Announcement: The New Eden Open Returns – $25,000 in Prizes!

With December already here I have received a lot of questions about the New Eden Open. Will there be another one? When will it happen? How big will the prize pool be? Well capsuleers, ask no more! I am here to give you the answers!

For those that don't know what the New Eden Open is, it is …

DUST 514: Strengthening the Link – Factional Warfare in Uprising 1.7

Hey guys, and welcome to another Dev Blog from Team True Grit. We’ve talked about changes to Factional battles some time ago but never gave a date on when they would be released. Well, I am happy to report that with Uprising 1.7 we have some major changes coming to Factional Contracts. …

Fiddler’s Edge: If

Let’s imagine that everyone’s worst nightmares about EVE and RMT are true.
What if RMT (by which I mean the trade of EVE’s in-game currency, the ISK, for for real world currency) is not only being done on large scale by EVE online players, but has become the primary reason for EVE …

Dev Post: Meet Nestor, The new Sisters of EVE Battleship

CCP Rise recently wrote on the EVE-O forum the following presentation for the new Sisters of EVE Battleship.
I am very relieved to finally show you the Sisters of EVE Battleship, the Nestor. We weren’t able to get it finalized before Rubicon went out, but that’s alright because now it …

Dev Blog: Building a Balanced Universe…

Hello everybody, my name is CCP Prism X and I am a Libra!

This summer we saw a welcome influx of players with the release of EVE Online: Odyssey. On occasions as such we usually celebrate our great success by pulling out the champagne and our $1000 Japanese pants, and having ourselves a great …

Greedy Goblin: To end all illicit RMT

Jester wrote a very interesting piece on RMT. In short: while trading ISK for $ is forbidden, trading ISK for services is not, it’s actually supported by devs and can be carried out on the official forum instead of some shady site. Of course CCP cannot see if there was another transaction: …

Eleventh Hour Defence for N3

The last few days have seen RUS/CFC blocks fail by hours and sometimes minutes to capture systems in their latest offensive. After the defeats detailed in my previous two articles the Russians decided to hit the systems of XVV and DY- near the N3 staging systems of GXK and I-N.
These two systems …

Leak: AAA Military Update

Just a moment ago AAA Held a short Military update. We received the leak and decided to share it with you!

Lisen to the meet yourself and feel free to discuss it in the comment section

This week in Nullsec.

“This week in Nullsec” is a a semi-weekly article that will be released Thursdays and Mondays. The article will recap all things Nullsec from the past 3-4 days, from Sov changes to Failcascades, we’ll keep you updated!

Thursday November 28th 2013
– Red alliance after crashing on Legion …

Shadow Cartel & Tuskers Kill Another Titan During Anniversary Celebration

On December 1st, 2013 Shadow Cartel and Tuskers killed an “Avatar” class titan in the Costolle system. In an incredible stroke of luck Tuskers member Mister Marram was able to probe down and find the Avatar as it cloaked. Things were quickly set in motion as the titan had not jumped out of …

Shadow Cartel Celebrates 5 Years!

Break out the cake and wenches! Shadow Cartel celebrates our 5 year anniversary today! Surely to be a fun day I thought I’d head off the rest of the pack by congratulating everyone on a strong five years. Where many entities in Eve have come and gone in much shorter periods SC is seeing no …

Jester’s Trek: Camping the spawn point

We play a funny game sometimes. And nowhere is it funnier than the tendency of EVE players to want to push every in-game and out-of-game border to see where the breaking points are. EVE developers don’t like to make concrete statements about what is legal and what isn’t when it comes to …

Exploit: Bumping in order to prevent E-Warp

Bumping a ship in order to get it stuck in emergency warp alignment limbo when its pilot logs in is now considered an exploit.

Ships undergoing emergency warp upon appearing in space have no means to activate modules, cancel warp, or otherwise defend themselves during this period; they cannot …

RUS & Friends Massacre The Kadeshi in Feythabolis

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today Stainwagon wiped the field with Kadashi, killing 13 carriers and almost a compleet support armor battleship fleet. Battle ReportIn total The Kadeshi lost about 34 billion while they only were able to take out about 4.8 billion before they died.
A few hours …

Brave Collective SOTA

This afternoon Lychton Kondur, recently appointed CEO of Brave Newbies Inc. and leader of Brave Collective gave a state of the alliance talk to his fellow brave pilots.
The state of the alliance was only 6 minutes long but covered some key issues, see below for a write up of the state of the …

Jester’s Trek: Slippery Slope

How about a quick mental exercise? Got your thinking caps on? Here we go.
In the “Sell Orders” section of the EVE forums, you can sell all sorts of EVE-related products and services for ISK. At one time, this only included in-game products and services. However of course, as the concept …

This week in Nullsec.

“This week in Nullsec” is a a semi-weekly article that will be released Thursdays and Mondays. The article will recap all things Nullsec from the past 3-4 days, from Sov changes to Failcascades, we’ll keep you updated!
Monday November 25th, 2013
– Insidious Empire continued …

RUS fails to show up for their own offensive

Last night there were more crucial station timers in Immensea that were defended by N3PL without opposition. After the previous nights failure it appears RUS and CFC blocks both decided not to form up for the EU/US friendly timers around 2300. This marks the last of the timers reinforced in RUS …

DARKNESS. TITAN DOWN!! *UPDATED*

Nulli Secunda just killed a DARKNESS. Leviathan. Yesterday the N3 coalition already mananged to bait a Solar Nyx so the Nulli FC Decided to secretly try again. Omist has seen much activity of DARKNESS. lately because they are slowly trying to capture sov. Omist is a region that is far away from the …

CCP announce plex for good charity live stream

Some of you might remember a article i did a week ago regarding the plex for good scheme CCP was running to support the victims of the Philippines typhoon disaster. Many eve players across new Eden have rallied together to support those who desperately need their help the and so far in only one …

Watch this: The Chronicles of a Newb

The Chronicles of a Newb is a new youtube series run by Markonius Porkbutte that explains the history of Brave Newbies Inc. and the Brave Collective in a documentary fashion. The series features many higher ups in Brave Newbies Inc. such as Matias Otero (the founder of Brave newbies), Lychton …

SOLAR FLEET NYX DOWN!

This morning, a Solar nyx decided to go out and fish for some juicy ratting carriers. He prepared an Interceptor with a cyno to tackle the carriers. The interceptor is a good choice because they are now invulnerable to bubbles, fast enough to get on top of a ratting carrier and fully fitted it …

E-YJ8G and E1F-LK: A Tale of Two Stations

Tonight was the latest showdown between N3PL and RUS/CFC coalitions. The two stations of E-YJ8G and E1F-LK both exiting reinforced in the EU/US timezones of 00:00 and 03:00.
In E1F-LK N3PL setup in system early with a large number of Maelstroms at various POS around the system. PL positioned a …

BRAVE Enough For VFK? Yeah That Just Happened

On Sunday November 24th, 2013 Brave Collective (BRAVE) began to form a fleet for fun. With about 50+ folks in fleet they decided to go shoot some TEST Alliance, paying one of their stations a visit. After camping their undock with relatively no activity the decision was made to head to VFK (the …

Leak: AAA Leader steps down!

The Leader of AAA (Against All Authorities) Alhana Starrbreeze has decided to step down. The reason why he decided to step down was because of Real life. He will be replaced by Lahari, CEO of Novatech Armada . Lahari will also be the first non-Russian executor since Manfred Sideous.
Alhana …