Meet the CSMs

CSM voting has been complete and tallied, and we have our list of winners for the third EVE CSM!

Congratulations to Dierdra Vaal (Valentijn Geirnaert) as the new chairman, and to all the other delegates who are a part of the council.  And a big hand has to go to all the CSM candidates who participated, hopefully they try again next time.

Click through to the dev blog for the full list of results!

Source: Dev Blog

As an aside, I’ll be doing some tweaks to the site over the next while, so it’s possible it might go down while I test some things out.  Suggestions are of course welcome, but changes will probably be happening to the site’s theme and organization of its content.

Apocrypha 1.2.3 Patch Coming

According to the news, there’s a patch coming for EVE that I’m sure a lot of people have been waiting for.  The Patch Notes themselves are a bit sparse, but here’s the only one anyone really cares about:

Jumping through a gate will no longer cause the client to lock up.

I’m pretty confident that problems associated with this minor issue are few and far between.  I mean who uses gates these days, anyways?

Look for the fix to hit this Tuesday.

Source: Patch Notes

Fanfest Site Looks Purty

CCP has put up a swanky bit of marketing for the 2009 Fanfest.  There’s all sorts of information on the site including travel and ticket information.  There’s even a photo gallery which dangles the lovely carrot labeled “EVE Girls”.

It appears to be broken, though. “Unable to find the source directory (/www/, please check if your source directory exists”

Fail, CCP.

Source: EVE Fanfest 2009

Happy Sixth Birthday, EVE

Time sure does fly.  EVE is six today!

I could probably write for days about the various crazy adventures I’ve had in EVE over the last six years but that would be a lot of work.  However one thing that really stands out for me is how much of the EVE game itself has changed, and how much of that change is due in large part to the players themselves.

We’ve seen massive alliances rise from nothing and disappear into oblivion years later after waging war with others and destroying gajillions of isk worth of hardware.  We’ve seen economic upheavals in game that rival (and sometimes mirror) real-world issues.

Best of all, the actions of even a single player here and there have caused the biggest disruptions in the game’s history.  Massive corporate thefts and one-click alliance disbandings are just the start.

The future’s looking bright with expansions like Ambulation promising to add entirely new types of content to the game.  Whether you’ll love it or not you have to admit that these newly opened doors could allow for amazing content down the road as features mature and integrate more.

For those of us who’ve been here from the start, I salute you for sticking around through all the drama. 

For those who haven’t, while I envy you going through those first wide-eyed days in the game, I also hope you keep on making the game interesting.

For those who have yet to dip their toes, come on in — the water’s fine, and we always love seeing more targets.

Happy Birthday, EVE

Source: Forum Thread

They’re Listening

You may or may not have noticed if you’re one of those players who doesn’t frequent the EVE forums (and really, I can’t blame you too much), but there’s a peculiar thing happening there these days.  CCP’s asking your opinion on changes.  You know, before they end up in the game.

I’m not kidding.  The Game Development Forum on the EVE forums has a ton of stickied threads by the likes of CCP Nozh and CCP Chronotis, asking for opinions on proposed changes such as ECM, black ops, etc.

Most shocking about this is the amount of constructive discussion occurring in the threads.  I mean I’m sure the great eye of Sauron (moderation team) is watching the threads with its flaming lidless gaze, but in general there’s an excellent dialogue going on between players and developers.

Get in there, get reading, and if you have an intelligent opinion get posting it.   And a definite tip of the hat to CCP for sitting down with the community like this.

Source: Game Development Forum

Day of Darkness II

Seriously.  Stop what you’re doing, click the link below, and watch this now.

This film covers a bit from the Caldari-Gallente war, based on the Chronicle The Breakout. It’s set 200 years ago, before any of the 4 races had pod technology. I tried to use ships that may have been around back then, though sadly there’s not a huge amount of information that I could find.

Source: Forum Post