- The Community Beat!by EVE Online Team on October 22, 2021 at 14:00
Welcome back, Capsuleers, to the Community Beat. In our inaugural publication, we covered some wonderful community projects, events, artists, and content creators. We greatly appreciate everyone’s feedback and suggestions, and we look forward to seeing more of it in the coming weeks. If this is your first Community Beat, worry not, as this is a relatively new project. To get you up to speed, our aim with these articles is to provide a foundation for all aspects of the EVE community: in-game events, developer chats, player meets, CSM reports, and much more. With a landscape as diverse and turbulent as EVE’s has become over the last near-nineteen years, no version of the Community Beat will ever look the same. As is customary for the Beat, sit back, crack open a brand new Apple Quafe, and enjoy! Battle Report! As part of the player-organized Totality Day events, Wirashoda played host to a spectacular brawl last weekend. The events pay homage to one of Pochven’s most exciting – and bloody – battles, which took place this summer. That encounter saw Electus Matari finishing off an Azbel belonging to the Triglavian loyalist group, Stribog Clade, in a nail-biting finale. This weekends’ festivities were more celebratory than tactical, although that didn’t diminish from the action! With over a dozen fleets involved, the brawl continued for over two hours, and featured ships ranging from Frigates to Marauders. Shortly after 21:00, the first two fleets arrived on grid and the battle began in earnest. The biggest ballers of the night were Jazzy Jassamune Omanid and the combined group of PHUB/PHEW/LBUS/T0AST/KYBER. They brought not one, not two, but FIVE Marauders out to play, along with assorted support ships and logi. Jassamune’s big bucket of red meat chummed the waters, and proved to be irresistible to the circling sharks hunting for juicy killmails. Most of the fleets turned to clear the Marauders first. – Sahara Jackal You can read more about this epic battle from the various sides involved here CCPTV This week we saw CCP Convict & former CSM council member Steve Ronuken host an informative Quasar Devblog panel with Team Tech Co, live on CCPTV. Covering the technical aspects of EVE’s future is always fascinating, and was a hit for both tech-savvy and casual players alike. If you missed it live, no worries! You can watch a recording of it here. Coming up on CCPTV this week, Mike Kingswell continues his lecture series on EVE mechanics at 18:00 UTC, this Saturday 23 October. This week’s presentation will cover the ins and outs of one of EVE’s core mechanics for surviving in – and interacting with – New Eden: the Directional Scanner (DSCAN). Thanks Mike – and EVE University – for sharing your knowledge with us! In-game Event: Eden Trade’s Halloween Treats It’s trick-or-treat time, New Eden-style! The Crimson Harvest isn’t alone in the spooky festivities. Eden Trade is bringing back its Halloween Event this year, with over 45 billion ISK in treats to be doled out in Stacmon. Of course, it just wouldn’t be EVE without some explosions too, so a post-giveaway brawl has been scheduled in Placid’s most notorious pirate den: Ostingele. Expect a bevy of pumpkin-shaped-wrecks, and with so many potential explosions enterprising salvagers may make off with some handsome rewards. Mark your calendars and keep up with the festivities on Eden Trade’s official forum thread! Partner Spotlight Whether you’re day-tripping in a wormhole or hauling goods between trade hubs, one thing is true: New Eden is spectacular. Sprinkled throughout the universe you’ll find beautiful landmarks and monuments that paint a vivid picture of life in New Eden. Join Mark726 on his EVE Travel Blog adventures, accompanied by his trusty Buzzard Professor Science, as he guides you through the wonders that EVE has to offer. Show off your most stunning screenshots using the #CommunityBeat hashtag on Twitter, and we’ll give our favorite submissions an Astero SOE Gold Cell SKIN! With guides that cover a wide variety of NPE activities, from blitzing Angel Extravaganza to optimizing runs in the Abyss, AceFace has you covered! Living primarily in high-security space, AceFace really does push the limits of his ships, and explores fascinating ways to take on various challenges. Most importantly of all, he shows you how to earn ISK while doing it. We love his dedication to variety, finding efficient and fun ways to challenge himself, while teaching us all some new tricks and tips. Lore Corner While most of EVE’s denizens are familiar with the cap-sucking ways of the Blood Raiders, or the wily exploits of V. Salvador Sarpati and the Serpentis, there are some smaller groups that perhaps you’re not as familiar with. Not as universally notorious, The Order of St. Tetrimon also have a long and storied history, specifically within the Amarr Empire. During the rule of Empress Catiz I, the fortunes of the Order of St. Tetrimon have continued to improve. Under the leadership of Grand Master Khemon Dulsur an-Tetrimon, the Order has established a role as a force useful for seeking out and suppressing rebellion and heresy. Increasing conflict across New Eden has revitalized the “Religious Reclaimer” tendency among the Amarr Empire’s powerful nobility and brought support for the Order. Militant and conservative houses such as the Ardishapur and Sarum have forged cordial relations with the Tetrimon, in an Amarr Empire with royal houses, powerful ministries, and religious factions carefully balanced against one another by a relatively new Empress. Swing by the Order of St. Tetrimon Fortress Monastery in Thebeka to witness the monument. If you’d like to know more, you can brush up on your Amarr lore and learn about Inirie Ardishapur, the dark history of Emperor Zaragram II, and the Order of St Tetrimon. Who knows when this information may prove useful… That’s all for this installment. Head on over to the EVE Online forums to chat and share your stories.
