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Fanfest 2011 - Recapping Days Two and Three

By CCP Loktofeit
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This is the second of two blogs bringing a quick overview of Fanfest 2011 to fans that may have missed the festivities this past weekend. The first of the two can be found here. DAY TWO DELIVERS A ONE TWO PUNCH IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE Friday offered up a tough act to follow, leaving one wondering what kind of crazy news and presentations are lined up for Saturday's grand finale'. More Feedback through Round Tables Core gameplay and connection with the community were heavy themes for today's round ...

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In-game Browser – new functions

By CCP Orion
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Hi there! Nice meeting many of you at this year's Fanfest Dev Track sessions. As some of you have already found out, there are several additions coming to the EVE in-game browser (IGB). These additions are already out on the Singularity test server, so you can check them out and, most importantly, share your feedback and ideas for improvement. Bear in mind though that our rule of thumb for IGB functionality is not to provide functions that cannot be performed manually in the game client itself. ...

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Fanfest 2011 - Day One a Hit with Attendees

By CCP Loktofeit
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This is the first of two blogs bringing a quick overview of Fanfest 2011 to fans that may have missed the festivities this past weekend. The recap of days two and three can be found here. Thursday began the first of three days of presentations and partying at the Laugardalshöll Convention Center in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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CSM6 Elections - The Results!

By CCP Heimdall
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The elections for CSM6 have ended, and the results were announced just now at the EVE Fanfest here in Reykjavik. We yet again saw record turnout, smashing the previous results with almost 10,000 more votes cast this election than last and the highest level of campaigning we've ever seen. Without further ado; I am very proud to be able to announce that your delegates for CSM6 are: Votes Character Real Name Country 5,365 The Mittani Alexander Gianturco United States 3,813 Seleene Mark Heard United...

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Onturn, Tune In, Hot Drop: Attending EVE Fanfest in absentia

By CCP Manifest
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I don’t always fly Caldari, but when I do, I prefer a Buzzard. It’s one of the hulls of my favorite ship class – the Covert Ops Frigate. To me there’s something primally satisfying about a ship that can sit patiently in wait, observe prey from a vast distance and float gently and gracefully down to a full meal when the time is right or simply be content to float into the next canyon.

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Those anomaly changes in full

By CCP Greyscale
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tl;dr There's now a reason to fight for better space again: sov upgrades will spawn better cosmic anomalies in lower truesec space; cosmic anomalies spawned by methods other than sov upgrades are unaffected.'Ello 'ello 'ello, wot's goin' on 'ere then?One of the many internal discussions we had during the development of Dominion was how to strike a good balance between making sovereign space everywhere more desirable, and ensuring that we still had enough reasons to fight, and how this should aff...

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Full Suite of Upgrades to the Tranquility DB - Yippie!

By CCP Yokai
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As CCP we have always chosen the more challenging path in how we design games; one world-wide single shard server proves that. As we've grown and the number of logins has risen we've gone through iterations in fighting lag. The War on Lag is never ending, because EVE Online is always growing.

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Introducing steps to improve network performance of EVE: THE FCP

By CCP Mort
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CCP has always chosen the more challenging path in how we design games; one world-wide single shard server proves that. As we've grown and the number of logins has risen we've gone through iteration in fighting lag. The War on Lag is never ending, because EVE Online is always growing. But we have some interesting things to show you this week.

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Missiles Hate My Hamsters – The Followup

By CCP Veritas
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CCP has always chosen the more challenging path in how we design games; one world-wide single shard server proves that. As we've grown and the number of logins has risen we've gone through iteration in fighting lag. The War on Lag is never ending, because EVE Online is always growing. But we have some interesting things to show you this week.

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Shader Model 2.0 support discontinued April 5th

By CCP Zulu
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TL;DR: As of April 5th we will discontinue support for Shader Model 2 graphics cards. The new minimum specification will become Shader Model 3. As we announced in October last year, we are at a point where maintaining support for the now legacy technology of Shader Model 2 is becoming a serious burden on our graphics tech team.

