The Agnarr Server to Open Another Door to Norrath Nostalgia
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 May 2017, 3:15 pm
Over on the EverQuest front a new progression server is slated to open up this evening.  The Agnarr server, named for the raid boss Agnarr the Stormlord will add a new facet to Daybreak’s nostalgia farming techniques. As I mentioned in my post

Buzzard in Space
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 May 2017, 4:00 pm

AT XV Rules: what's different
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 May 2017, 5:06 pm
GeneralCollusion rules tightened up.Sponsored by the Serpentis, points cost reduction to their ships. (AT XIV was sponsored by the Blood Raiders).3 ship bans in matches played during the final 2 weekends (probably top 16).T2 mobile combat drones allowed

Watch The o7 Show this Sunday, May 28!
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 May 2017, 2:33 pm

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.

Alliance Tournament XV: Teams and Rules
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 May 2017, 12:36 pm

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:

  • 404 Alliance Not Found
  • A Band Apart.
  • Dream Fleet
  • Exodus.
  • Fraternity.
  • Mercenary Coalition
  • Northern Coalition.
  • Paisti Syndicate
  • Pandemic Legion
  • Phoebe Freeport Republic
  • The Tuskers Co.
  • Villore Accords

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.



Brave Collective




The Bastard Cartel


Hard Knocks Citizens




Out of Sight.




The Clown Car


Quebec United Legions (with La Divison Bleue)


We want your ISK




Intrepid Crossing


United Federation of Conifers


The Initiative.


The Bastion


skill urself


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:

  • An Alliance Has No Name
  • Army of New Eden
  • Asteria Concord.
  • Badfellas Inc.
  • Best Intentions.
  • Blades of Grass (with Demonic Wheat Pineapple)
  • Bright Side of Death
  • Brotherhood of Spacers
  • Brothers in Arms Alliance
  • ChaosTheory.
  • Circle-Of-Two
  • Digital Vendetta
  • End of Life
  • Fidelas Constans
  • Ghost Legion.
  • Good at this Game
  • Goonswarm Federation
  • Heirs of Nothing (with I Aim To Misbehave)
  • Hole Control
  • Iron Armada
  • It Must Be Jelly Cause Jam Don't Shake
  • Legio Astartes Arcanum
  • LowSechnaya Sholupen
  • Men with Fancy Hats
  • MOIST.
  • No Handlebars.
  • Of Sound Mind
  • Pen Is Out
  • Project.Mayhem.
  • R.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N
  • RAZOR Alliance
  • Red Alliance
  • Rejection of Sovereignty
  • Requiem Eternal
  • Rote Kapelle (with Rote Works)
  • Red vs Blue
  • Salt Farmers
  • senseless intentions
  • Shadow Cartel
  • Sleeping Dragons
  • Snuffed Out
  • Solar Fleet
  • Solyaris Chtonium
  • Spaceship Bebop
  • Spectre Fleet Alliance
  • Templis CALSF
  • Test Alliance Please Ignore
  • The Explicit Alliance
  • The Society For Unethical Treatment Of Sleepers
  • The-Culture
  • Wormhole Society

Training in the Thunderdome

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 with the following information:

  • Who is requesting access (please give alliance and your character name to make verification easier)
  • A list of character IDs (preferred) or character names for characters you would like to have access to the server OR
  • A list of corporation IDs (preferred) or corporation names within your alliance that you would like to have access to the server OR
  • A statement that you would like your entire alliance to have access to the server
  • A list of character IDs (preferred) or character names for characters you wish to have access to the tournament tools (maximum 10)

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.

Rules and Regulations

The full rules for Alliance Tournament XV can be now found on the community website at this link, but here’s a quick summary:

  • This tournament is sponsored by the Serpentis Corporation and Serpentis ships have a reduced point cost
  • Point costs have been adjusted for several ship groups
  • In the matches during the final two weekends of the tournament each team will have 3 ship bans instead of the previous 2
  • Tech Two mobile combat drones are allowed
  • Strategic Cruisers are not allowed to fit remote repair modules
  • Capacitor transmitter modules are once again allowed with a maximum of one per ship
  • Rules regarding collusion and “B teams” have been clarified and strengthened
  • Account bans have been added as an explicitly available penalty in the rules
  • The flagship deadline is much earlier than normal at June 13

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.

Feeding the Beast

For those teams that are participating in the feeder rounds, the structure will be as follows:

  • Round 1: 56 teams, with the 28 teams that win progressing to the Alliance Tournament
  • Round 2: 28 teams, with the 14 teams that lose being eliminated
  • Round 3: 14 teams, with the 6 teams that lose being eliminated (2 teams will receive a bye)
  • Round 4: 8 teams, with the 4 teams that win progressing to the Alliance Tournament

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.

Bracket Seeding

This year, we will be using a similar method as used in AT XIV to seed the brackets for the main tournament:

  • Teams will be seeded into a standard 64 team double elimination bracket
  • Any teams that competed in Alliance Tournament XIV will be ordered based on their overall position last year. Teams eliminated in the same round will be ranked within that round based on the average points difference across their matches in AT XIV.
  • Teams that did not compete in AT XIV will be randomly seeded in the remaining positions through a second draw.


