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This Week in EVE #152 - Week 19+20/2017

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C C P Alliance
#1 - 2017-05-19 16:33:19 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 May 6 to 19

Dev blogs and announcements
Increased Skill Injector Flexibility Coming On May 23rd - Feedback
With May 23, we’re going to introduce a new type of Skill Injector. This new mini-injector will be one 1/5 of the size of a current injector, bringing Skill Trading into a more reasonable price range on the market for everyone.

Color Blindness support is coming to EVE Online - Feedback
Color blindness can severely affect the readability of an otherwise great user interface. In EVE, we are going to improve the UI in such a way that color blind people can adjust the color scheme. Check out the beta feature on our test server Singularity!

Monthly Economic Report - April 2017 - Feedback
The EVE economy is run by players, incredible huge and very exciting. To provide insight to this fantastic part of EVE, we publish monthly economic reports. The latest one (April 2017) is now available, including raw stats. This report is the first using corrected regional mining and trade data. The raw data is available for you here (6 MB), allowing you to dig deeper into this treasure heap of information.

New Eden Turns 14 – Happy Anniversary!
On May 6th, 2017, New Eden turned 14 years old: Happy 14th anniversary to all our pilots across the globe! YOU are the heart and soul of New Eden, and only because of your amazing plans and plots, New Eden is the world it is. In celebration of the 14th Anniversary of EVE Online, you’ll find a few things in your redeeming system. These items will be redeemable until the night of May 23rd, so be sure to log in and pick them up in time!

Announcing Alliance Tournament XV
The 15th Alliance Tournament will be kicking off on July 29, 2017! During this fantastic tournament, 64 alliances will duke it out in a double elimination format where all matches matter. AT XV will run during 4 weekends. The first two weekends (July 29/30 and August 5/6) will be broadcast by the incredible EVE NT crew, the final two weekends (August 12/13 and August 19/20) will be covered by the legendary EVE TV team. Check out the news item for further details!

To the Victor Go the Spoils: Alliance Tournament XV Prizes
The Alliance Tournament is not only excitement and incredible fun, there are also sweet prizes to win! Tournament Cup, AT medals, special SKINs, PLEX, and .... AT prize ships! This year, the prize ships are based on the Serpentis faction. Read the full article for details and stats.

The 119.5 Release Has Been Successfully Deployed!
The 119.5 release has been successfully deployed on May 9th! This release brings many changes to EVE Online: Blood Raider Shipyards, PLEX changes, Blood Raider capital ships, new visual effects for Suns, a new introduction video, Gifting via the New Eden Store, Alliance logos on citadels, new visuals for CONCORD frigates and cruisers, and more. Check out EVE Updates, the patch notes and the feedback thread!

The o7 Show Airs May 28 - Can We Have Your Stuff?
The next o7 episode will air on Sunday May 28 at 20:00 UTC (EVE time), mark the date! We love to include player created content. It can be an ad for your corporation, alliance, stream or community project/event. It can be a video intended to entertain or educate the community. If you have something suitable, please send it to before May 25. We are looking forward to show your crazy creative content!

Player Speaker Submissions For EVE Vegas 2017 Are Now Open!
EVE Vegas is the incredible player gathering in Las Vegas from October 6 to 8, 2017. Besides crazy fun and spectacular events, EVE Vegas is also a place where capsuleers present together on the same stage as EVE Developers. If you'd like to be a part of the lineup, send your proposal to! The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, June 15th, 2017.

Mordus Legion Convergence Nova SKINs Return To The New Eden Store
The popular Convergence – Nova SKIN for the Barghest is back! This SKIN was in the EVE Store for just a week during January, now it returns! It costs 390 PLEX. In addition to this, you can purchase a bundle that provides the Convergence - Nova SKIN for all three Mordu's Legion hulls (Garmur, Orthrus, Barghest).

The First EVE Vegas 2017 Ticket Holder's Draw!
This year, we have again an event for EVE Vegas ticket holders! Purchase your EVE Vegas ticket before May 24th and have a chance to win suite upgrades and exclusive limo transfers! Follow the EVE Vegas page for updates.

Forming the Strategic Cruiser Focus Group
During Fanfest 2017 we discussed the plans for a major rebalance of Tech 3 Cruisers this summer. Now, we are opening applications for a new Strategic Cruiser Focus Group to help refine and improve the designs for this T3 Cruiser rework. The goal of the group will be to provide CCP feedback from a smaller group than the general EVE community for faster discussion with improved clarity.

