Archive for October, 2018

EVE Online News – Inferno Launching May 22nd

CCP has announced that the EVE Online Inferno expansion will officially launch on May 22nd. The crown jewel in Inferno is the reworking of major war-related game systems as well as bringing in new features.

Key features of Inferno include:

  • Mercenary Marketplace: pay the best guns-for-hire to settle your scores or make yourself avaialble to the highest bidders in the most notorious PVP universe in gaming
  • War Declarations: reworked systems to help you wage war and keep track of your legacy
  • Missiles and Launchers: savor every moment from launch to impact with missile launchers and dramatic new missile effects
  • Factional Warfare: enlist in a faction and join the entry-level game of conquest with more rewards and deeper gameplay than ever before
  • Visual Updates: Enhanced graphics on ship models and increased options in the industry-leading character creator
  • Plus Kill Reports, Unified Inventory, 16 new modules and dozens of enhancements to both graphics and gameplay

Learn more about Inferno on the EVE Online site.

EVE Online News - Inferno Launching May 22nd

EVE Online News – Subscribers Headed to Space…for REAL

CCP Games has announced that the names of all EVE Online subscribers are going to be launched into space during the Skyward Sphere Program. The event is scheduled to kick off today and will feature a live feed and GPS tracking.

Siminn will provide a live video feed and GPS tracking via their 3G network and a Samsung Note which will start shortly before 12:00 and should last the whole flight up until 100,000 feet. In addition, there will be 3 high definition cameras on board to capture the glorious ascent, which will be recovered by the Icelandic Coast Guard in a coordinated rescue effort that may or may not include an untrained CCP employee having to jump into a glacial lake in the name of science.

Read more on the EVE Skyward Sphere page.

EVE Online News - Subscribers Headed to Space...for REAL

EVE Online News – Unified Inventory Detailed

The EVE Online blog has been updated with a new post discussing the upcoming unified inventory window. According to CCP Optimal and CCP Arrow, the necessity for multiple inventory windows was redundant. To solve the issue, a new unified "all in one" inventory will be deployed.

The most obvious change to the inventory is the new tree view, which automatically populates with all inventory locations accessible to you at a given point in time. As if that wasn’t a tough enough job, the tree view is also populated with any sub inventory location, so under your active ship you will see all bays present, under Ships you will see all your assembled ships and under Corporation you will see all the divisions accessible to you (the ones that you don’t have read access rights for are hidden). Oh, yeah, it also shows containers, effectively making them quite usable, as opposed to the biggest usability violators in the history of videogames. It should be obvious that you can now move items between inventory locations without opening the destination window; just drop it to the relative tree view entry instead. If you prefer, you can drag and hold an item over the tree view entry to switch over to that inventory location to see the item appearing safely at its destination, although there is also a confirming blink when dropping onto an entry. You can also drag containers between locations within the tree, making life even easier.

Read the full post on the EVE Online site.

EVE Online News - Unified Inventory Detailed

EVE Online News – Burn Jita Player Event

Jita is on fire and it is all the fault of EVE Online players who are looking to shake up the universe. The galaxy itself isn't on fire but all of the ships in the sector are as Jita is no longer a safe haven for trade.

"BURN JITA"

For several months now, a coalition of thousands of players have been planning the "Burn Jita" event, aimed at disrupting the biggest trade hub in game in order to wreak some terrific, universe-wide changes by shaking the very pillars of EVE's economy at its metaphorical heart.

Read more about the event on the EVE Online blog.

EVE Online News - Burn Jita Player Event

EVE Online News – The Silver Lining

In today's One Jump Home, we don our tin foil hats and jump into the exciting world of EVE Online political machination. See what we've got to say and then weigh in with your own thoughts in the comments.

I've talked before about the cultural bonds that hold the CFC in place, having once been an Alliance CEO inside of the CFC myself, I witnessed the internal machinations of the power bloc first hand. For the most part, the bigger, badder, and meaner the Alliance that exists inside of the entity, the more sway they have. In reality, the CFC can be split in two: The Northern CFC, whose primary anchor is Goonswarm, and The Southern CFC, whose primary anchor is TEST ALLIANCE PLEASE IGNORE. Both 'core' Alliances have smaller Alliances which gravitate around them, though the political operation of the CFC does not necessarily mean that "Small = Insignificant".

Read more of Ross McDermott's One Jump Home: The Silver Lining.

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EVE Online News - The Silver Lining

EVE Online News – Nine Glorious Years

A new blog post has been published on the EVE Online site reminding players that May 6th marks the game's NINTH anniversary. The post takes a look at how far the game has come since those earliest of days.

SciFiMagically, each year brings more pilots living, warring, trading and socializing in the EVE universe than the year before. “SciFiMagically” because, well, that’s not really happening in other MMOs.

And later this year we’re adding some dudes on those planets around you—dudes that you will be able to shoot at. It’s like the biggest universe in gaming is going to get bigger without actually expanding? SciFiMagic.

Read more on the EVE Online site.