- All-Out Cruiser Brawl in the Proving Grounds!by EVE Online Team on July 31, 2021 at 11:00
Unstoppable Capsuleers, Return to a classic Proving Grounds format in a special one-day throwback event on 31 July! Heavy assault, recon, and pirate faction cruisers are all eligible to enter the fray, where combat range cannot be reduced and meta levels are completely unrestricted – giving Capsuleers a chance to clash in their strongest ships, fitted with every advantage you can bring! The ruleset for this event is as follows: – Only heavy assault, recon, and pirate faction cruisers may enter – Unlike usual, this also includes Triglavian, EDENCOM, and AT cruisers! – Sensor dampeners and range scripts for weapon disruptor modules are banned – No restrictions on meta levels, including modules and implants Prepare your ships and your Proving Ground filaments, found in Abyssal Deadspace caches or on the in-game market, and demonstrate your full potential as you climb the Proving Ground leaderboard, gaining notoriety and earning special rewards! IMPORTANT NOTE: Unlike most Proving Grounds, this event will be open for only 24 hours, from 11:00 UTC on 31 July until 11:00 UTC on 1 August. PLAY EVE NOW
- EVE Academy – Hacking for Profitby EVE Online Team on July 29, 2021 at 15:00
Academic Capsuleers, A new tutorial has been added to EVE Academy! This video focuses on hacking data and relic sites as a part of the Explorer path. You can find the video below or over on the EVE Academy site itself. EVE Academy is your guide to New Eden – a website aimed at giving new EVE Online players the best start by providing a tailored learning experience. It provides a wealth of information designed to help you decide who you want to be. Pick from Explorer, Industrialist, Enforcer (PvE) or Soldier of Fortune (PvP) to get skill plans, beginner ship fittings, and curated links to resources created by the EVE Online community. Some of the Cosmic Signatures you come across may be Data or Relic Sites. By fitting a Data or Relic Analyzer to your ship, you can enter the site and hack the containers for a chance at loot! Using the correct Analyzer module will bring up the hacking minigame where your goal is to guide your computer system’s virus through the maze in search of the System Core. Break this core to unlock the container and receive your loot. -EVE Academy, Explorer New content is always being added to the Academy so be sure to check back regularly to get the latest new videos to help you excel in EVE Online! Visit EVE Academy
- Advertise on CCP TVby EVE Online Team on July 28, 2021 at 17:10
Commercial capsuleers, We’d like to invite you to submit advertisements for use during CCP TV livestreams on Twitch, Facebook and Steam. Your advertisement can be about your corporation, alliance, community, in-game service, public event, CSM campaign, blog, third party tool, Youtube or Twitch channel, player gathering – pretty much anything you like as long as it conforms to the guidelines set out at the bottom of this news item. CCP TV features several regular gameplay and slow TV streams as well as special broadcasts such as our Foundation Day quizzes, in-game live event coverage and conversations with development teams, so head there now and smash that follow button™ to get notified whenever we go live! And watching CCP TV streams is the only way to pick up some of the awesome GalNet StreamCast Unit SKINs which are given away as raffles on certain streams: There are plenty of eyeballs on CCP TV so it’s a great way to promote your EVE related endeavor. (And while you’re here check out the schedule of upcoming streams!) Be aware that unlike previous calls for submissions where player advertisements were used to fill frequent and lengthy breaks in the broadcast (eg. between alliance tournament matches), for this purpose approved advertisements will be added to a pool which streamers on CCP TV may choose to pull from and incorporate into their streams. They might be used during the countdown prior to the stream starting, or during a break or not at all depending on what the needs of the person streaming are. To that end we make no assurances about the frequency your ad might be displayed, however the intent is to build up a stockpile of ads to use over the long term so all ads will get some airtime and the effort you put into making them will not go to waste. Note that there will be a separate call for Alliance Tournament specific ads at a later date – this request is not for AT purposes. Content Rules All video material must be EVE related. The item/service being advertised must be EVE related. Any service being advertised must be free to players or accessed using in-game currency. Videos cannot include copyrighted audio or visuals. The video must be suitable for all ages. The video must contain sound. Content must be respectable (no attack ads) and suitable for broadcast to a dystopian space family audience. Adverts with non-English voiceover must be accompanied by hardcoded English subtitles. The quality of the advert must reflect positively on EVE itself. There is no deadline for submissions, we will be accepting submissions on an ongoing basis as we grow our library of player-created videos. Technical Rules Videos should have a resolution of 1920×1080 with a 1:1-pixel aspect ratio; adverts will not be accepted in any other resolutions. Videos should not contain vertical black bars. Videos should be between 15 to 30 seconds in duration. If you are using royalty free / Creative Commons audio, then credit the author somewhere in the end plate of your video. An end plate is where you typically put your logo, URL and such. Video should be MP4 or MKV file format using the H.264 codec. Label your video file appropriately. Example: AllianceName_AdTitle.mp4 You must include the source of your audio with your submission, even if you are not required to credit the author. We don’t want to take any chances of getting into trouble for using copyrighted material, so we suggest you consider using royalty free. There is a vast amount of royalty free audio online so it should be easy finding a suitable track to back up those pretty visuals. Upload your video to a shared Google Drive, Dropbox or similar service and submit it using this form. Please be aware that CCP reserves the right to reject videos that don’t follow guidelines or at its discretion. We try not to, but if your video is super weird, obscene or otherwise inappropriate for teen audiences, then we’ll have to decline to air it. Should you later decide that your ad is no longer relevant or you no longer wish it to be played the submitter may also request to have it removed from the pool.