- Restructuring Taxes After Reliefby EVE Online Team on October 19, 2021 at 14:00
Entrepreneurial Capsuleers, Back in July, we introduced a temporary Brokers Fee and Sales Tax reduction across New Eden with the Grand Heist release, which was stated to last for three months. This period has now reached its end – but instead of merely returning to the market’s previous taxes, a modified tax structure will be coming your way soon. In the Grand Heist release, the base Sales Tax and Brokers Fee in NPC stations were each cut in half, going from 5.0% to 2.5%. In place of the previous numbers, taxes will be changing to the following structure: Base Unmodified Taxes: – Sales Tax: 2.5% -> 8.0% (Previously 5.0%) – Brokers Fee: 2.5% -> 3.0% (Previously 5.0%) – Total Taxes: 5.0% -> 11.0% (Previously 10.0%) Minimum Taxes (Modified by Skills, Standings, etc): – Sales Tax: 1.125% -> 3.6% (Previously 2.25%) – Brokers Fee: 0.5% -> 1.0% (Previously 3.0%) – Total Taxes: 1.625% -> 4.6% (Previously 5.25%) This change shifts a higher percentage of the tax division toward the sales tax instead of on the order placement, permanently reducing the cost-pressure associated with listing orders by moving the cost into the sales tax taken out upon purchase by another player. In effect, trading at base tax values under the new structure will increase total taxes by 1% compared to pre-relief values – but if you operate with taxes reduced to their minimum, your total taxes will be decreased by 0.625% compared to pre-relief, on top of requiring less ISK to list your orders in the first place! See you in space (or in station, for all you market moguls), and fly safe! PLAY EVE
- Summon The Swarm Update Live Nowby EVE Online Team on October 19, 2021 at 11:00
Attention Capsuleers, The Summon the Swarm update is now live in EVE Online, providing daring pilots with a new opportunity to earn exciting rewards! This update introduces a new deployable structure, the CONCORD Rogue Analysis Beacon – or CRAB. This new deployable is authorized for use in Low and Null security space to research local Rogue Drone activities. To begin its broadcast and analysis cycles, it must be powered up through the use of a capital or supercapital class vessel. Once initialized, it will attract hostile Rogue Drone threats that must be destroyed in order to complete the analysis cycle. Successful completion will reward pilots with new mutaplasmid technology for mutating drones, as well as both bounties and research data to be handed in for additional ISK. Thanks to extensive player testing on the Singularity test server, a number of improvements have been made that significantly enhance the experience of the new update: Fighter targeting AI has been refined, allowing more ship types to complete the sites. Deployables have been further restricted, to prevent interference with nearby Player Owned Structures or Citadels. Bounty rewards have been more than doubled in the live release! Infested Ogres have been modified to no longer pause the site. Ready for a new challenge? Form your fleet, acquire a Rogue Analysis Beacon, and prepare to summon the swarm! CONCORD Preliminary Field Research Report Over the course of many repeated deployments of the CRAB, it was observed that active scanning for Rogue Drone activities failed. Analysis of test data indicates signal interference rapidly reaches a saturation point within the local system rendering further operation ineffective. Restrictions and information systems have been integrated into CRAB deployable structures, providing researchers with the current state of local system signal interference levels. This information will also be updated into Neocom firmware used by capsuleers going forward. CRAB deployment and activation requires the involvement of capsuleers, due to a specific design requirement for using the secure FTL communications equipment available within hydrostatic capsules. However, capsules only have a limited reserve of Complex Encryption Qubits (CEQs) available for use to securely establish the link with the CRAB, and bridge to CONCORD FTL networks, during the broadcast cycle. This will impose limitations on use, as repeated linking to a CRAB by the same capsuleer will