Ouch, Not So Deep

(That’s what she said)

In a new dev blog, CCP Lemur breaks the bad news: the age of the “deep safe” will soon be passing. For those who don’t know, so called deep safes are … oh hell, lets just play the lazy card and quote:

First, a quick terminology primer, to make sure we’re all on the same page. “Safe spots” are bookmarks made in space, at any point that you can’t normally warp to directly. Ships at these locations can usually only be found via scanning (or infiltrating an enemy fleet, of course), hence the “safe” label. “Deep” safes refer to safe spots made outside the usual boundaries of the system – usually made a while ago by various techniques which have since been removed from the game, they can be up to thousands of AU from the nearest planet.

Now that’s not to say these are super easy to make, it does take some time and a pinch of know-how, but it is entirely possible to make some extremely safe safespots in EVE. You could go try this right now if you like, but it’s not going to get you very far because…

We’re defining a “deep safe” for these purposes as any bookmark which is more than 10AU further from the local star than the furthest-out celestial object (planets or stargates).

  • You will no longer be able to create bookmarks outside this range
  • You will no longer be able to issue a “warp to” command to any location outside this range
  • You will no longer be able to open a cynosural field at any location outside this range

That’s right. Convenient though they were, we will no longer be able to create them. Nor will you be able to make more once May 18th hits, as CCP will be removing existing safe spot bookmarks entirely. For giggles maybe they should just move them all to within the system’s stars, but that’s just me.

Read more about this in the linky below.

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Holy crap hi! Lets do this with a haiku!

work got quite busy / podcasts and comics coming / ‘puter upgrade soon

More details (very) soon, my lovelies.

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  • The Great Deep Space Nerf of 2010
  • Donate ISK for Haiti Relief

    Like many, I’ve been astonished at how rapid the response was from Iceland to get aid to Haiti after it was devastated by the recent earthquake.  Continuing with that, my mind is now totally blown that CCP is letting EVE players donate — through the game.

    Beginning January 29th, 2010 and ending February 15th, 2010, CCP will accept PLEX donations from players and convert them to a cash donation for the Red Cross efforts in Haiti. 100% of the proceeds will be given to this important charity as a representative gift from EVE’s player community.

    That’s right, the greater EVE community can now convert their hard earned ISK into cash donations that will go to help out the people of Haiti.  Let me repeat: you can go out and mine a bunch of Veldspar, refine it and sell the trit on the market, and use that ISK to heal/feed/clothe someone in dire need.

    There is no better game out there, and in a way there’s no better reason out there to play it right now.  Give what you can.

    CCP…  wow.  Kudos.  Big time kudos.



    Holiday Gift from CCP

    Giving is awesome, but receiving is even better. (That’s what she said!)  Out of CCP Wrangler’s (Christmas) sack comes forth, the Zephyr.

    The Zephyr is a unique starship design, relying almost entirely on solar winds for sublight propulsion. Super-light sails allow it to ride the torrents of photons streaming through space, and its barebones construction gives it a tiny sensor footprint and almost negligible mass.


    She’s definitely pretty, but can she cook?

    It has it‘s own special probe launcher (for wormholes) and Sleeper NPC‘s won‘t shoot it in the same way that all NPCs won‘t shoot pods.

    Hellooooooo wormhole exploration ship. Not bad, not bad at all. If you’re curious where the name came from, Wiki tells us the following:

    Zephyrus, or just Zephyr (Greek: Ζέφυρος, Zéphuros), in Latin Favonius, is the Greek god of the west wind. The gentlest of the winds, Zephyrus is known as the fructifying wind, the messenger of spring. It was thought that Zephyrus lived in a cave in Thrace. Zephyrus was reported as having several wives in different stories.

    Nice double entendre, CCP.

    Click through below for all the other sordid details of this new awesomeness, as well as how you’ll be able to get your hands on your new ship.