Do you like your combat close-up, chaotic, and on the edge of control? Then head over to the Abyssal Proving Grounds for a four-player Thorax free-for-all from 24 June-to-26 June.
Hosted as part of the Federation Day celebration, this Proving Grounds round has been structured to emphasize the close combat that Thoraxes excel at. To really focus the action on getting up-close-and-personal, all ships that enter this Proving Grounds round will receive a bonus that decreases turret optimal range by 50%, and increases turret falloff by 50%, meaning you’ll need to focus on close-quarters attacks.
And there also happens to be a 40km wide tachyon cloud lurking in the centre of the arena, which dramatically increases your speed. Ships in the cloud will see velocity lift 300%, while inertia will drop by 50%.
Close range combat and wild fluctuations in speed? This round will bring chaos and fun to all who join in!
While in the arena they will also enjoy double the benefits gained from overheating the following module groups:
Thorax’s that step into the Proving Grounds for this event will be limited a maximum of one fitted local repair module (shield or armor). Capsuleers, meanwhile, will be restricted to using Meta 4 modules and implants. Additionally, sensor dampeners, weapon disruptors, shield boost amplifiers, shield rechargers, shield power relays, shield flux coils, and core defence field purgers are all banned in this event.
Ready to take the battle as close to your rivals as possible? Then grab those Proving Filaments and head to the Proving Grounds between 24 and 26 June. And as is always the case, the Proving Grounds leaderboards will allow you to track Capsuleer performance and rewards through the event.
o7 fellow Capsuleers and we are back again with another hit of the Community Beat!
In the last episode, we covered some of the ongoing projects in the community which have now concluded, so lets us wrap them up!
The Anger Games 5 has now concluded after 3 weekends over on the Twitch channel, with congratulations to the first place winners “Only | Need | Two | Comps”, who walked away with an impressive haul of 32,300 PLEX and a bundle of 42 Triumphant Elite SKiNs. Damassys Kadesh, captain of the winning team this year shared with us the module status after one of the rounds in the tournament and things looked a little toasty!
The Tournament was intense, seeing a huge variety of ships used, but the hard-earned victories meant that every team scoring at least one win walked away with at least 7 skins! We look forward to hopefully seeing more tournaments soon, but we would recommend dropping by the Anger Games Discord where teams are always looking for new pilots as well as pilots touting their prowess looking for teams. The Anger games is a community-run project, so we would also like to share a big thank you to all the staff that helped run the operation, in addition to all those that participated in a great show and the enjoyment by all of the explosions!
After an intense few weeks of campaigning and voting, the new CSM was announced yesterday. Whilst we interviewed the bulk of the candidates over on our Twitch channel giving them roughly 10 minutes each, there were also a lot of interviews done by content creators in the community, in particular, Ashterothi whose interviews for each of the candidates there was at least an hour each! We did give him a bit of a shout-out last time the beat was out and the interviews were still in progress. But, whilst the election season may be over now, if you’d like to learn a little bit more about the new CSM (beyond what they’ve already shared on the forums), we’d recommend checking out Ashterothi’s videos!
The LEGO® builders of EVE are in full mobilisation for the Battle of the Bricks community competition. It has only been a few days of the two-week-long window to create the best possible EVE Online or Star Citizen ships, yet we are already seeing fabulous creations. There is still plenty of time to join in on the action! We are keeping the entries pretty close to the chest, but some of the entrances have already been shared publically by their creators! Recognise these two?
Next up on the calendar of EVE gatherings we are returning to Pittsburgh USA for the fifth iteration of EVE Steel City. This is a daylong event hosted by EVE partner Rixx Javix which we featured in the previous beat! If you are interested in going, then check out the eventbrite webpage for the event.
The creativity of the Eve community continues to astound all of us and this week is no different. Whilst we continue to see the submissions for the competition, Lloyd George continues to impress with absolutely stunning water paints – this time featuring a Hel and a few Einheraji,.. (Einnerherji? Einherji? I think that’s the one?). Lloyd George frequently posts his artwork over on Twitter we’d recommend going to check him out, especially if you are a fan of the creative arts!
