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This Week in EVE #143 - Week 7/2017

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CCP Phantom
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2017-02-17 17:05:29 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.

The current "This week in EVE" gives an overview of February 11 to 17

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Dev blogs and news
To Inception and beyond - Feedback
Inception, our new player experience (NPE), is a good start into EVE Online. We introduced Inception with the Ascension expansion on November 2016. Thanks to all your feedback and stats, we are ready for the second step! Aura provides now better assistance in the NPE. We also have reduced the complexity of station visits. Furthermore, we have improved the User Interface and the "Empire's Might" site.

Sleeping beauty - How one of the oldest bugs in EVE got hunted down and resolved - Feedback
One of the oldest bugs in EVE Online got fixed! CCP Snorlax is the hero of this story. Join him on his bug-hunting adventure. Enjoy the thrilling story behind this bug lurking in the code. Read the dev blog, and learn how you will benefit from this glorious bug hunt!

The future of probe and directional scanning UI - Feedback
Exploring your surrounding is a fundamental activity in EVE. For exploration you utilize probes and the directional scanner. Our team wants to improve the scanning user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). Enjoy better awareness, probe handling, window management and layout! We aim to release these improvements in March. There are no major gameplay changes, "just" UI and UX improvements. Check out CCP Claymore's answers to some questions!

Fanfest 2017 - Party On Top Of The World Lineup Announced!
Party like there is no tomorrow! Join Fanfest 2017 and the Party On Top Of The World. This year, we have DJ Kristian Nairn as special guest - better known as "Hodor" from Games of Thrones. Make no mistake, CCP's epic rock band Permaband will also entertain you with a glorious show! Fanfest tickets are available!

February release YC 119.2 has been deployed
On February 14, we have published the EVE Online release YC 119.2. The release brings an exciting event and lots of bug fixes. Check out the various resources! EVE Updates (high level overview), patch notes (full details), feedback and known issues. We hope that you will enjoy this release!

CSM 11 Summit II - Minutes Have Been Released
The CSM 11 had its second summit with CCP in Reykjavik, Iceland. The CSM is the democratically player-elected EVE Online council. At this summit we discussed a wide range of topics. Involved were CSM, developers, producers and executives. You can explore the details in the PDF summit meeting minutes (53 pages).

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CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Farr Arrow
Cry Of Death
Almost Underdogs
#2 - 2017-02-17 19:31:54 UTC
It's clear to me from CCP's postings here like "The future of probe and directional scanning UI - Feedback" and the "February release of YC 119.2" that CCP is fully committed to continuing to work hard to provide an ever-better Eve experience for all of us. Thanks for all your hard work
Ronnie Rose
Pator Tech School
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2017-02-18 01:24:39 UTC
Sleeping Beauty was an interesting story.

Thanks for sharing!

We're not here to change the game, we're here to change YOUR game

Lucius Avenus
Intransigent Ore
#4 - 2017-02-18 09:40:58 UTC
Yeah the bug hunt was interesting, but I bet such things are never done in high Summer haha
Ariel Rin
Tactically Challenged
The Initiative.
#5 - 2017-02-18 12:10:49 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.

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Peng Yifei
Quantum Force Inc.
#6 - 2017-02-19 04:46:01 UTC
I got the Hecate skin, but I can't activate it. It always tells me:

Hecate YC119 Guardian's Gala 'Spirit' Edition SKIN (Permanent) is not a SKIN license.

And it also doesn't appear in the skin section of my character sheet.
Disco Professor
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2017-02-19 13:18:03 UTC
Peng Yifei wrote:
I got the Hecate skin, but I can't activate it. It always tells me:

Hecate YC119 Guardian's Gala 'Spirit' Edition SKIN (Permanent) is not a SKIN license.

And it also doesn't appear in the skin section of my character sheet.

Exact same thing here :(
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2017-02-19 13:24:46 UTC
Worse news regarding the Guardian's Gala SKINS.

The skins for Anshar, Iteron Mark V and Talos aren't dropping at all.
Please give a fix for this CCP.
Pretty please...

P.s. love the SKINS and the event.
Rhino Sheka Zinbar
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2017-02-19 17:24:37 UTC
Ahoy CCP!
Like the skins, Gallente ships needed some polishing, and glitter paint...
Some of my favorite are missing, as mentioned above. Also, when all the hype around it dies down, hope they become available on the EvE store... whatever it's called again.
Nice work BTW, I have my favorites already. Vexor hull, Domi Hull, and Tristan looks real mean.
Kaia Lin Garemoko
Pator Tech School
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2017-02-19 23:34:00 UTC
only thing I'm not stoked about is the change of the D-scan cone from blue to green. Red and Green everywhere--oh boy, more Xmas colors, and oh boy, even harder to tell apart if you're colorblind.

I'd have been fine with changing it to a grey, but green seems a rather icky choice. Ooh, why not let us pick the colors?!
Rhino Sheka Zinbar
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2017-02-24 13:51:18 UTC
Think we'll be able to buy them with AUR after the event? I know telling us anything may affect the ISK price now, lol. Just curious.