Theatre Bombed

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PATOR - The Minmatar People's Theatre's main stage was bombed this morning, only a few short hours after the opening night of controversial play ‘Plantation.’ The theatre was empty and there were no injuries. 

A group calling themselves Free Our Families has claimed responsibility with a statement issued to press. "The Amarrian slave holders in this play are cast as thinly disguised caricatures of Shakor and the other tribal chiefs. This goes beyond racism. If the MPT will not shut down this parliament-funded propaganda, we will shut it down for them." 

A tearful Jaken Lagos, the show's director, said "We weren't trying to make a political statement about slavery or Shakor or anything else. We were just trying to make beautiful art." The play’s sets, costumes and props were destroyed in the blast. The MPT has said it will not restage ‘Plantation.’

 

Uncategorized September 24th 2010

Massive Raid Lands Pharmaceutical Company CEO in Jail

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HARNER – A cross-agency Gallente law enforcement task force conducted an early-morning raid on a small, unlicensed and unregistered pharmaceutical company following a week-long sting operation. Acting on information received from an informant, agents posed as mining colony directors attempting to purchase the so-called 'Liberty' pill.

Once put in touch with company head Pierre Allendreau, authorities quickly moved to shut down the manufacturer. On-site they found over five million ‘Liberty’ pills, after which they swiftly arrested Allendreau, charging him with over 50 infractions. Six other employees were arrested and then released without charges. Officials say they have not ruled out the possibility of criminal charges being laid on employees and middle men, as well as prospective buyers.

 

Uncategorized September 23rd 2010

Preview Marred by Protest – Violence

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PATOR - Social activists opposed to the newest production of controversial 600-year-old play ‘Plantation’ at the Minmatar People's Theatre on Pator launched a highly visible complaint last night. About an hour before the curtain went up on the preview, the protestors appeared at the front entrance. As a result, the performance started slightly behind schedule. 

The protest remained peaceful until the curtain closed. As the crowd exited the theatre, the protest shifted gears and became violent. The minimal police force present was briefly overwhelmed, but quickly regained control of the crowd. "This production is not racist, it's traitorous," exclaimed one protester as he was arrested. 

Wentach Mennar, an ex-member of parliament for the Representative Party, said "It was a good show. An important show. We have been without a parliament for over a year and it is good that someone is asking these questions. People are becoming impatient."

 

Uncategorized September 22nd 2010

Beta wipe and weekend mayhem

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Dear players!

Most of you might be aware that due to continuous changes, re-balances (game-breaking bugs, exploits...) and the sole nature of the beta testing process we have arrived to a state where it has become very difficult to catch up with older players. This is also showing its impact on our testing playerbase and overall morale. In the poll that we have set up on the forums the majority of the players seem to agree with us, as roughly 70% voted on some kind of a wipe.

The decision has been made, we're having a wipe next week, September 9th. All characters and corporations will stay intact, but all items, money, EP and extensions will be removed from them. We're not starting over from zero yet though, as this would hinder the testing process which we are still continuing of course. Existing characters will receive a decent sum of resources and from that time on newly created Agents will also start in this advanced state until this phase of the testing lasts. Be aware though that a full wipe will still happen of course upon the release of the game.

While we are preparing for this though, we are having a little bit of mayhem.

Effective from now, all equipment and robots are seeded on the market for 10 NIC each. Now is your chance get your shiny behind over to the outer islands without any fear or remorse and have some free-for-all fun before the great cleansing.

See you on the battlefield!

Perpetuum Online September 3rd 2010

Beta wipe and weekend mayhem

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Dear players!

Most of you might be aware that due to continuous changes, re-balances (game-breaking bugs, exploits...) and the sole nature of the beta testing process we have arrived to a state where it has become very difficult to catch up with older players. This is also showing its impact on our testing playerbase and overall morale. In the poll that we have set up on the forums the majority of the players seem to agree with us, as roughly 70% voted on some kind of a wipe.

The decision has been made, we're having a wipe next week, September 9th. All characters and corporations will stay intact, but all items, money, EP and extensions will be removed from them. We're not starting over from zero yet though, as this would hinder the testing process which we are still continuing of course. Existing characters will receive a decent sum of resources and from that time on newly created Agents will also start in this advanced state until this phase of the testing lasts. Be aware though that a full wipe will still happen of course upon the release of the game.

While we are preparing for this though, we are having a little bit of mayhem.

Effective from now, all equipment and robots are seeded on the market for 10 NIC each. Now is your chance get your shiny behind over to the outer islands without any fear or remorse and have some free-for-all fun before the great cleansing.

See you on the battlefield!

Perpetuum Online September 3rd 2010