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This Week in EVE #107 - Week 4/2016

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CCP Phantom
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2016-01-29 16:06:38 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 two week from January 23rd to 29th

Dev blogs and announcements
The First Citadels: Help Upwell Consortium build the world of tomorrow - Feedback
The Upwell Consortium invites all capsuleers to assist in building the first Citadel prototypes ever in New Eden. You can do that by simple give "Research Components" to the NPC character Lee Brinalle before end of February 9th. Contributors will enter a raffle with fully researched Citadel blueprint(s) as prize. The more components you enter, the higher your chances. You can use item exchange contract with nothing required in return as method of trade. Individual top contributors and prize winners will be included in the prototype description. It doesn't matter how many contracts you create or how many items are set in each contract, only the total overall amount counts. Upwell is building only prototypes, not final versions of Citadels. Please remember that impersonating event characters is not allowed.

Fanfest 2016 Alliance Prize Draw!
For the first time in history of Fanfest, we will have an Alliance Draw for Fanfest 2016. Simply enter your alliance affiliation in the Eventbrite ticket portal when you purchase tickets. If you have already purchased tickets and forgot to enter alliance affiliation, simply log into the Eventbrite side and add that info (login link is included in your ticket confirmation mail). But what can you win? The Alliance flag will flown in front of Harpa, the venue for Fanfest. Signed memorabilia for each attending member. Check out the news item for the full details! Learn more about Fanfest 2016!

Fanfest 2016: Party at The Top of the World - Feedback
Fanfest 2016 is approaching quickly and now only few months away! Have a sneak preview and discover what we have planned for the Saturday night party "Party at The Top of the World": the famous Icelandic metal band Skálmöld will be on stage and the incredible Permaband! If you don't have tickets yet, book them here!

World News
Upwell Consortium Citadel Construction Project Begins Amidst Promotional Extravaganza
The Upwell Consortium has launched prototype construction sites for their Citadel line in five systems of New Eden. Upwell are calling on capsuleers, their anticipated primary market, to assist in the collection of research components for use in the construction of the five Astrahus-class citadel prototypes. The Upwell prototype construction project will place Astrahus citadels in five systems across New Eden: Ourapheh, Anjedin, Asgeir, Mara and PF-346. The research component collection effort is being coordinated by the Intaki Bank's Lee Brinalle, an experienced special accounts manager.

The Scope – Upwell Consortium announces first Citadel builds
Lina Ambre reports for The Scope, detailing the Upwell Consortium’s announcement of the first build of five Astrahus class citadels, which includes a prize draw apparently designed to give capsuleers incentive to assist with gathering components for the construction project.

o7: The EVE Online show - Episode 13
The 13th episode of the amazing o7 show was aired on January 28 and included highlights such as a developer insight to the EVE Citadel expansion, new server hardware, flight academy videos, CCP Quant and skill trading data, and many more interesting sections. Check out the recording on YouTube!

Game design
What is the value of skillpoints?
CCP Quant presented in the recent o7 show some stats about skill points and character trading. It will be interesting to see how the price of skill points will be settled via the huge in-game player market....

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Mister Ripley
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2016-01-31 14:18:50 UTC
Julia's Interstellar Trade Emperium
#3 - 2016-02-01 14:00:42 UTC
Nice graphs with CCP quant, I like the summery for such stuff :D

"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 =-

Pud Li
#4 - 2016-02-03 22:09:52 UTC
Is this still drawing for actual BPOs? Topic is TDLR.

Been hearing rumor that CCP changed their mind. That drawing is now merely for Option to bid first in BPO auction using PLEX. That number donations will limit total number of bids each account can make. So winner of draw could have as little as one opportunity to bid.

I think I am being punked by the dozen of so people who told me this. But then the whole SP trade for sale introduces a bit of doubt into my belief in what CCP might do. Unless I missed that CCP is making RL donation to charity. Then this new rumor would make sense.

But please confirm details.