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Mar 24th

Rebalancing the Ishtar Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sentry drone bonuses on the popular Gallente heavy assault cruiser have been dialed back to 5% for both hitpoints and damage. Combined with tweaks to Bouncer Sentry Drones, damage and survivability of the Ishtar is now more in line with other ships, allowing for greater diversity in the field.

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Rail Guns: Revisiting Medium Weapons Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Rate of Fire of all medium rail guns has been reduced by 7.5%, evening the damage output across rails, beams, artillery and heavy missiles. Expect to see more diverse weaponry in future cruiser fleets.

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Install Faster with Download-on-Demand Tuesday, March 24, 2015

No more waiting for gigs of content to download before you can start playing a new install of EVE Online on Windows. Download-on-Demand  (DoD) has you up and running in minutes, with additional assets downloaded as the client needs them. Coming for Mac later this year.

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CSPA Charges Set to 0 ISK for New Pilots Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Under the CONCORD Spam Protection Act (CSPA), unknown pilots sending you EVEmail are required to pay a CSPA charge to do so.  New pilots will now find their default charge is at 0 ISK, making it easier for recruiters and new acquaintances to contact  them. You may enable CSPA Charges and set the charge amount in the Communications Settings panel.

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3D Starmap Beta: Bigger and Better Beta Opt-In Tuesday, March 24, 2015

If you haven't tried the new star map yet, now is a great time to take it for a test drive.

  • Floating, dockable, resizable window
  • Greater readability, improved visuals
  • Region and Constellation level grouping
  • NEW Probe scanning via 3D Starmap

A checkbox for the 3D Starmap is under Experimental Features on your General Settings tab of the escape (ESC) menu. Once enabled, a second map icon will appear in your Neocom. Turn it on and try it out!

CREST API: Yearly Character Stats Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Your every action in EVE Online makes a difference and the client keeps track of it all. For the first time ever, yearly statistics for your personal character will be available, and you're going to be amazed at how much is there!

New Drifter and Seeker Activity Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Drifter forces emerging from wormholes are increasing their activity, salvaging Jove Observatory towers and podding capsuleers for reasons still unclear to Empire scientists.