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

C C P Alliance
#2 - 2017-05-19 16:33:24 UTC
Audio and Video
Redesigned Stars
With the May release, all suns got a glorious redesign. Enjoy stunning new vistas and dynamic lighting from newly overhauled stars that give incredible new effects and reflections. Watch the mesmerizing rippling plasma energy that surges across the surface of stars. Be in awe as massive solar flares burst energy from deep within their burning cores. Beautiful EVE Online!

May 2017 Features
CCP Antiquarian gives us a tour of the May 2017 release. Discover the Blood Raider Shipyards and capital vessels, large and reactive AI fleets, new suns, NES gifting and more!

EVE Online - Birth Of The Capsuleer
EVE Online has a new intro video! In "Birth Of the Capsuleer" you discover how you begin your life as a capsuleer in New Eden, where your destiny amidst hundreds of thousands of others awaits you. Watch how you become one with your ship and embark on a story of industry, exploration and conquest as you weave your legend into the fabric of New Eden.

May Release Theme - The Luminous Eye
An exciting theme for the new release 119.5 is ready for you. Enjoy, as you listen to The Luminous Eye!

June release
Standup Hyasyoda Research Lab
Hyasyoda Research Laboratories are special starbase lab structures that provide extra speed bonuses for ME and TE blueprint research. In the upcoming June release we will be adding a new version of the Research Lab service module to replace this structure. Existing Hyasyoda Labs will continue to operate normally in June, but their bonuses are schedule to be removed in August.

Standup Thukker Capital Component rigs
Thukker Component Assembly Array structures are special faction versions of the Component Assembly Array starbase structures that provide an extremely strong material reduction bonus for constructing capital components and may only be anchored in Lowsec space. In the upcoming June release we plan to introduce a new set of faction rigs for Upwell structures. These rigs will replace the Thukker Component Assembly Arrays. The rigs will provide an improved bonus for material reduction when constructing capital components, and will only provide their strong bonuses when fit to an Upwell structure in Lowsec space. Existing Thukker Component Assembly Arrays will continue to operate normally in June, but their ME bonus is schedule to be removed in August.

Game development
Functionality of the new advanced audio settings
CCP Antiquarian explains some functionality of the new advanced audio settings. Check out the post for an explanation of each category. Learn more about the various audio sliders/options and their effects!

Advanced Audio settings
After the revamp of the advanced audio settings with the 119.5 release, we saw many comments. CCP Antiquarian compiled and categorized all the feedback and worked together with the audio team. Direct/clear and constructive comments helped a lot! Most frequently requested audio settings included UI Click and Third party warp. Changes have been made, including reintroduction of the UI Click slider

Issues and Workarounds
Resolving issues with low FPS
If you have issues with low FPS running more than one client, GM Mechanic has some solutions. Try disabling EVE Voice. Under Windows 10, try disabling Gaming Mode. If you have an integrated video card and an extra video card, make sure that you have the correct card set as rendering card. Check out the post for further info! Also, please note, that we have developed a fix for high FPS + CPU while client is minimized. That fix has been deployed with release 119.6 version 1.3 on May 12.

Test server and testing
New mirror for Singularity
The test server Singularity is currently being updated with a new database mirror (mirroring account info from Tranquility to Singularity, e.g. Alpha/Omega status). The process takes a little bit longer than expected. As soon as the update is successfully complete, you can log in to Singularity again and continue your testing.

Result of the Rosada SKIN charity drive
The pink "Rosada Dawn" SKINs have been available in the New Eden Store during October 2016 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. This charity drive was very successful, you have donated an equivalent of US-$ 44,840 which went to the National Cancer Association in Iceland. The raised funds were used for modernizing and improving the breast cancer screening equipment and software in Iceland. Thank you!

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Caldari State
#3 - 2017-05-19 17:19:26 UTC
I really like the plans to increase flexibility in using skill injectors and also the upcoming future color blindness support that CCP is now hard at work on. Thank you CCP for your never ending work at making the Eve Universe a much more interesting place to live in with each passing day and month and year
Circus Animals
#4 - 2017-05-21 06:24:57 UTC
Farr Arrow wrote:
I really like the plans to increase flexibility in using skill injectors and also the upcoming future color blindness support that CCP is now hard at work on. Thank you CCP for your never ending work at making the Eve Universe a much more interesting place to live in with each passing day and month and year

the butt kissing is strong with this one

#5 - 2017-05-21 17:21:49 UTC
CCP Phantom wrote:
With May 23, we’re going to introduce a new type of Skill Injector. This new mini-injector will be one 1/5 of the size of a current injector, bringing Skill Trading into a more reasonable price range on the market for everyone.

Out of interest, will there be any changes directed at the current meta of farming skillpoints for free?
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