New Eden Turns 14 – Happy Anniversary!

Today New Eden turns 14 years old and here at CCP, we’d like to wish a happy 14th anniversary to all our pilots across the globe!

May 6th, 2003 marks the date when a flood of budding young intrepid pilots took to the skies with grand hopes and aspirations. 14 years on, those ideas and values have become the cornerstones of a thriving virtual world that that has been transformed into a living, breathing space saga that spans more than a decade of emergent storytelling.

From the second New Eden’s stargates first powered on, every action has had a reaction and every pilot’s aspiration and dream has been laid bare in the cosmos of EVE Online. Your successes, failures, struggles and triumphs have weaved an intricate player written backstory that now spans a colossal 14 years, or 5114 days.

It seems like only days ago we were celebrating the start of the second decade with EVE Online’s 10th Anniversary, yet here we are together, community and developers, marching relentlessly toward the midpoint of the second decade with New Eden’s 15th anniversary next year. It’s been an incredible ride, and there’s so much more still to come!

In celebration of the 14th Anniversary of EVE Online, you’ll find a few things in your redeeming system today to help the celebrations along:

  • 1x Capsule YC119 Capsuleer Day SKIN
  • 1x Festival Launcher
  • 200x Barium Firework
  • 200x Copper Firework
  • 200x Sodium Firework

These items will be redeemable until the night of May 23rd, so be sure to log in and pick them up before then in order to add the spiffy new capsule skin to your collection, and of course to shoot your closest wingmen and friends in the middle of the face with pretty spaceship fireworks.

If you require assistance or information on how to redeem items, please see this knowledgebase article in the EVE Online Help Center for further details.

Today, on the 14th Anniversary of EVE Online, we give our most sincere thanks to the intrepid pilots of New Eden, who form what is without a doubt the finest online gaming community in existence.

Your unswaying dedication and loyalty to the EVE Universe, and your continued support of the sprawling cosmos we’ve continued to build together over the last fourteen years inspires us more than ever to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can do together!

Fly dangerous, and prepare for another awesome year!

Release the D

Greetings, everyone!
Project Manager M shared a few additional sneak peeks before taking off for the weekend!

First up is a photo of…Cup Noodles!? The mountain of noodles were brought over to the dev. team to fuel their hunger while they work to finalize Stormblood. I highly recommend trying out the curry flavored Cup Noodle if you ever have the chance!

Project Manager M was also able to catch a glimpse of Yoshi-P’s character looking…very calm. She said it was so rare that she had to share it!

And she was also able to take a screenshot of a feature which I’m sure a lot of people have been waiting for!


The days of asking for the “D” are over!

– Zhexos
Community Team

Patch Notes & Downtime Information Now Available For 119.5 Release

We are happy to announce that the 119.5 release will be deployed during an extended downtime on May 9th, 2017.

The 119.5 release will bring a whole host of new features including the PLEX changes, Alliance Logos on Citadels, new models for the Pacifier and Enforcer, as well as the New Introduction Video that debuted at Fanfest 2017. This release will also include visual updates to suns in New Eden, as well as the first wave of new NPC AI in the form of Blood Raider Shipyards.

These new Blood Raider Installations also bring with them the opportunity to acquire new Blood Raider capital vessels, including the Molok class titan, Chemosh class dreadnought and the Dagon class force auxilary

Downtime for the release of 119.5 will start at the regular time of 11:00 UTC, and will run for an extended time until conversion of all PLEX has been completed.

The Tranquility cluster should be online and accepting connections once this process is complete, and we will provide live updates on progress during downtime via the EVE Online Forums and the @EVE_Status twitter feed. Be sure to follow @EVE_Status for all the latest information on the status of the Tranquility cluster.

For more detailed information on what’s coming in the 119.5 release, please take a look at the full patch notes for 119.5 on the community website here.

Please be aware that as part of the release, the changes to PLEX will cause a temporary drop in a character’s total net worth if they possess PLEX, as average market value for this new type of PLEX will start at 0 ISK. This should automatically correct itself as soon as average market prices are available for the new PLEX type.

Please also be aware that PLEX stored in the PLEX Vault will not contribute to the total net worth of a character as this is stored on an account basis, rather than a per character basis. PLEX stored in hangars and cargoholds will still contribute to total net worth.

Storming the Dungeons

Greetings, everyone!

Recently, Yoshi-P and the team have been running gameplay tests on the new dungeons releasing in Stormblood. We tasked Project Manager M in Japan to report on the tests, and to grab some screenshots during the experience so we could share them on the Developers’ Blog! Let’s take a look!

Dungeon checks were once again conducted by the following members:
Paladin: Lead Designer Takeo Suzuki
Dragoon: Everyone’s Favorite “Rare Item Hunter” Hiroshi Takai
Black Mage: Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida
White Mage: Project Manager M

As you know, Stormblood will introduce numerous battle system changes, such as the shift to role-based actions, and many revisions to existing actions. She mentioned that none of the other party members explained the minute details beforehand, so she instantly noticed these differences. However, she was able to adjust to the changes over the course of the session.

Project Manager M also commented that she wasn’t able to grab screenshots of combat because she was so focused on battle this time! (I imagine she was busy healing their black mage tank…)

Yoshi-P was also testing out the extremely flashy new black magic spells! While he was pleased with the new spell, it was so flashy that he actually told them to make some adjustments in the end.

Aside from new black mage spells, I wanted to let you know that cleric stance is [Message deleted by some unseen force…] and esuna has [Message deleted by some unseen force…]!

[Message deleted by some unseen force…]

Alright! I get it! It looks like something is preventing me from revealing information, so all I can say is that we’re planning the next Letter from the Producer Letter LIVE for mid/late-May! “Please look forward to it!”

