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This Week in EVE #153 - Week 21/2017

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#1 - 2017-05-26 18:01:10 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 20 to 26


Image courtesy of Razorien


Dev blogs and announcements
Strategic Cruisers and You - Feedback
We are working on a fundamental revamp of Strategic Cruisers (Tech 3 Cruiser) to be deployed in July. This includes: fewer subsystems (all them providing powerful and useful choices), freely remove rigs from T3C, and a general rebalance of the T3C ship class.

Watch The o7 Show this Sunday, May 28!
The o7 Show airs this Sunday, May 28, at 20:00 UTC (EVE time) on the CCP Twitch Channel. Some of the topics: Blood Raider shipyards and the recent bloodbath surrounding them, news from CCP's art team, the upcoming Alliance Tournament and more! Tune in. We will hand out special SKINs and some headsets from our friends at Razer.

Alliance Tournament XV: Teams and Rules
We are happy to present the first 30 teams set for Alliance Tournament XV! The remaining 56 teams that have signed up will fight for their place at AT XV during a qualification tournament on June 10/11. The full rules for this tournament can be found here.

New Eden Store: "Hostile Takeover" SKIN for Guristas ships
The first SKINs for Gurista hulls are now available in the New Eden Store. The "Hostile Takeover" SKINs cost between 55 and 250 PLEX, a 15% discount is available when purchasing all four SKINs at once. Also note: the current sale with discounts up to 20% will end on May 30th!

Remaining PLEX From Aurum Conversion Delivered During Today's Downtime
All pilots who had Aurum balances outstanding from the PLEX changes have now had their converted PLEX balances delivered as of downtime May 23rd.


Audio and Video
EVE Online: Birth Of The Capsuleer (Joshua Crispin)
The music for the Birth of a Capsuleer intro video for EVE Online is now available on CCP's Soundcloud page. Enjoy this thrilling piece of music composed by Joshua Crispin.

The Scope – Blood Raider Shipyard Under Attack!
Alton Haveri from The Scope reports on events in the region Period Basis, after an attack of the first Blood Raider shipyard. The Blood Raiders formed a fleet in anticipation of the final attack, but were defeated in the end. Blood Raider's leader, Omir Sarikusa, has issued a defiant response to the destruction of this Sotiyo-class shipyard.


June release
Standup Hyasyoda Research Lab
Following the announcement of changes to the Hyasyoda Research Lab, CCP Fozzie has more info. The existing Hyasyoda Research Laboratories will continue to operate normally in June. Under the current plan the research speed bonuses of the existing Hyasyoda Research Laboratories will be phased out in August!

Standup Thukker Capital Component rigs
Following the announcement of changes to the Thukker Component Assembly Array, CCP Fozzie answers several questions. The existing Thukker Component Assembly Arrays will continue to operate normally in June. Under the current plan the ME bonuses of the existing Thukker Component Assembly Arrays will be phased out in August. Get ready!

Quality of Live improvements for Fleets
While we are working on new features, we are also improving our currently existing systems. CCP Lebowski lists small, but valuable improvements scheduled for the June release. Fleet management will get better, the UI improves, and structures will get "a little bit" better (for example a bio section for owners to edit).


Test server and testing
Skill point rewards for mass test participation
Participants of the recent mass test have receive a reward of 2 million skill points on Singularity. The aim of this mass test was stress testing the Blood Raider shipyards during considerable server load. Thank you!

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Caldari State
#2 - 2017-05-26 19:28:35 UTC
Thank you CCP for your plans to completely revamp and create some interesting new changes to Strategic Tech 3 Cruisers (including being able to freely remove rigs without destroying them!) Also, for the new Blood Raider Shipyard events which surely many pilots find engaging or exciting. I appreciate all the very hard work and dedication that CCP's employees show in constantly providing a living and breathing and ever-changing Eve Universe for us all to live in and enjoy, thanks so much
#3 - 2017-05-26 23:24:52 UTC
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Blood Raider shipyards and the recent bloodbath surrounding them
Did something happen the rest of TQ missed?
I'd imagine the only bloodbath would have been Devs slashing wrists over how easily all their work to make these interesting was so easily beaten by T1 frigates.

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