We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Pictlogica Final Fantasy, a Japan-only smartphone application, starting on Tuesday, November 25.

This collaboration includes a total of eleven new items available as furnishings, each of which depicts a famous NPC from the world of Vana’diel in retro-style pixel art.

Read on for details!

Shiva, Las Vegas!

What’s up, everybody! It’s me, Soken! FINAL FANTASY XIV sound director, composer, arranger, sound engineer, dishwasher, whipping boy…

If you hadn’t already noticed, I’m not that big of a guy.

It’s not that big of a deal over here in Japan, but when I was in Las Vegas and London for the Fan Festivals, I felt helpless every time some musclebound Highlander, raised on steaks the size of monster truck tires, would snatch me up in their arms and flail me about like some ragdoll. It didn’t help that those same musclebound Highlanders all loved the Primals concerts, resulting in countless more hours of ragdoll flailing coupled with high-five overdrives.

But enough about me, let’s talk about Shiva. If you’ve already made it to the second phase of the Ahk Afah Amphitheatre battle with the Lady of Frost, you know the accompanying music takes an unexpected turn, the reason for that being that battle team specifically requested two completely different genres to represent the two different sides of Shiva herself. And speaking of two sides…if anyone has two sides it would have to be the vocalist I got to sing for the track. Normally, she’s a polite, humble, little lass from the Localization team with a cute smile and an apology in her pocket for every time she insists she’s not worthy. But beware all ye who might put a mic in her hand, for once unleased, there is no stopping her inner demon…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Oblivion

Staring at death, I take a breath, there’s nothing left
Now close my eyes, for one last time, and say goodbye

Lying naked while the snow falls all around me
Drifting closer to the edge but She won’t have me

Wake up in sweat, full of regret, try to forget
These memories, lurking beneath, lost in a dream

Unchosen paths, a broken past, forespoken wrath
The pain won’t cease, I’ll find no peace, no sweet release

Fragile creatures, we are taught to fear the Reaper
Ever running, we are dead before we meet Her

These voices telling me let it go (let it all go)
I try and try but I can’t say no (try and say no)
This endless nightmare has just begun (nowhere to run)
My heart is dragging me down into oblivion

The endless lies, I’ve cast aside, locked them in ice
Steeled is my soul, my blood grown cold, I’ve gained control

Fearless creatures, we all learn to fight the Reaper
Can’t defeat Her, so instead I’ll have to be Her

These voices screaming to let it go (never let go)
This time I’m screaming back no no no (go on say no)
My mind’s made up, yeah my fear is gone (Where have you gone?)
Open my eyes now here I come, oblivion

For the last time (I won’t say goodbye)
For the last time (I won’t say goodbye)
For the last time (I won’t say goodbye)
For the last time

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Join the mass test on Wednesday, November 19th

Join the mass test on our test server Singularity on November 19th at 17:00 UTC for testing new features for the Rhea release!

We will be piloting ships with keyboard commands and we will take a look at ships, which are now rendered with physically based rendering (PBR). Beside this we are going to test DB backup procedures and check the general stability and performance of client and server. If you are interested in attending please join us on Singularity, Wednesday, November 19th at 17:00 EVE-time (=UTC)

All participants will receive a small reward of two million skill points on Singularity.

Please refer to this forum thread for more information about how you participate in the test, and this EVElopedia article for more information on mass testing.

Battlemaster’s Corner – Daedric Monk

Today’s featured player build is a staff-swinging terror on the battlefield.

Phoebe Has Been Successfully Deployed!

We are happy to announce that the Phoebe release has been successfully deployed to Tranquility!

Phoebe brings a whole host of new changes, including Invention Updateschanges to travel in New Eden, the new Mission Objective Guidance System, the addition of unlimited skill queues, changes to trial account restrictionsmultisell!changes to exploration content and significant changes to the user interface that should allow easier and more efficient piloting of your spaceships!

You can check out an overview of all these features in CCP Seagull’s “Coming to EVE Online with the Phoebe Release” dev blog, and find more granular details in the full patch notes.

For general feedback on this release you can post and discuss in this forum thread. To discuss issues, please see this thread. For those of you playing with our Mac client, please report your Mac specific issues in this thread.

Don't miss the next o7: November 6, 20:00 UTC

The next episode of  ‘o7’ will be broadcast on our Twitch channel at 20:00 UTC, Thursday November 6.

