Category: Eve Online Official

Test EVE Online – Join the mass test on October 18 at 17:00 UTC

Join our next mass test this Tuesday, October 18th, and explore the latest EVE Online features under development!  

We invite you to join our next mass test on the test server Singularity this Tuesday, October 18th, at 17:00 EVE time (=UTC). During this mass test we will test the new explosions, client performance of Command Bursts, Engineering Complexes, and general performance of the client and server.

All participants will receive a reward of two million skillpoints (available only on the test server Singularity). Please be aware that numbers, art assets, and other game properties on the test servers are not final and can change before they are released.

Further information about this mass test can be found here.
Information on connecting to the test server Singularity can be found here.

Final October EVE Vegas Ticket Holder Draw Winner Announced!

On June 10th we announced the EVE Vegas 2016 ticket holder’s draw

We are ready to announce the final winner, this time for the October draw, who will claim a Panorama Suite upgrade and complimentary airport limousine transfers as per the original announcement.

The winner is:

The final winner will be contacted via the email address they used to collect their tickets within the next 72 hours with full details on how they can claim their prize.

Tickets are selling fast, and EVE Vegas looks like it’s going to be even bigger and better than last year’s record year for the event, so be sure to pick up your tickets today before they sell out, in order to be included in the upcoming Alliance Prize Draw!

You can find out more about EVE Vegas on the EVE Vegas Official Website, and can grab tickets for the event on the EVE Vegas Eventbrite page.

An Update On The EVE Vegas Alliance Prize Draw!

A short while ago, we announce the EVE Vegas Alliance Prize Draw.

Here’s an update on the alliances with the most attendance as of Thursday, October 13th!

  • 35 – Mercenary Coalition
  • 33 – Pandemic Legion
  • 30 – Goonswarm Federation
  • 24 – Test Alliance Please Ignore

 

  • 17 – The-Culture
  • 15 – Waffles
  • 14 – Templis CALSF
  • 14 – EVE-Scout Enclave
  • 12 – DARKNESS.
  • 11 – Triumvirate
  • 11 – Northern Coalition
  • 11 – Pandemic Horde

 

  • 10 – The Methodical Alliance
  • 10 – Einsten Rosen Brigade
  • 8 – Short Bus Syndicate
  • 8 – Ember Sands
  • 7 – V.O.I.D.
  • 7 – Gonnswarm
  • 6 – Affirmative
  • 6 – Cede Nullis
  • 6 – Circle-of-Two
  • 6 – Pen Is Out
  • 6 – Shadow Cartel
  • 5 – Adhocracy
  • 5 – Escalating Entropy

Remember, this draw closes at 23:59:59 UTC on October 18th, so be sure to have all your alliance members state their afilliation before then to ensure you end up with your true attendance displayed.

You can read more about this prize draw here, and if you haven’t already picked up your EVE Vegas 2016 tickets, you can do so on the EVE Vegas Eventbrite page here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!

Rosada Dawn Pink SKINs Now Available In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness!

We are delighted to announce that “Rosada Dawn” SKINs are now available for a limited time in the New Eden Store, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October!

100% of the proceeds from the sale of these SKINs in the New Eden Store will be converted from Aurum to real world cash, and will be donated to Bleika Slaufan (The Pink Ribbon Campaign), which is owned and managed by the National Cancer Association here in Iceland. 

The Pink Ribbon campaign is the annual women´s cancer awareness and fundraising campaign of the Icelandic Cancer Society. The focus of the campaign this year is breast cancer education and prevention. All funds raised will go to modernising and improving the breast cancer screening equipment and software.

Breast cancer is a condition that effects the whole family. Mothers are at the heart of any family, and the heart of the campaign this year, so show your support when you pick up your SKINs by tweeting images of your shiny new hulls to the hashtags #formom and #fyrirmömmu.

These SKINs will be available for the ORE hulls listed below, and will be packaged in various bundles in the New Eden Store from the time of this News Item, through until downtime on Tuesday, November 1st 2016.

