Rubicon 1.3 introduces new features and bugfixes as well as balancing updates and improvements to the user interface. A test project regarding ship skins will be started to gather feedback and data, the drone assist mechanic receives a cap on how many drones can be assigned to a single person, the graphic and art assets get renovated, the UI receives improvements with many Little Things, ships are rebalanced, two more mobile tractor beams will be introduced, new ways to get the Sisters of EVE faction ships will be available and more.
The full patch notes are available here.]]>
Be sure to tune into the CCP Twitch.tv channel here: http://www.twitch.tv/ccp.
We have already had 32 matches of adrenalin-fuelled explosions, with plenty of upsets and even the first ever instance of reverse TiDi! The entirety of last weekends' matches can be viewed on the EVE Online Youtube channel: Day 1 ; Day 2.
Tune in to http://www.twitch.tv/ccp on Saturday and watch CCP's Bro, Fozzie, Dolan, and Rise talking about the seriouslynest of businesses: Internet Tournament Spaceships!
The matches will also have russian commentary provided by CCP Leloo and CCP Vesna Prishla here: http://www.twitch.tv/ccprussian]]>
EVE and Valkyrie devs will be there to talk spaceships and let you try out Valkyrie on the HD Oculus Rift!
And since it´s UFC weekend in London starring our very own Gunnar Nelson, Iceland's best solo PvPer, we're bringing a lucky attendee with us to the fights on Saturday!
If you have any questions or just want to let us know you're coming, please visit this thread.
Come hang out and let us buy you a beer.
-CCP Guard, CCP Xhagen, CCP Duchess and CCP Masheen]]>
Please refer to this forum thread for more information about how you participate in the test, and this EVElopedia article for more information on mass testing.
More information about the upcoming Rubicon 1.3 release can be found here.]]>
The moment you have all been waiting for is rapidly approaching. Who will rise to the challenge and emerge victorious from the second New Eden Open, claiming their share of the $25.000 and 700+ PLEX prize pool? Follow all the action and root for your favorite team on CCP's Twitch channel. So make sure you tune in and don't miss any of the action!
The New Eden Open is an online PVP tournament in EVE where the best and most dedicated pilots put their skills to the test in an 8v8 deathmatch format. A series of fights where the amount of friends or titans doesn't matter. All broadcast live with commentary from CCP Dolan, CCP Fozzie and CCP Rise and your new host CCP Bro.
If you want to learn more check out the New Eden Open website.]]>
This release includes large improvements to the database architecture of how static universe data is organized. Those improvements allow easier and faster deployments in the future. No immediate changes should be visible to the player front-end. Please also check the full Rubicon 1.2 patch notes.
Several threads are available for your feedback and for reporting eventual issues. Please use the following threads:
EVE Online: Rubicon 1.2 Feedback Thread
EVE Online: Rubicon 1.2 Issues Thread
EVE Online: Rubicon 1.2 Mac Issues and Feedback thread
At EVE Fanfest 2013, we announced a partnership with Dark Horse Comics for the development of a comic book set in the EVE Universe.
It’s here. The first issue of EVE: True Stories, “Thieves Among Us," is available exclusively on Dark Horse Digital, readable on their web site, Android or iOS apps.
This installation kicks off the story of Haargoth Agamar, who gets bored with routine and seeks some excitement via corporate espionage!
You can read more about the comic, and find a link to the free download in CCP t0rfifrans' new Dev Blog!]]>
CCP are happy to announce that EVE: Source Limited Edition is now available for pre-order in Australia with international shipping via our partners at IKON.
You can see further details here!
EVE: Source is your comprehensive source book and visual guide to the gargantuan universe experienced in EVE Online and DUST 514. Published by DARK HORSE COMICS and developed in close collaboration with the EVE and DUST 514 creative teams, this beautiful 200-page, full-color hardcover will immerse readers in the history and lore of EVE through stunning artwork and never-before-released material detailing the settings, stories, races, and factions of the EVE Universe.
EVE Source Limited Edition has a limited run of 1400 units only - 200 of these are available through our partners at IKON!
The Limited Edition contains:
Be sure to pre-order today to reserve a copy ready for distribution on March 5th, 2014!]]>
The server will be brought down at the normal time of 11:00 UTC, but downtime is extended to 11:45 UTC for a total of 45 minutes.
As always during deployments, please remember to set a long skill in training.]]>
We are happy to announce that from 16:00 UTC today, until 09:00 UTC on Monday, February 17, we will be offering the EVE Second Decade Collector's Edition on sale for $99.99 / €99.99, with a 33% discount in celebration of Valentine's Day.
