EVE University London Meet – After Action Report

On Saturday, 30th of June, EVE University had a meet-up of current and past members. All in all about 16 members and alumni joined in on the meet in London. Of those, four are part of our current directorate and two managers in EVE University.

Our field reporter Laura Karpinski (also CEO) wrote up a little After Action Report with all the goings on.

“Bates and I arrived in London in the early afternoon, checked into our hotel in the blazing heat and went off to look for the nearest pub to cool off. Which to those of a class level like ours means Wetherspoons. We grabbed some nice cold drinks and some food with Jilokari Kurvora and had a good catch up. After a while we were joined by Dunar Dolorgiet and we decided to head over to the meet-up venue at Hay’s Galleria.

When we got there the venue was packed due to it being a World Cup match day. Jacob Velora had reserved some tables up on the balcony. There were lots of people I had met at previous meet-ups and some awesome people I had not met before as well. We stayed at Hay’s for a while, grabbing some food and chatting about spaceships and stuff closer to home.

After a few hours some people had headed home and the rest of us wandered along the Thames to Old Thameside Inn, where we sat overlooking the river with some more drinks, enjoying the lights of London and the boats passing by.

It’s always fantastic meeting people who you speak with regularly but don’t normally see in person. I’d encourage anyone, who can, to attend a player meet. Check out EVE Meet for upcoming player meetups. There’s already been talk of the next EVE Uni player meet, and I can not wait.”

We want to thank all the attendees for making the time to come to this meet-up, and especially all the alumni who are still keeping in touch with our community.

The next meet this year will be in the wonderful town of Leuven, Belgium, and is currently being planned, look forward to updates on that.

Broadcast4Reps event recap

On May 5th, we had a very special event on our public mumble. Guest speakers Marrowbone and Tovanis from Broadcast4Reps gave a short introduction to what Spam4Heals and B4R are all about. They afterwards took the time to do a very in-depth Q&A and answered questions from the live audience both from our lecture channel as well as mumble.

You will find the full, cleaned up, recording below. We also wanted to give you a short overview of what was talked about by the speakers:

What is Broadcast4Reps?

Broadcast4Reps was founded in the wake of John Bellicose – from BRAVE – committing suicide. This spurred the development of a suicide prevention group inside of BRAVE. The founder of Broadcast4Reps, Coffee Rocks, reached out to CCP to work together. They created a video that describes what B4R is about – a peer-to-peer initiative to provide mental health support, especially to people thinking about suicide – and urging players to reach out, whenever they need help.

Spam4Heals is a registered charity in the USA, which sprang from the Broadcast4Reps movement and Marrowbone is the current CEO. They are looking to expand their work into other games as well and are interested in contacts in gaming communities outside of EVE. There will be a new website up, hopefully at the end of the month, which Marrowbone is particularly excited about. Other than that, the Facebook page will be overhauled and include a calendar with all events pertaining to Broadcast4Reps. B4R are also looking to do a public outreach to all corporations within EVE, so that players from every walk of life know where to find help.

Of course without the many volunteers on Discord as well as the ingame channel, this service would not exist, and Marrowbone made sure to especially thank all those who are helping out. Broadcast4Reps is always looking for more volunteers!

If you are in need, reach out!

If you ever need help, reach out to your fellow EVE players! Use #B4R on Twitter, join the ingame channel Broadcast4Reps and the Spam4Heals Discord. In both the channel as well as on Discord you will find volunteers and fellow gamers who are there to help you, when you are in need.

We want to especially thank our Events Manager Turlough Dominian for setting up the contact with B4R and organising this wonderful event! We hope to work together with Broadcast4Reps in the future.

 

Fanfest Reflections

This year’s Fanfest was a special one: it was the 15th anniversary of EVE Online and full of amazing announcements! Ranging from quality of life improvements to PI, to a completely new kind of space, with a new faction, ships, as well as weapons.

In the midst of it all were a number of our Unistas. Some of them (Knicpaw and Titus Tallang) even active as official volunteers to make the whole affair smooth sailing.