The show is recorded live at CCP HQ and broadcast with the developers present in Twitch chat taking questions and hanging out with their favorite people.

In this episode we’ll talk to CCP Karkur & CCP Punkturis about the Phoebe release, fresh off the griddle. We’ll talk to CCP FoxFour and CCP Terminus about current and future changes to character development in EVE, and last but not least we’ll sit down with CCP Fozzie to reveal new content that should get a lot of pilots excited for December.

We’ll also look back at EVE Vegas, and peek behind the scenes at CCP for a closer look at our processes, projects and the people behind them.

We look forward to seeing you all on Twitch chat!

o7

Phoebe Release Coming November 4 – Downtime details and Patchnotes!

We are happy to announce that the Phoebe release will be deployed on November 4th, 2014 in an extended downtime.

Phoebe brings a whole host of new changes, including Invention Updates, changes to travel in New Eden, the new Mission Objective Guidance System, the addition of unlimited skill queues, changes to trial account restrictions, multisell!, changes to exploration content and significant changes to the user interface that should allow easier and more efficient piloting of your spaceships!

You can check out an overview of all these features in CCP Seagull’s “Coming to EVE Online with the Phoebe Release” dev blog, and find more granular details in the full patch notes.

The Phoebe release will be deployed during an extended downtime on Tuesday, November 4th 2014, which will begin early at 10:00 UTC. Tranquility should be patched and accepting connections at 12:30 UTC, 2 hours and 30 minutes later.

EVE Online forum update on October 21, 2014

The EVE Online forum will be updated on Tuesday, October 21st, with bug fixes, an improved user interface, and better functionality. The deployment of this update is scheduled for 14:00 UTC and will take only a few minutes, disruption of the forum service should be minimal.

Please note that with this update all forum related features in EVE Gate have been moved to the forums. The EVE Gate header on the forum and most of the EVE Gate links have been moved to a new drop-down menu in the forum navigation bar.

More information about the improvements coming with this first of two updates is available in this dev blog.

Guild Spotlight – The Art of Warfare

We continue our series of guild interviews with another great group of players.

Join the mass test on Tuesday, October 14th

Join the mass test on our test server Singularity on October 14 at 17:00 UTC for testing the jump changes for the Phoebe release!

We will take a closer look at jumping many capital through stargates at the same time and see how this is affected by collisions, but we will also not ignore the general performance of client and server. If you’re interested in attending please join us on Singularity, Tuesday, October 14th, at 17:00 EVE-time (=UTC).

All participants will receive a small reward of two million skill points on Singularity.

Please refer to this forum thread for more information about how you participate in the test, and this EVElopedia article for more information on mass testing.

Developer Site is Now Live on Singularity

For a long time we have been working on creating a new developer site designed to be a central portal for any third-parties involved in development of tools for EVE Online. Today we’re please to announce that the developer site is now live on Singularity! This is where in the future any information regarding our external resources such as CREST and SSO will be provided. If this is something you are interested in, you should take a look at the new site https://developers.testeveonline.com/.

Please aware though that the site is currently in testing and may break at any time, and should be treated just like anything else on Singularity. Please make sure to give any feedback in the relevant thread. We look forward to hearing your feedback.

CCP FoxFour

All Systems Go For Fanfest 2015

The final details for Fanfest 2015 are now available! Complete information about travel packages and tickets can now be found on the EVE Fanfest 2015 page. While the early-bird tickets have all sold out, there are still some limited discounted tickets still available.

For this Fanfest, we made special arrengements for a total solar eclipse to happen on March 20th, as Iceland will be the best place in the world to view it

Other activites at Fanfest 2015 include:

  • Presentations by CCP developers and community members
  • Exclusive reveals and sneak previews for all of CCP’s games
  • Live tournaments
  • Player/developer roundtable discussions
  • Exclusive charity dinner hosted by CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson and other CCP staff
  • The infamous Developer Pub Crawl
  • The Blue Lagoon Hangover Party

Additional activities will be announced in the coming months.

Log into the Fanfest 2015 site now and secure your ticket for the best Fanfest yet! Players can also use PLEX to pay for their tickets and other event-related activities. EVE Fanfest partners Icelandair and Center Hotels are offering special rates on a variety of airfare and lodging packages.