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This Week in EVE #149 - Week 13/2017

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C C P Alliance
#1 - 2017-03-31 13:52:48 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
"This week in EVE" is a weekly overview of EVE Online related news and events. It shows what is going on in EVE Online. The focus of this overview is on official news from CCP. The previous overview is here. Orange text links to further information.

The current "This week in EVE" gives an overview of the previous week from March 25 to 31

Image thanks to X4me1eoH

Dev blogs and announcements
Fanfest 2017 - The Kyonoke Inquest - Feedback link
This year the venue for Fanfest 2017 will be transformed into the H4-RP4 Kyonoke Inquest Center.
Over the course of three days, Fanfest attendees can join this amazing event and decide how the empires in New Eden will react. Don't forget to check out additional info!

Fanfest 2017 - Live Stream - Feedback link
Fanfest time, EVE TV time! Our crew has been super busy. The result? An incredible live broadcast from Fanfest 2017! We live stream all major presentations and have special dev interviews. All three Fanfest days in HD!

Fanfest 2017 - The MegaBlog! - Feedback link
The incredible EVE Fanfest 2017 is just 12 days away! Get ready, and check out what craziness we have planned for you this year! Of course, there will be also a live stream, but nothing beats the real experience in Reykjavik, Iceland, the home of CCP and EVE Online.

Join the mega stream night: Watch twitch vs EVE on March 31
The most famous EVE streamers on twitch are going to join forces! Watch a total of four fleets roaming New Eden and enjoy live broadcasts from multiple perspectives. Watch the original stream. The event will start at 22:00 UTC on March 31st. There will be PLEX, SKIN and item giveaways!

New Eden Store - April Sales
Over the course of April we’ll be offering several sales in the New Eden Store. Enjoy 30% off selected SKINs and 50% off selected apparel. Each week has a different theme (e.g. Industrials, Logistics & Support). A fifth week is reserved for the Capsuleer Day Celebration and EVE's 14th anniversary.

Audio and Video
Teaser video of the new suns by Everything EVE
We have updated the test server Singularity with new graphics. Especially the new suns are incredible! Check out the video, thanks to Everything EVE.

Game development
More info new Upwell Refineries
CCP Fozzie answers common questions about the new Upwell Refineries. What happens if the structure is getting reinforced? First reinforcement doesn't change anything, second one invalidates the process. The Refineries contribute to the industry index in nullsec sov.

May release
Blood Raider capital ships
Amazing new Blood Raider capital ships are on the way to you! There will be a Force Auxiliary, a Dreadnought and a Titan. Those ships are, like the other Blood Raider ships, a bizarre mix of Amarr and Minmatar elements having ship bonuses for Amarr and Minmatar skills. Those ships will pin you down (web bonus) and drain you empty (bonus to neut/nos) until you are dead. This is the Blood Raider way! Check out CCP Larrikin's additional info.

Aquiring Blood Raider capital ships
After presenting the new Blood Raider capital ships, we haven't mentioned how to acquire these powerful ships. Stay tuned, we will introduce that in the near future!

Portrait of CEO on Upwell Structures
We have a graphics update ready on Singularity. The portrait corp's CEO, which currently holds the structure, will be displayed in a non-intrusive way on Upwell Structures. This is a nice incentive for those who cares, and yet doesn't break immersion for those who don't care. CCP Darwin explains the reason behind this design in detail.

Improvements from Team Five 0
Quality of Live improvements might not introduce shiny new things, but they for sure are great nonetheless! Team Five 0 comes with a bag full of improvements: Unique (space) brackets for Engineering Complexes; contracts running for 4 weeks; colored health bars on fighter squads; fitting improvements and more than 5 dozen bug fixes. Scheduled for the next release!

Test server and testing
Feature Feedback: Suns, Hangars and Logos on Upwell Structures
The CCP Art team delivers incredible new graphics. Check out the test server Singularity and let us know what you think. Please also report all the bugs. Thank you! What is new? Suns, hangar lighting and corp/alliance logos on Upwell Structures. Check out a teaser video of the new suns by Everything EVE.

Green stars? Not in my EVE!
The new stars comming to EVE are great! We even have a purple star. But do we have green stars? No! Green stars are just an illusion, as we all know.

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Caldari State
#2 - 2017-03-31 16:46:48 UTC
CCP Phantom wrote:

; contracts running for 4 weeks;

Does that mean, that contracts will run 4 weeks at maximum or at least?

#3 - 2017-03-31 17:25:47 UTC
Mairin McCorman wrote:
CCP Phantom wrote:

; contracts running for 4 weeks;

Does that mean, that contracts will run 4 weeks at maximum or at least?

CCP Lebowski wrote:

  1. Increased the maximum allowed duration of contracts to 4 weeks.

When you don't know the difference between there, their, and they're, you come across as being so uneducated that your viewpoint can be safely dismissed. The literate is unlikely to learn much from the illiterate.

Caldari State
#4 - 2017-03-31 18:06:15 UTC
Thank you to all the hard working employees of CCP for all your efforts to keep the Eve Universe flowing and constantly evolving, keeping things fun and interesting and alive. The new sun graphics are a perfect example of your dedication and skill, thank you
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2017-04-01 00:42:42 UTC
Awwww... but green (and purple) stars would be soooo cool. We have so many red, pink, orange, yellow, white, and light blue ones. MOAR VARIETY! ;D
LowSechnaya Sholupen
#6 - 2017-04-01 08:29:52 UTC
Mom! I'm on TV \0/ Cool
C C P Alliance
#7 - 2017-04-01 13:46:42 UTC
X4me1eoH wrote:
Mom! I'm on TV \0/ Cool

That is a nice screenshot! :)

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Integritas Constans
#8 - 2017-04-01 15:45:02 UTC
Thanks CCP, you are really doing well. Are the new star graphics part of the upcoming player research product for the search of additional planets and planetoids that was revealed earlier this year?

Keep up the changes, eye candy is part of the enjoyment and emersion in the EVE Universe too!!
#9 - 2017-04-01 17:59:59 UTC
Oh yeah, that's cool. Thanks for the post.
#10 - 2017-04-03 09:16:42 UTC
wow nice graphics, they look almost realistic... Brilliant work guys!
#11 - 2017-04-03 09:19:39 UTC
Lovely new look of the suns! Great job, keep it up!
#12 - 2017-04-03 12:15:07 UTC  |  Edited by: TheSmokingHertog
Green stars, haha!

The "last week" link in a loop.

"Dogma is kind of like quantum physics, observing the dogma state will change it." ~ CCP Prism X

"Schrödinger's Missile. I dig it." ~ Makari Aeron

-= "Brain in a Box on Singularity" - April 2015 =-

C C P Alliance
#13 - 2017-04-03 18:09:32 UTC
TheSmokingHertog wrote:
The "last week" link in a loop.

Trapped in a time loop!

Fortunately, not any more. :)

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

#14 - 2017-04-19 11:39:48 UTC
wait so will may get a full mirror in SISI?

"Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

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