“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 the week from 26 August - 1 September.
The next EVE Online expansion has been announced: Get ready for Lifeblood on 24 October!
With this upcoming winter expansion, we will see amazing features arriving in New Eden and gigantic opportunities for everyone. Features include:
- Resource wars: A new feature for Empire space
- Completely new moon mining
- Revamped reactions and Upwell Refineries
- Ship balancing
- New and improved UI features, e.g. Mining Ledger
Further information is available:
Get ready for EVE Online: Lifeblood!
The first glimpse at features for the winter expansion is ready on the test server Singularity.
These features are in an early development stage.
Use the forum thread(s) for additional information, feedback and questions. Please don’t forget to bug report!
A new event is ready for you in New Eden! This time, the event is aimed more towards the new citizens interested in the industry. Rewards in this event include industrial hulls, modules, and destroyer class vessels. The event is live since 29 August and will end 5 September.
The first speakers for the amazing player gathering EVE Vegas 2017 have been announced! The speakers includeCCP Guard, CCP Rise, CCP Punkturis, CCP Redcape and many more! Check out the news item for full details.
A couple reminder about EVE Vegas 2017
If you want to attend EVE Vegas and haven’t purchased tickets yet, please don’t wait too long. There are very few tickets left!
CCP keeps supporting interesting player streams and has an ever growing schedule! Simply subscribe to CCP’s twitch channel and stay informed when a new stream goes live.
With more than a dozen streamers already being active, there is something for everyone and in every time zone!
Check out the stream schedule and tune in!
Sparc, CCP’s latest virtual reality game, has launched for PlayStation VR on August 29. Sparc is a virtual sport – a unique full-body experience only possible in virtual reality. Your VR equipment is your sports gear! The game play is fast-paced and physical. Players use their two PlayStation Move motion controllers to throw projectiles across the court at their opponent, while also dodging, blocking or deflecting incoming shots.
Check out the additional resources:
The latest offer in the New Eden Store brings us the Steel Cardinal SKIN for Caldari ship hulls:
- Polished steel and red enamel SKIN
- Available for 51 Caldari ships
- Price between 55 PLEX (sub-battleship hulls) and 250 PLEX (capital ships)
We are sunsetting several Raata Sunset SKINs and will remove them from the New Eden Store early next week. In the meanwhile, those SKINs are on sale!
- 25% discount on selected Raata Sunset SKINs
- SKINs available until 5 September
- Only 44 PLEX per SKIN!
Guides and community info
If you are into freighters and moving stuff around in large quantities, have a look at Shriven Intaki’s freighter module guide!
A clear and easy comparison of different modules on all different freighters. Also consult Zhilia Mann’s freighter warp speed guide for effects of Ascendancy implants.
Jump freighters are useful for moving large quantities over long distances in a short amount of time - at least in low- and nullsec.
It is common to train some of the relevant skills (Jump Fuel Conservation and Jump Freighter) only to level 4. Is it worth training those skills further to level 5? Check out Shriven Intaki’s jump freighter skill comparison and decide for yourself!
DED complexes are cosmic signatures found via exploration which focus on NPC combat. Their difficulty is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. Running DED complexes can be quite lucrative, but which ship and fittings are best to be used? The EVE community assists: Have a look at suggestions for DED 7+8 complexes - and help out with your own suggestions!
A special podcast from Carneros (The Bastion) and Matterall (Northern Coalition). Enjoy the first hand insight into EVE’s amazing player created history and the early days of EVE with the legends:
Get ready for more “blasts from the past” with the upcoming series Empires of EVE: The History Lectures.
How can you make ISK as a new player? There are incredible many possibilities in EVE. Your own creativity is the only limit in the end. To start with, players suggest:
- Planetary Interaction
- Joining a good corporation
You can, of course, also engage in more shady activities such as piracy and theft.
Mission running can provide you with an easy steady income. Do you know how many regular missions exist? Have a look at the overview and details of all missions from level 1 to level 5.
How does it look when a capital ship explodes? Bright!
Another exciting cinematic video from Adan Dimaloun. Enjoy the massive supercap battle between Pandemic Legion/Northern Coalition and Snuffed Out/Goonswarm in Nalvula on 20 Aug. A total of 750 bil isk were lost in that battle.
Space is vast, empty and for the most part … dark. This is the perfect background for space art! In this case, nothing else was used than Titans and their Lance doomsday weapons.