  • Procurer
  • Retriever
  • Covetor
  • Skiff
  • Mackinaw
  • Hulk
  • Bowhead
  • Orca
  • Rorqual
  • Primae
  • Noctis

October release 118.9 has been deployed

The 118.9 release has been successfully deployed on October 11!

This release brings an exciting overhaul of the graphic post-processing system improving the performance on all GPUs. We also get revamped market graphs and a variety of bug fixes. Additionally, blueprints for Command Burst charges are now available, allowing you to build the charges in anticipation of November’s fleet boost revamp

Find out more about this release on EVE Updates; the full details are available for you in the patch notes.

We have several threads available on the EVE forum for feedback, discussions and updates:

General feedback
Issues with the PC build
Issues with the Mac build

Update to "Clone States – Post CSM Summit Round Up" Dev Blog

After the release of the Clone States Post CSM Summit Round Up Dev Blog on October 7th, it was noticed that it contained some erroneous information that has not yet been finalized:

  • Clone State exposed in the API. We tried to create some design uncertainty but the CSM wasn’t having it so we are going to get this in ASAP.

Since this part of changes to the API has not been finalized yet, this bullet point has been removed from the Dev Blog to avoid any confusion.

Changes to the API in relation to clone states, as well as information on the future of the API and how it will continue to evolve will be included in a dev blog from Team Tech Co in the coming weeks.

EVE Online: Ascension – Coming November 8th, 2016

We are proud to announce that the latest expansion to EVE Online, “Ascension” will be deployed on Tuesday, November 8th 2016, bringing a new access paradigm to EVE Online that allows pilots to play for free!

The headline feature of EVE Online: Ascension, Clone States, will bring brand new cloning technology to New Eden, including the Omega clone which will be familiar to all our current subscribers, alongside the new Alpha clone, which pilots will be able to utilize to gain free access to EVE Online using a pre-determined skillset, giving access to a whole host of playstyles and in game content without the need for a subscription.

In addition to this, the first phase of a completely re-worked new player experience will offer new pilots more assistance and guidance than ever before as they take their first steps into the vast expanse of New Eden.

The arrival of Engineering Complexes, a new set of colossal structures that will form a key part of the industrial backbone of corporations and alliances across the cluster is also set to shake up the economy, alongside a full rework of command boosts, new effects generators for Titans, a rebalance of the Rorqual, new visual feedback and brand new explosion effects, as well as more activity in the asteroid belts of New Eden in the forum of non-capsuleer resource gathering operations.

You can find out more about all these features that are coming to EVE Online on November 8th by heading on over to EVE Updates!

October 118.9 Release To Be Deployed on October 11

We’re happy to announce that the 118.9 release for October will be deployed tomorrow, Tuesday October 11th, during a regular daily downtime from 11:00 to 11:15 UTC.

The 118.9 release brings an exciting overhaul of the graphic post-processing system improving the performance on all GPUs. We also get revamped market graphs and a variety of bug fixes. Additionally, blueprints for Command Burst charges will be available, allowing you to build the charges in anticipation of November’s fleet boost revamp.

Check out EVE Updates for further information, and take a look at the patch notes for more in depth details on what’s coming tomorrow!

Alliance Tournament XIV: Weekend Two Starts Tomorrow

The first weekend of Alliance Tournament IXV saw a total of 40 teams go home, with a number of close matches and rare ships put on the line. You can watch a number of the matches from the EVE_NT broadast on their Youtube channel here: Day 1 Day 2

Now only 24 teams remain, and each of them will be giving all they can to make sure they reach the third weekend of the tournament. So while they prepare for battle, make sure you prepare to tune in at twitch.tv/ccp tomorrow (2016-10-08) from 15:00UTC to watch them fight it out, guided by our expert commentators. If you’re not familiar with our commentator team for this year, we’ve arranged for them to introduce themselves:

The full schedule for this weekend is available on the EVE Online Community website, along with the tournament brackets. We’ll see you on stream at 15:00 UTC tomorrow.

