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Dev Blog: No Honor Among Thieves – Siphon Units in Rubicon

Hello capsuleers! This is CCP SoniClover from Team Super Friends, here to tell you about Mobile Siphon Units. This is one of the four mobile structures coming out in Rubicon. The Mobile Siphon Unit is deployed close to Player Owned Structures (POS) and can steal resources from it. Before diving …

Jester’s Trek: Certificate of approval

Now that we’re about a month out from the release of Rubicon, I’d like to start writing about the features in the expansion that I’m personally a fan of.(1)  That starts with a feature that’s probably going to end up being overlooked in the grand scheme of things: the …

DUST Mercs: Sandbox 514 – Making Dust Matter

Recently a group of hardcore players from the Dust forums decided to do an open letter to the new executive producer CCP Rouge. It inspired the writers at our blog to do the same. While it may take some time for him to change the course of this title, we felt we would do our part to point him in …

CSM8 Status report – Week twenty-three

This is one of those weeks that were I just a blogger again instead of on the CSM, I would be berating the CSM for its lack of progress.  “Where are the damn minutes?!” many of you are asking me.  And all I can say is, “I know, I know…”  I haven’t …

Dev Post: Q&A on the Marauder’s Changes…

Last week a healthy discussion had been generated in the EVE-O forums regarding the upcoming Marauder changes for the Rubicon Expansion, today CCP Ytterbium posted this interesting Q&A regarding the frequently asked questions on this topic, I would recommend you to take a look.
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Dev Post: Interdictors getting a rebalance…

Interdictors ahoy!
The single biggest buff these guys are getting is from the already announced warp speed changes, where their 8au/s will allow them to get on their targets extremely quickly. Otherwise we’ve focused on getting the three under-performers up closer to the Sabre’s power …

* LIVE * G-0Q86 at Dawn – NCDOT vs Black Legion.

We just got intel of an ongoing fight in the G-0Q86 solar system of the curse region, Black Legion was Aggressed on station and NCDOT decided to say: HELLO!!. here is the mad_ani live feed:

Update:
NCDOT jumped in on BL carriers that were aggressed at station undock. this may have been the …

Killmail: Hunter Got Hunted

Today another Nyx died to the hands of Darkness of Despair. The nyx was owned by Lucy Heartfilia and died in a very well known southern system AZN-D2
Lucy Heartfillia killed many ships, dropping them solo in his nyx. hereby exposing himself to some unwanted attention. In this case DD noticed that …

Video: Vargur’s Bastion Mode on Sisi.

AkrasjelLanate once again struts into the Test server and brings back some nice footage on Sisi’s newest features, this time we got a video of the Vagur Bastion Mode, pretty

Meetings: EVEsterdam Recap

Yesterday was a very special day for the EVE Community. It was the day that the first ever EVEsterdam became a reality!
I had an awesome time talking to other players, getting to know people I have flown with and of course talking to CCP Gargant. It always surprises me how many different kinds of …

Seraph IX Basarab: The CFC Frontier and the future of 0.0

No this isn’t an article about how the CFC will take over all of 0.0 and there will be no fun to be had and the entire game will come crashing down. Instead I want you to take a few minutes and take a look at the Eve map:

I check the map out about every day or so. I like to look at maps of …

Leaks: FA Leadership meeting

Yesterday night Fatal Ascension Leadership held a meeting to discuss their upcomming deployment and some minor changes. Below you can listen to a recording of this meeting yourself!

TD:LR
– FA and allies will siege NPC fountain removing all hostile towers
– The siege will start this …

The problem with Concord…

I wrote that in highsec you must tank to enjoy the protection of Concord. Today we’ll see why it is a bad design.
EVE is (supposed to be) a PvP game. Yet, in highsec where the new players without outside connection start their life is punishing PvP. No, I don’t mean you’ll be Concorded for …

Dev Post: About those fansite prizes…

Announcement regarding rewards and prizes to fansites and third-party contributors
Recently CCP rewarded the staff members of SOMER Blink, the highly popular micro lottery website, with Ishukone Watch Scorpions (IWS) as a thank-you for their contributions to EVE. There was also the matter of a …

The Principle of Fair Chase

The Fair Chase Principle. Some know what it is, some don’t. Let me start with those who don’t know what it is.
The Fair Chase Principle is a common practice in the sport hunting community. The basics of the Fair Chase Principle is that the prey must have a chance to escape. To put it …

Battle Report: Super Capital Die-Day Recap

Today it seems to be a day a good day for supers to die. 5 supers have died so far and the day hasn’t even finished yet. Time for a quick recap!
The NPC Aeon

this Aeon was lost not in a epic fight or an amazing time consuming bait attempt, no this Aeon was lost due a pilot mistake. When …

DNSBlack: Open Letter to CCP Games and the CSM 8

EVE Online is the only game I play. I preface this letter with that statement because after nearly two decades of online gaming I found a game, a passion, which transcends the ones and zeros that is online gaming. I write this letter as a long term loyal customer who has evangelized CCP and EVE …

Eve Online – Rubicon warp acceleration comparison

Yesterday we showed a video in which the new warp speed were showcased for the frigates, today Bam Stroker (awesome username) posted a video which shows a side by side comparison on both the current and the new warp acceleration mechanics and let me tell you the results are a total eye opener of …

Showcase: New Golem, Bastion Mode and Command Ships Hulls

AkrasjelLanate made one fine job of showcasing the newest hulls currently on the sisi server, he also showcases these ships in the so-called “bastion mode”
New Golem Hull

New Command Ships Hulls

Kronos and Golem Bastion Mode

The new structures arent there yet to.
SOE ships are not …

It’s Not About Blink or Rare Items. It’s About CCP Games’ Image

I’m coming a bit late to the scrum related to the newest allegations of favoritism lodged against CCP. By now you should all be up to date on the fact that CCP gifted 30 Ishukone Watch Scorpions to the staff of SomerBlink. If you have no idea what I am referring to, then go look for the story …

The myth of “skill”

PvP-ers agree that there is no “skill” in ganking miners. However there is a problem: there is no skill in other forms of EVE PvP either (except for Alliance Tournaments). No, it’s not my opinion. It’s the opinion of everyone. I mean, there wasn’t a single PvP engagement in the ten years …

Seraph IX Basarab: The Best Eve Political Article Ever

I’m writing this article wishing to humbly confess my sins to you all. I’ve used EN 24 as a platform for my venom and malice due to my complete and unchasteness jealousy of you and whatever corp/alliance/coalition you are part of. I’ve written only poison and lies because I spend …

Dev Post: [Rubicon] Rapid Heavy Missile Launchers

Another feature you guys will get your hands on very shortly on the public test server are the new Rapid Heavy Missile launchers!
Please keep in mind that they are still in an early development state in some ways. They still have yet to receive their new icon, there’s definitely still some …

Open Thread: What if titans had to bridge with their fleet?

One of our commenters made a question which has kept me thinking all day:

“what if titans had to – by mechanic – bridge with their fleet?”

This is indeed one very good question and I posed it to our editorial staff and they came with some very good comments, Firefox …

DUST Mercs: Where Dust 514 Went Wrong – Part Three

In the final part of our look back at the mistakes Dust made, we look at the decisions made regarding Open World, Strategy, Social Aspects, Variety and Core FPS mechanics. The bevy of features and stellar gameplay in all of these aspects in a casual game [GTA Online] means the time for CCPs has …