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This Week in EVE #150 - Week 16/2017

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C C P Alliance
#1 - 2017-04-21 16:06:35 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 April 1 to 21



Dev blogs and announcements
Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections Limited Edition Almost Sold Out!
CCP Games and Dark Horse Comics are proud to announce that Frigates of EVE: The Cross Sections Limited Edition is almost sold out! If you are lucky, the Limited Edition of the book is available in the EVE Online Store (shipping from the USA, EU and UK), and will also be available from Popcultcha.com.au (for those in Australia and New Zealand). That said, there is always the beautiful, regular edition available as well!

New EVE Fiction Portal Launches
We have launched a new EVE fiction portal! The fiction portal serves as a central repository and resource for all those interested in learning more about the rich lore of EVE Online and the wider EVE Universe. It contains all sort of interesting stories, exciting articles, deep lore background and more! Check it out.

Tranquility Tech III - One-Year Anniversary
One year ago, Tranquility’s hardware got a massive refresh (known as TQ Tech III). Now it is time to celebrate the one-year anniversary of TQ Tech III with a review, stats and graphs!

Introducing The Upwell Organic Mass Granulator
We bring you news of a new deployable structure that will be arriving soon, as the Upwell Consortium branches out into the field of deployables with a view to cornering the market. Check out the latest dev blog which was released right before Fanfest on first of April.


Audio and Video
EVE Online - Birth Of The Capsuleer
A new EVE intro video was first revealed during Fanfest 2017. The intro shows how you become one with your ship and embark on a story of industry, exploration and conquest. Weave your legend into the fabric of New Eden!

Video: Permaband - Come Fly With Us
This tender collaborative spaceship track first warmed the hearts of capsuleers at EVE Fanfest 2017. Its smooth tones were emboldened by EVE Online players the world over. Check out the audio track on Soundcloud.

EVE Online - Between Fanfests Development Review (2016-2017)
Check out the major things that were added to EVE Online in just a single year (between Fanfest 2016 and Fanfest 2017)!

The Scope – YC119 Kyonoke Inquest
The Scope Galactic News Network reports from the site of the YC119 Kyonoke Inquest in the Federal system of Postouvin. With thousands of capsuleers having arrived to contribute to research and development efforts, in a quest to resolve the ongoing quarantine crises across the cluster, the Inquest Center Keepstar has become a hive of activity.


Fanfest 2017 - Overview
Fanfest 2017 - Day 1 in review
Fanfest 2017 - Day 2 in review
Fanfest 2017 - Day 3 in review
Fanfest 2017 - Playlist

Presentations
Opening Ceremony
EVE Online Keynote
Closing Ceremony
Phenomenal PvE
Structures
Project Discovery Exoplanets
Project Discovery Review
Ship and Module Balance
Game Design Panel
EVE Graphics and VFX
EVE Art 2016 Recap
EVE Art Feedback
New Player Experience
ESI Does it
Autodesk: Bringing Creations To life
The Physics Of New Eden
More To Trading than 0.01
My Megathron Was Fit With The Following
Virtual Business in EVE Online
Test Automation in EVE Dev
Parallels Of Martial Arts and EVE
The Discourse, Live!
EVE_NT: Events and EVEsports
Faces Behind The Wormhole
Lowering The Barriers To PvP
CSM Panel

Selected media reports
PC GamesN: How has free-to-play changed Eve Online? Behind the ambitious plans to train newbies for nullsec
PC Gamer: The future of EVE Online
Massively OP: EVE Fanfest 2017: EVE Online joints the hunt for exoplanets through Project Discovery
Massively OP: EVE Fanfest 2017: EVE Online plans amazing new PVE gameplay
New Scientist: EVE Online gamers will seek real exoplanets in virtual universe
Kotaku: Soon, EVE Online Players Will Help Discover Actual Planets
VG 24/7: Getting to know the wonderfully mad community of EVE Online at their 2017 fanfest
Destructoid: The EVE Online monument: same as it ever was
Rock Paper Shotgun: Searching for the truth of a fake world at EVE Fanfest
Kotaku: How EVE Online Players Cured a Plague with Selfies

Check the multitude of awesome EVE blogs for community reports!


Game development
The Next Steps in Structure Transition
First presented during EVE Fanfest 2017, the next steps in the structure transition (Outposts, conquerable stations and starbases) are now available. In August, we will remove the bonuses from Reprocessing Arrays, Assembly Arrays, and Starbase Labs. Then, planned for this winter, outposts will be transformed into faction citadels. Conquerable stations will be replaced by a structure looking like a Fortizar. Each of these new faction Citadels will have the stats of an improved Fortizar, and share the Fortizar’s docking restrictions. A full devblog will be released in the coming days.

