Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The 10 Biggest Changes In EVE Online History

The expansive world of EVE Online has been kept alive with updates, and here are the biggest changes made to the game since its inception.

Eve Online

When an MMORPG like Eve Online has been around for nearly 18 years, it’s no surprise that it’ll have experienced some changes. Obviously graphics will have seen improvements, and any developer worth their salt will have improved the playability, interface, and software chugging behind the scenes.

But there are some changes that have a dramatic impact within the game. Updates that introduce new features, patches that alter the very foundation of player-built empires. Over 18 years of history, Eve Online has seen a number of impactful changes.

Sunday, March 28, 2021


CCP Interview

EVE Online is a game of numbers. You work through risk assessment, economic advantage, taxes and returns on investment. However, behind the scenes are CCP Games researchers looking to see what about the game is working, and where they should focus their efforts next.

Recently, I got an opportunity to sit down with Josh Rivers, who’s a qualitative data analyst for CCP looking to improve and strengthen the new player experience. 

Read The Interview Here


Monthly Economic Report - February 2021

The Economic Report for the month of February is now available for your viewing pleasure!

You can download all of the raw data used in this report here. As always, each image can be enlarged by clicking on it.

To join the player discussion, please head over to the official thread on EVE Online forums.


Friday, March 26, 2021

Driver of the Bus – Interview With Mike Azariah

This is the first in a number of Q&A articles that I am excited to produce for you guys. My hope is that it will offer a little more insight into the life of various different aspects of the game we all love to hate. No time to waste so let’s get started.
Thank you so much for taking some timeout to help me put this together. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am Mike Azariah, I have been playing Eve Online fairly steadily for roughly 12 years now. I am the Bus driver for “Operation Magic School Bus”. As such I am unaligned with any corporation or alliance as that might be perceived as favoritism. When the mood takes me I will and have flown logistics in incursions and with Edencom. I try to make it to most public events as I am a current member of CSM15 and have served previously on CSM 8, 9 and 10.
You mentioned you have been playing for around 12 years now, take yourself back those 12 years; how did it become part of your life?

There have been a few watershed moments that brought more than its share of players into the game. The Guiding Hand Social Club assassination article in the PC Gamer magazine was what caught my attention. What inspired me wasn’t just for the story but the concept of one world where what YOU did mattered to other players. Other peoples watersheds are the enormous battles, the “This is Eve” video and so on, each event brought their own influx of a horde of players all at once.
In terms of everyday playing eve online, what is your usual line of work?

On my own time I often do the well known abyssal runs or spend some time exploring.

While driving the bus I am busy stocking the various career systems or travelling through them handing out free fitted ships to the newish pilots. All they have to do is speak up in local, dock up, and be under 30 days old as a pilot. Folks over the age limit can speak up but for them it is a BPC (blueprint copy) or three also free of course. I am most often found in rookie help chat helping out.

Read Entire Interview - The New Eden Post

Industry Changes Coming To Eve Online

Industry Changes

A significant update to industry, focusing mainly on Tech I ship manufacturing, will go live in the middle of April in a series of two updates. Material requirements for all Tech I ship blueprints will be updated, and new manufacturing tiers are established, making industry progression more consistent and easier to understand.


"Over the course of the Triglavian Invasions, EDENCOM and the core empires became increasingly concerned by the threat of subversion of ship and capsule systems by the invading forces. The demonstrated ability of the Triglavians to infiltrate information networks and subvert key communications backbones raised the very real prospect of the capital ship and line battleship fleets of the empires being crippled by Triglavian information warfare.

While the empires deployed selected capital fleets to combat invasion flashpoints, and kept large guard fleets of capital ships close to their home systems, a large proportion of the fleets were rushed into refitting programs aimed at hardening their systems against infiltration and subversion. Additional refitting was also carried out to enhance crew survival systems, improve reactor core temperature regulation, and enable increased power utilization of empire naval vessels.

