A Universe of Change
Freeport mode mechanics have gone live, all sovereignty structures are now impacted by Entosis Links, and vulnerability windows are now in effect.
We've done some fine tuning to several ships and added a few new modules to mix things up a bit. Ishtar, Tempest and Battleship pilots will find some interesting changes in Aegis.
Two new modules, Missile Guidance Computer and Missile Guidance Enhancers, expand your options in setting up the perfect missile ship. Heavy missile users will also notice an improvement to damage, and a slight reduction to torpedo volume.
We dialed the Ishtar back just enough to bring it in line with other ships of its class, while still maintaining its place as a great drone boat. Drone Damage Amplifiers now do slightly less amplifying, and adjustments were made to the slot layout and some speed stats.
Keeping it simple on the Battleship front, the current balance pass bumps the Minmatar Tempest's rate of fire bonus from 5% to 7.5%.
Shield yourself in the melodic tones of the Aegis theme song, available at https://soundcloud.com/ccpgames, EVE Online's growing music archive.
The Gallente Federation Navy round out the new collection of Tech 3 tactical destroyers with the Hecate, a sleek and deadly vessel with multiple battle modes.
Lai Dai's famed Tech II variant of the Caldari Caracal has be reimagined with a unique hull design. The upgrade also allows the ship to take advantage of the latest shader and texture updates.
The last of the mission structures and objects have their effects and textures enhanced with the latest round of visual updates.
Player feedback has played a big role in the latest round of updates to the new overview and bracket icons. Changes in this pass include:
Show off where your allegiance lies. Four influential factions have brought their colors to market for their followers and fans among the capsuleers.
Four weeks of new SKINs have been scheduled for deployment. Check the New Eden Store every Tuesday to see what's new.
In this next set of major changes to the Sovereignty system, the Entosis link expands to all sovereign structures; vulnerability windows take effect; and constellation-wide capture events and Freeport mode mechanics become active.
The venerable Dominix has seen combat since the Gallente-Caldari War. The time for the iconic look of this historic battleship to evolve has come, and the Gallente have spared no expense in updating the appearance of this glorious warhorse.
Built upon the Dominix hull, the Sin has long been Gallente's entry in the field of battleship Black Ops. With its predecessor's redesign comes one of its own, including rumors of a complete hull overhaul in the near future.
Your camera has always been quick to get you to the next target once the current one is destroyed, but there are times you want to relish the moment. The camera now stays on structures and ships when they explode, granting the victor those precious seconds of satisfaction.
The latest release theme song and many other popular tracks from EVE Online are available on Soundcloud.
A single pilot warping the entire fleet to personal locations, such as probe results, has been removed to make fleet travel and strategy more engaging. Expect to see new tactics emerge as scouts become more important than ever.