eventually deplete their reserve of CEQs. The CEQ reserves available for secure linking will regenerate over time as the capsule systems generate new encryption keys. During the course of our CRAB testing and analysis, DED fleets engaged a number of extremely dangerous modified Rogue Drones. It has been found that these newly-detected Rogue Drones have been mutated by the use of new Rogue Drone technology. Our fleets have made note of several new mutaplasmids retrieved by the CRAB from the remains of the Rogue Drone threats encountered, all with radically different characteristics from the mutaplasmids retrieved from Triglavian technology caches. This finding urgently demands further study. Due to the extreme threat from these entities, we have assigned bounties on every discovered new Rogue Drone variation so far. On completion of the broadcast and analysis cycle, the CRAB will relay its findings. The operating capsuleer may retrieve any resources recovered by the CRAB. CONCORD has now set up purchase orders for Rogue Drone Infestation Data collected during the operation of the CRAB, incentivizing capsuleers to sell their observation data for our research team to study further. Any general feedback you might have is welcome, and you can find a specific thread to post it to on the forum.
- Decisive Battleship Blast in the Proving Groundsby EVE Online Team on October 15, 2021 at 11:00
Unflinching Capsuleers, A new, one-day event is coming to the Abyssal Proving Grounds, inviting you to pilot the mightiest frontline ships of the core nations of New Eden in one-on-one combat, unleashing punishing force on your opponent as you battle for victory! This event begins at 11:00 UTC on 16 October, and runs for exactly 24 hours. The ruleset is as follows: Only the Apocalypse, Armageddon, Abaddon, Raven, Rokh, Scorpion, Dominix, Megathron, Hyperion, Tempest, Typhoon, Maelstorm, and Praxis may enter Pilots receive 100m ISK payout per match Only one local repair module allowed per ship No Sensor Dampeners or Shield Boost Amplifiers allowed No passive shield tank modules (power relays, flux coild, purger rigs) allowed Modules and drones are restricted to meta level 5 Pirate implants are restricted Board your battleships, ready your weapons, and snag your Proving Ground filaments – available in Abyssal Deadspace caches, in Triglavian wrecks in Pochven, or on the ingame market – and launch into a momentous battle, hitting your foes with everything you’ve got as you plow your way to the top of the Proving Ground Leaderboard, demonstrating immovable strength & spirit and earning rewards! PLAY EVE NOW
- Announcing the Cosplay Contest Winners!by EVE Online Team on October 14, 2021 at 15:00
Fashionable Capsuleers, After an intense round of judging, following a great number of fantastic submissions from across the world for the GM Week Cosplay Contest, we’re proud to announce the winners of this stylish competition! 1st Place: Carol Hernandez In truest EVE Online fashion, Carol Hernandez shows off a phenomenal spacefaring getup, evocative of one of New Eden’s most sustaining profession – complete with ship spinning! 2nd Place: Araknos BloodFeather As the Domain of Pochven reaches its first anniversary, Araknos BloodFeather has outfitted himself in a beautiful custom Trigalvian survival suit – the prideful garb of Kybernauts everywhere! 3rd Place: Sven Saltzburg The Amarr maintain the oldest and most well-established of New Eden’s spacefaring navies – and Sven Saltzburg shows his loyalty to the Empire with a snazzy officers’ uniform! 4th Place: Lucas Amarlio The Sisters of EVE are best known as a humanitarian organization, but their interests extend to far deeper and more dangerous fronts –shows off his custom-made combat armor in the classic red-and-white colors of the SoE! Congratulations to all entrants, and thanks to all for their fantastic submissions! In addition to these winners, look forward to the winners of the community vote as well, which you can find and participate in here on the EVE Forums. Thanks to all who entered, and congratulations to the winners! We look forward to seeing all of your fantastic cosplays in person at future EVE meetups. See you in space, and fly safe!