EDIT: Just a reminder that DST comes into effect for many parts of Europe at 1am on Sunday. EVE time is always UTC+0 so don't get caught out!
Clear Skies is one of the most ambitious and successful creative endeavors to ever come out of the EVE Online community. When the first Clear Skies movie landed in 2008 it was the culmination of years of work by its creator Ian Chisholm and was met with wild acclaim. As well as being immediately embraced by passionate EVE players, it would also go on to win several machinima awards and expose EVE Online to a larger audience.
Spurred on by its reception, Ian would create two further instalments and each one would be more sophisticated and polished than the last. The trilogy concluded with Clear Skies 3 in 2011. We published a Community Spotlight article on Clear Skies in back 2012 which has a lot of information about the creation of the series.
With the current situation where many of us are holed up in our homes, isolated from our friends, workmates and regular lives, we thought it would be nice to fire up the friendship machine, watch Clear Skies together and celebrate the two best ships in EVE.
On Sunday, 29 March from 19:30 EVE time, CCP TV will be hosting a marathon of all three Clear Skies movies back-to-back on our Twitch channel, and we're excited to let you know that Clear Skies creator Ian Chisholm will be joining us live on the stream to provide a running director commentary throughout the marathon. No doubt he'll be able to share a lot of interesting insights into the production and technical hurdles he faced while making Clear Skies. Even if you've watched Clear Skies before, this should be a new experience!
After the movies conclude, Ian will stick around for some Q&A with the viewers where you can pitch any questions you have about the series or maybe ask if there's something new in store for John Rourke and his crew...?
So come along, hang out and chat with your fellow internet spaceship enthusiasts and enjoy some awesome EVE Online machinima.
Just because we're all stuck indoors doesn't mean we can't enjoy Clear Skies!
Take even more control of your skill training and save 10% on 30 days of Omega and 3 Skill Extractors with this limited time bundle from EVE Online's New Eden Store! Available only until 11:00 UTC on 29 March, unlock access to all of EVE's ships and skills with Omega and respec your skills with the use of Skill Extractors.
Upgrading to Omega will also help you boost your training further with double skill training speed and an unlimited skill queue, allowing you to prioritize and never miss a second of training. Add to that 3 Skill Extractors that allow you to extract Skill Points from your character to respec your skills and customize your skill tree, and you've got an unmissable bundle when it comes to achieving your short and long term goals in New Eden!
Fan favorite Twitch Vs EVE is returning to Twitch on Saturday, 21 March for its third instalment! A fleet of EVE Online streamers will form up, each with experienced fleet commanders in their ranks, and they will go looking for trouble and fights all across New Eden.
CCP devs, GMs and ISDs will also be participating in the fleet with the streamers and whether you choose to tune in on Twitch or fly out to meet the roaming fleets in combat you're sure to have a good time!
This year the 5 FCs from across New Eden are: Bjorn Bee, Pandoralica, Virion, Greygal and BalefulDysnomia.
There will be prizes for players who earn killmails, such as PLEX, SKINs and tons of other giveaways across the streams to thank the community for their support of EVE Online’s content creators.
Be sure to tune into Twitch from 20:00 EVE time, find who you want to watch and join the fun!
For a limited time only, you can train skills on an additional character at the same time as your primary character with Multiple Character Training (MCT) for 3 months! This additional training slot is activated as soon as you purchase this combined offer of a 3 month Omega package and the MCT for a total of $48.85 by 11:00 UTC on 24 March, so start adding skills to your additional character's training queue immediately!
Multiple Character Training (MCT) will allow you to train skills on multiple characters on the same account simultaneously. Along with Omega giving you double training speed, an infinite skill queue and access to all skills in EVE, you can use this offer to significantly advance skill training potential across your characters and get closer to your goals in New Eden!
Those of you who have made your homes and livelihoods in the Low Security (Lowsec) star systems of New Eden are to be commended - and rewarded - for your loyalty to this way of life. The Loyalty to Lowsec update coming on 24 March will provide a thrilling climax to the Fight or Flight Quadrant, featuring a number of changes to Faction Warfare as well as other aspects of Lowsec adventuring that will bring fresh excitement and activity to these regions of New Eden.
