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EVE TV News

By Svarthol

It's been another busy week in the world of EVE and EVE TV has been out in force to at least capture some of what's been going on. In the studio Ifni and Fajung talk about the big news stories, about the trials and tribulations of being PVP experts and there are details on how you can help EVE TV as we prepare for the Fourth PvP Tournament in Iceland. Host spiralJunkie has a special report from the Game07 event in Manchester where he met up with SHC's Calmdown, Stavros and a very special lady wi...

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Buying ISK for real money is not allowed!

By Svarthol

Buying ISK for real money is a EULA violation and a punishable offence. The ISK being sold usually comes from hacked accounts, exploits and macroing. The ISK sellers have many tricks up their sleeves, such as rigging their websites to place key-loggers on their customers' computers in order to later hack into their accounts and remove the ISK they just sold, and any other items of value belonging to the players, their corporation or even alliance.

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Coalition Counterattack in Tenal

By Svarthol

After many months of slowly being pushed back, the Northern Coalition may have found a new spark. Recently, RAZOR Alliance, Morsus Mihi, Rule of Three, Pure., and a handful of other entities have begun the counter-offensive against the Alliance forces in the north. The fight currently centers around the Tenal system of S-EVIQ. Earlier this month, after the dissolution of Dusk and Dawn and the capture of Tenal and Branch by Alliance forces, the war was looking grim for Coalition.

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Did you participate in the last Buddy Raffle?

By Svarthol

Did you participate in the Buddy Program? You might be one of our lucky winners but you don't even know it! The last Buddy Raffle prizes were: 1st prize: Nvidia 7900 GTX graphic cards. 2nd prize: 4 EVE t-shirts with different logos. 3rd prize: EVE glass mug and beer mug. And the special was a 30 day subscription time to 10 additional winners. We have contacted the 1st prize winner and the 10 additional winners will recieve their days added either today or tomorrow.

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Eve Central Bank Wrecks

By Svarthol

Hi everyone. Currently we have a bug in the game where wrecks are marked as belonging to the Eve Central Bank and you are prompted before taking items from the wrecks if you are sure about stealing from them. This is something we are working on fixing as soon as possible and we just wanted to inform you that taking items from these wrecks is completely safe.

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Band of Brothers lose Titan in co-ordinated attack

By Svarthol

TENERIFIS - On Friday 22nd June 109, Band of Brothers (BoB) lost one of their Titan class vessels to a co-ordinated assault by Goonswarm and Red Alliance pilots in the 46DP-0 system. The behemoth ship, named ‘Darwin's Contraption’ was set upon by numerous smaller ships, along with capital class vessels.

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Further Riots in the Caldari State

By Svarthol

CALDARI STATE - Various systems in the Caldari State are enjoying an uneasy peace following days of rioting orchestrated by the Brothers of Freedom Movement. Their aim has been the attempted overthrowing of local authorities in a number of cities in Kisogo, Sireshin, Hogimo, Nouvukaiken, and Aikoro.

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Standing bug - fix deployed tomorrow the 23rd

By Svarthol

Greetings dear player, As you may have experienced, we have been dealing with a bug after the Revelations II launch causing no standings to be conferred upon players following missions. The cause has been found and a fix made which will be deployed during downtime tomorrow, the 23rd of June. The bad news is that we will unfortunately not be able to retroactively correct any standings following the fix, as our programmers tell us this is not possible for technical reasons.

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Live Dev Blog Tomorrow - Thursday 21 June at 20.00 GMT

By Svarthol

We'd like to remind everyone that the next Live Dev Blog will take place tomorrow in the Live Dev Blog in game channel. We will have Zapatero and Xyliana talking and answering questions about EON and EVE TV. A downloadable recording will be posted on Friday and we should have a transcript up at some point during the weekend or early next week. To participate you can still post in the questions thread.

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EXPLOIT: Neutrals Remote Repairing Starbases At War

By Svarthol

Using remote armor repairers, remote hull repairers or remote shield transfer modules on a starbase belonging to a corporation that is at active war is now considered an exploit, if the pilots involved are not members of the corporation owning the starbase or members of a corporation in the same alliance. Anyone utilizing this exploit to their advantage will face action from the GM team according to the rules laid out under the End Users License Agreement. URL: http://www.eve-online.com/pnp/eula...

