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Name Our Meeting Rooms - The Results! (9 days ago)

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Hello consultative capsuleers!

Back in August we kicked off a contest to name the meeting rooms at CCP’s new office building which we’re scheduled to move into next February. The first phase was to find out what we should be naming the meeting rooms after. A poll was created and you guys chose ship names as the category; beating out systems, constellations and regions.

In round two we invited you to make suggestions for names and asked for a brief explanation as to why you felt your ship of choice was important to you. The community team pored over all your submissions (over 250!), whittled that down to about 70 entries and then invited the rest of the company to weigh in. Today I’m pleased to announce we have chosen the 30 winners of the contest!

The winners will receive 1500 PLEX each and have their submission placed on a piece of artwork featuring the ship which will adorn the meeting room that is its namesake. They will also receive a physical copy of the artwork signed by CCP devs and an unsigned, digital copy of the artwork. The winning entries are listed at the end of this dev blog in no particular order.

The 30 winning names will go into a pool which we will allocate to the new meeting rooms once the internal layout of our new office is finalised. Depending on how many meeting rooms we end up with, it may be that not all 30 will end up being used. Any winners whose names are not used will still receive their artwork prizes. The 30 winners will have the PLEX reward credited to their accounts soon™.

We also reserve the right to edit the submissions before they go on to the final artwork for spelling, grammar and brevity. Some of the entries below have already been partially edited.

Thanks to everyone who entered! It’s obvious your spaceships mean a lot to you and having your stories permanently displayed on the walls of our meeting rooms will serve as a reminder to us just how deep our players’ connection to EVE Online truly is.

There will be a further update on this contest next year once we start fitting out the meeting rooms in our new offices.

Winning submissions:

Golem submitted by John Holt:

I began EVE as a mission runner and used the missions to build faction within the Caldari Empire. I went through many ships and many fits but none taught me more about fitting a ship for myself than the pinnacle of Caldari battleships: the Golem. I ended up with a cap stable build that no mission could break. May the room named Golem symbolize the unbreakable spirit of EVE Online.

Kronos submitted by Buoytender Bob:

As a long term mission runner, my ultimate goal was to find and fly a ship that would maximize those aspects I most enjoyed. At the time, level 4 missions were end game PvE content for HS and I was looking for a ship that could handle anything thrown at it. Started with a Rattlesnake, but found the cargo hold too small. Tried the Golem, better, but still no “tingle”. Kept looking at the Kronos, but I had always been a railgun snob. My first run with blasters,salvage drones, and a MTU gave me that missing “tingle”.

Heron submitted by Devola Gestalt:

Some capsuleers dream of their own mighty Titan. Others prefer their high-tech T2/T3 ships. All I ask, is a Heron. By the richness she found, she turned the poor rookie I was into a wealthy capsuleer. Through the wormholes she explored, she brought me to the most isolated and guarded places of New Eden. Through the chains she mapped, she provided safe and fast travel to many fleets. Through the solar systems she scouted, she found fighting opportunities for my corpmates. Many pilots only see an unattractive beginner ship in the Heron. To me, she is the ship of my adventures, a ship of opportunities, and shall remain so as long as I wander New Eden.

Svipul submitted by Logan Zauber:

Valkyries are women warriors, perhaps daughters of Odin. Valkyries choose who will die in battle, Valkyries bear the glorious to Valhalla. Svipul is a famous Valkyrie, a powerful woman, a hand of fate. The amazing little Svipul destroyer finds opportunity with it’s powerful probes. With speed, agility, pilot skill and powerful cannons, the Svipul sweeps all of space reaping bounties, loot and the salty tears of opposing pilots. Larger ships may fall, smaller ships are snacks. Svipul: she fights hard to the very end even drained of capacitor. Some will go to Valhalla, after all. She is a woman, she is the way to Valhalla, she is Svipul.

Providence submitted by Carbon Alabel:

Freighters might not be the most exciting ships to fly, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t important. Freighters are what make the universe run. The Providence isn’t the best freighter by most measures. It’s not the fastest, not the sturdiest, nor capable of carrying the most cargo. This might lead some to dismiss the Providence as useless, but I find it inspiring. Instead of chasing perfection and always trying to beat everyone else, just be your best self. One thing it is, is the most beautiful ship, and also the namesake of my home region.

