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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.

Skill Queue Issue Reimbursement Complete!

We are happy to announce that reimbursement has been completed for all those who lost skillpoints due to the inadvertent pausing of skill queues that occurred on June 9th.

Skillpoints have been reimbursed at the standard rate of 40 skillpoints for every minute that affected players had their skill queues paused by the script that was ran on June 8th.

If for any reason you were affected by this issue and have not been reimbursed by the deployment today, please feel free to contact our customer support team by filing a support ticket via the Help Center, and our friendly Game Masters will be more than happy to assist.

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

Mass test on Singularity on Tuesday, June 27th

Hello Capsuleers

We are planning to run a mass test on Singularity to help test changes in the upcoming July release. Our main focus are the changes to strategic cruisers, but we’ll also take a look at the general client and server performance. More information about this mass test can be found in this forum thread. If you’re interested in attending please join us on Singularity on Tuesday the 27th of June at 17:00 EVE-time (=UTC). All participants will receive a small reward of two million skill points on Singularity.

Skill Queue Reimbursement Early Next Week!

An update is currently in the process of being finalized that will reimburse all skillpoints lost when skill queues were inadvertently paused on June 9th.

We aim to deploy this early next week, and will notify all pilots via this news feed once the process is complete.

Apologies for the delay in reimbursement, which has been slowed up a little by the ongoing Ghost Training exploit investigation. 

Feel free to discuss this news item in this announcement thread.

15% Off Multiple Character Training! – One Week Left!

With seven days left of the Rogue Swarm Alert, there’s only a week remaining to grab the 15% discount on Multiple Character Training!

During Rogue Swarm Alert, pilots can enjoy 15% off the PLEX price of (MCT) in the New Eden Store. This offer lasts through until June 27th.

Be sure to check out the New Eden Store for more information, which you can access in game by hitting ALT+4.

CONCORD Hulls & The Future

After what has been an eventful week, we felt that it would be prudent to put together more information to explain both the intentions behind the deployment of the CONCORD hulls that were gifted to Fanfest ticket purchasers on June 14, and how we’ll be awarding these hulls in future.

This is the first mass distribution of rewards of this size and value that we’ve undertaken since the introduction of Alpha accounts with EVE Online: Ascension, and in retrospect it’s now very clear to us that methods of distribution that have worked successfully for us in the past are no longer viable. 

Intentions & Concerns

The intention with this distribution of hulls was to offer a thank you to all those who made what is, for many, a long and expensive journey and a sizeable commitment to come visit Iceland for Fanfest 2017.

Given the delay between Fanfest and the distribution of the hulls, and the fact that these hulls will soon be available more widely, these were awarded on a per account basis as a bit of an extra thank you for the wait that occurred before they were gifted.

Unfortunately, entirely on our part, an oversight that did happen was a lack of clarity surrounding the extent that the current issues with Ghost Training would affect their distribution. The community was very fast to point this out and without a doubt, this has been a very direct and fast learning experience for us in this new era where open access to New Eden is now a reality.

We’re aware of the concerns around how we gifted these hulls, and we apologise for the issues surrounding how the distribution happened. We would also like to reiterate that we’re fully aware of concerns around people who have been abusing the Ghost Training Exploit receiving large numbers of these hulls, and our customer support team is currently working to ensure that anyone who abused this exploit knowingly and is reprimanded for it, also has these hulls or the ISK generated from the sale of them confiscated.

Learning

The distribution of these hulls was of course a big learning experience for us in the new environment we’ve created with open access to New Eden, and we’ve already started to implement changes based on learnings from what happened.

Going forward, any mass rewards gifted as part of ticket sales or other events will be issued via a one-time redeemable code delivered either via email or as a physical card.

The Marshal

The last of these three ships that will be delivered as a ticket sales reward will be the Marshal.

