EVE University Announce Temporary Removal of Wartime SOP

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New Eden - In a startling change of pace, EVE University [E-UNI] has announced a temporary suspension of their Wartime Standard Operating Procedure [SOP].

This policy, which forbids ratting, mining and hauling while under wardec, has served to protect many new pilots from losing ships and modules they really couldn't afford to lose.

According to Irdalth Delrar, "the reasons for the SOP have faded into legend" and many new pilots suffer under the restrictions, so therefore came the decision to temporarily suspend all normal wartime rules.

According to Delrar, they expect to see an increase in wardecs during this time, believing there are a number of blue corps who would wardec them for the fun of it.

A member of E-Uni said: "I understand that the SOP might be boring to some members but I feel it is necessary. People that are questioning the SOP will see by themselves what happens when you are out there alone in a PVE setup and no help around."

Members of the corporation seem to be cautiously optimistic about this change , although several have also stated that they plan to keep to SOP regardless.

The SOP will be suspended for one month and after that remain suspended until the majority of E-UNI members vote for its return.

GalNet References

No SOP Month
E-UNI Killboard


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EVE September 17th 2011

Sansha’s Nation Recruiting

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Pator, Heimatar - On Wednesday, Citizen Astur appeared in the Pator system and exchanged words with capsuleer Drake Arson, a long-time Sansha supporter, and asked "are you ready to join with us?" Citizen Astur quickly formed a wormhole which took Drake Arson to Nation's home region in Stain.

Drake Arson A capsuleer task force quickly assembled and responding managed to destroy Citizen Astur's Revenant, after which Citizen Arson re-emerged from the wormhole piloting a Hel Supercarrier and re-engaged the capsuleer force. The task force of 80+ pilots managed to defeat Citizen Arson, his last words included, "I can return there whenever I please".

Attempting to contact former pilot Drake Arson, he had only these words: "Citizen Arson is Nation. I am Nation. We are one."

Ghost Hunter, a well known Sansha supporter and CEO of True Slave Foundations, portrayed the event as "beautiful". He said: "Brother Arson's work has proved invaluable and I am glad he has found home in Nation."

While ISD Tedra Kerrigan was the first reported capsuleer to be pulled into Sansha's ranks, Drake Arson is the first Sansha supporter and willing convert to join Nation. Citizen Arson Engaged

"Big or small, weak or strong, all are unified within Nation. Together, there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome." These are the words of True Slave Foundations. Such devout worship may sooner or later draw further supporters into the grasp of Nation.

GalNet References

ISD Tedra Kerrigan cloned by Nation


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EVE September 16th 2011

New website

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Welcome to the new and reworked Perpetuum website! The new front page gathers the latest news, blog posts, and patch notes, so it'll be the best place to get the latest infos on the game. We also have a revised background story, and a new articles section, where we'll continuously add gripping short stories and lore-related writings to make your Perpetuum experience even deeper.

Perpetuum Online September 13th 2011

New website

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Welcome to the new and reworked Perpetuum website! The new front page gathers the latest news, blog posts, and patch notes, so it'll be the best place to get the latest infos on the game. We also have a revised background story, and a new articles section, where we'll continuously add gripping short stories and lore-related writings to make your Perpetuum experience even deeper.

Perpetuum Online September 13th 2011

Patch Notes for Incarna 1.1

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Released Thursday, September 1, 2011.

The following are the relevant file sizes for client updates:

  • Windows from Incarna 1.0.1 to Incarna 1.1 is 21.6 MB
  • Windows full client 4.4 GB
  • Mac from Incarna 1.0.1 to Incarna 1.1 is approximately 34.4 MB
  • Mac full client 5.1 GB

EVE Gate (new forums will be open on Tuesday, September 6)

