Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2019, 11:32 pm
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The Finer Points of Warp Speed
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2019, 6:22 pm
Have you ever wondered exactly how warp speed works in EVE Online?

Megathron Caught Off Tether
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2019, 4:00 pm

Drafting Disappointment
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2019, 2:43 pm
Last night I got together with friends to do an actual Throne of Eldraine Limited Draft! I was so excited! Here's how we did it: there was four of us, we each go four packs (not three as per usual), opened one, draft a card, pass around. After four rounds

Words of Encouragement
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2019, 3:00 pm
Click to embiggen or downloadOver the past two weeks as I approached my 2,000th loss in Eve I started playing a dangerous game. I knew the milestone would come, one way or another, so I decided to lean into it and really go crazy with the engagements I

Running of the Gnomes in WoW Classic
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2019, 2:15 pm
I have been, over the years, vaguely aware of the Running of the Gnomes event.  When I saw it was coming up again I posted about it in our group Discord, thinking it might be something interesting for Ula to make a video about.  She looked into what it

Repairs and Race Gates
Posted by Blue Kae [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2019, 10:00 am
Once I got to the stage where I was flying more than crashing, I started thinking about the next steps which in my mind was getting outside to fly and flying something bigger than a tiny whoop. That left me

EVE Vegas 2019: A Change In The Schedule
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2019, 9:54 am
One subject we usually don't hear about at EVE Vegas is security. We might hear about a major ban discussed amongst players, but official word is usually pretty scarce. I personally suspect members of Team Security have misbehaved in the past, but this

Galactic Hour News Roundup: Flashpoints and Diplomacy Edition
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2019, 11:03 am

The Scope's Galactic Hour with Ret Gloriaxx brings your roundup of the latest news from all across New Eden as flashpoints in the Caldari-Gallente and Amarr-Minmatar warzones are the scene of conflict and furious diplomatic activity.

Intaki Assembly Agrees to Unconditional Evacuation for Lai Dai Forces on Intaki V

Intaki, Placid – The Intaki Assembly has signed an agreement providing for the "unconditional and unrestricted evacuation of the LDPS 203rd Combined Asset Protection Regiment and allied forces from the Kainta Yavaat Transorbital Facility." The agreement comes against a background of continuing Federal Defense Union control of the Viriette constellation and the presence of a Federal Marine force on Intaki V itself.

The Scope's Galactic Hour with Ret Gloriaxx has learned that the agreement between the Intaki Assembly and Lai Dai includes an undertaking to provide disarmament codes for an extensive array of "disposable autonomous defense, denial and interdiction" (DADDI) systems that have been seeded in a wide band of territory surrounding the transorbital facility. Reports from Intaki V have alleged that DADDI munitions and drones have been responsible for hundreds of deaths and injuries since the 203rd CAP Regiment retreated behind their fortifications at Kainta Yavaat. Lai Dai representatives have disavowed responsibility for the DADDI systems in the region and claim the codes were obtained through "intelligence operations against independent mercenary groups."

Despite the seemingly noble goal of ensuring the disarmament of countless deadly and indiscriminate weapons scattered across the exclusion zone, the Intaki Assembly has come under repeated fire from protestors, non-governmental organizations and radical political parties over alleged payments made to assembly members by Lai Dai. The Scope understands that LDPS evacuation flights have already begun and are being escorted by CONCORD conflict monitoring units.


House Sarum Orders Mobilization and "Reclaiming" in Reaction to Alleged "Militia Corruption"

Sarum Prime, Domain – House Sarum has signalled an escalation of military operations, following accusations of "militia corruption" in the Amarr-Minmatar warzone governed by the CONCORD Emergency Militia War Powers Act (CEMWPA) of YC110. In a response to allegations of collusion between Amarr and Minmatar militia groups, the Private Secretary of Royal Heir Arrach Sarum, Lord Qatib Olacar xer Sarum, relayed orders to "redouble efforts" in Devoid and the Bleak Lands, and specifically designated the Arzad system a "priority objective."

More controversially, the House Sarum representative also announced the commissioning of "labour acquisition expeditions" to the "Upper Rebel Provinces" and an order for the "full reclaiming" of Floseswin IV. According to the recent reorganization of territory in the Amarr Empire, the Upper Rebel Provinces refers to the Minmatar Republic's Metropolis region, though this is believed for practical purposes to be limited to operations in the militia warzone. Minmatar Republic officials have reacted with extreme hostility to the implication that "slave-taking contrary to CONCORD law and treaties between Republic and Empire" will be carried out in the Metropolis warzone systems.

