EVE Online Team [12/9/2021 11:00:00 AM]
Winter Nexus Holiday Season Returns!
The Winter Nexus holiday returns for another season from now until 4 January 2022, bringing some welcome cheer to pilots across New Eden! The nights are drawing in, it’s getting colder out there, and so it’s the perfect time to come together and enjoy some festive fun with friends.
As the snow settles throughout New Eden, you’ll enjoy roaming Volatile Ice Storms (packed with combat, exploration, and mining content), a series of seasonal rewards, daily login bonuses, the return of the Chilling Spree, and a Winter-themed Abyssal Proving Grounds event! Just keep an eye out for those mischievous Yoiul Clones...
Volatile Ice Storms
These chilling ice storms travel throughout Highsec, Lowsec and Nullsec space, offering pilots the chance to tackle unique challenges this holiday season.
The seasonal Wightstorm combat sites found in these pockets of space are sure to provide pilots with a frosty reception, while the Wightstorm hacking sites will also be available for the inquisitive to explore.
Enter these storms in a mining or hauling ship and you’ll be able to take part in special Volatile Ice Field mining sites! By mining ice and delivering it to friendly NPCs inside the storm, you’ll be able to earn valuable reward packages.
Whatever sort of storm you find yourself in, you’ll be able to take advantage of special bonuses, allowing you to overheat your modules for longer.
Seasonal Rewards & Daily Challenges
By taking part in Ice Storm activities, you’ll earn points that unlock a series of rewards, including new SKINs and boosters!
The Chilling Spree is also making a very welcome return in 2021. For each day of the festive season, you’ll be given a challenge to sling snowballs at your fellow pilots! Do so successfully, and you’ll be rewarded with bonus Skill Points!
The 13 Days Of Nexus
There are plenty of goodies being given away as well!
A selection of Skill Points, boosters, Aurora Universalis SKINs, and fireworks will be gifted across the festive period. You’ll also be able to grab special Stormchaser Filaments, providing instant access to a random Ice Storm system.
Simply log in each day to collect a new gift. Be sure to log in for at least 13 days of the Winter Nexus celebrations to grab them all!
Winter Abyssal Proving Ground
You’ll also be able to go toe to toe with your fellow pilots in a new Abyssal Proving Grounds event, themed around the special Ice Storm environment! You’ll have new opportunities to overheat your modules for longer, and get a bigger speed boost from afterburner modules too!
Here are the different formats you’ll be able to tackle throughout the festive season:
- 2v2 Assault Frigates - 10-14 December
- 1v1 Navy Frigates - 18 December
- Yoiul T1 Cruiser 4 player free-for-all - 31 December - 4 January
Festive Yoiul Star Bundle
From today until 4 January, you’ll be able to buy a special Yoiul Star bundle, featuring thoroughly festive ship SKINs and character apparel, 14 days of Omega, 100,000 Skill Points, cerebral accelerators, fireworks, and more!
The Yoiul Star SKINs are returning to the New Eden Store until 4 January too! As well as the popular Astero and Stratios SKINs, you’ll be able to find festive makeovers for more ships than ever before!
Light your lucky stars with these special SKINs, and enjoy watching them charge up from 12 December, before they burst into their full glory on 25 December!
Holiday skin giveaway - free with EVE Merch store purchases
For a limited time, make any purchase in the EVE Merch Store and you’ll receive a free Operation Permafrost SKIN bundle for the character of your choice.
The SKIN bundle includes: - Merlin Operation Permafrost SKIN - Omen Operation Permafrost SKIN - Hurricane Operation Permafrost SKIN - Megathron Operation Permafrost SKIN
Treat yourself – or a loved one – to a coffee mug and undock in style with any of the four Operation Permafrost SKINs for the EVE Online character of your choice. Offer expires at 23:59 UTC on 22 December. Don’t miss out!
EVE Online Team [12/7/2021 12:19:00 PM]
New Platinum Starter Pack Available
The new Platinum Pack is available now! The pack provides 90 days of Omega time, 1,500 PLEX, the new Orca Radioactive Reclamation SKIN, an Expert Cerebral Accelerator, and an invigorating 650,000 bonus Skill Points bundled in one energizing package, accelerating you toward a future of your own making!
The new Radioactive Reclamation SKIN series is also now in the New Eden Store. It’s available for each and every one of EVE’s prosperous mining ships, individually or in bundles for mining barges and exhumers – alongside matching character apparel.
