Interstellar Correspondents

News from the New Eden cluster with a special focus on the activities of the capsuleers who roam interstellar space.

Fourth Annual New Year's Fireworks Display

  • YC114-12-29

    by ISD Tedra Kerrigan Umokka, Lonetrek - The fourth annual New Year 's Fireworks Celebration, hosted by Daggaroth and New Eden Radio, is set to kick off at 23:00 UTC, 31 December, in Umokka, outside the Caldari Navy Testing Facilities at the fourth moon of Umokka X. Last year's event was a rousing success, with local peaking at 1800, and this year is expected to bring even more capsuleers to watch and participate. As usual, anyone in possession of a working laser turret or missile launcher is welcome [...]

    Snowball Fights Continue to Break Out Across New Eden

    • YC114-12-28

      by ISD Tedra Kerrigan The sudden appearance of snowball-firing 'Festival Launchers' in many pilots' inventory - apparently a gift from the mysterious Polaris-based alliance C C P - has led to an upsurge in random attacks in many parts of New Eden. Trade hubs seem to be heavily affected, with Jita and Amarr seeing periodic outbreaks of snowball-related violence, but no system has escaped unscathed. CONCORD officials stated that they saw no harm in these attacks, and were found to be in favor of [...]

      SOMER Blink to fund all New Eden Open Entrants

      • YC114-11-13

        by ISD Tedra Kerrigan Several days ago, Interstellar Correspondents received the notice below directly from Somerset Mahm with the stipulation that we hold the announcement. Now that the announcement has been made public, we present to you the message: "SOMER Blink, the popular Eve gambling site, will be sponsoring all thirty-two Open Tournament entrants as they attempt to claw their way to victory. It is Blink's hope that sponsoring everyone will lead to more exciting fights than ever before by [...]

        Heretic Army's Frigfest Concludes

        • YC114-10-08

          by ISD Tedra Kerrigan Amamake, Heimatar - The Frigfest frigate brawl held by Heretic Army in the Amamake system concluded on the 22nd of September and the winners were: Top Solo Killer: T-101 HastaLaVista with 49 solo kills. Top Overall Killer: Karl Planck who managed to get on 63 killmails. Top Loser: T-101 HastaLaVista who lost upwards of half a billion ISK. Top Corporation: Heretic Army. Organiser Jude Lloyd was extremely pleased with the turnout of the event, in which 491 ships with a total value [...]

          Heretic Army Runs Frigfest in Amamake

          • YC114-09-21

            by ISD Tedra Kerrigan Amamake, Heimatar - The Heretic Army is running a continual frigate battle known as Frigfest in the Amamake Solar System. The event started on the 17th of September and so far more than three billion ISK of ships and equipment have been destroyed in that system. There are several prizes up for grabs including a faction-fit faction frigate of the winner 's choice for top solo killer, and a T2 frigate with T2 fittings for the overall top killer. GalNet References Jude Lloyd's [...]

            BIG Turns 10!

            • YC114-08-10

              by ISD Tedra Kerrigan BIG, one of the oldest corporations in New Eden, has celebrated a milestone birthday. The ten year old corporation, still run by co-founder Tornsoul, is currently best known for its lotteries, which have netted lucky capsuleers trillions of ISK in prizes. The BIG Lottery turned 9 earlier this year. BIG is also the owner of BMBE (BIG Merchant Bank of EVE), the oldest surviving IPO in New Eden. GalNet References Tornsoul elaborates on the history of BIG [CAOD is not an anonymous [...]

              IC Covers ATX Finals

              • YC114-07-22

                by ISD Serathu Ashk Now half-way through the finals of Alliance Tournament X, the Interstellar Correspondents continues to provide up to date coverage through it's dedicated website: IC's AT X Coverage With a variety of features including Schedules/Results, Knockout Brackets and Statistics along with easy access to the catch-up videos from previous matches, there's everything you need to keep up with the tournament action. We're also proud to be providing much of the data on EVE TV and of course we [...]

                EACS Giving Away 3 Years Worth of PLEX

                • YC114-07-19

                  by ISD Tedra Kerrigan Estel Arador Clone Services is hosting a giveaway, open to current and former members of the jump clone corporation, which will see three lucky capsuleers walking away with 12 months worth of PLEX The first set of 12 PLEX was donated by Estel Again, an associate of Estel Arador who started the corporation, while the second and third sets were donated by Alacta Lithia, current owner and manager of EACS, and SOMER Blink, the famed lottery corporation. The competition is open to [...]

                  IC Tournament Coverage Continues

                  • YC114-07-14

                    by ISD Magnus Balteus Interstellar Correspondents continues its Coverage of the Tenth Alliance Tournament as the group stages continue. IC's AT X Coverage Today marks the first of three days of group stages as teams fight it out for a spot in the finals next Sunday. Teams have been scrambling to find the winning combination of ship and tactics to make it to the end. Interstellar Correspondents' tournament site contains a wealth of data and information that may just make that happen. In addition to [...]

