyphur

EVE Down Under: CCP drops EVE Online’s Invasion expansion trailer

CCP Games is out in force in Australia right now for the third leg of the EVE World Tour, and the topic of...

EVE Down Under kicks off with a hilarious screwup in Sydney

EVE Down Under kicked off today (last night, for those of us in the US) in downtown Sydney, Australia, with a series of developer...

EVE Online’s Invasion starter pack just went on sale for 100% off on Steam

While EVE Online has a limited free-to-play Alpha tier, new players can get a leg up on starting by buying one of the...

EVE Evolved: What really sets Russian EVE players apart?

One of the most interesting things about EVE Online is the fact that its single shard server forces players from different countries and...

EVE Online: Invasion expansion lands May 28th

The virtual universe of EVE Online is bracing itself for an invasion, and it looks like things will be kicking off much...

EVE Evolved: Big things are happening in EVE Online this spring

There's a lot going on in EVE Online right now, from the insane storyline playing out right now in-game and new Triglavian ships...

EVEsterdam 2019: EVE players intercept Triglavian war plans

The EVE Online community was surprised recently when billboards across the game were hacked and displayed a threatening video from the Triglavian...

EVEsterdam 2019: EVE Online explorer visits every star system without being killed

When people say that EVE Online is a game that lets you make your own path, they aren't kidding. While CCP Games builds...

GDC 2019: Here’s how CCP’s 10,000 player battle tech demo went down

Developer CCP Games currently holds the world record for the largest PvP battle in gaming history, which was awarded in recognition of January...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s storyline is about to go off the rails

The most compelling stories that emerge from EVE Online are usually tales of player-based conflict, dastardly deals, and political intrigue, but the game's...

EVE Evolved: The war on bots in EVE Online

The news dropped recently that EVE Online will be adding some new limitations and restrictions to its free-to-play tier, which may seem odd...

CCP Games and Hadean develop 10,000 player deathmatch demo, EVE: Aether Wars

Since the first time EVE Online developer CCP Games showed off its VR dogfighter EVE:Valkyrie, players have dreamed of having the...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online has a gambling problem

The gambling debate has kicked off again in EVE Online, this time in response to the annual Guardian's Gala event that's currently running...

CCP’s CCPlease sees CCP appease pleas

One of the problems every MMO faces throughout its lifetime is that it can be difficult to figure out what small quality-of-life issues players...

EVE Evolved: How working with NPCs could improve EVE Online

While EVE Online is primarily based around the conflicts that arise between groups of players competing in the same virtual universe, the New...

EVE Evolved: Solving conflict avoidance in EVE Online

Back in October, I made the case that wars were literally ruining EVE Online for the huge number of players living in high-security...

EVE Evolved: Seven of the best EVE Online fan videos of all time

EVE Online has a long history of incredible cinematics and player-made videos, but that legacy has somewhat fallen by the wayside in recent...

EVE Online cheater accidentally exposes himself in a hilarious way

We can probably all agree that cheating in an MMO is just not OK, but it can often be difficult for developers to positively...

An EVE Online corporation has been hit with a GDPR request from an ex-member

We often talk about how EVE Online can sometimes mirror the real world in startling detail, with its complex politics, global power struggles, and...

EVE Evolved: How mass surveillance is improving EVE Online

When developers get on stage at an event and start talking about things like big data, artificial intelligence, and cloud solutions, it often sounds...

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