The contents of the New Eden Store will also be rotated on 9 December. As certain SKINs and apparel leave the store, others will be introduced to replace them. Make sure you pick up any items you’ve had an eye on, and check out the store on the 9th for all the latest additions!
EVE Online Team [12/7/2021 11:00:00 AM]
From Extraction to Production
The New Dawn Quadrant is in full swing, and an across-the-board update to all areas of New Eden’s most vital profession is live now! The changes included in this release were first announced in the From Extraction to Production feedback blog, and a number of features have received iteration following testing and feedback – all of which you can catch up on in the From Extraction to Production: Update thread on the forums. Dig in and ready yourself to stake your claim in the material riches of New Eden!
All mining ships have received significant rebalances. Mining barges and exhumers have been given major buffs to survivability and mining yield. The Orca can now fit new Large Industrial Core modules, covering much of its previous mining capabilities while greatly enhancing its ability to bolster fleetmates’ yield, and the Rorqual has been brought into balance with the rest of EVE’s mining ships – revising its newly renamed Capital Industrial Core modules to increase the effectiveness of boosts while still providing an appreciable mining yield. The original changes announced for the Venture, Prospect, and Endurance have been reverted after consideration of feedback, retaining the flexible and well-established part they already play in New Eden’s varying professions.
|Capital Industrial Skill Bonuses (Per Level)||Previous||New|
|Drone Ice Harvesting Cycle Time||-10%||-6%|
|*Retains 10% bonus to Drone Ore Mining yield|
|Capital Industrial Core||Previous||New|
|Drone Maximum Velocity Bonus||25%||30%|
|Drone Ore Mining Yield Bonus||400%||170%|
|Command and Mining Foreman Burst Range Bonus||150%||200%|
|Capital Industrial Core II||Previous||New|
|Drone Maximum Velocity Bonus||30%||35%|
|Drone Ore Mining Yield Bonus||500%||300%|
|Drone Ice Harvesting Cycle Time||-80%||-85%|
|Mining Foreman Burst Strength Bonus||36%||40%|
|Command and Mining Foreman Burst Range Bonus||200%||250%|
|Industrial Command Skill Bonuses (Per Level)||Previous||New|
|Drone Ice Harvesting Cycle Time||-10%||-2%|
|*Retains 10% bonus to Drone Ore Mining Yield|
|Drone Ore Mining Yield||100%||-|
|Drone Ice Harvesting Cycle Time||-25%||-|
|Large Industrial Core||Tech I||Tech II|
|Drone Maximum Velocity Bonus||10%||12.5%|
|Drone Ore Mining Yield Bonus||25%||75%|
|Drone Ice Harvesting Speed Bonus||-25%||-50%|
|Mining Foreman Burst Strength Bonus||10%||15%|
|Command and Mining Foreman Burst Range Bonus||75%||100%|
|Remote Repair Impedance Bonus||-100%||-100%|
|Shield Booster Duration Bonus||-30%||-30%|
|Sensor Dampener Resistance Bonus||-75%||-80%|
|Remote Assistance Impedance Bonus||-80%||-80%|
|Shield Booster Amount Bonus||20%||30%|
|Activation Duration||150 sec.||150 sec.|
Harvestable resources of every variety have been doubled across the board, from asteroid belts, to ice, to gas sites, to moon extractions – bringing players more opportunity than ever before to carve out their own bountiful destiny among the stars. Additionally, all standard Ore Reprocessing skills (not including Moon Ore Reprocessing) have been condensed into just new skills, covering the six new “tiers” all non-moon ore has been reorganized into, streamlining the processing stages of the industries that fuel New Eden – with the previous reprocessing skills’ Skill Points and ISK cost being refunded for each character who has them trained. The new tiers are as follows:
- Simple Ores - Veldspar, Scordite, Pyroxeres, Plagioclase
- Coherent Ores - Omber, Kernite, Jaspet, Hemorphite, Hedbergite
- Variegated Ores - Gneiss, Ochre, Crokite
- Complex Ores - Bistot, Arkonor, Spodumain
- Abyssal Ores - Talassonite, Rakovene, Bezdnacine
- Mercoxit - Mercoxit
Mining crystals, used by modulated mining modules, have also been completely revamped – with Tech I and II crystals for each of the new tiers, including Abyssal Ores! Each of these tiered crystals, along with the existing tiered moon ore mining crystals, have three separate variants – providing the new standard increased yield with normal “residue” probability (Type A), further increased yield with more risk of residue (Type B), or negligible yield eroding away enormous quantities of resources (Type C), enabling new styles of aggressive gameplay!
