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Kill It With Hypocrisy

Some wormhole alliances preach one thing to the Eve community and practice the opposite. During April 2013, “Operation Patty Cake” was launched in the home system of Transmission Lost. Wormhole forces from two distinct sides fought, content was created, and an enormous amount of tears …

View: Killing the Super Capital Class… for Good…

I am not complaining about supers, first of all, I love supers. I had a Nyx once, and I loved it (PL loved it too….*tears*). It felt good having one. However, what I am saying is there is nothing bad about supers being in the game other than they do not die enough. EVE is a sandbox. Every style …

Video: The Fighting continues in Curse.

Like yesterday, Stainwagon Coalition decided to interfere in Nulli structure grinding in Scalding Pass. While we were worried at first N3 wouldn’t show due to the last time resulting in a lot of cap losses, we were thrilled when they jumped in to shoot a station with an Ishtar Fleet. We …

Dirk MacGirk: Sovereignty Warfare Isn’t Broken – You’re Just Doing It Wrong

The topic of sovereignty warfare keeps coming up with many voices sounding off that the current mechanic is flawed and/or outright broken. Not broken in the sense that the mechanic itself doesn’t work as intended, but broken in that there are many things about it that could be better, made more …

Jester’s Trek: Win on Points

With the features that I don’t care for as much out of the way, let’s look at all the other features in the Odyssey 1.1 point release.
Navy mindlinks: I love these.  What a terrific idea!  One of the big reasons I wanted the Advanced Infomorph Psychology skill is because if …

RMT Gone Wrong? Or just stupidity?

August 8th, 2013. A Taranis belonging to a toon named “Gallente Citizen 20060217” was lost to a tornado in Jita. Sure, this doesn’t sound like an accomplishment for the Tornado pilot, but this Taranis was lugging around approximately 18 billion ISK in mods/implants in its cargo …

Stainwagon: Carrier Revenge in H5N-V7

The following BR is made by Elazar Keon, Some might call him the voice of the people but he is mainly known for making very good BR’s and supplies them with excellent footage off the actual fight.
The Story:
Over the past few weeks, .-A-. have been grinding Catch and we have been, and right …

CCP Soundwave leaves CCP Games – Heading to Riot Games

Today Kristoffer Touborg a.k.a CCP Soundwave made the following announcement in his facebook account:

As you might recall, CCP Soundwave is the lead designer of EVE-online and self declared all-round nice guy so this announcement is quite relevant to anyone who cares about EVE.
Mr. Touborg is …

Good Ideas: Escalating Sov Costs – A Rebuttal

Recently, an article from Poetic Stanziel was posted to Eve News 24 entitled Bad Ideas: Escalating Sov Costs and Use Space to Keep Space. Poetic is one of the more prolific contributors to the Eve community through his Poetic Discourse blog. I may not always agree with his views, but he’s no …

Jester’s Trek: Ugly babies

Every expansion or major patch for a while now, I’ve been listing my favorite and least favorite features.  Odyssey 1.1 (patch notes here) is the first expansion that I’ll be able to do this for which I had some input into the proceedings.  I’m finding that makes writing …

The Last Nail in Tribal’s Band Coffin

Tribal Band is certainly the currently sinking ship of New Eden, all it takes just take a look at it’s dotlan numbers to notice things aren’t going well for them:

Today a leak arrived to my email, an alliance update allegedly posted by Lezari, CEO of Dromedaworks Inc, I ORC’ed …

Greedy Goblin: The Nasty Trick of the Killboard

The killboards are logs of who killed what. So far so good. But they are used for something else too: competition. Every game has a leaderboard, if not made by the developers, it’s made by players. EVE is no exception, the killboard has a “Ranks – Recent (Past 90 Days) – …

Darwinism In Action: Who Needs Strontium Anyways?

Today an Northern Coalition fleet decided to take some shots at some FA towers for good fights. No good fights were seen but they got something else…
After the 2nd poss went into Reinforced one of NCDOT’S scouts found a undefended CSAA poss owned by a Fatal Ascension corporation called …

TAGN: Out With Siege Fleet in Delve

The work in Delve goes on.
Even without opposition on timers or any real attempt to defend any given system, the conquest of Delve is taking some time. The call went out a bit more than a week ago to move down to 1DH-SX, at which point almost every TEST system had been SBU’d, and the map is …

CSM 8 Summer Summit final thoughts

Obviously I’ve covered the summit on a daily basis in what I feel is pretty damn good detail, as well as the travel process and some funny stories, again focused on the detail.  But I did want to take a couple of minutes and reflect on the summit as a whole.
Trebor Daehdoow has described …

Update on the Marauders Rebalance

Yay! the Marauder rebalance has certainly be one of the hot topics this week in the EVE-O forums, in case you missed it one of the most controversial issues was the scrapping of the webifier bonuses in exchange for an increased turret fall-off for both the Palading and the Kronos, well CCP Games …

Catastrophic Uprising alliance deploys to Scalding Pass

How about medium size alliance news for a change?
Catastrophic Uprising is going to move from Syndicate to Scalding pass. They are going to assist the N3 Coalition. If you are going to move your alliance around then you will always have to answere the question: Why? and so the following mail was …

Bad Ideas: Escalating Sov Costs and Use Space To Keep Space

After my blog post the other day on some ideas to (perhaps) improve sovereignty, there continue to be two separate ideas floated by the wider community.
I don’t claim my ideas are stellar. A couple of them might be good. A couple of them might be terrible. But I don’t think any of my …

DUST 514 Uprising Patch Notes bring KB / Mouse enhancements and fixes…

The new DUST 514 version seems promising as they seem to have focused in polishing already existing elements of the game rather than bloating it with unfinished features, to this we say huurayyy!
Uprising 1.4 Patch Notes:
Size: 2.3GB
Neocom
* We have introduced a new “Recent Updates” screen. …

Jester’s Trek: Trial by fire

Reading through my notes on the summit on the plane coming home, it occurs to me that someone might ask “What about the new player experience?  Does this CSM not care about this at all?  Is CCP dropping it?”  The answer is “Definitely not!”  NPE was on a …

Perhaps Some Reasonable Changes to Sovereignty Mechanics

If you try to make sovereignty mechanics harder on the big guy, you will only end up making it doubly hard for the little guy.
Yes, making sovereignty more accessible for the little guy will make it easier for the big guy. There is no way around that. But, just because you make it easier for the …

Dev Post: Odissey UI Changes.

Hi all,
CCP karkur here with some news from the late Team Pony Express. You won't be hearing much more from the team in the future but that's all good because we recently formed one super team, Team Kuromaku, with the members from Team Prototyping Rocks.
I want to tell you about changes …

CSM 8 Summer Summit – Day Three

Welcome to day three!  In terms of weather, this promised to be the nicest day of the summit, ironic considering that an impressive storm is gathering to hit the north side of the island this weekend.  By afternoon, it was incredibly windy and hail kept falling noisily on the …

Dev Post: No Fighting in the Lab Room – New Outpost Coming in Uprising 1.4 – DUST 514

With the Uprising 1.4 update, we are bringing you the brand new Gallente Research Facility. This complex is packed to the brim with advanced laboratories, where the latest technology is developed and tested. The potential advantage that this technology can bring to corporations has not been missed …

Sovereignty Is A Bitch; Sovereignty Ain’t For The Little Guy

What I do know is that the big alliances and coalitions make taking sovereignty took easy. Whether the CFC sweeping through Fountain, or N3 and Pandemic Legion rescuing a couple hundred systems of dropped rental sov in not much more than 48 hours.
They make it look so quick and simple that …