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Hardware upgrades, effect on patch date and patch changes

By CCP Oveur

Very good, very bad, nice and then some good news again. Good first. Our new SQL servers have finally arrived and the additional SOL/Proxy servers are also ready to be added to the Tranquility cluster. This is scheduled to happen during 7th-11th june. This should effectively double our available capacity and hopefully do the same to performance. Very bad part.

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More on account services

By CCP Hellmar

Thank you to everyone for the feedback. Some of it has been constructive, some emotional, but all of it has shown how much feeling is attached to the game by those that play it. Name and portrait changes are a common petition made to the GMs and a common request made to the Dev Team. It has been proven that name and/or appearance changes are a necessary part of any successful MMOG platform; it is just a matter of what time the ability to change names or appearances is implemented.

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More Jove Body part info

By Talisman

The body part buy back orders are now in. Each empire has put in a market order in one of their hub stations, you'll have to go there to complete the transaction. To regurgitate what each empire buys back: All empires buy Epidermis Sliver (at 20000 ISK each, min order 1000) The Minmatars buy back Bone Splinters (at 27828 ISK each, min order 750) The Amarrians buy back Blood Drops (at 53264 ISK each, min order 400) The Caldari buy back Liver Bile (at 100876 ISK each, min order 200) The Gallentean...

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Account services

By CCP Hellmar

We have just updated our secure server with improvements to the account management section. This update includes general graphics and usability improvements along with a new section: Account Services. Currently there are two services, transfer character and swap portraits.

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Release timeframe for Shiva - Q3 2004

By CCP Oveur

First I'd like to apologize for how the information about the release timeframe for Shiva has been announced. You should have read it here first, and this won't happen again. Shortly before E3 and some time after the EVE Gate interview, we were reviewing our featureset for Shiva, considering whether a small delay with fewer features or a longer delay with all the features was the right thing to do.

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Balance Changes in the next Patch

By Eight

This is intended as an overview, an executive summary, of things coming with the next patch/db update to Tranquility. Most of this information has already been covered in greater detail in various forum threads or previous dev blogs (which are linked), and most will be reposted later in the patch notes.

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Jove Body parts and event missions

By Talisman

There has been a lot of confusion and rampant speculations surrounding the Jovian body parts these last few days, much of it completely untrue (although I must admit we DID encourage many of these rumors). Anyway, time to give a bit more explanation to what is going on. There are five body parts: Epidermis Sliver, Bone Splinter, Blood Drop, Liver Bile and Cerebral Slice.

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Moving mines to deployable structures

By CCP Oveur

We are considering moving mines to a deployable structure. There are many reasons for this, amongst them is that they are causing unnecessary complexions for the criminal flagging system and the way mines are handled today. Mines are also more of an defensive mechanism than an offensive one, so moving them to deployables, where the implications regarding criminal flagging is handled in the same way as other damage dealt by deployable structures, makes them easier to handle along with more logica...

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A tale of three-phased hardware upgrade

By CCP Hellmar

Now the second part of our three-phased hardware upgrade is complete. This phase included the upgrade of all electrical mains and fuses to 64 Amps from 16 Amps. This was need as the additional disks, sol nodes and the new SQL server, drain much more power than previous setup. The electrical part was completed yesterday, slightly interrupted by getting an official to sign off on the wiring part (which is needed for such jobs in the UK). The part that we completed today was to move the transaction...

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First 10

By CCP Oveur

We were curious on our 1 year birthday, about the "first 10" in various categories on Tranquility. Here is that information, listed from 1-10. Enjoy ;) First 10 characters Dagny, Ironclaw, wiziwig, fatt, Main, Rathas, lyeta Leuko, Kitt, Enforcer First 10 characters (and still alive today) Dagny, wiziwig, Main, Leuko, Kitt, Enforcer, Ronin, fat man, Zeus, Cataclysm First 10 market buyers Jeriko, wiziwig, Ronin, Hideki, Majin Buu, Zeus, Longhead, Miles Vorkosigan, Peaches, Entraarx, Arbiter First ...

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Missiles, Launchers and Caldari

By CCP TomB

Missiles, launchers and the Caldari Race are in development of reconstruction with a prototype of proposed changes in few areas. Read all about it and comment in this thread this thread.

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New public chat channels

By CCP Oveur

We're adding the possibility to group chat channels in the next patch. We'd like to add to the public channels, so I'd like to hear your proposals on this and what player channels already have gained critical mass and should get public status. Here is an example to start the discussion from (Updated list with descriptions, hover your mouse to see it - added even more requested channels and some alliance channels): Trade Trade Blueprints Modules and Munitions

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The Jove Arc - and the following misunderstanding

By CCP Oveur

Since there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about recent events, I'll give a couple of OOC explanations. Baniya was never intended to show up in person, he got dispersed all over the universe. If you didn't get your part of Baniya, you should check your other characters, we gave 1 character pr.

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Happy Birthday everyone!

By CCP Hellmar

At 2003.05.06 08:57:00 the first customer created the first character on Tranquility. Making EVE 1 year old today, boy have we come a long way since then and will go even further in the future. Thank so much for this first year :'-)

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