We asked our attendees to write something about their best memory from Fanfest 2018. Most of them supplied us with some neat tales after our CEO poked them enough. So without further ado, we present to you the stories of our Unistas:

 

Morphoze

Sophomore, Highsec Campus member:

“The most memorable event at Fanfest 2018 for me was meeting other EVE players and especially the other EVE Uni players. Being able to nerd out about EVE with other people who know what you’re talking about is great and no-one looks at you strangely (most of the time). Have you heard about PI?”

Dunar Dolorgiet

Graduate, Director of Education, omnipresent on all campuses:

“Community once again came together to celebrate, not the game, not the publisher but what they’ve achieved over the years. Not as individual factions in the game but as the community that carries the game and each other.”

 

Mhzentul Lafarius

Sophomore, Wormhole Campus member:

“During the opening keynote address at the 2018 Eve Fanfest, a new exotic ship came into view cradling in its three-fingered claw-like hull a menacing ball of pulsating energy. Floating weapon turrets unlike any I had seen before came alight shooting a single searing beam of destruction with increasing power. I was hooked. Throughout the conference more details were revealed about the new Triglavian Collective, their ships, where to find them in dangerous unique Abyssal deadspace full of environmental threats and their treasures including mutaplasmids which transform the attributes of modules. I was determined to learn all I could, and seek them out in game as soon as they appeared.“

 

Seamus Donohue

Graduate, Professor, omnipresent on all campuses:

“I sang Latin for an Amarrian wedding officiated by the Space Pope at FanFest 2018. I met Max a few years ago at one of the FanFests.  So, this year, when I heard that he was doing a wedding as The Space Pope, I asked him if he needed someone who could sing Latin. I did a brief audition for him and some of this companions.  They immediately thought that I was incredible, and started making arrangements to include me in the wedding procession.”

 

Edward Audeles

Graduate, Project Solitude officer:

My first Fanfest was awesome from start to finish, and it seems unfair to single out one thing as the best. The various presentations and roundtables were great, but CCP Games Games was as unexpected as it was hilarious, starting out as a cheesy 70’s quizshow and ending up as a Japanese crazyshow. The Party At The Top Of The World with Permaband and Basshunter was a perfect end to it all, with crazy EVE’rs both on stage and on the dancefloor.

However, the thing that truly made Fanfest shine for me was the people. I loved meeting up and hanging out with fellow unistas, as well as having discussions about the weirdest of topics, be it with goons, pirates, industrialists or whoever. It was hard not being a bit starstruck when meeting well-know CCP’ers and major players in the game, and where else can you suddenly discover that the guy you’re chatting with over breakfast is the same guy whose blog you’ve been reading for 3 years?

So, Fanfest – come for the events, but stay for the people, that’ll have to be my biggest takeaway from it all!

 

Raven Luna

Highsec Campus member:

The most memorable event of Fanfest 2018 for me was getting to participate in the Streamfleet roundtable with CCP Guard and the streamers who literally introduced me to the EVE universe and to EVE University. It gave me a chance to say “thank you” to just a few of the people who work so hard to promote the game.

 

Knicpaw

Freshman, Nullsec Campus member:

“What is my most memorable event of FF 2018?”  It may be cliche to say, but it was VERY MUCH the people. I was also lucky this year that I got to see the event from the point of view of a Volunteer; I was able to meet almost everyone during check-in, and was available to help those who had questions.

Everyone was excited and friendly, and willing to interact with those outside their own group/circle because we have SO MUCH in common (aka Internet Spaceships).  Players were “Jove”-vial (pun), telling stories about their best (and most embarrassing) moments, and poking fun at each other while accepting all styles of gameplay.  Also, there was A LOT of attempted recruitment.

Personally, I enjoyed the roundtables and player speeches/panels; I learned SO MUCH about ESI and 3rd-Party applications that I think I will forge into that arena with my own app (eventually, as there is a bit of a learning “cliff”).

Reykjavik and Iceland are BEAUTIFUL, and the people are friendly with almost no language barrier.  It is the perfect destination for a vacation, and for those who have a spouse/partner, there is plenty for them to do while we capsuleers are nerding-out.