Developments in these technologies were shared across the empires through the EDENCOM alliance, and inevitably some of the new resource extraction and manufacturing technology also fell into the hands of criminals and pirates. All ship designs are undergoing extensive upgrades to guard against subversion by the Triglavians in the uneasy aftermath of the invasions and the formation of the Triglavian region of Pochven." - Olivera en Zakali, Placid GalNetNews"


The path for aspiring builders in New Eden will be clearer than ever – so if you have ever thought about getting into industrial production, this is a good time to start! In addition, experienced builders will have a new set of challenges to rise to in their field of expertise.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

WWB2: The Story So Far


World War Bee 2 has been rampaging through New Eden since last July, marking nearly 250 days since the inception of the PAPI coalition, comprised primarily of the Legacy and PanFam/Winter coalitions, with the primary goal of nuking the Imperium (commonly referred to as Goons) out of existence. Through nine months of war, a lot has happened. The Imperium News Network has been posting updates about the combat actions and strategic accomplishments every week for the last 35 weeks (their latest here) and you can view all these updates here. However, the intention of this article is to, instead of digging into specific battles and turning points, provide a broad stroked view of the war, taking you from the beginning to now, where the war is entering its final phase: the Siege and (hopefully for PAPI) eventual destruction of the Goon staging system of 1DQ1-A.

Throughout this article, there will be links to specific coverage both on this website and other EVE news outlets. These links can open in a new window so feel free to read at your leisure.

Before we dig in to the events of the war, there are two campaign battle reports that I would like to share. The first battle report is circulated by the Imperium and includes every region in the game and also places anyone who is not the Imperium on the side of PAPI. This includes neutral logistics crews (which the Imperium uses) who are unfortunate enough to meet their end in various reaches of space. I have also prepared an alternate battle report, only looking at the areas of conflict (including invaders’ home regions where a counter-invasion has happened) and removing truly neutral parties from either side. Though, at the scale of loss here, the difference is rather trivial, I feel it relevant to ensure accuracy in reporting.


Ships in Space

Even before the global coronavirus pandemic, it was becoming rote to point out that people, by and large, were not having a good time in 2020. For one thing, there’s the accelerating devastation of climate change, which has only exacerbated economic and political instability worldwide. There’s also been massive unrest over inequality across the globe, leaving many people feeling helpless to change the tide of history.

So what can a video game do to help anything? If you ask CCP Games, a fair amount, actually. Through their massively popular game EVE Online, CCP says players feel measurable, positive, and utilitarian impacts. Or as they simply label it: “The EVE Effect.” According to internal surveys, CCP claims a full 73 percent of players have made new friends through EVE, and among those who did, 65 percent said their new sense of connection meaningfully improved their real lives outside the game. What’s more, 72 percent said it’s possible that skills they learned in EVE helped them get better jobs. In the MMORPG, players find a complex, virtual environment that naturally cultivates substantive friendships, while teaching people skills that have practical applications day-to-day: ranging from spreadsheet fluency to leadership to better communication. True, that’s not fixing wide-scale global problems, but it’s making people’s day-to-day lives feel richer, and that’s meaningful.

In a year turned upside-down, The EVE Effect might feel more impactful than ever. We spoke to three players around the world who said it’s changed their lives for the better.

Monday, March 22, 2021

The Metaverse is Coming, Are You Ready? LGF21 keynote Q&A with Hilmar V. Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games

CCP Games CEO @HilmarVeigar covering the metaverse in an exclusive 1:1 fireside chat at @londongamesfest today at 16:00 UTC.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Another charity fleet in the books


Over $500M in ship kills and another $30 in donations, awesome work!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Playing EVE Online In A Browser Window Is Really Cool - When It Works

Eve Online Browser Game

 EVE Anywhere lets players on Safari, Edge, Chrome or Firefox browsers log into their EVE accounts and jump into the world of New Eden without downloading a game client. It's similar to how what eventually became Google Stadia was introduced a few years ago, with Assassin's Creed Odyssey being easily accessible through a browser window. Now that is nothing new with Stadia and other cloud services on offer, however it's always intriguing seeing new games, and game genres embrace technology like this.

Logging into the EVE Online website will prompt a "Play In Browser" button if your account qualifies. Currently the Beta is available to Omega pilots in the USA and new players, EVE Anywhere provides a 1080p resolution feed with 60fps gameplay.

EVE Online itself isn't a super demanding game. It can be when a ton of players are in an area together (like one of the various massive battles that make up EVE's war history) but for most players getting a good resolution and framerate isn't that hard. However, what EVE Anywhere does is open the potential to players who may not necessarily have hard to play the game natively, or those who want to get their EVE Online fix when on a non-gaming rig.

