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Twice as expensive, 25% better

I’m realllly going to toe the :nda: line on this one.
I want — desperately want — to write about HACs today.  If you’ve been keeping track, CCP Rise has now posted his proposed changes to both medium guns and the game’s eight heavy assault cruisers.  Go give …

Unstoppable Forces and Immovable Objects

After careful consideration, I decided to finally come out and write the article. The War in Fountain is in no way stagnant for those pilots who are participating in the massive battles or for the pilots looking in through the window. Unfortunately, those passing by see nothing more than a small …

Cool Stuff: Sleeve Tattoos for Collectors Edition Pre-Purchasers

riverini’s note: not exactly an earth shattering dev blog, but dear God! these tattoos are amazing!

Good afternoon brave pilots of New Eden,

I’m CCP Doom from the EVE Online marketing team with some exciting news concerning the upcoming EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s …

Greedy Goblin: EVE Online AUR to save DUST 514

DUST isn’t doing well. The reason is widely accepted: it has 2-3 years outdated graphics and offers little difference from other FPS games. I mean you spawn, shoot the randoms who happen to be the opposing team, die, respawn.
EVE Online isn’t just a WoW-clone with spaceship avatars. …

Open Thread: Check this wardec out!

Today, player TheButcherPete from SMA found the following gem deep within the war declaration manifestos:

According to redditor Hessmix mentioned how CCP Gargant clarified:
This was a mistake that happened when alliance ID’s were being copied. The alliance executor for Pandemic Legion has …

Dev Post: [Odyssey 1.1] Heavy Assault Cruisers

YAYYYY
Alright so for HACs (Heavy Assault Cruisers) we had a few goals:
– Increase viability for the worst ships (Eagle, Cerberus, Sacrilege especially)
– Support rather than disrupt current uses (AHACs)
– Make room for new uses when possible
The biggest change here, and the one …

Dev Post: Medium Rail, Beam and Artillery rebalance

Good morning space adventurers!
IF YOU WANT TO CRITICIZE THIS PROPOSAL PLEASE READ THE EXPLANATION BELOW FIRST

Fiddler’s Edge: The Perils of Prognostication

 “It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings.”
    – Ralph Carpenter

For the most part Kirith Kodachi is a conservative writer.
Which is not to say he goes clubbing with Anne Colter or sits down to poutine with Glenn Beck. No, what I mean is that …

Sov Games, Isk Making and Smaller Alliances…

I think something has to be done about the player held SOV mechanics, really. Every time the subject comes up, it seems a lot of players agree to that it has to change, but then we can’t figure how to change it without breaking it. So, I think I understand how big a change that would be. On …

Mabrick: Online Gaming – It’s Where I Belong

Brendan Drain over on Massively struck a very strong cord with me in his opinion piece, On your deathbed, you will not regret gaming. I agree with everything he says about gaming. World culture is changing. The young and the young at heart see this. They participate in it gladly. It is only those …

ASH vows to get a piece of the whole donation fad pie…

Not exactly drama, but interesting nevertheless, Ex Cinere Scriptor, the alliance otherwise known as -ASH- which broke off Unclaimed. a couple weeks ago after a failed coup have reformed themselves into an interesting bunch. Recently they have began calling for donations – pretty much the …

* LIVE * Breaking: Big Fight in 9R4-EJ (Fountain)

Big fight in 9R4-EJ – a station system in the Fountain Region, TEST/N3 vs GSF/CFC things escalating, get ready for a good fight! Bombs runs and epic music tracks already set to max.

Here are the recent

Dev Blog: Rebalancing and Renaming Industrials

Hello, I'm CCP Rise. I’m kind of new here, but you may know me from EVE where I controlled the honorable Kil2 in space combat for the last 6 or 7 years along with being an Alliance Tournament commentator, podcast host, and YouTuber. Since arriving here in the frigid north my biggest …

Beyond my wildest dreams

“Beyond my wildest dreams” is a new gimmick in TEST, coined by an awoxer who stole a smartbomb from the fleet hangar of a titan and awoxed some retrievers. He explained his actions as the value of the loot was beyond his wildest dreams and couldn’t resist it.
For more than a year …

Nulli: An Alliance Decay or Resurgence? – Part Two

This is the promised second part of the Nulli: An Alliance Decay or Resurgence?, first part of which you can read here.
Nulli rose from up from obscurity building a reputation of tenacious and creative combat all wrapped in a “chill bro” environment. It was intense, loudicrous, fun …

A Failed Attempt To Burn A Spy.

On July 16th, at 01:46 EVE time, the CFC had mass doomsday’d what was believed to be a Pandemic Legion titan alt in Fatal Ascension. Outted by Elo Knight, the “spy” was thought to have been one of SNIGG paik’s alts. The evidence used to “convict” this pilot was …

No more AFK empires!

As long as everything what happens in nullsec is decided by AFK empires, most that part of Eve Universe will be empty of players and player generated content. Players currently living in 0.0 are no less under totalitarian opression from powerblocks that Central and Eastern Europe was 25 years ago. …

Bringing Back Doomsday

I don’t fly titans. I may never fly a titan. I was not around during the overpowered heyday of doomsday devices, back when they destroyed everything but well-tanked battleships in a 250km radius of the titan. (For awhile, they could even shoot their doomsday through a cyno and destroy …

Kirith Kodachi: Fountain War – Prognosis

Last week I asked some questions and I got answers in comments, emails, Eve News24, podcasts and from just plain digging around. I admit my original questions were leading to suggest that this war between CFC and TEST was more of an arranged and controlled thunderdome and not a true unbridled …

Leak: Fatal Ascension Alliance Update

As most of you probably know, June was a big month not just for FA, but for me personally – my second kid, a son this time, was born on June 16th. As you can imagine, life has been somewhat hectic at home! It has been a distinct pleasure to see that my efforts to ensure that we have strong, …

From Russia With Love: Darskpawn. Alliance Drama

The core of this story is drama, which played out on eve-ru.com forum about three weeks ago. Ex-main fleet commander of Darkspawn. Alliance wrote the inside story about true relationships between Darkspawn., N3 and Red Alliance. About greed of Darkspawn alliance …

Fallacy of the undistributed middle

Maybe it was the same guy that wrote both comments.  But you know, maybe not.
I’ve really enjoyed reading all of the comments here, at EN24, on TMC, and on the EVE Online forums regarding the hiring of Sean Decker last week.  And of course the threadnaught is still rolling, now up …

Tribal Band Alliance Update – Recording + summary

Tribal Band had an alliance meeting earlier today, in it several key question were answered regarding the state of the war, one on one talk. Even if you are not into this conflict this is a very good recording given that the FC does some pretty straighforward speaking.

Summary
01:30 Start
02:00 …

You didn’t see this coming! (me neither)

Well, sometimes life have strange twists. Being one of the richest players in EVE and making 100x more kills than “nullsec PvP-ers” are nice achievements, but I’m surely very-very sad as no one likes me (yes, I have to admit, I cried all the way to the bank).
Now look at …

Why herding Cats and riding Megathrons shouldn’t mix

A few days ago I received a picture showcasing how GoonSwarm Federation and friends were rolling heavy on Megathron ships, being a seasoned bomber pilot, the first thing that struck me was: Damn that’s a good bombing run there. Here is a battle summary of the disastrous fleet ran yesterday …