Here at CCP, we’ve been looking at many different ways to raise awareness of EVE Online and promote New Eden to a wider audience.
After the success we’ve seen over the course of the last couple of years with additional coverage of Fanfest and the amazing player gatherings that you all host, plus community focused marketing such as This is EVE, This is Fanfest and some of the amazing videos that have been put together by the community, we’d like to continue on the path of showcasing the creativity, ingenuity, diversity and dedication of our pilots.
In short, for our next campaign, we want YOU!
We’re looking for EVE players who want to take part in filming, where you’ll talk about your EVE experiences and stories. We’d like to hear more about your escapades over the years, and the shenanigans you’ve experienced as a part of what is by far the best and closest knit community in online gaming.
Those who want to take part may need to make an overnight stay in our filming locations, and of course any costs for travel and accommodation will of be covered by CCP for those who are selected to tell their stories, with a few in game goodies thrown in as a thank you for dedicating even more of your time to taking part.
At this time, we’re pretty flexible on the dates that we’ll be filming, so we’ll be looking to see what kind of suggestions for stories are submitted, and will arrange filming and locations with people on an individual basis.
If you’d like to take part in this project, here’s what we’ll need from you!
You’ll also need to include a brief “Video selfie”, no more than a few minutes where you can introduce yourself and talk about an EVE related story that has particular meaning to you, along with a little on how you’d describe EVE to a new player to encourage them to sign up and fly with you.
If you’d like to be considered to take part in this, we’ll need a submission from you before August 1st, 2016.
You can submit your details, along with your video by filling in this handy survey!
We're looking forward to hearing from you!]]>
We're happy to announce that a new selection of Serpentis Corporation SKINs for Gallente Capital ships are now available in the New Eden Store.
SKINs are available for the following hulls:
These SKINs will be time exclusive for the duration of the Shadow of the Serpent event, but will make an appearance again in future!
Be sure to check out the New Eden Store in game via your Neocom for more SKINs, Apparel and Character Services!]]>
Signups for Alliance Tournament XIV are closing soon, 23:59UTC on the 22nd of July, 2016. If you haven’t already signed your alliance up, make sure you do so here. Make sure that you have also sent an EVE-Mail to CCP Logibro with your Passphrase by this date, otherwise your entry will not be considered valid.
If you have any questions or difficulties with signing up, please make sure to file a support ticket under CCP Community Team before signups close. If you have already completed the form above but have not yet received a verification mail in game, please first check that you have submitted your passphrase before filing a ticket.
More details on the tournament can be found here.]]>
Green Man Gaming is offering considerable discounts on EVE Online virtual items with savings up to 75%!
Included in this summer sale are:
This sale ends on July 20th - don't wait too long and check out the offers on Green Man Gaming!]]>
A couple of months ago we held a contest inviting players to submit their own ads to be played on billboards in game.
Some of the content we received was amazing, and the results were announced here. There was also some more questionable content that we didn't feel was suitable for display in game. (You people know who you are!)
Since then, we've had a steady flow of questions from corporations, alliances and individuals who'd also like to see their name up in lights and who'd like to be able to leverage the billboards in game to raise awareness to the causes they fight for.
We're happy to announce that as of this message, we're officially opening up submissions so that more ads can be featured in game.
There are however, a few rules to be aware of...
Suggested topics for videos:
Propaganda Ads are permitted.
Propaganda ads and political ads are permitted, so long as they remain in character and focused on in game events such as defeats, thefts and war, and are light hearted in nature.
All content featured in these videos must be teen rated.
This means no foul language, nudity, or other offensive content that breaches the EULA or TOS.
All content featured in these videos must be of an in character nature.
Videos must be "in universe" and must fit with the theme of EVE.
This doesn't mean that videos have to be "grimdark", however care should be taken to avoid use of out of character terms such as "PvP" "NPC" "Players" "Noobs" et cetera.
Restrictions on in game footage.
Showing footage of space in space, specifically gameplay footage with UI, generally tends to look less impressive. If you're going to use in game footage, it needs to be cinematic in nature with no UI.
Motion graphics, alliance logos and digital animation is preferred.
