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Kirith Kodachi: Broken Manufacturing or Broken Expectations?

Over at the blog Eric Shang – The New Pirate of Eve Online, he writes a post titled “Why I Left EVE Online – Manufacturing is Broken” which I read with curiosity as I participated in manufacturing and thought it was pretty solid.

I tried to do manufacturing and created a …

Watch This: New Doomsday Animations on Sisi

Yesterday Singularity players were greeted with the new animations for the Doomsday weapon of their titans, it is interesting to note the Leviathan’s missile travel time, although no big deal it could mean the difference between a super-cap kill or a lucky escaping pilot especially for long …

EN24 Podcast: CCP Fozzie on Sovereignty (Part II)

EN24’s podcast releases another episode (Part II of II). This time we have our second conversation with Game Designer CCP Fozzie on Day 1 of the new sov system. Fozzie answers questions from EN24 writers on the new sov system,”WHGate”, the CSM and Industry.
This was recorded before …

Tranquility Woes

Tranquility (TQ), the live server EVE Online lives on, was down for an extended amount of time today. Long ago these extended downtimes were not unusual as expansions took several hours to install, but over the years the technology and the releases cycles made new expansions non-events. Nightly …

SOLAR FLEET SotA

Disclaimer: Since the original SotA is in Russian, a translation was commissioned. As to its accuracy, EN24 staff cannot attest to.
In an announcement both on forums and Teamspeak, MACTEP, the executor of SOLAR FLEET [SOLAR] resigned from his position. He went on to discuss the current state of …

Target Caller: A Real Benefit of Sov Ownership

In my last post, I made a comment that the PvE changes were unlikely to result in any great benefit to the null-sec community, and I wanted to go into a little more detail about why.
First, let me state again that my goal for null-sec is to make it a thriving economic center that justifies the cost …

Weekly News Recap: 5/7/2015 – 11/7/2015

The second week of July saw reduced activity across regions, as FozzieSov slowly rolled close. It was also a week filled with political upheavals, a great deal of drama combined with anticipation. Things quickly unfolded across New Eden while the cluster held its breath. This is a summary of what …

EVEOGANDA: The Perils of Open Recruitment

I don’t often talk about the internal workings of Stay Frosty and A Band Apart on the blog. As much as my critics like to bash me for blogging about everything, I typically remain silent on many topics. Which they wouldn’t know about, since I’m silent on them. That being the …

Watch This: Sovereignty in EVE Online

This CCP produced guide is a great way to explain Eve: Online’s sovereignty system to both players and mortals alike. Sov has changed much in the past few months and this is a much needed refresher.

Sovereignty in the EVE Universe is a game played with mighty fleets, flexible tactics, shrewd …

EN24 Podcast: CCP Fozzie on Sovereignty (Part I)

EN24’s podcast releases another episode (Part I of II). This time we have our second conversation with Game Designer CCP Fozzie on Day 1 of the new sov system. Fozzie walks us through the old sov systems as well as the new; Aegis Sov. Other topics include; recent anomaly adjustments for null-sec, …

PSA: Important Sovereignty Bill Announcement!

We would like to remind all sovereignty owning alliances that as part of the new Aegis Sovereignty system, all TCU maintenance bills have been removed and new Infrastructure Hub bills have been added.

These new Infrastructure Hub bills fall within a new category of bills (and have the Secure …

Roundup: Sov Tracking Boards and Tools

It didn’t take long for third party developers to integrate the new sov information from EVE into their sites. CCP made sov information available via CREST before the transition to new sov & the result is new player-created sov boards and tools available as soon as Aegis’ …

PSA: New SKINs Now Available in the New Eden Store!

We are happy to announce the addition of another 40 new ship SKINs to the New Eden Store with the deployment of the Aegis Sovereignty release!