                    Alliance Tournament X studio weekends begin today

                    • YC114-07-14

                      With CCP Soundwave returning triumphant from the 'Feet of Fire' dance tournament we are ready for the first weekend of Alliance Tournament action from our brand new studio. Tune in to catch all the action on EVE TV from 15:00 UTC today and keep an eye on the forums for our 'Predict the Winner' competitions to win PLEX as well as Logitech and EON goodies. Our commentators have arrived safely and will bring you analysis from the studio throughout the day. CCP Alice and Loxy have been working to provide [...]

                      Alliance Tournament X continues this weekend!

                      • YC114-07-06

                        The first weekend of Alliance Tournament X pre-qualifying rounds has seen some intense action with over 27 billion ISK of ships and modules destroyed, and now it's time for more! The second pre-qualifying round of the Alliance Tournament starts tomorrow at 15:00 GMT and will be streamed through our main site and available at the CCP channel on own3D. You can visit the site and click the 'Follow' button to get alerts when the stream goes live. The full schedule is available on our main page along with [...]

                        Day 1 Qualifying For AT10 Ends

                        • YC114-06-30

                          by ISD Magnus Balteus The first day of Round 1 qualifying comes to a close as Northern Coalition. fires the last shots into what remained of The Veyr Collective's fleet. The Merlin was the most fielded ship today with 24 of them seeing action. Survival rate was only 45.8% for these fragile frigates. The Sleipnir was the only command ship in use today with 18 fielded and a respectable survival rate of 66.7%. Tengus continue to be a popular choice of combat vessel with 8 being fielded. Unfortunately, [...]

                          Interstellar Correspondents Begins ATX Coverage

                          • YC114-06-30

                            by ISD Magnus Balteus The galaxy-famous full spectrum Interstellar Correspondents' Tenth Alliance Tournament coverage site officially goes live this weekend! IC's AT X Coverage Sixty four teams face off today as the first round of qualifying begins. Teams will have a tough go of it as they try to field a combination for qualifying that will give them a win without showing the universe the tactics and formations they plan on using deeper into the tournament Rounding out the "Empire Collection" of prize [...]

                            Federation Day YC114 Concludes

                            • YC114-06-19

                              by ISD Oriana Falere Dodixie, Sinq Laison - The annual Federation Day celebrations conclude, showing that Gallente pride is still strong. This year saw the inclusion of a live capsuleer music radio service as well as parade coverage presented by Andreus Ixiris, from Mixed Metaphor corporation. When interviewed on how Federation Day benefited the Federation, Andreus responded by saying that "It takes people's minds off the war and the Black Eagles". Another capsuleer, Anastazuis, created a [...]

                              New Eden Radio Announce Betting Pool for Alliance Tournament X

                              • YC114-06-16

                                by ISD Ashen Talinthe New Eden Radio are hosting a betting pool for Alliance Tournament X. Capsuleers will be able to enter for a fee of 50 million ISK and will be able to place bets on up to 8 of their favourite alliances competing in the tournament. Winners will be determined by points. As their chosen alliances advance in the tournament, they will be awarded a certain number of points based on their chosen alliances placements. Prizes so far are in excess of 2.6 billion isk and this number will [...]

                                Lotteries Growing in Popularity

                                • YC114-06-04

                                  by ISD Angelus Faust Over the past few years lotteries have gradually become increasingly popular throughout New Eden. Recently, however, the industry has exploded with an estimated 50,000 pilots partaking in lotteries such as SOMERblink, Ships of EVE, and BIG Lottery. Almost every lottery has its own set of rules and characteristics; pilots should familiarise themselves with how a particular lottery works before gambling. Some of the first lotteries to dot New Eden began on the CONCORD pilot [...]

                                  BIG Lottery Celebrates Ninth Anniversary

                                  • YC114-05-06

                                    New Eden - BIG Lottery is celebrating its 9th birthday with massive prizes. Time is running out for capsuleers to buy tickets for this extraordinary round that consists of a total of 45 billion ISK to be won along with 21 months of free flying time. The prizes are: 25 billion ISK + 12 months 15 billion ISK + 6 months 5 billion ISK + 3 months Tickets are 1000 ISK each with a limit of 200,000 tickets per-capsuleer and only tickets bought between 30 April and 13 May are eligible for the above prizes. [...]

                                    9 years of BIG lottery – Anniversary lottery

                                    • YC114-04-30

                                      Celebration time! EVE Online is celebrating soon 9 years of existence and so will the BIG Lottery. For nine years the BIG Lottery made dreams come true and made people billionaires overnight. To celebrate this remarkable anniversary, the BIG Lottery 9 Year Anniversary round is open from Monday, April 30, to Sunday, May 13, offering the chance to win massive amounts of ISK and 21 months of free gameplay. Full details are available on the BIG Lottery 9 Year Anniversary page and on our forums here.