This was my 2nd FF; I knew after my 1st that I wanted to return. I still feel that way; and although there won’t be a 2019 FF, I am eagerly awaiting FF 2020 tickets to go on sale.

 

Laura Karpinski

CEO of EVE University:

As far as arranged events, the standout ones for me were Elise Randolph and Hedliner’s talk on ‘A History of Fleet Commanders’ – which was one of those things like the ‘This is EVE’ video that just make you go “Wow – I remember why I love this game”, and the CCP Games Games, which had me in stitches. But it was also wonderful to meet up with some of the lovely people I met at last year’s Fanfest and also meet some new people, who I hope to see again at the next one.

 

Thank you for an amazing Fanfest 2018!

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our attendees for holding up the flag of EVE University at Fanfest 2018 and of course to CCP and everyone who made this wonderful event possible!

Next year will have no traditional Fanfest, but you can count on our members showing up at meet-ups all over the world!

We will actually have an EVE University meet of our own in London on June 30th this year, so you can look forward to hearing more about that in the near future.

14th Anniversary & CEO Statement

 

For the anniversary of EVE University our CEO, Laura Karpinski, issued the following statement:

EVE University is now 14 years old. The game has changed a huge amount in that time, and many people have come and gone. But EVE University is still around and still providing a valuable service to the EVE Online community. I am beyond proud of our members who put in so much of their time to make a success of this corporation and educate other players about the game. I look forward to many more years.”

Today not only marks the day of the 14th anniversary of EVE University, but also Laura’s first anniversary as CEO. We are grateful for the enormous amount of time, effort and love she, and the rest of our staff, puts into EVE University every day and we would like to thank everyone that put together such a great anniversary event!

Tyrian Trophy II – An RvB and Eve-UNI Tournament

Alliance Logos

On the weekend of the 21/22 November 2015, EVE University will be taking part in the Tyrian Trophy II, a double elimination tournament arranged by RvB, with 5-man teams made up of pilots from all three involved corporations: EVE University, Red Federation and Blue Republic.

There are over 25 billion ISK in prizes already available, with more expected to be announced. There are no SP or pilot age requirements, and teams will be made up of both battle-hardened veterans and the newest of the new pilots fighting together.

You can find the full rules and sign-up threads on either the RvB forums here, or the E-UNI forums here.

EVE University vs Brave Newbies Event! Fun was had!

On Saturday 28th Feb, the two best-known Learning Corps in New Eden met up in low security space for a pre-arranged newbro battle!

On the day of the event, the Uni had over 80 ships in the travel fleet, many of them out on their first ever fleet! BNI fielded even more pilots for the fights and also provided a *protection* fleet to ensure no third parties spoiled our T1 fun (thanks for that, guys!), and fun it definitely was!

Here’s a screenshot of the beautiful E-Uni ‘blob’ at the staging system!

We fought several ’rounds’, reshipping quickly in between, popping a crazy amount of ships, and then held a free-for-all at the Sun before helping some folks who wanted to get home quick by ‘pod express’!

In my opinion, we all ‘won’ with this event, and the overwhelming opinion from those who took part was:
“10 out of 10 would do it again”!

Thanks Wilhelm Knicklicht (for the Uni) and Kira Tsukimoto (for Brave) for getting together to get this event set up, and thanks to everybody on both sides for making it possible,
with donations of ships, isk, help or by turning up to fight!

E-Uni are looking forward to the next time!

Read the full AAR from our FC Wilhelm Knicklicht HERE


E-UNI to host first CSM9 Town Hall

Council of Stellar Management

EVE University will host a Council of Stellar Management (CSM) Town Hall meeting on its public Mumble server on Sunday, June 22nd at 19:00 EVE time.

This will be the first Town Hall for the recently elected CSM9. Each Town Hall is an open forum for the CSM to dialogue with EVE Online players about possible future directions for the game’s development. The CSM is a key stakeholder in CCP Games’ development process, and represents players’ interests.

Instructions for access to the UNI public Mumble server can be found here: http://eveuni.org/publicmumble

This Town Hall will be simulcast by EVE Radio. Participants may submit questions to the CSM during the meeting, using an in-game chat channel.