Category: Eve Online Official

Changes To PLEX Packages Coming With May Release

With the May release, we’ll be making a few changes to PLEX to give capsuleers more control over PLEX and ISK during gameplay.

By breaking PLEX into smaller units, pilots will be able to trade smaller, or more variable amounts of PLEX to take full advantage of the market in New Eden. In addition to this, all pilots will now have direct access to the New Eden Store without having to jump through currency conversion hoops should they want to use PLEX to purchase SKINs and apparel. Full details of the changes to PLEX are available in the following Dev Blogs.

PLEX Changes On The Way

PLEX Rework – Follow Up

When these changes arrive on May 9th with the 119.5 release, we will also be changing the pricing structure of PLEX, so that they work like aurum used to: The more you buy, the bigger the bonus you get.

For some packs, this will mean a small increase in the price per PLEX, but the majority of PLEX packs have been converted to offer bigger bonuses.

At the same time, we are aware that the entry point price for PLEX is high with the existing system, so with the new PLEX system launching on May 9th, a couple of smaller packs will be introduced so that pilots who would like to spend a little less can access the benefits of PLEX for less.

The image below shows how the new PLEX pricing system will look after the deployment of 119.5 on May 9th.


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Improvements to Total Net Worth indicator

WIth the YC 119.3 release 1.9 on April 27th, the Total Net Worth indicator has received several improvements. The Total Net Worth counter displays a character’s estimated total net worth based on inventory items, ships, and other assets. 

With this update, we have made several improvements:

  • The calculation of the total net worth is more accurate
  • Update frequency has been changed to 12 hours
  • Database queries have been optimized to reduce the server load

Due to these improvements, especially because of the more accurate calculations, you might see a change in your character’s net worth. In some cases, the change might be considerable and could result in a significant lower Total Net Worth. The possible devaluation is due to the fact that we will now be excluding injected items that used to be included in the Total Net Worth calculation.

Aurum and Content Pack Sales To End On 2017/05/02

Aurum will be discontinued and existing balances will be converted over to PLEX with the arrival of the new PLEX changes, which will be deployed on May 9th with the 118.5 release,

With this in mind, sales of Aurum will end as of downtime on Tuesday May 2nd, a week before this change occurs, to smooth the transition from Aurum to PLEX.

In addition to this, given that several EVE Online content packs contain Aurum as part of their lineup, these will also be discontinued at downtime on May 2nd.

If you’d like to purchase Aurum before the changes occur, please be sure to do so before downtime on May 2nd!

Aurum and Content Pack Sales To End On 2016/05/02

Aurum will be discontinued and existing balances will be converted over to PLEX with the arrival of the new PLEX changes, which will be deployed on May 9th with the 118.5 release,

With this in mind, sales of Aurum will end as of downtime on Tuesday May 2nd, a week before this change occurs, to smooth the transition from Aurum to PLEX.

In addition to this, given that several EVE Online content packs contain Aurum as part of their lineup, these will also be discontinued at downtime on May 2nd.

If you’d like to purchase Aurum before the changes occur, please be sure to do so before downtime on May 2nd!

Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections Limited Edition Almost Sold Out!

CCP Games and Dark Horse Comics are proud to announce that Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections Limited Edition is almost sold out!

With only 1337 copies of the Limited Edition ever available, you should be sure to make your pre-order as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

The Limited Edition of the book is available in the EVE Online Store, shipping from the USA, EU and UK to provide low shipping rates, and will also be available from Popcultcha.com.au for those in Australia and New Zealand.

Packed from cover to cover with 160 pages of cross sections of all the most popular frigates used by the empires of New Eden, as well as detailed technical backstory on the origins of the vessels and the technologies they use, Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections Limited Edition will ship on June 6th 2017.

Please note that while the hardcover will be available in future, this is the ONLY time that pilots will be able to order the Limited Edition, which includes:

  • Collectable cloth blueprint of the Condor class frigate.
  • Three layer acetate film breakdown of the Probe class frigate.
  • 50% grey Limited Edition embossed clamshell presentation box.
  • Commemorative Rifter plaque with code for exclusive in-game trinkets and apparel.
  • Download code for digital copy of Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections.


Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections Limited Edition available for pre-order NOW!

CCP Games and Dark Horse Comics are incredibly proud to announce that Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections Limited Edition is available for pre-order NOW!

With only 1337 copies of the Limited Edition ever available, you should be sure to make your pre- order as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

The Limited Edition of the book is available in the EVE Online Store, shipping from the USA, EU and UK to provide low shipping rates, and will also be available from Popcultcha.com.au for those in Australia and New Zealand.

Packed from cover to cover with 160 pages of cross sections of all the most popular frigates used by the empires of New Eden, as well as detailed technical backstory on the origins of the vessels and the technologies they use, Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections Limited Edition will ship on June 6th 2017.

Please note that due to anticipated high traffic levels during the Frigates Book Pre-Order, we are removing our standard products from the EVE Store for 24 hours in an effort to reduce load on the store.

Please check back with us soon to view the rest of the catalog, and thank you for your interest!

Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections Limited Edition available for pre-order tomorrow!

CCP Games and Dark Horse Comics are incredibly proud to announce that Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections Limited Edition will be available for pre-orders tomorrow, at the stated times in the time zones listed in the image above.

