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