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

-CCP Logibro

The joys of real life
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 May 2017, 6:34 am
It has quite literally been a while since I last posted anything. I’m blaming this on real life. A while ago me and my girlfriend decided that we wanted to buy a place together instead of keep on renting. As it turns out, that stuff takes a LOT of

Business Fatigue
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 May 2017, 8:00 am
I have spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks playing Guild Wars 2. As in, I reached level 36 last night on a brand new sylvari necromancer. I needed to dock up and run around a world in an avatar instead of a ship.I think the problem is too

The Mind Clash Podcast – Episode 38: Strong, Independent Alliances
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2017, 6:30 pm

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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The Mind Clash Podcast – Episode 38: Strong, Independent Alliances
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2017, 6:31 pm
With Kael and Meredudd both recovering from the dreaded Man-Flu, the Mind Clash Podcast explores strong, independent alliances that don’t need no … [visit site to read more]

The Grand Naglfar Marathon Roam
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2017, 7:09 pm
Vertical SupremecyMy good friend and fellow Stay Frostian Watson Crick runs in real life. Runs, as in running. I don't understand this, but he does it (often with his beautiful wife) and has gotten relatively good at it. Recently he ran a long distance in

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.

The CSM Podcast – Episode 4
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2017, 2:35 pm
Yukiko, Suitnia and Rhiload Feron-Drake sit down to discuss their first impressions of CSM12 and their hopes going forward. If there are any CSM12 … [visit site to read more]

New Skill Injectors for Those on an ISK or Skill Point Budget
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2017, 3:15 pm
In addition to the announcement earlier about new PLEX being paid out to those remaining holders of Aurum, today also brings a new type of skill injector to New Eden. With today’s update (I’m a bit surprised CCP didn’t hold this for the

Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2017, 3:38 pm
Now that the first Blood Raiders Sotiyo structure has been destroyed on Tranquility I want to blather on a bit.I think the big thing that took the wind out of my sails for writing about the meta-game of EVE this spring was a Fanfest that left me feeling

New Eden Store: "Hostile Takeover" SKIN for Guristas ships
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2017, 10:29 am

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:

  • Taipain - 55 PLEX
  • Worm - 110 PLEX
  • Gila - 110 PLEX
  • Rattlesnake - 250 PLEX
  • 4-in-1 bundle with 15% discount

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:

  • Log into EVE Online
  • Have sufficient PLEX
  • Go to the New Eden Store (press ALT+4 or use the Neocom to access the store)
  • Purchase the SKIN(s)
  • The SKINs are then available in your redeeming system

CCP to Pay Out Remaining PLEX for Aurum
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2017, 11:15 am
CCP announced earlier that after downtime today those who had less than 1,000 Aurum when New PLEX went live back on May 9th would be getting the PLEX owed them. You can find the announcement here, but it is short enough to quote: We are happy to announce

Obsessive Compulsive D-Scan
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2017, 7:44 am
I'll admit it, I have mild OCD, and not just in regards to D-Scan. In my personal life I'm a bit of a neat freak. My office desk is always well squared away and I have to suppress my rage when someone leaves a coffee cup or some other arbitrary item where

Remaining PLEX From Aurum Conversion Delivered During Today's Downtime
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2017, 8:28 am

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.


Declarations of War: Smooth Operators
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 May 2017, 3:18 am
“OH! RIGHT! YEAH! FUCK…”DoW 134-Waifu poll results … [visit site to read more]

Resident Evil 7 – #9 – Happy Birthday – Dungeon Crawl
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 May 2017, 11:40 pm
Explore (and hopefully, survive) the Baker Estate in Resident Evil 7 with Pokey and Livvy every Monday and Thursday! ___ Opening Theme “Water Main” by [...]

Spotlight: EvE-Scout Rescue Team
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 May 2017, 9:44 pm
In early YC118, (former) Signal Cartel member Forcha Alendare had an idea: What if we sowed caches of probes and launchers in wormholes to help out any pilot who got stranded and was able to use them to probe their way out? Although we recognized that

Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 May 2017, 12:25 pm
I’m docked in Zoohen, relaxing in the CQ with 5-6 emptied cups of coffee, enjoying the slight buzz and researching the Stiletto hull that hovers in the hangar on the other side of the transparent partition. I’ve been flying the GhostSight

Schweine im Nullsec
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 May 2017, 5:30 pm
Werden Teil einer Nullsec-Allianz: Die Schweine im Weltall GmbH Wer meine Geschichte kennt der weiß dass ich ein Gebranntes Kind bin wenn es darum geht einer deutschen Allianz beizutreten. Endlose Allianz-Sitzungen auf Teamspeak und jede Woche eine

Wormholes: 12 Months Down The Line
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 May 2017, 5:40 pm
It’s been nearly twelve months since the release of the Citadel expansion, ushering in a new era in wormhole space. Due to the ease of access, … [visit site to read more]

Jackdaw Explosion
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 May 2017, 4:00 pm

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