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Dev Blog: Crucible 1.1 and Soundwave’s Animal Safety Advice

I have some good news and some bad news. Which do you want first, random reader on the internet?

Let’s go with the bad news:

Team Best Friends Forever and Pink Zombie Kittens have been disbanded. In memory of their service to the internet, a small statue was erected in Reykjavik today, following a lengthy parade which also had cake. It’s been a fun ride and we hope you all enjoy the features the teams got to make.

Now it's time for the good news:

The teams were disbanded because the influx of developers making spaceships was too great, so we had to be split them into three teams (or as I call them, friendship-bands). Please welcome Team Super Friends, Team Game of Drones and Team Five 0. All three teams are full of good looking men and women, with some familiar faces and some new ones.  Hopefully we can introduce you to some of the people on the teams at a later point, but right now, let’s focus on spaceships (and safety).

To celebrate this transition, Team Best Friends Forever and Pink Zombie Kittens decided to do one last push to get features out and we’re happy to give you this list of items on January 24th:

We’ve rebalanced small, medium and large Null ammo. I came back from vacation and Tallest had done this. He’s a pretty cool dude.
 

We’ve changed the CPU on cap shield transfers. Much needed, high five.
 

Assault ships have been rebalanced. We’ve wanted to do this since forever and were originally planning to do it for Crucible. It fell out due to time constraints, but has been completed for the coming release.
 

We’ve buffed some of the modules launched in Crucible. You can now whine about how overpowered they are.
 

When one of your friends logs on and get an annoying pop-up with his picture, you can now click the picture and start a conversation, telling him how annoying the pop-up is.
 

The skills list now has a filter box so you can track down your individual skills. This is pretty great if you have a lot of them.
 

Starbase fuel notifications are now shown in your calendar. You know why? Because it makes goddamn sense, that’s why.
 

Overheating can be done by shift-clicking a module. This is a viable alternative to clicking the worlds smallest button.
 

The agent list inside a station will now display your current status with an agent (mission offered, accepted etc). Hopefully less people will be cursing after undocking without pressing “accept” on a mission.

Before we go on, here is a brief intermission for some animal safety advice:  If you’re having issues with mosquitos and other bugs, rubbing garlic all over yourself is a natural repellant. If you are lost in the wilderness, this has the added effect that you can call for help once you locate an Italian restaurant to get garlic.

The chat member list can now be condensed and have been given some more intuitive icons. This should be more in line with the actual chat, which you can already condense.
 

Shield bonuses are now applied like armor bonuses. Remember when you got a shield bonus and LOST shield? Yeah that, we fixed it.
 

The session change has been lowered from 20 seconds to 15 and hopefully we can adjust it even further in the future. Death to session changes.
 

The watchlist now holds 15 people and you can drag and drop to re-arrange them. If you don’t have any friends, this isn’t relevant to you.
 

We’ve started re-naming modules (missiles and ABs/MWDs) in a schema that tells the user what they do, while still maintaining a lot of the sci-fi feel. The aim is to make everything make sense, instead of today where everything is as confusing as possible.
 

Meta 11, 12 and 13 Invulnerability Fields have been added to the game. We stumbled on them in the basement of CCP one day. Someone must have left them there.
 

We’ve iterated on locations. You can now choose if it’s a personal or corp location when you create them. This means less dragging and clicking.
 

Alliances can now join faction warfare. This is the first of a series of Factional Warfare iterations CCP Ytterbium is working on. We’ll tell you more as we get closer to fanfest, but we’re working on Factional Warfare. In other news, a flying pig just passed my window.
 

The old Neocom has been replaced by a younger, prettier model. It’s customizable and has a ton of cool features you can play around with.
 

We’ve added autocomplete and search hints to the asset search function from Crucible. SEARCHING HAS SUDDENLY BECOME REALLY EXCITING. Or not, but you know what I mean.