Mining residue is a new mechanic that adds a chance of destroying a unit of a resource from the source itself (never decreasing your actual yield each cycle) to every module and drone capable of gathering ore, ice, or gas – creating a new dynamic which, combined with doubled resources across the entire game, provides a net increase in total gathered resources while simultaneously setting the stage for more dynamic resource distribution mechanics in the future. The original formula for this new aspect of industry has been updated following player feedback and testing, providing an intuitive and fair pattern for what kinds of modules and drones have lower or higher chances of producing residue:
Lastly, in-development plans for a compression revamp, heavily involving the Orca and Rorqual, have been delayed into early 2022 in order for all changes to be thoroughly evaluated and for the resulting features to be a positive and engaging gameplay experience. Until then, compression will continue to operate as it does currently.
We’d like to thank the passionate EVE community as a whole for the wealth of valuable feedback that’s informed the revisions and considerations made for these changes, as well as for all the updates yet to come. We’re eager to listen, and we’re determined to bring you the most needed improvements to New Eden’s industrial landscape in their best possible form as the New Dawn Quadrant marches on, laying the groundwork for a prosperous and ever-thriving future as EVE Online approaches its third decade – so set out and stake your claim, and we’ll see you in space!
EVE Online Team [12/3/2021 7:20:00 PM]
Exploit Notification - Abyssal Siege Modules
It has come to our attention that there is a defect which enables Abyssal Siege Modules to bypass the usual Dreadnought-only fitting restriction and be fit to some other ship types. Effectively immediately this is now considered an exploit as ships other than Dreadnoughts are not intended to use Siege Modules of any kind.
A fix for this defect has been prepared and will be deployed next week.
In the meantime if you observe players using a ship other than a Dreadnought with a Siege Module fitted actively engaging in any type of gameplay please get in touch with our customer support by sending in a ticket in the ‘Rules & Policies – Exploits’ category.
EVE Online Community Team [12/3/2021 3:00:00 PM]
Community Beat for 3 December
Capsuleers, welcome back to the Community Beat!
In our last publication we covered the kings of Alliance Tournament XVII, introduced the go-to place for lore in New Eden, took a peek at the fights in the Curse region, chatted with CCP Swift and CCP Aurora, and found a heart-warming story of Capsuleer love at EVE London.
The EVE community has been up to a lot since then. So as the Beat goes on, we look at some EVE traditions, check out some stunning artwork, celebrate a space-trucking milestone, and more!
Community Event – Luminaire Snowball Fight
Home to both Gallente Prime and Caldari Prime, the system of Luminaire has more history than most in New Eden. From infamous Caldari leader Tibus Heth liberating a planet, to Operation Highlander which saw players send the State Leviathan crashing down onto the planet’s surface. Despite all the fighting – and in classic EVE fashion – Luminaire also plays host to an epic snowball fight.
What is a snowball fight, you ask? Just a fun event where hundreds of players hurl in-game snowballs at one another. There are lightshows with prizes and even a secret Santa exchange! Thanks to Commander A9, this event has been going since the festival launcher was added to the game and we’ve come to expect it every December. Mark your calendars and stop by on 19 December @ 21:00 UTC to be part of EVE history.
We’ll see you there!
Community Corner – PushX
Artwork: Miyoshi Akachi
Precious few corporations and alliances in New Eden can survive for 10 years, but that’s exactly what PushX is celebrating this week! Since 2012, the members of PushX have been hauling goods around the universe for tens of thousands of different customers. They don’t care where you are, who you fly with, or what your standings are – all they care about is that you pay your bill! And boy have they hauled –PushX’s CEO Cassie Helio estimates that they have completed over 300,000 contracts and over 4,000,000 (MILLION) jumps!! Now that is a lot of space trucking.
Congratulations to PushX for keeping up with the delivery demands of New Eden for the past ten years. Here’s to the next ten o7.
Another institution celebrating 10 years is Australia’s player meet: EVE Down Under! This year’s event was an all-digital affair, but that didn’t hamper the good times. Both CCP Convict and CCP Larrikin were in attendance and gave short presentations about life in the Australian timezone, with some fun stats sprinkled in. Following that was a player panel with prominent Australian players where they chatted about EVE and engaged with chat. And what would an EDU be without explosions? The staff hosted a 2v2 faction battleship tournament with plenty of hijinks suited for the Australian community. Congrats to ‘The Emu’s Won’ for, well, winning!