Venture submitted by Abe Nobunaga:

The Venture is the fundamental bedrock of all mining in EVE. It is your first real mining ship and it will take you to your future in mining. Weather you are a casual or a pro miner, the Venture accommodates your needs while it brings you face to face with the hard choices that limited options bring. This iconic ship will go with you wherever in EVE you choose and will not let you down while you respect its abilities. The economy of EVE and your financial success begins with your first Venture.

Stratios submitted by Dante Thorann:

When you have a task to be done - be it finding something new, or dealing with a “problem” - this is the ship you can rely on. A ship that is designed to brave come what may, for however long it takes, is a ship worth flying. Agility, efficiency, resilience. Characteristics that are essential to find success, are found in the Stratios - making the ship an embodiment of some of the best traits that exists in all of us. The ship was also made to aid those that seek without giving up; the extension of a stubborn mind. If adventures comes knocking, I hope I’m in the Stratios.

Rifter submitted by Tater-nuts:

Perhaps the most iconic T1 frigate to ever be introduced to the game. When I started playing EvE back in about 9 years ago the Rifter was one of the most widely used frigates in the game and especially used in pvp. I used the Rifter to cut my teeth in the pvp world, venturing into low sec to be blown up time after time by more experienced players. These experiences taught me a lot about EvE Online and eventually held my own in single combat, with the knowledge gained from those early experiences. Even today with all the fancy Faction, Trig and T2 frigates, I still fly the Rifter as much or perhaps more than any other frigate out there. The Rifter is a classic ship that will always have a place in my heart and remind me of those early days, just starting out in the cold, harsh world known as EvE Online.

Vexor submitted by Jayden Thomas:

When I undocked my first Gallente Vexor in June of YC110, with a full drone bay and those expensive Gauss guns loaded on the top rack, I immediately went out looking for a fight. I felt strong, and I wanted to test this new instrument of destruction which I had spent a rather uncomfortable amount of my mission rewards on. My first engagement was a humbling experience to say the least, but as my capsule entered warp and I left the scene of my Vexor’s annihilation a flame was kindled in my heart, and from that moment on I have been a helpless slave to the amazing thrill of space warfare.

Sunesis submitted by Jiang Ziwen:

I use the Sunesis because it allows me to loot, salvage, and stay on the edge of major fleet fights. The tremendous cargo space and short align time with the proper modules have made it a staple at Razor and XIX fights. I thought that the Sunesis would be a great name for the new room because to me it embodies the precedence set by CCP in that they would much rather sit by the sidelines and observe the action, rather than directly controlling the flow of it.

Phoenix submitted by Seraph Essael:

What better name than something that is reborn from its old self. CCP have a new “reborn” HQ, a new vision and a new set of times ahead of them, much like a Phoenix. There is simply no other choice. The Phoenix was the first ship in the game that I needed to fly, simply because of what it is. It is the only Dreadnought that looks like it fits its role: A great lumbering behemoth, armoured on every inch and ready to hunker down in place and hammer into the enemy... repeatedly.

Raven submitted by Pyrohawk Z:

My first waking moments in New Eden - 7 years ago - were spent in Lonetrek, doing level 3 and 4 combat missions in our beloved Drake. I had always coveted the Raven! The big boy boat! but, to the advice of my corp-mates, I never bought one as I wouldn’t be able to fly it. I dreamt of flying the majestic Raven, or better yet, the navy version - but my wallet and skills never allowed for it. Seven years later, I invented a fitting that let me run the ultimate missions - level 5s - using a Raven. I had surpassed my old corpmates. I had surpassed everyone, even the marauder pilots! The cycle was complete! I finally had my Raven, and i was making BANK! Enough bank to whelp many, many ships to lowsec FW gangs! My time in EVE had ascended! I finally had true freedom, all thanks to the humble Raven, which I had my eyes on since day one.

Occator submitted by Othello Warspite:

To me, the Occator represents friendship. Not just because you can open the fleet hanger for your friends to deposit loot into, or because you can move even a battleship hull for your friends with it, but because I made the off-hand remark that I could build a T2 Industrial. “Occator!” typed my friend. I mentioned I could technically fly Transport Ships, but for lacking any Industrial 5 skills. “OCCATOR!” Ayra Kyari reminded me. This is why you should have an Occator room: to honor friendship among capsuleers as one of the foundations of EVE.

