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Dev Post: Marauder getting a rebalance and new modes of operation…

As we have hinted several times before, Marauders are next on the Tech2 to-do list. And guess what? It’s feedback time!
Marauders were initially released during the Trinity expansion in 2007 and were aimed for PvE activities. However, as time passed and we rebalanced other classes, especially …

Rental Empires, the CFC and the Future of New Eden

Full disclosure: My name is Dirk and I am a recovering renter. I am also part of the CFC, so feel free to discount what I am about to say. I have no inside knowledge into the CFC’s rental plans and the following is based only on my own experience and speculation.
Introduction
A lot of noise is …

TEST Alliance Moving to Curse

Breaking news, TEST is moving in with Tribe for the most part, here is the forum post, in the form of a Q&A

Corporations/guilds only have their restrictions to offer

Each MMOs have player groups. Guilds, clans, corporations. Why to join them? The answer seems obvious: because these groups control resources: a successful WoW raiding guild can get you heroic epic items, a sov-holder EVE alliance can provide you access to jump bridges, stations, reimbursements and …

Dev Post: CCP hints further missile balancing

Two days ago “Bullet Therapist” posted on the EVE-O forums a “complaint thread” titled “Can we expect a look at torpedoes and missiles battleships post odyssey?”, the TL’DR of it was that while some missiles are good, some could have a bit more of love, you …

CSM 8 Iceland Summer Summit – Day One

Wednesday in Iceland dawned the most pleasant so far, with the sun trying now and again to peek through the clouds and the temperature getting up to 54F/11C.  Much of CSM8 met in the basement of the hotel for a quite good breakfast provided by our hotel.  There was some amusement from …

Fiddler’s Edge: Undead Again

“Call
it mental toughness. Call it ‘Too dumb to die’. Call it zombification.
Whatever.  -A- have an annoying way of not knowing when they’re beaten. 
You can knock them down, shoot them execution-style, knife
the body a dozen times, rub their collective face in …

EVEOGANDA: Dictatorship in Eve

There is only one mechanic for running a Corporation in Eve – someone has to be CEO. There are no other choices.
Within that extremely limited framework many variations have emerged over the last decade in actual Corporation management style. Small groups of friends sharing power, democratic …

A New Tribe

We keep our coverage of Tribal Band’s debacle with the following forum leak, originally written by Triget:
—– Transmission Starts —
Now begins the next phase of our alliance’s development. Taking the leadership core we have developed and who performed so admirably in …

TAGN: Deploying to Delve

The yearly migration down to Delve has begun. It is a little later this year than normal. The whole thing in Fountain slowed things down. But it is a little earlier than some predicted. No waiting for the jump bridge network to get set up.
Almost exactly 13 months ago we were headed back from …

Battle Report: Tribal Band’s Last Stand In YHN-3K

As of this piece of writing YHN-3K (Tribal Band’s former staging system) has fallen, but that’s not where I would like to start off with this report. Let me take you all back to the magical time when Darkness of Despair and -A- dropped 45 dreads on the YHN-3K station and put it into …

*UPDATED* Rumor Box: Tribal Band heading to Curse…

My sources tell me that after yesterday’s blunder, Tribal Band will be moving to Curse to do some missions and rebuild their numbers. They are abandoning Catch and all local blue.
It is expected by Tribal Band leadership that they will have 1000~1500 members. Ohh by the way, Paragon Soul …

Biohazard. and the Minmatar/Amarr War

The following piece was sent after an inquiry regarding the propaganda Mondays, so keep in mind it is a bit one sided…
In a recent piece posted elsewhere about the Minmatar/Amarr war zone was described as ‘rumbling back into life’ I believe this to be completely true.
At the beginning of …

How Tribal Band lost their new home…

Tribe lost their new staging system – all of their assets moved there is locked out:

More corporations are on the move.
Demerlis reaction on Tribe forums:
Simple once over in game mechanics here.
We fought gloriously, lost many a ship and killed many a ship. Ultimately, they reshipped …

Poetic Discourse: A War In Delve

So, in about 30 days the next CFC engagement will begin. It’ll be around the time all the jump bridges are installed in Fountain. Whether the CFC has renters by then, I don’t know.
The CFC will be aiming to capture Delve, Querious and Period Basis. I suspect we’ll take them …

Watch This: How NASA plans to take belt mining to a whole new level…

Check out the mission profile for the NASA proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission, which looks pretty cool:

The idea is to be able to capture and study an asteroid which may or may not contain unobtainium. Hopefully this pretty cool three week-long operation will be able to see the light of the …

Tribal Band to take over The Initiative sov in Catch

Today an anonymous intel piece arrived my inbox calling me out for our past Tribal Band article:
Riverini, you posted crap about TRIBE evaccing to Stain – that was never true. They were moving non-essential assets to Stain due to the uncertainty of standings with NC. after TEST dropped sov. …

Dev Blog: Probe Scanning improvements in Odyssey 1.1

I’m CCP Tuxford from team Super Friends and I’m here to tell you about all the wonderful things we have been doing this summer and which will soon make their way to Tranquility as part of Odyssey 1.1. Well to be honest most people have been on vacation and it’s been fairly slow in …

Fiddler’s Edge: Carebear Empires

“When beggars die there are no comets seen;
The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.”
             – Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Over at Jester’s Trek, Ripard has been looking at the post-Odyssey …

Ground Commander: An Irony in ISK

How do you describe Dust 514 to a potential new player? Usually I try to play to the game’s strengths, and so start rattling off features that differentiate it from other FPS games on the market. Problematically a lot of those count themselves part of the Soon(tm) crowd. One that doesn’t, though, …

EVE Valkyrie: The Oculus Rift’s Killer App?

Ripard Teg predicts EVE Valkyrie to be Oculus Rift’s killer app. He doesn’t even use his normal weasel words to softball the prediction. That’s something he normally does so that he can still claim being right if something does come to be, or to waive off claims that he was wrong …

WHY so Seri0Us Nyx Down in Outer Passage

Tuesday, August 20th at about 0100 eve time, six Why So Serious (WSS) carriers, a dread, and a Nyx were downed in P-8PDJ to the combined forces of Verge of Collapse, Sleeper Social Club, Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork as well as Black Legion. The story according to StarfleetCommander is as …

EVE Valkyrie – Oculus Rift

Remember the Oculus Rift demo at evefest? The amazing Virtual Reality where you take control of a fighter and dogfight your way to victory. Well, what started out as just a tech demo had so much positive feedback, CCP has declared it yet another EVE Universe Game labeled EVE Valkyrie.

A lot of …

Kirith Kodachi: Bottoms Up

When the Goons announced that they (read: the greater CFC) would be renting out space I was flabbergasted as that was one of the distinguishing marks of some CFC propaganda: “we’re not weak slumlords, we are a coalition of the willing that work together and the weak are not …

Greedy Goblin: The Fall of Miniluv

the really important thing is that Miniluv and by extension Goons are no longer a threat in highsec. They can’t gank you even if you literally chase them down and mine front of their nose. I’ll run a more objective report when I collected a bit more data, but the result is clear: sell your …