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TQ Move Outage Details

By CCP Yokai
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We wanted to give you some details about what happened on June 23, 2010, when we performed the Tranquility server move, why the move took much longer than we scheduled and what we are doing to prevent the issue that caused the extended downtime from happening again. First, what did we get done? Everything. The new Ethernet and Fibre Channel switches were installed, the servers were moved to the new larger and cooler space, redundancies were put in place, etc. We actually got most of the...

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Improving Gamemastery: Surveying Your Satisfaction

By GM Fate
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During the last Council of Stellar Management (CSM) visit to Iceland, the Council presented issues that players brought forth regarding Customer Support (CS). The most prominent were that the customer support system itself could be improved and that there was a feeling of distance between CS and the community.

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ORE Primae ship nearing distribution – a gift for all capsuleers

By CCP Zinfandel
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Today, Outer Ring Excavations [ORE] CEO Afait Assette surprised New Eden with an announcement in what seemed to be an impromptu but well-orchestrated press conference from the normally tight-lipped executive. She led off her prepared statement with the following message addressed to all capsuleers. "ORE has prided itself on being at the cutting edge of the multiple industries based on extraction and refinement of natural materials.

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This weekend: The Alliance Tournament Finals

By CCP StevieSG
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Hello ESports fans it's CCP StevieSG! It's finally here, 64 of EVE Online's best Alliance teams have spent endless amounts of time practicing, tons of ISK and two whole weekends battling it out to make it to this weekend's Universe Cup: The EVE Alliance Tournament. The qualifiers kicked off to an incredible start; not only did we witness comedy setups, metagaming and some seriously talented FC's we also reached a new milestone in EVE Online when 60,453 pilots logged in during the second...

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TQ Level Up

By CCP Yokai
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What makes up the live EVE Cluster and how it's all done is something of a mystery to many who have speculated what it's made of and how it's all connected together. As you may know the Tranquility (TQ) cluster will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 from 0900 to 1500 UTC. With a migration and a bit of a redesign on the way I thought it was about time to deliver the facts on what it is and will be. Step one: A cozy new home TQ has morphed and adjusted over the years as much as E...

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CCP Inspired by Iceland

By CCP Hellmar
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Hi, I'm Hellmar. You may remember me from such blogs as Born Global and PLEX aid for Haiti. I am here today to talk to you about volcanoes and how we have unusually little activity on that front here in Iceland right now. We recently were not in that situation with Eyjafjallajökull erupting in April.

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The first Quarterly Economic Newsletter of 2010

By CCP Dr.EyjoG
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It is finally here - the first Quarterly Economic Newsletter of 2010 In this QEN the key demographic statistics are reviewed along with other standard sections, such as the price level chapter, which focuses on overall price changes for the four key price indices. A special section is also devoted to statistics on Wormhole space and Tech III. On March 2010 there was one year since the launch of Apocrypha and hence we had a full year worth of data on w-space and Tech III. I am certain that EVE pi...

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The EVE Store – “Look at all those wonderful toys!”

By CCP Rhayger
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To celebrate the recent launch of Tyrannis, we are also launching a newly revamped EVE Online Store. We have completely overhauled the Web UI and the store's organization to make it easier for you to find products and complete your orders. This includes: purchasing EVE related merchandise, subscribing to EON magazine or learning about products available with partners such as J!NX. In addition, we will be bringing new products to you on a more frequent basis, including new apparel, posters, colle...

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Alliance Tournament Eight: How To Tune In

By CCP StevieSG
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Hey there, it's your friendly neighborhood StevieSG, We, the mighty at CCP, have been working hard to bring you the eighth Alliance Tournament which kicks off its qualifiers this weekend. Over the next three weeks, sixty-four of EVE's brightest and best alliance teams will battle it out to the final weekend on June 19 and 20 to claim the title of Alliance Tournament Champions. Tournament Streaming I am delighted to announce that this year we will broadcast not only the finals but all three weeks...

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