EVE Online News – Crucible Trailer Released

CCP Games has released the official trailer for the 2011 EVE Online winter expansion. Called "Crucible", the content expansion launched on November 30th with new ships and lots of behind the scenes fixes and features as well. Check it out!

EVE Online News – Crucible Expansion is Live

EVE Online players have a lot to look forward to with today's release of the winter expansion, Crucible. Crucible brings a lot of upgrades and several new features into the game. CCP Soundwave has penned a new blog post talking about what the team has accomplished with Crucible and what the next year will bring to EVE Online.

The good news is that the 18 months are over and it feels pretty good. We had about 4-6 weeks of actual development time to put this release together and I honestly feel that this is the best release we’ve done in years. The recipe contains a few teaspoons of really good looking people, an ounce of love for EVE and is topped off with good ideas from the community.

Read the full blog post on the EVE Online site.

EVE Online News - Crucible Expansion is Live

EVE Online News – For Whom the Bell Tolls

In our latest One Jump Home column, we delve into the depths of the rumor mill, the supposed death of Alliances, the forging of new empires and all of the other things that pique the collective attention of EVE Online players. Read on and then leave us a few thoughts in the comments.

Recently the rumour mill went into full swing with regards to the apparent oncoming death of Morsus Mihi. I can't say I have any vested interest in whichever way this pendulum of fate swings. On one hand Morsus Mihi are historical figures in EVE Online. They kept the north in good stead for many years and were always reliable and stable. However as their lives in the North came to an end and the technetium wells dried up they found themselves in a strange position, an unfamiliar position, and a downright alien position. Ancient as they were, they hadn't felt the pain of eviction in many years and the events that followed left many of the remaining power blocks feeling the same sort of sympathy you'd feel for an old man who has truly lost his mind, yet in his youth was a sharp, well-kept gent.

Read more of Ross McDermott's One Jump Home: For Whom the Bell Tolls.

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EVE Online News - For Whom the Bell Tolls

EVE Online News – Crucible Battlecruiser Spotlight

EVE Online fan 'Flamewave' has created a terrific cinematic look at the four new battlecruisers coming with the Crucible expansion set to deploy November 29th. The ships are the Oracle, the Talos, the Tornado, and the Naga. The video also gives a great look at new trails, nebulae and more. Check it out and enjoy the awesome music that accompanies it.

EVE Online News – Live Event Sees Devs Taken to Task

EVE Online developers created an impromptu live event on November 23rd in which they banded together to 'attract notice' and to pick a fight. And fight they did…to their deaths, it turns out.

The blog post details the day's slaughter with ships destroyed and much, much more. But there is also this:

Additional props to Beastoria for landing the final blow on four CCP ships, with Fattymcbutterpants (a name which had the CCP fleet unified in laughter when called out as primary on EVE voice) and another character who should probably be renamed, both achieving three final blows each. We’re also happy to report that whilst NPCs did indeed manage to destroy 13 ships in Tama yesterday, no CCP ships were lost to NPCs. And that's despite CCP Sreeg’s Nanobot Accelerator rigged buffer tank.

From the report, it sounds as if the team and the community had a ball. Check out the full post on the EVE Online site.

EVE Online News - Live Event Sees Devs Taken to Task

EVE Online News – Crucible Coming November 29th

The fifteenth expansion to EVE Online is being called "Crucible" and will go live on November 29th. Developers are describing Crucible as "EVE Reforged".

Some of the major improvements players are lauding:

  • Four fan-designed battlecruisers built to deliver swift and effective destruction to the opposition
  • Over a dozen stunningly remade nebulae, changing the look and feel of EVE's universe completely
  • Other fan-favorite graphical improvements such as engine trails, warp tunnels and shadows
  • Time dilation in fleet flights — adjusting time itself to keep fairness alive when hundreds of players face off against each other
  • 3 new factional captain's quarters with unique, artistic looks
  • A significant ship rebalancing effort, to bring greater diversity and balance to large and small scale conflicts
  • A lot of small changes — from fonts to UI to Doomsday devices to PvE tweaks

Read more about EVE Online: Crucible.

EVE Online News - Crucible Coming November 29th