- New Starter Training Bundle!by EVE Online Team on July 27, 2021 at 14:00
Skilled Capsuleers, A new bundle is now available in the EVE Store, bringing shockingly good value directly into your skill queue! The Starter Training Boost Bundle is available for just 14.99 USD / 14.99 EUR / 11.99 GBP, granting aspirational Capsuleers half a million Skill Points and a Prototype Cerebral Accelerator. The 500,000 Skill Points can be injected into whichever skills you need right now, saving over two weeks of training time! You’ll also be getting a Prototype Cerebral Accelerator which provides a massive +9 bonus to all attributes, making your training time much faster even after you’ve injected the Skill Points. Note that Prototype Cerebral Accelerators will only provide benefits to characters under 14 days old. What are you waiting for? Check out the Starter Training Boost Bundle today and make your impression on the cluster! BUY NOW
- The Grand Heist – Now Live!by EVE Online Team on July 27, 2021 at 11:00
Wily Capsuleers, The Grand Heist is now live in EVE Online! Assemble your crew, get the band back together, fire up your friends and your fleets – now’s the time to take full advantage of a rare set of circumstances to liberate riches from massive reserve bank stashes of over 20 trillion ISK! In addition, thanks to the actions of the notorious Guristas Pirates, millions in ISK are floating around New Eden and being gifted daily to Capsuleers at a time when the empires have agreed to an overall broker’s fee and market tax reduction for three months. What better time to organize, mobilize, and capitalize? ESS Keys The Guristas Pirates have been hitting Secure Commerce Commission (SCC) sites all over Lowsec, grabbing ESS keys and raiding reserve banks, causing chaos across New Eden. It’s time for you and your crew to grab your cut! Whenever a pirate bounty is paid out within a Nullsec system, a small part of it is placed in the reserve bank, where it remains until claimed by the player who has the ESS key to unlock it. ESS-authorized keys are now available from the SCC key storage sites in Lowsec via cosmic signatures that must be scanned down. There are eight types of reserve keys to be found, and each has a corresponding quadrant of the map where it can be used and a duration that it will hold the reserve bank open. Be warned, though, trespassing into a reserve bank will alert the entire region, so make sure that you and your crew have planned an airtight heist which lets you hold the grid for the duration of the unlock! There are certain ship class restrictions that apply to the reserve bank sites, but that challenge will ensure that only Capsuleers who show patience and skill will be able to pull off the heist. You can read more details on the ESS keys and reserve bank heists here. Daily Login Gifts As part of the Grand Heist, and thanks to the cash-liberating adventures of the Guristas Pirates, you will get free daily login gifts until 11:00 UTC on 3 August. Make sure you log in on at least six days during the event to grab all the gifts which include thousands of Skill Points, a variety of boosters – and if you’re an Omega – 235 million ISK! Make sure you take full advantage of the Guristas’ involvement in CONCORD affairs and be there for that ISK windfall! Remember, you can upgrade to Omega during the event and claim all the Omega gifts – millions of ISK in this case – retroactively before 3 August! Market Fee and Tax Reduction Adding to this extremely rare and advantageous set of circumstances for Capsuleers looking to add to their fortune, all four of New Eden’s major empires had previously agreed to a 50% market-wide broker’s fee reduction, and a 50% sales tax reduction, too! Those reductions are live now, but only for the next three months. So if it wasn’t already a profitable enough moment to be active, you now have the perfect opportunity to save 50% on any buy or sell order you place on the market with the broker’s fee reduction. This means that Capsuleers with Broker Relations level 5 trained can pay as little as 1.0% broker’s fee on a market order, that is a 71.43% reduction from the previous minimum at level 5! This can go even lower with good standings. Making that deal even sweeter is the sales tax reduction of 50%, meaning that once you’ve saved ISK on placing a sell order, you’ll keep even more of that cash once the sale goes through! You can sell some of the PLEX you have in your PLEX Vault, or any other item on the regional market, and enjoy 50% less sales tax. Check out the list below for the exact sales tax that will be applied based on your Accounting skill level: – 2.5% if Accounting skill not trained – 2.225% at Accounting level 1 – 1.95% at Accounting level 2 – 1.675% at Accounting level 3 – 1.4% at Accounting level 4 – 1.125% at Accounting level 5 In addition, the Advanced Broker Relations skill will now provide a 6% relist fee reduction per level instead of 5% (max reduction at level 5 will now be 80%), so you can save even more ISK every time you modify a buy or sell order. This change will persist after the three month reductions above have ended. There’s money to be made, adventures to be had, and every successful Capsuleer in New Eden knows not to miss an opportunity when it comes along! It’s time to suit up, fleet up, and turn up. The rewards are significant…so, are you in? PLAY EVE To join the player discussion about the Grand Heist, please head on over to the official thread on EVE Online forums.