Category: Eve Online Official

Alliance Tournament XV Starts Next Week!

Once again, this year’s Alliance Tournament is fast approaching. Teams have been practicing for months in preparation for New Eden’s premiere tournament. Who will take home the prizes? Watch the action over all four weekends starting July 29 to find out.

Tournament Times

As mentioned earlier, Alliance Tournament XV will take place over four weekends. Each weekend, the stream will start at these times:

The full match schedule can be found here on the community website.

The first two weekends will be broadcasted by EVE_NT on their twitch channel over at https://twitch.tv/eve_nt_tv. EVE_NT also have an excellent collection of articles and videos regarding the tournament and the teams fighting in it that should not be missed, as well as analysis of the Feeder Rounds that took place in June.

EVE_NT is also hosting a viewer party at Antenna in Nottingham, United Kingdom. If you’re in the area, you should grab a ticket and join them for all the fun and action from the tournament. More details can be found here.

The final two weekends will be broadcast by CCP from our studio here in Reykjavik Iceland, where we’ll be covering every match with the help of a team of expert player commentators. Make sure you’re there for every match as this is when the best teams will be bringing everything they have to the table to win.

Show your colors

This year we are adding some new ways for you to show your support for the Alliance Tournament. First up is a new IGC themed background for your character portrait. This is available for free to every pilot in New Eden right now, so show your support by grabbing it today.

Additionally, we will be offering IGC themed SKINs for the entire line of Serpentis ships in the New Eden Store. We’ll be rolling out a different group each week starting July 25, starting with the Violator and Daredevil SKINs.

July 25 – Aug 1

  • Violator IGC SKIN – 55 PLEX
  • Daredevil IGC SKIN – 110 PLEX

Aug 1 – Aug 8

  • Vigilant IGC SKIN – 110 PLEX
  • Vindicator IGC SKIN – 250 PLEX

Aug 8 – Aug 15

  • Vehement IGC SKIN – 390 PLEX
  • Vendetta IGC SKIN – 390 PLEX
  • Vanquisher IGC SKIN – 390 PLEX

 Aug 15 – Aug 22

  • All 7 IGC Serpentis SKINs will be available at the above prices

As a special bonus, we’ll be offering the complete set of SKINs from July 25 for only 1525 PLEX. This is great if you want to either grab all the SKINs, or want to grab some early.

Additionally, we’ll also be offering a bundle of IGC SKINs offered during the previous EVE_NT Championship containing the Cormorant, the Caracal and the Drake. If you’ve been eyeing other pilots enviously that managed to pick them up the first time, make sure you grab them when they’re available from August 15 to August 22.

Billboard Blitz

If you have skills with making videos, you’ll be pleased to know we have a contest just for you. The Independent Gaming Commission is commissioning the creation of advertisements to be played on billboards across New Eden to promote the upcoming tournament, and is now accepting submissions from Capsuleers. They will be selecting four videos to be played on billboards, and as a reward are offering 1000 PLEX and IGC SKINs. Details are as follows:

  • Videos must follow all normal rules for billboard submissions. Note that the Fancy UI used for the tournament broadcast is permitted in videos if you wish to use footage from tournament matches.
  • Videos must promote the Alliance Tournament. Part of the judgement of videos will be on how well they promote the tournament
  • Videos may also contain promotion of a team participating in Alliance Tournament XV
  • Videos may not include promotion of player entities not involved in Alliance Tournament XV
  • Videos must be submitted to logibro@ccpgames.com before 23:59UTC, 2017-07-30
  • Please include your character name with your submission and email it from the email registered with your EVE account
  • 1000 PLEX and a complete set of the IGC Serpentis SKINs will be awarded for the four best videos as judged by CCP. Each person may submit and win with more than one video.
  • Video creators may find the following two images useful: Alliance Tournament Logo; IGC Logo

We are also still taking submissions for ads during the Alliance Tournament broadcast itself. If you’re interested in seeing you, your corporation, or your alliance up in lights, make sure you check out this forum post with all the details.

That’s all for now. As always, we look forward to seeing all the teams compete and having the community join us to see who comes out on top.