Just remember: The best ship, is Championship.

More Alliance Tournament SKIN Offers In The New Eden Store!


We’re happy to announce that in anticipation of the second weekend of Alliance Tournament XIV, we have four new SKIN bundles on offer, with a 50% discount over their regular prices!

These bundles are based off of some of the most popular hulls that have been flown so far in the fourteenth Alliance Tournament, and are available as of this message, through until noon next Friday, October 14th.

Check out the New Eden store for details on the following bundles:

Amarr: Raata Sunset

  • Vengeance
  • Maller
  • Damnation
  • Armageddon

Caldari: Matigu Seabeast

  • Hawk
  • Blackbird
  • Vulture
  • Raven

Gallente: Serpentis

  • Enyo
  • Phobos
  • Astarte
  • Megathron

Minmatar: Valklear Glory

  • Wolf
  • Rupture
  • Sleipnir
  • Typhoon

 

Rooms Now Available At Bally's For EVE Vegas!

Looking to attend EVE Vegas, but finding that hotel rooms are now in short supply?

We’ve just secured an additional deal with Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino just one block away from Planet Hollywood in order to cater for the growing size of the EVE Vegas crowd this year!

Rates are great, and we’re happy to announce that you can book rooms at the following prices by visiting this link

  • $85 (Thursday/Sunday)
  • $129 (Friday and Saturday)

If you’d prefer to call-in to make your reservations, please call (800)358-8777 and refer to group code SBEVE6.  Please note that reservations made via phone to the Reservations Department will incur a fee of $15 + tax. This fee will not apply to reservations made using the web link.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at EVE Vegas 2016!

 

Extended Downtime – Thursday, October 6th

Due to ongoing maintenance work that makes New Eden a better place for everyone, we will need to extend tomorrow’s daily downtime so that we can perform essential maintenance to the Tranquility cluster.

With this in mind, daily downtime on Thursday, October 6th will run for a total of 30 minutes, starting at the normal time of 11:00 UTC and running through to 11:30 UTC. We expect Tranquility to be back online and accepting connections by this time.

Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause!

A Tentative Look At The EVE Vegas 2016 Schedule!

Over the course of the last few weeks, we’ve been hard at work talking with developers here at CCP, as well as looking over player speaker submissions for EVE Vegas this year in order to start assembling a kick ass schedule for EVE Vegas 2016.

Today, we’d like to give you an earlier than usual look at the schedule this time around, with the event kicking off on October 28th and taking place over Halloween weekend at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

We do of course have the staple EVE Vegas presentations this year, the Welcome to Vegas opening presentation, and the EVE Online Keynote for EVE Vegas, where CCP Seagull and a selection of developers from our headquarters here in Reykjavík will be taking a look at what’s coming with the November expansion and in the months beyond.  In addition to this we’ll have developer hosted presentations on structures, engineering complexes, the new player experience, lore, clone states, art and visual effects and EVE tournaments as well as a presentation from EVE Valkyrie’s Lead Game Designer, CCP Roo.

Of course, Vegas wouldn’t be Vegas without our incredible community, and this year we have a rock solid lineup of player presenters who’ll be talking in front of attendees on topics ranging from scamming, to building a rock solid alliance. Here’s a list of all our player presenters this year, and their presentation topics:

  • Keskora Yaari – Wormhole Space from Scratch
  • scooter mccabe – Scamming in EVE: The Man Who Sold The World
  • Marc Scarus – Inside the EVE Media
  • Mynxee & Johnny Splunk – Cultivating a Counter Culture in New Eden
  • Reza Najafi – The Nomadic Life
  • Jayne Fillon – How to be a Content Creator
  • J Mcclain – EVE Online and Social Support Networks
  • Rahne Chocolate – Streaming EVE Online
  • General Stargazer – The Rise of the Valkyrie
  • Manic Velocity – Scaling EVE’s Social Cliff
  • Tyrrax Thorrk – Guiding Hand Social Club
  • Darius JOHNSON – “Whispering Rome”: A Practical Guide to Building an Alliance Worth Losing
  • Max Singularity – The Solar System