Comet submitted by Rixx Javix:

The Federation Navy Comet was the ship that introduced me to Piracy and I’ve spent years perfecting fits, tactics, and ways to win fights flying this extraordinarily good Frigate. When I was with the Tuskers I helped develop the modern version of the ship that went on to become extremely popular with pilots everywhere, since then it has become so popular that its effectiveness in Low Security space has diminished. Nevertheless it remains that ship I’ve registered the most kills flying and push come to shove, even today, I would still take one up against any other ship in its class. With confidence.

Cynabel submitted by Zorg Emperor:

As a pirate, this killing machine is best flown while I am wearing my teeth and bones necklace with my wars tattoos on the face. I can feel the power of the ship trough my hands while I am at the helm of it about to fall on a poor innocent. To kill it in cold blood, steal his loot and salvage his wreck. Cynabal pilot once, cynabal pilot for ever.

Scimitar by Celebrin Shoaf:

I had to grow into the Scimitar, but with the Scimitar you are there for your fleet, there to help them succeed. It’s a ship that is built around selflessness and making sure everyone gets home safely. So, it would be a great name for a room in your HQ. It reflects CCPs drive to make a better game year after year, often with little recognition.

Maelstrom submitted by Dyson Bowyer:

I lead my new corp through a large combat site, which we had never done before, with my Maelstrom. There were only five of us; me in my Maelstrom, one cruiser, two destroyers, and a frigate. I tanked everything with my Maelstrom and my shield tank never went down. We had lots of fun, made loads of ISK, and we never lost a ship with my Maelstrom tanking. We ran lots of other combat sites, but they never wanted to run one without “Mjolnir” (my Maelstrom) being there.

Friendship submitted by Lance Jamtonio:

Without Friendship EVE online as we know it wouldn’t exist, even as players leave for new corporations or alliances the friendship can often remain between the vast reaches of space. The Friendship is not a flyable ship however it is a major part of all EVE players journeys through New Eden. The best ship in EVE is the Friendship.

Hecate submitted by Exonfang:

The Hecate is the antithesis to the diplomat life, and so has quickly become my solo ship of choice. Fit for maximum damage (and maximum hope), with nothing but the honorable hull tank — the Hecate lets the blasters do all the talking. There’s nothing more satisfying than overheating everything and ramming into a cruiser, locking them down, strong-arming their rep, and obliterating them in seconds. No time to call for backup, no time to negotiate, words will do you no good.

Algos submitted by Veskin Sentinel:

I was in that ship when I witnessed the assassination of Empress Jamyl. Back then, at the event, I could really feel the horror and despair of the Amarr, the loyalists fleet scrambling to stop the Drifters, the chaos that broke. The invaders strike was swift. The memory still burns brightly.

Megathron submitted by baltec1:

The Megathron holds a special place in my hanger as my ship of choice for, well, damn near anything. I have pushed the hull to it’s absolute limitations time after time and it has never failed to live up to the challenge. From drag racing frigates to slugging it out with titans the ship has managed, with some creativity, to do it all. It has also had a profound impact on how I play the game, challenging me to come up with new and interesting ways to adapt. From dronelands to delve, from Iceland to Vegas the Megathron has taken me to places I never expected. I owe all of my success in EVE to this ship.

Astero submitted by Katia Sae:

I was well into my journey of exploring New Eden one system at a time when the Sisters of Eve ships were released. I immediately fell in love with the style of the Astero, the silhouette was gorgeous. Quick to acquire her on my return to exploration in March of 2014, I named my Astero “Voyager” and with her completed Empire space in July of 2014 before switching up to a different hull for Null Sec. However, “Voyager” did once again fly on March 20th, 2019 when I was invited to tour Polaris with CCP Falcon after the completion of my journey. It seemed only fitting and appropriate, sporting the “One New Eden” skin, she set sail once more to discover Polaris.

Buzzard submitted by Brother Zoo:

Out in the inky darkness of space. Through a wormhole to an unknown place. Seeking riches in the deafening silence. Heart pounding, expecting violence. Probes out and scanning the system. No one home (unless I missed them). Warp in and start cracking the code. Open! And I hit the mother lode. 143m in loot, Bob are you joking? Then the sound of a proteus uncloaking. -Daytrippers Lament

Tengu submitted by Hemicuda:

Few capsuleers would make claims of another hull being it’s equal, fewer still it’s better. Since it emerged in New Eden it has been a workhorse of perfection. Resilient and adaptable, the capabilities of this ship far surpass that of any similar hull. Limited only by the creativity of it’s pilot, the Tengu has long been the single answer for the most common question in Eve Online; “What ship should I use?”

