Category: Eve Online Official

EVE Vegas 2017 Is Sold Out!

Happening Status: IT’S

We’re incredibly happy to announce that EVE Vegas 2017 is now SOLD OUT, with all full conference tickets now allocated.

This year’s event in the Nevada desert is officially the largest gathering of capsuleers EVER hosted outside CCP’s home country of Iceland, and is shaping up to be a colossal three-day celebration of all things New Eden as we roll toward the fifteenth anniversary of EVE Online.

We’ve already announced a large lineup of speakers, as well as a number of events that are happening at EVE Vegas, including the Highroller Experience and the charity screening of Blade Runner 2049 in support of AbleGamers.

What If I Can’t Make It?

Then fear not, intrepid capsuleer! We’ll be streaming all the major sessions, developer and player presentations, as well as all the major announcements live from The Linq Hotel & Casino on our Twitch channel as part of the event, so if you can’t make it out to Sin City in person, you can always tune into the stream and keep up with what’s going on 

Would You Like To Know More?

There’ll be more information in the next week or so regarding the schedule, the venue, and other stuff you can expect going on at EVE Vegas this year, so be sure to keep your eyes glued to the Dev Blogs feed on the community website for more information!

We’re looking forward to seeing you all in Vegas real soon!

September Release Patch Notes Now Available

We are delighted to announce that the September 2017 release will be deployed during regular downtime on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017.

Regular daily downtime will begin at 11:00 UTC, and the Tranquility cluster is expected to be back online and accepting connections at 11:15 UTC.

This release brings a host of  visual overhauls including improved firing effects and debris texture renovation, as well as testing of new race and bloodline selection in the character creator, which will initially be tested among a selected group of new accounts before being rolled out cluster wide.

The September release sees the release of new skills in preparation for the moon mining changes coming with EVE Online: Lifeblood on October 24th so that pilots can prepare for new moon mining and reactions mechanics. Tuesday will also see the introduction of the new market ticker, as well as several improvements to the new player experience, including new audio samples and updates to text and visuals.

You can see more about the September Release and find a link to the full patch notes on EVE Updates here.

Launcher Settings Change – DirectX 9 Metrics Gathering

In the next hour or so, we’ll be making a quick change that will clear the “Run game on DirectX 9” checkbox in your EVE Online Launcher.

The reason for this change is to facilitate the gathering of metrics on DirectX 9 usage, as well as we move towards phasing it out, as announced in this Dev Blog.

What will this do to my launcher?

Every time you start your EVE Online launcher, it checks your hardware to work out which version of DirectX to use when running the EVE Client. If you’re running an older machine, then fear not, your launcher will detect this, and launch using DirectX 9.

If you have a more recent machine that can run a newer version, the launcher will default to that. The only change that clearing this checkbox causes, is that it stops the launcher from forcing clients to launch in DirectX 9 and allows it to launch the most optimal for your machine.

If you do experience driver crashes after this change and would like to re-enable this checkbox, then feel free to do so. Please also be sure to file a bug report with us if you do encounter issues.

If you’d like to discuss this, you can do so in this thread on the EVE Online forums.

EVE Vegas 2017 live stream – Call for player hosts

Greetings capsuleers,

EVE Vegas (6 – 8 October) is approaching and we are preparing for the live broadcast on twitch for those of you who won’t be able to make it out this year.

As in previous years, we are looking for players who would like to join the EVE TV crew as a host for the broadcast. This role involves hosting a few interviews in between main presentations and keynotes. Here are some things we are looking for in a player-host:

  • You have to be at EVE Vegas  
  • You will need to have a few hours to spare during the days of the event
  • You have to be fluent in English
  • You have to be confident on camera
  • You have to know and love the EVE Universe
  • Any public performance experience would be a huge plus!

 

Please submit your application by sending us an e-mail to evetv@ccpgames.com with “EVE Vegas stream host” in the subject line.

Your application should include the following information:

  • Your real name
  • Your main character name
  • Your date of birth
  • What would you like to talk about on EVE TV
  • Your photo
  • Previous experience examples

See you at EVE Vegas!

– The EVE TV crew

New Chimera SKIN – Kairiola's Sacrifice

We’re happy to announce that in celebration of Caldari Union Day, a new SKIN is available for one of the most iconic vessels in the State – the Chimera class carrier.

This new SKIN adds unique banners and holograms to the vessel’s hull, as well as a change of lighting colors in honor of the heroic sacrifice made by Admiral Yakiya Tovil-Toba and the crew of the Kairiola, the first Chimera class carrier.