On behalf of the Tournament Team

-CCP Logibro

All about The Agency live event – Join the developer live demo on July 20 at 19:00 UTC

We invite you to join the next CCP live stream this Thursday, 20 July, at 19:00 UTC on Twitch. Have fun and enjoy the developer hands-on demo of the latest live event in EVE Online: The Agency!

When: 20 July at 19:00 UTC
Where: Developer live stream: The Agency demo

Get an insight of what The Agency is all about. Explore the design of this live event and learn more about upcoming events.

If you want to have a look behind the scene and interaction with the CCP devs, join the live stream on 20 July!

Further information

The Agency – Welcome to the next EVE Online live event!
The Agency – Forum feedback and discussion
CCP Twitch channel

EVE Online Summer Special: Global Omega discount

We are delighted to present our EVE Online Summer Special: Enjoy a 15% discount on all Omega packages.

The discount is available between 18 to 25 July and is valid for all our Omega package:

  • 1 month
  • 3 month
  • 6 month
  • 12 month

To benefit from this discount, simply go to the EVE Online account management page and purchase your game time package(s)!

Enjoy your Omega time, and don’t miss out the exciting EVE Online events with Project Discovery and The Agency!

Old EVE Forums To Be Retired On August 3rd

We’re happy to announce that we’re drawing closer to the switchover to utilizing the new EVE Online forums full time!

While all our official communication has transitioned to the new forums, the old ones are still available at this time as we test and work on functionality of the new forum software.

While testing, we’ve already made a long list of changes and improvements based on community feedback and suggestions, and have identified a few things we’d like to change that will take a little longer.

With this in mind, we’ll be leaving the existing forums online until August 3rd, two weeks longer than was initially messaged, while we finalize the new forums for full launch.

The Dev Blog and forum thread have been updated to reflect this new date!

You should be sure to read the Dev blog linked above for information on the new EVE Online forums and differences between old and new!

The Agency – Welcome to the next EVE Online live event!

Welcome to The Agency, the new live event for EVE Online!

Start: Tuesday, 18 July, at 11:30 UTC
End: Tuesday, 1 August, at 11:00 UTC
Potential rewards: PLEX, Booster, SKINs … and fun!

The Agency offers you new challenges of varying difficulties in the world of New Eden. While none of these challenges are mandatory, they offer you an opportunity to spice things up a bit and try something different.

Currently available challenges and your status are visible on the login screen and in game. When in game, simply click on The Agency icon in the NeoCom menu.

Challenges

The offered challenges cover a wide range. You’ll see relatively easy and general tasks (such as fighting the pirate menace by destroying a certain amount of pirate NPCs), and more specialized tasks (for example completing a combat signature in a Tech-3 cruiser), there is something for everyone!

    

You do not need to actively accept the various challenges, just go ahead and have fun! Whenever you complete a challenge, you’ll receive a notification. You can also check your progress in the The Agency overview. 

Rewards

Completing a challenge yields points. The Agency will reward you with PLEX, boosters and SKINs as soon as you have earned enough points. The rewards will be delivered to your redeeming system. Your progress and points are easily visible in The Agency interface.

Please note that you will receive a 30-minute booster after logging in. This bonus is available for everyone, but only once every 23 hours.

We wish you happy hunting. Have fun!

EVE_NT Alliance Tournament Viewing Parties – First Two Weekends!

For Alliance Tournament XV, EVE_NT are hosting a viewing party each day of the first two weekends alongsides their broadcasts on 29th and 30th of July, then 5th and 6th of August.

The studio team including techs, host and commentators will be around all day to meet and greet those who come along, providing a great opportunity to enjoy the Alliance Tournament with friends and fellow pilots!

Held at Antenna in Nottingham – site of previous EVE_NT meets – the tournament will be shown live on 5 HD screens as well as 2 projector screens for the first two tournament weekends.

Tickets are available right now, and you can pick them up here!

Each day pass gives you entry for that day’s event – so you can grab yourself a weekend of AT action for £10, or throw down £20 for all 4 days with a full set of 4 day passes.

