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It's time for more EVE Online serious business courtesy of the meeting minutes from the most recent Council of Stellar Management sit-down. The CSM is CCP's stab at a representative democracy, as EVE players vote for their brethren to sit on the council and said brethren parley with EVE's develo...

August 2nd 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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EVE Online's Alliance Tournament X is just around the corner. In anticipation of the kickoff, the game's official blog has been updated with some more information about the tournament. The blog has a lengthy schedule laid out that covers everything from the qualifying rounds beginning on the 30...

June 1st 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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EVE Online's CSM 7 took office earlier this month on April 4th, and the Council of Stellar Management is now officially in business. Today, the members of the CSM have released a letter outlining their plans and philosophies for the future. They first take the opportunity to announce their CSM...

April 27th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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EVE Online's seventh Council of Stellar Management elections have come to a close, and moments ago at the EVE Online Fanfest, the results were announced to Fanfest attendees and players watching the livestream from home. Although the CSM was originally put together as a way for players to submit...

March 24th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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EVE Online is unique among MMOs, and nowhere is this more evident than in the political struggles that take place every day in New Eden. Just this weekend, I spent long hours negotiating the surrender of a friend's wormhole starbase with an Elysian Empire diplomat, only to have his CEO overrule t...

March 11th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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If EVE Online's website were a teenage girl in a movie -- and we're not for a moment suggesting that it's not -- today is the day she'd go through one of those peppy makeover montages and ultimately reveal the beauty that was there all along (just in hiding -- stupid glasses). The new design is u...

February 7th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Following the summer drama that came to be known as monoclegate, the past six months have been challenging for EVE Online's players and developers alike. When players learned that cash-shop clothing was priced higher than its real-life equivalent, the quirky story of the $80 monocle swept across...

January 8th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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EVE Online's Council of Stellar Management started as an idea with good intentions, as a way to bring the players' ideas and wishes to the development staff. But the scandals surrounding EVE's CSM seem to undermine its potential for constructive feedback. Few gamers seem to believe that the Counc...

October 3rd 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Over the last few months, the phrase "Flying in Space" has been increasingly used by both EVE Online's developers and its players to describe features other than those of Incarna. It seems like a redundant phrase as all of EVE's gameplay currently takes place in space, but the distinction has bec...

September 11th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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There's no drama like internet spaceship drama, and the boohoos stemming from last summer's EVE Online Incarna expansion -- and the associated monoclegate controversy -- continue to make waves. CCP has finally gotten around to releasing the minutes from the "emergency" Council of Stellar Manage...

September 9th 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments