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This Week in EVE #30 - Week 4/2013

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#1 - 2014-01-24 11:59:35 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 summary of the previous week 3/2014 can be found here. Available is also the overview 2014

The current "This week in EVE" gives on overview of the week from January 18th to 24th


Dev blogs and official information
  • Video: In Development - EVE Online: Rubicon 1.1
  • Join CCP Guard on his quest through the universe and have a peek at what Rubicon 1.1 has in store for you. Also find out more about the incredible Mister G!

  • The Next Generation of Mobile Structures - Forum discussion
  • With Rubicon 1.1, to be deployed on January 28, several new mobile structures will be introduced. Read all about these new structures - Mobile Micro Jump Unit, Mobile Scan Inhibitor, Encounter Surveillance Unit and two Siphon variants - in CCP Fozzie's latest blog. He also offers some usage statistics about the usage of the Mobile Units first introduced with Rubicon 1.0.

  • Tracking Camera UI Improvements - Forum discussion
  • CCP DelegateZero informs you about the upcoming improvements on the tracking camera UI and the efforts to consolidate all camera related options to a central place easy to access. Read more about those improvements in the blog and learn also how the current camera setting (tracking other objects or focused on your ship) will be easily visible.

  • Community Spotlight: Kirith Kodachi - Forum discussion
  • CCP Eterne presents in the long running Community Spotlight series this time the brilliant player Kirith Kodachi, who in his 7 year EVE Online career has produced an amazing amount of content for the EVE community. We also would like to encourage you visiting Kirith's EVE Fansite Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah.

  • Featured Fansite: EVE University Wiki
  • CCP Gargant presents in the bi-weekly "Featured Fansite" articles a randomly selected EVE Fansite. This time he talks about the inredibly helpful EVE University Wiki, a very helpful and accurate wiki that can be recommended to everyone. Thank you, EVE University and every contributor!


Devposts on the forum and news
  • CSM8 January Summit Schedule
    The CSM8 January Summit is taking place from January 22nd thru the 24th in Reykjavik. CCP developers from all teams will discuss various topics with the CSM, listen to feedback, explore some ideas and in general utilize the valuable information the CSM can rely on behalf of the players. Check the full schedule!

  • Why did the EVE Gate collapse?
  • Some players wonder about the reasons behind the collapse of the EVE Gate, the ancient portal of mankind to New Eden. CCP Falcon confirms that it was Terrans who built the gate to stabilize the inherent unstable wormhole.

  • Steam accounts and connecting to the Singularity test server
  • CCP Atropos adds more details on how to connect to the test server Singularity when you have a Steam account.

  • Non-Capsuleer Interplanetary Travel?
  • An interesting question came up: Does the average (non-capsuleer) person in NeW Eden travel interplanetary or interstellar space much? Are there Chronicles available to answer such question? CCP Falcon finds this topic quite intriguing.

  • Tournament ideas discussion
  • CCP Bro asks for your ideas and feedback regarding tournaments. What would you like to see? Which formats would you like most? What about prizes and entry barries? As always, we would be delighted to hear your feedback and ideas!

  • EVE technical progress
  • CCP PrismX, programmer from the fabulous Team Gridlock, comments on the question about technical progress of the EVE soft- and hardware. Currently this topic is also discussed and presented to the CSM and more details will be available in the CSM meeting minutes.

  • The Danger Game
  • The Danger Game, originally published as Hættuspil and republished as English version in the EVE Collector's Edition, is a very interesting and exciting game. Several players comment on their experience playing the Danger Game.

  • EVE Online forum update
  • A new version of the EVE forums were deployed today - a few slight errors could be expected and are worked on by the team swiftly, as CCP Byzantine explains. Bugs, which have slipped through all the rigid QA process, will be corrected over the next few days.

  • Old portraits available for download
  • As of popular demand by the commmunity, the full collection of old character portraits got published and are available for download on the Fansite Toolkit page as CCP Explorer just announced!

  • Get well soon CCP FoxFour!
  • CCP FoxFour had to be treated in hospital and we wish him all the best recovery. Get well soon!

  • New Eden Open II Silent Auction
  • The sign-ups for the New Eden Open II are closed and the Silent Auction for the 28 available spots was ongoing until Jan 23, 23:59:59 UTC. In total 45 teams signed up. Read CCP Fozzie's announcement of the Silent Auction which includes the procedure details.



Rubicon 1.1 expansion features



Events



Background story and in-game news
  • Secure Commerce Commission press conference concludes YC115 financial retrospective
  • The SCC closed the interstellar ledgers for the YC115 fiscal year, bringing an official end to a time period whose steady but miniscule economic growth is increasingly falling behind the immense activity in the capsuleer-run industry. The most notable figures were submitted by the Ishukone Corporation who have benefitted immensely from their administration of the Caldari districts on Caldari Prime.



Special announcement - Weekly summaries as email newsletter?
We are considering sending the "This Week in EVE" also via email as newsletter. You would be able to subscribe to this newsletter and then every week you would receive the weekly summary delivered to you. At this moment we are figuring out if there is a demand for such an email delivery service.

If you are interested in receiving the weekly summaries via email, please subscribe here: Signup to EVEWeekly

If we see that enough people are interested in this service, we will go ahead and implement the email delivery. If we see that the demand is too low to justify the additional workload, we will not proceed with this idea. It is up to you!

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2014-01-24 12:26:06 UTC
\o/ love these things, theres always something i miss lol

No Worries

Caldari State
#3 - 2014-01-24 15:09:56 UTC
Where are the POS mechanic changes blogs?

Its not possible to please all the people all the time, but it sure as hell is possible to Displease all the people, most of the time.

Darkblad
#4 - 2014-01-24 16:14:11 UTC
Yay \o/
(also translated to German on your behalf)

CCP Phantom wrote:
  • Old portraits available for download
  • As of popular demand by the commmunity, the full collection of old character portraits got published and are available for download on the Fansite Toolkit page as CCP Explorer just announced!
    You may want to check this out:
    Chribba's tool http://oldportraits.eve-files.com/ (example) and my own attempt to look at the past http://www.schildwall.info/faces.html (example).

    NPEISDRIP

    RvB - BLUE Republic
    #5 - 2014-01-24 16:27:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Nicen Jehr
    inb4 chribba (remarkably!)

    may I suggest that you mention the best part of the Tracking Camera changes - that it now tracks to your selection faster!
    Minmatar Republic
    #6 - 2014-01-24 16:36:46 UTC
    I really appreciate these updates. Thank you.
    #7 - 2014-01-27 19:34:19 UTC
    I never got to see some of these topics.. great work sir!
    Adhocracy
    #8 - 2014-01-30 14:53:05 UTC
    2014*


    I appreciate these weekly recaps, keep 'em coming Big smile
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