Federation Day is back in full swing this year and there are 2 events currently in the works by the self-proclaimed “Master of Ceremonies for Federation Day” himself, capsuleer Alain Colcer! First up is Poster Design Contest – with a good pot of ISK and SKiN rewards, the more creative ones out there should have fun with this! The Deadline for this one is June 25.
The second event is an in-game one, over in Luminaire, also on June 25 with a series of different events kicking off at 1800 UTC until 00:30 – you can check out the schedule here.
Todays shoutout is to one of our streaming and podcast partners – Pandoralica (also known as Pando or zehpando)! Pando is a player from 2008 and more recently, a content creator who streams, and does podcast interviews with Fleet Commanders across New Eden. He has an addition to make score cards for his guests (similar to the one featured) and routinely runs fleets and streams his content over on Twitch and more recently, was successful in campaigning to join the CSM for CSM17! He's a wonderful person to interact with and happy to answer all sorts of questions, we’d recommend checking out his content!
That’s all for today's instalment of the beat. Head on Over to the Eve Online forums to chat about anything in today's beat and share any stories (or explain how you think you say Einherji..!)
Greetings New Eden,
The Noble Citizens of New Eden have spoken, and after tallying the votes, we are delighted to present you with the 17th Council of Stellar Management. We welcome all the new (and previous) council members and are looking forward to continuing our close collaboration with the community on another exciting year in EVE Online.
This year, we saw 30814 confirmed votes with the players from the following top 15 countries leading in the number of votes cast:
On another note, we love EVE Online, so it should not come as a surprise to anyone that the average logon time among all players who participate in the CSM elections is a little over 178 days. It is awesome to see such a continued unwavering passion over the years from you <3
The next few weeks and even months are going to be dedicated to the onboarding of all CSM members. It is an important period where we will go over all the ground rules and ensure we are on the same page in terms of expectations from one another. Therefore, even if the new council is in immediate effect, please be reasonable with your requests and understand that it may take a few weeks before everyone is up to speed.
Thank you to all those that voted and Fly Safe o7
[Join the player discussion about the CSM17 on EVE Online forums.] (https://forums.eveonline.com/t/welcome-to-your-new-csm/367249)
Gallente Federation Day returns running until 28 June, offering you the chance to grab log-in rewards, take part in new challenges, and pick up some special offers!
The glorious Federation Day parades return for 2022, offering pilots the chance to show off their firework-flinging skills at parades in the Luminaire, Villore, Dodixie, Lirsautton, Alentene, Orvolle, and Octanneve systems.
Also returning from last year’s celebrations are the special mining blitz events, and stunning monuments where you can pay tribute.
This year’s celebrations also go hand-in-hand with a special Grand Prix event. While you raise a glass to the glorious Gallente Federation, why not take part in a race around New Eden to further show your support?
No event would be complete without a fresh new Proving Grounds challenge to tackle. Taking place between 24-27 June, this Proving Grounds event focuses on turret damage, and includes an intriguing new twist.
A huge Tachyon Cloud at the center of the arena provides a 300% boost to velocity, and a 50% reduction in ship inertia. As well as finessing your ship fits, you’ll also need to play carefully with this environmental effect if you’re to emerge victorious.
On 25 June you can also enjoy a player hosted event taking place in Luminaire from 18:00 UTC! Throw your fireworks around, light up your ships, and wow the crowd to earn cash prizes and a selection of SKINs.
There’ll also be a bonus trivia quiz, poster design competition, and plenty more besides. Head over to the thread on the official forums for all the details.
Log in for at least eight days during the event and you’ll earn a selection of SKINs, and boosters! Fresh seasonal challenges will also be available, giving you even more opportunities to earn rewards.
The Federation Police SKINs will make a very welcome return to the New Eden Store for the duration of the event, along with an expanded collection of Luminaire Rising SKINs.
A selection of Federation-themed bundles will also be available on the EVE Store, packed with Skill Points, boosters & SKINs. Dress up in style as you race around New Eden!
See you at the celebrations!
Following up on our mass test last week, we are planning a follow-up mass test on Singularity on Thursday, June 16th, at 17:00 UTC.
We'll be testing addiontal performance improvements for problems found in the last mass test. This is related to following graphical features:
When logged in on Singularity use the command /moveme in any chat window and select the system FD-MLJ from the pop up to be relocated to the testing system.
