Among various features coming over the next few months, CCP devs will be shifting focus on a recently very hot topic - game balance.

The first step will be making two new development teams dedicated exclusively to ships and modules. By doing this, CCP hopes to leverage balancing work to a more focused number of developers that will be strictly working on a given task, rather than having multiple teams working on multiple various parts of the game. You can check the detailed plan in the video below.

Strategic Cruiser Rebalance

The highly anticipated revamp of Strategic Cruisers has arrived! With the invaluable help of a focus group of EVE community members the Strategic Cruiser class has been rebalanced to emphasize their customizability and unique modular design.

Each of the Tech 3 subsystems have been adjusted or merged to ensure that all three hundred and twenty four possible combinations serve as valuable options for Strategic Cruiser pilots. New dedicated subsystem bays and removable rigs allow Strategic Cruisers to fulfil the promise of a ship that can be rebuilt and customized to meet the evolving needs of its owner.

Liberation Day - Firewall Breach SKIN

For the Matari, July 11 is a day of celebration that marks the end of the rebellion against the Amarr Empire, the severing of the shackles that held trillions of Minmatar in bondage for countless generations, and the founding of the Minmatar Republic.

To celebrate Liberation Day in YC119, capsuleers can enjoy the new “Firewall Breach” SKIN, which will be available for some of the most popular Minmatar hulls to mark the occasion.

Firewall breach SKIN

Battlestation Renovation

As part of the continued process of keeping New Eden looking as beautiful as possible, capsuleers will be able to enjoy a visual overhaul of mission battlestations for all races and factions.

These huge structures appear in many missions and deadspace areas, and will receive a texture, shader and detail treatment that will bring them in line with the other structures in New Eden.

Rupture Redesign

With the July release, new shaders, textures and geometry, ensure that capsuleers can enjoy an all new rupture that still maintains iconic lines of the original.

For an in depth look at how the new Rupture was put together, check out the previous post.

Welcome to The Agency

A new organization unaffiliated with the Empires of New Eden has emerged, with the intention of capitalizing on the resourcefulness and tenacity of capsuleers.

From July 18th, pilots will be able to benefit from daily missions and rewards for two weeks, as part of a new breed of events in New Eden.

SKINs For Strategic Cruisers

SKINs for Tech III cruisers are now here, and one of the first for the Tengu will form part of the rewards system for the "Welcome to The Agency" event.

With modular hulls now supporting Super Kerr-Induced Nanocoatings, the world of New Eden just got a little more colorful and exciting for those who fly Tech III, and many more options will become available in the New Eden Store soon!

Battlestation renovation

Alliance Tournament XV

Once again, the time has come for alliances across the cluster to lock horns in the largest and most destructive four weekends of the year, as the Alliance Tournament returns in its fifteenth incarnation.

The Independent Gaming Commission is offering substantial Serpentis themed prize vessels and SKINs to the victors this year, as the most anticipated Alliance Brawl of the calendar returns.

Alliance Tournament XV will take place over the following weekends:

  • 29-30 July – Broadcast by EVE NT
  • 5-6 August – Broadcast by EVE NT
  • 12-13 August – Broadcast by CCP
  • 19-20 August – Broadcast by CCP