Typhoon submitted by Drauqhk Shathet:

Years ago, when I was but a week or two in pod, I was brought under the wing of another pilot. He mentored me, advised me, showed me how to find a path to my own ends, and along the way, he gifted me with a Typhoon. I was entirely unskilled and could in no way pilot it, or afford it myself, but with it sitting in my hangar, I was always reminded to continue on, to strive to pilot it and well enough to not lose it in a few seconds of battle. Since then, I have always kept a Typhoon close at hand, as they will always remind me of the friendship, cooperation, struggles and aspirations of being a pilot in New Eden.

Viator submitted by Pierian Shawcross:

Courier hauling requires preparation, intelligence, and cunning. Done correctly, it is a quiet business with few stories to tell other than some interesting places visited and some adventurous escapes. Done poorly, it ensures personal poverty and gives ganks and griefers their daily loot haul. Professional haulers seek to deny pirates their loot while risking billions of ISK in collateral to make millions in reward. The small-volume high-risk courier contracts must flow.

Bellicose submitted by Darius Mirat:

My first cruiser back in 2006/2007 and my first Low-Sec Belt-Ratting experience. Silly me used a jammer to jam the rats when suddenly another player showed up. We were exchanging salvos back and forth and through pure luck the rat switched target and attacked him instead of my poorly outfitted ship. After a minute or two, his ship exploded although he wasn’t tackled and I had my first PVP experience and my first EVE-Shake. I think it was this encounter which kept me in the game. The thrill of real PVP.

Hyperion submitted by Fuyuki Kisaragi:

Many solar cycles ago, I had just undergone the capsuleer procedure and was exploring the vast galaxy of new opportunities that had been opened to me. I was heading back to a station after a mining op in my little Venture. Then something happened that would change me forever. As I exited warp, a massive signature suddenly appeared on my scanners. As the interference from the warp died down, I found myself before a massive Hyperion...I was awestruck. As it slowly glided from the station, something within me awakened. “One day, I too will be the proud pilot of such a colossus!” I thought to myself. And to this day, that passion continues to drive me as I write my legacy among the stars.

Revelation submitted by Chribba:

From the idea to prove that even a solo player could pilot and mine in one of the (at the time) biggest of warships in New Eden. During YC107 I set out on the mission to get a Revelation built. During November in Amarr VIII (Oris) - Emperor Family Academy, component by component, the ship started to take form until its completion. On November 27th YC107 at 04:38 the alarm was set and the skill ‘Amarr Dreadnought Lv1’ completed, seconds later, the Revelation was piloted for the first time. The ship officially turned into ‘The Veldnaught’ around 04:55 as its first Modulated Deep Core Miner II’s and accompanying Veldspar crystals were fitted. Thus completing my goal and making history.

Manticore submitted by Laxyr:

The Lai Dai Manticore, T2 variant of the Kestrel, was the very first ship in New Eden to spark my desire. The road to satisfying this desire tested a character trait which should turn out to be a necessity for Manticore pilots: patience. As a stealth bomber pilot, you need to remember that your ship is little more than a cloaked ammunition depot, as far as physics is concerned. A volatile system that requires only slight encouragement to severely and suddenly increase its entropy. Boldness and audacity, as desirable and necessary as they are for many tasks, are thus no virtues to the stealth bomber pilot. Instead, be patient, remain vigilant and control your temper.

Monthly Economic Report - October 2019 (13 days ago)

Greetings,

The Monthly Economic Report for October 2019 is now available for everyone!

You can download all of the raw data used in this report here. As always, you don't need a magnifying glass to read the graphs - simply click on each image to enlarge it :)

For discussion, please head over to the comments thread on the official forums.

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Invasion Tournament Series (19 days ago)

If you'd like to discuss this devblog, feel free to head on over to the feedback thread on the official forums!

UPDATE 01/11/2019: Rules and the sign up page for EVE London is now available.

UPDATE 23/10/2019: Ships & Fittings for EVE Vegas, along with the bracket and information about teams have been released.

Pilots,

The EVE Invasion World Tour is taking us to several locations around the globe this year and every event will feature a single elimination 2v2 tournament to find the most bloodthirsty PvPers each region has to offer.

Brave Capsuleers who decide to take on this challenge will be fighting for more than just the title, PLEX and bragging rights. Every winning team from all seven locations will be invited for a paid trip to CCP’s home in Reykjavik to showcase their prowess in battle and compete against each other at EVE Fanfest 2020!

