Christmas is coming!

As happens every year in EVE Online, Christmas will be celebrated with gifts from CCP (Thanks CCP!) and many, many, many snowballs.  This year, CCP Falcon has confirmed that the festivities will begin on 18th December.  I’m curious as to what they will release this year.  In past years, limited edition items have been released which results in some pretty spectacular market craziness.  Hopefully this year they will have something spectacular.  Either way, I’ll see you on the 4-4 undock for snowballs and fireworks.

Oh, if you missed the o7 show by the way, it’s now available on YouTube for you to watch at your leisure.

Update: Christmas presents were released, which included 20 days of dual characters training!  My alts thank you CCP!  It did also make me realise though that I hate the drag and drop redeeming system in the launcher.  Since it also came with all the usual random items chronicling historic evens in EVE, it took far to many drags and drops to get it all.  Bring back the redeem all!

CCP Greyscale Leaves CCP

According to an article on themittai.com, CCP Greyscale has left CCP.  Strangely there’s be no CCP announcement of the news yet, but according to TMC, another CCP developer has confirm this is the case.  This comes as quite a surprise, and is quite unfortunate.  It’s Greyscale’s team which has been working on he recent null sec rebalance, of which the jump changes were the first step.  While yes, his team will be quite capable of continuing without him, it’s still quite a blow to lose a dev with as much knowledge and drive as CCP Greyscale.  I’ll post an update if and when we receive more information.

“This is EVE” Trailer Competition

If you’ve not yet seen it, CCP have recently released their “This is EVE” trailer, which is their best one yet.  It uses recordings of players voice comms to give the viewer a taste of what it’s like to actually be playing the game rather than a standard theatrical trailer.  The video can be seen below.

Alongside this, CCP are now running a competition for players to submit their own “This is EVE” style videos.  Submissions need to be in by February 2015, and the prizes include large volumes of PLEX, Second Decade collectors editions and subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud.  Full details can be found in the dev blog here, and in the forum posts linked at the bottom of the dev blog.