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 Online plans to add instanced PvP arenas for instant action

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PvP in EVE Online is rarely fair, with the outcome of most battles coming down to the number and type of ships on...

Thousands turn out for terminal EVE Online player’s final birthday bash

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EVE Online is probably best known for its ruthless player alliances sparking massive wars over territory, but this week everyone set their differences...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s asset safety bait and switch was a colossal mistake

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Imagine if you logged back into your favourite MMO after a few months away to find that your character's gear was gone or valuable...

EVE Online patch enables trillions of ISK in theft from inactive players

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When EVE Online introduced player-built citadels in the 2016 Citadel expansion, there were fears that people wouldn't trust them enough to put their...

EVE Evolved: A live event threatens to reshape EVE Online’s map

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While EVE Online has always focused on the real stories created by players through player-vs.-player conflict rather than on its NPC storyline, its...

EVE Online players to face massive invasion in the Eclipse quadrant

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The EVE Online universe faced a terrifying invasion in 2019 as the Triglavian Collective began sending vast fleets from their homes in...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online’s Loyalty to Lowsec update shakes up Faction Warfare

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Between the relative safe haven of EVE Online's high-security star systems and the lawless depths of nullsec where alliances play ping-pong with titans,...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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