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When EVE Online was created, one of its core design philosophies was the idea of risk vs. reward -- that higher-value activities should expose the player to greater risk of loss. This rule naturally follows from how the world of business and competition works in real life, and I think it will alway...

December 8th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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For years I've been writing that EVE Online needs more deployable sandbox structures that any player can use, so I was naturally pretty excited to hear that this was to be one of the key features of the Rubicon expansion. The Mobile Depot sounded like a great freeform sandbox tool when it was annou...

November 24th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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It looks to be a good fall if you love MMO expansions, as they're all over the place. EVE Online fans have Rubicon, Lord of the Rings Online adventurers hope to dive into Helm's Deep, EverQuest II Ratongas are chewing up Tears of Veeshan, and the EverQuest faithful have Call of the Forsaken to conq...

November 20th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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With the launch of Rubicon today, New Eden's space will start getting just a little more crowded as EVE Online pilots start deploying personal structures in their quest for wealth and power. There's little doubt that said space will also be littered with plenty of blasted ship debris, perhaps even...

November 19th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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EVE Online's 20th expansion, Rubicon, goes live on November 19th. Rubicon brings many changes to EVE including mobile structures, new faction ships, controllable customs offices, and a completely overhauled warping system. And of course, Rubicon includes adjustments big and small to a wide variety...

November 18th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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EVE Online's Rubicon expansion goes live in just two days on Tuesday, November 19th, introducing four brand-new personal deployable structures and revamping PvP across the board with a seemingly innocuous warp acceleration fix. The expansion represents the first step in new Senior Producer Andie No...

November 17th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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"THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES." With this line, the EVE Online: Rubicon trailer drops its mike and leaves the YouTube, perhaps to grab a snack in the green room. For everyone else, there's the option of rewatching the official trailer a few hundred more times until the expansion launches on November...

November 14th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Are you excited for the upcoming EVE Online: Rubicon? CCP aims to charge you up even more by showing off some of the best tidbits of the expansion in an upcoming livestream. CCP Guard and CCP Seagull will talk EVE Online's second decade, while CCP Fozzie and CCP Rise will discuss the upcoming ship...

November 12th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The folks over at CCP today previewed one of the smaller EVE Online changes set to debut with November 19th's Rubicon expansion: a prettier and easier-to-use character selection screen. As is CCP's custom, the reveal is accompanied by an in-depth dev blog that discusses every change in granular det...

November 11th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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PvE in most MMOs revolves around killing hordes of NPCs for currency, XP, tokens, or loot, and EVE Online is no exception. Players can hunt for rare pirate ships in nullsec asteroid belts, farm Sansha incursions for ISK and loyalty points, or team up against Sleeper ships in dangerous wormhole spac...

November 10th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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For virtual pilots looking forward to Rubicon, the EVE Online expansion -- with its new ships, deployable structures, certification revamp, and more -- can't get here soon enough. But even though players have to wait until November 19th to get in and experience Rubicon for themselves, they can take...

November 7th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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New ships in EVE Online are kind of a big deal. A new ship isn't just a set of equipment slots, it can represent a whole different way of playing the game. The two newest ships being introduced with the game's next expansion are meant to do precisely that, providing players with a new level of secu...

November 5th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments