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Celebrating the Creative Player II

By CCP Fallout
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Hello, creative Capsuleers! It is time for another edition of the EVE Online Community team's monthly blog celebrating the creative player. I'm your host, CCP Fallout, and together with my wonderful ever-smiling partner, CCP Zymurgist, we hope to showcase some amazing work EVE Online players have created. Everyone seems to be completely in love with the new Character Creator, which is periodically being tested on the Singularity test server and will make its way to Tranquility with January's rel...

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Learning skills are going away

By CCP Greyscale
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With one hand Santa giveth, and with the other he taketh away. BE AWARE: THE CHANGES OUTLINED IN THIS BLOG MAY SLIP TO EARLY NEXT YEAR IF THEY DON'T MEET THE NECESSARY SOFTWARE AND QA MILESTONES, IN THE SPIRIT OF DOING THINGS PROPERLY RATHER THAN QUICKLY.

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Neural remap, PLEX and the way forward

By CCP Zulu
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You've probably all seen or heard about the changes that hit the test server last month where you could buy a neural remap (redistribution of attributes) with a PLEX. The ensuing community discussion and a whole heap of Council of Stellar Management discussions we had, both during their visit to CCP earlier in October and, through the magic of the internet, has led us to revisit that specific change and helped us form a holistic strategy for virtual goods sales moving forward. Phew, that was a l...

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Account Security and You!

By CCP Sreegs
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Hello Eve People, By way of introduction I am CCP Sreegs. I am CCP's Security Administrator and I basically sit in both the Virtual World Operations and Internal IT departments. I've been on board since August and I think now's as good a time as any for us to sit down for a chat.

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EVE Online: Commissioned Officer Edition

By CCP Zinfandel
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The video games retail channel is still not good at selling MMORPGs. Yes, they can launch a new game. But their business is set up to launch new hit games, then take the extra boxes off the store shelves, ship them back to manufacturers, and put other new boxes in their place. Some MMORPG publishers can also use the retail channel to distribute paid expansion packs but EVE Online does not charge extra for expansions – everyone gets them at no additional charge.

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War is the engine that drives the universe

By CCP Dr.EyjoG
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In this latest volume of the QEN (Q3 2010) there are some really interesting numbers on war and how conflict in EVE is the catalyst for production. It includes number on ships destroyed, even down to the number of Titans that meet their purpose in a glorious explosion. And war calls for more ships, more items. Hence this QEN also includes number of production in the supercapital category in Q3 of 2010. Of course we also have the standard material on population of EVE, price levels and general de...

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Incursion release date

By CCP Zulu
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We imagine that you are starting to get excited over the Incursion expansion we've been working on for the past few months. With all of the screenshots and videos of the new Incarna character creator we've seen filling up the intertubes, we can see that excitement is building for the upcoming Incursion expansion.

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The Nation strikes back

By CCP Ytterbium
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It is another routine day in your friendly New Eden neighborhood: some capsuleers are gazing at the exciting, humming glow of strip miners with a blank, almost lifeless stare; others are playing carousels with their ships inside stations; the rest are merrily shooting each other in the face while exchanging strange remarks about their sisters in local chat. Suddenly, all this buzzing activity comes to a stop.

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Well, that was a few people

By CCP Veritas
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So we made a bit of a record on October 30th, holding some 3242 players in a single system without the node crashing. This far exceeded our expectations on what a node could handle, and I spent an embarrassing portion of my evening excitedly informing my wife about how high the number in system had gone.

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