There’s also a few technical details that need to be adhered to for your submission to be accepted:
Submitting a video is pretty simple. Here's how to do it!
First, you’ll need to put together your video with the guidelines above in mind, and send it as an attachment to email@example.com.
Please include the name of what you're advertising in the subject line of the video, and please make sure the name of the video file is the same as the subject line to improve tracking of submissions.
You'll need to include the following in your email.
If there are any issues with your video, you'll be contacted in due course to rectify them.
Please also be aware that submission of a video does not automatically guarantee that it will be broadcast in game. CCP has final decision on all content displayed in game, and may choose not to feature videos that are either deemed inappropriate or not of sufficient quality to be displayed.]]>
On June 10th we announced the EVE Vegas 2016 ticket holder’s draw.
With the second draw now completed, we are ready to announce two new winners from the July draw who will each claim a Resort Vista room upgrade and complimentary airport limousine transfers as per the original announcement.
The winners are:
Winners of the prize draw will be contacted via the email address they used to collect their tickets within the next 15 working days with full details on how they can claim their prize.
There are still more prizes available to EVE Vegas ticket holders that will be awarded during draws over the coming months, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more chances to win room upgrades and limo transfers as an EVE Vegas ticket holder!
Tickets are selling fast, and EVE Vegas looks like it’s going to be even bigger and better than last year’s record year for the event, so be sure to pick up your tickets today before they sell out, in order to be included in the upcoming prize draws for room upgrades and limo transfers.
You can find out more about EVE Vegas on the EVE Vegas Official Website, and can grab tickets for the event on the EVE Vegas Eventbrite page.]]>
In the 118.6 Release 1.6 patch, we fixed an issue where some of the "Automatic Pay Settings" checkboxes in the wallet UI could sometimes show up as checked on the client, even though there were not actually set on the server. As this fix has not changed the existing settings on the server, we recommend that you double check your automatic pay settings to ensure they are set as desired now that the UI is displaying their state correctly.]]>
We invite you to our next mass test on the server Singularity this Tuesday, July 12th, at 17:00 EVE time (=UTC). During this mass test we will test new features such as an improved visual damage system, and improved code for missiles. We are also looking into client and server performance.
(Image from a previous mass test, courtesy of Sered Woollahara)
All participants will receive a reward of two million skillpoints (available only on the test server Singularity). Please be aware that numbers, art assets, and other game properties on the test servers are not final and can change before they are released.
Further information about this mass test can be found here.
Information on connecting to the test server Singularity can be found here.
We would like to remind all pilots that any form of scamming that relates to either in game or out of game charities is strictly prohibited.
While scamming, confidence tricks and theft are permitted in EVE Online, and are not regarded as being a breach of the game rules, CCP operates a zero tolerance policy when charity events, or in game or out of game charities are used in any way, shape or form as fronts for this kind of gameplay.
Any pilots found to be engaged in this type of behavior, or who are found to be using charity or charity fundraising to defraud, deceive or gain an advantage over other pilots in any way, will be reprimanded to the full extent of our rules, and may permanently lose access to their EVE Online accounts.]]>
As October 28-30th draws closer, preperations have begun on what is set to be the largest EVE Vegas ever!
With this in mind, we're happy to announce our first round of developer speakers who will be heading out with us to form part of the presentation and roundtable team at Planet Hollywood over the course of the event. Our first confirmed developer attendees are:
Covering everything from Game Design to Ship Balancing and Scope Network Challenges to New Player Experience improvements, the schedule for this EVE Vegas is swiftly looking to be the most interesting and player focused we've ever had, with announcements, videos and of course the traditional round of Vegas style celebration of all things EVE. Coupled with this, we have our two first player presenters to announce:
Both will be joining us on stage at EVE Vegas 2016 to present their take on their favorite topics in EVE. If you're still looking to be part of the EVE Vegas presenter lineup, submissions are still open until July 27th, and you can read more about what we're looking for in presenters in this news article!
If you want to know more about EVE Vegas, feel free to check out the EVE Vegas Website, which will take you to the official EVE Vegas website, and if you haven't gotten hold of your tickets to the event yet, then what are you waiting for?