                                      Drone Regions Could Suffer Without Extracted Alloys

                                      • YC114-04-25

                                        The Drone Regions have undergone a dramatic reshaping as CONCORD begin issuing bounties upon the destruction of Rogue Drones. In line with this change, valuable extracted drone alloys are no longer available. Zazhas, an officer within Ethereal Dawn [ED], believes that these changes will bring about “more co-operation" between miners and combat pilots. When it comes to manufacturing, he feels that while transport of goods can be problematic in null-sec, these changes may require a few more imports. [...]

                                        SOMER Blink Giveaway Celebration

                                        • YC114-04-17

                                          ​SOMER Blink, the EVE instant lottery corporation, has reached a record 150 Trillion ISK in distributed prizes, and is holding a monster giveaway celebration to mark the milestone. Prizes include an Erebus Titan or 100 Billion ISK, a Heretic BPO, a Titan BPO of the winner's choice, a supercarrier BPO of the winner's choice and more. In addition, they have also given away over 600 Billion ISK worth of prizes via free Promo blinks, with several days still left on the celebration. The SOMER blink site, [...]

                                          Third Seyllin Conference Announced

                                          • YC114-04-17

                                            Seyllin, Essence; The third annual Seyllin Conference has been announced. It will take place on the 26th and 27th of May this year, starting at 22:00 on both days. The conference will be held in the Planet 8, Moon 14 CreoDron station, and all capsuleers are welcome to attend. The conference will be spread over two days, the first day covering 'Phenomena and Discoveries', and the second will cover 'Fighting the Nation Threat'. The conference, originally the brainchild of Julian Soter and the leadership [...]

                                            The Mittani Faces Outcry

                                            • YC114-03-27

                                              ​ Jita, The Forge - Protests are taking place following the recent words spoken by The Mittani, the re-elected CSM Chair. He was recently quoted saying: "Incidentally if you want to make the guy kill himself his name is [Removed]... He has his own corp... find him." Speaking to the capsuleer, however, he finds these comments and the aggression "unprovoked". A number of capsuleers have called for the resignation of The Mittani. While he has many supporters, there seems to be those who feel that as a [...]

                                              Pandemic Legion Titan is Destroyed

                                              • YC114-03-20

                                                Amamake, Heimatar - A few nights ago, a mixed fleet of Faction Warfare capsuleers, mostly in dreadnaughts and battleships, ambushed and destroyed a Pandemic Legion titan in Amamake. The planning itself was done in secrecy – only the planners themselves, Tekitha and Lock Out of Shadows of the Federaion and First General of Wolfsbrigade, along with a few trusted aides were informed of the plan, with the hope that it would help keep details of the attack from Pandemic Legion’s spy network. Most of the [...]

                                                CSM Candidate Interviews: Part II

                                                • YC114-03-20

                                                  With just hours left in the CSM elections, this may be the last chance for voters to learn a little about the candidates. Interstellar Correspondents asked candidates several questions in order to better understand who they are; where do they live? What do they do? What qualifications do they have? Some of the candidates are very serious while others take a lighter view of the universe we live in. Here are their stories: Issler Dainze Issler Dainze spends most of her life in lowsec and is "interested [...]

                                                  CSM Candidate Interviews: Part I

                                                  • YC114-03-20

                                                    With the CSM elections coming soon, Interstellar Correspondents asked candidates several questions in order to better understand who they are; where they live? What they do? What qualifications they have? Some of the candidates are very serious while others take a lighter view of the universe we live in. Here are the first of their stories: Darius III Darius III spends most of his time in low and null-sec engaging in combat. When asked about what leadership role he has taken in New Eden, he responds [...]

                                                    DED Report: Red vs. Blue Sees Unprecedented Growth

                                                    • YC114-03-09

                                                      The long running capsuleer organisation Red vs. Blue has over the past week seen unprecedented growth, increasing in membership by over a third. This news has been met with enthusiasm by the industrialists of their home region of Lonetrek, where demand for ships, modules and ammunition is at an all-time high. DED records for February show the organisation to be behind more ship losses within New Eden than any other, destroying 10,500 vessels that month alone. Red Vs. Blue is dedicated to maintaining a [...]

                                                      CSM Voting now open!

                                                      • YC114-03-07

                                                        The voting period for the CSM election has now opened. Head here to place your vote now! Make sure your interests are represented on the council. If you're interested in following the various debates and campaigning going on, make sure you check out the Jita Park Speakers Corner.