New official EVE Forums
  • A new server environment is being deployed to host the new forums.
  • A new player forum will be added to EVE Gate and will replace the old forum on eveonline.com. It will include the same forum functionality previously enjoyed by the community, along with additional features:
    • Simple and advanced search options.
    • An option to choose between normal or compact view for the threads.
    • Ability to “Like” posts and see number of Likes per post.
    • Each thread has an option to "Tag as Favorite"; this will add it to your Favorites page so you can easily find it again and quickly spot any new activity in the thread.
    • A quick reply function that allows you to post a reply to a thread without loading a reply page with full formatting options.
    • A character dropdown list full of handy options, such as sending EVE Mail or going to their EVE Gate profile via one click, or the number of Likes the user has received in total on the forums.
    • RSS feeds for threads and search criteria.
    • DEV, GM, CSM, ISD and External Partner characters have a colored badge overlay on their avatar. Additionally DEV and GM badges have been added on EVE Gate profiles.
    • Forum Settings will now be located on your EVE Gate profile settings page, retaining the usual functionality of toggling corporation/alliance information.
  • The old forums will be cast out into space to be frozen in time and remain fully viewable, but in a read-only mode. Threads and posts from the old forums will not be included in the new forums.
Activity Notifications
  • The Activity Notifications function lets you know when you have interesting activity happening on EVE Gate and EVE Forums. The alerts appear in the notification icons found in your EVE Gate header; as real time popups, and for those moments you are busy looking at another site - you can see the number of new activity in your EVE Gate or Forum browser tab.
  • The Mail Icon notifies you when you have new unread mail. Clicking it will take you straight to your EVE mail.
  • The Notification Flag shows you how many new activities you have on EVE Gate and the forums. Clicking the flag gives you a dropdown listing your new activities and takes you straight to them. At the bottom of the notification dropdown list you find a link to your Activity Notification page where all notifications are listed by date.
  • Players will be notified of the following activities in real time:
    • When somebody posts on your wall.
    • When somebody comments on your wall post.
    • When somebody comments on a post other character has made on your wall.
    • When somebody posts a reply to a forum thread you subscribe to.
    • When somebody likes your post on the forums.
    • When you receive an event invitation.
    • When you receive new EVE Mail.
  • In your EVE Gate profile settings you can customize which notifications you receive.
Personalized backgrounds
  • You can now choose from a selection of backgrounds in your EVE Gate profile settings. This release includes seven backgrounds: Minmatar, Caldari, Gallente, Amarr,Incarna, Incursion and Tyrannis.
  • You can have a different background for each of your characters.
  • Players can personalize their EVE Gate backgrounds in their EVE Gate Profile Settings.

Captain’s Quarters

  • Some visual improvements have been made to the main screens and menu systems within the Captain's Quarters.
  • Fixed a rare case where action objects would not be interactable.
  • Fixed several potential crash issues with EVE Voice.
  • Fixed an issue with fleet voice chat that could prevent people from using voice chat at all.

API

Customizable API Keys
  • Customizable API keys and a new, improved method of accessing the API, were implemented. Please refer to this dev blog for more information.
  • The new API management website is located at https://support.eveonline.com/api.
  • The API system will still accept legacy API keys for a limited amount of time.
  • Please make sure you update your third-party applications and create a new API key for them!
Contracts
  • Contract updates are now available to third-party applications. For more information, please read this dev blog.
  • Three new pages were added to the API (in both /char and /corp): Contracts.xml.aspx, ContractItems.xml.aspx and ContractBids.xml.aspx.
Miscellaneous
  • Items in the AssetList and ContractItems will now include a rawQuantity attribute if the quantity in the database is negative. Negative quantities are in fact codes: -1 is a singleton item and -2 is a blueprint copy.
  • MarketOrders.xml.aspx will now return all active orders plus all orders issued in the last seven days. An optional "orderID" parameter can be provided to fetch any order belonging to your character/corporation.
  • CharacterInfo.xml.aspx now includes employment history.
  • WalletJournal.xml.aspx should no longer cause an error when rowCount is high.

User Interface

  • The “Show Info” window for drones in your ship's drone bay now displays the correct attributes according to your skills.

