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The FW Exploit 2012 (or: How I learned about FOREX)

By CCP Sreegs
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Dearest Factional Warriors and Interested Space Pilots, Firstly I'd like to apologize for the delay in finalizing this investigation. We had to do a lot of chatting, calculating, checking and rechecking in order to ensure to the best of our capabilities that the resolution we are providing is one we believe to be a fair one.

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Community Spotlight - DOTLAN

By CCP Phantom
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Introduction The EVE Universe, called New Eden, is big, really big! You may think that the main marketplace, that station in Jita at the fourth moon of Planet IV is big. After all it draws a lot of traffic to the Jita system which normally has more than 1500 pilots visiting at any given time, making three market transactions every second on average. But that´s nothing compared to the vastness of New Eden as a whole! The universe is comprised of approximately 7500 unique solar systems each hidin...

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Clothing and Aurum additions for Inferno 1.1

By CCP Unifex
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Since the middle of 2011 we have had nearly 200 items of unreleased clothing sat in the EVE client waiting to be used. At Fanfest we had a large number of people asking us to give them more options for personalizing the look of their avatar. This was a repeated message at player gatherings and multiple forum posts both before and since then. So, in order to put some science behind what we have been hearing, we are going to be releasing a part of clothing stock on June 19th in the Inferno 1.1 pa...

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Ship balancing summer update

By CCP Ytterbium
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It has been a while since our last Dev Blog about ship balancing: we´ve hosted Fanfest 2012 and released Inferno in the time that's passed. We deployed the first batch of overhauled frigates with Inferno, collected a lot of player feedback and thus gained experience in the process. Now that we've had a good glimpse of how the new balancing system works in practice, we want to speed things up and deliver the following for winter. Heavy payload delivery As part of the effort that started with Inf...

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Inferno 1.1 Changes To the War Dec System

By CCP SoniClover
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Hi there capsuleers. I’m SoniClover from Team Super Friends, here to bring you the highlights of what the team has been working on for Inferno 1.1. Without further ado, let’s hop to it: The Bi-Weekly Attention Span Ally contracts will now have a fixed length of two weeks.

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Incursions Update

By CCP Affinity
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With the Escalation to Inferno release we made several changes to Incursions. We promised to monitor the result of these changes and we stand to our promise: after evaluating both your feedback and our internal metrics, we have decided to roll back a few changes.

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Community Spotlight - Chribba

By CCP Phantom
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Introduction The EVE community is an incredibly vibrant collection of clever people and organizations who provide passion, innovation and excitement within the EVE Universe. These amazing Capsuleers have created countless wonderful EVE related projects, events and initiatives throughout the years and thus helped to create a unique EVE Online experience. Since the beginning of EVE we have witnessed many contributors engaged in endless hours helping the EVE Community by either setting up events a...

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Next Unified Inventory Update

By CCP Soundwave
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Hello Spacefriends! We’ve been hogging a lot of releases for the Unified Inventory recently and at some point we’ll need to go back to our regular release calendar. The last of our rapid response releases will be done this week (7 releases in less than 2 weeks so far), focusing on dealing with the biggest issue right now: Performance.

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The Economy “Burns“ (Price Indices – May 2012)

By CCP Recurve
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When some people notice a fire, their instinctive reaction is to reach for a bucket of fuel. Many of those people play EVE. The heavy inflation that has characterized the economy since December is starting to subside, with the Mineral Price Index falling by 7.9% in May. Inflation reached its peak between March and April, where the biggest change in prices was in the MPI, which jumped by an incredible 32%. Prior to this, the biggest change ever recorded in the MPI was a 13% rise in December 2003...

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