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7th Fleet Scores Major Victory

By Svarthol

Kurniainen, The Bleak Lands - Forces of the Amarrian 7th Fleet clashed with forces of the rogue Minmatar organization known as The Defiants during the early morning hours today. The engagement was part of ongoing interdiction efforts by the 7th Fleet to strike at the Defiants' logistics chain. 7th Fleet Captain Jezander Allad explained, "After we lost our defense cortex, we were put on the defensive.

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Rags to Riches

By Svarthol

JITA - There is a persistent rumor circulating amongst the traders of the galaxy that a savvy trader could move to a market hub and make unbelievable sums of money from nearly nothing, in as little as one month. One enterprising capsuleer has set out to test this theory. Fresh capsuleer graduate Bouncer Ricdic has taken his 5,000 ISK graduation gift from the School of Applied Knowledge, and challenged himself to turn it into 1 billion ISK in the space of one month.

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Pondering The Win - the ultimate EVE counterfactual

By Svarthol

Can 0.0 ever be conquered? Why would anyone want to try? Should they, and how they might go about such a task? Moreover, what might the consequences for the inhabitants of EVE be after such rampant colonialism is concluded? ...These are among the questions we hope to answer as we put together the next issue of E-ON, questions being pondered over by Nate Combs, a regular contributor to the respected online journal Terra Nova, and who is its most prolific commentator on all things EVE.

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The Most Unusual Lottery in the Galaxy

By Svarthol

JITA - There is a secret many would prefer to stay untold and unknown. Bartenders in Jita stations can sometimes become fabulously rich, overnight. It is a legend fast growing in the minds of the many service industry workers in the heart of Caldari space; a bartender goes to work in a fashionable bar located in one of the seemingly myriad stations orbiting planets in the Jita system.

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Stopped in your Tracks – The Heavy Interdictor Story

By Svarthol

The recent release of the new Heavy Interdictor cruisers was set to shake the cluster in many ways. Many were enticed by the potent defenses these ships offer. Other pilots were attracted to these unique vessels by their ability to generate warp interdiction spheres. But the real allure, the thing that sets pilots’ mouths agape and makes their knees tremble is the Heavy Interdictor’s power to stop any ship.

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Small Corp Goes Capital

By Svarthol

In a universe dominated by large corporations and alliances, it is refreshing to see smaller corporations making an effort to develop and thrive. Rather than joining an established industrial alliance, capsuleer eonuk and an acquaintance formed their own corporation. Their goal was to achieve the precursors that would attract further members to the corporation.

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EVE Online is coming to Steam

By Svarthol

Since the press release about EVE Online coming to Steam a few questions have popped up and we thought we should let everyone know a few more details . EVE Online is not on Steam yet, it will be available there in the very near future. Steam will be selling CD Keys only.

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Triumvirate Beaten Back in Providence

By Svarthol

Triumvirate’s (TRI) effort to conquer Providence has been beaten back by Curatores Veritatis Alliance (CVA) and its allies. The attack began just over a month ago and was aimed at the X-R3NM system where CVA had placed a cynojammer. The final battle was fought between CVA’s (and its allies) fleet of 190 ships and Triumvirate’s fleet of 160 ships. CVA has been involved in what it calls Operation Deliverance for a long time in Providence.

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Roll Up Roll Up: Alliance Tournament V Is Coming

By Svarthol

The Alliance Tournament is once again coming to New Eden. With a field of forty alliances baying for blood and looking to make a name for themselves we are assured of an exciting spectacle. This year the tournament has again had rules and groupings amended, one of the key features is the reduction in the number of competitors to forty.

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Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life For Me

By Svarthol

MESSOYA - There are many dangerous systems on the fringe of CONCORD protected space. One of these systems is Messoya, favourite haunt of pirate corporations such as Infinitus Odium (INFOD) and Filthy Scum (FSCUM). Piracy has been with New Eden from the beginning of space travel. A well placed ambush location can keep a pirate in business indefinitely, and the large amounts of lucre can replace any losses suffered from sentry gun damage or combat with other pirates. For the pirates, most of the w...

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Them were the days

By Svarthol

If you remember what it was like when Arkanor was abundant in low-sec space (or any kind of mineral for that matter), or have flashbacks about when you lost your first cruiser (the one that took you a month to mine for), then we would like to hear from you. In the next issue of E-ON (#011, out April) we will be publishing an article about the "Good Old Days" of EVE, to see if they really were as great as some of us remember, overrated, or somewhere in between.

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Reboot to fix patch issues - Thursday, 17 January

By Svarthol

Due to the patch issues we reported in the previous news item there will be a reboot to fix the issues. Tranquility will go down at 17:39 GMT and the reboot is expected to last for about 15 minutes. Please make sure your characters are out of harms way before the servers close! We apologize for the inconvenience this reboot may cause you. Discussion of this news item may be found in this forum thread.

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Today's patch will be removed during tomorrow's downtime

By Svarthol

Today we used a new system for deploying small scale client patches. As some of you have noticed, there was an issue that testing failed to uncover on the test servers; the file does not download correctly. The patch itself was designed to fix an issue with the keyboard not working on the login screen. Due to these issues, we will be removing the patch during downtime tomorrow, 18 January.

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Pirates Rampant in Solitude

By Svarthol

Pierre Dumonte, CEO of Aurora Security (with The Cyrene Initiative Alliance) issued a call on Galnet for the residents of Solitude to join together to rid Solitude of pirates. He mentioned Notoriety Alliance, Red Skull Alliance, and the Soul Cartel Alliance as being the main culprits. “Aurora Security and the rest of the residents of Solitude have grown tired of these brigands and their allies,” he said.

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Forum Improvements Deployed

By Svarthol

A small number of changes were deployed to the EVE forums in an effort to improve the EVE community's interaction experience earlier today. Based on feedback from EVE players, the link to report a forum post to the Community team has been shifted to the right, thus preventing accidental mis-clicks.

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New Database of Corporate Criminals

By Svarthol

Piekura – Fitz VonHeise’s former corporation lost 500m worth of ISK in blueprints and cash to a corporate thief. The perpetrator was a trusted ally for five months before the crime took place. Unlike many corporations, which would rather not reveal that they have been robbed, VonHeise decided to do something about the problem; he created a database on Galnet of those accused of stealing from their corporations. The database contains a notice that not everyone in it is necessarily guilty.

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Cruiser Class Tournament Announced

By Svarthol

The Interstellar Correspondents have received notice from members of the School of Applied Knowledge (SAK) alumni that an open cruiser class tournament is to be held, commencing on the 26th of January. The event, to be decided over eight days of competition, will see participants compete against one another in teams of two with the hope of securing a first prize of one billion ISK. In talking us through the tournament venture; lead organiser El Caido of the State run SAK capsuleer corporation ex...

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E-ON number 10 is in the mail

By Svarthol

The latest issue of EON magazine is currently passing through the hands of mail delivery technicians across the globe and is arriving on doormats and in the mailboxes of happy and contented buyers. Details of what inside (and outside) the 10th issue can be seen HERE.

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Wives and Pilots

By Svarthol

New Caldari – The Forge Framed above and below by vibrant red and white gas clouds and set amid a backdrop of scattered stars, the Ceremonial Grounds in the New Caldari system will live in the minds of only the few, fortunate Pod Pilots who marry there. Even in today’s busy world, some pod pilots manage to find the time for romance.

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