Graphic General

  • Resolved a sorting issue which made hair render in front of the ship's hologram in one's Captain's Quarters.
  • The Machariel will now be animated in your station hangar view like all other ships.

Technical

  • Switching ships while docked in a station no longer causes a session change.
  • When adding or removing turrets to/from the ship, the hangar and the fitting window view wasn't updating until the next ship change or undock. This has been fixed.
  • CarbonIO has been activated on the game client. More information regarding CarbonIO and our future plans can be found here CarbonIO will continue to work on the server but will not be activated in the client during this patch but is scheduled for a future deployment.

Localization

  • The German and Russian clients have had several changes made for consistency and linguistic issues throughout the game.
  • The confirmation message when abandoning loot now displays the option to not show the message again for the Russian and German clients.
  • Some formatting issues in the ESC menu have been resolved for the German client.

Mac

  • Fixed an issue where NVIDIA hardware would render characters with yellow hands; this fix only affects Snow Leopard as the NVIDIA driver was fixed in Lion.
  • Optimizations to VBO (vertex buffer object) should provide a performance boost to AMD systems in some cases.
  • An issue where the Jukebox cut off the end of some songs has been substantially reduced in scope, some songs still lose a few seconds at the end though.
  • Some memory-related fixes were introduced, significantly reducing the number of crashes due to running the client in high-detail mode.
  • A workaround was implemented to circumvent a NVIDIA 9400 crash that was affecting users running OS X Lion.
Client Update #1 for Incarna 1.1

Released September 1, 2011

User Interface

  • The update addresses a loading delay issue with the starmap.
  • The update addresses an issue that occurred when boarding a ship from a pod.
  • The update addresses an issue where booster penalties would not show up on the fitting screen.

Incarna 1.1 Client Update #2

Released September 2, 2011

Miscellaneous

  • Modules are no longer being offlined when switching ships in a station.
  • Changing the ship after accepting a mission broke the bookmark to the agent site. This is no longer the case.
  • Ammunition is no longer disappearing at changing ships in a station.

Incarna 1.1 Client Update #3

Released September 7, 2011

User Interface

  • The cargo window will now stay closed after jumping instead of re-opening every jump.
  • The cargo window can once again be closed by clicking the cargo button in the HUD when the cargo window is open.
  • Fixed the map option "Color by cargo illegality" when opening the map inside a station.
  • Right-clicking your ship in the fitting window, while being docked in a station, will once again provide the context menu.
  • The Capital Ship Navigation Window has been returned to service while docked.

Modules

  • In some cases modules would go offline when switching ships in a station due to them being onlined in an incorrect order. This should no longer happen.

Server changes

Released September 7, 2011

Technical

  • The mission journal window is now displaying correctly in space, even after accepting the mission and changing ships.

Modules

  • Weapon groups will now be preserved correctly when storing ships in a Ship Maintenance Array.
  • When fitting a ship using the Fitting Management window, the last slot in each row wouldn't be fitted. This is now resolved and the station engineers responsible have been taught to count using all fingers and toes.
Uncategorized September 12th 2011

Freighter Massacre in Pure Blind

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​EC-P8R, Pure Blind - On 03.09.113, the Fuzzy Logec alliance lost a convoy of freighters full of capital ship construction equipment to a permutation of an old scam by Goonswarm Federation.

Weeks ago Fuzzy Logec CEO Nekumi negotiated with Akara Ito of the Goonswarm Federation and believed that she had "bought 3JN9-Q, O-2RNZ and AGG-NR" for 30bn ISK and an agreement to supply Goonswarm with a number of capital ships per month.

Goonswarm had even offered Nekumi an escort fleet to keep Fuzzy Logec's capital production equipment secure. Fuzzy Logec jumped into EC-P8R from Torrinos, where they were met by their "escort" and summarily destroyed. Referencing an alleged lack of discipline in Goonswarm fleets, Akara Ito noted that "Everybody remembered not to shoot the first neutral appearing and we held our fire until the very last freighter was trapped." Nekumi estimated Fuzzy Logec's losses at 8 freighters and 2 Orcas, all full of equipment.

