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
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EVE Vegas 2018 is this weekend: Here’s what to expect from the show

It's that time of year again when internet spaceship nerds descend on Las Vegas to get incredibly drunk find out what the future holds...

EVE Evolved: Wars are literally ruining EVE Online

EVE Online is fundamentally about real conflict between players on massive scales, and yet I would venture to say that wars are literally...

CCP Games offers DUST 514 veteran reward accounts in upcoming Project Nova

Those of you who have been following the highs and lows of EVE Online developer CCP Games over the years will remember the...

EVE Evolved: The rookie’s guide to fitting ships in EVE Online

The ship fitting system is one of EVE Online's most powerful and useful features, but it comes with a pretty steep learning curve...

EVE Evolved: Two ways that EVE Online’s monetisation could be expanded under Pearl Abyss

When Pearl Abyss bought out CCP Games last week, the overwhelming message to EVE Online players was that it would be business...

EVE Evolved: What could the sale of CCP Games mean for EVE Online?

Just a few days ago, we awoke to news so unexpected that it made me check I hadn't time-traveled to April 1st: EVE...

EVE Online developer CCP Games bought by Black Desert Online studio Pearl Abyss

I bet that's not a headline you expected to wake up to! EVE Online developer CCP Games confirmed this morning that it...

EVE Evolved: How would you reboot EVE Online?

EVE Online has been pretty comfortable in its hardcore sci-fi MMO niche for over 15 years now, working its way through dozens of expansions...

EVE Evolved: Ship fittings for EVE Online’s Secrets of the Abyss event

EVE Online's recent Into the Abyss expansion has been live now for several months, adding the first ever solo instanced PvE game...

EVE Evolved: A furious supercapital war is raging in EVE Online

This year kicked off with a bang for EVE Online as rumblings emerged of impending war on a scale that the gaming...

EVE Evolved: Four changes to improve EVE Online for new players

A few months ago, I created a new character and ran through the new player experience for an article on how to get...

EVE Evolved: Improving EVE Online’s organisational tools

Throughout most of EVE Online's lifetime, players have developed their own third-party applications (and yes, spreadsheets) to help organise and enhance their gameplay....

EVE Evolved: Will EVE Online’s Abyssal Deadspace ever be expanded?

EVE Online's recent Into the Abyss expansion has managed to grip me in a way that few expansions have, providing a challenging...

EVE Evolved: The expert Gila’s guide to Abyssal Deadspace in EVE Online

EVE Online's new Into The Abyss expansion launched less than two weeks ago and I'm bloody obsessed with it! Players have...

EVE Evolved: Last-minute advice on Abyssal Deadspace in EVE Online

There are just two days to go before EVE Online's Into the Abyss expansion lands on May 29th, introducing its new Abyssal...

EVE Evolved: Getting new players to stick with EVE Online

EVE Online has the odd distinction of being one of the most impenetrable MMOs on the market today and yet also one of...

EVE Evolved: Getting ready for EVE Online’s Abyssal revolution

If you've seen the news recently coming out of EVE Fanfest 2018, you've probably heard of EVE Online's upcoming expansion: Into...

EVE Online Executive Producer Andie ‘CCP Seagull’ Nordgren is leaving CCP Games [Updated]

It's always tough when a development studio loses one of its top people, but today's news is sure to sting more than usual for...

EVE Fanfest 2018: CCP Falcon on EVE’s community team layoffs and having Hilmar as a CEO

It's safe to say that it's been a rough year for CCP Games, with the company pulling out of VR game development and laying...

EVE Fanfest 2018: CCP Games has big plans for data collection and machine learning

Every day in the sandbox of New Eden, several hundred thousand EVE Online players perform millions of unseen actions. Every item manufactured, module...

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