Read More - MMORPG

'EVE Online' Anywhere Beta: Requirements And What Players Need To Know

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"EVE Online" is a game that most may remember from the early 2000s. But like other titles that have gotten a reincarnation, the massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) should give any gamer a new kind of flavor in terms of space battles and traditional trading.

CCP Games has announced that the beta test of a version of the game called “EVE Anywhere” has now begun, Engadget reported. And as the title suggests, this version will allow gamers to play the title almost anywhere.

For those who may not be aware of what “EVE Online” is, curious gamers now get a chance to check it out. All one needs to play is any of the common browsers available today (i.e., Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari). Better yet, players can even enjoy the game at 1080p and 60 frames per second. Of course, the quality of play will still depend on a PC or Mac’s specs as well as the internet connection quality.

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Friendship Week

Friendship Week

Space Friends,

Since nothing makes us happier than flying across the galaxy alongside friends, we're celebrating International Happiness Day by recognizing Friendship Week, a full week dedicated to honoring all of the awesome friendships made in EVE Online!

From 20-26 March, you can join us to partake in a series of streams, special offers, and more, all themed around celebrating friendship and community spirit in New Eden. After all, the best ship is the Friendship!

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

The coolest EVE Online locations you should visit at least once

Coolest Places To Visit

EVE Online's galaxy is one filled with stories of war, betrayal, and players performing incredible feats like visiting every one of its 7,805 star systems. But what's amazing is how frequently those stories—and the players who inspired them—have left a permanent mark on New Eden. They become more than just another chapter in its living fiction, but a physical part of the game itself. For years, developer CCP Games has immortalized players and battles with permanent monuments that anyone can visit.

Combined with unique tourism spots that help tell a piece of its complicated in-game lore, these monuments to players make EVE Online a uniquely fascinating world to explore. Y'know, when you're not busy being a pirate or trying to become filthy rich cornering the market on ship modules. And because EVE Online is now free-to-play, there's little stopping you from going on an intergalactic road trip. Here are the coolest places in EVE Online that everyone should see at least once.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Mindstorm Experience Packs – available now

Mindstorm graphic

 Are you an aspiring explorer aching for the frontiers of space? Do you see yourself harvesting resources amidst the majestic asteroid belts of New Eden? If so, then brand-new Mindstorm Experience Packs will connect you to your dreams and allow you to glimpse your future self and career in New Eden!

Featuring new Expert Systems that grant you specific virtual skills and skill levels for a limited time, exploration-themed Mindstorm Experience Packs also contain a fully-fitted Tech 1 exploration Frigate that’s ready to fly, and even 10 PLEX that you can trade for ISK to help fund further vessels (in case you need a replacement). This experience is available for pilots of all four of New Eden’s great empires; Amarr, Caldari, Gallente, and Minmatar.

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EVE Online: Every Playable Race, Ranked

Eve Online Races

 The world of Eve Online is comprised of a number of players and NPCs hailing from different races. Each race within the game has a differing culture that shapes their motivations and ambitions when traveling the stars. Each of the four main races are further broken down by Bloodlines that add additional depth and complexity to each character.

Fundamentally there is no difference game-wise between the races. A Caldari is just as capable as a Minmatar when it comes to space combat and Amarr’s are just as capable traders as Gallente. The only difference exists in aesthetics and background lore. Here are the differing playable races ranked by how interesting their role within the lore is.

Read More - The Gamer

Quality Of Life Updates

Quality Of Life

The March release for EVE Online will bring with a number of changes that aim to improve Capsuleer quality of life in New Eden!

As of 23 March, you will be able to install multiple Jump Clones in the same station or structure, as long as it has a Clone Bay facility. This is something that many in the community have been asking for!

Additionally, fitting a Burst Jammer module will disable interdiction nullification, making it less oppressive when fit to nullified Interceptors.

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EVE PLEX can be traded or sold between players on the in game market. It can also be used in the New Eden Store to upgrade your account to get Omega Clone state, purchase virtual goods, and activate other account services.

1100 PLEX is valued at $0.0363 Cents each. This is the most popular package. This is the best value if you wish to keep your real world costs lower when selling the PLEX for ISK. This is enough to set your clone at Omega for 60 days and have 100 left over.

