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  • Alliance Tournament XVII – An Update!

    13. February 2019 17:00


    2019 is a year where there are a lot of interesting plans afoot. We’re not quite ready to talk about many of them just yet, but we’ll be getting to do so before long.

    This year is the first year since 2010 that Reykjavik hasn’t been inundated with an army of capsuleers for EVE Fanfest – instead we’ve decided to take things on the road with what’s no doubt going to be a truly epic World Tour.

    For 2019, we’ve also decided to take an Alliance Tournament hiatus while we look at how we can better support competitive PvP and capsuleer tournaments in the future – both those hosted by CCP and those by the community.

    Just like EVE Fanfest, the Alliance Tournament will return. These two events are a huge part of the heritage of EVE Online, and they’ve been a core part of our calendar for more than a decade. That said, it’s good to take a breather and reassess how we can support such endeavours on a bigger and better scale going forwards.

    For 2019 though, we want to make sure we’re fully focused on improving quality of life in New Eden, working on balance concerns that have been highlighted by the community and delivering awesome new content for capsuleers across the cluster to enjoy.

    On top of this, we also want to make sure that we bring New Eden closer to you guys. That means bringing it to as many corners of the world as we possibly can with the EVE Invasion World Tour.

    Fear not – for those of you with competitive spirits, there’s going to be ample opportunity for you to get involved in tournament style play at World Tour events, and there’s going to be some sick prizes up for grabs for those who rise to be the victors.

    We’ll have more about that later, but for now it’s all about transparency.

    We want to make our community aware of plans for 2019, given that we know there’s a dedicated subset of our pilots who take the tournament incredibly seriously, booking time off work to focus on the practice and theory crafting that occurs well in advance of the spectacle itself.

    We’re pretty sure there’s going to be a discussion around this announcement, so we’ve set up a comments and feedback thread over on the Tournament section of the official forums.

    Head on over there if you’d like to talk about this news item!

  • Guardian's Gala - Eros Blossom SKINs Are Back!

    12. February 2019 16:00


    We're super happy to announce that the Eros Blossom SKIN line is now available in the New Eden Store again, in celebration of the Guardian's Gala!

    In addition to all the hulls it was available for last year, the SKIN line is now available on twelve more new hulls this time around.

    Prices in the New Eden Store are as follows!

    Previously available hulls:

    • Aeon - 695 PLEX
    • Wyvern - 695 PLEX
    • Nidhoggur - 695 PLEX
    • Thanatos - 695 PLEX
    • Dramiel - 250 PLEX
    • Cynabal - 250 PLEX
    • Machariel - 390 PLEX

    New availability:

    • Confessor - 250 PLEX
    • Redeemer - 390 PLEX
    • Avatar - 695 PLEX
    • Sabre -250 PLEX
    • Panther - 390 PLEX
    • Ragnarok - 695 PLEX
    • Deimos - 250 PLEX
    • Nyx - 695 PLEX
    • Erebus - 695 PLEX
    • Eagle - 250 PLEX
    • Basilisk - 250 PLEX
    • Leviathan - 695 PLEX

    We also have two fireworks available as part of the event too, the "Cherubic Heartburst" and "Eros Blossom" fireworks, also available in the New Eden Store for 5 PLEX.

    All these SKINs and fireworks are available from today through until February 26th, so be sure to pick them up if you want to add them to your collection!

  • The February Release Is Now Live!

    12. February 2019 12:00


    We're happy to announce that the February Release is now live!

    The February release brings a whole host of quality of life tweaks to EVE Online, including a long list of "little things" as well as UI fixes, stability improvements and visual updates.

    This release also sees the kickoff of a new event, as the Guardian's Gala returns with improved visuals, more challenges and more diverse rewards.

    In addition to a whole host of fixes and improvements, the February Release brings the deployment of a new website - CCPlease, a page where we'll be tracking quality of life changes going forward. You can read more about this new page in the latest devblog here.

    Check out the patch notes and the links below for more details and information on how to provide feedback on this release!

    Release Resources:

  • 2019/02/12 - February Release Deployment Information

    8. February 2019 15:00


    We're super happy to announce that deployment of the February release is scheduled for next Tuesday, February 12th, during a standard daily downtime.

    Downtime will begin at the usual time of 11:00 UTC, and will for fifteen minutes, during which the February release will be deployed. It is expected that Tranquility will be back online and accepting connections by 11:15 UTC.

    The February release brings a whole host of quality of life tweaks to EVE Online, including a long list of "little things" as well as UI fixes, stability improvements and visual updates.

    This release will also see the kickoff of a new event, as the Guardian's Gala returns with improved visuals, more challenges and more diverse rewards.