After that, we ask that you join the in-game channels MassTesting (for instructions), MassQuestions (for feedback)
Fly whatever ship you want (optimally one, which can fight in a fleet fight) Join fleet W or X (should be in fleet finder)
Your attendance would be most welcome! All participants will receive a small reward of two million skill points on Singularity. If you had any questions or feedback, please warp on over to the EVE Online Forums
The EVE community has been challenged! The players of Star Citizen have the pilots of New Eden in their sights, and we need to respond with... LEGO® bricks!
The EVE team adore LEGO® – many of us built our first spaceships from the plastic bricks long before New Eden was brought to life. When we saw the Star Citizen team share an amazing LEGO® custom build from their community, we couldn’t resist playfully suggesting bringing a LEGO® Venture to the party.
Within minutes, our space friends (and bitter rivals!) on the Star Citizen team issued us a challenge.
Shall we challenge our communities to a Lego build off? 🤔 https://t.co/5BoIU3IKY8— Star Citizen (@RobertsSpaceInd) December 15, 2021
Of course, we accepted. How could the EVE community not step up to prove who puts the most passion into building out their fleets?
The challenge is on! That means it’s time to see who uses LEGO® to build the most amazing spacecraft from EVE Online or Star Citizen. All you need to do is think about which ship seen in New Eden you might want to reimagine in LEGO®.
And, yes, to any Star Citizen players reading, you are allowed to build an EVE ship if you want. __But if you want to submit a Star Citizen creation then check out their side of the challenge. __
The challenge runs from 13 June-to-27 June. To enter, once you've picked your ship, you can build it physically using your own bricks, or digitally with the official, easy-to-use free software LEGO® Studio, which lets you build using an endless supply digital bricks. If you go with a physical build, you only need to submit a photo using the hashtag #battleofthebricks. Digital builders, meanwhile, just need to submit their LEGO® Studio file to email@example.com
There will be prizes for the best photo submission, but if you are a physical builder, we’d encourage you to recreate your model in LEGO® Studio - because only entries that come in as a LEGO® Studio file will be eligible for the grand finale live build event.
Why enter? Most importantly, we need to triumph over Star Citizen’s players! This is a challenge to see which community can do the best, most creative, innovative things with LEGO®. And what better prize could there be than showing which spacefaring gaming community is the best when it comes to building spacecraft? But there’s some actual prizes to be won as well.
Everything will culminate at a special finale event later this summer, where the EVE Online community team will off against the Star Citizen community team in a grand finale on Twitch. We’ll select the most impressive three digital EVE submissions to take to Twitch – while our Star Citizen friends pick their preferred trio – and then build the best single entry from each community live on Twitch.
The top three builds our judges select as finale candidates will receive a year of Omega subscription and a ticket to Fanfest 2023. As the Fanfest in the year that EVE turns 20, you can be sure it will be an EVE community gathering like no other. And, of course, the top entry will be built live on Twitch, and become part of EVE history!
Meanwhile, three photo submissions will be selected at random, each receiving a stunning 3D printed EVE model.
As for which game community will triumph overall on the day? You’ll have to wait and see what happens.
As if all that weren’t enough, as part of the live streamed finale the EVE Online community team and Star Citizen community team will go head-to-head in some of the most ridiculous and excruciating challenges we can think of - and all for a good cause.
Extra Life is a fundraising program of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. The Extra Life community fundraises year-round to ‘Change Kids’ Health to Change the Future’. Donations go to member children’s hospitals to fund critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, along with innovative research, vital paediatric medical equipment, and child life services.
Importantly, this challenge isn’t about who has the biggest LEGO® parts collection or the most experience with custom LEGO® builds. We’d be thrilled to see some EVE-playing master builders join the challenge, but we’re also looking to reward creativity, ingenuity and playful ideas.
If you can reproduce a cruiser in 10 bricks or less, perfect! Maybe you want to see what you can do using only the pieces from a single official LEGO® set? That sounds amazing! Have 100s of thousands of databased LEGO parts sorted meticulously? We can’t wait to see your creation!
