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Account Security, Macros, 3rd Party Apps and You

By Svarthol

Account theft, like identity theft, is becoming more and more prevalent in the MMOG industry. Players looking to get an ahead of fellow players sometimes resort to 3rd party applications, client hacks and macros. Sometimes these programs deliver what they promise; others are viruses that cause annoyances on your computer system.

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Wormhole discovered, Quafe imported from Gallente Space

By Svarthol

Due to a recently discovered wormhole that is large enough to send bottles through, Quafe is now available in the EVE Store. At this time, it is only possible to send bottles of Quafe, as the opening of the wormhole has ended up at the distribution center of Quafe.

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OPTIONAL Client Patch Available for Download

By Svarthol

We have made a client patch which is an optional download. It addressed a number client crashes such as not getting past the splash screen and other incidents that happen before getting into the game. It also contains fixes to the market not refreshing correctly, agent bookmarks, errors in the new UI, map not having all systems for autopilot in addition to a number of smaller issues.

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Downtime Extended to 13:00 GMT

By Svarthol

We are deploying hotfixes that address some of the server lag and various other fixes. There is an optional client patch coming up addressing clients not starting and various other client issues which players have had after upgrading to EXODUS. It will be available for download when testing is completed.

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Agent mission woes

By Svarthol

We are experiencing some difficulties with agent missions at the moment, as many of you will have noticed. Many kill missions are not currently working, since the NPC entities are not showing up to be killed, which is rather unsporting of them. Secondly, agents are giving out missions which require contraband items to be ferried between locations.

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Server reboot at 19:00!

By Svarthol

Dear players, the server will be going down at 19:00 GMT for an update and to implement fixes. It should be up again shortly. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. EVE Support TEAM.

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Notice from Customer Support

By Svarthol

Dear customers. Those of you who have sent us mails on issues that are now fixed, please cancel any mails you may have open on those if you no longer need our help. We will reply to all mails but at the moment this may take a while as our workload has increased quite a bit. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and delay and thank you for your patience. The GMs

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The Reign of Castor has ended - EXODUS is here

By Svarthol

The Promised Lands await your arrival. The deployment of EXODUS went through without any major problems, you can read the patch notes here. Biggest gameplay issue is regarding Contraband and Agent missions. BEWARE THAT THEY MIGHT GIVE YOU CONTRABAND, which they shouldn't except under special circumstances (Black Market Offers).

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CONCORD Makes Revolutionary Statement of Recognition For Alliances as Starbase Components Hit SCC Markets

By Svarthol

In a surprise announcement at 12:00 EVT today Irhes Angireh, Head of CONCORD’s Inner Circle, declared CONCORD to be in full official support of the outer rim alliances. Further, she stated that official provision had been made for alliances to, for the first time in history, become recorded entities on the level of nation-states. “The last two weeks have been a tumultuous time, with nations, institutions, organizations, even families, split down the middle in disagreement,” said Angireh.

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Empires escalate deadspace construction as competition heats up

By Svarthol

All the empires that make up the civilized part of space are putting increased emphasis on deadspace complexes now that the technology behind keeping them secret has been compromised. The empires are keen to keep unwanted parties out of deadspace areas within their borders, and the only way to do that is to occupy them for themselves.

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Matari Strikes free thousands of slaves, Imperialists outraged

By Svarthol

Sunday, two weeks ago, Minmatar pilots and their supporters infiltrated Amarr and Ammatar space with a mission. That mission was to strike at the very corporations at the heart of the Amarr empire and free as many slaves as they could find. From reports from the various cells of resistance fighters, the mission was declared a success.

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EXODUS Testing Extended 1 Week - Release Date Tuesday 23rd of November

By Svarthol

Testing of the new EXODUS expansion has been extended by one week, moving the release date to Tuesday the 23rd of November. This is due to the number of severe defects in the current EXODUS builds which can prevent the launch on the 17th of November. Extending testing should further decrease the risk of severe defects and allow us to fully test our latest fixes.

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Increased Pirate Activity Sparks Reaction From All Sides

By Svarthol

Recent increased pirate activity, as glimpsed with the ArchAngel incursion into Minmatar space, have resulted in a reaction from corporations galaxy wide. Inside sources have stated that incursions into empire controlled territories by pirate forces have been on the rise for several weeks, with many innocent citizens suffering in the attacks.

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Bloodshed at Minmatar rally sparks militant action

By Svarthol

As was previously reported, last Sunday saw the Mass gathering of hundreds of Minmatar pilots and sympathisers around the Matari home planet of Matar in the Pator system. Whilst this rally, a protest against the enslavement of a third of the Minmatar race and the legal trade of such slaves even within their own borders, was intended to be peaceful it was marred by sporadic fighting and bloodshed. The first casualty was Dragon Ramirez, who was killed at the hands of a fellow Minmatar because of a...

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Important! Fake emails from customer support being distributed.

By Svarthol

Dear customers. It has come to our attention that someone has harvested EVE player email accounts by scanning forums and other sites for emails to send our players trying to trick them into giving out their account details. The mail links to a copy of the http://www.eve-online.com/ website where players are asked to log in to verify that their account has not been hacked.

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The unhackable warp beacons hacked; scientists shamed

By Svarthol

The deadspace warp beacons, proclaimed as being unhackable by the Caldari scientists that built them, have been hacked. Not by any nefarious government agency bent on industrial espionage. No, the hacker has turned out to be a 17 year old Gallentean girl. The story has been well covered by the Scope.

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Archangels' unexpected expedition - officials baffled

By Svarthol

This Sunday saw one of the largest gatherings of Minmatar anti-slavery campaigners and their sympathisers for a generation. Almost 150 pilots from all over the Galaxy turned up to the planet Matar in the Pator system to protest against the SCC sanctioned trade in slaves that is rife across the galaxy, a practice even allowed within even within the Matari borders, much to the discontent of Minmatar everywhere. The pilots orbited the Matar sculpture located near the planet, planning to make their ...

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