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Organizational tools, standings and other interesting changes

By CCP Greyscale
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tl;dr Lots of exciting things are happening, including some changes to the way standings work for players. The most important bits are bolded, so scroll down and have a look-see. Hi everyone, my name is Greyscale, and I'll be your systems designer for various upcoming client changes related to the next EVE release, and tying into the new EVE Gate social network site.

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The circle is complete... only to start again

By CCP Dr.EyjoG
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The circle has been completed - The Fourth Quarter, Economic Newsletter for 2009 is now available. This issue follows the same format as previous ones, with sections on demographics, price levels, an in-depth section and finally market snapshots. In 2010 the QEN team will be focused on improving the publication, so please feel free to comment on this issue and the year overall.

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Introducing Tyrannis

By CCP t0rfifrans
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Hi there. It‘s that time of year again. CCP‘s developers have finished planning and preparing and have started work on the next expansion for EVE Online. The exact release date will be announced later, but let‘s say that it will happen before the summer solstice. What‘s in the package? For a long time we have had people asking us for more options to build up their own infrastructure.

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PLEX Aid for Haiti UPDATE

By GM Grimmi
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Here is an update on how the PLEX for Haiti community effort has been faring. The original plan was to end the fundraiser yesterday, but donations are still steadily coming in and we would like to continue to give people who want to donate the opportunity to do so. So far, a total of 2,290 PLEX have been donated by generous members of the EVE community.

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Alliance Tournament 8 - EVE TV Expert sign up

By CCP Loxy
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The Team here is proud to announce that the 8th Alliance Tournament is on its way and will be kicking off this June! We'll be spicing up the rule set once again and bringing in some new faces and fresh ideas for EVE TV's coverage. There will be a full dev blog on the tournament itself in a few weeks which will cover the rules and sign up details. For those who missed the last one - all the matches from Alliance Tournament VII are available on CCP's YouTube channel. EVE TV's Player Exper...

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Keeping EVE running smooth and fun to play - How you can help!

By CCP Tanis
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Wow, this has turned into quite a long blog, but it's chock full of much info-goodness which hopefully addresses many of the questions and concerns people have had about public testing and how we approach large-scale performance and feature testing for EVE. What's in our anti-lag arsenal? As EVE grows, more features are added, more players are online at once, and the whole system becomes more complex we find that our ability to weed out sources of lag becomes increasingly difficult.

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'We Are Aware of the Problem'

By CCP Atlas
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Following the release of the Dominion expansion we started to get reports from players about an increase in "fleet lag." Before we go any further, I would like to assure everyone that a taskforce of developers has been working on this continuously, but tracking down the source has proven a very difficult task. So, what is the problem? "Lag" is an ambiguous term and can refer to many things.

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