Operation Frostline is now live

CCP released their latest expansion that bring us Operation Frostline. You can find details about this new event which will run into Januar 2016 here.
The general feedback thread is here and the issue thread can be found here. The issue thread is already filled with bugs.

  • The new shiny T2 logi frigates are in the game but the skillbooks to fly them are not seeded
  • Docking and undocking seems to break the camera
  • BPO for the new Ice Mining Laser are not seeded

But maybe the biggest issues are still around the grid size change. You can find all the details about it in the new dev blog that was released today.
CCP did change some acceleration gates to be farther away to counter this. But apparently this change was not tested enough because in some systems you can now see POSes from the undock of stations etc…. I can understand that this is an important change and lay the foundation for the booster change later. But I get the feeling that this is another untested change and that no one at CCP has an idea about the whole impact of it. The grid size was so small for 12 years for reasons and the actual change is pretty huge.

You can find the whole patch notes here. But for now enjoy Operation Frostline and please give CCP feedback if you find any issues or have general feedback.

The Scope – ORE confirms blueprint theft

Alton Haveri reports that a massive theft of ORE assets have taken place. Under the stolen BPOs where the new ice mining frigate called “Endurance” and the new frigate class ice mining laser. TMC does cover this a bit more indeep so I just link it.
ORE has also joined the Upwell Consortium. What is behind this move is beyond my knowledge but we will see.

The Endurance will be released later today in the latest release called Parallax. TMC covers this here and official CCP patch notes are here.

The Scope – Mordu’s Legion attack ORE stations

Lina Ambre reports massive Mordu’s Legion attacks on multiple ORE stations. It looks like they gained control of the stations without much resistance.
CCP keeps pushing the Backstory further with more videos. Mordu’s are getting stronger and stronger and the former established entities continue to lose their grip of the universe. But for now enjoy this new video.