To use PLEX in the New Eden Store, It must be placed in your PLEX Vault. The Vault is a secure location in your inventory, shared across all characters on your account, where it can be placed for use in the New Eden Store. You can find the Vault in your inventory in the Neocom (Upper left corner of your game screen).


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

5 Best Games Like EVE Online


Games like EVE Online are often hard to come by, but you can get the Games Like EVE Online a lot more easily. The game allows you to explore an expansive galaxy, traveling from solar system to solar system. The sandbox MMO allows you to build your own spaceship, recruit a fleet, and then you, the master of that fleet, can choose from a number of of in-game professions. There are options like mining, piracy, manufacturing, trading, exploration, and, of course, combat. EVE Online is an extremely immersive world; however, if you’re getting tired of the game, you might be looking for something that can take its place.

Monday, March 15, 2021

EVE Anywhere enters beta

 From today, a greater number of pilots have the opportunity to join a time-limited test of a cloud-based platform that allows a fully-featured EVE Online to be played in-browser, instantly.

Newly named as ‘EVE Anywhere’, the cloud platform has entered beta following a successful early-stage trial that saw EVE Online players explore the innovative and robust technology while helping improve its offering. The new test will help further shape and refine the platform while exploring the potential of wider availability in the future.

Conceived to expand the player community of EVE Online, EVE Anywhere removes barriers for newcomers, while providing veterans of New Eden with an extremely convenient way to access their game. The early-stage trial has already demonstrated that potential, seeing first-time EVE Online players stay for longer, with higher numbers converting into full-time pilots.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Eve Online experienced its own GameStop-like short squeeze

All the excitement around GameStop’s stock has bled into GamesBeat’s discussions around the metaverse. And it turns out that stock market manipulation isn’t exclusive to the physical world.

Petursson joined moderator Mike Vorhaus of Vorhaus Partners to discuss Eve Online’s role as one of the earliest metaverses during GamesBeat’s Into The Metaverse event. Petursson and Vorhaus also discussed what it means to be a metaverse and the growth of Eve Online during the panel.

Petursson didn’t go into specifics about the in-game short squeezes, but added that gamers have manipulated their market in the same ways the real stock market is being manipulated right now.

“Reality is giving us a run for our money right now,” Petursson said. Eve Online did have a player-made stock market for a short time, but it isn’t currently in the game and hasn’t been available for the majority of its 17-year lifespan.

Read More & Watch More - VentureBeat

Federation Grand Prix Returns to EVE Online with New Monuments

Federation Grand Prix


Previous Federation Grand Prix have seen you race around various iconic sites in EVE Online including systems and space wrecks. You compete for best time and will be rewarded for various milestones you reach. Each time you race, you’ll do so on a new course.

As the event concludes, CCP will share some monuments meant to celebrate players and events throughout the history of EVE Online. New monuments this year include the Statue of Chribba which pays tribute to, “one of the most celebrated, trusted, and respected,” players in EVE Online.

There will also be an Alliance Tournament Monument. This one is meant to honor the “scale and tenacity” of combat. Finally, CCP will unveil the Project Discover Phase Two Monument. This one commemorates all the time the community has poured into helping scientists discover various exoplanets, fighting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

Credit - MMORPG

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Two Minor Changes Could Mean Big Things For EVE Online


Eve Online - Free To Play

This month has seen a flurry of announcements about EVE Online’s immediate future. Alongside the usual spaceship changes and rebalancing, a brand new, somewhat controversial skill system will be introduced, as well as what sounds like a largely cosmetic change to the game that could have huge implications for players.

In almost every big science fiction work that involves massive amounts of starships, those ships are arranged in organized battle formations, arrayed out like individual troops marching to battle. Not in EVE, though: In EVE, ships drop out of warp in a disorganized clump, roughly ball-shaped, and quickly begin to clip into one another as they hurry to “anchor” on their fleet commander to follow their maneuvers. Soon, this behavior will change. Several predetermined but customizable formations are being added to the game and will be made available to Fleet Commanders, or FCs, all across the galaxy. This will allow those FCs to determine what their fleet looks like when it arrives on the battlefield.

