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Playboy Enterprises chooses Playmate of the Year!

By Svarthol

Reported by HighBirdDeuce On the steps leading to the atrium at the Playboy Enterprises Offices at the Calle School at Egghelende, the press was at a fevered pitch upon the announcement of the Playmate of the Year. As Heff mounted the Podium dressed in his red smoking jacket, slippers surrounded by a bevy of beauties, all past winners of the monthly contest, a hush fell over the crowd. “I am very pleased to announce this year’s winner of the Playmate of the Year goes to Ms.

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Attacks in Yulai - Stargate malfunction

By Svarthol

The Yulai system is a high-security area and should be safe for general travel. That has unfortunately not been the case, with players getting killed right by the gate to Amarr, without sentry gun response. This is only possible by abusing the so called "Grid Bug", which the attackers are clearly doing to rack up their kills.

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Disappearing market orders update.

By Svarthol

We want to let everyone know that the disappearance of sell orders and the items they represented in certain regions is being investigated by CCP. This matter will be given the highest priority and we are hoping for a swift resolution to the matter. However, as this requires serious database work, we can not confirm when the repairs will be completed.

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Announcement from Customer Support

By Svarthol

Dear players, In order to lighten the load here at customer support and to enable us to provide faster and better service to you all, we would like to ask that any petitons you may have open on issues that have now been fixed, be closed. Also, if you have filed more than one petition on a single issue, then please remove all but one, as this only makes the queue bigger and is generally just a waste of time and space, so to speak.

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Emperor Doriam plans to visit every Amarr planet

By Svarthol

The new Amarr Emperor Doriam II is taking a very hands-on approach to his running of affairs of his domain. Since his inauguration he has been on the move constantly, traveling from one system to another. He states he wants to ‘get intimate’ with his subjects and learn every detail about his vast domain.

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Unsceduled reboot at 19:30 GMT

By Svarthol

Dear customers. Due to a server problem we need to reboot the cluster at 19:30 GMT. This will only be a short reboot so the servers should be up again within 15 minutes. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Unscheduled Reboot

By Svarthol

Dear players. Due to a server problem we need to reboot the cluster 20 minutes from now at 19:30 GMT. This will only be a short reboot so the servers should be up again within 15 minutes. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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DED Security Directive Cites Concern Over Advanced Technology Proliferation

By Svarthol

JERHESH – A leaked security memo originally circulated internally at DED cites increased surveillance efforts on at least two research facilities due to intelligence reports that scientists operating there may be on the verge of significant technological advancements. The security directive, signed by DED Security Commander Haram Goskakar, states that the “intel indicates with high confidence that technological breakthroughs are imminent at the Viziam Factory in Baviasi II and the Thukker Mix Fa...

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Minmatars excited over new technologies

By Svarthol

The slew of new technologies flooding the Minmatar Republic has spurred many Minmatars to start agitating for taking up arms against the enemies of the Republic. Parliament members from the Brutor tribe, which suffered the most under Amarrian tyranny, are certain that with the host of new weaponry available the Amarrians and the hated Ammatars can be defeated once and for all.

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Death toll in insecure space rising

By Svarthol

Red alert! Lately, CONCORD offices have been flooded with reports of entire fleets of pirates outside empire space reclaiming their "sovereignty". In what can only be called a concentrated effort to drive back ore prospectors and bounty hunters, literally hundreds of ships have met their end in the cold vacuum of space to this new threat. "We have no reason to believe that pirate nations and organizations such as Sansha's nation and Serpentis corporation are joining forces - there has been no ev...

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Announcement from Customer Support

By Svarthol

Dear players, The Castor update has caused quite an influx of petitions and the response time has risen considerably as a result. In order to lighten the load here at customer support and to enable us to provide faster and better service to you all, we would like to ask that any petitons you may have open on issues that have now been fixed, be closed.

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Announcement from Customer Support

By Svarthol

Dear players, In order to lighten the load here at customer support and to enable us to provide faster and better service to you all, we would like to ask that any petitons you may have open on issues that have now been fixed, be closed. Also, if you have filed more than one petition on a single issue, then please remove all but one, as this only makes the queue bigger and is generally just a waste of time and space, so to speak.

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Doriam Kor-Azor renames planets to commemorate Champion – Pirate violence on the rise

By Svarthol

Amarr Emperor Doriam Kor-Azor has issued a decree stating that planet IV in the Kor-Azor system shall be known as Eclipticum. Its moons will now be named "Black Viperia", "Griklaeum" and "Kileakum". These name changes are to commemorate the champion whose combat skills earned Doriam the throne. Imperial chamberlain Dasham Nestorik was quoted saying "the heroes of our empire are never forgotten, never ignored.

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Agent system update

By Svarthol

We just implemented a server side fix to a few agent woes. We apologize for any inconvenience that they may have caused. The fixes include:- The bug which caused agents to refuse to admit a player completed a mission is fixed. This happened if the player completed the mission on a separate node than his agent is on.- All players who lost standing since the Castor patch have been reimbursed with the standing they lost.

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Ishukone CEO Gariushi unveils Crielere discoveries

By Svarthol

Otro Gariushi, CEO of Ishukone has announced that recent discoveries made at the ultra secret Crielere labs are to made freely available to the public. Lead scientists at Crielere labs today published a detailed white paper describing possible manufacturing methods using a relatively unknown mineral named morphite.

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Castor NPCs

By Svarthol

Are considerably more powerful than Gemini NPCs. They are both more clever and have T2 at their disposal. Be very careful in lower security systems. Use the 50 km warp-in option to case before you attack. Also note that Microwarp Drives and Afterburners now take mass into account so you need frigate, cruiser and battle ship variants.

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Castor is here

By Svarthol

Finally we managed to fix the server side bug that prevented us from finishing the update within the originally expected downtime. Many thanks from us to everyone for your patience and understanding. Expect a bumpy ride over the next days while we see the full effect of this patch. So please be careful out there the first days, don't take any unnecessary chances.

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