Simply click on the date in the calendar and hit the “Get tickets” button to grab your tickets for each day of the event!

The EVE Online T-Shirt Design Contest – Results!

On June 2nd, we announced the EVE Online T-Shirt Design Contest for EVE Vegas, with a few prizes and guidelines for cool shirt designs.

It seems that this really got the creative juices flowing, and by the time we closed the doors for submissions, we’d had 168 designs that had been created by our amazing community.

We did notice that there was a distinct lack of spaceships in a lot of the designs, however there was some really cool abstract artwork and other more uhh… memeworthy… content that was submitted.

Over the course of the last couple of weeks myself, CCP Goodfella, CCP Orca and a few others have managed to narrow down the submissions to our top three and now we’re ready to show off the designs that will receive prizes as part of the contest.

Please bear in mind that we may have to tweak the winning designs that will be printed a little in order to make sure that they translate to fabric okay, however the designs will remain as intact as possible and artists will be credited on the back of every shirt printed.

A note to those who’ve won – We’ll be contacting you via email over the course of the next couple of days to arrange delivery of prizes!

So, let’s count them down from third to first!

 

Third Place

Third place goes to: codorniz Ambrye

For this awesome combat booster inspired design that calls back to the Lacrimix style merchandise that CCP have sold at many past events, codorniz wins the following:

  • $50 store credit at the EVE Merchandise Store.
  • 1500 PLEX.

 

Second Place

Second place goes to Franky SixFingerz

For a design that we’ve all been on the giving or receiving end of at some point in our EVE careers, Franky wins the following prizes, and his t-shirt will be sold in the EVE Merchandise Store:

  • $50 store credit at the EVE Merchandise Store.
  • Character name credit on the back of every t-shirt sold. 
  • Signed standard hard cover of “Frigates of EVE Online: The Cross Sections”.
  • 3000 PLEX.

 

First Place

Finally, first place goes to Zooc Zhao

For this EVEolution themed design charting human progress, Zooc will have his t-shirt sold in the EVE Merchandise Store and in the EVE Vegas Store, and also takes away the following prizes:

  • $100 store credit at the EVE Merchandise Store.
  • Character name credit on the back of every t-shirt sold. 
  • Signed Limited Edition of “Frigates of EVE Online: The Cross Sections”.
  • 6000 PLEX.

There’s also a few other designs that wouldn’t necessarily transfer to t-shirt print too well that we really liked, so if we decide we’d like to use those in future for posters, artwork or other applications, then we’ll be in touch with the creators to talk more!

Thanks again to everyone who took part in the contest. We’ll be looking to run more of these types of community initiatives in future, particularly as we ramp up toward the fifteenth anniversary celebrations at Fanfest 2018.

Exoplanet research with Project Discovery – Join the developer live stream on July 12 at 17:30 UTC

Discover the exciting world of exoplanet research with the least version of Project Discovery in EVE Online: Join our live stream on July 12 at 17:30 UTC! 

July 12 at 17:30 UTC
Developer live stream: Project Discovery – Exoplanets

Get an insight of what Project Discovery is all about, how it actually works and the amazing science behind it. Explore the flow of data and learn what happens with your samples after you completed the research.

If you are interested in real science and freely accessible exoplanet research, don’t miss this stream!

Further information

Video with Michel Mayor about Exoplanets and Project Discovery
EVE Online dev blog about Project Discovery
Project Discovery Feature page

2017-07-11 – Issue with Project Discovery Evaluation Set

Hello pilots,

MMOS are currently investigating an issue with Project Discovery.

It appears that during the evaluation phase (after the tutorial) data sets that are presented for analysis are too difficult for that stage. This has led to many players being given extremely low overall accuracy.

While this has caused some concern among players, we will not be shutting down Project Discovery. Samples are still being assessed correctly, and once past the evaluation phase players are still able to continue assessing and completing samples.

A fix will be deployed tomorrow after downtime, which will update the data sets to a more reasonable one for the purposes of evaluation, and reset to 50% all Accuracy Ratings for players who have it below 50%.