At a glance, this seems largely like a cosmetic change with little gameplay impact. However, according to CCP Rise, one of the senior game designers for EVE, this feature may be “super overpowered” and could change the face of the game. When large fleets do battle in EVE, positioning and range control are important factors that can cause a battle to go right, or terribly wrong. Even when greatly outnumbered, a well-positioned fleet can cause damage well above its apparent “weight class.” With the new Fleet Formations update, establishing good positioning initially may become a great deal easier.

Read More - Kotaku

How Eve Online’s corps recruit fresh blood for the space game’s wars

Eve Online - Free To Play

While the massive capital ships represent most of the actual value involved in Eve’s battles, the conflicts also demand huge amounts of time and dedication by vast numbers of players. The coalitions fighting the war – groups formed by Eve’s massive player-controlled corporations – need a steady stream of new recruits to maintain the war effort. They need fresh capsuleers, new players who are equipped with enough know-how to help battle enemy ships or act as scouts.

 The problem is, Eve Online has a bit of a reputation for being difficult to get into. That initial difficulty curve is infamous, even among Eve players. A well-known cartoon among community members depicts a chart with the initial learning curves of MMOs like WoW and The Lord of the Rings Online, which appear to rise gently over time along the x-axis. High above them is a black line that represents Eve, which is depicted as a sheer cliff littered with the mangled bodies of players who have attempted to scale it and failed.

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EVE News – Website update


A new version of the EVE News website is now live, ready to serve all Capsuleers eager to hear the latest from New Eden!

Going forward, all items will contain tags to help you find the content you’re interested in, including the Future Updates tag that is replacing EVE Updates. The news archive will help visitors go through the vast catalog of news content by easily jumping to certain years and months for specific stories.

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Friday, March 12, 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021


Federation Grand Prix

 Start your warp drives, it’s time for the Federation Grand Prix once more! Introducing new landmark sights to see, plus daily rewards and multiple circuit routes across New Eden, the fastest Capsuleers in the cluster can compete against each other for glory until 11:00 UTC on 23 March.


As part of the Reign Quadrant, the daily Federation Grand Prix seasonal challenges will task you with getting yourself to the start line in the Luminaire system and then racing to a number of selected landmark locations within a designated time limit to earn rewards. You’ll get to know parts of New Eden in a way you may never have before and claim challenge rewards such as Luminaire Zenith SKINs and Grand Prix Boosters.


Until 11:00 UTC on 23 March, you can log in to EVE Online daily and get free rewards as part of the Federation Grand Prix event!

Rewards for Alpha pilots include an Expert System that will temporarily grant any pilot the necessary skills and skill levels to fly speedy Interceptors, perfect for the daily challenges! Alphas can also claim Grand Prix Velocity Boosters, Luminaire Zenith SKINs, and 15,000 Skill Points. Omega pilots get all of the Alpha rewards plus more Luminaire Zenith SKINs, an extra 35,000 Skill Points, and an extra Grand Prix Warp Booster for further race day advantages!

Federation Grand Prix Prizes

Federation Grand Prix Prizes

Wednesday, March 10, 2021


 Achieve tactical supremacy and victory in New Eden with EVE Online's new Quadrant "Reign", the first in 2021! Launching a new year of Quadrants after 2020's successful introduction of themed content for EVE, Reign brings with it exciting new updates to fleets and travel, continuous balance and meta changes, plus returning events such as the Guardian's Gala and The Hunt.

Fleet options in EVE will improve during the Reign Quadrant thanks to the Fleet Discovery update.

Many more upcoming changes will soon see the light as the Quadrant progresses, as has been the case for all of EVE's Quadrants so far. One upcoming change will give Capsuleers more control over fleet formations and presence on the battlefield. For the curious, the Quadrant trailer is a solid starting point for theory crafters.

Read More - Eve Online

Monday, March 8, 2021

Cloudflare Security Solutions Help CCP Games Stop DDoS Attacks & Credential-Stuffing Bots

CCP Games Logo


Headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland, CCP Games develops cutting-edge, massively multiplayer online (MMO) games — including EVE Online, an MMO whose 300,000+ active players populate a virtual universe, traveling in intricate spacecrafts that require years of time and thousands of dollars to build.
EVE Online’s global player base forge real connections with one another and spend real money in-game. Transaction errors and other glitches that detract from the in-game experience are unacceptable. DDoS attacks that slow game servers or take them down completely are devastating to game developers.
Account takeovers (ATOs) are also a big issue in the gaming industry. User credentials for MMO games fetch high prices on the Dark Web. In addition to in-game currency and digital assets, these accounts contain valuable personal identifying information (PII) and payment card data.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Graphic designer

 I had a new logo created in the image of Anubis the Egyptian God of death, mummification, embalming, the afterlife, cemeteries, tombs, and the Underworld. I have always had a fascination with him and what he represents in Egyptian lore. 