For those of you who cannot directly participate in the competition, we have prepared a Prediction Bracket Challenge. This little contest will let everyone submit their predictions for a chance to win one of five prizes consisting of swag and codes for digital items in EVE Online.

We hope that the EVE Invasion Tournament Series will deliver a solid performance of sportsmanship, destruction and create unforgettable moments throughout the year for all participants and live stream viewers around the world.

To be clear, this series is not designed nor intended to replace or fill the gap made by the Alliance Tournament taking a break in 2019. Rest assured, CCP is committed to carrying on the tradition of yearly Alliance contests in the future that many players get to love.

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In the meantime, all members of the community who are looking to organize their own tournament are encouraged to reach out to EVE’s community team to discuss ways CCP can support your efforts. We have set aside internal resources to support selected player-organized competitions in 2019 by providing limited Thunderdome support and offering digital rewards to up the stakes whenever possible!

We’re looking forward to collaborating with you and will be evaluating all requests on a case-by-case basis. Please send an email to communityteam@ccpgames.com at least 90 days before the time you wish to host your event and please include dates, format, desired support as well as any other important information about your proposal.

This blog will function as a hub to store all the relevant information about the EVE Invasion Tournament Series like brackets, sign-ups, ruleset and links to forum discussions. Make sure to bookmark this page and keep a close eye on CCP channels for more details.

FORMAT


  • 2v2 single elimination tournament.
  • Best of One (Bo1) bracket with Best of Three (Bo3) Semis and Grand Finals.
  • 32/16 teams limit.
  • A selection of pre-determined ships and fittings that will be different each time and announce 48 hours before the tournament start.


TIMINGS


Invasion Tournament Series Blog Table




EVENTS


AMSTERDAM 23-24.03

  1. Ruleset
  2. Sign-ups
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread
  4. Bracket
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list
  6. Ships and Fittings


ST. PETERSBURG 04.05

  1. Ruleset (RU)
  2. Sign-ups
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread (RU)
  4. Bracket
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list
  6. Ships and fittings


SYDNEY 23-26.05

  1. Ruleset
  2. Sign-ups
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread
  4. Bracket
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list
  6. Ships and fittings


TORONTO 21-23.06

  1. Ruleset
  2. Sign-ups
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread
  4. Bracket
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list
  6. Ships and fittings


BERLIN 13-14.09

  1. Ruleset
  2. Sign-ups
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread
  4. Bracket
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list
  6. Ships and Fittings


LAS VEGAS 25-27.10

  1. Ruleset
  2. Sign-ups
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread
  4. Bracket
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list
  6. Ships and Fittings


LONDON 23.11

  1. Ruleset
  2. Sign-ups
  3. 'Find Your Wingman' forum thread
  4. Bracket (available 21/11/2019)
  5. List of teams, pilots and waiting list (available 21/11/2019)
  6. Ships and Fittings (available 21/11/2019)


Redesigning Audio in Hangars (30 days ago)

Greetings, Space Pilots,

Today we would like to share with you one of the cool projects the Audio Team at CCP has been working on behind the scenes. Same as with our other efforts to set EVE Online for a thriving third decade the Audio Team took a critical look at the current music and sounds that accompany pilots across the New Eden when docked in hangars and stations.

This area of the game has not been changed for quite a while now and the team really felt like it could use some improvements to achieve a more modern-sounding environment that can also be dynamically changed based on various external factors.

One of the goals was to create a different sonic signature based on factions, player stations, and Citadels. For example, we want Minimatar to use a foundry background feel that is mixed with loads of random and diverse low-tech sound emitters: big pipes adding low frequencies, welding at different distances and metal scraping to make the environment more alive and sounding overall metallic and rusty. To make it really unique, the team went on a field recording trip to a big steam factory in the UK where they recorded specific and unique sounding metal and machinery sounds



Some of the original background sound from the current EVE hangars have been kept, re-mastered, and mixed into this new environment to keep some of the original flavors. What’s really exciting is that we will be able to trigger different individual elements depending on how many capsuleers are docked in a station, to make the environment sound more or less busy.

To have something unique we ended up going quite deep in the process of re-designing those hangars. Currently, we are in the process of re-creating the acoustic rendering of those places with some custom recorded reverbs. The Caldari is using a custom-made tonal laboratory background sound, mixed with some high-tech sounding randomized audio emitters as well as object-specific sound emitters like the big lighted tube in the middle of the hangar which is sounding like the pulsing heart for this space.



