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This Week in EVE #139 - Week 3/2017

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C C P Alliance
#1 - 2017-01-20 13:11:27 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 14 to 20

Dev blogs and announcements
All you need to know about the CSM 12 elections - Feedback
The Council of Stellar Management (CSM) is a player advocacy group democratically annually elected by the players to advise and assist CCP in the continuous development of EVE. The CSM 11 term is in its second half and we’re fast approaching the elections for CSM 12! In this new blog you will find everything you need to know about the upcoming elections for CSM 12, whether you’re running or voting. Check it out!

Fanfest Is Coming - Tickets Selling Fast!
Fanfest 2017, the incredible player gathering in Iceland from April 6-8, will be even more spectacular since we are celebrating 20 years of CCP! Check out the Fanfest website and have a look at various offers from our Fanfest partners!

New Eden Store: Convergence-Nova SKIN now available for Mordu's Legion ships
A new SKIN is available for Mordu's Legion ships (Garmur, Orthrus, Barghest). This SKIN uses the new pattern projection technology and is first of its kind for the Mordu's ships. Enjoy the Convergence-Nova SKIN with its striking orange & titanium-black color scheme!

February release
Insurance in Upwell Structures & more from
Some features from the February release are available for testing on the test server Singularity. For example ship insurance of ships in Upwell structures (that includes supercapitals and wormholes), improvements to the Industry window and more!

Issues and workarounds
Framerate issues with dust clouds?
We are aware of performance costs of the current clouds in game, and are currently exploring ways of either improving the tech behind them, or looking at how they are distributed within a site. We aren't happy with how they are and know that we are actively looking to correct them in the near future.

Rubber-banding and latency issues
We have recently received a number of reports from pilots that they have been experiencing “rubberbanding” as well as de-synchronization with the Tranquility cluster, notable latency and long session changes when travelling between systems. A number of teams here at CCP are currently working on a resolution to the issue. We would like to thank everyone who has submitted detailed bug reports, these are proving to be incredibly valuable in tracking down the source of these issues!

Explosions are too loud? Not for much longer!
After having received reports about explosion sounds being too loud, we have investigated this issue and developed a fix for it. Expect a fix for this issue within the next few days. Please remember to send us a bug report if you encounter something that is wrong in the game, please use the in-game bug reporting (accessible easily via the F12 menu) or report the issue via our website!

Third party development
/wars/ endpoint has been temporarily disabled
The ESI endpoint /wars/ has been disabled temporarily due to an issue with a database procedure. The EVE Swagger Interface (ESI) can be accessed here, further info about ESI can be found in a dev blog here. You also might want to have a look at the ESI project on GitHub.

Testing and test server
New database mirror for Singularity
A database snapshot for the new mirror on the test server Singularity has been taken and will be prepared over the next few days. While we don't have a confirmed date when Singularity will be updated with the new account info, it shouldn't take that much longer.

Something of troubling concern...
One of our volunteers, ISD Buldath, has discovered something of troubling concern: our valiant volunteer ISD Max Trix has more forum likes than ISD Buldath! Both volunteers are now rallying the forum troops behind them. Check out the thread, give likes and see if you enjoy the thread as much as CCP CiD does!

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

#2 - 2017-01-20 13:23:32 UTC  |  Edited by: pinkajoo
Thank you for the updates!

edit: o wow, finally SiSi!!
Tactical Supremacy
#3 - 2017-01-20 13:25:59 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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Otherworld Empire
#4 - 2017-01-20 13:37:51 UTC
Thank you!

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Visit my in-game channel 'Holy Veldspar'

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Amarr Empire
#5 - 2017-01-20 14:46:12 UTC
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2017-01-20 19:45:20 UTC
As someone suffering from all three issues, the Issues & Workarounds section this week brings me much joy!

"Framerate issues with dust clouds?"
"Rubber-banding and latency issues"
"Explosions are too loud? Not for much longer!"

Glad to see CCP is dealing with all three of these things. Especially the top two (explosion loudness is not so much a big deal)... especially especially the dust clouds framerate issues. Just please give us a toggle to turn off dust/gas clouds in the graphics options, same as missiles, drones, explosions, etc.
Blue Sun Interstellar Technologies
#7 - 2017-01-21 11:37:32 UTC
All the dust in the systems make them look like they are experiencing a smog alert !!!
Would love to look toward the stars and see BLACK not a brown soup!
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2017-01-22 22:41:04 UTC
When are the blood raider capitals coming out?
Haven't heard anything about them since that one scope video....
#9 - 2017-01-23 09:05:47 UTC
Enjoy the Convergence-Nova SKIN with its striking orange & titanium-black color scheme!


Jaffa Cakes in space!
#10 - 2017-03-06 14:53:15 UTC
Blood raider capitals coming out?
1 Gold chest with a FAX with NOS'es & 1% of Random x Faction ship. For Everyone.

*CCP if you didn't realize the "Shipyard" & event layout in the Capital Serpents Event.
I'v Never Seen so many PPl bond & work together Masses of Strangers everywhere.

We'll Brake it now You Fix what ends up wrong with capitals after released. "Don't Worry About It".
#11 - 2017-03-06 14:55:08 UTC
Henry Plantgenet wrote:
When are the blood raider capitals coming out?
Haven't heard anything about them since that one scope video....

Like Him, Show you want the ships, You player base, Like the post.
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