These skins are for Tech II cruiser and Tech II Industrial class hulls and consist of one style for each race:

Amarr – Equilibrium of …

July Week 2 – Super Capital Scrapheap

Welcome once again to this week’s Super Capital kills summary. You can find the previous week’s summary posted here.
This report will include Super kills which occurred between July 6th and July 12th.
—–07/07/15 – 1 Aeon destroyed – 28.5B ISK
An Aeon piloted by The …

Wormholes Collide: DURA LEXX and Dominatus Atrum Mortis Fight over J101652

J101652 system, Wormhole space. On the 12th of July at 23:00 EVE Standard Time forces belonging to DURA LEXX [DURA] clashed with Dominatus Atrum Mortis [DAM] over the C6 Red Giant system, with [DAM] attempting to protect their system from [DURA]’s invasion in a battle that saw over 100Bil ISK …

Update: First “Friendly Reset” Fight Occurs in Insmother

Yesterday, an engagement took place in the system of EFM-C4, Insmother between members of the Red Menace Coalition and the Geminate Coalition. Once the dust settled, the approximate total ISK lost exceeded 90 Billion.
The reason behind this fight was an act of aggression by Triumvirate. [TRI] on …

EVE Scribe: Providence Bloc and Phoebe Freeport Republic Clash Head On in D-GTMI

D-GTMI system, Providence region. On the 11th of July at 22:00 EVE Standard Time, forces belonging to Phoebe Freeport Republic [PFR] and Providence Bloc clashed in the system over a Sovereignty Blockade Unit.
The fight began as an event for [PFR]’s academy, which was celebrating a graduation …

War in Delve: Skirmishing Continues in FWST-8

FWST-8 system, Delve region. On the 11th of July at 20:30 EVE Standard Time, forces belonging to Pandemic Legion [-10.0], the Imperium and The Gorgon Empire [-GE-] clashed over a Confederation of xXPIZZAXx [PIZZA] tower in the system.
The tower was reinforced by [-10.0] forces earlier and its timer …

Progod Leaves Nulli Secunda

Lead FC and longtime spiritual leader of Nulli Secunda (Nulli), progodlegend, has left the ailing alliance, his new direction still to be determined. Progodlegend formed Nulli with his corp 101st Space Marine Force in 2010, and served as head FC for the last 5 years.
So the time has come for me …

Target Caller: God’s Work Against the Great Enemy

“Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind.”
– Orange Catholic Bible, Dune
Regular readers of this blog may have picked up on my extreme and fanatical disdain, one might say bordering on paranoia, about the prospect of artificial intelligence. I firmly believe that, …

Kirith Kodachi: Setting The Stage

Over the next month we find out if EVE gets a new lease on life or faces the reality of a terminal decline.
Despite a year so far of extreme changes, future promises, vibrant lore, new ships, and continued balancing, 2015 looks abysmal from the 50,000 feet view.

From Eve Offine

As …

Dev Post: Patch notes for Aegis Sovereignty

Patch notes for Aegis Sovereignty 1.0
Released on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Features & Changes:

Sovereignty and Alliances:

A new Nullsec Sovereignty system has been released!

Please see the following series of dev blogs for further details:

Politics by Other Means

Summer 2015 …

Pandemic Legion Moves to Delve

HLW-HP system, Curse region. On the 9th of July at 20:00 EVE Standard Time, Pandemic Legion [-10.0] undocked a massive Capital fleet, sending the rest of New Eden into high alert. Scouts from many prominent alliances and coalitions shadowed the fleet as it continued on its way, locator agents …

The New Era of Small Gang PvP

Everyone knows that “Fozziesov” is going to revolutionize the way 0.0 Sov wars are fought. One of the aspects I’m most excited about is how the role of small gangs will develop and in many ways become an essential component of how wars are won. I’ve always loved the idea of …

Venal: Skirmishing Continues Between Out of Sight. and Allies and the Imperium

MQFX-Q system, Venal region. On the 8th of July at 20:00 EVE Standard Time forces belonging to the the Imperiun fought Out of Sight. [OOS], Pandemic Legion [-10.0] and Northern Coalition. [NC] in a massive battle that surprisingly enough, only saw light losses to both sides.
Imperium forces have …