Huge shout-out to Sin Alarma and the EVE Down Under crew for putting on the event!
Exploration, Abyssal Deadspace, escalations, seasonal events – no matter your PvE interests, Erstschlag has you covered! With his calm-yet-informative demeanor, Erstschlag’s broadcasts cover topics that new players can understand, and advanced players can learn from. Whenever a new challenge is in front of him, Erstschlag is quick to explore the new content, theorycraft solutions, and test & refine those strategies in front of a live audience. The content is great, but we’re always impressed with the level of thought that goes into his approach as well. Erstschlag streams daily and puts evergreen content on his YouTube channel, so hop on over if you want to learn more about PvE activities. With the Winter Nexus just around the corner, he’ll undoubtedly be breaking down all the fun content that the event will entail.
Agent Blackbear sent us this jaw-dropping acrylic painting that he had commissioned by a local artist to celebrate his love for EVE Online. This interpretation of a fleet in warp has us trying to spot all the different ships and looking at our own walls to see how we can improve them! Thanks for sharing, Agent Blackbear, it’s a fantastic piece.
EVE Tradition – The Cyno Vigil
Eyes forward, Capsuleer, the cyno is not yet lit.
Consider your modules, your rigs and ammo before you undock, for the cyno is not yet lit.
Break free of the station and witness the universe before you, for the cyno is not yet lit.
Set your ship to fly through the vastness while you wait, for the cyno is not yet lit.
Pay attention, Capsuleer, for those who have gone before you call for you to join them.
The cyno is now lit.
EVE Online is nearly 20 years old, and over the years the community has created many in-game customs and traditions. One of the most somber is the ‘Cyno Vigil’ – a gathering of players lighting cynosural field generators in unison to celebrate the life of players who have passed away.
On 28 November, corpmates and friends of EVE player ‘Stepro’ gathered in the system of C0O6-K to honor their fallen companion who passed away on 7 November. Over 100 cynos were lit, respects were paid, and fun stories were shared. The tradition of the Cyno Vigil is a beautiful reminder of the strength of friendships forged in New Eden.
EVE Online Team [12/3/2021 11:00:00 AM]
Celebrate EVE Japan’s First Anniversary
It’s been one year since EVE Online successfully relaunched in Japan, opening up the gates of New Eden to a new community of bold pilots.
This relaunch was the result of close collaboration between CCP, our enthusiastic Japanese EVE-playing community, and our experienced partners overseas. It’s been fantastic to see the community grow throughout 2021.
On the official Japanese EVE Online Twitter we will be hosting a few activities for the community to participate in throughout December.
To celebrate this milestone you can now buy a new limited-time anniversary bundle, containing one month of Omega, 110 PLEX, 50,000 Skill Points, plus the Zakura Shumyu SKIN for the Caracal and Vexor! The Zakura Shumyu SKINS for marauders and select battleships are also returning to the New Eden Store! Both of these offers are available to purchase between 3-13 December.
Here’s to many more anniversary celebrations in the years to come!
EVE Online Team [12/1/2021 2:00:00 PM]
The Capsuleer Chronicles – A New EVE Comic Series
We’re proud to introduce The Capsuleer Chronicles, a new EVE Online comic series developed in partnership between our Narrative team and Dark Horse Comics!
Dive into the story of Adore, a daring Capsuleer with a checkered service record, as she becomes embroiled in the Triglavian Invasion of Raravoss – the flashpoint that led to the very first attainment of Final Liminality.
This days-long battle saw the involvement of thousands of independent Capsuleers on either side of the conflict, fighting alongside EDENCOM or heeding the call of the enigmatic Zorya Triglav to turn against the Empires and assist the Triglavians in their campaign to regain a foothold in the “Ancient Domains” they were long ago forced to abandon.
The first chapter in the four-part series, “Velocity”, can be previewed on the comic’s official landing page, with the full 20-page chapter available to read online through a selection of partners for free! The rest of the series is slated to be released throughout the upcoming year, and you can discuss this exciting story with your fellow players in this thread on the EVE Forums.
Experience the chaos of Raravoss once more – we’ll see you in space!
