Eve Online Newsletter #18 have been published recently by CCP. Information about the upcoming 1.1 Trinity Patch and the 5th Alliance Tournament are some of the headlines.
Patch 1.1: Better Stronger Faster
The EVE Universe quaked with the release of EVE Online: Trinity. Now, behold the might of Trinity Patch 1.1. The Amarr Empire has long boasted about its powerful ships and a fervent willingness to destroy all that opposes them. Finally, the Omen, Zealot and Apocalypse class ships are getting a boost to reflect that devastating potential. However, the ship improvements don't end here. In order to satisfy your lust for carnage, modifications have also come for the Eagle, Moa, Raptor and Ferox class vessels. Head to our download page and get the client of your choice.
EVE Voice gets a few vital improvements including Channel Prioritization, which allows fleet commanders priority when speaking to their fleet. The days of muffled voices drowning out each other while vital disseminated information is missed are over. When your commander speaks, all other voices are muted as to not miss anything important.
Waging war in deep space is dangerous enough without logistical hurdles getting in the way. Trinity Patch 1.1 will remove the need for direct fleet invites by offering an "open fleet" option. Pilots will be able to join open fleets within their alliance or corporation at the push of a button.
It's no secret that capital gain is king in EVE. While the market is second to none, it can understandably be a bit daunting to navigate at times. That's why a number of fixes to help with functionality and layout have been included in the Trinity 1.1 patch. Some of the new market settings address filtering for system security, filtering items that you have the prerequisite skills for and filtering items that you can currently fit to your active ship. These settings are sure to assist every pilot's learning curve when it comes to EVE economics and finding the right gear.
5th Alliance Tournament: "We Who Are About to Die Salute You!"
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Greetings fellow pilots
Once again the bravest capsuleers have been called to battle for fame, honor and fortune. The 5th Alliance Tournament is upon us. This legendary event is sure to set ablaze the gloom of space with the explosive glory of combat. The tournament is scheduled to take place over the first two weekends of March 2008. February 29th to March 2nd and March 7th to March 9th.
Coverage of this spectacular display of bravery and skill will be streamed live and free of charge.