“This week in EVE” is a weekly overview of EVE Online related news and events. The previous overview is here. Blue text links to further information.
The current “This week in EVE” gives an overview of week from July 22 to 28
Get ready for the Alliance Tournament! 64 alliances are fighting for fame and glory, starting on 29 July at 14:00 UTC (6:00 AM PST).
- First weekend out of four: July 29 and 30
- Start: 14:00 UTC (6:00 AM PST)
- End: 19:40 UTC (11:40 AM PST)
- Match schedule
- Expert commentators from EVE NT
Watch the live action!
A new in-development video! CCP Antiquarian and other developers with a preview of new exciting things.
There are also updates on moon mining development and refineries.
This winter, we will introduce Upwell Refineries and re-invent moon mining from the ground up!
- New moon compositions
- New moon material distribution
- Improved moon surveying
We will have more details as we get closer to the release.
The Agency - Live event extended by one week
The new live event The Agency has been extended by one week until August 8th. We also fixed some issues with rewards. Missing rewards have been added to the redeeming system. Your numerous feedback helps us improving the next live events, thank you!
Another citizen science record by the EVE community! Project Discovery: Exoplanets started on 11 July. Immediately we saw incredible activity, smashing one record after the next:
- 13.2 million classifications within the first 2 weeks
- 88,000 classifications per hour (peak)
- 1,539 classifications per minute (peak)
Now, researchers at the University of Geneva will turn to analyzing the data!
Sparc, the highly anticipated virtual reality sports game, will be release for PlayStation VR on August 29th! Sparc is a virtual sport: a unique full-body experience only possible in virtual reality, where the player’s VR equipment is their sports gear.
20% discount on Sapphire Stargazer SKINs for Gallente Federation faction ships. The SKINs cost only 88 PLEX (except battleship SKINs, they cost 200 PLEX). The Sapphire Stargazer SKINs will be retired from the New Eden Store on 1 August.
Guides and community info
Guide: Exploration made easy
Exploration can be very lucrative; it is also easily accessible for relatively new players. What ships do you need for a successful exploration career? Which skills should you train, and where do you find all the good stuff?
Check out the EVE exploration guide on Krypted by BearThatCares
Quick Guide to EVE Online
Starting your EVE career can be quick and easy: use the power of the EVE community! Thanks to Kherub Angels, we have easily digestible guidance and links to further info. Use the Quick Guide to EVE by Kherub Angels!
Player gatherings and EVE meetings
The EVE community is fantastic - only few things are better than sharing your passion for EVE with fellow players. Time and time again, EVE player gatherings have been proven to be full of fun and excitement.
EVEMeet has upcoming player gatherings worldwide!
Predict the alliance tournament!
With the Alliance tournament starting this weekend, you can predict the winner, results of each match and more! Check out the fantastic tournament prediction site and make your predictions. Of course, there are also prizes to win.
Scenes from the fight in XA5-TY
A few days ago, sizable forces clashed in the system XA5-TY over the attack of a Sotiyo engineering complex. Ships worth 220 billion isk got destroyed. Rose Knightly took amazing screenshots from the battle.
Uroboros incursion site
Another set of stunningly beautiful images by Rose Knightly. This time we can see the infamous Uroboros incursion site with the Sansha mothership NPC.
Self-destruct in 3…2…1…
Who would have thought that self-destructing your ships could be that pretty? ImperatorBevo pushed the button - with flashing results!
Even (or especially?) during their last moments of existence and on the brink of exploding, Citadels looks fabulous! Thanks to Wilhelm Arcturus for this impressive shot.