Latest Articles

4 News

The Siege of O3-4MN – Legacy Assaults Fraternity Staging System

mistwarden 2019-09-20

Early on Wednesday September 18, Legacy forces began to lay siege to the O3-4MN system held by Fraternity (FRT), knocking out cynosural system jammers, as well as striking the Ansiblex jump gate and reinforcing it in preparation for a full-scale…

16 Eve Online

Advocatus Diaboli: Supercapitals

Sophia 'Alizabeth' S 2019-09-20

Your eminences, I stand here before you today to argue strongly against the canonization of subcapitals. Many an EVE player has used the #DeathToAllSupers hashtag. Even The Mittani has spoken out against supercapitals. However, with all reverence to His Grace,…

21 Editorial

It’s the Economy, stupid: How imperfect data can tell a perfect tale

Rhivre 2019-09-16

This was going to be an article about the MER looking at the impact of the blackout. Then, CCP also announced the blackout was ending, so I was not sure whether to write this piece. During the Great Blackout of…

4 Eve Online

Breaking News: Freighter with Faction Fortizar Inside killed in J164430

General Thade 2019-09-15

On September 14, an Obelisk with a faction fortizar and fittings was killed in the system of J164430, which is the home system of Scary Wormhole People. The total loss was estimated to be 54.5 billion isk by Zkillboard. According…

28 News

PSA: Nullsec Blackout Ending on Monday

mistwarden 2019-09-14

Fresh from the ground at G-Fleet comes some breaking news: the Nullsec Blackout is ending on Monday. That’s right folks, all your issues with local chat and the intel it provides will be no more by downtime on Monday, September…

28 Eve Online

Human Behavior in the Era of Chaos

Sophia 'Alizabeth' S 2019-09-14

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.” – advertisement in a London paper for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, according to legend. Antarctica is…

20 Eve Online

Two Months of “Chaos”

Bill McDonough 2019-09-12

Two months ago, I wrote a short little piece entitled “Why the Nullsec Blackout Won’t Fix EVE.” In it, I made some observations about what CCP said they were up to, how some groups of players were seeing it as…

15 Op-Ed

How The Minerals We Mine Became Free

Caleb Ayrania 2019-09-11

One of the oldest memes in EVE (after the currently popular #EVEisDying) was ‘the minerals I mine are free’. With this opening, I have triggered about 10% or more of the EVE player base, and 100% of the economically literate….

18 Eve Online

Sid Meier’s EVE Online—Learning Lessons from Civilization

Sophia 'Alizabeth' S 2019-09-10

Civilization is a series that has been in existence for nearly 30 years. There’s a very good chance that everyone reading this article will have at least heard of it, and an equal chance that almost everyone will have played…

10 Eve Online

Jin’talks – Stop Reworking the NPE

Jin'taan 2019-09-09

During the past 3 years we’ve seen 3 consecutive different New Player Experience models. We entered 2016 with the traditional basis of the tutorial agents, which had been the core of EVE’s NPE for over 5 years at that point,…

16 Eve Online

September Release: Cynos, Triglavian Implants, Animations, and Fitting Updates

Guilford Australis 2019-09-08

Game developer CCP’s upcoming patch will introduce some changes that are widely anticipated, and others that have been announced only recently. One particular change affects the way capital, supercapital, and industrial ships travel. These changes release at downtime on September…

40 Eve Online

EVE Online is not a PVP game

Sophia 'Alizabeth' S 2019-09-07

EVE Online is not a PVP game. It never has been. It’s been a simulation with PVP in it, but it has never been a PVP game. The other day I played a few matches in World of Warships. That…

5 Eve Online

Iron Armada joins Goonswarm Federation

JuriusDoctor 2019-09-05

Iron Armada [FLEEP], is consolidating into a single corporation and joining Goonswarm Federation. This move has come with a number of questions from people within and outside both groups. In order to provide some answers, the announcement comes with a…

6 News

PSA: The Logs Show Something

mistwarden 2019-09-04

On Monday September 2, a post to Reddit revealed the ability for players and bots to detect cloaked ships entering and leaving grids by reading the in-game logging file. The use of this technique will most likely be ruled as…