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This Week in EVE #141 - Week 5/2017

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CCP Phantom
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2017-02-03 13:08:24 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Leeloo
"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 28 to February 2

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Dev blogs and announcements
Breaking changes and you - How to use alt-routes to enhance your sanity
Are you interested in third party development? Then we highly recommend the latest dev blog talking about best-practices how to use alt-routes in ESI to maintain application stability against a constantly evolving API.

ESI Mail Scopes Are Now Released
ESI, our new API, allows you now to read and send evemails via the API. This means you could, for example, develop an email plugin which allows you to handle your evemails in your EVE client. Please note though, that abuse of this feature is strictly forbidden and will lead to severe consequences. , programmatic use of EVE Gate to dispatch mail is now considered a misuse of the EVE Gate service.

Mass tests on Jan 31 and Feb 2
In preparation for the next release, we conducted mass tests on the test servers Singularity and Duality on January 31 and February 2. Thank you for all the participation!

Next release: YC 119.2 on Feb 14
Our next EVE Online release, YC 119.2, will be published on February 14. While we will see the arrival of a new in-game event, we also will get a bunch of improvements - better game play, better UI and better performance! Check out the overview on EVE Updates.

New Eden Store: New Serpentis SKINs
Gallente rejoice! We have added 35 Serpentis SKINs for Gallente ship hulls to the New Eden Store, including SKINs for capitals and supercapitals. The price tag is pleasing too, with as low as 400 AUR for hulls smaller than battleship size.

Audio and Video
CSM XI Summit 2017 - Daily recaps (Live Streams)
During the CSM XI summit 2017, the elected player council had daily sessions with the EVE Online developers and producers. Make no mistake, those sessions are tough and very demanding - the CSM members have to stay fully focused over 8 hours per day while getting bombarded with tons of information. At the end of each day, the CSM members provided a quick, high level recap via Facebook live video.
Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4
The full meeting minutes will be available in the next weeks.

YC 119.2 Theme: Towards The Inevitable
The theme for the release YC 119.2 has been published and is available on CCP's Soundcloud: Towards The Inevitable.

Testing and test server
Omega accounts on Singularity
The omega status of accounts on Singularity has been extended now: All accounts, which were Omega when the mirror was deployed (Jan 18) will stay Omega on Singularity for the next 3 months.

Skillpoint rewards on Singularity
The skill point rewards for participating in the previous mass test have been applied to the accounts on Singularity. 2 million free skillpoints on Singularity.

Clouds in EVE Online
CCP Darwin provides some technical background about the clouds which you can, for example, find in mission sites. The previous cloud system (prior to December, 2015) was sprite-based. The current is volumetric. Single volumetric clouds are faster to render than the old clouds were, but they don't scale as well when there are numbers of clouds in the scene....

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Farr Arrow
Cry Of Death
Almost Underdogs
#2 - 2017-02-03 13:35:53 UTC
I like checking out stuff like this that's posted here. Thanks a LOT for all your hard work CCP.....
Thrice Hapus
Signal Cartel
EvE-Scout Enclave
#3 - 2017-02-03 15:54:18 UTC
Bubbles don't expire? I just always assumed they did. Huh.

Seems like maybe they should.
A Scriv
Lone Wolf Union
The Rogue Consortium
#4 - 2017-02-03 22:52:48 UTC
bubbles, keep them as is
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
EDENCOM Defensive Initiative
#5 - 2017-02-04 07:45:26 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
Thrice Hapus wrote:
Bubbles don't expire? I just always assumed they did. Huh.

Seems like maybe they should.

They seem to have solar bateries that make them constantly operational. *shrugs*
RenegadeMonk Minayin
Imperial Guardians
Tactical Narcotics Team
#6 - 2017-02-04 14:25:43 UTC
Maybe bubbles could be powered by fuel blocks. or in the future by some kind of fuel made from planet rings material
Goonswarm Federation
#7 - 2017-02-04 17:40:38 UTC
RenegadeMonk Minayin wrote:
Maybe bubbles could be powered by fuel blocks. or in the future by some kind of fuel made from planet rings material

Requiring the Player / Character who deployed it to return and fuel it. Once fuel expires, it degrades like a Jet Can does.

Reason: Everything you do in EVE has a potential consequence. Potential here, cloakers wait for your return and bounce you.
Ariel Rin
Tactically Challenged
The Initiative.
#8 - 2017-02-05 03:26:49 UTC
It is also Fawlty7's Birthday

Happy Birthday Fawlty!

Ariel Rin

Creator and Manager of EVE Meet, for notification and sharing of out of game meets.

Twitter - Ariel Rin - EVE Meet

Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2017-02-05 06:42:56 UTC
if anything maybe just make anchor-able bubbles need to be re-anchored every x hours / days or expire that way if you take the time to refresh them you don't have to set them all up again.

*activates thermal hardeners for incoming flame