Registration at the venue will begin on day one of EVE Vegas at 11:00 on the Planet Hollywood mezzanine, the same as previous years, before we launch into the schedule:

Please note: This schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

FRIDAY // OCTOBER 28


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SATURDAY // OCTOBER 29


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SUNDAY // OCTOBER 30


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If you don’t already have your tickets for EVE Vegas, then we advise that you pick them up soon, as they’re thin on the ground this close to the event. You can grab tickets on the EVE Vegas Eventbrite page.

In addition to this, if you’d like to head on out for a party with a difference, we still have a few tickets left for the EVE Vegas Pub & Pinball Night which occurs on the first night of EVE Vegas.

Be sure to declare your alliance afilliation when you buy your tickets for EVE Vegas, and keep your eyes on the news for a last chance to win in the EVE Vegas 2016 Ticket Holder’s Draw, and the EVE Vegas 2016 Alliance Prize Draw.

We’re super excited to see you all there, so make sure you pick up your tickets soon to avoid disapointment!

 

EVE Vegas Alliance Prize Draw Update!

A short while ago, we announce the EVE Vegas Alliance Prize Draw.

Here’s an update on the alliances with the most attendance as of Monday, October 3rd!

  • 33 – Mercenary Coalition
  • 31 – Pandemic Legion
  • 20 – Goonswarm Federation
  • 20 – The Culture

 

  • 18 – TEST 
  • 14 – EvE-Scout Enclave
  • 14 – Templis CALSF
  • 12 – Waffles
  • 11 – Einstein Rosen Brigade
  • 11 – I N F A M O U S
  • 11 – Pandemic Horde

 

  • 9 – DARKNESS.
  • 9 – Northern Coalition.
  • 9 – Triumvirate
  • 8 – Executive Outcomes
  • 8 – Moose Federation
  • 6 – GoonSwarm

Remember, this draw closes at 23:59:59 UTC on October 18th, so be sure to have all your alliance members state their afilliation before then to ensure you end up with your true attendance displayed.

You can read more about this prize draw here, and if you haven’t already picked up your EVE Vegas 2016 tickets, you can do so on the EVE Vegas Eventbrite page here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!

More Information Now Available On EVE Updates!

With the arrival of a new video blog update from CCP Seagull that charts the next couple of months of activity around EVE Online, we’ve made a few additions to EVE Updates to reflect what’s coming to New Eden over the course of the next release, plus what’s coming in the November expansion.

Head on over to EVE Updates where you can watch the latest video blog from CCP Seagull, and check out what’s coming in the 118.9 release on October 11th, and a little more about what’s coming in the Expansion in November!

The CSM 11 Summit 1 Meeting Minutes are out

CSM 11 recently finished its first summit in Reykjavik, discussing all aspects of developing and running EVE with a wide representation of EVE’s developers, producers and executives.

The democratically elected Council of Stellar Management has long been an important advisory group to CCP and at least half the council has typically been flown to CCP HQ twice a year to allow for seamless communication and exchange of opinion.

This year big changes are coming to EVE with Clone States fast approaching. CCP invited the whole CSM to attend the summit in person. Everyone accepted and we had four days of solid meetings and feature demos with all 14 councillors. 

The Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes are a collaboration between CCP and the CSM. A CCP staff member jots down meeting mintues on our internal wiki during each meeting and they are then edited through an open editing process on the same wiki. Every CCP staff member attending a meeting, and the CSM, must review and approve the version of the minutes that goes out. Typically not a lot is changed. Sentences get tuned to better convey meaning and of course a few tiny bits are redacted to preserve surprise and wonder at a later date.

This summit’s minutes can be found here. We look forward to reading, and taking part in, your discussions of them. If you wish to discuss them on the forums, please visit this thread.

