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Empyrean Age and all that - Combat!

By CCP Greyscale
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"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." ~ Sun Tzu And so we get to the meat! Empyrean Age is about war, and war is about shooting people, so we put some thought into new ways of letting people shoot other people, preferably in the face.

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Empyrean Age and all that - Ranks

By CCP Ginger
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"When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte Now, obviously Bonaparte hasn't got a clue about ranks, so we thought screw that one armed loser, we're having ranks. And you know what Bony; we're going to have 10 of them because that's how we roll. Development of ranks was split into two major steps.

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Council of Stellar Management: The results are in!

By CCP Xhagen
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Meet the Delegates This has been a wild ride so far, and we have just begun. The election results have now been confirmed and we’re pleased to introduce the first delegates for the new CSM: Andrew Cruse Jade Constantine United Kingdom 2436 Niall Dologhan Hardin United Kingdom 2393 Eva Jobse Ankhesentapemkah Netherlands 1551 Alexander Kravitz Bane Glorious United States 1536 Sean Conover Darius JOHNSON United States 1268 Valentijn Geirnaert Dierdra Vaal Netherlands 1059 Shayne Smart Serenity Stee...

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Empyrean Age and all that - the Alliance issue

By CCP Greyscale
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This is a "daughter blog" for the main blog on Signing up which can be found here Alliances, this was anticipated to be a hot issue, but after discussing it with people in the roundtables at Fanfest last year we had hopes that people would understand the position we're taking once they understood the reasoning, which is threefold. First, and least importantly, mechanical: Originally this was a hard limitation due to reuse of the Alliance mechanics, but this hurdle is no longer in place due to th...

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Empyrean Age and all that - Signing up

By CCP Greyscale
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"It is well that war is so terrible - otherwise we would grow too fond of it. " Robert E. Lee In the previous blog we discussed the basic ideas behind Factional Warfare, and had a quick shufti at the new region we're adding.

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Faster than the speed of light

By CCP Ginger
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This blog was meant to go out some time ago but due to a Ginger being busier than a stag in rutting season it hasn’t. Now however I am more than glad to present to you our latest ISD division to go under the spotlight, The Interstellar Correspondents (IC). Basically, the IC are journalists and like any journalists half the galaxy think they present good considered news and the other half think they are biased aliens for the planet zeta centauri.

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Empyrean Age and all that – An overview

By CCP Greyscale
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So, we have this expansion coming out this summer called Empyrean Age. It's going to be pretty neat, and it's going to include this thing called Factional Warfare, which is a feature we've been talking about for a fair while now and is generally regarded as something of a big deal. Over the course of the next week or so I'm going to thrash out the fundamentals of the entire design in a series of blogs, starting with this one. What is Factional Warfare? This, in a way, is the biggest question of ...

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What is this Council of Stellar Management anyway?

By CCP Xhagen
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Links to important sections: The Council forum The design idea and the summary paper The voting booth Candidates are campaigning for a seat in this council and sometimes heated discussions can be seen on the forums, either between the candidates or between the candidates and voters.

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