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[EVE Online] Multiplayer Treachery Engine - Citadel Patch (April 2016)

EllthiterenEllthiteren Registered User regular
edited April 2016 in MMO Extravaganza
April 2016 - EVE Online: Citadel

Patch notes: https://community.eveonline.com/news/patch-notes/patch-notes-for-eve-online-citadel

Highlights: Capital and Supercapital rebalance and the introduction of Citadels, which are destructable and will eventaully replace outposts and POS.

Summary of last couple years worth of patches: https://www.themittani.com/features/eve-online-2016-welcome-back

NEW BEST TRAILER!


--- And now for your Intro to EVE OP ---

This is EVE:


Seriously, watch that trailer before reading anything else!

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You are a capsuleer, able to fly everything from the lowliest shuttle to the most massive capital ship.

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When the ship you are piloting explodes, it is destroyed; some of the contents can be looted or salvaged, but the rest is lost forever.

Every mineral can be mined by players, every item and ship can be built by players, and everything can be bought and sold on a market controlled by players.

You can be a bounty hunter, searching high security space for players who have committed offenses, buying their kill rights, and executing them on the spot.

You can be a member of a militia, fighting over low security space between the four major empires of New Eden.

You can be a member of an alliance, joining an empire that spans hundreds of null security systems and taking part in battles that involved thousands of players.

Or you can be a merchant, miner, trader, scam artist, thief, mercenary, moon baron, teacher, space trucker, spy, pirate, or maybe even something no one has thought of yet.

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Eve Online is a political, sandbox, spaceship, economic, military MMO in which you can do whatever you want. It takes a departure from other MMOs in that it all occurs on a single server and skills are trained 24/7 in a time-based queue as opposed to a physical grind. While the game has a notorious learning curve (lessened by many recent improvements to the game), if you hang around for long enough you'll be hooked for life. EVE has a free expansion every 6 weeks (!!!), leading to an interesting, growing game universe.

It is never too late to start playing!

Getting Started in EVE

Merch Industrial is the Penny Arcade forum corporation. Join us here: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/194669/eve-online-merch-industrial-recruitment-fleshreaper-training-station

EVE University is a new player training corporation: http://www.eveuniversity.org/

Feel free to suggest other links for me to put here - yes, if your corporation is recruiting, plug yourself here.

Current Events in New Eden

Huge war going on, Imperium / CFC versus all of the rest of EVE.

EVE Videos
The best expansion trailer:


The most recent expansion trailer:


The most ironically quotable trailer:


Clear Skies: An EVE machinima series, Parts One, Two, and Three.

Fleet PvP: Clarion Call parts One, Two, and Three,mostly featuring smaller fleets engaging larger ones using expensive ships and interesting tactics, with fantastic commentary.
Fleet PvP: The CFC's Freedom Squad jumps in on a capital and supercapital fight.
Fleet PvP: The CFC's European Goonion engages a TEST/Brave Newbies fleet.

Solo PvP: WingspanTT's torpedo delivery service

EVE in the Media
There is an actual EVE comic book! EVE: True Stories is currently being released. You may be able to see some of the issues for free at this link: https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/4386.eve-true-stories-hc/

The Battle of B-R5RB: January 2014, the largest and most expensive battle in the history of gaming.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodbath_of_B-R5RB
http://themittani.com/features/largest-virtual-battle-ever

The Battle of 6VDT-H: July 2013, broke the record for greatest number of players in a single system (~4200).
http://themittani.com/features/6vdt-cfc-battle-report

The Battle of Asakai: January 2013, a huge fight involving capital ships and basically all of EVE trying to get in on the action
http://themittani.com/news/breaking-massive-super-fight-asakai-lowsec
http://themittani.com/news/asakai-aftermath-all-over-cobalt-moon

Sins of a Solar Spymaster: Largely out of date, but a very interesting look at many different aspects of EVE by The Mittani, who rules as glorious (alliance) leader for many of us:
http://www.tentonhammer.com/features/mittani?page=8

The EVE Universe
Dust 514 (dust514.com) is a free to play first person shooter for the Playstation 3. It is linked to EVE Online in various ways, the coolest of which (for EVE players, anyway) are the orbital bombardments.



EVE:Valkyrie (evevalkyrie.com) is an upcoming space combat simulator designed for use with the Oculus Rift.

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  • EllthiterenEllthiteren Registered User regular
    edited November 2014
    The old thread is old, time for a new one!

    For the annual G&T recruitment thread for Merch Industrial, a Penny Arcade corporation in Eve Online, go here: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/194669/eve-online-merch-industrial-recruitment-fleshreaper-training-station

    Ellthiteren on
  • onesixty2onesixty2 Registered User regular
    Here's a video a newbie made of his first year.

    Rchanen
  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Shoot men's rights activists and hang out with chill as fuck dudes.

