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This Week in EVE #111 - Week 9/2016

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2016-03-04 12:17:18 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 February 27th to March 4th

Dev blogs and announcements
The second CSM X summit - meeting minutes included - Feedback
The CSM summit took place in Iceland from February 15 to 18 and was very productive and good. Check out the the meeting minutes and discover all the good discussions and thoughts on 79 pages!

Changes to OS Minimum Requirements
On June 30th 2016 we will discontinue support for the old EVE launcher which will also bring our Windows XP and Vista support to an end. Players still using Windows XP will be unable to launch the EVE client from the new EVE Launcher. Microsoft ended the mainstream support for Windows XP 7 years ago (14 April 2009). This will simplify development and reduce the complexity of our platform testing. A forum discussion thread is available here.

Voting for CSM 11 is open NOW
Voting for the Eleventh Council of Stellar Management is now open! Check out the 53 approved candidates and find your preference on vote march by Diedra Vaal. You might be also interested in CSM Watch. But, of course, don't forget to vote for your CSM candidate!

Skill trading infograph - The first 36 hours
CCP Quant provides once more lots of interesting data! This time we get an insight to the first 36 hours of skill trading. Which skills are most popular to extract, how many SP have been traded, and more! Check it out.

Citadels, Science, Servers and Downtimes – A new video blog from CCP Seagull
CCP Seagull brings wonderful news about the relocation of the all new Tranquility hardware and infrastructure to a completely new data center, as well as how you can get involved in real life science by playing EVE Online and contributing to Project Discovery. In addition she reveals a gift of 200,000 unallocated skillpoints for the recent issues and extended downtimes that Tranquility has experienced. Check out the video blog!


Game world news
Leaked Reports Reveal SOE Presence in Wormhole Systems Researching Drifter Technology
The ongoing Sisters of EVE presence in key Drifter-occupied wormhole systems is aimed at researching Drifter technology and behavior. Reports made by research teams to the SOE's Sanctuary research organization, discusses Drifter technology in various fields often contains notes expressing concern, urgency and even alarm as to the nature and scope of the evidence gathered.

SOE Confirms Research into Drifters and Discusses Preliminary Findings
The Sisters of EVE confirmed an extensive research effort involving expeditions to the Drifter-occupied 'hive' systems. The Servant Sisters of EVE have been conducting exploratory missions in the so-called 'Drifter hive' systems for some months and, since the last month, established ongoing research flotillas in each of the five identified Drifter hive systems. The most urgent need is in the analysis of vast quantities of imaging data we have been able to gather pertaining to the biological components of the Drifter entities. Check out the in-depth work of the Arataka Research Consortium!


Videos
CCP Reykjavik Hyperlapse Office Tour
Would you like to visit the CCP office where all the space magic is created? Join now CCP Guard on this hyperlapsed tour through the CCP office in Reykjavik, Iceland!

EVE Online’s new server hardware and beyond
CCP Seagull, Executive Producer for EVE Online, reveals the massive step for the EVE Universe that we took with the relocation of the all new hardware and infrastructure to a completely new data center. Also learn how you can get involved in real life science by playing EVE Online and contributing to Project Discovery. CCP Seagull touches on the huge EVE: Citadel expansion and the upcoming Fanfest.

o7: The EVE Online Show - Episode 14
The latest o7 show...

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#2 - 2016-03-04 12:17:22 UTC
Testing and test server
If you encounter a bug, please bug report it!
If you encounter a bug, especially when it is on the test server, please make submit a bug report! This bug report will then be tackled by both the volunteer bug hunters from the ISD ECAID team and our developers.

Bug reporting helps!
It appears that missile trails didn't appear in some cases. After receiving bug reports, CCP Savior was able to locate the problem and fix it. The fix should be published with the next release. Thank you!

Skillpoint reward on Singularity
Participants of the recent mass test have received their skillpoint reward of 2 million unallocated skill points on the test server Singularity. Thank you for your participation!

What is testeveonline.com?
testeveonline.com is a domain owned by CCP. We put all our test and staging servers/services under this domain. community.testeveonline.com for example.


Various
Deprecation of DX9? No timeline so far
With the changes to OS minimum requirements (discontinuation of support for Windows XP and Vista), the question came up if DX9 will be sunset too. This is not the case yet, we don't have a timeline for this at the moment. Dropping the support for XP will help development and can open new opportunities.

EVE related images and art?
CCP Logibro chimes in and provides some good resources for EVE related images and art, such as the superb EVE Outtakes and EVE Reddit. Check out those sites, and also other links in that discussion thread.

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Darkblad
#3 - 2016-03-04 12:39:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Darkblad
As some players currently unable to login might read this week in eve, there are workarounds for the current login issues
It appears like they have been resolved.

Seabeast
Azahar Ortenegro
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2016-03-04 20:57:53 UTC
CCP Phantom wrote:
Citadels, Science, Servers and Downtimes – A new video blog from CCP Seagull
CCP Seagull brings wonderful news about the relocation of the all new Tranquility hardware and infrastructure to a completely new data center, as well as how you can get involved in real life science by playing EVE Online and contributing to Project Discovery. In addition she reveals a gift of 200,000 unallocated skillpoints for the recent issues and extended downtimes that Tranquility has experienced. Check out the video blog!


How about making it a written devblog, so we're not forced to watch a video?
Kuekuatsheu
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2016-03-10 15:13:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Kuekuatsheu
CCP Phantom wrote:
"Biggest changes is probably the increase to install a clone at an NPC station from currently 100k to 5m. This fee will be also imposed when you clone-jump from a NPC station from a previously installed clone."

"Market fees will be increased at NPC stations as well, but in Citadels broker's fee can be set by the owner."

Worst ideas ever, period.

5 million isk for every clone jump and higher market fees. Just let captials enter high-sec, shut down all NPC mission agents, cause we'll all be working for null-sec corps now.
Gregory Molloy
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#6 - 2016-03-10 20:50:37 UTC
Kuekuatsheu wrote:
CCP Phantom wrote:
"Biggest changes is probably the increase to install a clone at an NPC station from currently 100k to 5m. This fee will be also imposed when you clone-jump from a NPC station from a previously installed clone."

"Market fees will be increased at NPC stations as well, but in Citadels broker's fee can be set by the owner."

Worst ideas ever, period.

5 million isk for every clone jump and higher market fees. Just let captials enter high-sec, shut down all NPC mission agents, cause we'll all be working for null-sec corps now.


And that's probably their plan. Twisted
Jonathan Yatolila
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#7 - 2016-03-11 02:39:55 UTC
It was nice to have CCP make it much easier to get a jump clone and to install it. Guess we should have seen that the "gift" would come with severe strings attached. I've no problem with increasing the initial cost of the JC, but where did the idea of charging for each jump come from? It's a bad idea - - - - - - oh, wait a minute, CCP wants major inflation in the game and wants the players to have to spend more of their ISK so it isn't there for such things as PLEXing accounts and other things PLEX are used for.