It is Friday and, despite not playing much in New Eden myself this month, I have accumulated a few items I want to mention about EVE Online.
- More Bonus Skill Points
Another bonus skill point event starts today.
Log in daily from today through Monday and get some free skill points to spend on skills you need… or to hoard for some potential future need. Alpha pilots will get 75,000 skill points if they claim every day while Omega pilots will be eligible for 250,000 skill points.
- PLEX For Good
The PLEX for Good campaign to raise funds for the Australian Red Cross is still going. You can donate PLEX, the cash value of which will be donated, through until January 26th. Details on how you do this are at the link.
There is also a Stream Fleet event coming this weekend to raise awareness for the efforts and drum up more donations.
- Download Your Year in EVE
I wrote about the Your Year in EVE videos CCP produced already. You can see one of mine again if you need a reminder as to what they were.
If you enjoyed your video and want to keep it, you need to download it by January 30th. CCP will be purging them after that date. Fortunately, each video has a link included that downloads an MP4 copy of the video to your system. That format is pretty much ideal for uploading to services like YouTube, which is what I did.
Everybody who got a video should also be getting a reminder in the email about the videos going away, but it you don’t check that email account very often here is another reminder.
- 64-Bit Client Transition Complete
Last year saw the introduction of the 64-bit client which promised to make EVE Online a better experience when it came to big space battles, or even smaller ones as you would no longer have to go into “potato mode” just to be sure the old client wouldn’t exceed the 32-bit memory limit and crash. (64-bit was also necessary for ongoing MacOS compatibility. Apple doesn’t hang about supporting legacy features the way Microsoft does.)
Getting people to move to 64-bit went better than expected according to a Dev Blog from CCP, such that they have declared the transition complete.
Because of this the old 32-bit client will be officially sunsetted on February 26, 2020.
In addition, the system requirements for EVE Online will be raised, with 4GB becoming the new minimum RAM requirement and 23GB being the new minimum drive space allocation.
- December MER
The Monthly Economic Report for December 2019 is out at last, so now people have all the data for the year so they can explore what went on.
The Nosy Gamer has already been at it. I don’t have much to say myself and am giving up the monthly posts about the MER. They got tedious when I was reporting on them generally, so I went to focusing on specific items each month, but I think most people find the whole thing a snooze, so I’ll just play with the data on my own.
- I Won a Thing
In conjunction with the Year in EVE videos I mentioned above CCP ran a social media contest around the hash tag #MyEVE2019. Winners were picked at random and so I managed to make the RNG cut with this tweet.
Winners all got 500 PLEX which was delivered this week and the promise of a special SKIN to arrive at some future date. I am going to keep the SKIN of course, but I am sending off the PLEX to the PLEX for Good campaign mentioned above.