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The EVE Repair Tool and You

By CCP Atropos
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With EVE Online: Dominion about to be released, and most of the features covered in blogs and forum threads, one of the new upcoming Engineering improvements we're including is the awesome Client Repair Tool. It does what it says on the tin; it repairs your client. Often, with new releases, people run into issues downloading or patching their clients for a variety of reasons.

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New EVEMail in Dominion

By CCP Caedmon
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Team Cosmos Client, working closely with our cousins in Team Cosmos Web (seriously, this is Iceland, they are our actual cousins), have been working hard to bring you a shiny new mail system that functions much more like the mail clients we all use out of game. The first step towards the Utopian ideal of a sleek, seamlessly integrated web and in-game mail system is the all new in-game mail system that we will be unveiling with Dominion. In this blog I am going to talk about the main fea...

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Dominion - API

By CCP Elerhino
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Hello gang, I'll get right to the point. As you probably know already, the sovereignty system is getting a new haircut in the Dominion expansion, switching from mohawk to spikes. Relevant API pages have been altered to reflect the change of style. In short, some rowset columns have been removed, one added and one full new page added. /map/Sovereignty.xml.aspxThis page lists solar systems and their sovereignty information.

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Use your vote!

By CCP CAPSLOCK
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As many of you may have seen, the elections for the Fourth Council of Stellar Management are currently in the voting stage. For those who are not aware, the CSM is a group of EVE players who are elected by the EVE community to represent their views and raise the issues they and those they represent have.

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Capital Ships In Dominion

By CCP Nozh
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Every ship needs its niche, a specialized role at which it excels without too much overlap from its closest relatives. With multitasking behemoths like the Capital ships, such balancing becomes a very delicate matter considering the sheer scale of their power. The differences must lie in how and under which circumstances they best project that power - our aim for Dominion is to sharpen distinctions by emphasizing or introducing unique abilities in that regard. In this blog we will brief...

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Dominion Upkeep and Upgrades: The Expanded Edition

By CCP Abathur
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CCP Chronotis' previous blog on Dominion's new Sovereignty system gave you a broad overview of the available upgrades and the system that enables them. Today we are going to delve a little deeper into the inner workings of the upgrades of space available to you through the new Infrastructure system in Dominion and the various factors surrounding them. Let's start with answering a few of the more common concerns that have arisen from your feedback so far. I thought you were getting rid o...

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Epic Pirates Use Speed Boats

By CCP Jasonitas
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So you want to be a pirate, eh? You want to work for those crusty dogs roaming the high seas of nullsec? You want to turn your back on the Empires – or at least get yours at their expense? Say no more! Now's your chance to earn some cred with those scalliwags of space: the NPC pirate factions. We have two new epic arcs on the way for Dominion, both centered on pirate factions, namely the Guristas and the Angel Cartel.

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In-Game Browser: Moondoggie’s Latest Adventures

By CCP Pleognost
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The Slartibartfast team has been hard at work, both on our tans and on the new In-Game Browser (IGB). This is rather tough, as you might imagine: there's little sunlight in Iceland at this time of year, and the demands of web development are ever-changing. However, we wanted to recap some developments over the past couple weeks and describe the path that Moondoggie is currently on. FanFest We had a really great time meeting a number of IGB site developers and IGB users at FanFest 2009! ...

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Dominion - Storming the Gates

By CCP Abathur
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Of the many changes being introduced in Dominion, there was none more thoroughly subjected to scrutiny than how ownership of star systems will change hands. While the basic mechanics have remained the same, the actual flow of how conquest works has been under constant revision for weeks. This speaks highly of the solid work done on the Infrastructure system and how it will allow us to continue improving this aspect of the game in future releases. To arrive at this point we have walked t...

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'So what did happen to the tritanium price?'

By CCP Dr.EyjoG
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The 3rd Quarterly Economic Newsletter for EVE Online is now available. This issue has the standard economic indicator of population, ships flown in space, price level reports and market snapshots. The specific topic this time around is the latest news on "Unholy Rage," the Anti-RMT operation that has been ongoing for several months now. The EVE economy is doing well with constant growth throughout 2009. As we see in this issue, the biggest changes to the economy have come either from op...

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Upgrading and Upkeep of Sovereign Solar Systems in Dominion

By CCP Chronotis
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This blog will provide an overview and details on two parts of the new sovereignty system in Dominion. The upgrade system which unlocks resources or the ability to anchor strategic structures and the upkeep system which is the fortnightly bill your corporation will need to pay for each solar system you are managing on behalf of your alliance. The Upkeep System The Upkeep system is the fortnightly (14 days) sovereignty bill each corporation will receive for every solar system they are managing an...

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