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 Fanfest 2022: CCP delivered free food to EVE Online players waylaid by the Fanfest COVID outbreak

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It's been over a week since EVE Online players from around the world met up in Reyjkavik, Iceland, for EVE Fanfest 2022, the first...

EVE Fanfest 2022: All the major EVE Online announcements from Fanfest

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It's safe to say that EVE Fanfest 2022 was very much a social event first and a game event second, with fewer concrete announcements...

EVE Fanfest 2022: Fanfest attendees have already begun testing positive for COVID

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(We've updated this post at the end with the latest counts and info.) EVE Fanfest 2022 in Reykjavik is barely over, and the first cases...

EVE Fanfest 2022: The EVE Online universe FPS is still in development

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EVE Online developer CCP Games has had its eye on the first-person-shooter genre for over a decade at this point, starting with its PS3-exclusive...

EVE Fanfest 2022: EVE Online is getting a Spanish client

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EVE Online has been an intensely international game throughout its lifetime, with significant audiences across the US, Europe, and Russia. Most players are stuck...

EVE Fanfest 2022: EVE Online puts spreadsheets in your spreadsheets

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While EVE Online's nickname of "spreadsheets in space" was intended as a joke, the developers behind the game are really leaning into it. CEO...

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 each...

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 aside...

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 valuable...

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 universe...

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 Abyssal Deadspace...

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, there...

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 for...

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 with...

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 t20...

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 taken...

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 endured...

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 incredible...

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...

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