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Cluster Diagnostic

By Svarthol

The cluster is currently under heavy load, while we are debugging a state that started today after downtime. This state has ocurred randomly for brief periods before, but is frequently ocurring today. In this situation we decided to utilize this for diagnosing the problem, sacrificing short term playing experience with the long term benefits of finding out what's causing this, since it only occurs on Tranquility with thousands of players.

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Jovian Emissary Travels Through Outer Rim Alliances

By Svarthol

Yesterday evening Jovian Extra-Racial Liaison Misu Baniya made diplomatic visits to three of the alliances which have set up operations in non-CONCORD-policed space in the past months. Reportedly, the emissary has initiated communications with other alliance heads and intends to continue his diplomatic tour today and tomorrow. Baniya, who yesterday met with diplomats from the 3rd Front Alliance, NORAD and the Phoenix Alliance, remained tight-lipped as to his itinerary, claiming that his mobility...

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Ardishapur Heir to Visit Tal-Romon Cathedral

By Svarthol

Yonis Ardishapur announced that he would be making a personal visit to the new site of the Tal-Romon Cathedral to pay his respects and also to inspect the rebuilding. As one of the preeminent private collectors of ancient artifacts in all of known space, Yonis Ardishapur's opinion could determine the success or failure of Doriam II's relocation effort in the eyes of the general public.

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The Search for Goran Mitelek Continues

By Svarthol

Several weeks ago a prison convoy carrying the UDI operative Goran Mitelek, believed to have been one of the persons responsible for the attack on the Elarel Rent-a-Dream Pleasure Dome last month (“The Elarel Massacre”), was attacked en-route to the Avair Theology Council Tribunal while passing through the Ebo system deep in Amarr space. Most of the convoy was destroyed, including the transport carrying Goran Mitelek, and the remaining debris contained only unidentifiable pieces of biomass - lea...

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Transfer of sacred Cathedral almost complete despite setbacks

By Svarthol

Amarrians and other well-wishers of the Empire have in the last few days flocked to Eclipticum to aid in the transportation of the Tal-Romon Cathedral to Amarr Prime. For this massive undertaking, prompted by Emperor Doriam himself, to be feasible the help of Amarrian pilots was needed. Hundreds have responded to this call and lent their hand to make their emperor’s wishes come true.

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FIO Strike Raises Civil Liberty Fears

By Svarthol

Today the Gallente Federation Civil Liberties Union (GFCLU) made a formal statement and petition to the Federation for greater transparency of Federal Intelligence Office (FIO) operations and greater government oversight of the shadowy organization. An excerpt from the statement reads as follows: "While we applaud and support the efforts of the FIO to combat terrorism, we must not let ourselves turn into that which we fight.

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Jovian Delegate Revived, Preparing For Diplomatic Journey

By Svarthol

The Jovian Directorate yesterday issued a statement claiming its Extra-Racial Liaison, Misu Baniya, has undergone molecular reconstruction and is on the road to recovery. The statement also affirmed the Directorate’s gratitude towards the dedicated masses of pilots who coordinated their efforts in order to collect the necessary amount of biological material required for the reconstruction. Baniya is expected to begin a diplomatic tour of the galaxy cluster early next week.

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Terrorist Strike Intercepted by Alert Pilots, Federation Forces

By Svarthol

Last night saw the opening of a new Gallente Frontier Tour Lines resort in the Sharuveil system interrupted by a large strike force of mercenary vessels believed to have been operating under the influence of the UDI organization. The resort, located off the shoulder of Sharuveil VII, sustained significant damage in the attack, but a swift and decisive counterattack by the pilots present at the opening sufficed to dismantle the first wave of mercenaries.

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Castor server update deployed in todays downtime

By Svarthol

Update: The fifth Castor Server update was deployed Wednesday, in scheduled downtime. It fixes various stuck problems when entering/leaving solarsystems, some minor fixes to various agent missions, a scalability issue with large chat channels, various power manager modules such as Power Diagnostic were affecting the shield boost bonus of Shield Boost Amplifiers and the penality of Capacitor Power Relays, mass of Amarr frigates has been corrected, deep space frigate NPC's have had their damage ty...