    For more granular details on all the fixes coming with the February release, check out the full patch notes here!

  • February Release - Cynosural Field Overview Changes

    7. February 2019 17:00


    As we announced on the forums in December, standard cynosural fields will be moved to a new overview selection group in the upcoming February release.

    This will fulfil a common community request and allow players to filter cynosural fields separately from other beacons in their custom overview.

    In preparation for this change we created the new empty group early and made it available to be added to custom overview filters and shared overview packs. This group was automatically added to the default overview filters in December, and players can change their custom overview filters manually if they wish.

    The group is currently visible on Tranquility as “Future Home of Cyno Fields” under the “Celestial” category. In the February release the group will be renamed to simply “Cynosural Fields” and the cyno field items will be moved into it.

    We encourage all players who use custom overview filters and who wish to continue seeing cynosural fields in those filters to add this new group to their custom filters before the deployment of the February release next week.

    CYNO OVERVIEW

  • New Launcher Now Available!

    7. February 2019 01:00


    We're happy to announce that the new launcher for EVE Online is now available in release form!

    The next time pilots start their launcher, it'll be updated to the current release version of the new launcher.

    The Dev Team would like to take the opportunity to thank all pilots who took part in testing it during the beta phase and for providing feedback that's had an awesome contribution to the project and the roadmap for additions to functionality going forward.

    You can read more about the new launcher here, and if you'd like to leave comments on the new design or features you'd like to see, then feel free to leave your feedback in the comments thread for the dev blog!

  • 2019/02/07 - Short Notice Downtime Extension!

    7. February 2019 01:00


    As a follow up to Tuesday's extended daily downtime for database maintenance, we will need to extend today's daily downtime to carry out additional work.

    Downtime today will be extended in the same manner as Tuesday, running for a whole 60 minutes.

    This extended downtime will start at the normal time of 11:00 UTC, and will run through until 12:00 UTC, when we expect the cluster to be back online and accepting connections.

    Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this downtime, and by the short notice announcement.

    We hope to have Tranquility back online and accepting connections as soon as possible.

  • 2019/02/05 – Extended Downtime – Database Maintenance

    4. February 2019 01:00


    Due to essential database maintenance that needs to occur on the Tranquility cluster, daily downtime will be extended tomorrow and will run for a total of 60 minutes.

    This downtime extension is required because we need to perform a cold restart of the entire Tranquility cluster – quite literally a request from our friends at Microsoft to turn the universe off and on again!

    Downtime will begin at the usual time of 11:00 UTC, and will run through until 12:00 UTC, when we expect the cluster to be back online and accepting connections.

    Apologies for any inconvenience that this downtime extension may cause. We’ll have the cluster back up and running for you all as soon as we can!

    As always, you can follow @EVE_Status on twitter for updates on Tranquility, including any server issues or downtime extensions that may be required.

  • 2019/02/03 - Activity Tracker Issues

    3. February 2019 18:00


    From approximately 05:00 UTC this morning, the Activity Tracker suffered connectivity issues that prevented data from the achievements of pilots from being uploaded and displayed.

    This connectivity trouble lasted for approximately 12 hours, during which activity by pilots across the cluster was recorded, but not displayed as part of their achievement metrics in the Activity Tracker.

    We would like to reassure all pilots that this data was recorded correctly and all actions are present and accounted for.

    The development team are currently looking to replay this 12 hours of data, which will add the missing metrics to the activity trackers of all pilots once this process has been completed.

  • First Batch Of Serenity SKINs Arrive On Tranquility!

    1. February 2019 12:00


    We're super happy to announce that the first two sets of SKINs that were once exclusive to EVE China have now arrived on Tranquility!

    These sets mark the first in a line of SKINs that were formerly only available on the Serenity server, but are now making their way to Tranquility.

    Above, you can see the "Serene" SKIN line, which is now available in the New Eden Store at the following PLEX Prices:

    • Magnate – 110 PLEX
    • Hyperion – 250 PLEX
    • Naga – 110 PLEX
    • Cynabal – 110 PLEX
    • Augoror Navy Issue – 110 PLEX
    • A bundle of all 5 SKINs is also available at a 15% discount off the total price

    And below, you can see the "Absent Heroes" SKIN line, also available in the New Eden Store now, at the following PLEX prices:

    • Rifter – 110 PLEX
    • Typhoon – 250 PLEX
    • A bundle of both SKINs is available at a 15% discount off the total price

    In addition to this, a new type of firework, “Stargazer Lantern Firework” has been added to the store for this celebration.

    The firework, as well as these SKINs, will be available through until downtime on February 10, so be sure to grab them while you can!

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