– Zhexos
Community Team

April 2017 Community Showcase

Welcome to the community showcase, where we celebrate our favorite projects, activities, and other fan works created by Guild Wars 2 players. Read on to check out some of the amazing fan works on display in the Community Showcase Live livestream, and tune in monthly on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel for even more player contributions!

This character portrait from shahina-art illustrates a character’s duality.

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Cortez’s adventurous designs expand the limits of sylvari physiology.

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Vega’s in-progress Trahearne cosplay looks like it’s going to end very well.

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Jasmine Law is creating awesome, detailed acrylic figures of Tyrian wildlife!

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We love seeing fans’ works of art, creativity, and community organization from around the world. Keep up the excellent work! Hungry for more Guild Wars 2 fan projects? Ready to show off your own? Head to the official Guild Wars 2 Tumblr and read up on the submission guidelines! You can submit your works via the Guild Wars 2 Tumblr, by tweeting @GuildWars2, or in a post on the official Community Creations subforum.

Check out the recording below to see all the fan works in this month’s episode of Community Showcase Live!

Crown Store Showcase: May 2017

Are you ready to embark on your adventures in Morrowind? Check out the latest Crown Store offerings in our May Showcase and outfit yourself in style! And don’t forget, we’ll be offering new Crown Store items every month, so keep your eyes open for future previews!

Minecraft 1.12 Snapshot 17w18a

One step closer to 1.12! This weeks snapshot brings us even more bug fixes, some optimisations, and a couple of new Advancements.

ESO: Morrowind – Warden Developer Q&A

Drawing power from Tamriel’s wilds, The Elder Scrolls Online’s first new class, the Warden, is coming on June 6. Curious as to how this versatile, ally-focused class was developed for ESO: Morrowind? Check out this Q&A with some of the people behind the Warden.

FFXIV and Amazon.com® DLC Campaign

Greetings, everyone!

Zhexos here, checking in to remind everyone that the North American FFXIV and Amazon.com® Free DLC Giveaway campaign is coming to an end next Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT).

Don’t worry if you haven’t had a chance to learn the details of the campaign because I’m here to help! Let’s take a look at the in-game items you can get, and step-by-step instructions on how to redeem the Amazon promotional code.
Please note that you must have a North American FINAL FANTASY XIV service account to redeem these item codes.

Campaign In-Game Items
First, let’s go over the in-game items you can get from the campaign!

Eastern Journey Battle Staff and Eastern Attire

Indulge in the local fashions with this outfit, and wield a battle staff for fending off any unruly monsters on your journey to the East.

As a bonus here’s another screenshot of the gear dyed to give all you glamour enthusiasts an idea!

Flying Cumulus Mount
Take to the cloud-filled skies by riding atop one.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to have a pure heart to ride this cloud!

50 Aetheryte Tickets
You will also receive 50 aetheryte tickets which will help save you some gil when traveling to the far East!

How to Participate
First, you will need to make a qualifying purchase of $19.99 or more on video games (purchase or pre-order) from the Amazon.com videogames department to receive a promotional code. Items that qualify for the promotion will have a note on the store listing. Customers who pre-order digital or physical video games will receive their redemption code once the game is live or ships.
Please note that the codes will be sent by e-mail within 48 hours after purchase.

Your e-mail from Amazon.com will look similar to the above. (Be sure to check your Spam/Junk/Promotions folders in your e-mail just in case!)

Once you receive your code, head on over to the redemption website and enter your promotional code along with a valid e-mail address.

After you redeem your promotional code, you’ll receive an e-mail from SQUARE ENIX with the subject “Your FFXIV Amazon DLC Codes” that will include the in-game items codes which can be redeemed on the Mog Station!

For additional details, you can read the official announcement.

Congratulations! You’re now the proud owner of these Eastern-themed items!
Time to take my cumulus cloud and get back to work.

– Zhexos
Community team

Dress for Battle with Vine-Touched Destroyer Wings and Kasmeer’s Regal Outfit!

I pride myself on providing you with the latest fashion trends, which means patterning outfits after some of the world’s most adept defenders. Sure, they’re a little fancy, but if you can’t fight while covered in feathers, crystals, ten-inch spikes, flowers, unicorn dreams, or whatever else my fashion designers come up with…well, maybe you need to improve your skills.

  • Kasmeer’s Regal Outfit

    Strut your stuff in this classy number—fetching, alluring, and definitely not a mesmer illusion.

  • Vine-Touched Destroyer Backpack Glider Combo

    On the other end of the fashion spectrum, add a touch of terror to your look with a pair of sinister wings. You can even dye the glider to suit your tastes.

  • Returning Items!

    Kasmeer’s Staff Skin is back, along with the Metallurgic Dye Kit and Cosmic gathering tools.

  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press ‘O’ to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

Flashpoint is Live

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The fifth episode of Living World Season 3, Flashpoint, is now live! You can visit the release page for more details and read the complete release notes on our forums.

It’s a great time to buy Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ and play new Living World episodes as they’re released! Guild Wars 2‘s first expansion is now available at a new, lower price—starting at $29.99 (USD) for the Standard Edition. You’ll receive a free Level-80 Boost when you purchase
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, so you can jump right into the action.

As you play this release, consider adding information you find to the official wiki for the benefit of the Guild Wars 2 community! You can find information about how to edit an article or generally contribute to the wiki on this page.

PC/Mac System Requirements for ESO: Morrowind

With The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind launching in just a few weeks, we want to make sure you’ll be ready to dive straight into the action. Below you’ll find the minimum and recommended system requirements to play on PC and Mac. Please note that we aren’t changing any of the requirements at this time from what’s currently needed, but merely clarifying exactly what’s necessary to play.