In the fast-moving universe of New Eden, the start of a new year offers everyone an opportunity to try new things and adopt fresh approaches. To that end, this article will introduce the concept of EVE Online in Quadrants for 2020, something that was first mentioned on stage at EVE Vegas at the end of last year.
EVE Online will be splitting the year into four sections - Quadrants - that will allow for releases, events, offers and more to exist within a given theme for that period of time. The first of these Quadrants for 2020 will be "Fight or Flight" starting 16 January, which will be themed around PvP in EVE, and will offer explosive rewards, challenges and changes!
A major benefit of Quadrants will be that they will allow work and efforts to be focused throughout the year with a more regular cadence. Each Quadrant may contain seasonal events, balance changes and game health improvements, permanent meta changes, challenges and rewards that could be themed, for example, around a particular style of gameplay, or any aspect of EVE.
We're excited about what the first Quadrant will bring to New Eden! Maybe you'll even be able to bring your Drake...?
We're pleased to announce that tickets for special events during Fanfest 2020 are now available. These include the annual charity dinner, the pub crawl and the Sisters of EVE partner program tickets. Plus there is a special discount from our tour partner Reykjavik Excursions for you to take advantage of!
Join EVE Fanfest attendees and developers for a special evening of interesting conversation and a wonderful dinner at the magnificent Kolabrautin restaurant on the top floor of Harpa on the first evening of Fanfest.
This unique event supports the Children's Hospital (Barnaspítali Hringsins), a division of the National University Hospital of Iceland in Reykjavík. Besides a spectacular 3-course dinner, drinks will also be included, and you will get both a unique memorabilia as well as a special thank-you document signed by the EVE devs and the CEO of CCP.
Be sure to grab your chance quickly to wine, dine and converse with CCP's CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson and the CCP developers.
Included: welcome drink, 3-course dinner, beer and wine, exclusive memorabilia and signed thank you document.
You must be 20 years of age or older to participate in this event!
This year´s pub crawl will return to its original form, with our usual spelunk around the 101 downtown area. Experience the nightlife of Reykjavik with fellow EVE players and members of the CCP Dev team during Fanfest's Pub Crawl with a Dev on the Friday night.
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of dark bars, funky cocktail lounges, thumping clubs and classic taverns across Reykjavik. The theme of the night is simple - mind-blowing fun! You won't want to miss this unique experience, so be sure to get your ticket as soon as possible and sign-up with your favorite Dev (group sign-up will take place in Harpa during Fanfest).
Included in the price: Dev group, beer, shot glass, drink tokens and final destination party.
We invite players to bring their wives, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, or just friends, to accompany them on the trip to Iceland and participate in this excursion that takes place during the Friday of Fanfest.
Not only that, but Sisters of EVE pass holders are invited to join in at Fanfest on the Saturday, including the Party at the Top of the World! Information about the tour will be announced very soon.
CCP has partnered up with Reykjavik Excursions to offer a 15% discount on several popular tours which you can take advantage of while you're visiting Iceland. The tours include the famous Golden Circle tour which takes in some breathtaking natural sights, northern lights tour, the Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik city sightseeing. You can also book discounted airport transfer tickets to get you from Keflavik to Reykjavik and back quickly and smoothly.
On Tuesday 17 December, Veldspar and Spodumain rocks were removed from Null-Sec asteroid belts. At the same time, the quantity of ore for levels three, four and five asteroid Anomalies in Null-Sec were greatly reduced (33%, 50%, and 66% respectively). These changes will vastly lower the availability of some ores in Null-Sec.
This marks the beginning of the EVE resource distribution overhaul that will be taking place in the coming weeks and months. The element of mystery and sense of discovery when things change in New Eden without notice is something awesome to behold, therefore some of the adjustments planned will be sudden like the ones that occurred on 17 December. It is also understood that certain changes require precise communication in advance in order to give pilots enough time to prepare, so other more gradual plans that exist for changes will be communicated in this fashion.
This weekend we are going to have yet another opportunity to grab PLEX at a discounter price. Starting from 11:00 UTC on 20 December until 11:00 UTC on 23 December everyone can save 10% on 500 PLEX packs and higher!
Also, if you would like to bring some friends with you then don’t forget that you can earn multiple rewards, including newly-added limited time holiday-themed items, for successfully recruiting new pilots to your cause until 7 January 2020. Make sure you read all the details and get recruiting!
Happy holidays, pilots!
Hello, loot-collecting Capsuleers,
Earlier this year at EVE Vegas, we announced our partnership with Mixed Dimensions who will help us bridge the vast universe of EVE Online with a physical world by producing 3D printed models of ships. As of this week, the wait is finally over and the first seven magnificent hulls are available for purchase on the official Mixed Dimensions website.
The selection at launch features ships from each major faction and is available in different sizes to better tailor to your individual needs. Do not fret if you don’t see your favorite vessel on the website because more ship styles are expected to be offered for sale in 2020, becoming available in releases throughout the year!