The PA announcements in those videos are placeholders used to illustrate how they change the environment making it more alive and tangible. However, when the hangar re-design hits the live servers in the near future we are aiming to have unique lines for each New Eden factions.

Starting today for the next couple of weeks we are accepting suggestions for faction-specific lines that will be later reviewed, recorded and added into the game! Before you head over to the dedicated thread on official EVE Online forums to share your ideas, please familiarize yourself with these simple criteria:

  • You can suggest as many lines as you can
  • Lines should not be longer than a couple of sentences
  • Lines must be specific to only one faction
  • Lines should be kept within the lore of EVE Online
  • Lines must be in English

Capsuleers, we need your announcements! Contribute to shaping the servicing infrastructure of space.

EVE Invasion World Tour: Round Seven - EVE Vegas 2019! (36 days ago)

If you'd like to discuss this dev blog, you can do so over in the comments thread on the official forums!

Hello Glorious Capsuleers!

Once again, it’s October. This can only mean one thing. CCP are gearing up to head back to the good old US of A for EVE Vegas 2019!

With less than two weeks until EVE Vegas kicks off, we’re putting the final touches on the presentation schedule, the additional activities, the kick ass party that’ll be happening at OMNIA on Saturday night and a whole host of other madness for the weekend.

We’ve got a brand-new venue this year – The Flamingo Hotel & Casino, and an amazing line up of presentations from both players and developers, roundtables, the silent auction, the legendary Saturday night party that’s also hosted in an entirely new venue this year and some crazy axe throwing that proved to be pretty popular at EVE North earlier in the year!

Tickets are still selling strong and it’s looking like EVE Vegas is going to be massive again this year, firmly taking the crown of the largest EVE Online gathering of 2019. We’ve still got a few tickets left at this stage, so if you haven’t already picked up your EVE Vegas 2019 Access Pass, then now is the time to do so – we anticipate that we’ll be sold out well before the event kicks off on October 25th.

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Checking In At EVE Vegas 2019

You’ll be able to check in early and collect your EVE Vegas 2019 Access Pass, as well as tickets and wristbands for additional events that you’re attending from 14:00 on Thursday, October 24th the day before EVE Vegas 2019 kicks off.

Our incredible team of volunteers let by Greygal will be on hand to make sure you have everything you need and that you’re checked in as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Check in will continue throughout each day of the event during program hours for those who arrive a little later.

Check out the map below for details on where registration will be taking place – right at the registration desks in The Flamingo’s corporate convention center – the area highlighted in orange.

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The Flamingo!

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Above is a map of the whole of The Flamingo’s corporate convention center so that you can get your bearings, but as the image below shows, there’s only part of it you’ll need to navigate for EVE Vegas 2019!

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We’ll be using the following rooms over the course of the weekend, which will be fully signposted so that attendees know where everything is!

  • Vista

This will be the main presentation room where we’ll be hosting the Opening and closing ceremonies, the EVE Keynote and a selection of both developer and player presentations.

  • Scenic

This room will play host to the Las Vegas leg of the Invasion Tournament Series, with ample space for those who’d like to watch the carnage!

  • Twilight

Twilight will not contain sparkly vampires. It will be host to the EVE Store over the course of the weekend, along with a large hangout area and secondary viewing area for the EVE Vegas Live Stream for those who want to chill and watch presentations from there.

  • Reno 1

Over the course of the weekend, EVE Vegas attendees will get the chance to try out the latest build of EVE Echoes in this room.

  • Reno 2

This will be the primary roundtable room for the duration of the weekend, hosting all our developer roundtables over the course of EVE Vegas.

  • Laughlin 2

Laughlin 2 will be our secondary presentation room, where we’ll have several player and developer presentations during of the weekend!

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The Schedule

The schedule will be packed with both player and developer content this year but has been laid oud in a simple format that’s easy to follow. For the first time at EVE Vegas, there’ll be two presentation rooms this year!

You can find the digital schedule over at evevegas2019.sched.com – but here’s a few highlights!

Please be aware that the schedule is of course subject to change!

EVE Vegas 2019 will kick off with the opening ceremony – Welcome To EVE Vegas – at 15:00 PDT / 22:00 UTC

After great success last year, we’ll be starting the program at 11:00 PDT / 17:00 UTC each day to allow pilots who’ve taken full advantage of the crazy Vegas nightlife to hydrate, clone jump if they need to, and prepare themselves for the day ahead.

