2017/10/24 – Extended Downtime For Deployment Of EVE Online: Lifeblood

We’re happy to announce that the winter expansion, EVE Online: Lifeblood, will be deployed next Tuesday during a slightly extended downtime.

Downtime for the release of Lifeblood will begin at the usual time of 11:00 UTC, and will run for a duration of 30 minutes.

We anticipate that the cluster will be back online and accepting connections by 11:30 UTC.

Be sure to keep your eyes on the EVE Online launcher and the official forums for further information on the progress of deployment.

EVE Online: Lifeblood brings a whole host of new features including new Refineries and moon mining mechanics, along with the mining ledger, Resource Wars, Guristas Shipyards, improvements to The Agency, Pirate Forward Operating Bases and many more additions to New Eden.

You can check out EVE Updates for more information on all these features, as well as links to various dev blogs and videos for full details of what’s coming in EVE Online: Lifeblood.

Patch notes will be available on release day, as EVE Online: Lifeblood is deployed.

Join the next EVE Online mass test on 19 October: Guristas Shipyards

Join our next EVE Online mass test on Thursday, October 19th and test the upcoming Guristas shipyards!

Guristas shipyards will arrive with the next expansion EVE Online: Lifeblood on 24 October. This mass test is a great opportunity to test these new encounters and to get ready for the expansion.

We invite you to join our next mass test on the test server Singularity this Thursday, October 19th at 17:00 EVE time (=UTC). Additional to testing the Guristas shipyards, we will also take a look at the general client and server performance.

Further info about this mass test
Info about the new Guristas Shipyards directly from EVE Vegas 2017
General info about the test server Singularity

Participants will receive a reward of two million skillpoints (available only on the test server Singularity). Please note that numbers, art assets, and other game properties on the test servers are not final and may change before they are released.

Community Fittings coming to EVE – Join us!

Community Fittings is an experimental crowd-sourced project to create standard ship fittings which will become available in-game.

 

Spreading the experience

EVE players are an experienced and helpful bunch of pilots. The player community has created a large amount of ship fittings which are available on third-party websites and apps. There is one drawback though, these site and projects are not native to the EVE client. Especially for new or casual players, this can be a big hurdle.

Now, we would like to bring standard ship fittings to the EVE client so that everyone can use directly use these fittings via the in-game fitting screen. To that end, we will add a new filter to the fitting window (Community fittings).

We invite you to join us on the EVE Forums and share your knowledge and experience with us.

 

Participate!

Join us on the EVE Forums! We have threads ready, waiting for you. Submit a reasonable good ship fitting that matches the thread description.

Here are the steps in a nutshell:

  1. Go to the EVE Forums – Community Fittings
  2. Pick any available ship fitting thread. The ship, its purpose and restrictions are mentioned in the first post of the thread and the thread title.
  3. Reply to the thread with a good ship fit. 
  4. Add any further explanations to the same post

Please follow the outlined format and don’t discuss other fittings, otherwise the threads will get cluttered very fast and become useless. If you want to explain your fitting, the purpose and why it works well, feel free to do that in your forum post right below your fitting.

You are welcome to submit as many fittings as you would like to!

As you can imagine, there will be many threads and even more fitting suggestions. Our amazing and truly incredible ISD volunteers from the CCL team will assist us by sorting out the suggest fittings and getting everything ready. Without that help, we wouldn't be able to get this done. Our deepest gratitude for this selfless help.

 

What's in it for me?

Besides helping your fellow players and besides showing off your amazing EVE knowledge, there is more to gain.

If your ship fitting is chosen and added to the client, you will be named as contributor in the fitting description. Of course, your character name must not violate our naming policy.

Your contribution will become part of EVE!

 

FAQ

When can I start?

The first threads are already available. We will keep you updated as soon as we have added more threads. Please understand that we cannot process all ship fitting threads at once and that we create threads in batches. Keep an eye on the EVE news!

 

What do I do if I spot a bad fitting?

Please do not discuss the fitting quality in the fitting thread. Our excellent volunteers will disregard bad fittings already. However, if you have ideas or suggestions that will benefit this project in general, we would love to hear your feedback in this forum thread.

 

What can I do if someone else copied my fitting?

If we see similar fittings, we consider the first one posted to be the original one. Follow-up posts of that fit will be ignored.

 

Can I submit troll fits?

Nonsense and troll fits will be removed. Posting repeatedly troll fittings will lead to a forum ban.

 

What if a bad fitting has made it into the game client?

While double check the submissions, mistakes can sometimes happen. If the unlikely case happens that a bad fit made it into the client, we can easily correct this mistake. We will keep an eye on the feedback!

New Eden Store: Sapphire Sungrazer SKIN for Gallente ships


We are delighted to offer the popular Sapphire Sungrazer SKIN for 17 additional Gallente ship hulls.

Now, this SKIN is also available for the following hulls:

  • Tristan – 110 PLEX
  • Helios – 110 PLEX
  • Algos – 110 PLEX
  • Catalyst – 110 PLEX
  • Hecate – 110 PLEX
  • Vexor – 110 PLEX
  • Thorax – 110 PLEX
  • Ishtar – 110 PLEX
  • Dominix – 250 PLEX
  • Megathron – 250 PLEX
  • Sin – 250 PLEX
  • Kronos – 250 PLEX
  • Obelisk – 390 PLEX
  • Moros – 390 PLEX
  • Thanatos – 390 PLEX
  • Nyx – 390 PLEX
  • Erebus – 390 PLEX

 


Purchasing SKINs is easy:

  • Log into EVE Online
  • Have sufficient PLEX
  • Go to the New Eden Store (press ALT+4 or use the Neocom to access the store)
  • Purchase the SKIN(s)
  • The SKINs are then available in your redeeming system

Fanfest 2018 – Tickets Now On Sale

We’re delighted to announce that early bird tickets for Fanfest 2018 are now on sale!

From April 12-14 next year, we’re back at Harpa on the Reykjavik ocean front, the home of EVE Online’s development team, to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of EVE Online!

We’ll have presentations and roundtables galore as we celebrate the fifteenth anniversary, and start off the process of charting a course that will take us toward the third decade.

The fifteenth anniversary celebrations are set to take Reykjavik by storm, with the pub crawl, party on top of the world, and recent confirmation that the world’s first internet spaceships parade will be hosted in downtown Reykjavik during Fanfest 2018!

For this year’s party on top of the world, Permaband will be joined by Basshunter, who’ll be playing a set live at Harpa as we blow the roof of during Saturday night.

Tickets are now on sale on the EVE Fanfest website.

If you’ve ever had Fanfest on your bucket list, 2018 is absolutely the year so far to celebrate, with huge plans afoot to make Fanfest bigger, better and more awesome than ever before.

Check out the Fanfest website for more details!

EVE Vegas Livestream schedule – Watch all weekend!

Dear EVE pilots around the world,

EVE Vegas kicks off in Las Vegas Nevada this Friday and for those of you who can't make it in person, we´ll be streaming the whole thing for you!

We'll have feature presentations from our developers, player presentations, interviews, AMAs, live shotouts, live spaceship duels between attendees and more!

We'll also be doing regular giveaways on all three days including lots of ship skins, and quite a few gaming headsets from our friends at Plantronics. 

You'll find the main schedule of stream events below with times in UTC (EVE time). For more info on each event please go to our online schedule (note: it runs on local Vegas time)

See you in Vegas or on Twitch.tv/ccp !

Additionally, we encourage you to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat for fun, latest news and great action! Don't forget to use #evevegas!

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