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 Evolved: Fight or Flight is a season for change in EVE Online

January marks not just the beginning of a new year for EVE Online but also the start of a new seasonal development strategy...

EVE Evolved: First impressions of the EVE Echoes mobile beta

EVE Online has been a PC MMO staple now for over 16 years, carving out a niche for itself as a long-term hobby...

EVE Online developers will soon be allowed to… play EVE Online

EVE Online's developers have historically had to keep the community at arms length to avoid inadvertently influencing the player-run sandbox. After the 2007...

EVE Evolved: Inside Hadean’s EVE Online record-breaking battle attempt

If EVE Online is known for one thing (apart from massive scams and online heists), it's the truly massive PvP battles that have...

EVE Online Senior Community Manager CCP Falcon departs CCP Games

It's safe to say that EVE Online hasn't had the smoothest history of dealing with its playerbase throughout the game's 16-year life, having...

EVE Evolved: Chatting up EVE Online world record holder Ethan ‘Katia Sae’ Richards

EVE Online player Ethan Richards is best known by the name of his in-game character Katia Sae, who earlier this year completed an...

EVE Evolved: Is the EVE Online community a force for good in the world?

When we write or talk about MMO communities, we often focus on the practicalities of guilds or in-game events, the drama of forums, and...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online is losing players, and no one can agree on why

Nobody wants to think that a favourite MMO is losing popularity, but with EVE Online now being over 15 years old, it's a...

EVE Evolved: What injecting chaos means for EVE Online

The past few weeks have been pretty transformative for EVE Online, with the global communications blackout across null-security space revitalising roaming gang PvP...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s comms blackout will lead to absolute anarchy

All hell is about to break loose in EVE Online for the territorial alliances waging wars in the depths of space following some...

EVE Evolved: NPC invasions wreak havoc across EVE Online

When CCP Games released a new EVE Online expansion named Invasion at the end of last month, players were readying themselves...

EVE Online controversy breaks out over new starter pack, CCP addresses the community

EVE Online has a long and complicated history when it comes to the debate surrounding microtransactions. The playerbase literally revolted against developer CCP...
But don't worry, they're not all murder-happy.

EVE North 2019: A huge battle once broke out in EVE Online, but not a single player was involved

Massive battles are the norm for sci-fi MMO EVE Online, with players routinely clashing in their hundreds or thousands over territorial claims...

EVE North: Tune in to EVE North today on the EVE Online Twitch channel

The EVE Online world tour is on the road again following three successful events in Amsterdam, St Petersburg, and Sydney...

EVE Evolved: Getting ready for the Invasion in EVE Online

EVE Online's Invasion expansion lands in just two days on May 28th, and there are plenty of things you can do now...

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...

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