EVE Online News – Free Live Stream of FanFest 2012

CCP Games has announced that EVE TV will be live streaming this year's Fanfest. The cost to viewers? Absolute zero. During Fanfest, the team will be discussing the EVE Online: Inferno summer expansion and will present the first hands-on demo of DUST 514 in addition to panel discussions, tournaments and much more.

EVE Online News - Free Live Stream of FanFest 2012

EVE Online News – Wayback Wednesday Live Stream TONIGHT!

We'll be hosting our first 'Wayback Wednesday' live stream tonight beginning at 8:30 p.m. CST (9:30 EST, 7:30 MST, 6:30 PST). For our first blast from the past, we'll be streaming EVE Online. Check out the MMORPG.com Live Stream page and talk shop with our gamer crew.


EVE Online News - Wayback Wednesday Live Stream TONIGHT!

EVE Online News – CCP Planning Overhaul of Ship Training

EVE Online News - CCP Planning Overhaul of Ship Training

CCP is announcing some big changes coming soon to EVE Online's ship training in the name of balancing the game moving forward.

Writing on the devblog, CCP Ytterbium outlines the changes. The first overhaul that CCP is considering has to do with cleaning up both ship progression and skill requirements.

Current ship progression looks like the chart above, and current design along with racial skill requirements have caused several issues to manifest. The proposal to fix things includes streamlining ship training by rearranging skill requirements for certain ships, and overall creating a system that is more intuitive and organized.

"To sum up, this means that tech 1 sub-capital vessels would take a bit longer to train for (from 9 to 17 days for Battleships for instance), capitals would be less time consuming (30 days faster) and tech 2 ships like Interdictors and Command Ships would require 14-20 less days to train for."

The full devblog fleshes out the proposals for improvement, as well as illustrating them for easier understanding. CCP seems to be going back to EVE's roots in several ways recently, far from last year's controversies.

EVE Online News – The Rise and the Fall

In this week's One Jump Home, we examine the rise and fall of alliances and what causes the unrest in EVE Online. It's high on the political intrigue, and not for the feint of heart.

EVE Online is a place of continuous turmoil. For as long as I can remember, I have always heard about an Alliance in the south that is legendary for one thing, if nothing else – Persistence. Failcascade after failcascade, invasion after invasion they hold on, rebuild and eventually come back. That Alliance is Against ALL Authorities, or -A- as they're more commonly known. I don't pretend to be an expert on what happens in the South of EVE Online. For all of my time playing this game I believe I've spent a maybe a month there spread out over the years. From flying with Goonswarm in Curse during my infancy as a player, to comedic hustling Feythabolis Gas out from under the nose of Red Alliance for a few beautiful weeks in the winter – and finally to my short stay in Delve. This is the limit of my experience with the South and its inhabitants.

Read the rest of Ross McDermott's One Jump Home: The Rise and the Fall.


EVE Online News - The Rise and the Fall

EVE Online News – Launching in Japan on March 28th

CCP Games has officially announced that EVE Online will launch in Japan on March 28th. The launch is marked by the partnership agreement between CCP and Nexon. The Japanese release will be fully localized for customers.

"For years we’ve looked forward to the day when we could bring a fully Japanese EVE experience to our loyal and enthusiastic audience in Japan," said Hilmar Pétursson, CEO, CCP. "Thanks to our partnership with Nexon, that day is about to arrive. Nexon’s solid reputation and enormous reach in the region makes them the ideal partner for our Japanese launch."

Read the full announcement on the CCP Games site.


EVE Online News - Launching in Japan on March 28th

EVE Online News – CSM Candidates Revealed

CCP has announced the names of the candidates who will be running for a position on the EVE Online Council of Stellar Management. Forty nine candidates made the cut out of fifty seven submitted applications/nominations.

The list links interested parties to the candidates campaign site where more information can be found.

Check out the full list on the EVE Online blog.

EVE Online News - CSM Candidates Revealed