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This Week in EVE #106 - Week 3/2016

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CCP Phantom
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2016-01-22 13:51:27 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 January 16th to 22nd

Dev blogs and announcements
Skill Trading in New Eden - Feedback
The idea of Skill Trading - which allows to extract skills from one character and sell the skillpoints on the market - was introduced a couple months ago. After going through a lot of feedback and refining the original idea, Skill Trading is planned to be added to New Eden for the February release. Skills, which are prerequisites for other skills your character has, cannot be extracted and skillbooks of skills with 0 skillpoints won't be removed. You can extract skillpoints only if you have more than 5.5 mil skillpoints.

An update on the start of 2016 from CCP Seagull
CP Seagull, Executive Producer for EVE Online, comes with the first video update 2016. CCP Seagull gives us a quick review of the previous release and then talks about features coming over the course of the next few releases. We also hear about player involvement with construction of the first ever Astrahus class citadel, and see several sneak previews of Citadels and the new fighter control mechanics.

Fanfest 2016 - #evefanfest memories contest
Fanfest 2016 is drawing closer and we would like to offer you the chance to share your best memories of previous Fanfests and win great prizes. Simply tweet your favorite picture from previous Fanfests using the #evefanfest hashtag, along with a a short description of what makes the image so entertaining or special for them. Daily prizes include PLEX, game time, and signed books. The grand prize include 10 PLEX, books and much more! Join in and start tweeting! Check out the tweets so far and get ready for Fanfest 2016.

World News
Upwell Consortium Signs Transport and Communications Deals with Interbus and Impetus
Representatives of the Upwell Consortium, InterBus and the Impetus corporation announced the signing of comprehensive contracts for transportation and communications technology and services to be provided as part of the Upwell Consortium's Citadel product line. The InterBus deal has the potential to raise serious questions from InterBus's competitors because of InterBus's quasi-governmental status and large presence in the marketplace.

Fanfest 2016
Game of balls - Fanfest 2016
After a fantastic football (soccer) experience at Fanfest 2015 with tons of fun, we are going to have again a football event at Fanfest 2016. Check out CCP Puck's post for all the details and info - and don't forget the Fanfest 2016 twitter event.

Technical details of new Citadel graphics
CCP Darwin reveals that the upcoming Citadels will also use new graphics (at least new to EVE) to improve the feeling of detail when being close up. A shader will add more visual details as you are getting closer, additionally we will use (lightweight) instanced geometry to add visual complexity. If this approach satisfies the requirements, it might get later also added to other large structures and ships.

What is the EVE Launcher downloading?
The EVE Launcher can also download patches for the test servers. If the Launcher icon shows a green progress bar, then it is downloading data. If you have already the latest Tranquility updated downloaded, then this means that the launcher is downloading extra data for the test servers. If you don't want this extra download, then just go to the Launcher settings menu and disable the test servers.

How to manage profiles in the new EVE Launcher?
If you are using the new EVE Launcher, you can easily manage profiles for each account. Click the cog-wheel above the logout button, go to 'MANAGE PROFILES'. From there you can drag and copy profiles. After that, you can select the profile to be...

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

#2 - 2016-01-22 13:54:31 UTC
Thanks for the recap o7

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#3 - 2016-01-22 17:16:15 UTC
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Erotisk Folkdans
Club Autism
#4 - 2016-01-23 01:08:26 UTC
Skill trading is the best feature ever! My bet is new player retention will at least double within a year (from a low number currently but still). I resubscribed instantly after reading the first dev blog that mentioned it. Great work CCP! Nice to see you are not afraid of evolving the game.

sp trading is the best thing since sliced bittervet

Indahmawar Fazmarai
#5 - 2016-01-23 14:48:21 UTC
Erotisk Folkdans wrote:
Skill trading is the best feature ever! My bet is new player retention will at least double within a year (from a low number currently but still). I resubscribed instantly after reading the first dev blog that mentioned it. Great work CCP! Nice to see you are not afraid of evolving the game.

I would suggest waiting to see the cost of extractors. From CCP's point of view, it would make every sense to price them at 900 AUR, which would have a funny impact on the cost of the whole process.
Julia's Interstellar Trade Emperium
#6 - 2016-01-26 05:31:40 UTC

"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 =-

Runjuan Minery
Mechanized Industrial Warfare
#7 - 2016-01-26 11:02:56 UTC

and what will CCP do against the closed down ???



Coyote Laughing
#8 - 2016-01-26 12:46:15 UTC
Just the idea of having somebody else's thoughts and memories injected into my head worries me - I have enough trouble keeping my own thoughts and memories straight.

Watch Ghost in the Shell, Animated Series 2 and you'll see what I mean.

l8r \o/

Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
EDENCOM Defensive Initiative
#9 - 2016-01-28 00:29:59 UTC