In response to requests for clarification on its position, the Royal House of Ardishapur, which has notional territorial responsibility for the "Lower Rebel Provinces" or Heimatar and Molden Heath regions, has stated that it is "focused on the defense of Derelik from Triglavian and Blood Raider threats, while providing firm support to our loyal militias in the warzone." House Ardishapur has also stated that it is "far more concerned by allegations of corruption among 24th Imperial Crusade officials and has recommended the Ministry of Internal Order investigate irregular convoy activity and suspicious financial activities."


CONCORD Inner Circle Debates Legality of Occupied Warzone Planetary Operations

Yulai, Genesis – CONCORD's Inner Circle has convened a meeting to discuss the legal status of planetary operations in the occupied warzones of the CEMWPA administered systems along the Caldari-Gallente and Amarr-Minmatar borders. With recent activity by Caldari PMCs and megacorporate forces and the threat of increased operations by Amarr house forces and mercenary groups, the Inner Circle is reported to be concerned that resources needed to combat the threat from Triglavian, Drifter and terrorist pirate groups will be diverted into escalating border conflicts.

The Scope's Galactic Hour with Ret Gloriaxx was able to ask Captain Marshal Sirdan xer Qosh, the Amarr delegate to the Inner Circle, to comment on recent developments before he went into the closed session of the Inner Circle: "The position of the Imperial Throne on so-called "extralegal planetary incursions" is considerably affected by the continuing extralegal, as one might say, sanctions unilaterally imposed on the Amarr Empire and its subjects by the Gallente Federation and Minmatar Republic. Perhaps, if they are so keen to see an end to "extralegality" in interstellar affairs, they will reflect on the destabilizing effects of their policy of economic blockade and sabotage."

Delegates Keitan Yun of the Minmatar Republic and Devan Malate of the Gallente Federation were not available for comment before the Inner Circle session began.


Hyasyoda, Ishukone and Wiyrkomi Megacorporations Form "Combine TNR" Corporate Alliance

New Caldari, Kimotoro – Caldari State megacorporations Hyasyoda, Ishukone and Wiyrkomi have announced that they are now aligning their operations in a new corporate alliance. While the three megas remain entirely independent of one another, they intend to co-ordinate their interstellar business interests through a new jointly-owned  trade and banking consortium called "Combine TNR".

The announcement follows a series of meetings between the three megacorps that culminated in a recent summit on the ocean world of Matigu in the New Caldari system. Hyasyoda, Ishukone and Wiyrkomi are now considered to be grouped into the Tiuunakama Nenkanavu Rymasaikkan, or "Ocean Winds Corporate Community", in a move that appears in large part to be a response to the recent formation of the PKN Interstellar consortium by the CBD, Nugoeihuvi and Lai Dai megacorporations.

Observers of Caldari corporate politics have noted that the recent formation of two major consortiums has effectively split the so-called "Patriot Faction" of Caldari megacorps and indicates a major realignment of the entire "Big 8" is ongoing. The prevailing assumption among analysts is that Kaalakiota and Suukuvestaa will soon declare their own corporate alliance.


Federal Elections Commission Sets Gallente Presidental Election Date

Villore, Essence – The Gallente Federal Elections Commission has announced that the Federation Presidential Election will be held over the 28th and 29th of February YC122. The inauguration of the Federation President will take place on the 20th of March. The Presidential Election will be held alongside voting for 180 Federal Senate seats as per the system of electing a fifth of senatorial seats each year on a five-year cycle.

The announcement of the date has come after consultations with the Federal Senate, System Governors, Federal Military Commission and President Jacus Roden, following the "quadruple lock" regulations to ensure all federal territories continue to have access to the franchise despite prevailing conditions of conflict or other political considerations. The ongoing conflict with the Triglavian Collective has been of some concern to many looking forward to electing a new Federation President, but outgoing two-term President Jacus Roden has been vocal in his insistence that all Federation citizens will have the opportunity to exercise their democratic rights.

Gallente news media have been speculating on who will be the leading candidates for several months and now expect a series of declarations to mark the beginning of the campaign period running up to the end of February election weekend.


