Amazon and Game Changer charity event

CCP is a proud supporter of the GameChanger charity – an organization that helps kids and their families dealing with cancer and life-threatening illnesses by providing direct services, financial support, scholarships and inspirational and entertaining gift packages. Today, you can also support GameChanger by taking part in the joint Amazon/GameChanger sale and purchasing select EVE Online products at a discount. The sale runs from March 31st to April 2nd; 5% of all proceeds will go to GameChanger.

Buy EVE and make a difference!

Fleet Fight Notifications & You!

Here at CCP, we know that our players are some of the most enthusiastic people in the universe when it comes to spaceship related warfare and carnage. With this in mind we'd like to make sure that while you guys are all trading ammunition and shrapnel with eachother, you get the best experience possible out of a fight.

Given that quite a substantial war seems to be brewing, we've been watching the fleet fight notification system and would like to clarify how it should be used to maximum effect in order that the correct nodes are properly reinforced.

The Fleet Fight notification system is completely automated, and only reinforces the actual solar system that is requested. We've noticed a few comments on fleet fight notifications over the course of the last couple of weeks that have contained things like "please reinforce this whole constellation", or similar requests.

While this is good practice for letting us know where the cluster is going to be heavily loaded, it does not guarantee that the correct system will be reinforced. Let's take the recent fight in Tribute as an example:


(Thanks dotlan! <3)

With the fleet meta that's emerging around the Aegis Sov mechanics, more often than not there is the need for either multiple systems or a whole constellation to be reinforced so that large scale fighting can take place. In the case of the fight in Tribute, only part of the constellation that served as the battle ground was reinforced, which resulted in varied performance in different systems in the area.

In this instance, if a fleet fight notification is submitted for M-OEE8, then only that system will be reinforced by Tranquility. If an attacking fleet needs the full constellation reinforced, they need to have their leader submit an individual fleet fight notification for each of the other systems in that constellation too.

If you're planning to roll in and mess with eachother's claims to space, please make sure that you submit a request for each system.

With this being the first large scale conflict that's occurred in some time now, we're looking at how the fleet fight notification system is being used, how you guys are deploying, and what we can do to make this process more smooth in future, and may look to upgrade or tailor it to be more efficient as time goes on.

For now though, make sure you keep those requests coming, and that all systems you'll be fighting in are covered with requests to ensure that we can give the best environment to brawl in.

 

World of Warcraft News

World of Warcraft News Feed

  • Draenor Dungeons Bonus Event
    Through the end of the day on Monday, earn bonus rewards you when you defeat Draenor dungeon enemies on Heroic and Mythic difficulties.
  • World of Warcraft: Traveler Book Series Coming Soon
    We’re pleased to announce a new collaboration with Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books on a new book series for kids ages 8-12 – World of Warcraft: Traveler.

Draenor Dungeons Bonus Event

Through the end of the day on Monday, join your comrades and take on Draenor dungeons. This week’s Bonus Event rewards you when you defeat dungeon enemies on Heroic and Mythic difficulties.

Make sure to pick up the event-only quest Emissary of War in your Garrison before you head out. It rewards you with Valor and an Iron Fleet Treasure Chest (containing one Hellfire Citadel Heroic quality item) that you won’t want to pass up.

Which of the Draenor dungeons is your favorite?

o7: The EVE Online show – Live this Thursday (March 31) at 20:00 UTC!

Space friends!

It's o7 week so this Thursday we need your eyes firmly glued to a monitor of your choice at 20:00 EVE time.

We'll get a status update on the Citadels expansion from the dev team and discuss some stats. We'll show a new segment from the guys at EVE_NT Collides featuring well known EVE players dueling - this time with two players known for other things than fighting, Chribba and Bluemelon.

We'll do a live interview with a couple of prominent players from opposite camps in the big war raging up North, and we'll take a look at what else has been happening in the community.

Oh, and there will be Quafe skin giveaways throughout the show as well.

See you on our Twitch channel!

o7

World of Warcraft: Traveler Book Series Coming Soon

We’re pleased to announce a new collaboration with Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books on a new book series for kids ages 8-12 —World of Warcraft: Traveler!

This epic action-adventure series features a young cast of Warcraft characters discovering the mysteries and majesty of the world around them. Written by celebrated comic book author and animator Greg Weisman, the first book will include full-page illustrations and sketches created by Blizzard artist Samwise Didier, along with a full-color cover illustration by Blizzard artist Stephane Belin.

The first hardcover book is scheduled for release in November of 2016. Read the full press release here.

Fanfest 2016 – Alliance Attendance Competition Winners!

It's now time to reveal the winners of the Fanfest 2016 Alliance Attendance Prize Draw!

As previously announced, all alliances headed to Fanfest with 10 or more members were eligible for this prize draw. You can read more about the prizes available here!

Alliances with 20 members or more present at Fanfest doubled their chances. The final results are in, but before we take a look at who's won, let's see the attendance list of those who qualified for the draw:

  • 31 members - Pandemic Legion
  • 25 members - Curatores Veritatis Alliance
  • 25 members - Goonswarm Federation
  • 15 members - Test Alliance Please Ignore
  • 14 members - Brotherhood of Spacers
  • 12 members - I N F A M O U S 
  • 11 members - Ivy League
  • 10 members - Agony Empire
  • 10 members - The WeHurt Initiative 

The top three alliances highlighted bold above earned two entries into the draw for having more than 20 members attending. After drawing the results, the following alliances the winner and runner up:

Winner of the 2016 Alliance Attendance Competition:



             I N F A M O U S

 

Runner Up of the 2016 Alliance Attendance Competition:


            PANDEMIC LEGION

 

I N F A M O U S wins:

  • An exclusive VIP section at the Party On Top Of The World stocked with “adult beverages” at Fanfest 2016.
  • Their alliance’s flag will be flown in front of Harpa, the Fanfest venue, for the duration of Fanfest 2016.
  • EVE Online memorabilia signed by the EVE Dev Team for each attending alliance member.
  • A selection of the EVE Fanfest 2016 special brew for each attending alliance member.
  • A group guided tour of CCP Headquarters in Iceland for all attending members of the alliance.

Pandemic Legion wins:

  • Their alliance’s flag will be flown in front of Harpa, the Fanfest venue, for the duration of Fanfest 2016.
  • A group guided tour of CCP Headquarters in Iceland for all attending members of the alliance.

 

With three weeks to go, Fanfest 2016 is shaping up to be awesome, with more and more information finalized each day on the schedule and sessions to be hosted. 

If you haven't already got your tickets, you can pick them up over at the Fanfest 2016 website!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Noblegarden Is Underway

Beginning March 28 and running through April 4, the hunt is on in Azeroth’s celebration of bright colors, rebirth, and hidden treats!

The great feast of Noblegarden has long been celebrated by the races of the Alliance and recently adopted by those of the Horde. During this joyous event, it is customary for the nobles and lords from each race to hide coins, candy, and the occasional treasures within special eggs painted to look like wildflowers. These eggs are then scattered around major cities for the citizenry to find.

In case you missed them, the beautiful Mystical Spring Bouquet pet and three types of painted eggs are now available from event-only vendors during Noblegarden:

Who knows where you or others might hide a painted egg? The possibilities for egg hunts with your friends are endless!

Learn more about all of the other toys, gear, and achievements available during this event on our site here, and for tips and tricks on making the most of the holiday, head over to Wowhead’s egg-celent Noblegarden guide.