It is very exciting to see Mixed Dimensions using their state of the art 3D printers combined with proprietary software and talented artists to bring high-quality models of EVE Online ships directly to your home.
The days are short, the nights are long, and lights are up on all the houses. This can only mean one thing; the return of the Winter Dev Caravan! On 20 December, the amazing BjornBee will be leading an intrepid gang of CCP Devs, GMs, and ISDs through New Eden on an epic roam.
This year, an extra roam will be added. That’s right, not one, but two roams! The first roam will be undocking at 09:00 (EVE Time). The second roam will head out at 20:00 (EVE Time). To add to the holiday shenanigans, these fleets will be equipped with some Reindeer Filaments, so you Null-Sec Capsuleers better not be on the naughty list because CCP is coming to town! The caravan will be starting off in Low Sec, and will jingle jangle its way through New Eden.
To summarize, the roams are on Friday 20 December: - 09:00 (EVE Time) roam - 20:00 (EVE Time) roam
Ships in the caravan will be carrying some holiday goodies in their cargo holds, so swing by, kill some Devs and maybe you will get some PLEX and loot! This is also your best chance to throw some snowballs at a Developer, or maybe even scoop a frozen Dev corpse or two, apparently they trade well!
You can tune in for all the fun on the official CCP Twitch channel.
The festive Yoiul Star SKINs are available until 7 January 2020 and come with a unique effect! Starting 13 days before Christmas, a green charge bar will appear on the SKIN and will gradually fill every day until a green star appears at the front of the ship.
This seasonal effect won’t be there permanently and will disappear from the SKIN after 13 January, but next year on the 12th December the charge starts up again. Get into the festive spirit with one of these fun new SKINs!
The HyperNet Relay has landed and is proving incredibly popular with the capsuleers of New Eden. Anyone can purchase HyperNodes with ISK but to create a HyperNet offer you'll need some HyperCores which you can get from the in-game market or from the New Eden Store where 10 PLEX will get you 100 HyperCores.
See what all the hype is about (see what I did there?) and check out the HyperNet Relay today!
Get up to a massive 50% off selected SKINs at the New Eden Store with these awesome 24-hour sales, running every Thursday until 11:00 UTC on 3 January 2020!
The schedule for the 24 hour SKIN sales is: - 11:00 12 Dec to 11:00 13 Dec - 11:00 19 Dec to 11:00 20 Dec - 11:00 26 Dec to 11:00 27 Dec - 11:00 2 Jan to 11:00 3 Jan
You'll have to check out the New Eden Store every Thursday to see what's on sale and you can get started right now. Dress your ship up nice for the season!
If you're looking for something to do in space this weekend you should definitely check out the annual Luminaire Snowball Fight starting at 21:00 EVE time on Sunday, 15 December and taking place in... Luminaire!
The festivities are organized by Commander A9 and previous events have seen hundreds of capsuleers joining to launch fireworks, snowballs and sharing presents to celebrate the holiday season. Go along to enjoy:
Some ISD volunteers and CCP developers may also be turning up to join in the fun!
Check out the thread on the EVE forums for full details including how to take part in the gift exchange.
If you have any melted snowballs from previous years you can exchange them for fresh snowballs at any of the Yoiul Festival Snowball Exchange structures located in systems all over hisec. And of course you can pick up brand new snowballs every day you log in throughout the 13 Days of EVE event that's going on right now.
Screenshot by Charles Surge
Tomorrow after daily downtime, the season of celebration will arrive in New Eden! With it comes Naughty or Nice and all the events therein!
The popular 13 Days of EVE event returns for the holiday season, with free daily login rewards between 12 December 2019 and 7 January 2020. All pilots, regardless of their license status, get rewards but upgrading to Omega gets you better gifts plus all the Alpha rewards too! The improved rewards include exclusive Facial Augmentations, more snowballs, more Skill Points, more Boosters, more Abyssal Deadspace Filaments, and...you guessed it...even more surpises!
Back by popular demand but with a slight…holiday twist - you will once again be able to receive a great number of Skill Points (and mysterious travel rewards) for completing daily NPC and Capsuleer-hunting challenges in the festively-named Chilling Spree event. Be aware though, you're going to need those snowballs from the 13 Days of EVE to complete the missions in Chilling Spree, so make sure you log in daily and stock up.
Do you have melted snowballs from past events? You’re in luck! Head over to the Yoiul Festival Snowball Exchange located in numerous places in Hi-Sec and use the Meltwater-Snowball Exchanger to trade in those melted snowballs in exchange for brand new ones to use in Chilling Spree!
Surprise gifts and visits are synonymous with this time of year, so keep an eye on your daily login gifts during the 13 Days of EVE, as you never know what you might get and where it might take you and your fellow pilots in Null-Sec! The RDLF-09 Filament is……especially exciting. These filaments are available exclusively during the holiday event, so make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to surprise your fellow capsuleers.
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