In Other News

  • Governor Ekroz Salaf of the Ammatar Mandate Meets with Molden Heath Commandant Kanth Filmir
  • Kaalakiota and Suukuvestaa Hold New Round of Talks at Corporate Mountain Retreat on Achura
  • Matar Planetary Security Carry Out Security Sweeps after "Capsuleer Renegades Threaten Assassinations"
  • BREAKING: Rioting in Intaki V Cities of Lenoika and Navyii Akat; Intaki Assembly House Stormed
  • BREAKING: Intaki Militia Loyal to Assembly Reportedly Fighting with "Rebel Militia" Backing Protestors
  • BREAKING: Federal Marines Moving Back to Cities as CONCORD Conflict Monitors Oversee Lai Dai Evacuation


Neo im Abgrund
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 October 2019, 3:41 am
Meine ersten Streams sind durch und mit 30 bis 40 Zuschauern bin ich, was einen deutschen EVE Streamer angeht, doch recht zufrieden. Mehr werde ich wohl auch nicht zusammen bekommen. Nun wird mir auch langsam klar, warum die meisten deutschen Blogger, die

PlanetSide Arena Just a Stepping Stone to PlanetSide 3
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 October 2019, 9:15 pm
We envision PlanetSide Arena as a way to allow us to link present day PlanetSide 2 and PlanetSide 3 story lines, as well as providing an opportunity to try out new features, styles of play, etc. –Producer’s Letter on the PlanetSide franchise Down but

WoW Classic Sunday Layering and Additions
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 October 2019, 2:15 pm
Despite Blizzard’s problems, WoW Classic still seems to be going strong.  On Bloodsail Buccaneers walking into Stormwind most hours of the day will still find it quite crowded. Still Layered Blizz made a change the week before last that did two

A Note from a Former Signaleer
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 October 2019, 10:43 am
Editor’s Note: Thrice Hapus, our CEO, received this email and wanted to share it (with Felippe’s permission). This served as an excellent reminder of the long-term impact a corporation can have on its members, even after they move on to experience

Looking for Offense
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 October 2019, 3:15 pm
My mistake was going to /r/eve on Reddit.  Every nugget of useful information found there must be paid for by wading through post after post and comment after comment of nonsense. I happened to wander in just after a post went up where somebody was

Union Day SKIN Stork
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2019, 4:00 pm

Change of Direction
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2019, 2:52 pm
Last week I saw a Maelstrom on scan, I was in an Incursus at the time. I was running solo, so I had no backup. I warped to a large plex and sat there with the engine running, waiting to see if it would land. It did. And I tackled it. Now the hope that

Friday Bullet Points Return to Norrath
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2019, 1:15 pm
There has been some news coming out of Daybreak since the layoffs announced last Friday.  I do not have a huge amount to say about any of them at this time, which makes them all perfect for another Friday Bullet Points post. Holly Longdale on the The

Warp Speed Changes
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2019, 10:25 am
Seriously CCP? A special patch to implement warp speed changes to cruisers, battlecruisers, and battleships instead of putting the changes in the regularly scheduled patch on 8 October?Perhaps I should give CCP the benefit of the doubt. If the developers

The Strange September MER
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 October 2019, 2:15 pm
CCP was quick to get the Monthly Economic Report for September into our hands this month.  Due to a number of factors, I have been slower actually getting to it. Still, there is something to gawk at this month and I am going to go straight to my favorite

EVE Vegas 2019: My Tentative Schedule
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 October 2019, 10:01 am
The final EVE Vegas is next week. Say what you will about the smaller community team, but they published the convention schedule over a week in advance, which is way faster than I'm used to. As I usually do when given the chance, I'll peruse the document

Geduld ist keine Tugend
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 October 2019, 1:30 am
Perfekte Vorbereitung, perfekte Bedingungen, perfekter Fail. In Eve Online liegen heroischer Sieg und peinliche Niederlage ungefähr so dicht zusammen, wie Protonen und Neutronen in einem Atomkern. Es ist also ganz…

S4E41 - Action RPGs - “Not a Good Mouth Feel”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 October 2019, 8:01 pm

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We talk about what even makes a game an action RPG and then we pull out some of our top action RPG picks to discuss.  For Geekery, BJ and Void both watched the same thing around the same time so we discuss Fleabag and The Boys. BJ is still loving Dragon Quest XI S on the Switch and Void got around to watching Spider-Man Far From Home.

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The Cap Chain Flares
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 October 2019, 4:00 pm

Wandering the Wailing Caverns
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 October 2019, 3:15 pm
The Wailing Caverns felt like a bit of a let down for me.  I imagine this is largely because, for an Alliance player at least, it comes after the Deadmines in the order of instances run. And if you’re high enough level to get through the Deadmines then

Skill Point Bonus Time Again in New Eden
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 October 2019, 11:15 am
I really wish more people had picked SKINs in that survey CCP did about a year back on what sort of rewards we like.  Apparently we all put skill points at the top of our list so now it is all skill points all the time when CCP wants to give us

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