Brendan Drain

- Columnist
A long-time MMO-addict, northern-irish lad Brendan "Nyphur" Drain is a publicly respected member of the EVE Online community, with over six years of playtime under his belt. Brendan is Massively's resident EVE Online expert and writer of the biweekly 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.

Articles by Brendan Drain

01.18.15
EVE Evolved: Rebuilding EVE's corporation tools
01.18.15

EVE Evolved: Rebuilding EVE's corporation tools

The MMO genre is defined by the online interactions of thousands of players, and nowhere is that mo...

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01.04.15
EVE Evolved: Fitting the Confessor for PvE and PvP
01.04.15

EVE Evolved: Fitting the Confessor for PvE and PvP

December was a great month for EVE Online players, with the Rhea update opening new wormhole system...

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01.02.15
Elite: Dangerous server goes haywire, creates instant billionaires [Updated]
01.02.15

Elite: Dangerous server goes haywire, creates instant billionaires [Updated]

The Elite: Dangerous server has had a relatively smooth launch since it released just over two week...

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12.21.14
EVE Evolved: EVE Online vs. Elite: Dangerous
12.21.14

EVE Evolved: EVE Online vs. Elite: Dangerous

Like many EVE Online players, I grew up playing early sci-fi games like Elite and its sequel Fronti...

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12.07.14
EVE Evolved: The Sleepers are coming!
12.07.14

EVE Evolved: The Sleepers are coming!

Ever since the announcement of 100 new wormhole systems and the unique Thera wormhole hub system, s...

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11.23.14
EVE Evolved: What does Thera mean for EVE?
11.23.14

EVE Evolved: What does Thera mean for EVE?

If you've been keeping up with the recent news updates on EVE Online, you've probably heard about t...

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11.16.14
The Daily Grind: Should EVE Online add manual flight controls?
11.16.14

The Daily Grind: Should EVE Online add manual flight controls?

On Friday, developer CCP Games stunned us with the news that EVE Online will be adding manual fligh...

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11.09.14
EVE Evolved: Clone upgrades and skill loss are gone!
11.09.14

EVE Evolved: Clone upgrades and skill loss are gone!

While the player activity stats might suggest otherwise, the past few years have been a real rennai...

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10.26.14
EVE Evolved: Could permadeath work in EVE?
10.26.14

EVE Evolved: Could permadeath work in EVE?

Permadeath has been one of the most contentuous features in online gaming since as far back as I ca...

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