 I started to follow a graphic artist on Twitter named Emma Wilson. She sent me a message asking if I wanted to get some work done and at first, I didn't need a logo because I had just had one made by someone else. I did decide to get a new one done because, although the other logo was good, I could see she would do better.

After a few days, I had a new logo, done professionally and she was great working with me on what I wanted and what I was looking for. She worked with me as far as payment (half down and the other half after completion) and payments were made through Paypal.

Give her a follow on Twitter and check out her work



Yesterday A Band Apart & Stay Frosty held our 7th Annual FFA Event in Ouelletta and all of Eve Online was invited to participate. And while all of them didn't show up obviously, a big number of them did. 

 Ok, so deep breath. All in all we handed out aprox 6,300 Frigates. It is hard to know exact numbers because at the end there we were raiding our regular Corporation hangars and handing out anything we could to keep up. I think we even handed out our cache of Ganking Thrashers we keep on hand. 

 According to Dotlan, Ouelletta saw over 11,000 ship and pod kills yesterday. With some reports putting that number up over the 12,000 total. Again, it is always hard to know the true data and we're waiting on a potential final tally from CCP. Once we have that I'll update this post with the new information. 

 If these numbers hold and I fully expect them to based on what we've seen, this may very well be the largest loss of ships/pods in one day EVER in Low Security space. Based on what I know of Eve history I expect it will be an historic day. I used to attend RnK's FFA events back in the day and while they were huge for their time, I don't ever remember them resulting in these types of numbers. And Low Sec battles, while many like Asakai are historic, never really add up to these numbers either. So I expect we've set new records here. And if you happened to be there, you'll have something else to remember it by.

Saturday, March 6, 2021


Eve Online Mining Ship

  Multiplayer sandbox games are a tough genre to break into, often leaving new players lost in all the features and options available. EVE Online, being a sandbox space simulator, takes that even further by placing as few restrictions on the player as possible while still being a competitive MMO. The choices come early on, and it can leave a lot of the new players, including myself, lost in space, wondering where to take all of this freedom. 

 Luckily, I got some help on my first steps into New Eden. Páll Bjarnason is an associate PR and marketing specialist at CCP Games who sat down with me during the tutorials to discuss the early choices, combat in EVE Online, and sage advice that beginning EVE pioneers should try and follow. 

 The first thing you do when starting EVE Online is build a character, and that immediately forces you to choose a starting faction. How much does that choice impact the game? Your character creation is purely an aesthetic point of view. The factions and bloodlines, all that stuff. The only differences that I can actually think of … are that you’re going to start off with some very, very basic skills.

YC 123 New Eden Capsuleers’ Writing Contest

In light of the successful contest the last seven years I am pleased to announce the EIGHTH (yay!) year for a writing contest for stories or poems by or about Capsuleers/Baseliners and their worlds and cultures.  

  • There will be FOUR categories this year: 
  • Poetry 
  • Prose 
  • Academic/
  • Scientific (e.g. Academic, Economic Reports, Science Reports, Theological Writings, Treatises, etc.) News/Gossip/Opinion Pieces 


 There is no minimum length. Maximum length is 15,000 words. There is no required subject matter; the content may be fiction or non-fiction. 

 Prior works are eligible as long as posted or published AFTER May 15, YC 122 (2020). This means, for example, works in the recent story-time thread on the IGS or stories and gossip reports (in Player Fiction) in the past uear can be nominated by their authors for consideration. 

