Evonomics April 2016

I will never forget what my first professor Economy said to us.
“Economy is not an exact science.  If it was an exact science, I’d be able to predict the changes in economy. And be filthy rich. I am not.  Sadly, I am stuck teaching you.”
True, economy is a science based on what …

The Imperium States Intention to Take Back Deklein

The Imperium has once again stated their intention to stake their claim on the Deklein region of New Eden. The Goonswarm Federation home region since 2010, Deklein was recently lost in the war with the Money Badger Coalition. Current residents within Deklein, Darkness., The Blood Covenant and …

Playing By Numbers; Holding A Mirror To The Mittani’s Math

The war between the CFC (or the Imperium) and The Money Badger Coalition (MBC) in the last few weeks has become a near constant hellcamp of the Saranen undock (more on this here), where the Goons and their allies have been staging from since January, and throughout the loss of their territory over …

Video: EVE Online May 2016 Nullsec Recap

Check out the May 2016 nullsec recap made by Hendrick

Gatecamping: Carrier Style

Ever since the first EVE Online pilot figured out a fit for their ship that allowed them to lock a target within a single server tick, doing so has been a staple of gate camping. A significant number of ships can be configured to not only lock and catch their target before escape can feasibly …

Updating the New Player Experience

At Fanfest this year, we were introduced to CCP Ghost in what started out as an unusual presentation which began with an image of the developer’s brain. His task is to remake the new player experience which has always been a famously bad part of the Eve Online experience. This is certainly …

World War Bee Update: Piecemeal Losses in Saranen

Daily skirmishes in the Imperium staging system of Saranen have seen like for like losses for both sides. But does this apparent stalemate conceal deeper attempts at an Imperium breakout to Venal and a falling membership?
On May 28th at a so called ‘ovenside‘ session (a play on the …

Battle Report: The Battle of Sahtogas

On May 29, 2016, over a period of about three hours, a battle occurred in the Sahtogas system. The battle, fought over a Shadow Cartel POS, began around 1800 EVE Time and consisted of two major engagements.
The battle began when forces belonging to the alliance Did He Say Jump, assisted by FETID, …

Blog: Insights from a new Capsuleer

My fascination for EVE Online started when I read the stories on how the great wars on EVE began which took years to plan and to execute, not to mention the massive resources utilized in waging said wars.
The aforementioned wars were comparable to Greek mythology, ancient wars, and to the various …

Battle Report: Violence-of-Action has their Dreams Wrecked.

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. “ – Walt Disney
 
The recent addition of Citadels to New Eden has served as a boon to industrialists, and tenacious capsuleer builders have taken CCP’s …

Seraph IX Basarab: A Diplomat’s Role

Hello, my name is Seraph IX Basarab and I’m a writer here at EN24 contributing opinion/analysis pieces focusing on politics and war in Eve Online. I’m also part of Psychotic Tendencies serving their diplomatic needs as requested. The views shared in this article are mine and not anyone …

Mocrean Adrian’s Practical Advice for Capsuleers

Many newer players will be elated to hear that YouTuber Mocrean Adrian has produced a series of fascinating videos giving invaluable advice to capsuleers facing the rigors of everyday life in the pod. For the last two years I have struggled through this game, its famously difficult learning curve …

War Coverage: Vanguard vs. Stainwagon – the Battle of W4E-IT

On May 26, 2016, at about 0100 EVE Time, there was a major engagement between the forces of the Vanguard and Stainwagon coalitions. The battle was fought in the W4E-IT system of Immensea over a sovereignty timer in the nearby Y-N4EF system. A large force of Vanguard Rattlesnakes supported by two …

Hard Knocks Inc. Kills Aeon in Esoteria

On May 29, 2016 at approximately 1356 EVE Time, an Aeon belonging to Antony Koss of MATOU Alliance was destroyed in the YAP-TN system by pilots of Hard Knocks Inc. The supercarrier was originally tackled by Hard Knocks Inc. pilot Josh Tsutola.

Hard Knocks Inc. is well known for their ability to …

Battle Report: Overload This vs. Lazerhawks

On May 24, 2016 at about 1900 EVE time, two of the major players in wormhole space, Overload This and Lazerhawks, clashed in Lazerhawks’ home system. The engagement, which lasted only a few minutes, resulted in over fifty billion ISK destroyed and was a lopsided defeat for Lazerhawks.
Jezza …

The Siege of Saranen begins

Hello, my name is Seraph IX Basarab and I’m an opinion piece writer analyzing politics and war in Eve online. I’m also part of Psychotic Tendencies serving a diplomatic role. The opinions written here are my own and not necessarily representative of anyone else.
Today members of the …

Analysis: Springing the Trap – The Battle of Nagamanen

Riverini’s note: We had already covered this battle earlier this week, but we began to recieve so much intel and much more detailed we decided to do an in-depth battle analysis piece, I hope you guys enjoy it.
There are many ways to win a battle in EVE Online. Almost all of them, however, …

The Scope: First Keepstar deployed by Hard Knocks Citizens

Lina Ambre reports for The Scope on the deployment of the first Keepstar class citadel by Hard Knocks Citizens.
Meanwhile, the Imperium continues guerilla style attacks against MBC forces from its base of operations in the lowsec system of Saranen, with several of the skirmishes seeing the first …

EVE Online: May Release Patch Notes.

Patch notes for May 2016  Release
Released on Tuesday, May 31th, 2016

Features & Changes

Exploration:

‘Ligature’ Integrated Analyzer blueprint can now be looted in Data site Info Shard and Com Tower containers.

‘Zeugma’ Integrated Analyzer blueprint …

HOOKERS AND BLOW. REVENANT DOWN IN QUERIOUS

On the 26th of May, 06:18 (EVE Time), a Revenant Super Carrier belonging to Hookers And Blow. pilot MrMephistopheles was destroyed by a Brave Collective fleet with contributions from allies from across Querious in system V-LEKM in Querious. Brave Scouts had known MrMephistopheles was in the …

Saranen Hellcamped, Goons ‘OK With It’

While the Goonswarm Federation (and the Imperium as a whole) should be very familiar with the concept of a ‘Hell Camp’, seeing it from the victim’s side is quite a new experience for them. The latest Money Badger tactic of a near permanent undock camp in Saranen saw the isk efficiency war …

FC Spotlight: Waylo Azomi

It might seem a bit weird to use the phrases “video game” and “combat shakes” in the same sentence. However, in my experience, there aren’t many things like the adrenaline rush I feel from a really good fight in EVE Online. Take, for example; the fight depicted in this video. I had just …

Fabian Strategy: You keep using that word…

Hello, my name is Seraph IX Basarab. I’m a diplomat for TISHU and have written for EN24 since 2011. I usually write opinion pieces analyzing Eve politics and military conflicts.

If you’ve been even remotely involved in World War Bee, you may have heard the term “Fabian Strategy” being …

Final Goon System in Pure Blind Falls. MBC Celebrates Milestone

Late into the night during EVE time, the final systems in Pure Blind held by Goonswarm Federation (CONDI) have been swept up by Money Badger Coalition forces in the midst of World War Bee. The final system of MQ-NPY was captured by Mordus Angels (MOA) at 00:37, marking May 23rd as VN Day (Victory …

Battle Report: Snuffed Out Lose 300+ Billion in Nagamanen

Snuffed Out hasn’t had a great time of it recently. After betraying Shadow Cartel in April, they’ve been at the sharp end of retribution, and this was their biggest loss yet.
In the early hours of May 23rd 2016, Escalating Entropy had a medium POS coming out of reinforced mode in …