If you're still looking to pick up tickets for EVE Vegas 2016, you can head on over to the EVE Vegas Eventbrite page. Picking up tickets today also makes sure that you're included in the EVE Vegas 2016 Ticket Holder's Draw, with the chance to win upgrades to your EVE Vegas experience.
Be sure to grab tickets as soon as you can, though, as they're selling fast!
We're looking forward to seeing you all there!]]>
After monitoring feedback from the community, we have made the decision to adjust the dates for Alliance Tournament XIV.
The tournament will now be held over three weekends rather than four, starting on the 1st of October and finishing on the 16th of October. Our original intention was to run the tournament over four weeks, but since that is not possible due to scheduling conflicts this year, moving to three weekends gives us some additional options for when to host and we feel that this time period would be better. The first weekend will not be broadcast directly by EVE TV, while the remaining two will be broadcast with a full CCP hosted stream.
Please be aware that this also moves the period that we require commentators to be available to fly to Iceland to those dates.
We are also pushing back the alliance member cutoff to July 6 if you wish to participate. If you are unable to move to the correct alliance before then, please file a support ticket under CCP Community Team or email firstname.lastname@example.org before that date.
The commentator application deadline has also been pushed back to July 11. These are both being pushed further back to allow players that were not preparing due to date clashes with the previous dates time to make themselves ready.
To reflect these changes, the tournament announcement dev blog has been fully updated here. Further information on the tournament and rules will be forthcoming next week.
Usually we invite half the CSM to attend in person with the rest of the CSM joining remotely through video conferencing. For this summit, however, CCP has decided to invite all 14 council members to attend in person.
The CSM has gotten off to a strong start and the EVE developers are very excited to spend four days with all of them and getting their expert help in kicking off a great EVE winter!
CSM summits are a great tool for CCP and the CSM to discuss EVE and its future
Do you want to help the CSM prepare for the summit and take an active part in space democracy?
Here's information on how you can reach out to invidiual members.
....and you can always post topics and take part in discussions that are important to you in the Assembly Hall forum section.]]>
Over here in Iceland right now, there's a little bit of Euro 2016 fever going on as Iceland compete in their first major football tournament.
For many sports experts, it was expected that in their first major tournament Iceland would not make it past the group stages. However, in true traditional viking style it would appear that the Icelandic team have beaten the odds and are through to the knockout stages, facing host nation, France, this Sunday at the Stade de France for the quarter finals.
At CCP, as an Icelandic company born and bred, we've been watching closely and cheering on Iceland during this historic journey, and we want you, the amazing EVE Community, to join in the fun!
With this in mind, we're going to start granting server wide rewards for every active EVE account to celebrate each Icelandic victory in Euro 2016 from here forward, so be sure that you're cheering on Iceland as they attempt to battle their way into the history books!
On the day of each upcoming match, make sure that you're cheering on Iceland and posting pictures to show how you're supporting the team on twitter with the #EVEONLINE hashtag, for the chance to win a few PLEX here and there too!
Here's what will be coming to pilots (one reward per active account) should Iceland advance and win their forthcoming matches:
France vs Iceland - Sunday 3 July, 21:00 (Saint-Denis)
Match Time - Thursday 7 July, 21:00 (Marseille)
Match Time - Sunday 10 July, 21:00 (Saint-Denis)
While the odds are being predicted to be against Iceland, here at CCP we're all hoping that they'll advance even further and add even more chapters to this amazing story!
Fear not though - Should Iceland be knocked out of Euro 2016 at any point, we'll still issue a consolation prize:
We do hope that the entire community will join us in celebrating the amazing achievement by the Icelandic team so far, and we hope you'll cheer them on with us in the coming matches!
Also, we have cake, thanks to CCP Bettik's commitment to smacktalking the competition:
As of this afternoon, we will discontinue support for the old EVE launcher, which will also bring our Windows XP and Vista support to an end. As has been explained previously, players still using Windows XP will be unable to launch the EVE client from the new EVE Launcher.
Microsoft ended the mainstream support for Windows XP 7 years ago (14 April 2009) and extended support ended 2 years ago (April 8th 2014). While we wanted to maintain support for XP and Vista for as long as possible, it is now causing too great a burden on our development team.
