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A year in review - EVE 2015

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2015-12-31 14:48:18 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
2015 was an incredible year in the EVE. We have seen so many things going on in the game world with large alliances disbanding or closing their doors, new entities emerging, focus of interest shifting, drama, success. It is not always the big event that matter, it is also exciting to read action reports of fights with only a single one survivor limping off the field hanging together by a sliver of just 1 structure HP ... it is impossible to capture all this passion, excitement and wrecking action!



Before all these wonderful things are lost in space and time, I would like to present a few selected highlights of interesting things that took place in EVE and the EVE Community in 2015. Please bear with me that naturally many good things are missing - please those good stories, interesting events, artwork and more in the comments.

Thank you for another incredible year in and with EVE!

o7



== Events in the game world (player created content) ==

RvB Fleets -Website
Spectre Fleet -Twitter - Twitch
Fight for Nova - Eviction of Dropbears Anonymous
Burn Amarr - Some thoughts
NT Collides - Stream - Match replays
War in the East with heated battles
Black Legion disbanded - Killboard
Nulli Secunda closing doors - Killboard
Theomachy - Last man standing 400 man battle - YouTube
Trillionaire Xmas Party - Homepage
EOC.TV Rumble - Homepage
The Angel Project


== Remarkable videos, images and other media created by the player community in 2015 ==
...Videos ...
Escaping Earth by Skymea
EVE Online: Wanderers by Zaqq
The ships and factions of New Eden as 360 video by Scott Manley
Rooks and Kings: Gridline Bombing (One Night Only) by Rooks AndKings
EVE Online: Time Lapse by Zaqq
Slow motion Avatar Doomsday blast by Arthur Vié
New visual damage effects by Varinnor
Ship sizes of EVE by EVE Outtakes
Drifter Attack on the Amarr Empire by The Gentleman Gamer
Drifter attacks by delonewolf
The Assassination Of Empress Jamyl I by Mangraa D
Snowball fight in Luminaire by Varinnor

... Fanfiction ...
EVE Fiction Stories

... Audio ...
AlienHand Soundtracks: Long Way Home - Denied - Star Souls

... Images ...
The Veldnaught - unkown
RVB Ganked 150 - The Legendary Golden Fleet Flies Again
Ink and watercolor painted EVE portraits by Mynxee
Somewhat older collected work  by slashbang (Second album)
Rusty pirate Rifter by Mig26
Awakening by Zaqq
Firetail on Flames by 
Niden with Dramiel (and Quafe) by Niden
[url=http://content.eveonline.com/www/newssystem/media/68890/1/WF20.png]Wormhole Fundamentals by Asayanami...

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#2 - 2015-12-31 14:48:51 UTC
Published by CCP

== Audio ==

CCP auf Soundcloud


== Images ==

EVE Online: Wallpapers
EVE Valkyrie: Wallpapers - Concepts
Dust 514: Wallpapers - Concepts


== Various Videos ==

New Thruster Effects
Physically based rendering in EVE
Historical age distribution in EVE Online (2003 - 2014)
EVE Universe - The Art of New Eden[ (Hardcover book)
EVE Video installation in the Museum of Modern Art
Flight Academy Tutorial videos - Sorted by Category
How does Sovereignty work in EVE Online?
Gunjack: Reveal trailer
EVE Valkyrie: Pre-Alpha Gameplay capture December 2015 - Pre-Alpha trailer Fanfest (March) 2015 - Oculus Rift demo in June


=== Tournaments ===

Alliance Tournament XIII
Day 1 - Day 2 -Day 3 - Finals

Amarr Championship Tournament
Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3

Worlds Collide
Tournament during Fanfest 2015


== "The Scope" videos ==

Operation Frostline Continues After Serpentis Attack
Mordu's Legion Announce Operation Frostline
ORE Confirms Theft Of Tech & Blueprints
Mordu’s Legion Assault ORE stations in Outer Ring
CreoDron Reveals New Command Destroyer Hull
Drifter Forces Mount Second Assault On Throne Worlds
The Amarr Championships
The Crimson Harvest
Dread Guristas Steal Supercarrier in Daring Raid
Empress Jamyl Sarum attacked in Safizon
Drifter forces assault Amarr Navy Headquarters in Safizon
Lai Dai supply convoy ambushed!
Hecate formally unveiled in Federation Navy press release
New Entosis Link capabilities revealed
Fate Of Hilen Tukoss Confirmed
Amarr Empire releases new technology
Jackdaw Enters Caldari Navy Service
Further Turmoil in New Eden
Hilen Tukoss Broadcast Revealed
Imperial Navy mobilizes in response to drifter presence
DED Release Drifter Autopsy Findings
Narcotics Smugglers Apprehended
[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8SA1RMHcEc&index23&list=PLQvKSs1k6DLND_n1eyjHLML_0G__CEqMg]War Erupts in the...

