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EVE Online

1 month ago

Eve Online wraps its invasion story with a call to rebuild New Eden

The space-faring pilots of Eve Online have had quite a time with the evolving story that CCP Games cooked up for them. Those dastardly Triglavians have been throwing space wrenches in everyone's plans for months and now the fourth quadrant (space talk for "chapter") of the story has arrived. The Phoenix Quadrant will ask players to rebuild New Eden in the aftermath of the star…

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2 months ago

Eve Online is adding a graphical setting to remove spaceships and also everything else

Eve Online is so closely associated with the joke about "spreadsheet" gaming that the first time I saw it years back I was genuinely surprised that it actually has pretty, 3D ships. I suppose I was expecting a very complex space-themed MUD. Well, now it'll have an option to become that, sort of. A new graphical setting for reducing GPU load during giant space battles…

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4 months ago

5 months ago

Eve Online’s Triglavian invasion story arc is finally coming to an end

The space-a-thon MMO, Eve Online is wrapping up its current invasion story arc that's taken place over the last year or so. Those pesky Triglavians have been up to no good - first they invaded and now they've just gotten far too powerful, and it looks like it's up to you to deal with them once and for all - or join them and assist…

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6 months ago

EVE Online pilot plunders trillions of ISK by smashing Citadels

When EVE Online starts throwing the big space-bucks around, it's usually because two or more interstellar empires came to blows. Colossal battles demolishing entire armadas, grand acts of subterfuge that leave once-thriving corporations penniless. But after player-built Citadels started falling into disrepair last week, pilots are making serious bank by scrapping neglected stations - with one scavenger netting a tidy 4 trillion ISK after digging…

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EVE Online’s colossal player-built stations are starting to decay

Since their introduction in 2016, citadels have defined the cut-throat politics of EVE Online. Wars are now centred on slugfests like the Battle for X47L-Q, as Keepstar citadels provide insurmountable defences against all but the most determined force. But developers CCP now reckon there are too many of these unassailable bastions floating about unguarded. With this week's Forsaken Fortress update, it's time to let these…

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8 months ago

EVE Online prepares for dying stars, alien invasions and charity fund-raising

Thursday should've been the highlight of the EVE Online calendar. But even with EVE Fanfest's cancellation, the next few months are set to be big ones for New Eden with Eclipse, EVE's second quadrant of the year. An extragalactic invasion comes to a head with star-snuffing starships, interstellar easter egg hunts, and a charity drive to use all those spacebucks you've amassed for real-world good.

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9 months ago

Sometimes a bad decision in Eve Online costs 150 billion

One of Eve Online's longest term players has made a dubious name for himself by forgetting the golden rule: don't fly what you can't afford to lose. This Tuesday, a pilot named "Lactose Intolerant" made the timeless mistake of transporting valuable cargo through a 'safe' area of space without taking proper precautions, like not doing that. The result was a ganking that cost him the…

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Eve Fanfest is cancelled due to coronavirus and “prioritising safety”

Eve Online's big fan event in Iceland is now the latest to be cancelled over public health concerns surrounding spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). CCP announced today that in order to prioritise the safety of attendees, staff, and the local community, Eve Fanfest 2020 is being cancelled. The event was scheduled for April 2-4 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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EVE Online will let you hide a frigate inside your battleship, for emergencies

Dang it, you've sunk my battleship. It's fine, it had a smaller boat inside it all along. No, that's definitely how the game Battleships work. I know what I'm talking about. Time was in EVE Online, losing your spaceship meant losing the fight. But CCP are mixing up intergalactic PVP by announcing new Frigate Escape Bays - getting you back in the fight by turning…

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CCP cancel Project Nova, but haven’t given up on an EVE Online shooter

Another EVE Online spin-off has bitten the dust. Project Nova, CCP's latest attempt to put their expansive universe in front of the barrel of a rifle, has joined Dust 514 and EVE: Valkyrie on the intergalactic scrapheap. The devs haven't quite given up on a boots-on-the-ground galaxy entirely. They've still got a team down in London plugging away at that problem. But for all intents…

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10 months ago

A DDOS attack has kept many Eve Online players offline for over a week

Players started (figuratively) falling out of the sky in Eve Online late last month. Many couldn't log in to the space faring MMO at all. Of those that could, plenty were unable to use the in game chat to coordinate with other pilots, which I'm given to understand is quite important for a space fleet. CCP Games say that stability is returning, but there are…

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11 months ago

Game devs and players continue banding together to help the Australian bushfire crisis

Australia is still burning, but over the last couple of days they've actually had some rain! While this is a big help to certain areas, there are still 83 fires blazing around the country, and there's a lot of people and wildlife still in trouble. It's good job then that there are even more game devs, companies, and communities banding together to help out our…

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1 year ago

Eve Online’s 10,000 player deathmatch returns this month

Want to know the dark truth behind Eve: Online's infamous mass battles? They're bloody awful spectator sports. CCP's space epic might be equipped to handle six-thousand players, but it's gotta make some serious compromises. At the end of the day, you're watching thousand of blips fire lasers in severe slow-motion. Aether Wars, a cloud-powered spin-off centred solely on these big brutal bashes, has proven twice…

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EVE helps new pilots put together ships with a new Community Fittings tool

Last time I popped back into EVE Online's space I foolishly decided my beloved Ferox, an absolute unit of a battlecruiser, wasn't gonna cut it any more. Sorry, old girl, but you're covered in space-dirt. Leaving it behind in Teonusude, I flew off to pick up a sleek new Garmur. With smooth black curves and talon-like prongs, it's the sports car of interstellar travel. As…

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Eve Online lifts nullsec blackout, ending experiment into chaos

Since July, players lurking in the darkest and crimeiest corners of Eve Online have been denied a valuable tool for surviving nullsec: seeing who else is in the same solar system. The "nullsec local blackout" meant that players had to speak in the local chat before they were counted and revealed to everyone else around, which made it a lot easier to lurk all sneaky-like.…

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Eve Online to add “grief counselling” for players bereft of ships

When we last checked in with Eve Online, players were embroiled in a big space war with invading NPCs. We (I) fantasised about how the balance of power among Eve's eternally warring player factions would be forever altered, a Game Of Thrones style outside threat forcing alliances while, perhaps, encouraging betrayal. None of that really happened. With the war amounting to little more than a…

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Eve: Aether Wars invites pilots to next month’s 10,000 player dogfight

Whew, hard to believe it, but this will be my last news post for RPS for the foreseeable future. Fitting, then, that it's about going large and loud and blotting out the heavens themselves with explosions. Eve: Aether Wars is a collaborative tech demo/stress test run by Eve Online developers CCP and cloud networking techies Hadean, researching new ways to cram even more players onto…

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Eve Online’s Drifter invasion is mucking with the space telephone

Just over a week ago, thousands of NPC ships descended on Eve Online in an unprecedented invasion, forcing warring players to call off scuffles and defend their territory from the AI hordes. It's exciting, unless you're one of the understandably grumpy players who suddenly has to guard their faction's citadel from an enemy that doesn't sleep. As reported by Eve's in-fiction news show, The Scope,…

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Eve Online NPCs strike back against player-run empires

CCP's Darwinist sandbox space sim Eve Online is at war. Well, slightly more war than usual, and for once it's not just between player-run power blocs. As reported by Steven Messner over on RPS fan-site PC Gamer, player-made stations out in lawless 'nullsec' space are coming under siege. The culprits? The Drifters, a cyborg NPC faction introduced in the Ascension expansion. Until recently, players had…

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