The time limited offer of this SKIN for 1040 PLEX in the New Eden Store ends at downtime on 2017/09/12. Grab it before then!

 

“State “eba ketsi” banners and a unique honor pattern mark the heroic sacrifice of the Kairiola.

Every Caldari child learns the story of Admiral Yakiya Tovil-Toba and the Kairiola, the fighter carrier he commanded during the First Caldari-Gallente War. Viewed as a war of independence by the Caldari, the war established the Caldari State as a power in its own right but was long, bloody, and noted for many sacrifices and heroic acts by Caldari patriots.

At the climax of the first stage of the war, as the Caldari people attempted to breakout of the siege of Caldari Prime, Admiral Tovil-Toba mounted a campaign of misdirection and distraction with a rag-tag fleet led by the Kairiola. When the heavily damaged carrier was the only remaining ship, Tovil-Toba ordered it into a death dive towards the Gallente home world. This act resulted in massive damage and sowed confusion among Gallente forces allowing millions of Caldari to escape.

To this day, Admiral Yakiya Tovil-Toba is considered the paramount national hero of the Caldari State, and he and the crew of the Kairiola are revered for their sacrifice.

Where the Chimera roams, the Caldari remember.”

Join the next EVE Online mass test on 5 September: New Refineries

Join our next EVE Online mass test on Tuesday, September 5th and have a look at the new refineries Tatara and Athanor.

The new refineries and a full overhaul of moon mining are coming with the winter expansion EVE Online: Lifeblood on 24 October. This mass test is a perfect opportunity to test the new structures and to prepare for the winter expansion. 


(Image courtesy of HEDway station)

We invite you to join our next mass test on the test server Singularity this Tuesday, September 5th at 17:00 EVE time (=UTC). Additional to testing the refineries, we will also have a look at improved turret firing graphics and testing some changes to the backend-system.

Info about this mass test
Dev blog about moon mining revamp and new refineries
General info about the test server Singularity

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

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Introducing The Winter Expansion – EVE Online: Lifeblood

As new technologies for resource acquisition emerge in the form of Upwell Refineries, new moon mining capabilities and refined reaction processes, pirate factions have set their sights on taking a slice of the dwindling resources that remain in New Eden.

With more tools for resource gathering at the hands of capsuleers than ever before, the competition for raw materials and supremacy over space is becoming more heated than ever as the cluster is pushed closer toward the brink of all out conflict.

We are proud to announce that the next expansion, EVE Online: Lifeblood, will be deployed on Tuesday October 24th, 2017.

Lifeblood brings a whole host of new features and changes to New Eden, including new Upwell Refineries and new moon mining mechanics, along with a complete shake up of moon mineral distribution.

In addition to this, a complete rework of the reactions system will also be included in this deployment, as well as new Pirate Forward Operating bases, the new Mining Ledger, improvements to the interface for The Agency, and a balance pass that sees a wide range of improvements to many hulls available to Alpha pilots.

Also included in this expansion is a brand new feature for high-security space, Resource Wars, which allows capsuleers to assist their chosen empire with resource gathering in combat or mining roles, as part of new collaborative gameplay content for New Eden.

Check out EVE Updates for more details on what’s coming in EVE Online: Lifeblood.

What next?

In the runup to the release of the expansion, we’ll also see a number of changes in the September release, which include improvements to the NPE, a new Market Ticker, improved weapons firing effects, the introduction of new moon mining skills in preparation for the release of Refineries, as well as visual overhauls of debris in game, and a brand new event from The Agency – Warzone Extraction.

Check out EVE Updates here for more details on the September Release.

Winter 2017-2018

After the release of EVE Online: Lifeblood, there’ll be more progress on balance moving towards Fanfest 2018, as well as the introduction of new Guristas Shipyards and capital ships. These are just a few things that are coming up over the course of the winter, so stay tuned to EVE Updates for more information.

Keep an eye on the Upcoming Winter page on EVE Updates for more information as it becomes available.

EVE Vegas 2017 Is Coming – First Speakers Announced!

It’s almost that time of the year again, and EVE Vegas 2017 is just a few weeks away.

We’re currently working on finalizing the schedule here at CCP Iceland, and we’ll be publishing it within the next couple of weeks.

Today, we’re happy to announce a few of our developer and player speakers who’ll be coming out to talk to you guys about what’s coming up for EVE Online.

This year, we’ll have some Vegas veterans, as well as a few CCP Newbros that you’ll have to assist us in taking care of. Returning to Vegas this year will be CCP Falcon, CCP Guard, CCP Rise and CCP Fozzie, as well as CCP Punkturis, CCP Affinity and CCP Manifest.

