Festive space friends!
This coming Tuesday, December 19 at 16:00 EVE time, a christmas fleet full of CCP developers will form somewhere in space, on Twitch...and in our hearts <3
Knowing how eager you guys are to probe us down and give us your heartfelt holiday greetings, we decided we'd need some EVE player assistance to organize the dev rabble.
Streaming superstar Bjorn Bee will command the fleet live from CCP HQ, and host the live stream on the CCP Twitch Channel with the aid of his trusty deputy space elf, CCP Guard. We invite you all to join us on the stream, or wherever you can find us in space.
Bjorn Bee & CCP...the last thing you'll see (before christmas)
There will be holiday gifts dropping in Twitch chat for lucky viewers and presents dropping in wrecks for brave looters.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
The focus of today’s Alpha Ship Spotlight is the Gallente Federation’s Dominix class battleship.
The oldest class of battleship still in service with the Federation Navy, the Dominix is a favourite among veteran and rookie pilots alike for its sheer versatility when it comes to damage application.
A heavy drone control platform with bonuses to drone durability and damage, the Dominix excels at applying damage, while offering the ability to engage at either close range, with a heavy tank, or at standoff range utilizing drones from a distance.
The ability to switch damage types by deploying different types of drones, plus a compliment of turret hardpoints for additional damage makes the Dominix one of the most versatile battleships available in terms of damage application.
Weapons: 6 Turrets
(Per level of Gallente Battleship)
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.
Welcome to the weekend. If you're still holiday shopping (or haven't started yet), then this might be a good time to mention that Amazon extended its free shipping before Christmas deadline through today. Now, for this week's news.
Now that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has launched in Early Access on Xbox One, its next milestone is an official retail release out of beta on the PC. That's expected to happen next week, but players who can't wait have a few new tweaks to try out on the 1.0 test servers, including a brand-new replay function. The option needs to be toggled on prior to the start of a match, but it records everything going on within 1km of the player.
That way, later you can fly through and see things you may have missed, or catch a replay from the angle of the people you were fighting, and there's a list of battles to make hopping around easy. We've recently seen Overwatch add broadcast-friendly tweaks, and with such a streamer-focused game it's no surprise that PUBG is going a similar route.
The other major change isn't ready to test yet, but now that the game features a whopping two maps, the developer says it will give players the ability to choose which one they play on. The problem is this might fragment the player base, with six different options of how to play (1-, 2- or 4-player and in either third or first person perspective) spread across two maps, and it's possible that first-person games could be shut down in some regions if there aren't enough people to feed 100 players in each battle royale session.
Source: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (Steam)