After the rout, Akara claimed that Goonswarm faced an internal issue, with pilots dropping from the fleet to loot wrecks away from the eyes of their FC. Facing this insubordination, Akara Ito says "blues were shot at." While some pilots still managed to loot and escape unlogged, Akara notes two Chimera BPOs as some of the higher value items captured.

Nekumi said she knew very well of Goonswarm's reputation but believed the deal to be fair. Her alliance is still seeking an agreement for ownership of a few nullsec systems, saying "If [anyone] needs an alliance who build caps (if they're used to kill Goons, they're cheaper), we just need a few nice quiet systems."

Akara Ito commented "I'd sell systems anytime."


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EVE September 11th 2011

Ponzi Scheme a Success

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Jita, The Forge - On 12.8.113 the investment corporation, Phaser Inc. [-PINC] shut down their business, closed all 3360 active accounts and took an alleged 1 Trillion ISK profit.

-PINC, run by Eddie Lampert and Mordor Exuel, started business 8 months ago. Investors got promised a minimum interest of 5% per week which was either paid out or reinvested, a continuous reinvestment was meant to lead to a 1437% profit in one year. Initial skeptical opinions turned out to be right as Mordor Exuel has now revealed that "It was a 100% pure meant to be Ponzi scheme, right from the start."

The way it worked was thus; the money invested was used to pay the promised interests in an attempt to gain reputation and to lure in more investors and money. -PINC succeeded with that according to Mordor Exuel after automating the investment process: "It started to fly. People just threw billions at us without any form or personal contact."

Near the end -PINC began heavy advertisement to cash in as much money as possible. According to their numbers, they collected in total 1.8 Trillion ISK, paid 500 billion in interests and withdrawals and kept 1 Trillion ISK as profit. Mordor said that they wanted to "earn big...without worries about ISK ever again" and went on to say that now "With 500 billion for each" they should be able to do just that.

Delicious Monster, one of the affected investors.told how he invested until he had around 2 Billion ISK in their books, which he has lost, and admits that their scheme was crafty. He went on to say how he expects karma to "come back and screw them", but that he has also learned that "you can't trust anyone in New Eden".

There seems to be some capsuleers however, that are skeptical about the numbers. One of those that has doubts is Lauren Hellfury, she considers the alleged profit to be unlikely high. Without proof she believes that "we are still awaiting the first pure 1 Trillion ISK scam" and that "such a significant event "requires a demonstration of success, not merely a claim."

Phaser Inc. is now closed and Mordor Exuel and Eddie Lampert believe that it has been a journey and consider their scheme a sucess: "We fulfilled over 800 withdrawal requests. We answered over 6,000 mails and processed more than 15,000 payouts. It's been an incredible event. And, isn't that beautiful after all? This can only be done in New Eden."

GalNet References

Phaser Inc. has Capusleers Talking
Phaser Inc. Closing Announcement


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EVE September 10th 2011

Server downtime on Sept 13

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The datacenter where the Perpetuum servers are located will move places soon, so we will have to physically move our servers as well.

To make this possible, the server will be taken offline in the early hours of Tuesday, September 13, and will return into service later that day during the evening hours (exact times will be announced later).

Since this process not only affects the game servers, but everything else too, our website and all connected services will be also unavailable for that time. Players will be of course compensated for the lost time by extending their account expiration by one day (EP accumulation is unaffected by the downtime).

Perpetuum Online September 5th 2011

Server downtime on Sept 13

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The datacenter where the Perpetuum servers are located will move places soon, so we will have to physically move our servers as well.

To make this possible, the server will be taken offline in the early hours of Tuesday, September 13, and will return into service later that day during the evening hours (exact times will be announced later).

Since this process not only affects the game servers, but everything else too, our website and all connected services will be also unavailable for that time. Players will be of course compensated for the lost time by extending their account expiration by one day (EP accumulation is unaffected by the downtime).

Perpetuum Online September 5th 2011