“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 August 12 to 18
The final weekend of Alliance Tournament XV is here! Eight teams are left, and they will fight with everything they have. Follow the thrilling fights and listen to expert commentators this weekend.
Have fun with the finals!
The next EVE Online release was published - with one day delay - on 16 August.
The highlights of this release are:
This release contains also numerous smaller improvements and bug fixes. Check out the additional info:
Exciting changes are coming to EVE: Valkyrie on 26 September: With the launch of EVE: Valkyrie - Warzone, you will no longer need a VR headset to join this epic first-person spaceship shooter! This Valkyrie expansion includes many more features and changes, the introduction of non-VR access is the biggest change.
All Valkyrie players will be able to fly, fight and die together cross-platform on PC and PS4 - with or without a VR headset!
The virtual economy of EVE Online is completely player driven, incredibly huge and fascinating. Get an insight into this amazing aspect of EVE Online with the monthly economic reports:
Also, check out the analysis by Wilhelm Arcturus.
Live streamed on August 17th: CCP BunnyVirus, Senior 3D Artist on EVE‘s art team, gave us a peek into his experimental redesign of the Osprey. The current Osprey is a Caldari support cruiser known for its somewhat sprawling, asymmetrical features. This is a good chance to see how spaceships get made!
Grab some PLEX
! Between 17 and 21 August, we offer PLEX with a 25% discount. This discount is available on ALL packages - starting with the 110 PLEX bundle. Additionally, we have a 25% discount on Character Resculpts.
A new SKIN for your CONCORD ships is available. Enjoy the brand new Firewatch SKIN for the Pacifier frigate and Enforcer cruiser. These SKINs cost only 110 PLEX.
Guides and community info
EVE Influence map: Political landscape in EVE
The Verite Influence map shows the political landscape of EVE. Who are the power blogs, where is their space? Where are the hot spots in the EVE Universe? Check out the old Community Spotlight about this map. Also, enjoy the 10-year time-lapse of political change - another proof that EVE is all about the players.
EVE Valkyrie Warzone raffle
To celebrate the announcement of EVE: Valkyrie Warzone, you have a chance to win an incredible EVEValkyrie - Warzone PC bundle. More info on Overclockers!
Hard science: Alliance Tournament is sports!
Thanks to Longdrinks of The Tuskers, we have scientific proof that the Alliance Tournament is real sports - high heart rate included. Check out his heart rate chart from one of the pilots on the Tuskers team before and during their first AT XV match.
History of Stain region
The history of EVE is very rich - and fully player driven. BadRandolf has compiled a short history of the Stain region with lots of interesting bits and pieces including ancient screenshots.
Carrier ratting guide
What can you do with a carrier aside from PVP? Ratting, of course! Shriven Intaki posted a streamlined version of Fleet Master K’s carrier ratting report. It contains tips and tricks, and many small pieces of useful advice. Have a look!
Fitting for Stabber Fleet Issue with Alpha skill set
Alpha players can use many ships, including the Stabber Fleet Issue. The challenging part is finding a good ship fitting. JC Mieyli has a suggestion, what do you think?
Gas harvesting in wormholes - What sites to expect?
Gas harvesting in wormholes can be very profitable. You hear this all the time, but what exactly can you expect? Duo Roman provides solid facts and info. Further details can be found on Rykki’s Wormhole Guide.
Disabling standing notifications
If you want to disable the standing changes notifications, you might want to have a look at ImaginationJunkie’s quick guide!
Thanks to SWTOR for this amazing propaganda video about the most recent clashes between PL/NC and Goonswarm!
Corrin Mor is famous for his unique style of EVE artwork. Now we can enjoy seven synthwave wallpapers. Thank you, Corrin!
More artwork! This time, Wilhelm Arcturus brings us another of his impressive and very moody screenshots: A fleet of Machariel battleships briding towards the battlefield and eventually their own destruction.