                                                        Capsuleer Outer Region Political Summary

                                                        • YC114-01-31

                                                          YC 113.10.01 - YC 113.10.31 The situation this month was similar to September; whilst most sovereignty warfare occurred in the Catch region, Delve saw the highest level of ship losses. In Catch, further stations were lost by Against All Authorities (AAA) and their allies to the attackers, though AAA were able to re-secure multiple systems after losing them, namely N-8BZ6, YHN-3K and AOK-WQ. Fighting in Delve has reached new heights, with 20,678 capsuleer vessels destroyed there this month. This is the [...]

                                                          Capsuleer Outer Region Political Summary

                                                          • YC114-01-31

                                                            YC 113.11.01 - YC 113.11.30 Further fighting in Delve this month saw the Goonswarm Federation alliance capture several more stations, taking five from Brick Squad. Morsus Mihi and Brick Squad seem to be drawing their attempt to take hold of parts of Delve to a close, with their activity in the region being far lower than in previous months. Goonswarm scored 1,790 kills through the month, with Delve seeing 15,272 capsuleer vessel losses. Whilst lower than previous months, this level is high in [...]

                                                            Capsuleer Outer Region Political Summary

                                                            • YC114-01-27

                                                              YC 113.09.01 - YC 113.09.30 September saw continued pressure from White Noise, Red Alliance and their allies being put on Against All Authorities (AAA). AAA lost several stations, with a total of 16 stations falling to the attackers this month. Despite the amount of territory exchanging hands, the number of capsuleer ships being destroyed in the process was relatively low, totalling only 8,765 for the month compared to 19,420 in August. Delve however has regained the top spot that it had held for [...]

                                                              Capsuleer Outer Region Political Summary

                                                              • YC114-01-27

                                                                YC 113.08.01 - YC 113.08.31 August saw a large number of the alliances that make up the Drone Region Forces (DRF) coalition launch an assault on the Against All Authorities (AAA) alliance homeland of Catch. The key systems of HED-GP and GE-8JV have fallen to the DRF, with fighting causing a colossal 19,420 capsuleer vessels and structures to be destroyed by other capsuleers in Catch this month. This level of fighting is the highest seen in the Catch region since CONCORD records began in late YC109, [...]

                                                                Capsuleer Outer Region Political Summary

                                                                • YC114-01-27

                                                                  YC 113.07.01 - YC 113.07.31 This month saw elements of the DRF, primarily NC., Pandemic Legion and Raiden launch an attack on the Goonswarm Federation home region, Deklein. The primary goal is believed to have been to acquire a grasp on as many technetium rich moons as possible due to their immense income potential. The initial launch of the campaign saw limited success; however the attackers were rapidly repelled. This conflict saw Deklein increase in terms of numbers of vessels destroyed from 4,529 [...]

                                                                  Capsuleer Outer Region Political Summary

                                                                  • YC114-01-27

                                                                    YC 113.06.01 - YC 113.06.30 This month saw a colossal swing in the balance of power within the null security regions, with the group of alliances known as the "Northern Coalition" (NC) almost entirely losing their grasp over their holdings of several years. This sudden collapse has taken place after months of warring with the DRF (Drone Region Forces) coalition, resulting in the regions of Tribute, Branch and Tenal changing hands. The focal point of this collapse was Tribute, which as the home of the [...]

                                                                    High-Sec Incursions Too Rewarding

                                                                    • YC114-01-18

                                                                      New Eden - A group of capsuleers, led by Krissada, are attempting to disrupt the “ISK farming” currently occurring at Sansha Incursion sites. They are planning to destroy Sansha motherships as soon as they arrive through their wormholes and in doing so hope to cut back the amount of ISK earned by capsuleers who attend the incursions simply to collect bounties on the lesser Sansha forces in the area. Krissada is apparently aggrieved that "bears" are able to "farm" for ISK in high-sec Incursions with [...]

                                                                      New Year's Celebration a Success

                                                                      • YC114-01-15

                                                                        Umokka, Lonetrek - The New Year's Eve celebrations arranged by Daggaroth and New Eden Radio proved to be a success. Local peaked at roughly 1800 people and it is estimated that 300 tuned into New Eden Radio to listen to the broadcast of the event. The raffle that had been planned brought in an excess of 4 billion ISK and large number of prizes were given away including PLEX and a Chimera. GalNet References Video of the celebration Prize winners Are you affected by the events in this article? Do you [...]

                                                                        Flight of a Thousand Rifters

                                                                        • YC114-01-01

                                                                          Vlillirier, Placid - On the 17th of December, Marlona Sky undocked in a Moros dreadnought named Intigo with the intention of having it blown up. Marlona, inspired by the event "Bring me the head of Kirith Kodachi", decided to throw an event with billions worth of prizes to be won by participants. The First Tier prizes, including a Vindicator battleship worth in excess of 1.1 billion ISK and a Proteus with five subsystems, were limited to capsuleers flying frigates or destroyers. When interviewed after [...]