As mentioned throughout last year, there will be changes to Faction Warfare in EVE Online to improve the overall experience of Capsuleers engaging with this feature. This begins with increased Loyalty Point payouts for PvP kills made during Faction Warfare. At the same time, Loyalty Point payouts for Faction Warfare missions given by agents will be reduced, which will increase the relative value of combat in Faction Warfare.
In addition, there will be an increase in the activation area that surrounds acceleration gates. This will allow Capsuleers to enter Faction Warfare combat complexes with less chance of being tackled or stopped before entering the main complex area. This will effectively re-introduce the player-emergent behavior of 'gate sliding', and will be supported by the introduction of perimeter lighting around the acceleration gates to indicate the extent of the activation region surrounding it.
As if that wasn't enough love for Faction Warfare, this feature will also see new gated capture sites that allow entry for all ships of Battleship size and smaller added. This presents a perfect opportunity for Capsuleers to make use of the brand new and exciting Frigate Escape Bay feature!
Capsuleers have been able to try out the new Frigate Escape Bay feature on the Singularity test server for a few weeks now, and it is going live on Tranquility on 24 March. The Frigate Escape Bay is a special bay capable of holding a single, fitted Frigate that will be added to all Battleships. Should the Battleship be destroyed, instead of being ejected in your capsule and left helpless, you will launch immediately back into combat aboard your Frigate!
Seeing how Capsuleers utilize Frigate Escape Bay tactics in the new Battleship-specific Faction Warfare sites will be incredibly exciting!
Why stop there with the Lowsec love? As part of the Loyalty to Lowsec update, there will be an increase to the loot dropped from PvP in Lowsec space and an increase to warp speed in Lowsec between 24 March and 6 April. These limited time changes will promote further PvP activity in Lowsec, undoubtedly having an effect on how Capsuleers make use of them during Faction Warfare, in no small part due to the significant speed boost Battleships will enjoy!
There will also be an additional task added to the daily PvP challenges of the Skilling is Just a Means event that runs until 14 April. Capsuleers will be offered an extra 10,000 Skill Points daily for killing one of the NPCs defending the Faction Warfare capture sites, so that makes 20,000 Skill Points available every day!
Inspired by the legendary Kings of Lowsec contest that took place in 2013 which was a 24 hour Lowsec killing spree, the contest to crown a champion of Lowsec will be returning to New Eden between 26 and 31 March! The alliance that accrues the highest ISK value of Lowsec PvP kills in that time will receive awesome rewards, and their alliance's flag will be flown proudly on top of the Groska building, the new home of CCP's Reykjavík office, for a month!
More details on this event are coming soon, and the Faction Warfare changes, warp speed and PvP loot drop increases are now live on the Singularity test server for you to try out!
Finally, to celebrate the upcoming release of the Loyalty to Lowsec update and the Frigate Escape Bay, there will be two sets of SKIN offers in EVE Online's New Eden Store between 11:00 UTC on 24 March and 11:00 UTC on 31 March.
Firstly, there will be 25% off selected SKINs such as the Oasis of Faith, Zento Isidenko Combine, Snowline Bladeracer and Vitalshift EGO SKINs for popular faction Warfare ships like Navy Issue Frigates and Cruisers.
Secondly, the new Escapologist Bundle will provide four stunning SKINs for popular Battleships, and four free Frigate SKINs as well! Plus, there will 50% off the Machariel Angel's Hex SKIN as well.
Bonus Skill Point Weekend - the last one in this Quadrant - is returning between 13 and 16 March 2020, with great Skill Point rewards for both Alpha and Omega Clone State pilots! Log in daily to claim thousands of Skill Points that you can use to boost your training, honing combat skills that are great for the Fight or Flight Quadrant events.
As long as you make sure to log in every day during Bonus Skill Point Weekend, as an Alpha you can get up to 45,000 Skill Points, and Omegas will get both their own and the Alpha rewards, meaning a whopping 130,000 Skill Points total!
Skill up and fly safe!
The new Oasis of Faith SKIN for all Amarr ships is available in EVE Online's New Eden Store now! This SKIN can be purchased on Amarr hulls at the following prices: - Frigates, Destroyers, Cruisers & Battlecruisers - 55 PLEX - Battleships - 110 PLEX - Capitals - 250 PLEX
Show your devotion to the Amarr faith and cause by adding these glorious SKINs to your collection today!