Little things, quality-of-life improvements
It is time for a new Little Things thread, a place where you can post suggestions for little quality of life changes. UI or other client suggestions would be most relevant. For your suggestions, please use the format mentioned in the forum post to help automatic gathering/compiling of feedback.


May release
CONCORD Aerospace Promotional Ships
Further info is available about the first CONCORD built ships to enter capsuleer hands. Check out the full stats for the upcoming Pacifier Covert Ops Frigate, Enforcer Force Recon Cruiser, and Marshal Black Ops Battleship. These ships are of moderate power (not too strong so we avoid pay-to-win concerns) but with a very unique character that matches their CONCORD origin: extremely flexible to fit and with bonus tied to sec status.

Test server and testing
Blood Raider Shipyards
Test the next phase of PvE content for EVE: Blood Raider Shipyards. First presented on Fanfest 2017, these massive ship yards will catapult PvE to a new level. NPCs will dynamically react to the ships you bring and to your fleet tactics. First tests can be already conducted on the test server Singularity.


Various
How has EVE Online help shape your REAL LIFE?
CCP Falcon shows how EVE Online has helped him, in a playful manner, to develop amazing real life skills. All thanks to EVE and the amazing EVE community. Check out the thread and discover that EVE was more than once a major driver to improvements. Do you have a story to share?

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

REFORD
#2 - 2017-04-21 16:41:22 UTC
Pilots still waiting Custom Tracking Position implementation for new Incarna camera!
And WwOOOOoooOOO probe scanner howling continues to dement pilots.

Aura: "You need to be within range to execute this function."

Kimi Räikkönen: “Leave me alone, I know what I’m doing.”

Caldari State
#3 - 2017-04-21 19:15:05 UTC
Just would like to mention (again) how much I appreciate all the hard work and effort and constant planning that CCP and all its employees keep investing into all the "new and exciting" stuff that awaits those of us that spend our time traveling endlessly around the Eve universe. I particularly enjoyed the Tranquility Tech III article and also the wonderfully complete coverage of Fanfest, thanks
#4 - 2017-04-21 19:44:51 UTC
The Upwell Organic Mass Granulator wasn't an April Fools joke?
#5 - 2017-04-21 20:02:29 UTC
I just watched baltec1 "My Megathron Was Fit With Following". Love the accent Blink

Few years ago, "southern" regions. I was hacking a can, local was empty. Suddenly someone jumps in. baltec1. I'm starting to spam d-scan. BS popped on. BS!? nah...back to hacking Blink

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

Tactical Supremacy
#6 - 2017-04-22 02:23:19 UTC
Its also fawlty7's birthday

Happy Birthday Fawlty!

Ariel Rin

Creator and Manager of EVE Meet, for notification and sharing of out of game meets.

Twitter - Ariel Rin - EVE Meet

Amarr Empire
#7 - 2017-04-22 13:04:08 UTC
Felix Fennic wrote:
The Upwell Organic Mass Granulator wasn't an April Fools joke?



Maybe it was, and then the devs saw all our hard d*cks and changed it
#8 - 2017-04-22 13:56:55 UTC
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Massively OP: EVE Fanfest 2018: EVE Online plans amazing new PVE gameplay

Pretty sure this is a typoBig smile
Caldari State
#9 - 2017-04-24 02:47:34 UTC
Although I don't know whether to believe (or not believe) this week's info about this from CCP, I sorta like the whole concept of the Upwell Organic Mass Granulator as a real usable piece of equipment. Thinking about how this could change the dynamics of whether to pod or not pod someone, even in locations where automatic penalties exist for podding, sounds like a concept that could prove to be interesting if done properly. It's possible that players might even be motivated to get together with their friends to pod each other over and over and then share the resulting profits from all the corpses floating around. And pilots in high sec might become more valuable as a gank target if their corpse was added to the equation. There's probably lots of things that this could affect in the game so I'm hoping that this week's posting was not just another April fool's joke from CCP. And that they are actually thinking about possibly working on this idea.
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2017-04-26 06:27:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Rexxar Santaro
The Meatus Popsicullus and Organic Mass Granulator sounds like some kind of capsuleers discrimination. Isn't it?

The heroes of great battles should be buried...

Slaves + Water -> Freed Slaves + Water and Wheat -> Elite Slaves... really?

Scientists + Crates of Spirits - > Exotic Dancers. :D
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