We will publish another update once the fix has been deployed.

Please feel to discuss this news item in this forum thread.

Firewall Breach SKINs Now Available For Selected Minmatar Hulls!

We’re delighted to announce that “Firewall Breach” SKINs are now available in the New Eden Store for six selected Minmatar hulls:

  • Rupture – 250 PLEX
  • Muninn – 250 PLEX
  • Broadsword – 250 PLEX
  • Naglfar – 695 PLEX
  • Nidhoggur – 695 PLEX
  • Hel – 695 PLEX

These SKINs will be on sale from today, through until downtime on July 18th to celebrate Liberation Day for the Minmatar Republic, marking the 139th anniversary since the end of the Matari Rebellion against the Amarr Empire.

Check out the New Eden Store for further details on these SKINs and more offers on many others!

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 July release has been published on July 11

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The EVE Online July release has been published on July 11 bringing real exoplanet research with Project Discovery, a revamp of the Strategic Cruiser ship class, improved ship models and more!

Quick info

Details

This release brings phase two of Project Discovery, where pilots in New Eden will assist in real world science by searching for Exoplanets in conjunction with the University of Reykjavik, the University of Geneva and Massively Multiplayer Online Science.

Additionally, we see a fundamental revamp of all tech-3 strategic cruisers, improving their subsystems and giving the whole ship class a more unique and distinct role.

The July release also brings new “Firewall Breach” SKINs in celebration of the Minmatar Republic’s Liberation Day, SKINs for Strategic Cruisers, further graphical enhancements with an overhaul of the visual assets for NPC battlestations, as well as a redesign of the Rupture, Muninn and Broadsword, plus many more fixes and improvements that make New Eden a better place.

Additional info

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

July Release Downtime Information Now Available!

We are happy to announce that the July 2017 release will be deployed during an extended downtime on Tuesday, July 11th.

This release brings phase two of Project Discovery, where pilots in New Eden will assist in real world science by searching for Exoplanets in conjunction with the University of Reykjavik, the University of Geneva and Massively Multiplayer Online Science.

The July release also brings new “Firewall Breach” SKINs in celebration of the Minmatar Republic’s Liberation Day, SKINs for Strategic Cruisers, further graphical enhancements with an overhaul of the visual assets for NPC battlestations, as well as a redesign of the Rupture, Muninn and Broadsword, plus many more fixes and improvements that make New Eden a better place.

Extended downtime on July 11th will begin at the usual time of 11:00 UTC, and will run for a total of 105 minutes (1h45m). We expect that the Tranquility cluster will be back online and accepting connections at 12:45 UTC.

You can check out all the main features coming with the July release over on EVE Updates, and can browse the full patch notes for a more in depth look at features, fixes, improvements and changes on the community portal here.

Join the EVE Online live developer Q&A on July 10 at 18:00 UTC

Join the live developer Q & A on Monday, July 10, at 18:00 UTC on our twitch channel. Explore upcoming EVE Online features and the exciting future roadmap! 

Following CCP Seagull’s Summer 2017 dev video, we invite you to get more involved, to ask questions, and to chat with our the developers. Join the live stream with our developers!

If you cannot ask your questions during the live stream, you are welcome to ask the devs in this feedback thread

We are looking forward to your feedback, questions and comments.

Don’t forget to tune in on July 10 at 18:00 UTC on Twitch

Alliance Tournament XV: Schedule and Brackets

Hello Capsuleers

We are pleased to announce the official brackets and schedule for Alliance Tournament XV are now available on the Community Website. The first match of each day of the tournament are at the following times:

Teams should make sure to check when they’re competing and ensure that their captains are in the Alliance Tournament Captains channel at least an hour before they are scheduled to compete. Only captains and co-captains will have access to this channel, so if your captain or co-captains are unavailable and you are having issues you should directly contact CCP Logibro.

Additionally, teams practicing from Thunderdome today will find that there is a new UI for teams as they compete. Details can be found in this forum post.