Hello charitable capsuleers!
With our monthly release tomorrow, we will be delivering the PLEX for GOOD reward apparel to our awesome donors:
The DED's Reserve Frontier Safeguard service, commonly known as the RFS or "Safeguarders", has its origins in a lowsec/nullsec frontier patrol operated using reservists from the member states of CONCORD. The RFS originally provided a security patrol presence in lowsec systems with planetary colonies and other orbital settlements. Since the expansion of CONCORD's mandate and permanent DED fleet capacity in YC105, the RFS has evolved into an organization focused on providing disaster relief to colonies across lowsec space.
As mentioned in previous news items, anyone who donated the minimum 100 PLEX will receive one pair of the shirts. At 500 PLEX they will receive two pairs and then an additional pair for every 500 PLEX donated after that.
Now, this is where we hit a bit of a wrinkle. Due to the fact that we weren't able to announce the in-game rewards until midway through the campaign, some players contributed PLEX to corp or alliance collections or donated to streamers etc. as part of 3rd party fundraising drives. This means we won't have a record of the contributions for those who didn't directly send their donations to the CCP PLEX for GOOD character.
If that's you, in the first instance we request that you reach out to the person who you sent your PLEX to and ask that they contract you the number of shirts you're entitled to.
If you don't get a response you can then send an in-game evemail to the character CCP PLEX for GOOD stating the amount of PLEX you donated and we will contract your shirts in Jita 4-4.
This offer will only be available until downtime on Friday, 20 March 2020.
In the event someone claims to have donated a large volume of PLEX we will have to verify that first. You can help by linking the original PLEX contract in the evemail. If you are unable to locate the contract or it was too long ago we have other means of confirming the donation, it'll just take a little more work on our end.
We realise this is a little bit messy but we didn't want to hold up launching the campaign while we were figuring out if we had the bandwidth to get rewards made. We want to properly thank everyone for their generosity and make sure everyone receives the rewards they're entitled to.
During the PLEX for GOOD campaign we relied on the generosity of the community and you didn't let us down, so now we're relying on your honesty when it comes to claiming your apparel. Thank you for your understanding!
In conclusion I would once again like to point to CCP's especially firm position when it comes to scamming related to PLEX for GOOD:
IMPORTANT: CCP regards any scamming attempts surrounding PLEX for GOOD to be morally reprehensible, and any attempts at scamming relating to this program will be met with the harshest and swiftest action at our disposal. If you become aware of anyone attempting a scam related to PLEX for GOOD please notify us at email@example.com
The Skilling Spree and Chilling Spree events have been very popular with Capsuleers, and now the event returns with a PvP twist!
Capsuleers will be awarded Skill Points during the Skilling is Just a Means of Communication event for PvP kills, with daily challenges being issued at downtime each day between 12 March and 14 April.
You can rack up hundreds of thousands of Skill Points throughout the event by destroying player ships, and then use your amassed Skill Points to speed up training in any area you choose to specialize in.
Good luck out there, Capsuleers, and watch your backs!
In light of the recent and ongoing global developments surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Fanfest event in Reykjavik, Iceland.
It is with a heavy heart that we make this decision, and we know this news will be disappointing to our wonderful community, but we feel absolutely compelled to follow the most responsible course of action and prioritize the safety and well-being of our attendees, our staff and of course the general Icelandic public.
We realize that the situation a month from now could be very different, but the way events are developing both globally and in Iceland’s neighboring countries, an in-depth and serious review has made it clear that this is a necessary step to take.
We wanted to get this information to you as swiftly as possible in order to allow you to make the necessary changes to any travel or accommodation arrangements that you may have made. We will be providing further details over the course of the next few weeks, so please keep an eye on all EVE Online social media channels for these updates.
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One of the guiding principles for the market in EVE Online is to keep intact how closely it mirrors aspects of real-world economics and financial markets. These principles are held firmly in mind when moving forward with any changes to the in-game market.
The Broker Relations update will be launching 10 March, and included in the release will be changes to the mechanics around creating and updating orders on the in-game market.
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