Alliance Tournament SKIN Offer – The Bomber Bundle!


We are happy to announce that in advance of the first weekend of Alliance Tournament XIV, we have four bomber SKINs on sale as a bundle with 25% discount in the New Eden Store!

The SKINs included in this bundle are:

  • Purifier EoM SKIN (Permanent)
  • Manticore Wiyrkomi SKIN (Permanent)
  • Nemesis Intaki Syndicate SKIN (Permanent)
  • Jound Justice SKIN (Permanent)

Keep your eyes on the New Eden Store as the Alliance Tournament develops, because there’ll be more offers based on the most popular ships seen in the tournament arena over the course of the coming weeks!

You can read more about the Alliance Tournament in the news item and Dev Blogs linked above, and tune in for the first weekend which will be streamed live by EVE_NT!

Join the next EVE Online mass test on September 29 at 17:00 UTC

Join our mass test this Thursday, September 29th, and explore the latest EVE Online features under development! 

We invite you to our next mass test on the server Singularity this Thursday, September 29th, at 17:00 EVE time (=UTC). During this mass test we will test the new fleet boost feature, as well as, improvements to our graphic post processing system. Additionally, we are looking into the general client and server performance.

All participants will receive a reward of two million skillpoints (available only on the test server Singularity). Please be aware that numbers, art assets, and other game properties on the test servers are not final and can change before they are released.

Further information about this mass test can be found here.
Information on connecting to the test server Singularity can be found here.

Alliance Tournament XIV Is Almost Upon Us

Hello Capsuleers

Alliance Tournament XIV begins in just under two weeks on October 1st, with our coverage of all the action starting on October 8th on https://www.twitch.tv/ccp. If you’re looking to tune in and watch all the action, here what you need to know.

It’s Dying Time

The starting time for matches on each day of Alliance Tournament XIV are as follows:

October 1st, 2nd: 12:00 UTC

October 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th: 15:00 UTC

Detailed match schedules can be found here on the community website: https://community.eveonline.com/community/alliance-tournament/schedule/

You can also find the tournament brackets on the community website: https://community.eveonline.com/community/alliance-tournament/tournament-brackets/

If you’re looking to watch the first weekend of action, you should check out these twitch channels from ISD and from EVE_NT

ISDSTAR: https://www.twitch.tv/isdstar

ISDSTAR2: https://www.twitch.tv/isdstar2

ISD Multitwitch: http://kadgar.net/live/isdstar/isdstar2

EVE_NT_TV: https://www.twitch.tv/eve_nt_tv

Triple Word Score

We’re also pleased to announce that we are increasing the PLEX prizes for teams that reach the top 32 and top 16 of the tournament. The prize for reaching the final 32 has been increased from 5 to 15 PLEX, while the prize for reaching the final 16 has been increased from 10 to 30 PLEX.

Relive the Rumble

This year we are also running a video contest alongside the Alliance Tournament. If you’re good at slicing frames, you can put your skills to work to win some PLEX. We’ll be offering prizes for the best educational video, the most entertaining commentary, the best highlights video and possibly more. The contest will open up after the Alliance Tournament has concluded, so make sure you keep listening for how to enter, and start collecting your video clips. Footage from participants in the match will be especially useful here, so make sure if you’re flying in the tournament that you’re capturing all the action.

 

If you’re looking for more information on Alliance Tournament XIV, you should check out these previous dev blogs:

Dev Blog: AT XIV is Coming

Dev Blog: ATX IV Rules and Signups

Dev Blog: AT XIV Draw Results and Prizes

50% Discount! Valimor Legacy SKINs On Sale In the New Eden Store!


We are happy to announce that all Valimor Legacy SKINs for Gallente hulls are now on sale at 50% discount in the New Eden Store.

This sale will run through until September 26th, when these skins will be removed from the New Eden Store for the forseeable future.

Fear not! These SKINs will return, however at this stage they are not on the schedule to be reintroduced to the store for some time.