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EVE Online News – Holiday Gifts Incoming

The EVE Online blog has been updated with the news that a pair of gifts will be arriving in players' inboxes in the very near future. The first, a snowball launcher, is expected to be handed out on December 13th and players are encouraged to head to the 'redeem item' page to grab it. The second is a mystery box that will head to inboxes on the 20th.

The holiday gifts this year celebrate the season and the community, starting with a new twist on the snowball launcher and a sizable stack of new snowballs. Those are scheduled to go out to players on the Thursday the 13th, so make sure to log in, grab them from the redeem items page and let loose in the nearest snowball fight. On the 20th, you’re going to find a mystery box waiting for you, filled with a range of goodies, many referencing familiar places, events and memes spanning the past 10 years of EVE Online. Additionally, on the 27th you’ll receive yet another package with a rather unique new gift we are sure you’ll enjoy. All of these will be available through the redeeming system

Read the full blog post on the EVE Online page.

EVE Online News - Holiday Gifts Incoming

EVE Online News – 10th Fanfest Tickets On Sale, Relaunch in China & More

The EVE Online PR team has been busy this morning with a trio of news items of interest to readers. First off the bat, the 10th Anniversary Fanfest tickets are on sale. Additionally, EVE has been rereleased in China and the game now sports over 450,000 players worldwide.

In addition to the game’s relaunch in China, CCP also announced that the recent launch of the game’s 18th free expansion, EVE Online: Retribution, has also helped the game cross the 450,000-subscriber mark for the first time in its nearly ten-year history. "Because of the tremendous effort of the team at CCP, we can proudly say that EVE Online has grown every year since its launch in 2003,” added Pétursson.

Find out more about all the exciting news on the EVE Online site.

EVE Online News - 10th Fanfest Tickets On Sale, Relaunch in China & More

EVE Online News – Serenity History Detailed

The EVE Online developer blog has been updated with a comprehensive article detailing the history of the Serenity server. The ostensible goal of the post is to correct "incomplete and sometimes misleading" information about the server that largely caters to the Chinese EVE community.

The situation with Serenity is quite different than with Tranquility in that Tranquility is completely operated internally by CCP, while Serenity is operated by TianCity.  The servers are in their infrastructure and they perform all maintenance and updates to the Serenity cluster.  Initially, CCP helped TianCity set up the servers and get EVE running on them, as well as their websites, integrating their billing system with EVE and fine-tuning for their environment.  Over the last several months of the beta test, TianCity have gradually taken on more and more of the daily operations and now run the Serenity cluster with little assistance from CCP.  CCP develop new feature expansions for EVE and they are translated and adapted in minor ways for China, at which point TianCity deploys them to the Serenity server, according to a schedule best suited for the Chinese market.

Read the full post on the EVE Online site.

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EVE Online News - Serenity History Detailed

EVE Online News – Dev Incursion Could Happen Any Time

The official EVE Online blog has been updated with the news that a new CCP dev incursion is likely to happen at nearly any time. During the incursion, the dev fleet will make its way from Polaris to an unspecified location to 'rain vengeance upon any who dare come our way'. For those with long memories, this also happened in 2011.

  In New Eden, the holidays are a much more dangerous time. Presents aren't exchanged as much as they are pried from the cold, dead hands of all those who dared stand in your way. And it's in that spirit that the Dev Incursion will roll out.

Once CCP is out in force, it's up to you players to come out and get rid of us! Get your friends and form a fleet and come to make us pay. But be careful, because we definitely will not pull any punches. Last year, we had several rather epic slugfests that ended in much death on both sides. This year will not be any different.

Find out more about the dev incursion on the EVE Online site.

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EVE Online News – Retribution Now Live

CCP Games has announced that the Winter Expansion for EVE Online is now live. Retribution brings big changes into the game with rebalancing of every frigate, cruiser and destroyer as well as a new "Crimewatch" overhaul.

“The EVE Universe has always been alive, filled with the choices of the hundreds of thousands of pilots who’ve lived in it,” said Jon Lander, Executive Producer of EVE Online. “With Retribution we’ve made many far reaching changes and I believe that EVE will feel revitalized as we head into our second decade.”

Check out the full list of changes on the EVE Online: Retribution page.

EVE Online News - Retribution Now Live

EVE Online News – EVE Needs Your Help for MoMA Display

The EVE Online team has detailed its plans for the display that will be shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. To help create it, CCP is looking for players' help on December 9th to make "A Day in the Life of EVE".

So we call on you. Let‘s make Sunday, December 9th the most interesting day in the history of New Eden and capture it to be archived forever in the nuclear-apocalypse-proof vaults of the MoMA. Our infographics will display market activity, NPC kills, player kills, jumps and all those metrics that explain how vibrant and alive our world is. The player captured gameplay videos will give it a human face. Whatever you are doing that night, whether it is running plexes, hauling ore, hunting with a small gang in losec, or fighting in a large fleet engagement, we ask that you record it, both video and sound and chatter, upload it and allow us to celebrate it in a montage of New Eden awesomeness. Perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to run that massive fleet op you‘ve been planning.

Read the full post on the EVE Online site.

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EVE Online News - EVE Needs Your Help for MoMA Display