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#3 - 2015-12-31 14:49:07 UTC
Published by CCP


== Month of Streaming ==

Jita Cam
EVE Online Cinema Extravaganza
Painting happy little ships with CCP Leeloo
MS Paint Concept Art session with CCP Falcon
CCP Leeloo and CCP Logibro take on the hamsters [PvE]
Live Composition with CCp RealX
Exploration with @ccp_manifest
CCP Storm Stream
AMA with CCP Logibro
Piñata Ships with @CCP_Manifest
Sigtseeing in EVE with CCP Falcon and CCP Logibro
AMA with CCP Falcon
Does it FAT? Baking Starcakes with CCP Falcon and CCP Logibro
The Honorable Developer Duel with CCP Fozzie and CCP FoxFour
Happy Little Spaceships with CCP Jorg
Worst Fit Ever Roam
Playing DUST 514


== o7: The EVE Online show==

Episode 12
Episode 11
Episode 10
Episode 9
Episode 8
Episode 7 - Birthday Special
Episode 6
Episode 5
Episode 4


== Fanfest 2015 ==

EVE Fanfest 2015 - Recap
Welcome to Fanfest and the Future of VR
Sion's Guide to Utlitarian Realpolitik
Enriching EVE with Meta Info
Damnit Jim I'm a Doctor not a CEO
Confessions of an EVE Trillionaire
Alliances: From Alpha to Omega
A Year of Provi CSM
Zero to Hero
Totally Awesome 3rd Party Dev Info
The Importance of Building Relationships
RL vs EVE Journalism
Google Docs and the EVE APIs
Developing Apps on Google App Engine
The Most Pivotal Decision in Nullsec History
The Art of War in New Eden
Pro Space Truckers
Eve Fan Art
A Brutor Guide to Empyrean Health
Behaving Like a Boss with AI
Rewriting Old Dogma
From Science Fiction to Science Fact
Data Science behind EVE
Ship and Module Balance
The Future of Spaceship Rendering
CSM History Presentation
EVE & DUST 514 Community Panel
CSM Panel
[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTA-ouSRq6k&list=PLQvKSs1k6DLOiGGb44McruXcndTtzUUlu&index=29]Concept Art Live...

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Baltich Sidatious
LiCH - The Ghost Fleet
#4 - 2015-12-31 15:04:43 UTC
Because I can.... but again awesome year, and the confessor, why did I wait soooooo long...

Thanks again... See you in 2016
Shala Raan
Trillionaire.pro
#5 - 2015-12-31 15:10:55 UTC
It was such an awesome year! Smile
LittleKillah Anomalie
sonyc live
#6 - 2015-12-31 15:25:42 UTC
it was a good year, lets hope the next is awesome Big smile
Jousake Hiroshi
Victory or Whatever
Pen Is Out
#7 - 2015-12-31 15:40:39 UTC
This year has been an incredible year CCP! Glad to have played this game for two years and see all the great changes that you've made to the game and here's to many more years to come! Big smile

o7

I'm black hi, nice to meet you

Max Singularity
House Singularity
Sixth Empire
#8 - 2015-12-31 15:45:55 UTC
And Jamyl Sarum II is finally off the throne (RIP) (and... Op success!)

Harbinger of Faith His Holiness Maximilian Singularity VI, Pope of New Eden

First Champion House Kador (defeated) - #MagnateGate

Viceroy Interview & Apostle In Amarr

Edriahn
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2015-12-31 15:50:14 UTC
Thank you for an year full of fattygay and ridiculous jump ranges CCP. For Sh*tty sov system, making EVE more boring than ever and making me regret reactivating my accounts after 3,5 years without EVE just to see all the pain you've created for the players. May what you created come and bait you someday next year. Cool

On a personal note of course, I wish you all the best and Happy New year.

[20:46:05] Komahal > pl is cancer

Aram Kachaturian
Aram Pleasure Hub Holding
#10 - 2015-12-31 16:11:41 UTC
Thanks CCP, 90% of the people I used to play with unsub'd and left the game for good because you made the wrong choices and didnt listen while pretending you were.

On a personal note of course, I wish you all the best and Happy New year.

Servant of the Secret League, Wielder of the Monocle Clubhouse Flame.

John Frohike
Eve Defence Force
DARKNESS.
#11 - 2015-12-31 16:15:42 UTC
Aram Kachaturian wrote:
Thanks CCP, 90% of the people I used to play with unsub'd and left the game for good because you made the wrong choices and didnt listen while pretending you were.