    CCP have me impressed lately with their latest expansions. They're making some pretty meaningful changes

  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I wish they hadn't pretty much abandoned 1st person in eve.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
    Corehealer
  • EllthiterenEllthiteren Registered User regular
    I'm pretty happy that they're focusing on the spaceship part of EVE. Next up on the rebalancing block is the pirate faction cruisers - devblog here.

    I've always liked the idea of the Ashimuu, so that might be fun to try out again. And then there is the new Phantasm, which is rather appropriately being referred to as an "Ahax" because fleets of those things are going to be terrifying.

  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    Funny that they aren't changing the Cynabal really at all. My fit actually won't change at all with those changes.

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
    Steam: Brainling, XBL / PSN: GnomeTank, NintendoID: Brainling, FF14: Zillius Rosh SFV: Brainling
  • LochielLochiel Registered User regular
    I was going to comment that I could fly all of the ships in that chart; but then I scrolled to the bottom. Are Talocan ships in the game somewhere?

    Also, I haven't been paying attention to the CSM this time around; who should I vote for?

  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    My recommendations are:

    Ali Aras
    Mangala Solaris
    Mike Azariah
    Steve Ronuken
    James Arget
    Xander Phoena
    Sugar Kyle
    corbexx
    mynnna
    progodlegend
    Psychotic Monk
    Jayne Fillion

  • LochielLochiel Registered User regular
    There is a notable abesnce on that list. Why aren't you running again?

  • AnehiiAnehii Registered User regular
    I love the smell of fresh post in the morning.

  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Lochiel wrote: »
    There is a notable abesnce on that list. Why aren't you running again?

    (1) I said in my original campaign thread that I would only do 1 term
    (2) I am exhausted. Prolly going to peace out from EVE for a bit after Fanfest. For all the "nothing" that the CSM do and achieve, it sure is a lot of work.

    Lochiel
  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Has the CFC not done a how to vote card this year?

  • LochielLochiel Registered User regular
    V1m wrote: »
    Lochiel wrote: »
    There is a notable abesnce on that list. Why aren't you running again?

    (1) I said in my original campaign thread that I would only do 1 term
    (2) I am exhausted. Prolly going to peace out from EVE for a bit after Fanfest. For all the "nothing" that the CSM do and achieve, it sure is a lot of work.

    It's always a good thing to take a break from EVE every once in a while. You'll be back.

    If I see you at FanFest I'll buy you a beer. Of course, I'll probably not know who the fuck you are, and you'll be too busy, so instead I'll just buy an extra beer and then drink it for you. That's me helping you out by handling part of your busy schedule for you.

  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    edited April 2014
    I'll be the mouthy sarcastic english guy wearing a CSM T-shirt who isn't Mangala Solaris. Do not drink that beer.

    V1m on
  • onesixty2onesixty2 Registered User regular
    Tef wrote: »
    Has the CFC not done a how to vote card this year?

    democracy for the greater good of the hisec lifers is alive and well

  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    So Burn Jita is happening again

    My Tornado is ready

  • BrodyBrody Cabot CoveRegistered User regular
    edited April 2014
    @V1m‌ When?

    Derp, I learned to read.

    Brody on
    V1m
  • LochielLochiel Registered User regular
    So, apparently the POS rebuild isn't happening like I thought? I thought that deployables were slated to, eventually, replace all the functions of POSs in some sorta "buildaPOS" setup. But the lack of a refining deployable and some words say that this isn't true.

    Whats up? Whats the new vision for a POS future?

    Also Burn Jita: My Sec Status is ready.

  • onesixty2onesixty2 Registered User regular
    I'm pretty sure redoing the POS interface has been one of the highest things on the players to-do list. I remember CCP mentioning it would be a pretty massive change when it does happen, but didn't share any date. If I remember correctly, there was talk of it needing to be a core feature of an expansion just due to the scope of change it would involve.

  • EllthiterenEllthiteren Registered User regular
    I have..uhh...eight alts that can fly gank catalysts. I think I might just buy 50 of the T1 fit version and go to town on everything in sight. It's so nice when you don't have to wait for the 15 minute concord cooldown to go blow somebody up.

  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Lochiel wrote: »
    So, apparently the POS rebuild isn't happening like I thought? I thought that deployables were slated to, eventually, replace all the functions of POSs in some sorta "buildaPOS" setup. But the lack of a refining deployable and some words say that this isn't true.

    Whats up? Whats the new vision for a POS future?

    Also Burn Jita: My Sec Status is ready.

    Key word: eventually

  • LochielLochiel Registered User regular
    edited April 2014
    When you say it like that, I feel assured that the POS changes might happen before CCP evacuates Iceland due to global warming.

    Which, I guess, is what I was looking for. I thought it was a higher, actively solving it as we go kind of priority.