 Please post entries by linking in this thread or by a clear label in the Eve Fiction category of these forums, e.g. [YC 123 NEWCWC your work title here] as the title.
  • FIRST PLACE - 5 billion isk
  • SECOND PLACE - 3 billion isk
  • THIRD PLACE - 750 million isk
  • FOURTH PLACE - 250 million isk
  • Honorable Mentions - 50 million isk

Friday, March 5, 2021

EVE Online's New Jump Tunnels Spice Up Travel In A Much Needed Way

Space Gate Jump


One of the things I dislike most about EVE Online is the time it takes to travel from one system to the next. Spending an hour getting from Jita to some far-flung system in New Eden can be a chore sometimes, especially if you live on the outskirts of HiSec like I do (I've started to make my home in LowSec to do some piracy lately). One major reason why this always felt dull was not just the time it took, but also simply the animations going from one system to the next never really inspired much. 

 For those who have never played EVE Online, jump tunnels before were a simple animation to essentially hide a loading screen. It felt right out of 90's sci-fi - a simple, muted kaleidascope of color that looked like a warp tunnel from Stargate SG-1 or a show like that. It wasn't bad - but it never felt compelling to me. And, after seven or eight jumps in a row, it started to get downright mundane.

Hilmar Veigar Pétursson interview: Remembering 20 years of Eve Online

Eve Online
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson has worked at Eve Online maker CCP Games, Iceland’s biggest game studio, for 20 years, and he has been CEO since 2004. For the service, he gets the honor of getting a big Viking sword. 

 To date, CCP Games has given out 80 swords. Pétursson takes pride in that because CCP Games has built a game that has persisted through the years, always managing to remain relevant despite changes in the industry. 
 “We’ve been doing for 20 years what people fantasize about doing today,” Pétursson said in an interview with me.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

EVE Online: 10 Most Expensive Ships (And How Much They Cost)

Eve Online Space ships


Given the fickle economy of Eve Online determining the cost of a ship is no small feat. The price of any given ship is determined by the fluctuating cost of materials, hanger rent, tax, usefulness in battle, and popularity. A ship could be worth billions one month only to drop to millions the next thanks to a patch. 

 That being said, there are some ships that consistently remain expensive to buy/build. It could be because of how rare they are, the lengths it takes to build them, or the fact that they’re flying bait for zealous Killboard climbers. These costs are estimates based on various sources and do not include any rare or limited edition ships such as the Gold Magnate or Cockroach.

EVE Online will let you 'borrow' skills to try new ships soon

Eve Online Free To Play


In EVE Online, it's not just enough to accrue the millions of ISK required to fly a battleship. You also have to train up the skills required to fly one, an act that can take months of actual time. But soon, CCP will let you take EVE's spiciest ships for a test drive, letting you borrow the required skills with new "Expert System" consumables. 

 Announced last week, Expert Systems will give you a week of temporary skill points in a "variety of professions", without having to commit. Considering the length of time it takes to train up (and the skill point limits applied to free pilots), these are pitched as a good way to explore new styles of play.


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CCP Director of Product CCP Rattati gave a Q&A yesterday on the economics-focused Twitch stream of Oz_Eve. 

The frank and friendly conversation began with a discussion of CCP Rattati’s promotion to director of product, a leadership and strategic role that covers all CCPs gaming properties, after more than 13 years at CCP. In that time, he has served as EVE environments director, company finance strategist, and a leader on CCP’s shuttered shooter, Dust 514. 

 In keeping with the economics focus of the Twitch channel (and Rattati’s own background as a financial analyst), much of the questioning was about the economic future of EVE in the age of scarcity, and CCP Rattati’s passion for the economic metagame was evident.

Player-Led EVE Online Event. Frigate Free For All, Happening This Saturday

Frigate Free for All


EVE Online's player exploits are legendary within the video game world. Large scale wars, Cold War-esque spy thrillers and more have littered EVE's history, but so have some of the player run events intended to bring capsuleers together. This weekend will see one such event, the 7th annual Frigate Free For All.
In a blog post by EVE Online player Rixx Javix, the large event will be hosted on Saturday, March 6th at 16:00 UTC/EVE time (that's 11am ET/8am PT for us here in North America) and will feature players duking it out in Frigates for a morning of fun and lots and lots of explosions.
"No matter what you do inside the game, this is your chance to experience the excitement of PvP without the worry or stress. We have pilots from all over who come to these and enjoy themselves. Many of our own pilots came to Stay Frosty from experiencing their first taste of PvP at one of our FFA Events. Who knows? The next one might be you." - Rixx Javix

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