Vegas Newbros include CCP Nagual, CCP Sharq, CCP Vertex and CCP Redcape from our spacefaring brethren over on EVE Valkyrie.

There’s a few more of us who’ll also be coming out to Vegas to talk to you guys about all the content coming up in the Winter Expansion, as well as some more information on balance, and what to expect going forward.

Along with our developer speaker lineup, we also have a whole host of EVE players who’ll be presenting at Vegas this year, including Matterall, Mike Azariah, Max Singularity, Emmaline Fera, Debbes Sparre and Elise Randolph. Our player presenters will be covering everything from the capsuleer history of New Eden, to Wormholes, EVE Physics, leadership in EVE, building fleet doctrines and supporting new players.

At EVE Vegas this year, we also have a charity screening of Blade Runner 2049 in support  of AbleGamers, as well as the EVE Vegas Highroller Experience. If you’d like to get your hands on tickets for these events, be sure to snap them up quickly, as they’re selling fast.

The same can be said for EVE Vegas conference tickets – we’ve got less than 40 left, and this year EVE Vegas is set to be the biggest event we’ve ever hosted in the Nevada desert.

Capsuleers who love the social side of EVE Online are not going to want to miss this one.

Be sure to grab your tickets today. You can read more about the event and pick up tickets over on the EVE Vegas website!

Alpha Strike: August 29th – September 5th

New Player? Like flying spaceships? 

The Alpha Strike in-game event has started and is great for pilots who are new to EVE Online.

Click the Agency icon on your Neocom in game, and start earning those rewards today!

EVE Vegas 2017 – Blade Runner 2019 Charity Screening

Each year, EVE Vegas has a track record of raising thousands of dollars for good causes.

Historically we’ve assisted several charities, most notably the Icelandic Children’s Hospital and the Get Well Gamers foundation.

This year we’re incredibly proud to announce that we’ll be supporting AbleGamers with all our EVE Vegas 2017 charity fundraising. This includes the silent auction for Tranquility Server Blades, as well as the annual EVE Vegas raffle, and a new event unique to this year.

Blade Runner 2049 Charity Screening

As part of EVE Vegas 2017, we’re happy to announce that out fundraising efforts will be supplemented by a charity screening of Blade Runner 2049, which premiers during EVE Vegas this year, on October 6th 2017.

A screening of the movie will occur on Sunday, October 8th that will be exclusive to EVE Vegas attendees.

CCP have secured Auditorium #3 at United Artist Showcase Theatre 8, which is over at the Showcase Mall building by the MGM Grand Hotel.

The location seats a total of 288 and is a 22-minute walk away from The Linq, where EVE Vegas 2017 is hosted, but can also be reached quickly by the Las Vegas Monorail, which stops at MGM Grand Station and departs directly from The Linq & Harra’s station at the EVE Vegas Venue.

Event Details:

October 8th, 2017 – United Artist Showcase Theatre 8, Auditorium #3

  • 19:15 – Doors open, feel free to find yourself a seat (open seating)
  • 19:45 – Welcome address
  • 20:00 – Screening starts

Published subject to change.

Tickets:

We have several options for tickets that are available for the event, with three levels of support for AbleGamers.

A breakdown of ticket types is below, and you can head on over to Eventbrite to purchase tickets here!

  • $15.95 – Blade Runner 2049 Charity Screening – Ticket
    Regular ticket for the charity screening. Open seating. All proceeds from the event, including donations go to AbleGamers.
  • $19.95 – Blade Runner 2049 Charity Screening – Special Support Ticket
    Regular ticket for the charity screening. Open seating. All proceeds from the event, including donations go to AbleGamers.
  • $99.95 – Blade Runner 2049 Charity Screening – VIP Support Ticket (Limited to 20 people
    Regular ticket for the charity screening. Open seating. All proceeds from the event, including donations go to AbleGamers. This special VIP ticket includes an item of signed EVE Vegas memorabilia that has a thank you enclosed and is signed by the members of the EVE Online Development Team who are attending EVE Vegas 2017.

It’s important to note that all proceeds from this screening will be donated to the AbleGamers Charity.

Optional Donations:

Please note these options are NOT ticket purchases for the screening:

  • $10 – Donation to The AbleGamers Charity
  • $20 – Donation to The AbleGamers Charity
  • Open Donation – As much as you like

We’re very much looking forward to this event at EVE Vegas 2017, and hope that as many of you as possible will join us in support of an amazing charity initiative that assists in allowing those with limited mobility to enjoy video games.