    Lochiel on
  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    v0v The new CCP is super gun shy of saying anything that looks like it might be a commitment. I can't say that I blame them but it does make discussing future plans with them hard work.

    Lochiel
  • DrainDrain [E] Tabletop Manager SeattleRegistered User regular
    I've said this in other places but if it takes a whole year of focused CCP effort to rebuild POS code from scratch (meaning no expansions for 12 months) I'm pretty sure the players are down with that. Then CCP could work on whatever the hell they want.

    "I don't know why people ever, ever try to stop nerds from doing things. It's really the most incredible waste of time."
    Lochiel
  • LochielLochiel Registered User regular
    The impression I had walking away from FanFest last year (and reinforced with the introduction of deployables) was that they weren't going to rebuild the POS code; they were going to slowly replace it. A bit of deployable functionality here, and bit of functionality there, redoing some POS mods as stand alone items... and eventually the reasons for using a POS would be so few that they'd be niche. And then one patch, they'd turn off the POS code and hope no one noticed. No timeline given, just kind work it as they go. Which I'm cool with.

  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    There is no small amount of irony in the fact that the worst mechanics in the game, are the POS mechanics.

  • V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Well I don't know, the corp & roles management mechanics and interface are pretty torturous too.

    Anon the Felon
  • EllthiterenEllthiteren Registered User regular
    I wish I had a picture of all our Naglfars from the op that just got done; instead, all I have for you is this picture of my alt warping out from a bombing run - sorry Lochiel!

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    Darmakonesixty2DrainSCREECH OF THE FARG
  • CycloneRangerCycloneRanger Registered User regular
    V1m wrote: »
    Well I don't know, the corp & roles management mechanics and interface are pretty torturous too.
    What'chu talkin' 'bout? The interface is great. When I come home from a long day of using MS Excel and fire up Eve, I hardly even feel like I've left work!

    onesixty2
  • LochielLochiel Registered User regular
    I'm going to blame the FC for requiring a last second fit change that reduced my tank, and completely ignore my own culpability in not evading the bombs fast enough.

  • EllthiterenEllthiteren Registered User regular
    On the plus side, you're gonna make about 50 million isk on that loss thanks to MRCHI ratting taxes!

    Lochiel
  • LochielLochiel Registered User regular
    This getting paid to PvP is making it hard for me to justify continuing to rat when a ping goes out. The PLEX for most pap links clicked helps too.

  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    Uuuuuug.

    I want to Eve so bad.

    I must resist.

  • EllthiterenEllthiteren Registered User regular
    Faction Battleship changes were just announced:
    • The Nightmare is still laser deathmode but can go 800m/s with an afterburner. So, uhh, that's kind of terrifying.
    • The Bhaalgorn is still capacitor deathmode but now nos work regardless of your relative cap levels, so it can 26.2 km murderzone things smaller than a battleship.
    • The Rattlesnake now uses 2 heavy/sentry drones instead of 5, does an insane amount of damage, has an insane tank, and either increases the chance that I'll fly in a faction BS fleet or get to drop a blap dread on a faction BS fleet.
    • The Vindicator remains the sexiest ship in the game, if you ever get it into blaster range (a range bonus means it can't be damped out anymore).
    • The Machariel got a warp speed bonus and avoided any nerfs, so I assume the elite pvp crowd is happy.

  • KiTAKiTA Registered User regular
    edited April 2014
    Meanwhile, in other CCP news, WoD officially dead.

    Edit: Oh, hey, we actually have a WoD thread. Sorry, carry on.

    KiTA on
    time to crash, the dawn is up, the sun gleems out glorious ps4 sunbeams and i can trade those sunbeams and do whatever i want with them.
  • MasterOfPupetsMasterOfPupets Registered User regular
    I officially suck at AFK Ratting...

    Lost my first VNI already...

    3DS (Animal Crossing) = 0817-3961-0910
    XBL = MoP54
    PSN = PessimistMaximus
    Steam = http://steamcommunity.com/id/masterofpupets54
    TF2 Backpack = http://www.tf2items.com/id/masterofpupets54 (first page is for trade)
  • EllthiterenEllthiteren Registered User regular
    Washburning VNIs is a proud MRCHI tradition. Speaking of which, I have three more in MZ1E if you need a replacement, bug Kael in jabber.

  • CorehealerCorehealer The Apothecary The softer edge of the universe.Registered User regular
    Uuuuuug.

    I want to Eve so bad.

    I must resist.

    A strange game. The only winning moves are not to play, or roll a stealth bomber and hunt carebears.

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  • XArchangelXXArchangelX Registered User regular
    Is there a TL;DR someone can link me to that gives some clues as to what has happened since Goons were building Fortress Delve? That's the last I was playing and I heard Vile Rat went f-goons and they lost Delve and then I lost touch after that.

    Eve Online is a terrible game, but I used to play, for the lulz!
    Steam
    Only the strong can help the weak.
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