Archive for November, 2018

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.

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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.

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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

EVE Online News – $66M in Revenue & a Possible IPO in the Future

CCP Games has announced that EVE Online generated approximately $66M in revenue in 2011 and is anticipating that 2012 will exceed its predecessor. In addition, CCP revealed that EVE sports an impressive 400,000 subscribers and that the company, based on 2012 revenues, will be considering a public stock release at some point in the future.

As a result of its plans for DUST, as well as Asian expansion for EVE, CCP says 2012 will be its biggest year yet. In fact, the Icelandic company’s CEO Hilmar Veigar Petursson says an IPO is a possibility, though predictably, he wouldn’t commit to anything.

Read more at Tech Crunch.

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EVE Online News - $66M in Revenue & a Possible IPO in the Future

EVE Online News – Backwards Then Forwards

The EVE Online blog has been updated with a new post called "Backwards Then Forwards" which, as the name implies, takes a look back at recent development and gives readers a peek ahead at what's on the road map for the future.

The look back begins with revisiting the v1.1 Crucible update from January which brought a lot of tweaks and improvements into the game. Players should also be seeing the team's efforts to deploy more frequent updates and hotfixes. Lastly, the EVE Online site has been totally overhauled with a more user-friendly interface and information system.

EVE’s developers are really getting into their stride for our upcoming releases. I recently emerged from many demos where the teams have been showing off their progress from their second sprint (short development cycle). I have to say that even at this early stage I think we have some great features, content and improvements for you coming up over the next 4-5 months. We are hoping to have a number of small releases as we go through February, March and April culminating in our major, war-themed release coming just before the summer, EVE Online: Inferno

Lastly, the post goes into some detail about how the team will be working to solidify the link between EVE and Dust 514.

It's a great update. Head to the EVE Online site to check it out.

EVE Online News - Backwards Then Forwards

EVE Online News – A Truly Stellar Council

In today's One Jump Home column, we explore the uniqueness of the EVE Online Council of Stellar Management.

One of the ultimate personifications of EVE Online's political meta-element is where the game laps the shores of reality, this entity is known as the Council of Stellar Management, and it has evolved to become of the most important avenues in the dialogue between CCP Games and EVE Online's general player-base. If we can imagine EVE Online as a pocket reality, then the CSM effectively has the job of petitioning the very builders of that reality for changes that they and hopefully the community can agree are for the betterment of the greater EVE society. In effect, the CSM is responsible for petitioning 'God' with the concerns of the mortals who make a home in God's reality.

Read more of Ross McDermott's One Jump Home: A Truly Stellar Council.

EVE Online News - A Truly Stellar Council