EVE Online News – Cloudy with a Chance of Veldspar

One of the biggest and most interesting features in EVE Online is its bustling economy. In today's One Jump Home, we take a look at the EVE Online economy and give our unique take on it. Keep reading!

But don't let me fool you into thinking I'm some sort of EVE economist, or have any economic background at all. For the most part, like everything in EVE when it comes to me, I have a passing interest in the clockwork operation of an element of the game. EVE's economy functions based on the creation, sale, and destruction of goods. Most if not ALL of EVE's actual ISK is generated by handouts from CONCORD. CONCORD pays bounties, mission rewards, incursion payouts, and so on regardless of the space you're in. CONCORD is effectively 'The Bank' (but not really).

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EVE Online News – The Road to Inferno and Beyond

We had boots on the ground during the recent EVE Online Fanfest and we've got the full report about what the CCP team has in mind for the iconic game. See what's in store!

If Crucible was an apology to legions of disgruntled space-adventurers, then CCP's latest addition to Eve Online, Inferno, is a love letter. Following a traumatic 2011, the Icelandic developer is like a husband shamed by infidelity – it had a brief flirtation with micro transactions, but now they are back, flowers in hand, head hung, and ready to call the couch a bed until the players are ready to allow them back into their affections.

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EVE Online News – The End of The Mittani Era

Last week, all hell broke loose in the EVE Online community with the revelation of what some called "bullying" by The Mittani, a legend in the EVE Online world. In our latest One Jump Home column, we offer the unique perspective about the issue. Read on and then share your thoughts in the comments.

Our story begins with Goonswarm Federation CEO, and Council of Stellar Management 6 chairman The Mittani being handed a microphone on stage and beginning what he would later recount as one of his lowest moments in EVE Online. Just a few days earlier a member of Goonswarm Federation had successfully polished off a tasty 80 Billion ISK scam which was sometime in the works, and executed with the sort of tactful grace that rewards he who dares with such a bountiful yield. However, the player in question hereafter referred to as W. was to become the centre of a controversy that quickly overcame both of them.

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EVE Online News – FanFest 2012 – Party on Top of the World

Last week marked the annual CCP – EVE Online FanFest. We were on hand to hear all of the good things coming about about EVE Online and more. In this event report, we give you the skinny on all the haps at the Party on Top of the World. Check it out!

The latest 'fan group hug' at EveFest this year had the developer opening their hard drives and letting the contents spill out in keynote presentations, round table discussion, and more than a few bar crawls. Gaming might not be rock 'n' roll but CCP are always ready to give it their all, wireless keyboard and headset at the ready.

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Dragon Nest News – New Raid – The Rise of the Black Dragon

Dragon Nest Europe is upping the ante for high level players by adding the Black Dragon Nest, the most difficult raid in existence at the current level cap.

This level 70 dungeon lets up to 8 players take down the dread beast threatening to destroy Saint Haven and earn pieces of special Black Dragon gear. Once they've conquered this new challenge, players can move on to three other new dungeons: The Swamp of Dead Night, the SIlver Crescent Training Ground, and the Forest of the Waiting Noon. Clearing these rewards players with crafting, magic and skill talismans.

Along with releasing new dungeon content, publisher Shanda Games is celebrating the 2 year anniversary of Dragon Nest Europe by giving players gifts like a Mecha Duck Hat, pet hats and other festive items. They're also bringing a new mount to the Deluxe Box – Kid Vicious, the Rockstar Giraffe. (?!)

For more information about the new dungeons or the new shop items, check out the official Dragon Nest Europe website.

C'mon, you know you want that Rockstar Giraffe.

Dragon Nest News - New Raid - The Rise of the Black Dragon

Dragon Nest News – Europe – PvP Update, Plus Tricky Treats & Tournaments

October 8 to October 19, ambitious level 60 Dragon Nest Europe players can enter the Dragon Nest World Championship server. There, they'll be able to create a special "DWC" character and create 4-player teams that can compete October 20 to determine who are the best Dragon Nest players around.

The competition takes places within a special ladder mode and at the end of the tournament, players with the highest ratings can claim special prizes.

In addition to the Championship, Dragon Nest Europe is hosting special Halloween-themed events, including spooky decor in towns and special Halloween pumpkin boxes containing pumpkin hats, Halloween pets, firecrackers and of course, candy.  Players can also celebrate the haunted holiday with Double Deluxe Boxes that give two items instead of one, which means more demonic Nine-tailed fox mounts and Halloween wings among other things. 

For more information about the Championship or special Halloween events, visit Dragon Nest's official website.

Dragon Nest News - Europe - PvP Update, Plus Tricky Treats & Tournaments