Hello, New Eden.
It is upon us!
In the spirit of the holidays, for the sake of Live Events, the people, and our great universe of New Eden, it is time for tenth annual snowball fight!
It has been an insane ten years and more that we have hosted this event and other gatherings, and now, we celebrate this great milestone in our beloved Luminaire system, as we have since 2013!
See our topic on our 2022 snowball fight, and well beyond!
Bring Festival Launchers, snowballs, and fireworks for some fun, games, and smashing the stuff out of each other in Luminaire! If you need a Festival Launcher or fireworks, we have enough in store for everyone! Just ask me and I’ll give you one and a few snowballs and fireworks!
Anyone who needs snowballs, fireworks, or a Festival Launcher will receive one for free! If anything, you will probably receive a Festival Launcher and snowballs for free via login rewards prior to the event anyway!
If you wish to communicate directly with me, you’ll find me in the “Content: Events” and “Live Events” chat channels!
Snowball Fight Details:
Luminaire VII (Caldari Prime) - Moon 6 - Federation Navy Assembly Plant
2100 EVE Time
That’s 4pm USA EST!
Note: The Party will be at the Federation Navy Assembly Plant, NOT the Battle of Caldari Prime Citadel!
Note: In the event of a power failure due to a winter storm, the raincheck date will be 8-JAN-2023.
We have earned coverage on the November 23, 2023 episode of the Pulse and the Community Beat on November 24m 2023!
CCP Convict and CCP Zelus have been notified! I will work with them to make sure everything is done properly and accordingly!
I have enlisted the assistance of my CEO to put in a Fleet Fight Notification request form into the records on my behalf.
DJ Daggaroth of New Eden Radio has confirmed support!
Various communities have been notified directly.
Everyone who contributed throughout the last ten years has been personally notified.
Livestream coverage is encouraged!
Lightshows will be held (similar to the manner in which EVE Radio does on occasion)
-prizes will be devised based on discussions about this event: prizes will include PLEX, ships, weapons, and other comical gifts
-to participate, bring devices that produce light and visual effects: lasers, remote-repairs, cap transfers, target spectrum breakers, drones, fireworks, etc.
-only individual pilots can be rewarded a “numbered” or “positional” prize (i.e, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, for example)! You can partner up with someone if you like, but prize packages can only be awarded to individual pilots!
-Note: based on popular demand and performances, there will also be prizes for Outstanding Group Display! These will be awarded once per lightshow to the best-looking organized group of capsuleers, while the same rules for lightshow performance also apply to these groups (i.e., getting CONCORD-killed will result in disqualification).
-Note: all prizes will be contracted to winners AFTER the event has concluded!
“Secret Santa” Gift Exchanges
-bring a gift to get a gift!
-items worth around or under $250 million ISK are encouraged, to be contracted to Commander A9 at Luminaire VII Federal Administration Information Center during the event to make the exchange with other participants: everyone who gives a gift gets a gift. This ISK level is just an encouragement rather than a minimum requirement - gifts of less than $250M will be accepted (provided they’re not an item which is not permissible!)
-please mark the contract with “Secret Santa” to differentiate it from prizes and any donations, or else your gift might be accidentally given away as a prize!
-in outstanding circumstances, you can relay your gift earlier than the event, as long as it’s as close to Luminaire as possible
-please set contracts for the maximum amount of time so nothing expires
-contracts may not be accepted during or even immediately after the event, but they WILL be accepted–we cannot delay orchestrating and running the event with administrative tasks such as contracts and paperwork
-no alts please: If multiple characters tied to one player/user/person behind the keyboard are discovered, all gifts contributed by those alts will be combined into a single contribution and appropriate exchanges made - Please do not “game the system;” that’s not fair to everyone else.
-any “crate” items will be opened, and the items which are produced will be given as part of the gift
-the following items are not permissible for the Secret Santa Exchange, as they cannot be contracted or have little to no value appropriate for an exchange: contraband, items deemed illegal by the laws of the empires, any “expired” items such as boosters, accelerators, or crates, “Civilian” items, or items with a total value of less than $1,000 ISK such as literal “Garbage” items.
-Note: Secret Santa gifts will be exchanged AFTER the event has concluded, so we’re not wasting time trying to hand out the gifts in mid-event!
Be Advised: Someone attempted to impersonate me in 2020 around this time and was dealt with. Make sure you double-check your contracts to ensure they are going to the right person!
Festival Launchers and Snowballs/Fireworks will be donated to any pilot who does not have one or runs out so the fun can continue!
The Battle for Caldari Prime Memorial Astrahus Citadel is online! We have enough fuel blocks to keep the power going until April 2030, thanks to the awesome contributions of a number of our amazing Live Events pilots, who donated a total of $6,540,000,000 to the cause (and every single penny was spent)! We are always investing in the future, so any spare fuel blocks, components, and Upwell assets can be contributed to help keep the facility powered and supplied.
Thank You to Our Citadel Heroes!:
Nicen Jehr - $40,000,000
Maenth - attractively-priced fuel block sales in Luminaire
Naava Edios - $2,000,000,000
Matrae Cor - $1,000,000,000
Jaantrag - 92,649 Hydrogen Fuel Blocks
Ibrahim Tash-Murkon - $3,000,000,000
DutchGunner - $500,000,000
Keacte - Promotion of the event on the NPSI Calender
Any donations go towards obtaining equipment and prizes! Try to get your contribution as close to Luminaire as possible please.
Thank you to those who have donated!:
Anataine Deva - $12,000,000,000
Winger Aerospace - promotion of event and creation of calendar notice in the Discord
Pierian Shawcross - $1,500,000,000
Winger Aerospace - promoting event in the Discord
Keacte - adding event to the NPSI community calendar
KillerLitter - advertising event with TLA incursion community
Wah Huren - $50,000,000
Louis Anton – 10x Orca Blueprint Copies (ME 7%, TE 0%)
Current Secret Santa Participants: -stats compiling-
Total ISK Donations: $13,550,000,000
2100: Event Starts at Luminaire VII - Federation Navy Station
2200: First Lightshow
2230: Second Lightshow
2300: Third Lightshow
0000: Secret Santa window closes
All Evening: Secret Santa Gift Receiving and music-playing
Note: I, the Fleet Coordination Commission, and/or Live Events as individuals or group entities will assume no liability for any ship destroyed in the course of traveling to/from or participating in activities during the festivities.