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CSM8 Status report: Week nineteen

Minutes!  Writing minutes is about as much fun as PvE grinding, maybe about as much fun as structure grinding.
Well, nah.  It’s not that bad.  But it is a very structured sort of writing that eats a lot of time and is technically demanding.  It’s a bit like writing a …

So How Is Odyssey Doing?

Back in February I did a post in which I used Eve Offline’s charts to evaluate if the Retribution expansion was doing well or not based on Peak Current Users numbers after two months in. I wrote: 

Based on the weekly averages of the peak logged in accounts, Eve has not been as …

Seraph IX Basarab: How to fit your Stealth Bomber

My background in Stealth Bombers and Cov ops stems back as being part of StainWagon back when ROMANIAN LEGION held Period Basis and the Old Northern Coalition exiles were swarming around the Delve Thunderdome. After my brief stint with a rather “meh” worthy group that did …

TAGN: Are We Done with Delve Yet?

I know, a silly question. We are clearly never going to be “done” with Delve. We come back every year.
But the current campaign seems to be dragging a bit.

Never enough of this though

I realize we haven’t actually been working on Delve all that long, but every siege fleet you …

Is there really a Problem?

This is a follow up to my previous article on supers. The article was designed to present an extreme. It is a tactic of writing and one that I do enjoy from time to time. That obviously has nothing to do with EVE, so moving on. I do have two posts on the EVE forums about my SOV ideas, but I have …

Greedy Goblin: Oh noes! CCP Games is making EVE soft!

Poetic Stanziel announced his quitting from EVE Of course it can be a troll/satire as several of his previous posts like this. His stated reason is interesting however, regardless of his future in the game: “In the last year though, CCP Games has been “trammelizing” EVE. Making it …

Video: Black Legion. Nyx Kill in Domain Low Sec.

A super carrier just went down in Domain low sec, here is the video and a small BR from the video description:

So uh Mafia caught this NC. Nyx… and we showed up to help dunk it and rescue a dread that hit structure as the Nyx died.
A Nyx was tackled within jump range. We quickly responded …

Dirk MacGirk: Force Projection Must Be Curtailed

I try very hard to leave no ambiguity in the titles of my articles so it should probably be pretty clear where this article is headed. As the title implies, this one is about force projection. You can read this in isolation or, in the context of my views on Escalating Sov Costs, as part of a larger …

Open Thread: Mittens’ Reddit Vote Ring receives a headshot

I will take the time to let my readers comment on the most popular post right now on Reddit/EVE, how the Mittani’s website got a site wide ban on Reddit.com:

Poetic Stanziel did a fine job summarizing what happened in one paragraph:
How did it start? A disgruntled staff writer, knowing that …

TEST Military Update – Curse: For Realz, We Weren’t Kidding

It’s time for an update. This one is aimed at giving you a better sense of our current operations in Curse, and addressing some lingering concerns about recent events and our future objectives.
TL;DR: Curse is home. We will be living here for at least the next 2-3 months, starting …

DICKX Unleashed: A True Logistics Story- Part Two

Continued from part one which you can find it here: http://evenews24.com/2013/09/15/dickx-unleashed-a-true-logistics-story-part-one/
 
-YHN-3k & Catch-
We were committed. While doing all these evacuations we had 1 RDX member servicing YHN, putting up the call of the day – Megathron …

Battle Report: Flight of the Railguns

With the war between The Stainwagon and Providence Bloc slowly starting to get more and more intresting, it would appear the attention of other parties are being pulled by the abudent kills to be had.
The following Battle Report is written by Elazar ”The Voice Of The People” …

DICKX Unleashed: A True Logistics Story- Part One

Hello!
Join me – for this story is Epic – As the great generals of times past like Pompey had spent more time planning the logistics of their wars than the war itself – much the same happened here. The planning, the coordination that went through is nothing short of amazing. I …

The Festering Issue of Monotonous Endgame

Ask anyone what made them join the world of New Eden and chances are you’ll get a different answer every time. One player may tell you “I was drawn in by the sandbox aspect, the living breathing economy and cutthroat politics” whereas an industrial player might tell you “I …

Jester’s Trek: COTW – Providing cover for CCP

Individually here and there — and as a group — the CSM is taking some heat for our response to the Term of Service changes that I blogged about a couple of days ago.  This comment of the week from reader smg777 is both concise and typical of the thinking:

The CSM response to this …

The Fundamental Problem with the AFK Cloaker

EVE players hate few things more than AFK cloakers. AFK cloakers do exactly what their name implies: cloak up and go AFK. Doesn’t look too dangerous, right? But still, a single AFK cloaker can shut down PvE in a nullsec system and spawn countless of threads that demands CCP to somehow make …

Seraph IX Basarab: Observations about the State of New Eden…

Eve produces a lot of things from tears, to friendships, most of Iceland’s GDP, to speculative informal essay articles of relative importance with which I somehow manage to frustrate so many tryhard neckbeards posting with their alts. Don’t expect some revolutionary revelation you insta …

I Really Wish CCP Would Stop Insulting Their Customers

I’m not going to debate the new Terms of Service changes, or the Naming Policy changes that were put in place back on June 10 2013. That’s a post for another time. I’m saddened by behaviour far worse.
I’ve been following the growing threadnaught on the changes. The thing …

Leak: LAWN losing corps, possibly heading to Delve.

Well actually it isn’t as bad as the title would lead you to believe, but basically that’s what part of this internal update from Get Off My Lawn says. Oh! they are also pretty much deploying into Delve:
——— Transmission Starts …

Jester’s Trek: Recruitment Thread

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, CCP has picked Owen O’Brien from Electronic Arts to be the new Executive Producer of EVE: Valkyrie.
In terms of actions taken by CCP, this one isn’t very surprising at all.  All C-suite executives have hand-picked people that they like …

Yet another Dev leaves for Riot Games…

It seems like CCP Soundwave’s departure to Riot Games (of League of Legend fame) isn’t going to be the only high profile poached into Santa Monica’s headquarters, today Arnar Hrafn Gylfason also know as CCP Zulu announced his departure to the House of LoL:

You might remember CCP …

Awesomesauce: EVE Online, Circa 1982

Unbeknownst to most EVE players, CCP Games released their first version of EVE Online for the Atari 2600 in 1982:

Below, you’ll find a video showing some example game play.
Be sure to view in HD, 720P:

– Poetic Stanziel
You can read more of Poetic Stanziel’s opinions at his …

EVE Online: Now and Then…

EVE Online – The game where hundreds of pilots clash in one battle. The game, where every pilot could make a difference, where a well organized group of individuals can curve the Sov map of New Eden. Long story short: Eve Online is a Game of Blobs. This type of game play is encouraged by game …

Jester’s Trek: Precedent Evil

A number of you have pinged me this morning to ask if I personally or the CSM generally have heard about the change to the TOS this morning, detailed in this news post.  Short answer: yes.
Long answer: we’ve seen it and we’ve expressed to CCP our concern that the change in policy …

The War for Finanar

Finanar is a 0.5 system in Metropolis with 3 ice anomalies. If you check out my corp killboard you see lot of kills there, about 8B destroyed. But this post isn’t a “I went there and ganked lot of dumb miners”. This is indeed a war, both on EVE and philosophical scale.
In other …