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Q&A with Ian Chisholm of Clear Skies

by on 2011.06.27, under Meta, News, RP

EVE University is proud to host a Question and Answers session with Ian Chisholm, the creator of Clear Skies and the man behind Captain John Rourke.

John Rourke, Captain of Clear Skies

Ian Chisholm is most prominently known in the EVE community as being the creator of the (to date) three Clear Skies short films – a machinima series based in the EVE Universe starring John Rourke and his crew.

The event will be held on Monday, 27th June 2011, at 19:00 UTC on the EVE University Mumble server. All Alumni and current students are cordially invited to attend and show your support for the series, and to pose any burning questions you may have for Mr. Chisholm.

For further details, see here.

Information on Clear Skies can be found here.

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EVE University Reaches 2000 Active Members

by on 2011.06.20, under Meta, News

A truly momentous occasion, we spoke to EVE University CEO Kelduum Revaan about this exciting event. “We had hovered around 1600 a couple of times in the past, but the membership only includes people active in the last month now, and so we are excited to see where this will go. There is a great deal of work needed to run a corporation of this size, and it couldn’t be done without the Directors, Managers and Staff, so well done everyone.”

Kelduum expressed excitement about coming changes in the University, including the much anticipated revision to the Ivy League Navy. “I’m looking forward to seeing the results of the changes to the ILN, which should allow it to scale along with the University.”

Many changes are already underway, including much needed expansions to some of the reimbursement programs – which while may not be much for the experienced player, can offer to be a veritable lifeline for the new one.

Kelduum was confident about the University’s growth, despite growing concerns of recruitment problems caused by the new, intended Incarna interface. “Assuming we can keep the recruiting numbers up, we should be able to challenge both Dreddit and GoonWaffe for their titles as the largest single corporations in EVE,” he said with a wry smile.

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DUST University Launched Following E3

by on 2011.06.09, under Meta, News

Following the pivotal announcement at E3 2011 by CCP CEO Hilmar Pétursson slating the much anticipated DUST 514 for an exclusive PlayStation 3 release in the summer of 2012, we have a tantalizing announcement of our own. With much excitement, EVE University CEO Kelduum Revaan announced today the formal launch of the DUST University website; www.dustuniversity.org. more…

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EVE University Professor Releases Tutorial Videos

by on 2011.05.29, under Meta, News

ALDRAT, Metropolis – EVE Online can be highly intimidating for new pilots. Mastering even the basics to survive in New Eden is a daunting challenge. To make this easier for capsuleers, Seamus Donohue and EVE University have released a series of tutorial videos which guide new pilots through character creation through the introductory career mission tracks.

This 46-part series, encompassing over seven hours of content, can be found at http://tinyurl.com/SurviveEVE, or by searching for “How to Survive EVE Online” on YouTube. Each video runs from 6 to 14 minutes in length.

“I like explaining things,” said Seamus Donohue, “so when I saw ‘How to Survive Minecraft’ by ‘paulsoaresjr’ on YouTube, I decided it would be a good idea to create a similar series for EVE Online. In my case, I had watched the entire Minecraft series before actually buying Minecraft.” more…

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EVE University Test Flight in EON Magazine

by on 2011.05.24, under Meta, News

EVE University staff had the distinct pleasure of featuring in the latest issue of EON Magazine, the official print publication to accompany the EVE Online experience.

EON Magazine

EON Magazine

The feature piece in question, Test Flight, focuses on fittings and uses for the many combat ships in the EVE Universe. Why would this be a resourceful asset you ask? Well, put simply, there are tens of thousands of fitting combinations that are useable. Thousands are used daily, and a handful are known as ‘cookie cutter’ fits – basically the best fits to get the job done.

It is the prevalence of cookie cutters that has led to casual name dropping of specific ships as ‘best use’. For examples, Rifters are frequently known as the best PVP tech 1 frigate in the game. Omens are known as a particularly difficult cruiser to fit and fly effectively. Hurricanes are known as particularly fast battlecruisers. The list goes on. However, that is not to say that the other variations out there aren’t good if fit right.

EVE University staff were initially approached to offer fits they felt would be useful to the community, with particular focus on the newer player, but not shunning the old one. And that is what we hoped to deliver, offering a wide variety of fittings (spread 1, spread 2) that new and young pilots alike can enjoy (EVE University CEO Kelduum Revaan was even kind enough to offer a tanked Hulk fit, for those who want to offer a surprising bite to would-be suicide gankers).

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The Life of a SpyMaster: Speaking with Akay Quinn

by on 2011.05.09, under Meta, News

Intel and subterfuge are two interesting components to EVE Online. Not only does the concept provide tangible and manifest benefits within the game, but it plays a very strong meta-game position as well (that being, effects going beyond the realm of the game).

Few networks have become as proficient at the art of intelligence gathering as the dreaded Goonswarm Intelligence Agency (or GIA for short), who have been accredited with some of the most intriguing intelligence leaks and corporate upsets in the history of EVE.

We have today the privilege of speaking to Akay Quinn, current chief of GIA, filling the position that The Mittani once held.

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EVE University Updates Rules of Engagement

by on 2011.04.16, under News

In a surprising and welcome announcement, EVE University CEO Kelduum Revaan announced that as of today EVE University will officially be adopting a NBSI (Not Blue, Shoot It) Engagement Policy for Nullsec and Wormhole Space.

Many are heralding it as a welcome change, as for seven years of flying under a Not Red, Don’t Shoot (NRDS) policy, Ivy League members have often been forced to wait until engaged first – thereby losing the advantage where an engagement is about to occur.

“The changes will only apply to permitted areas of engagement – that being NPC Nullsec and Wormhole Space (Sec status -1.0 to 0.0). Our rules of engagement will remain the same in Highsec and Lowsec, and the areas of space where University members are permitted to enter shall remain the same.”

Many have heralded this as an excellent opportunity for University members to start fielding ships that had previously been frowned on, and use tactics that had previously been forbidden. “It is an exciting time,” said Director of Education Neville Smit. “This opens a great deal of new learning opportunities for us to present to the students and we are keen to exploit this.”

EVE University still operates under an open NAP policy – any corporation or alliance in New Eden may request to have us set as blues and have such reciprocated, regardless of prior experiences.

EVE University’s new Rules of Engagement come into effect from 00:01 on 16th April 2011.

Do you hold previously poor standings with EVE University? See our standings page here, as well as information on how to seek an NAP.

Will this change in standings effect you in any way? Tell us more here.

Read EVE University CEO Kelduum Revaan’s official announcement in the CAOD section of the EVE Online forums here.

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