Here’s a brief rundown of some of the player and developer presentations that’ll be occurring, which will of course be supplemented by roundtables over the course of the weekend.

(All times are PDT / UTC)

Day One – October 25th

  • 15:00 / 22:00 – Welcome To EVE Vegas
  • 16:00 / 23:00 – EVE Online Keynote (CCP Burger)

Day Two – October 26th

  • 11:00 / 18:00 – EVE Core - Gameplay Update (CCP Rise)
  • 12:00 / 19:00 – The EVE Variety Hour! (CCP Paradox & CCP Wonderboy)
  • 13:00 / 20:00 – Too Many FCs (Johnny Splunk)
  • 14:00 / 21:00 – Bigger Than Thera: Imaging M87's Supermassive Black Hole (Ansla En Thielles)
  • 15:00 / 22:00 – DirectX 12 – Past, Present & Future (CCP Filipp)
  • 15:00 / 22:00 – Return To The Moon (Max Singularity)
  • 16:00 / 23:00 – The Glorious CCP AMA – EVE Vegas Edition

Day Three – October 27th

  • 11:00 / 18:00 – Data & Botting (CCP Larrikin)
  • 12:00 / 18:00 – The EVE Friendship Machine (CCP Ghost)
  • 14:00 / 21:00 – Art Of EVE (CCP Myrkur & CCP BlueScreen)
  • 14:00 / 21:00 – How To Lead Without Being A CEO (Dunk Dinkle)
  • 15:00 / 22:00 – Mildly Interesting Things & Such (CCP Convict)
  • 16:00 / 23:00 – Closing Ceremony

Please be aware that the line-up is of course subject to change, so be sure to keep up to date by checking the digital schedule.

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Streaming!

All the major events, announcements and information from EVE Vegas 2019 will be streamed live on the CCP Twitch Channel for free, so if you can’t attend, you won’t miss out!

All content from the main presentation room will be live streamed over the course of the weekend, while presentations from the secondary presentation room will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube as part of the EVE Vegas 2019 playlist once the event concludes!

Assisting us with the livestream this year we’ll have BjornBee, who’ll be co-hosting with CCP Antiquarian over the course of the weekend.

We’ll also have the Streamfleet crew working as hard as ever behind the scenes to make sure that the stream runs smoothly – if you see this crew when you’re in Vegas, give them a huge hug – they’ve been working hard all year to bring streaming content to the wider community outside World Tour events!

Keep your eyes on the news and the CCP Twitch channel for more details in the coming days that will include the full streaming schedule. Be sure to follow us on twitter and facebook for more updates over the course of the EVE Vegas weekend!

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Additional Activities!

Over the course of the EVE Vegas weekend we’ll have a few extra activities outside the presentation schedule itself.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’ll be going on!

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Axe Throwing – Thursday October 24th – 19:30

We had an amazing time at BATL Axe Throwing in Toronto during EVE North, so we’re bringing a new tradition (sort of!) to EVE Vegas too!

We’ll be heading to Axe Monkeys Las Vegas to throw some sharp pointy metal at walls. This will include hatchets, axes and even ninja stars, so if you want to get your Shinobi on and see how good you are at throwing sharp things around, be sure to head on over to Eventbrite and pick up your tickets for this awesome additional event!

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Pub Crawl – Friday October 25th – 19:00

A couple of years back we experienced an amazing pub crawl – away from the strip over in the old heart of Las Vegas.

The Friday night Pub Crawl has been an indispensable part of the EVE Vegas conference for years. Many memorable stories have been created in and out of bars in different parts of Las Vegas, and the event has proven to be a great night for developers and players to kick things off and socialize over a drink, two drinks, many drinks...

Buses will transport participants to and from Flamingo, with each attendee getting specially-designed poker chips to use as payment at the venues.

Each Pub Crawl group will be hosted by a designated EVE Online developer, with sign-up for each group opening at the EVE Vegas registration desk on Friday at 2pm.

You can grab your tickets to the Pub Crawl over on the EVE Vegas Eventbrite page too!

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Saturday Night Party!

This year we’re moving the Saturday night EVE Vegas party across the strip to the incredible OMNIA nightclub at Caesar’s Palace.