Here’s a quick first glance at how it’s going to look:

To assuage any concerns regarding how this will be delivered, we can clarify that as advertised, this hull will be gifted as a reward for every purchase of both a Fanfest 2017 and EVE Vegas 2017 ticket.

The distribution of this hull will occur after EVE Vegas, via a single use redeemable code that awards one of these hulls for every purchase of both a Fanfest 2017 and EVE Vegas 2017 ticket. The ship will remain time exclusive to those who are eligible for it through until December 2017.

The Future Of These Ships

The Pacifier and Enforcer, in blueprint copy form, are due to become part of the tiered rewards structure for the second phase of Project Discovery, which is focused around Exoplanets and is scheduled to ship as part of the July 2017 release.

There’ll be more information on the next phase of Project Discovery in a dev blog to be released very soon, and there will also be more information regarding the July release over the course of the next week or two on EVE Updates.

In addition to this, the Pacifier and Enforcer may see release in blueprint copy form as part of loot drops in ongoing future events.

The Marshal will remain time exclusive to those gifted it after EVE Vegas through until December, when the intention is to introduce it alongside the Pacifier and Enforcer as part of the tiered reward structure for Project Discovery in blueprint copy form. The Marshal may also be utilized for rewards in the same form as part of ongoing events.

We’d like to re-assure you all that this has of course been a significant learning experience for us. Process changes are in progress and in some instances, have already been made to prevent this kind of issue occurring in the future.

We’re also aware that a few pilots currently have outstanding tickets with customer support to have these ships issued, and we’ll be working through these tickets as fast as possible to make sure that issues are resolved.

Watch the Eveathon charity stream running all weekend!

We urge everyone to support a great cause by tuning into the awesome marathon charity stream running right now and throughout the whole weekend. 

The elite of the EVE streaming community will be there to keep you entertained and you can find the schedule here.

Make sure to follow the #eveathon hashtag on Twitter for more information as well.

Have a great weekend! o7

EXPLOIT NOTIFICATION – Ghost Training

After thorough investigation and discussion with the Council of Stellar Management, the decision has been made to declare “Ghost Training” an exploit.

“Ghost Training” is defined as the use of alpha account status to accrue skillpoints at a more rapid rate than they are gained through normal alpha account gameplay, and/or train omega skills on an alpha account.

This notification serves to inform pilots that as of the date and time stamp in its header, the use of Ghost Training is considered an exploit. Any users found to have been knowingly abusing Ghost Training will be subject to reprimand on a case by case basis as per the EVE Online EULA.

We’d like to thank all the pilots who have reported this to us both publicly and via the support and bug reporting systems, and confirm that a fix is expected to be deployed to address this issue next week.

A reimbursement is also incoming for those pilots who may have lost skill training time as part of a related deployment last week, as highlighted in this news item.

Fanfest Pacifier & Enforcer Distribution Complete!

We’re happy to announce that the Pacifier and Enforcer class CONCORD hulls have been now been distributed as part of the Fanfest 2017 ticket purchase rewards.

Those pilots who bought their Fanfest 2017 tickets before 2017/01/01 have been gifted:

  • 1x Enforcer class Recon Cruiser
  • 1x Pacifier class Covert Ops Frigate

Those pilots who bought their Fanfest tickets after 2016/12/31 have been gifted:

  • 1x Pacifier class Covert Ops Frigate

These ships should now be in your redeeming system, one package of ships for each account registered to your email address.

We have received a small number of tickets from pilots who realized that they signed up for their Fanfest tickets with a different email address than the one verified with their EVE Online accounts.

If this is the case for you and you have not received your ships, please contact customer support with a ticket under the Billing category, and our friendly billing GameMasters will be more than happy to assist in getting your ships to you.

Please remember to include your real name and Fanfest ticket order number from Eventbrite in your support ticket so that we can verify your purchase.

If you missed out on getting hold of these ships as part of the Fanfest offers, then fear not!

In the near future they will be available as rewards in game for certain activities, as well as for other promotions and offers in future!