Anyway, that’s what we have for you here. Thanks from Team Best Friends Forever and Team Pink Zombie Kittens.
 

Toodles,

Soundwave

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30 Comments

  1. Xappu

    Lies!

    Next?

    January 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm Reply
  2. welldone

    kudos CCP

    January 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm Reply
  3. ilikeponies

    I'll just leave this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY&ob

    January 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm Reply
  4. Boomsloop

    Damn, CCP be rolling. Well done, well done.

    January 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm Reply
  5. fluffpuff

    Kidney beans look like kidneys

    January 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm Reply
  6. WTF?

    still no mention of black ops…
    but still nice

    January 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm Reply
    1. Herman Cain

      Why is this the cool thing to say this week? What do you want done to black ops?

      January 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm Reply
      1. afkcloaked

        Make the Widow useful……..please and thank you

        and a jump range boost

        January 20, 2012 at 6:10 am Reply
  7. wtf

    Toodles? Really?!

    January 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm Reply
  8. droljica

    Alliances can now join faction warfare …

    right on time ccp

    January 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm Reply
    1. Loki

      What happens when Amarr Empire hire PL ? Amarr Victory?

      January 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm Reply
  9. Guest

    What the fuck did I just read? English is my native tongue and here we are talking about cake and statues and garlic as an insect repellant. Is the list of new features so boring that we have to tart it up with bullshit?

    January 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm Reply
    1. lemming

      negrep this idiot into the ground pls

      January 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm Reply
      1. hirrrrrrrr

        for real, this is possibly some of the best balances fixes yet, especially the shield bit, shield caps and supers got suddenly not as terrible.

        January 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm Reply
        1. Deals_are_Big

          Will have to wait some months for the market to adjust and start to populate the new stuff, thankfully some alliances with many carebear-capable people have just taken some of the empty space up in the north so this shouldn't take too long. Maybe one day there will be a Wyvern fleet even?

          January 20, 2012 at 12:02 am Reply
      2. Urziel99

        I approve this proposal with great enthusiasm.

        January 21, 2012 at 6:23 am Reply
    2. Buggrit

      Retard. Not all writing is porn dialogue.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:22 am Reply
  10. Bob_the_Bitcher

    Whoop-whoop!! for Team BFF and Team Pink Crazy Slightly Large Pizza Scoffing Feline Thingy Programmers or whatever your name is. (too lazy to copy and paste).

    You guys rock!

    January 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm Reply
  11. Peggy from prime

    Excellent work Fucktards….excellent work…

    January 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm Reply
  12. sour

    "When one of your friends logs on and get an annoying pop-up with his picture, you can now click the picture and start a conversation, telling him how annoying the pop-up is."

    woot :pp

    January 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm Reply
  13. Delvian

    This, this is the CCP that the EVE player base loves, never go away for *18 months* again plz.

    January 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm Reply
  14. RandomName

    Record for highest concentration of memes in a DevBlog??

    January 20, 2012 at 1:59 am Reply
  15. daddycaddy

    unless u nerf titans to not be able to shot BS and under BS…you will continue to lose players on daily basis
    wakeup and fix the game
    titans should be able to shoot only caps and super caps

    January 20, 2012 at 8:55 am Reply
    1. easy

      +1

      January 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm Reply
  16. dikreathz

    i just saw a flying pig myself :) but i dont have windows :)

    January 20, 2012 at 10:08 am Reply
    1. Loki

      Doesnt everyone have Windows no days?

      Or are you a Mac user?

      January 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm Reply
  17. Lykouleon

    Mother of god.

    January 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm Reply
  18. Guest

    That was writing? My mistake.

    January 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm Reply
  19. Handy Solo

    Thank you for your service to Eve-manity!

    Team Best Friends Forever and Team Pink Zombie Kittens = BEST TEAMS EVER!

    January 21, 2012 at 5:45 am Reply
  20. rablighticer

    Love=)

    February 23, 2013 at 10:42 am Reply

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