 

About The AbleGamers Foundation:

The AbleGamers Foundation, also known as The AbleGamers Charity, is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to bringing greater accessibility in the video game space, so people with disabilities can gain a greater quality of life through developing a rich social life that gaming can bring. The AbleGamers Foundation promotes open dialogue, education, research and funding grants in the area of accessibility.

New Eden Store: IGC Skins available until 29 August

Upon popular demand and to celebrate a successful Alliance Tournament XV, the amazing IGC SKIN for Serpentis ships are available until 29 August. The SKIN is available in the New Eden Store for the following seven Serpentis ship hulls:

  • Violator: 55 PLEX
  • Daredevil: 110 PLEX
  • Vigilant: 110 PLEX
  • Vindicator: 250 PLEX
  • Vehement: 390 PLEX
  • Vendetta: 390 PLEX
  • Vanquisher: 390 PLEX

Additionally, we offer a bundle containing three exclusive IGC SKINs for Caldari ships:

  • Cormorant + Caracal + Drake: 297 PLEX

Originally scheduled to be available only during the Alliance Tournament, we have seen high demand for these fantastic SKINs. Therefore, we extend this offer one week! These SKINs are available now in the New Eden Store until 11:00 UTC on 29 August.

Check out the New Eden Store for further details!


Purchasing SKINs is easy:

  • Log into EVE Online
  • Have sufficient PLEX
  • Go to the New Eden Store (press ALT+4 or use the Neocom to access the store)
  • Purchase the SKIN(s)
  • The SKINs are then available in your redeeming system

Join the next EVE Online mass test on 24 August: Improved firing effects

Join our next EVE Online mass test on Thursday, August 24th for a preview of the improved turret firing effects.

We invite you to join our next mass test on the test server Singularity this Thursday, August 24th, at 17:00 EVE time (=UTC). Join us in testing our improved turret firing effects with dynamic exposure, muzzle flare, and impact splash effects. 

Info about this mass test
General info about the test server Singularity

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

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Alliance Tournament XV: The Results

Hello Capsuleers

On July 29, we started with 64 hopeful teams, each eying the Alliance Tournament Cup. Now, one has emerged victor over all other contenders. Congratulations to VYDRA RELOLDED for winning Alliance Tournament XV after a close fought series against HYDRA RELOADED who receive second place. L A Z E R H A W K S have managed to achieve a respectable third place in their first ever tournament, while Northern Coalition. round out the final four teams, equalling their performance from Alliance Tournament XIV.

Congratulations to all the teams that competed! Prize PLEX will be distributed to teams over the next two weeks and other prizes will be distributed over the next few releases – watch for a mail from CCP Logibro when they’re delivered. If you missed all the action from the weekend, VODs are available on the CCP Twitch channel, and videos will be available on YouTube in the next few days.

It’s been a real blast, and we’re looking forward to the next tournament opportunity we’ll be bringing you. Until then, fly safe and remember: The best ship, is Championship.

-CCP Logibro and the Tournament Team

Membership changes on CSM 12 & summit schedule

A quick update about the CSM. CCP has asked CSM member Vince Draken to step down due to not being able to devote sufficient time to the council. Lack of activity can have valid reasons and we’re parting with Vince on good terms and with mutual understanding. CCP holds the obligation to ensure a fully engaged CSM at any given time which is why we are looking towards a substitute for the remainder of the term.

The CSM Code of Conduct states:

“Members of the council are expected to maintain a reasonable level of activity with the council.
Failure to abide by the code of conduct can result in early dismissal from the Council of Stellar Management.”

We will be calling in a substitute using the previously stated method of filling the spot with the last candidate eliminated in the election (the next in line without any recalculation of vote distribution). We’ll start there and go down the line if needed until someone accepts the spot and we will make another announcement once this is concluded.

The first summit of the CSM 12 term takes place next week at CCP HQ in Reykjavik.

The summit schedule has been published and can be found here.

Enjoy watching the Alliance Tournament this weekend.

Global PLEX sale – 25% discount between 17 – 21 August

Take advantage of our global PLEX sale and get a 25% discount on PLEX. Go to secure.eveonline.com/PLEX and purchase PLEX!

We are delighted to offer this amazing discount on all available PLEX packages (starting with 110 PLEX).

Additionally, we offer a 25% discount on Character Resculpts in the New Eden Store. With the discount, Resculpts only costs 105 PLEX. This is the perfect chance to grab them!

Don’t wait, these offers are only available from 17 August to 21 August at 11:00 UTC (04:00a PDT)!

