Seraph IX Barasab: Summer 2014 Pre-Game

2014 may or may not have a quiet summer. Many are predicting that nothing of note will happen and both major coalitions have made plans to just hang back, find “gudfites” where they may be (such as Provi) and let things settle for the next big war. As we all know, any time someone makes …

Battle Report: Easily Excited/Surely You’re Joking vs Black Flag Society + allies

There was a defensive POS timer for Easily Exited in Pemsah (Aridia Region) triggered by Black Flag Society bombers, compelled a form up, as Black Flag Society numbers climbed above 50 in their staging system.
Usurper. alliance was seen to cyno suitcases into Fihrneh (Aridia) and join Black Flag …

Sunday Night Lights: Massive Brawl in V-3

As the HERO coalition have continued their slow conquest of Catch from Against ALL Authorities, the focal point of most of ‘major’ nullsec pvp has slowly shifted to Catch – and to a lesser extent, Providence. The effect of this general migration – NCDot from Esoteria, …

One Man Army: Bandicam 3.0

This week’s episode is God’s Apples 3rd installment of his bandicam pvp video series.

Video Description:
The music is about 5 seconds off from what it is in the .wlmp file, but I’m ain’t re-rendering and re-uploading. Deal with it.
Ships flown in order of usage:
Harpy, 10mn …

Dev Blog: Meet The AT XII Commentator Team.

Signups for Alliance Tournament XII are now live! Get your alliance executor online and tell him to sign your alliance up because there is glory to be earned! There will be fabulous ship prizes as always, immortality in the Alliance Tournament halls of fame, and bragging rights to last you a …

Awesomesauce: Check These New Graphical Tweaks to ships in Sisi.

Once again AkrasjelLanate did a fine job showcasing the new ship skins and models, check this out the following showcase of what’s currently rolling out from Sisi:
Battlecruiser pirate ship skins

Mordu’s Legion Ships

Remodeled Moa and Condor

Jester’s Trek: The stranger’s viewpoint

I’ve read customer reviews of EVE here and there and they tend to be pretty bad, usually a mix of 1-star and 5-star reviews with the latter usually being long treatises that despite their enthusiasm make the game sound dull and the former usually being stuff like this. And sure enough, most of …

Greedy Goblin: “Welfare” isn’t an offensive word for recipients

After CCP announced that 50% of the paying players quit soon, 40% goes solo “leveling up their Raven” (and quit later) and only 10% gets involved in the sandbox, I suggested a quite obvious band-aid: let them level their Ravens much longer, by giving them PvP and jump-incapable highsec …

Dev Blog: Ship and Module Balancing in Kronos

The Meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything

Ship and Module Balancing in Kronos

 

Greetings and salutations gallant capsuleers. This is CCP Fozzie bringing you another in our continuous series of balance summary dev blogs.

For the Kronos release next Tuesday we are extremely …

PSA: Kronos Patch Notes are Here!

We're happy to annouce that patch notes for the Kronos release, which will be deployed on Tuesday, June 3rd, are now available.

Kronos brings a whole host of fresh additions to the EVE Universe, including a new line of Mordu's Legion ships, improved solar flare graphics, brand new audio …

Vide: Loot Scattering/Spew mechanic removed from Exploration Sites

In wake on the recent build of Sisi in which the loot scatter mechanic has been completely removed from exploration sites. This change will be on TQ in the Kronos release.
I created a video to display this change and talk a bit about

Dev Blog: Sweeping Death and Chaos: New Exploration Sites in Kronos

Dear assassins, brigands, cutthroats, triggermen, mercenaries, instruments of war, and all other enforcers of sweeping death and chaos,

We're EVE’s Team Space Glitter, and as you might expect from a team with a name like that, we've been thinking up new ways for you to inflict …

Contested and Besieged Covert Research Facility – Mordus Legion Contraband sites

Just a few hours ago CCP Falcon inadvertently let slip a few more details regarding the new Mordus Legion sites by publishing the Kronos patch notes before what is likely the final Kronos related Dev blog. It’s not the most overt statement of what’s to come just a little bit of information …

Dev Blog: Coming In Kronos, Part II

Greetings Capsuleers!

In this blog last week we outlined what you can expect to see in the Kronos release on June 3rd. To add to that list, here are a few more things heading your way beginning of next week!

 

The new Typhoon model

In Kronos we have upgraded the visuals for the …

Dev Blog: Audio Customization Coming In Kronos!

Hello all, CCP WhiteNoiseTrash here on behalf of the audio team at CCP.

Our team has often faced the massive challenges there is when developing audio for a game as epic and unique as EVE Online, one of these being that the game is very communication heavy and another is that the game is often …

Dev Blog: Alliance Tournament XII – Signups, format, and rules

The hour of Alliance Tournament XII approaches. One integral part of tournaments is actual participants, so it is time for signing up!

On Friday May 30th signups will open and alliance executors (CEOs of the executor corporation in an alliance) can sign their alliance up for the random draw for …

Return of the Old Powerhouse Ev0ke ?

We received news that Ev0ke, the old German powerhouse is attempting to come back to their former glory. Seppel da’finni announced this in the German sub-forum, including a video that invited all German corps and players to band together and achieve a German face once again in Eve online.
The …

How PvE should work in EVE Online

This is a little idea that I’ve been kicking around for a couple of months now.(1) It’s not a full proposal. It is, in fact, just the skeleton of an idea that would need a lot of muscle, sinew, and flesh wrapped around it. Still, I think it’s a pretty good skeleton. It would fit …

Dev Blog: Little Things in Kronos – The Changes and Fixes You Asked For.

CCP karkur here.

First of all I want to thank you who came to the roundtable CCP Punkturis and I held at Fanfest. We were very pleased with the session and found it both helpful and very motivating for our "Little things" effort.

Now on to the little things coming in the Kronos …

Out of Corp WH PI storage: The Face Palm Moment.

As a rule, I prefer to do my own Planetary Interaction with pilots in one of our wormhole corporations. There are however times and pilots that this is not practicable.  My highsec freighter pilot for example is in an NPC corp.  Some corp members are in various lowsec and nullsec groups, and use …

PHEW & PL Score another Titan kill

Just a moments ago PHEW, NULL and PL scored another titan kill.
A few days ago, a PL scout was traveling around Tash-Murkon, when the PL scout arrived in Tashand he noticed a lone Avatar on Descan. Before it’s location could be pinpointed, it logged and disappeared from scan.
The PL scout started …

Redeem Yourself

Disclaimer: Some of the quotes in the following text are transcripts from unrecorded voice communication. The exact wording can therefore differ from the original statements, but I did my best to preserve the intended meaning of each.
Are you a new player with no idea how to find the great PVP …

One Man Army: Samurai Revenge 9

I’m personally a big fan of Guados’s videos, and I bet a lot of you readers and other pvpers are as well. I’m really glad this was released, and it’s an amazing video to watch.

Video Description:
EVE FORUM …

Wormhole journey: finding a new place

If you missed my first article about what I’m about to do I’ll give you 2 minutes to go and read it… Okay done? Cool let’s start.
After reading a few comments about care bearing, I think I need to let you in on my background. I am a 99% PVP in Null with a big Alliance, which …

Greedy Goblin: The man who dies rich dies disgraced…

Andrew Carnegie was a XIX century industrialist, billionaire (in current $ terms) and philantrophist. He gave away his amassed wealth for charity, explaining it with the title of the post. It means our wealth will be no longer ours anyway when we inevitably die. However by giving it away, we can …