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March Release
Mar 20th

The Hunt Tuesday, March 20, 2018

From March 20th through to April 3rd, capsuleers will be able to enjoy the latest event in New Eden.

The Hunt begins as pilots across the cluster are tasked with finding Guristas installations scattered throughout New Eden and putting an end to their illegal cloning research.

Collect derelict capsules before they’re stolen by Guristas forces and turn them in for rewards, as well as collecting agency points by completing various challenges for rewards that include Cerebral Accelerators, a new module, Boosters and event exclusive SKINs.

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Jump Fatigue Iteration Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Jump Fatigue will see some significant changes in this release, including a 95% reduction in the cap on fatigue accumulation, ensuring that capsuleers are free to move around more freely and engage in combat further afield.

A reduction in the Jump Fatigue Timer takes the maximum possible fatigue accumulation from 4 days to 5 hours, and also results in a Jump Activation Cooldown now taking the maximum possible cooldown from 9.6 hours to 30 minutes.

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Sovereignty Capture Shakeup Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The March release will also include a set of tweaks to the Entosis Link module and to Sovereignty capture events. The primary goals of these changes are to shake up the sovereignty combat metagame and give pilots new gameplay options to optimize and master.

With increased score gains for node capture, as well as a reduction in the number of starting nodes, and an increase in random spawning, capsuleers will encounter a more streamlined experience. In addition to this, changes to the Entosis Link will provide for more varied gameplay and more tactical options when engaging in Sovereignty capture.

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More Balance Iteration! Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Pilots across the cluster will benefit from balance changes to several hulls with this release that are aimed at keeping the combat meta in New Eden fresh and engaging. Increases in lock range and cargo capacity for battleships as well as the ability for Attack Battlecruisers to fit Medium Micro Jump Drives are coming, as well as a number of tweaks to several Battlecruisers and Heavy Assault Ships.

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The Monitor Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Monitor is the first ship in a new group called “Flag Cruisers”. It will be completely focused on survivability at the expense of all other attributes, intended for pilots who absolutely need to be able to survive uncloaked in a battle. It has no cargo bay, weapons, or drones, and focuses on staying power to allow fleet commanders and other important pilots in a major engagement to stay on the field longer.

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Little Things! Tuesday, March 20, 2018

As part of the continuous work to provide solid quality of life changes and iterations, this release will see a host of small changes aimed at making the life of a capsuleer more convenient. From color coded fleet watchlists to the inclusion of ship types in broadcasts for remote repair, as well as more filters in module comparison and additional tooltips, there’s something in the March release for every pilot!

New Chat Backend Tuesday, March 20, 2018

With this release, capsuleers will be able to enjoy the introduction of a new XMPP based chat back end that’s coming to New Eden.

While the appearance of the chat system won’t change for now, the underlying technology behind it is undergoing a radical upgrade to improve server performance and to provide more flexibility for future development.

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Retirement of EVE Voice Tuesday, March 20, 2018

As we look more and more toward the future and prepare for the journey toward the third decade, the retirement of EVE Voice with the March Release opens new potential for the EVE Online client and allows for further performance improvement work and futureproofing of New Eden, making the world a better place for every capsuleer!

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