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This Week in EVE #148 - Week 12/2017

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CCP Phantom
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2017-03-24 13:30:33 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.

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The current "This week in EVE" gives an overview of the previous week from March 18 to 24

Dev blogs and announcements
The EVE Fanfest 2017 MegaBlog! - Feedback link
The incredible EVE Fanfest 2017 is just 12 days away! Get ready, and check out what craziness we have planned for you this year! Of course, there will be also a live stream, but nothing beats the real experience in Reykjavik, Iceland, home of CCP and EVE Online.

Introducing Upwell Refineries - Feedback link
A set of new Upwell Structures is in the works: Refineries! Did you ever want to explode a moon? Do it with those new structures and the moon core driller! Check out the blog to learn more about this exciting new game play.

The Advancing World of Upwell Structures - Feedback link
This high level blog outlines our current plans for existing Upwell structures (Citadels, Engineering Complexes) and new Upwell Structures. Where are we currently, and where do we want to go? More power in your hands, more opportunities to shape the universe, and more game play opportunities! All the while, we are listening to feedback and improve existing structures.

PLEX Rework - Follow up - Feedback link
Following the introduction of upcoming PLEX changes, we have some news! Your feedback was very helpful. We are going to convert ALL Aurum balances, also those below 1000 Aur. Since we don't want to crash the player driven in-game market, we will convert the Aurum balances in stages.

New Eden Store: Amazing IGC SKINs available for the first time
For the first time ever, the incredible IGC SKINs are available in the New Eden Store for a limited amount of time. The tin grey, orange, lapis blue, and gunmetal black SKIN is available for the Cormorant, Caracal, and Drake for 800 Aurum each.

Digital Fanfest 2017 Schedule Now Available!
The EVE Fanfest 2017 schedule is now available. Check out our guidebook and reserve time for your most favorite sessions. If you cannot visit Fanfest in person, which would be sad, you still can participate via the live broadcast.

50% discount on character resculpts
This weekend, March 24 to 27, you can resculpt your character with a discount of 50%! Instead the usual 1000 AUR for a full body resculpt, you can get this special offer for only 500 AUR.

Game development
The future of Siphons
We are fundamentally changing moon mining (read the blog!). What does that mean for siphons? Currently, Siphons allow you to snatch moon materials from active moon harvesters. With the new moon mining system, we don't need that mechanic anymore. Instead, you can actively steal from the moon material asteroid belt!

FAQ on Upwell Refineries
CCP Fozzie answers frequently asked questions about the planned new Upwell Refineries. Questions about Siphons, Rorquals, ore types, and highsec get answered. Check out this FAQ!

Test server and testing
New mirror for Singularity
The test server Singularity has received a new database mirror. The account status has been copied over from Tranquility to the test server. Accounts that have Omega status on Singularity, will keep it for at least the next 3 months. Daily updates of the account status has not been implemented yet, though.

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Drago Shouna
#2 - 2017-03-24 13:50:34 UTC
Good work, keep it up.

Solecist Project...." They refuse to play by the rules and laws of the game and use it as excuse ..." " They don't care about how you play as long as they get to play how they want."

Welcome to EVE.

Sergey Hawk
The Sith Syndicate
#3 - 2017-03-24 15:33:21 UTC
WOOOOOOO probe scanner howling not removed.
DONG d-scan sound not removed.
Still can hear sounds of explosions during warp...


Good work CCP!!!

I apologize for CAPS.

Aura: "You need to be within range to execute this function."

Kimi Räikkönen: “Leave me alone, I know what I’m doing.”

Albert Glimma
#4 - 2017-03-24 16:08:49 UTC
Oh yeah, this world is getting more interesting Blink
Oreb Wing
Last Rites.
#5 - 2017-03-24 17:15:10 UTC
" Instead, you can actively steal from the moon material asteroid belt!"

With a mining frigate? With the siphon dropped? Maybe both?
Farr Arrow
Cry Of Death
Almost Underdogs
#6 - 2017-03-24 18:01:27 UTC
THANKS a lot CCP for all your hard work to try to keep the Eve Universe constantly evolving and changing (and interesting!) And for your constant attempts to keep it from stagnating into a predictable/mediocre MMORPG like so other many other online games now are. I see your hard work (stuff like the new Upwell Refineries) and I appreciate it, thanks
snafuman ak
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#7 - 2017-03-24 19:06:45 UTC
Thank you CCP, from the GM's to the guy sweeping the floor there is nothing second rate about the effort you all put into keeping eve going into the years to come. Keep up the good work and as always Stay Awesome!
Julia's Interstellar Trade Emperium
#8 - 2017-04-03 12:16:53 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 =-