The o7 Show airs this Sunday at 20:00 UTC (EVE time) on the CCP Twitch Channel.
We'll be talking to developers and players about the Blood Raider shipyards and the recent bloodbath surrounding the first one discovered in Period Basis.
We'll visit CCP's art team and get a glimpse of some beautiful stuff they're working on for EVE, we'll talk about the upcoming Alliance Tournament and of course we'll take a look at all kinds of things happening in and around space.
We'll be giving away special skins and some headsets from our friends at Razer during the show, so make sure to join us in Twitch chat for a great evening of spaceship talk!
See you on Sunday at 20:00 EVE time, on Twitch (or YouTube/Facebook if you prefer)
The o7 Show is an EVE talk show produced and hosted by EVE developers and aired from CCP headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland. It shines a spotlight on EVE's development and the amazing things EVE players do in and around space every day.
Hello thinking and tinkering Capsuleers
With team signups now closed, we can announce the teams that will be participating in Alliance Tournament XV from July 29 to August 20. The following 15 teams are returning from Alliance Tournament XIV:
The following teams made successful bids in the Secret Auction. As only 15 teams from Alliance Tournament XIV used their option to return to Alliance Tournament XV, a 17th auction spot was offered.
The Bastard Cartel
Hard Knocks Citizens
Out of Sight.
The Clown Car
Quebec United Legions (with La Divison Bleue)
We want your ISK
L A Z E R H A W K S
United Federation of Conifers
Band of Backstabbers
Finally, the remaining 56 teams will take part in the feeder rounds on June 10th and 11th in an attempt to enter the tournament proper. They are:
As with last year, we will be opening Thunderdome to teams practicing for Alliance Tournament. If your team wish to gain access to Thunderdome, please have one of your team captains send an email from the email address registered to their account to email@example.com with the following information:
Whichever of the option you choose for giving an access list, the total number of characters must not exceed 500, and all characters must be in your alliance.
Teams should note that passwords are being pulled from Singularity, so if your current password does not work you should try an older one.
While we try to ensure that Thunderdome is available for practice at all times, Thunderdome may be unavailable at certain times, and may also play host to other events in the leadup to the tournament. Please check the EVE Alliance Tournament Discussion forum for updates on expected interruptions to Thunderdome.
The full rules for Alliance Tournament XV can be now found on the community website at this link, but here’s a quick summary:
Please remember that rules may be updated at any time and will be announced on twitter by @EVETournament with the full details being provided in the EVE Alliance Tournament Discussion forum.
For those teams that are participating in the feeder rounds, the structure will be as follows:
The round of 56 will be completed on June 10, with all remaining matches being played out on June 11. The byes in round 3 will be awarded to the two remaining teams with the highest average points difference across their previous matches.
Seeding for the feeder tournament will be randomized, and will be announced at the end of the week.
This year, we will be using a similar method as used in AT XIV to seed the brackets for the main tournament:
While team signups have closed, we’re still accepting applications for commentators until 2017-05-28 23:59, so make sure you send in your application before then. Check out the earlier announcement for more details.
We hope that you’re just as excited as we are for the tournament this year. If you have any remaining questions or requests for clarifications regarding rules, please post in the EVE Alliance Tournament Discussion forum.
And as always: The best ship, is Championship.
On behalf of the Tournament Team
Download this episode!With Kael and Meredudd both recovering from the dreaded Man-Flu, the Mind Clash Podcast explores strong, independent alliances that don’t need no help from no coalition. Mmmm hmmmm. Once again joined by Tridgit from Iron Armada and Piotr Engels from Manifesto to talk about the state of small alliances, how they are affected by Aegis Sov and citadel changes, and what is the next step in the future for these indy groups.
Also in this episode we discussed the destruction of the first Blood Raider Shipyard, Skill Injector changes, the Alliance Tournament, and Theomachy.
Watch the stream live every Monday evening at 2200 Eastern US Time (0200 Tuesday EVE Time)
Intro Music is “I Love New Eden” by TEST Alliance
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E-DOF2, Period Basis – The Blood Raider Covenant's Omir Sarikusa has issued a defiant response to the destruction of his organization's Sotiyo-class shipyard by capsuleers of the Imperium coalition on YC119.05.19.
Speaking exclusively to Ret Gloriaxx of the Scope's Galactic Hour, Sarikusa declared the loss of the shipyard "a necessary and holy sacrifice on the path of the Great Truth". Going further, the Blood Raider leader asserted that "our legions sanctified in blood will renew this work, and once more strike down the false and the faithless, even as they squabble amongst themselves". This was apparently a reflection on the internecine combat between the Imperium group and the TEST alliance surrounding the looting of the Sotiyo.
Sarikusa also claimed that "the Sow-Queen squatting atop her throne of base metal showed by her inaction the impotency of her rule, corrupted and thin as her own blood!" This latter remark was evidently a reference to Empress Catiz I of the Amarr Empire. When asked for comment, the Court Chamberlain's Office would only say: "The ravings of a mad heretic are beneath the dignity of the Throne."
For their part, capsuleers have commented adversely as to the capabilities of the Sotiyo's defenses, noting that the lack of a close-in point defense system allowed the Imperium to bring the Sotiyo down with a fleet composed of frigates.
Enjoy our first ever set of ship SKINs for your Gurista ships. The Hostile Takeover SKIN is now available in the New Eden Store!
We are excited to offer this beautiful new SKIN line for all Gurista ship hulls:
We also would like to remind you to our May sale (ending May 30th) in the New Eden Store with discounts up to 20%.
Head over to the New Eden Store and grab your favorite SKIN!
Purchasing SKINs is easy:
We are happy to announce that all pilots who had aurum balances outstanding from the PLEX changes have now had their converted PLEX balances delivered as of downtime May 23rd.
In order to protect the market and value of PLEX during the transition, all pilots who had less than 1000 Aurum in their wallets did not have this converted to PLEX when the changes were deployed on May 9th, and were notified that they would receive their aurum balance in PLEX three months after the deployment of the PLEX changes.
After careful consideration and close monitoring of the market, we have decided to reimburse these PLEX earlier.
Today's daily downtime was extended slightly in order to allow for a reimbursement script to be run, and all pilots should now have their outstanding PLEX balances reimbursed.