On a personal note of course, I wish you all the best and Happy New year.

Edriahn wrote:
Thank you for an year full of fattygay and ridiculous jump ranges CCP. For Sh*tty sov system, making EVE more boring than ever and making me regret reactivating my accounts after 3,5 years without EVE just to see all the pain you've created for the players. May what you created come and bait you someday next year. Cool

On a personal note of course, I wish you all the best and Happy New year.


Way to post with two different accounts.
Don Peyote
Zero Fun Allowed
#12 - 2015-12-31 16:15:45 UTC
Aram Kachaturian wrote:
Thanks CCP, 90% of the people I used to play with unsub'd and left the game for good because you made the wrong choices and didnt listen while pretending you were.

On a personal note of course, I wish you all the best and Happy New year.


I must agree with the Skymarshal, 2015 has been an awful year for the game. I hope CCP will deliver on its promises to iterate on the changes they made after all the negative feedback but I'm sincerely doubtful. I hope you put Punkturis in charge of everything or at least give her a raise based on the great UI and general QoL changes she has implemented over the year. Recommend making her and Guard shareholders.

that said yes, Happy New Year to all and to all a good night
Jenn aSide
Shinigami Miners
Already Replaced.
#13 - 2015-12-31 17:28:56 UTC
Thank you for a great year (even if some things may not have been 'perfect') CCP. Thank you even more for putting up with some of the actually dreadful human beings you have as customers, such as those ingrates posting in this very thread.
Xindi Kraid
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#14 - 2015-12-31 18:01:54 UTC
Jenn aSide wrote:
Thank you for a great year (even if some things may not have been 'perfect') CCP. Thank you even more for putting up with some of the actually dreadful human beings you have as customers, such as those ingrates posting in this very thread.

I'm sorry what?
Did I just have to like and quote Jenn aSide because I agree? Truly dark times.

Anyways, sure I have (minor complaints), but all in all, I still enjoy EvE, and many of the changes and additions this year were nice, so thanks CCP, and thanks EvE community. I look forward to 2016 in EvE.


P.S. yay watercolor of me courtesy of my CEO, woot.
JonnyPew
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#15 - 2015-12-31 18:08:13 UTC  |  Edited by: JonnyPew
Good riddance, 2015.

EVE Online video content creator

http://www.youtube.com/JonnyPew

Circumstantial Evidence
#16 - 2015-12-31 18:16:36 UTC
The old saying "the only constant in life... is change" applies here. The SOV overhaul and jump range nerf wasn't going to make everyone happy, but it has WORKED to break up the sov map, which looks a lot more diverse than before the changes. CCP can't stop players from making coalitions, but they did make supporting an empire that spans the map from one point, a lot more challenging.

Smaller groups that could not counter the supercap blob, that could take a nullsec outpost away with 5 minutes of shooting, have a place now... a lot more players, especially newer players can have a role in taking and defending SOV. I think that's good for the game overall.

Capital-focused players took a hit, no question. Some accounts went idle. (And others went idle due to the clampdown on input broadcasting... its remarkable that CCP made this rules change, sacrificing some easy income.)

Capital pilots will get some new gameplay, new toys, and a role in attacking or defending HP-based Citadel structures in 2016, but I believe the jump range nerf is going to stay. Capital pilots will be... are needed everywhere, 100 capital pilots based in one station is a powerful regional defense, but that same group is now less of a threat to a small group with 5 dreds sieging a POS that only they care about, on the opposite side of the map.

Thanks for an interesting year, looking forward to 2016!
Goatman NotMyFault
Lubrication Industries
Band of Boogers
#17 - 2015-12-31 19:23:47 UTC
in my eyes, 2015 was NOT a Incredible year in EVE... it was like the year before... just some additions With a shallow content.
CHASE TRICKED
razer industral
#18 - 2015-12-31 20:17:54 UTC
my first year in eve went pretty well lookin forward to another with citadels and capitals in my future
Nornamor Invaldiname
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#19 - 2015-12-31 22:26:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Nornamor Invaldiname
A wonderful first year in EVE! As a player who started playing this year I am quite satisfied with my first year in this sandbox :D


Love the new visuals; shield tanking, dirt, killmarks, anti-aliasing and D-scan :) Looking forward to next year having fun with some tech 2 ships (cant fly them yet, but sooon (TM)) and maybe advancing my PvP skill to beyond warp stab in lows to get away :P
sworphy
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#20 - 2015-12-31 23:47:48 UTC
Lets make 2016 the best year ever by getting rid of Jump Fatigue...
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