Alliance Tournament XV Finals: Eight Teams Enter, One Team Leaves

Hello Capsuleers

With the third weekend of Alliance Tournament XV now concluded, there are merely eight teams left standing. These teams have battled through all manner of opponents and through grim determination and calculated execution bested them all. Congratulations to all the teams that have reached the final weekend of the tournament. They are:

  • Brave Collective
  • HYDRA RELOADED
  • L A Z E R H A W K S
  • Northern Coalition.
  • Pen Is Out
  • skill urself
  • The Tuskers Co.
  • VYDRA RELOLDED

For those that missed the previous weekend of combat, you can now find the broadcasts of Day Five and Day Six on the EVE Online Youtube channel.

Day Five

Day Six

As before, you can also find replays for all the matches this tournament using Bierkof’s match simulator if that’s more to your taste.

Getting the lowdown

Before we launch into the final weekend, this Thursday we will be brining you a panel session with our expert commentators. If you’ve missed some of the days so far or just want a deeper look into how the tournament has been going this year, this is definitely one to watch. We will also be taking questions at the end of the panel, so if you’ve had a question about the tournament you can’t find an answer to, maybe they can help you. The panel will be streamed live from 19:00UTC on 2017-08-17 on CCP’s Twitch channel.

Flying the Tournament Colors

All the IGC SKINs for Serpentis ships are available in the New Eden Store this week. If you enjoy the tournament and want to show you’re a true force to be reckoned with in combat, make sure you grab yours today, as they’ll only be around until August 22. If you also forgot to pick up the Caldari IGC bundle during the EVE-NT Championships, you can also do so for a limited time.


Show your support for the tournament by flying the IGC colors

The action continues

While the dust has settled for the third weekend, the tournament is not yet over, with the final weekend of combat still to come. The tournament resumes with match #119 between skill urself versus Brave Collective at 15:00UTC on August 19. All of the matches from the final weekend will be once again broadcast live on CCP’s Twitch channel from CCP Headquarters in Reykjavik Iceland. The full match schedule can be found on the community website. Those wanting to trace the path to victory for the remaining teams can also find the tournament brackets on the community website.

Of course, Saturday’s play is just a prelude to the ultimate moment: The Finals. The Finals for Alliance Tournament XV will take place on Sunday, August 20, starting with the Elimination bracket final Best of 3 Series at 15:00UTC. The winner of that series will then move on to face the winner of the Undefeated bracket at 17:00UTC in the Grand Final for the chance to claim the championship for themselves.

Which two of the eight remaining teams will make it all the way to the finals? Let us know who you think will take the Alliance Tournament Cup for themselves on Twitter with the hashtag #ATXV. And don’t forget to join us as we watch the contest come to its conclusion this Saturday and Sunday. Until then, fly safe and remember; the best ship, is Championship.

-CCP Logibro and the Tournament Team

EVE Online August release is live – Deployed on 16 August

The EVE Online August release has been published on 16 August. With this release we can enjoy “Lucky Clash”, a new week-long event from The Agency. We also introduced changes to combat mechanics for structures and corp insurance in Upwell structuresUI/UX improvements for the new map and a full overhaul of the NPC standing display are also part of this release.

In addition to this, we see several small and useful improvements (such as persistent scanning results for cosmic signatures) as well as bug fixes.

Quick info

Additional info

Several threads are available with further info and for feedback. Please use the threads listed below:

New SKIN for CONCORD ships: Firewatch for Pacifier and Enforcer

We are excited to present a new SKIN for your CONCORD ships. Enjoy the brand new Firewatch SKIN for the Pacifier frigate and Enforcer cruiser.

  • Pacifier Firewatch SKIN – 110 PLEX
  • Enforcer Firewatch SKIN – 110 PLEX

These amazing new SKINs feature a prominent graphite-colored base decorated with bold, fiery red stripes. A must-have for your CONCORD ships!

Check out the New Eden Store for further details on these SKINs.


Purchasing SKINs is easy:

  • Log into EVE Online
  • Have sufficient PLEX
  • Go to the New Eden Store (press ALT+4 or use the Neocom to access the store)
  • Purchase the SKIN(s)
  • The SKINs are then available in your redeeming system

EVE Online August release to be published on 16 August

The EVE Online August release will be published on 16 August. Originally scheduled for publication on 15 August, we decided to move the release by 24 hours to the 16th.

This release brings “Lucky Clash”, a new week-long event from The Agency. We will also get changes to combat mechanics for structures and corp insurance in Upwell structures. UI/UX improvements for the new map and a full overhaul of the NPC standing display are also part of this release.

In addition to this, we see several small and useful improvements (such as persistent scanning results for cosmic signatures) as well as bug fixes.

For a high-level overview of this release, check out EVE Updates.
For the full details, check out the August release patch notes.