EVE Online Team [11/29/2021 11:00:00 AM]
Cyber Monday Sale
Fuel your fire with PLEX, Omega, and Skill Points as you embark into the boundless expanse of New Eden, and show your style with a wide selection of glamorous SKINs in the Bronze, Silver, and Gold packs, and snag any of the broad additional selection of packs for all the above plus a variety of other pilot services, apparel, and items to kickstart your adventures!
Alongside this offer, enjoy a massive 50% discount on a huge selection of SKINs during the Cyber Monday Sale, as well as free Drekavac and Kikimora Copper Lightning SKINs with Omega and Multi-Pilot Training Certificate purchases on the NES for Black Friday, from 25-30 November!
Start the season with a bang – we’ll see you in space!
EVE Online Team [11/26/2021 11:00:00 AM]
Proving Grounds – 4-Player Prophecy FFA!
The Abyssal Proving Grounds are open again for battle, and this time the focus is on 4-player free-for-alls exclusively featuring the mighty Prophecy battlecruisers. This special event runs from 11:00 UTC 26 November to 11:00 UTC 30 November.
Based on the design of an ancient Amarrian warship once used in the founding days of starship combat, Prophecies initially served as artillery support battleships, but over time have evolved from modestly sized gunboats into powerful drone boats. Pitted against one another in the Abyssal Proving Ground, these distinct ships promise to deliver one-of-a-kind, thrilling combat.
The following arena effects will be in place throughout the event: - +100% bonus to the benefits of overheating, other than EWAR - +200% Turret and missile damage
Pilots that join this Proving Grounds event will be restricted to Meta 5 modules, and must respect a limit of two local repair modules (for shield or armor) per ship.
Additionally, sensor dampeners, weapon disruptors, shield power relays, shield flux coils, and core defence field purgers are banned across the battles for this Proving Grounds event.
Finally, this Abyssal Proving Grounds event happens to take place at the same time as unmissable Black Friday offers are made available across EVE. There are discounts on PLEX, free SKINs, daily rewards and New Eden Store specials. You can learn more about EVE’s Black Friday deals here.
Joining in with the Black Friday spirit, this Abyssal Proving Grounds offers a special challenge that rewards the most devastating combatants with ISK. Enter any of this round of Prophecy free-for-alls, and in each instance where you do at least 7,000 damage to your opponents, you will gain 30 million ISK. It’s a repeatable challenge, meaning every time you join a skirmish, it’s a chance to top up your ISK.
To join this round of combat, grab your Proving Filaments and head to the Abyssal Proving grounds from 26 November. And, as ever, the Proving Grounds leaderboards will allow you to track Capsuleer performance throughout the timeframe in which the free-for-all is live.
EVE Online Team [11/25/2021 11:00:00 AM]
Black Friday – Up to 25% Off PLEX
As Black Friday nears, New Eden’s pilots will soon be able to take advantage of several limited-time Black Friday deals – with up to 25% off select PLEX packages, some of which include eye-catching free SKINs!
There will also be daily rewards available, and a special offer on hand-picked Omega and MCT packages over in the New Eden Store. All Black Friday offers are available from 11:00 UTC on 25 November until 11:00 UTC on 30 November.
Up to 25% Off PLEX
Across the official EVE Store, the Epic Games Store, and Steam the following discounts will be available throughout EVE’s Black Friday sales period:
- Up to 25% discounts on select PLEX packages, plus free SKINs with select items at the EVE Store.
- Up to 25% discounts on select PLEX packages at the Epic Games Store.
- Up to 25% discounts on select PLEX packages at the Steam store.
All stores will feature generous discounts on a variety of packages containing anywhere from 110 to 15,400 PLEX. Exclusively at the official EVE Store, larger PLEX packages not only come at the reduced price, but also include free Copper Lightning SKINs.
All pilots will receive rewards for each day they log in from 25 to 30 November, up to a maximum of four. The rewards for Alpha pilots focus on a quartet of powerful combat boosters, while Omegas can secure a combination of boosters and Skill Points. Remember to log in 4 out of the 5 days to receive the maximum number of rewards. Alpha pilots can upgrade to Omega at any point during this timeframe to claim the Omega rewards!
New Eden Store Deals
There are equally tempting Black Friday deals over in the New Eden Store, where you can grab free SKINs when you purchase 30 days of Omega or Multiple Pilot Training Certificates. Just be sure you get them between 11:00 UTC on 25 November and 11:00 UTC on 30 November.
There’s not long until Black Friday now. Make sure not to let these remarkable deals slip through your fingers!