NCPL: Folly and Blunders Part 3

Part two of a series of articles looking at the numerous mistakes made by NCPL. Apologies for the long break between the 2nd and 3rd installment due to my traveling.
 
Double the Fronts Double the Content…right?
 
Remember how we said NCPL just let Fountain fall? Here’s one of the …

Watch This: EVE Pulse – August Release

Another episode of EVE Pulse is here with all the latest from the world of EVE Online. Join us for the ground-breaking EVE Aether Wars: Phase Two tech demo, learn more about the return of the GM Week and the latest release to the #1 space

Planting the Interstellar Grove: Training Pilots for NRDS Nullsec, from Scratch to Academy

Lesson Three: Opsec, what is it?
Any veteran of EVE can probably tell you horror stories about how spies infiltrated one of their corps, or their alliance. How intel started finding its way onto enemy forum threads, how their fleets seemed always to face the perfect counter. How a director turned …

Dev Post: Chaos Era Continues – Cyno Update

This September we are planning two large changes for Cynosural Fields:
– Cynosural Field Generator I can only be fit by Force Recon Ships and Black Ops Battleships (note: these classes can still fit covert cynos)
– Jump Freighters can jump to Covert Cynosural Fields
During this era of …

NCPL: Folly and Blunders Part 2

This is part two of a series of articles looking at the numerous mistakes made by NCPL.
 
Provi Citadel Campaign
 
When CCP announced that the original nullsec stations were going to be converted into faction citadels every group speculated about how to get their hands on as many of them …

NCPL: Folly and Blunders Part 1

In this series we will be looking at the decline Northern CoalitionDot and Pandemic Legion have been undergoing in the past few years listing some of the key events and mistakes and the some of the reasons behind them. This was actually meant to be written as a single article but the number of …

The Blackout: Cruel But Fair?

“More explosions,” the mantra is often repeated but rarely thought about beyond its surface attractiveness.
For the most part, I agree with the sentiment. I’ve been in quite a few organizations with various outlooks on the game, from more entrenched groups like CVA and Goons which …

The Sword that CCP wishes to fall on

The Sword that CCP wishes to fall on
As you are reading this, you’re probably aware of the shake-up that CCP has done with EVE Online. One of the largest shake ups in the game in recent history has been the Triglavian kick that CCP has been on for well over a year. However, this focus may …

Dev Blog: Update to Sales Taxes & Broker Fees

As part of a number of changes over the course of the summer, we’re planning to make some alterations to sales taxes and brokers fees associated with the market.
These changes will mean increases in sales taxes and brokers fees but will also include changes to the bonuses a character receives …

Open Letter to CCP Regarding Blackout

***(Definition of Krab: Someone whose main gameplay style is focused on ratting and mining. Their “PvP experience” is mostly orbiting an FC in a massive fleet and pressing F1. Their goal is to ensure they are as safe as possible in nullsec. Not to be confused with industrialist or other people …

It’s Happening: 48 Hour Warning – Nullsec Local Blackout

As announced on July 5th, in 48 hours, at downtime on Friday, July 12, local chat across all nullsec space will be switched over to delayed mode. This means that it will behave as local chat in wormhole space, with pilots only appearing in the local population listing should they choose to post …

Dev Blog: Nullsec Local Chat Blackout coming to An EVE Near you.

Lina Ambre reports as the SCC announces that its Fluid Router network is under threat and that Capsuleers should prepare for an inevitable communication blackout across Nullsec. The Drifters also seem to have ramped up their attacks, targeting more than just structures, adding to growing
Over the …

Dev Blog: Account Security Improvements

If you'd like to discuss this devblog, feel free to head on over to the comments thread on the official forums!
Hi, fellow capsuleers.
EVE Online accounts are incredibly valuable, and we are constantly taking steps to make your accounts more secure. In this blog, we'd like to tell you …

Planting the Interstellar Grove: Training Pilots for NRDS Nullsec, from Scratch to Academy

Lesson Two: Best Practices
This term is usually loathed when it’s used as business-world jargon, but I happen to believe rather strongly in the idea of “best practices” if it’s meant in good faith. The principle is bone-simple, and in our case works like this: roll an alpha …

Reformation Through Drifter Event

CCP’s done something interesting with the “Drifter Siege of nullsec structures.” Hopefully CCP can understand why they are so popular. For years now structures have been far too spammable and tedious to remove which in turn has put a damper on other’s willingness to engage in prolonged war. …

Eight Principles for the Betterment of Eve

A week ago, I was decisively elected CSM.
I ran a campaign grounded my Eve background and balance ideas. In my CSM bid I had more concrete ideas than any other campaign this year. But even in that document, I admit that CSM members seldom get their concrete ideas inside the game; this is …

The Cosmopewlitan: Goons & Co. kills yet another undefended Keepstar in Vale – An Analysis.

In what seems to be the monotonous theme of the “Next Great Northern War,” Goonswarm Federation and its allies destroyed another undefended Keepstar citadel in the north; this time in the P3EN-E solar system of the Vale of the Silent region.

It was a no show for the Pandemic Legion / …

Goonswarm Federation led forces kill another two more undefended Keepstars in the North

Goonswarm Federation led forces killed another two undefended Keepstar citadels in the last wake of structure bashing in the Tribute region. The 0-YMBJ and M-OEE8 keepstars fell to the tune of 1500 enemy pilots. The kills are the latest on a long string of undefended structures killed by the …

Planting the Interstellar Grove: Training Pilots for NRDS Nullsec, from Scratch to Academy

Lesson One: Seeding the Ground
My career in EVE seems defined by inheriting leadership positions: my very first corp was run by people who looted all the assets (right during Christm- uh, Yoiul, even!), quit to form a troll squad, and then left the game entirely. I took over as CEO, ploughed ISK …

Matterall: Talking in Circles

I never really have high expectations for the CSM in part due to bloc voting. With rare exceptions the CSM seems to be ineffective at best. At worst, they are tools for the big political blocs to push ideas that favor their gameplay style or a way to leak information. You have to be pretty naïve …

Breaking News: Skill urself to Disband

Skill urself (INGME) burst onto the scene a couple of years ago; a supercapital-heavy, aggressive, and highly selective alliance which refused to be constrained by the blue donut mentality of nullsec. They could easily have negotiated their way into holding sovereignty, but instead elected for an …

INN Propaganda Analysis of “Imperium vs PanFam”

As usual with the flare up of war we see an increase in propaganda. Some of it is fun and done in an endearing spirit mixing playful natured banter with art. We’re going to be taking a look at the other side of war propaganda: an analysis of try hard misinformation propaganda that is designed not …

Interview with CSM Candidate Anveri Vestigo

With the CSM elections coming up we have a number of candidates each with their own ideas and proposals for Eve. Many are concerned with the direction Eve has been going in while others simply advise for minimal tweaking. In the hopes of giving some non-nullsec bloc candidates a voice, EN24 …

The Imperium Takes a Bruising at The Battle of WH-JCA

Disclaimer: I am a member of Sniggerdly, in Pandemic Legion. Whilst I’ve made best efforts to keep this article as neutral and fact-based as possible, like speaking to friends in The Imperium to get their side of what happened; the opinions I am surrounded with are those of my own alliance, …

In Defense of Elitism: The Narrative Against Panfam

If the word “elite” conjures up a visceral disgust in your stomach, or an image of a schoolyard bully shaking down a weaker child for his lunch money, you are not alone. Since the time of Band of Brothers, “elite” has been a dirty word in the everyday vernacular of some …