Head on over to the EVE Store from 16:00 UTC today, to get 33% discount on the Collector's Edition.]]>
This summer we’re going to be releasing some foundation technology updates to the Macintosh client for EVE Online. As can happen with such things, we need to update our minimum supported OS version to one that supports the new hotness. Specifically we’ll start requiring OS X 10.7 – Lion. If you’re one of those folks using a Leopard version, Snow variety or otherwise, you need to upgrade to at least Lion in order to continue flying the unfriendly skies.
We haven’t got a date pinned down for this exactly but it should land somewhere in May or June. I’m hopeful that giving a few months warning allows everyone to make time for the update so this is a smooth transition for all involved.]]>
Full patch notes are available here.
To report issues discovered, please go to this thread. Alternatively, head over to this thread and give us your feedback on 1.1!]]>
Read all about EVE Online in this high level overview and discover the exciting possibilities which are available as you proceed with your first steps. Learn more about basic gameplay and your next steps. The FAQ consists mainly of two parts explaining what EVE is about and explaining what you can do in EVE.
We recommend especially that new players check out the guide here: New Pilot FAQ.
A German version is available here / Eine Version auf Deutsch ist verfügbar hier: EVE Online Einsteiger-Kompendium
A Japanese version is available here / 日本語版はこちら: EVE Japanese Player Guide
A Russian version is in production.
Please refer to this forum thread for more information about how you participate in the test, and this EVElopedia article for more information on mass testing.]]>
First off, you will have three open chat channels when you first create your character. Whenever one of the channels is highlighted, it means you have unread messages there.
If you ever lose one of these channels, don't worry. You can click the little chat bubble and find them there, most notably the help channels under the Help category. Otherwise they will be at the top of your menu, on the left side of your screen.
The EVE Online Community Team have been running New Player Training Sessions (NPTS) specifically targeted at players that would like to know as much about specific features as possible. If you wish to know more, they are available on the EVElopedia. The EVElopedia is also an excellent source of information for other matters. If you want, you can also join the New Player Training Sessions chat channel in-game, by clicking the chat bubble and typing in the name of the channel.
Check out the official EVE Online New Pilot FAQ for a boiled down explanation of many basic points, what to expect, and how to attain it.
Lastly, there is no better source of experience and help than the existing players. Remember that this is a single-shard server, which means everyone plays on the same server. Notable places to check are the EVE subreddit, the New Citizens Q&A forum on the EVE Online forums, and the EVE University Wiki. If you have a Twitter account, you can see what clever things the other players are saying by watching #eveonline and #tweetfleet.
EVE Online is a terrific game full of wonderful people. Go join them; but most importantly of all, have fun doing so.]]>
If you would like to participate and help us test this change, head on over to this thread for all the information you may need.]]>
This Thursday at 19:00 UTC, CCP will be hosting an EVE Online: Rubicon 1.1 live stream in association with Twitch.
CCP Guard (aka Mr G) and CCP Mimic will be speaking with CCP Rise and CCP Fozzie, regarding the recently released changes that came with EVE Online: Rubicon 1.1.
CCP Dolan will also be on hand to talk about the most recent CSM Summit, as well as CCP Falcon and CCP Bro to cover the New Eden Open and upcoming Community gatherings in the months ahead!
Tune in to our official Twitch channel at 19:00 UTC tomorrow, January 30th to watch!]]>
CCP are happy to announce the EVE Online: Rubicon 1.1 PLEX sale!
Head on over to your account management page to take advantage of some great savings on PLEX in celebration of the launch of Rubicon 1.1! This sale will run until February 3rd, and includes discounts on 6x, 13x and 28x PLEX packages.]]>
Rubicon 1.1 brings a whole host of new deployable structures, as well as the new Sisters of EVE battleship, along with new capital ship wrecks, station graphical updates, a number of UI changes and optimizations, ship balancing, overheat balancing and a number of other changes!
Take a look at the Dev Blogs page on the EVE Online Community portal for recently published and upcoming blogs regarding the changes coming with EVE Online: Rubicon 1.1.
Please remember to set a long skill in training for the duration of the deployment, and please also be sure to check your overview settings in game to make sure they include the new deployable structures, in order to avoid any confusion during combat.
You can check out the full patch notes here for an in depth look at what's coming with EVE Online: Rubicon.
The patch size from EVE Online: Rubicon to EVE Online: Rubicon 1.1 will be approximately 1.1GB.]]>