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New player retention, some thoughts.

TMC Archives 2015-06-05

Note: As an editorial piece, this article reflects the opinions of the author and not TMC as a whole. With every year that passes the gap between an established vet and a newly created character gets larger, in terms of…

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A New Player’s Guide to EVE’s Most Common Scams

Worldshatter 2015-06-04

To the uninitiated, EVE Online is a very scary game, to them it’s a game in which everything you hold dear could be destroyed at any moment, and around every corner lurk gangs of devious individuals, looking to take you…

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Hard Knocks, Haywire, Lazerhawks vs. Wormhole Russians in J232336 destroy 30bn ISK

TMC Archives 2015-06-04

In wormhole-space on June 4th at 14:00 in J232336, Hard Knocks Citizens [HKRAB], Haywire. [HWRE], Lazerhawks [LZHX], and To Be Determined Alliance [TOBED] have engaged the Russians: Na’Vi. [-NVS-], Enamoria Heritage [ENAGE], and Nocturnal Predators Rus [NPRUS]. The battle is…

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JMP-N Capital Fleet Goes Down in Flames at Akidagi

TMC Archives 2015-06-04

Fighting broke out in Black Rise on June 3rd around 21:30 in Akidagi, where Did He Say Jump alliance engaged Project.Mayhem. and a smorgasbord of other Russians. The fight focused on a capital exchange that was dominated by Project.Mayhem. They…

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Improving Mining: Chipping Away at Boredom

TMC Archives 2015-06-04

This is not to say that the low-key playstyle of mining has no place in Eve. Some players genuinely enjoy it, and replacing it with a mandatory activity that forced more engagement would not benefit the game. However this does not…

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8 Billion Jackdaw Down to Amarr Duellist

Submission 2015-06-04

Early this morning a highsec duellist was plying his trade in Amarr and spotted another Jackdaw who he challenged to a duel. The fight took over five minutes and was close, calling for a lot of overheating but he eventually…

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ALOD: THE NINJA MEGATHRON

Submission 2015-06-02

Two Megathron-class Battleships down in a twenty-four hour period with illogical fittings, or are they? At 21:31 on the 31st of May in the system of J231710, Crystal Yaken, a member of the wormhole corporation Seven Guardians lost a Megathron with…

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ELITE: DANGEROUS: POWERPLAY MECHANICS

FroggyStorm 2015-06-02

If you’ve been following the development of Elite: Dangerous, you’re probably aware that the Beta version of the PowerPlay update has been released. It added a number of new functions and items, including several new drones, ships and a slew…

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ALOD: You Sure Showed Them!

Submission 2015-06-02

Family-run corporations are one of the most fantastic ways to play Eve. You have the safety and security of knowing your family will take care of each other while gaining the low tax rate, shared corporate hangars, and other benefits…

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Dev Blog: Fozziesov Delayed

Submission 2015-06-01

CCP Fozzie released a new Dev Blog on June 1st announcing a small delay in the next set of sovereignty changes. The changes that were scheduled for July 7th release of Aegis have been moved back one week to July…

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ALOD: How to Not Haul in New Eden

TMC Archives 2015-06-01

Hauling is the lifeblood of EVE. Without it and industry, no supers can die, no titans can be tackled, and EVE would be boring. Hauling makes our little cluster of stars, space mad players, and scheming CEOs go round. This…

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Imperium Revenant Sacrificed, Mordus Angels Deceived

Anehii 2015-05-31

May 31, 2015. 22:30 UTC.  The dust has now settled at JU-0WQ, Planet III, Moon 1; the site where a Revenant Supercarrier, valued at approximinately 105b isk and piloted by dabigredboat (DBRB), was sacrified to the Welp Godsby the Imperium.  This kill marks the fourth…

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Ex-SMA Leviathan Downed in Placid

TMC Archives 2015-05-31

At approximately 21:00 EVE time on May 31, a titan belonging to SpikeyWelsh, the former CEO of an SMA corporation, was downed in Arderonne, a lowsec system in Placid. This sudden lossmail was extremely perplexing to many line members and…

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NCdot kills SOLAR caps killing Shadow of xXDEATHXx caps in Oasa, 120b ISK Destroyed

TMC Archives 2015-05-31

In Oasa on May 31st at 18:30 in P-ZWKH, Northern Coalition. <NC> caught SOLAR FLEET <SOLAR> engaging Shadow of xXDEATHXx <X.W.X> and Alternate Allegiance <ALTS> over the SOLAR station P-ZWKH VII – Home Sweet NewRingsOrion. The station was taken back by ALTS, and the…