Although we are aware this change will affect 3.2% of our player base, we cannot continue to maintain the additional overhead supporting this platform causes. Sunsetting Windows XP support will simplify development and the complexity of our platform testing. This allows us more time to focus on new features, such as providing a smoother and more enjoyable experience on our DirectX 11 client and puts us in a better position to end DirectX 9 support in the near future.
If you are unsure what Operating system you have you can check on this site, and you can continue to discuss this announcement in this forum thread.
The minimum system requirements for EVE Online will be updated later today to reflect this change.]]>
We are happy to announce that Shadow of the Serpent is live!
You can now find a multitude of Scope Network challenges and their associated rewards under a new button on your Neocom in game!
In addition to this, as part of the event we also have a number of offers available on PLEX packs, Multi Character Training, and Aurum packs that include new Serpentis SKINs.
Check out the Shadow of the Serpent webpage and scroll down for more information on the event and offers, as well as EVE Updates for more information on the 118.6 release!
There's also a new Scope Broadcast that outlines the events leading up to the Shadow of the Serpent that you can check out here.]]>
This release brings a new breed of pirate faction capital and supercapital ships that can be owned by players, Legalization of combat boosters, the fantastic bulk fitting tool, brilliant visual updates, a multitude of bug fixes and improvements and a wide range of improvements that clarifies the opportunities and rewards systems for new players.
Due to an issue that was found last night with the Shadow of the Serpent event, this part of the release will not be deployed today, and is expected to be release at the back end of this week, once the issue has been fully investigated and resolved. This does not affect the offers that come with this release, which are now live as of the deployment of the 118.6 release.
Check out the full details for the 118.6 release in the patch notes and on EVE Updates!
For feedback please use this thread on the EVE Online forums. To report issues, please post here.]]>
This release is kicked off by the "Shadow of the Serpent" event as part of a completely new event framework. We also see the first pirate faction capital and supercapital ships that can be owned by players. Legalization of combat boosters, the fantastic multiship fitting tool, brilliant visual updates and a multitude of bug fixes are also part of this exciting release.
Check out the full details on EVE Updates, where you'll also find the full patch notes and the latest Feature Tour video for this release!]]>
You can read more about the removal of this recurring opportunity and how it will inform future development in this forum thread by CCP Rise.]]>
o7 is a show about everything EVE Online, aired from CCP HQ in Reykjavik
Behind us is Fanfest and the Citadels expansion, ahead of us a summer full of space goodness!
CCP Seagull, Executive Producer for EVE Online, is gonna talk to us about what's coming to EVE this summer and we'll also have a couch full of developers to interrogate on the subject.
As always we´ll have all kinds of videos to show you and we'll be giving out ship skins and PLEX in chat during the show. We´ll also have special skins for a few lucky players who use the #o7show hashtag on Twitter to help us spread the word.
Previously only broadcast on our Twitch channel, the show will now be broadcast on our YouTube channel and for the first time on Facebook!
See you Sunday at 20:00 UTC (EVE time)!]]>
Are you planning to attend EVE Vegas 2016? Want to be part of the speaker program? Here's how you can be part of the presenter lineup this year!
EVE Vegas is designed for our players from the ground up, or the desert up, if you'd like to be technical, and there's a strong tradition of EVE players and community figureheads presenting together on one stage with EVE Developers.
We're happy to announce that we're now accepting proposals for player speakers for the event, so if you'd like to be a part of the lineup, you'll need to send your proposal to email@example.com
Please include the following information in your email:
All player speakers will receive a complimentary speaker badge for EVE Vegas 2016, and a ticket to the Pub Crawl.
We have already started to work on the speaker schedule for the event, so please send us your proposal as soon as you have an outline ready.
The final deadline for proposals is Wednesday, July 27th 2016, so be sure to submit your proposal before then!
EVE Vegas takes place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino from 28-30th October 2016. For more information on the event, head on over to the EVE Vegas website!
To grab tickets for EVE Vegas 2016, be sure to visit the EVE Vegas Eventbrite page.]]>