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EVE Online: Revelations II Deployment Completed!

By Svarthol

The deployment of EVE Online: REVELATIONS II was completed on 19 June at 2215 GMT, a deployment completed before the scheduled return to service. The second of three installments in EVE Online's second major game expansion, Revelations brings a wide range of new content, features, updates and improvements to the EVE Online universe.

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EVE Online: Revelations II Deployment Underway

By Svarthol

The deployment of EVE Online: Revelations II is now underway. The second of three installments in EVE Online’s second major game expansion, Revelations II brings a wide range of new content, features, updates and improvements to the EVE Online universe. You can view this information by visiting the EVE Online: Revelations Patch Notes pages.

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Gallente Federation celebrates Federation Day

By Svarthol

SINQ LAISON - On the 16th of June 109, pilots from all parts of the Gallente Federation gathered together in the Aunia system to begin celebrations for the 228th anniversary of the founding of the Gallente Federation. This annual event is known to both pod-pilots and planetside citizens as Federation Day, a celebration of the diversity of the Federation and the values it upholds. The festivities this year were arranged by the CEO of Lutin Corp, Bruno Bonner, who began the evening with a firework...

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Navy Report released on May Massacre: Guardian Shadows Resist Arrest

By Svarthol

NEW CALDARI: The Caldari Navy has released a report on the incident at New Caldari on the 12th of May, 109 and the status of the ongoing investigation. The main culprit in the attack, Weyln Xemal of the Guardian Shadows Corporation, has gone into hiding after his wingmen were killed resisting arrest. Commander Kusgarl of the Caldari Navy issued the report detailing this turn of events.

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REVELATIONS II Expansion Deployment starting at 0200 GMT on Tuedsay 19 June

By Svarthol

REVELATIONS II, the second part of three free REVELATIONS expansion for EVE Online will be deployed on Tuesday 19 June, starting at 0200 GMT. This deployment is scheduled to last approximately 24 hours, with an estimated return to service at 0200 GMT on Wednesday 20 June. Tranquility will also undergo its normal daily maintenance period at 1100 GMT on the 20th. REVELATIONS features many improvements, new features, content and a wealth of optimizations and fixes to both Tranquility and the EVE ga...

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EON and EVE TV - Next Live Dev Blog on Thursday 21 June at 20.00 GMT

By Svarthol

Time has come for yet another edition of our Live Dev Blogs, which will be the 4th Live Dev Blog. We will let Xyliana from EVE TV and Zapatero from EON amuse you for an full hour. So why do EVE TV and EON in the same blog? Well, they both work for our business partner MMM Publishing so we thought we'd combine the two topics since they're very close to each other anyway. As usual we will take about 15 minutes for our hosts to introduce themselves and what it is they do.

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GTC for ISK trading outside official system is NOT SUPPORTED

By Svarthol

Greetings everyone, This message goes out to all those who sell Game Time Codes for ISK. Trading outside the official secure system is risky and may cause you, the sellers, serious problems. The secure system was designed and created in order to ward off the constant problems we have had with ISK sellers, hackers, exploiters and others laundering ISK using GTC trades.

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Lost in Reykjavik, Iceland?

By Svarthol

To let everyone know where the hotels, restaurants, sights and of course the venue is during the Fanfest 2007 we have put together a small map for everyone. We will have the map printed at the Fanfest so you can get a portable version to carry around of course, but we thought it could be interesting to see what it looks like before you arrive. The map can be found on the Fanfest 2007 page in a link, and you can always discuss it in our Fanfest discussion thread.

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Recent Disconnects on Tranquility

By Svarthol

Hi, We have been looking into the recent connectivity issues troubling Tranquility recently, in both the code and the network. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to find anything that would cause this. When players are disconnected from Tranquility, we see the same pattern in the disconnections on Singularity.

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Preview of Revelations II trailer at DreamHack

By Svarthol

CCP CEO Hilmar "Hellmar" Pétursson will be on stage 16 June, 22.30 to 23.30 CEST, at DreamHack Jönköping, Sweden to talk a bit about EVE and show everyone a preview of the Revelations II trailer. DreamHack is the "world's largest LAN-party, demo party and computer festival".

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