All that’s left, then, is for you to pick a ship and get building! Just make sure ‘everything is awesome’!
Voting for the 17th Council of Stellar Management (CSM 17) concludes tomorrow (June 14) at 11:00 UTC alongside the Rewards of Democracy daily login event, so head on over to the voting page and cast your vote for the candidates before the ballots close. Just as a reminder – you can check out the details of each candidate if you wanted a rough overview of what each candidate’s topics of expertise are.
All Omega clones with an account over 60 days old are eligible to vote in the elections.
After a few days of counting and confirming all of the votes, there will be a live announcement stream on Thursday, June 16 at 20:00 UTC over on twitch.tv/CCP where we’ll breakdown the voting process and how the new CSM was decided. But do not worry if you can’t make it because shortly thereafter there will also be a news article put out sharing the news as well!
It’s also your last chance to snap up the current 20% discount on 1M and 12M Omega in the New Eden Store as well as it will end at the same time (11:00 UTC on 14 June). So, get out there and vote if you haven’t already and we will see you back on Thursday for the reveal.
We can’t wait to see how the new CSM is going to look!
To mark Anger Games 5, another intense Proving Grounds awaits you. This time, you’ll need to fit your best battleships and go toe-to-toe in a 1v1 showdown scheduled for 12 June.
To spice things up, you and your opponents will enjoy double the benefits of overheating the following module groups:
In other words, expect this one to go off with a bang!
A tough challenge demands juicy rewards, of course. Dish out at least 15,000 damage to your opponent, and you’ll receive a 100m ISK reward for your efforts. Even better, the challenge is repeatable, giving you the opportunity to make some serious bank throughout the day.
As always, there are certain restrictions to keep you on your toes when planning your fits. You won’t be able to enter the combat arena if you have a ship within your frigate escape bay, and you must only fit a single Local Repair Module (shield or armor).
Tech 2 rigs are also banned, along with the following modules and rigs:
Start preparing now for this single-day Proving Grounds event, and make sure you pack a punch if you want to make the most of those repeatable ISK rewards!
Be sure to check in on the finals of the Anger Games tournament action too. Watch live on CCP TV.
The Abyssal Proving Grounds are home to some of the most dramatic, entertaining and energetic PvP action New Eden has to offer. And for 11 June only, they are open for an event that’s perfect for new pilots... and nostalgic veterans that like a unique challenge.
If you’re new to EVE Online, or still to taste the thrill of Proving Grounds combat, this is the event for you and your starter ship. And if you’ve put hundreds of hours into mastering competitive play, it’s time to prove how skilful you really are by showing what’s possible with a classic corvette and a friend.
2v2 corvette combat is the focus, meaning diving into the action at the helm of one of EVE’s most basic, underpowered spacecraft – the corvette that is every Capsuleer's first class of ship. The result will be fun and frantic in equal measure, as pilots join this Anger Games special. And thanks to the 2v2 nature, you’ll be working side-by-side with an ally – another reason this is the ideal time for new players to take a trip to the Proving Grounds.
Still haven’t got your first corvette? Pick one up for free at any citadel or station!
This Proving Grounds round is open to Impairor, Ibis, Velator, and Reaper hulls. Furthermore, fleets entering this round can only include one of any specific corvette hull.
All ships that enter will also receive a bonus that doubles the benefits gained from overheating the following module groups:
Ships that join the action are limited a maximum of one fitted local repair module (shield or armor). Pilots will also be restricted to Meta 0 modules. Additionally, sensor dampeners, weapon disruptors, shield boost amplifiers, shield rechargers, shield power relays, shield flux coils, and core defense field purgers are all banned in this event.
Want to join in with the action? Then pick up some Proving Filaments and get yourself over to the Proving Grounds on 11 June. As ever, the Proving Grounds leaderboards will allow you to track Capsuleer performance through the event.
On Thursday 9 June at 17:00 UTC we will be conducting a Mass Test on the Singularity server to test several graphical improvements, such as DirectX 12, LOD and texture compression changes.
When logged in on Singularity use the command /moveme in any chat window and select the system FD-MLJ from the pop up to be relocated to the testing system.
Your attendance would be most welcome! All participants will receive a small reward of two million skill points on Singularity.
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