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Jovians to honor collection participants

By Svarthol

Gyt Quisog, the Jovian official supervising the collection of the body parts of Misu Baniya, announced during a session in the Inner Circle of CONCORD yesterday that enough body parts had been collected for a reconstruction of the unfortunate liaison to be viable. Quisog again thanked all those involved in making this possible; the empires for organizing the collection and pilots everywhere for their enthusiastic contribution. Now that the reconstruction effort is underway, the Jovians feel it’s...

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Federation Seeks Information on Suspected UDI Operatives

By Svarthol

The Federal Intelligence Office in a press release today stated that, according to an order handed down from Office HQ yesterday, the Federation will start giving out cash rewards for information potentially leading to the capture of several suspected UDI agents reported to be operating out of Gallente space. According to the release, any sightings of the following personnel are to be reported immediately to FIO Deputy Director Deverin Gonate: Garenis Toleitaane Honadone Neartavis Kolipon Vaneed...

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Pirates undertake large scale mining operations

By Svarthol

The major pirate factions are all escalating the manufacturing of ships and armaments, to support their increased activity in the outer regions. Like others they must sustain their industry with a constant supply of minerals. The pirates have obviously taken stock of the common mining practices employed by pilots all over, moving about in large convoys and strip mining asteroid belts under heavy protection.

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Tal-Romon Cathedral Begins Its Journey

By Svarthol

Over the past couple of days, the first transports have begun arriving over Amarr Prime, carrying bricks of the Tal-Romon Cathedral from its original site on Eclipticum. Dismantling the ancient cathedral and storing the bricks and relics for transport has taken longer than expected, with the Theology Council insisting on constant inspections to ensure full precautions were taken. First brought into the limelight by Articio Kor-Azor's revelry, the cathedral of the patron saint of adventurers and ...

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Shooting at containers = bad idea

By Svarthol

We wanted to emphasize what a lot of players don´t seem to know, namely that damaging containers can get you attacked by CONCORD. This is a feature that has not been working for some time now, but got fixed with the latest patch.

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Pirate activity surges, DED considers its options

By Svarthol

After many meager months it seems that pirate activity is on the rise again. News agencies are being flooded with reports that pirates, emboldened by recent overhaul in their command structure and new ships, are now operating close to stargates, harassing unsuspecting spacefarers. DED recently warned about this possibility, citing that the confidence of all the major pirate groups are soaring, which naturally results in bolder attacks by them.

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General trade warning!

By Svarthol

The game patch that was made today has introduced a very serious error in the player trading interface. We ask that you refrain from using direct player trading alltogether until this error has been fixed. If you have already lost any items through player trading then please note that they should be returned automatically at next normal downtime.

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Cluster rebooted 19:30 GMT

By Svarthol

Deploying a small server side hotfix to node deaths, stuck cases and preparation for client standing fixes. Client hotfix will be deployed downtime tomorrow, Wednesday. If you get stuck, we ask you please don't file a petition about it. You will get free when the server reboots. If you are no longer stuck we ask you to please cancel your petition so the customer support team can focus on those who still have problems.

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New frigates in the outer regions a cause for concern

By Svarthol

Several travelers in the outer regions have recently reported spotting new frigates of advanced design in the outer regions, piloted by known brigands. These news tie in with earlier reports by DED that pirate factions are receiving substantial aid from inside the empires, something that has undoubtedly been going on for a considerable time.

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Who is helping space pirates organizing themselves?

By Svarthol

DED is gravely concerned over recent reports describing drastic reorganization for many pirate factions in the outer regions. The scale and scope of the changes have led many to belief that a hidden party is responsible for them and DED is now launching an all out investigation to identify the culprits and urges anyone with any information bearing on the matter to come forward. The command structure of many of the most infamous pirate factions, such as the Guristas and Sansha’s Nation, has been ...

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