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This Week in EVE #102 - Week 49/2015

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CCP Phantom
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2015-12-04 16:56:59 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
"This week in EVE" is a weekly overview of EVE Online related news and events and shows what is going on in EVE Online. The focus of this overview is on official news from CCP: For example, dev blogs and important forum posts by CCP developers, the ever evolving background story and upcoming events. The previous weekly overview can be found here.

The current "This week in EVE" gives an overview of the previous two weeks from November 28th to December 4th

Dev blogs and announcements
December Release To Be Deployed On December 8th, 2015
The December release is ready to go and will be deployed on December 8th. With this relase we see a huge amount of new ships, improved modules, new brilliant visual effects, rebalances and more. Here an (incomplete) overview of the features:
* Patch notes
* Ice mining frigate "Endurance"
* Command Destroyers and Microjumpfield generator
* Tech 2 Logistic frigates
* Navy EWar ships
* Ship rebalances
* Falloff and optimal range for Energy Neuts and Nosferatu
* Falloff for remote repair plus Tiericide
* Missile Disruptors
* War disruptor field generator Tiericide
* Omber ore improvements
* New visual damage effects
* Improved visual effects
* Killmarks and dirt on ship hulls
* New camera controles
* Mac EVE client improvements
Get ready!

Tranquility Tech III - An Update - Feedback
A few weeks ago we have announced that Tranquility will be completely upgraded and receive new powerful hardware on all levels. Now we would like to show the progress we have made so far in several timelapse videos (here, here, and here). Everything has been assembled and we are now ready for a first test. Hop onto Solace!

Testing the new TQ Tech III Hardware with Solace
The new hardware for Tranquility has been assembled and is ready for a rest ride. Hop onto the Solace test server on December 4 from 15:00 UTC onward. Simply use the new EVE Launcher and enjoy MAXIMUM SKILLS and almost FREE SHIPS. And the best? You can even log onto Solace if you don't have an actively subscribed account - as long as the account was created after January 1st, 2014. Use the /moveme command to insta-travel to market systems. Bring everyone!

A small experiment has been started to see if you like to see CCP doing more live streams about various topics. Recently we have offered you live streams from CCP on a daily basis, more or less. Check out the stream archive if you have missed the streams or if you simply would like to watch a good show again!

Bug reporting
Bug reports are important
CCP Savior reminds us that bug reports are important - especially if you are testing things on a test server!

The difference between Support Ticket and Bug report
CCP Darwin explains the difference between a support ticket and a bug report. If you need CCP to do something to help you personally, it's a support ticket. If you're notifying CCP that you think something is broken and you don't need personal help, it's a bug report.

Game design
Some background info regarding the new logistic frigates
With the December release we will see new Tech-2 logistic frigates. CCP Fozzie goes into some details and explains why those frigates have the attributes they have.

Testing and test server
Keep up to date with the Mass Testing Info mailing list
We have an in-game mailing list called "Mass Testing Info" (without the...

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Jeremiah Saken
The Fall of Leviathan
#2 - 2015-12-04 17:09:27 UTC
"Shattered Villard Wheels now have a volume of 0.1m3 (decreased from 1.0m3)"
Yeah! Thank you RedDawn!

"I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas..." - Herman Melville

#3 - 2015-12-04 17:15:51 UTC
Surnu Manaja
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2015-12-05 20:02:11 UTC
TheMercenaryKing wrote:

Please see this post too.

SPOILER ALERT: This post has nothing to do with the coming update.