Make sure to be there for the first matches when the defending champions The Tuskers Co. take on Red Alliance in PE1-R1, while Pandemic Legion face off against Good at this Game in JB-007. We’ll see you on the EVE NT TV stream when it all kicks off. if you want to discuss the line-up or anything else to do with the tournament, make sure to visit the Tournament Discussion forum. Until then, keep flying the best ship: Championship.

On behalf of the tournament team

-CCP Logibro

Important Information – One week to the Strategic Cruiser Rebalance!

As previously announced in this dev blog, Strategic Cruisers (also known as Tech 3 Cruisers) will be undergoing a significant transition over downtime on July 11th with the July release.

The Strategic Cruiser class is being rebalanced to emphasize their unique role as a flexible and customizable ship class while leaving room for other ship classes to thrive as well. All the details of the planned changes can be seen in this forum thread for those who are interested.

Since we are now one week away from the Tech 3 Cruiser revamp, we want to issue a public service announcement to highlight the transition that will occur on the July 11th patch deployment.

  • As part of this rebalance, Electronic Subsystems are being phased out and Strategic Cruisers will now only contain four subsystems at a time.
  • All characters that have the Electronic Subsystem Technology, Amarr Electronic Systems, Gallente Electronic Systems, Caldari Electronic Systems, and/or Minmatar Electronic Systems skills trained will receive the skillpoints from these skills as unallocated skillpoints as well as isk reimbursement for the NPC cost of the skillbooks.
  • Existing subsystems that are not fit to a Strategic Cruiser will be directly transformed into their closest functional equivalent under the new system.
  • Strategic Cruisers with subsystems fit to them will have their subsystems converted into new ones directly, and will receive one extra subsystem placed in their cargo hold (to ensure that players have the same number of subsystems before and after the patch).
  • This means that although all fitted Strategic Cruisers will continue to have a valid set of subsystems after the patch, some of their modules may go offline as fitting and even slot layouts may change.
  • We highly encourage all players who will be flying T3 Cruisers at the time of downtime on July 11th get themselves into a safe location such as a friendly starbase or docked within a station/structure before the downtime begins. This will ensure that they do not get caught in a dangerous situation with some of their modules offline when they next log in.

We welcome all feedback and comments on this plan in the official forum thread.

Star Captain Amarr Battleship SKINs On Sale!

We’re delighted to announce that from today through until July 11th, the Star Captain SKIN will be on sale in the New Eden Store for all three Amarr battleship hulls.

This SKIN will be available at 390 PLEX per hull, or as a pack of all three with a 15% discount for 995 PLEX. This bundle also comes with a free stack of bundle exclusive “Wings of Victory” fireworks.

Check out the New Eden Store for further details on these SKINs and more offers on many others!

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

First Player Speakers Announced For EVE Vegas 2017!

We’re incredibly happy to announce our first two player speakers for EVE Vegas 2017!

This year, EVE Vegas will be hosted at The Linq Hotel & Casino, and is now officially the biggest EVE Vegas in New Eden’s history.

To start the lineup, we’ll have presentations from Matterall, of Talking In Stations fame, as well as His Holiness Max Singularity.

We’re also happy to announce that these two illustrious gentlemen will be joined by Permaband, who’ll be performing live for EVE Vegas attendees during celebrations at the event.

In addition to this, we’ll also have a selection of developers from CCP Iceland with us, who’ll be hosting presentations and roundtables about upcoming content and gameplay that’s coming to New Eden both with our winter expansion and in future.

Like the banner at the top says, if you haven’t got your tickets for EVE Vegas 2017 yet, be sure to pick them up soon!

They’re selling out fast, and this is already the biggest EVE Vegas we’ve ever seen.

Check out the EVE Vegas website for more details!

Extended Downtime – Thursday, June 29th 2017

In order to carry out some essential testing, we’ll need to extend daily downtime tomorrow, Thursday, June 29th.

Downtime will run for a total of 30 minutes from 11:00-11:30 UTC while we carry out some essential work on the Tranquility cluster.

We expect that the cluster will be back online and accepting connections at 11:30 UTC.

We’ll provide any status updates required in this forum thread. Please feel free to discuss the extended downtime here.