With only 1337 copies of the Limited Edition ever available, you should be sure to make your pre- order as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

The Limited Edition of the book will be available in the EVE Online Store, shipping from the USA, EU and UK to provide low shipping rates, and will also be available from Popcultcha.com.au for those in Australia and New Zealand.

Packed from cover to cover with 160 pages of cross sections of all the most popular frigates used by the empires of New Eden, as well as detailed technical backstory on the origins of the vessels and the technologies they use, Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections Limited Edition will ship on June 6th 2017.

Pre-orders begin at 21:00 EVE Time tomorrow – Check the image above for your local time zone. 

Fanfest 2017 – Day 3: Live broadcast from 10:30 to 19:00 UTC

The amazing Fanfest 2017 from April 6 to 8 is in full swing. Follow the excitement and watch the live broadcast!

The live stream of the third and last day starts at 10:30 and ends around 19:00 (all times are in UTC / EVE time). Highlights today are the New Player Experience, EVE: Valkyrie Roadmap and the Closing Ceremony. There will be, of course, also quality time with the devs, more presentations and exciting insights. This is the schedule for April 8:

10:30 – Stream starts
11:00 – New Player Experience
12:00 – EVE Art 2016 Recap
13:00 – EVE: Valkyrie – Roadmap
14:00 – Live Concept Art
14:45 – Dev & Player AMA
15:30 – The Dirty Secrets of Trillionaires
16:15 – Dev & Player AMA
16:45 – EVE_NT: Events and EVEsports
18:00 – Closing Ceremony

Share your Fanfest experience using #evefanfest and enjoy the show.The stream comes also with contests and giveaways where you can win PLEX, SKINs and a whole host of other goodies.

Tune in and have fun!

Fanfest 2017 – Day 2: Live broadcast from 10:30 to 18:00 UTC

The amazing Fanfest 2017 from April 6 to 8 is in full swing. Follow the excitement and watch the live broadcast!

The live stream of the second day starts at 10:30 and ends around 18:00 (all times are in UTC / EVE time). Highlights today are Michel Mayor and Expolanet research, Structures and PvE. Additionally, we have interesting dev interviews and exciting insights. Check the recap of day.

This is the schedule for April 7:

10:30 – Stream starts
11:00 – Game Balance
12:00 – Game Design Panel
13:00 – Project Discovery – Exoplanets with Michel Mayor
14:00 – Project Discovery Review
15:00 – EVE Graphics & VFX
16:00 – Structures
17:00 – Phenomenal PvE

Share your Fanfest experience using #evefanfest and enjoy the show.The stream comes also with contests and giveaways where you can win PLEX, SKINs and a whole host of other goodies.

Tune in and have fun!

Join the mega stream night: Watch twitch vs EVE on March 31

On March 31st something extraordinary will happen: The most famous EVE streamers on twitch join forces! Watch a total of four fleets roaming New Eden and enjoy live broadcasts from multiple perspectives.

Each fleet will have giveaways for you! CCP will contribute 9 PLEX and 9 amazing IGC SKINs for each fleet. The streamers will have additional prizes for you. Don’t miss out!

The event will begin at 22:00 UTC on March 31st.

Watch the original broadcast from Raiden Harmann, organizer of this event.
Alternatively, enjoy this crazy spectacle on CCP’s twitch stream.

 

In the meanwhile, check out the fantastic streams of the participants:

Andy_Virus
Bjorn Bee
Brick Rickman
ChristopherWow
ChYph3r
CrassKitty
Dabigredboat
Dahox lacefe
DefiantDaniel
Equliser11
evescout
Fintarue
FireCulex
FranktheBank
Gommel Nox
GSYBoy
HatelesS
Hamektok
Jammer
KenMasters2126
Lysus
MarkeeDragon
NottyVonDutch
Oddsodz
OttoBismark
Peach Mongol
Plexed
progodlegend
RahneChocolate
Raiden Harmann
Rob and Tori
RuneShiftGaming
scaredpanda
shwing shwing
Suitonia
ThatguyToxic Tox
tintenkilla
Zarvox Toral
Zombieslicer

New Eden Store – April Sales!

We’re happy to announce that over the course of April we’ll be offering several sales in the New Eden Store that will see 30% off selected SKINs and 50% off selected apparel.

These sales will occur throughout April, and will rotate on a weekly basis with various themes to offer different SKINs and apparel:

  • Week 1 – 2017/04/04 – 2017/04/11 – Max Damage
  • Week 2 – 2017/04/11 – 2017/04/18 – Logistics & Support
  • Week 3 – 2017/04/18 – 2017/04/25 – Snipers
  • Week 4 – 2017/04/25 – 2017/05/02 – Industrials & Freighters

In addition to this, there’ll be a fifth week of celebratory sales around the 14th anniversary of EVE, with another selection of SKINs from the Servant Sisters of EVE available at discounts of up to 30%, and more apparel available at a discount too.

  • Week 5 – 2017/05/02 – 2017/05/09 – Capsuleer Day Celebration

With some of these SKINS on offer as low as 280 AUR during this time, this is the perfect opportunity to trade in your aurum for some slick looking nano-coatings before the summer’s PLEX changes arrive.

Purchasing SKINs is easy:

  • Log into EVE Online
  • Have sufficient AUR
  • Go to the New Eden Store (press ALT-4 or use the Neocom to access the store)
  • Select the SKINs and purchase them
  • The SKINs are ready in your redeeming system