Dev Blog: Tiptoe through the tooltips

Greetings capsuleers. Team Pirate Unicorns, a relatively new team with a strong focus on the new player experience (NPE), is here to talk about some new foundational contextual UI work that has been released on Tranquility today – new and improved tooltips.

Now, tooltips are a small but …

PSA: Additional Geckos Now Available!

The clock has stopped and the results of the EVE is 11 challenge are now in!

The community has reached four of the eight goals that were set for the award of an additional eight Geckos, these are:

Volume of ore mined – First goal

Volume of ore mined – Second goal

Science …

Poetic Discourse: First Year-to-Year Decline In Subscriber Numbers?

The release of the CSM election data is always interesting, because it gives us a snapshot of EVE Online’s subscriber numbers on Tranquility (the server that hosts non-Chinese players). After nearly every CSM election, CCP has reported on two important values: the number of votes cast, and …

Reader’s Pieces: The mysterious workings of ProviBloc

This article really represents only my view, and mine alone. I just wrote down my thoughts and (self-)observations derived from living in Provi as one of the rock-hugging, rat-harassing, salvager-fitting and nrds-loving fun and friendly crowd we have in our nice little 0.0 garden (mis-interprete …

Dev Post: Meet the Mordu’s Legion Faction.

Say hello to the newest pirate faction in New Eden, Mordu’s Legion.
Mordu’s ships are focused on three main themes: speed, missiles, and warp scram/disruptor range. The primary goal is to have a very capable set of kiting ships that are especially attractive to PVPers. They will get …

Dev Blog: From Two expansions to Ten releases.

Original Title: From 2 expansions to 10 releases – EVE Online’s new release model explained

In its second decade, we are updating how we bring new things to you in EVE Online. Instead of doing two big expansions per year, we are moving to a model where we do about 10 releases per year …

Jester’s Trek: Zen and the art of monetization

For the last few months now, CCP has been looking for a “Monetization Director”, someone to run the monetization strategy for the company. Now, I’ve never worked in the games industry and I’m likely never going to work in the games industry. I don’t know anything about it. But I do know how to sell …

Botting vs no-life: the core problem of botting and RMT

Nosy gamer reported a funny exchange during Fanfest: “One player wondered why not just go after the people running level 5 missions and other high value content who don’t buy anything and just transfer the ISK to other characters. One of the PL guys shot back that he’s run 30 …

Dev Blog: Delivering the Industry New Eden deserves

Greeting entrepreneurial capsuleers!

Let’s talk about Industry!

It began with a blog

Just before Fanfest we opened the floodgates on our ambitious plans for everything relating to Industry, starting with 6 blogs that would fundamentally change everything you could expect from Industry …

One Man Army: Hardcore

This week’s edition is another Predator 666 video. The entire video is just a single fight, but a good one at that. He does let himself get killed despite being able to leave though.

 
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Jester’s Trek: The seven percent solution

Ready for some weekend philosophy? I’m going to throw a really nasty one at you. Even our old friend Dinsdale might have to sit down and think about how he responds to it.
The New Player Experience panel at Fanfest this year was presented by CCP Rise, who did a great job with the material. If …

Fanfest 2014 Youtube Playlist available

All videos have now been copied over to the CCP youtube channel!

Feel free to discuss these videos in the comment section

Introducing CSM Member: corebloodbrothers

A quick introduction of the new CSM member, corebloodbrothers
My name is corebloodbrothers and for those of you who don’t keep track of EVE politics, I was just elected as a member of the ninth Council of Stellar Management (CSM), in order to represent you, the players of EVE Online. I am also …

ALLIANCE TOURNAMENT XII COMMENTATORS WANTED

The call for player commentators for Alliance Tournament XII is still going strong! If you are interested in joining the Tournament Team in Iceland as a player commentator, read the below information and contact us before the 19th of May, 2014!
As a commentator you’ll be on the set discussing …

Rolled Out goes Knocking

Brand new corporation Rolled Out starts in style with a classic brawl in their home wormhole. Rolled Out are a new US/Au TZ wormhole PvP corporation founded as a group breaking off from Sky Fighters. “We wanted to do something a little different. We had gotten too big and couldn’t get …

Dirk MacGirk: FanFest, Kronos and Player Expectations

PLEX. Something happened. ECB Intervention. Prices have moderated. Sorry, just had to get that out of the way early. No further mention of PLEX ahead. This is not a deep thoughts kind of article. No seriously, beer for PLEX? At that exchange rate? Ah

Greedy Goblin: Burn Jita results…

Data is unbiased and fair. It tells what happened instead of what you wish to have happened, therefore you can only plan further actions on it. I received all the killboard data from Apr 25-27 from the solar systems Jita, Perimeter, New Caldari, Sobaseki and Ikuchi, the systems where the most GSF …

Jester’s Trek: Blocking and tackling

Let’s get to the thing that was announced at Fanfest but which was announced “between the lines.” It was such a subtle announcement, in fact, that you probably missed it.
In American business, we have a phrase: “This is basic blocking and tackling.” It’s a …

Tuppence and Tinfoil: Crackin’ Skulls and Making Games.

Just a very short one to address a peeve of mine guys.
It seems to me that every time we see CCP release the small but great updates such as the recent D-scan changes or other UI tweaks there is a outcry of similar complaints which follow somewhere along the lines of “Why did CCP focus on …

A message regarding vandalism of the EVE Universe Monument

CCP Falcon finally brought the messege out that many EVE players were waiting for to hear in the following forum post:
Hey guys,
It’s with a heavy heart that I have to speak in relation to the damage that was done to the EVE Universe Monument just four days after it was unveiled.
Firstly, …

Who’s behind that name? Interview with Xenuria.

Fanfest weekend was barely over when the newly revealed EVE monument became target of an act of vandalism. Rather than randomly defacing the plaque with character names, the perpetrator chose one specific name to scratch out: Xenuria.
Of course there are many players in EVE who hold grudges and …

Dev Post: [Kronos] Phoenix and Citadel Missiles

As mentioned in the recent fanfest, CCP Fozzie wish to give a proper boost to the Phoenix dreadnaught, today he just posted on the official EVE-O forums a follow up on this same matter – make sure to come by the official EVE-O forums to give him the proper

Predicted winners and losers from the Kronos changes…

With Kronos due on the 3rd of June there isn’t much time to prepare for the massive shake up that’s about to hit industry in EVE Online. As a miner, manufacturer or research POS owner should you be concerned about the changes coming? Yes without a doubt. Is your ISK cash cow about to dry up? …

Get your POS gunners … later

Manning POS guns is a powerful defence, provided that you have the pilots trained and online.
The problem is that a single pilot is only able to control up to 5 at any time, and that’s currently after roughly 52 days training. Having experience as a defender of a POS siege; its clear to me …

Suggested Read: A Capitalist’s World

So as time goes on and I get more familiar with both the site and my readers I hope to be releasing some suggested EVE reads, views, and listens. These are all generally stories or videos that I have found really interesting and hope you, the reader, will as well.
My suggested read for this week is …