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This Week in EVE #104 - Week 51/2015

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CCP Phantom
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C C P Alliance
#1 - 2015-12-18 16:08:12 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
"This week in EVE" is a weekly overview of EVE Online related news and events and shows what is going on in EVE Online. The focus of this overview is on official news from CCP: For example, dev blogs and important forum posts by CCP developers, the ever evolving background story and upcoming events. The previous weekly overview can be found here.

The current "This week in EVE" gives an overview of the previous week from December 12th to 18th

Dev blogs and announcements
Happy Holidays! - Launchers & Snowballs & Trinkets... Oh My! - Feedback
Happy Holidays from CCP! All subscribed EVE Online accounts will receive in the coming days and weeks several gifts including snowballs, firework, apparel and more. Check your redeeming system after December 24 and December 30. Make sure that you put those snowballs and fireworks to good use!

Holiday discounts on multiple PLEX packages are now available!
Great news! For this second half of the Holiday Season, our offers on PLEX have been switched from containing supplemental ship SKINs, to providing a discount on all multiple PLEX packages. The sale is active now and runs until January 1st, 2016. Simply go to the secure website.

Operation Frostline - Additions & Changes
The Operation Frostline target sites now have a higher chance to drop better loot, yay! Additionally you can find blueprint copies of the new Tech II Logistic frigates in those sites. Are you the lucky one today?

Changes To Trial Length & Content Packs
New trial accounts will expire now after 14 days as default while trial accounts invited via the Buddy program will last 21 day. Please check out the interesting Buddy program which yields game time or PLEX rewards for successful invites. New Content packs are now also available which include skillbooks, items, AUR, Appareal and and more.

New Camera Now Beta Opt-In On Tranquility!
The new camera system has now been launched as a beta opt-in on Tranquility for you all to try out. Because this is one of the fundamental systems, we would love to get as much feedback as possible before we continue the development of the new camera. You will have three view modes (Orbit camera, tactical camera, first person camera), a marquee select tool and other improvements. Enable this feature in the System Menu (ESC) > General Settings > Experimental Features and please use the feedback thread!

New EVE Launcher leaves Beta stage – Available for download
The new EVE Launcher has left its beta status on December 18th and is now the default game launcher (you can download it here). The classic Launcher is still available for download, but is only suggested for Windows XP users. If you are already using the new Launcher, nothing changes for you. Your feedback is most welcome in the EVE Launcher forum.


World News
Serpentis Corporation Strikes Back Against Upwell Consortium
The Serpentis Corporation strikes back against the Upwell Consortium! Three joint taskforces of Serpentis Corporation and Guardian Angel vessels staged simultaneous ambushes on heavily armed Ducia Foundry mining convoys in the systems of 3HQC-6, L3-XYO and LGUZ-1, destroying all mining vessels and ancillary hardware after laying waste to their escorts. One of the pirate taskforces was pursued and destroyed in the system of 7-692B by a Mordu's Legion security patrol. It is rumored that Ducia Foundry lost in excess of sixty thousand industrial personnel and hardware to the value of thirty billion kredits in the attack, which also left more than ninety Serpentis Corporation vessels destroyed.



Bug reporting and issues
What to do when EVE seems to be broken and you need support?
CCP Darwin has good instructions in the case that you have issues with your account or problems accessing/playing EVE. Send a support ticket and Customer Support will gladly help you! If you believe that there is a defect in the game, then you best use the in-game bug reporting system via the F12 menu.


Graphics
How to improve gfx? Higher resolution textures are not always the easy win
CCP Darwin explains regarding the background nebula textures in EVE that high resolution textures are not always such an easy win contrary to common thoughts. There might be better solutions (regarding resources, performance...

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Dunpeal Hunter
Zervas Aeronautics
The Bastion
#2 - 2015-12-18 17:20:22 UTC
Happy holidays to everyone and CCP! The best of wishes, and now go blown up something in space! :)

I dont know if this is important or not, but i have chickens.....

JonnyPew
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2015-12-22 15:41:54 UTC
o7

EVE Online video content creator

http://www.youtube.com/JonnyPew

Xion Gray
Northen Star inc
#4 - 2015-12-27 06:16:33 UTC
Was bored, so I read the article by The Guardian..

And the Nataliia Dmytriievska story, within the article was pretty awsome imo.

Hats off to you woman /salute

o7