We’ll be hosting in both the Heart of OMNIA and out on the roof terrace that overlooks the strip too, with an open bar for all EVE Vegas attendees.

The party kicks off at 19:30 and of course, we’ll have an exclusive Permaband performance as part of the evening!

Attendees should be aware that this year, there will be a dress code for the whole evening.

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You can find more information on the OMNIA dress code over on their website, as pictured above.

They’ve also provided us with a definition of the dress code too:

  • No Sneakers, Tennis Shoes, Work Boots or Sandals (Male)
  • regardless of Brand Name or Value
  • No Athletic Wear
  • No Shorts
  • No Hats (Male)

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Charity Ventures

As a part of EVE Vegas, each year we host several charity initiatives to raise funds for a worthy cause.

This year, we’ll once again be looking to donate proceeds that are raised during EVE Vegas 2019 to AbleGamers.

Character Avatar Buttons!

This year our amazing EVE Vegas volunteers will be manning the button factory to provide attendees with badges custom-printed with their in-game avatars! At EVE Vegas 2018 the community raised $5,562 just with the buttons alone – our amazing volunteers are hoping we beat that record this year!

CONCORD Pilot Licenses!

For the first time ever, the EVE Vegas Volunteers will be custom printing your very own CONCORD Pilots License on demand!

These plastic ID-style cards have been issued by the CONCORD Assembly and will let it be known to all other residents of New Eden that you are, indeed, a capsuleer!
Both the avatar buttons and pilots’ licenses will be available starting Thursday afternoon through mid-day Sunday at the registration desk area. All you need to do is donate to Able Gamers in any amount to get yours!

(Thanks to Rixx Javix for designing these!)

Silent Auction

In addition to the buttons and pilots’ licenses, our fabulous volunteers will be hosting a silent auction over the course of EVE Vegas. There will be a variety of EVE collectible items, 3D printed ship models, player-created art work, and more.
If you'd like to donate something to the silent auction, just bring it by the EVE Vegas registration area from Thursday afternoon through early Saturday morning, and we'll add it to the auction!

Call For Swag!

Want to promote your EVE corporation, alliance or other EVE-related service? Stickers, coasters, cards, postcards, pins, balls, whatever!

Bring them to one of the volunteers by 6pm Wednesday, October 23rd and they’ll include it into the EVE Vegas Welcome loot bags! You'll find our volunteers in the event area at the Flamingo.

They'll be stuffing between 1,000 – 1,200 welcome bags!

You can bring as much or as little swag as you want to put in the bags - if it's less than 1,000 – 1,200, your swag will be put into random bags.

If you won't be there by Wednesday 6pm, contact Greygal on the EVE Vegas Volunteers discord to plan to mail your swag in advance, or you can drop it off at any time and the volunteers will put your swag on the registration tables to hand out as people check in.

Of course, you can always hand out your swag personally throughout the weekend!

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The EVE Store!

As always at EVE Vegas, we'll see the EVE Store present throughout the event so that pilots from across the globe can pick up swag at great prices.

From t-shirts to hoodies, glasses and all manner of spaceship related paraphernalia, there's something for everyone!

Come along and check it out during the event to score great deals on spaceship swag!

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EVE Vegas Milestones!

While we’re always looking toward the future at EVE Vegas, we also want to celebrate the past – including milestones and achievements of members of the community!

Weddings? 100th birthdays? 70th wedding anniversaries? Other crazy milestones in your real life or EVE life?

Shoot the Community Team an email on communityteam@ccpgames.com if you’d like to share with us!

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The CCP Art Corner!

After it proved popular at many other events and at EVE Vegas last year, we’ll also have a dedicated EVE art corner that pilots can drop in and be part of.

CCP Myrkur and CCP BlueScreen will be looking over some of the art assets in EVE Online and showing off some effects, graphics and fun stuff, so come on down and check it out to look behind the scenes of art creation in EVE Online!

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EVE Vegas 2019 is getting closer and as we finish up squaring away the last of the event organization, excitement is building here at CCP.

We’re super excited to be shipping out to the USA soon for three days of awesome spaceship fun.

If you don’t already have your tickets, then you can pick them up at vegas.eveonline.com.

You can also read more about EVE Vegas 2019 over on the EVE Vegas website, including more about all the additional activities and a full list of developers who’ll be attending this year.

We’ll see you all there, or we’ll see you in twitch chat!

@CCP_Falcon

On Behalf Of The EVE Vegas Team


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