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The CSM - What do CCP think of them?

By CCP Diagoras
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With the elections only a couple of days from closing and fierce campaigning to be seen in Jita Park, how valuable are the CSM to CCP? Several developers have some strong words of endorsement they'd like you to hear. "The CSM has provided us with invaluable feedback and insights both during the intense on-site sessions we've had but also through continuous communication throughout the year.

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Character Recustomization

By CCP Flying Scotsman
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Team Stonehenge has been working on improving the new character creation system and we've been very happy with what we've been able to release to date. However, that doesn't mean we didn't have improvements and additions planned, some of which we know players were very interested in having, so let's take a look at what we have added.

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Alliance Tournament IX - EVE TV Expert sign up

By CCP Loxy
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The Team here is proud to announce the 9th 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 and VIII are available on CCP's YouTube channel. EVE TV's Player Expert Tea...

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Update: little things are still little

By CCP Soundwave
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Time for another Little Things update! For those that don't know what Little Things are, it's a project that Team Best Friends Forever is working on, focused on smaller changes to the EVE universe. Instead of working on a big single feature, we're trying to weed out all the small day to day things that annoy players (that's you!). This coming release, you'll be getting the following small changes: We're making player portraits available in the following windows - Trading, giving money, chat invi...

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Two Tests, Both Alike in Dignity

By CCP Hypnotic
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In fair London, where we lay our datacenter, From ancient architecture break to new technology, Where civil code makes civil quad cores unclean, From forth the fatal loins of these vital testcases, A pair of wire-cross'd servers come to life, Whose misadventured circuits overthrows Do with their results bury their manufacturers' strife. Huh?!?! I'm not CCP Bard, I'm CCP Hypnotic, the EVE Test Lead, and with that butchered prose I'm sure I induced many slack jaws and vacant stares.

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PLEX for Good: Japan

By CCP Fallout
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On March 11, 2011, the Miyagi prefecture was hit by a 9.0 MW earthquake located off the cost of Japan, and the resulting tsunami devastated large portions of the Japanese coastline. Thousands of casualties have been reported. Power is out, and several nuclear plants are in severe crisis, with radioactive leaks being reported as radiation seeps from protective barriers never designed to withstand earthquakes of such magnitude.

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Inventory Corification Part 2 - Creation of CARBON Inventory

By CCP Orion
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As the EVE Software team sat over a steaming bowl of sour rams testicles, the customary food in Iceland this time of year, the topic quickly changed to the observation that all items in EVE are in some sort of Inventory, just like all those steaming testicles that were contained in this bowl in front of us. As the night progressed and we stared into the Aurora Borealis to the gentle rumble of distant volcanic eruptions and soothing earthquakes, we passed along the bottle of Brennivín.

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'Every Vote is Sacred, Every Vote is Great...'

By CCP Diagoras
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*This is a guest blog, written by the members of the fifth Council of Stellar Management* Everyone knows that EVE is special, and one of the ways that it is special is that EVE has the Council of Stellar Management (CSM), a democratically-elected stakeholder group that works on behalf of the entire EVE community. The CSM performs many useful functions: Provides feedback to CCP on upcoming changes to the game and global game issues, often on a daily basis in a private area of the forums. Communic...

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Celebrating the players with community events at Fanfest

By CCP Navigator
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As Fanfest 2011 rapidly approaches we want to bring you details of the many events that the Community team will be hosting at the Laugardalshöll Convention Center in Reykjavik. This year we have sold more tickets to Fanfest than ever before and we have planned a list of events to help you relax and have fun with your fellow players in between roundtables and presentations on the future of EVE. As many of you will already be aware, the Community team work with the players during Fanfest to help s...

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Reimbursement Policy updated

By GM Grimmi
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We have published a new edition of the reimbursement policy. There are some changes but nothing too dramatic - mainly just moving, combining and clarifying a few things to better fit our present situation. Before I invite you all to take a look at the new edition, posted in its entirety below, I would like bring attention to some of the principles and practicalities involved. Shit happens and people find themselves filing reimbursement petitions from time to time.

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