The latest news from around the cluster as told by the special reporters of the news organizations of New Eden.
Reports are coming in about some jumpgates being unstable and going offline at times leaving travellers stranded in the systems. Systems most affected at this time seem to be Eletta and Yoma. Travellers are advised to avoid those systems if possible or risk being stuck there for some time while engineers make repairs.
In an emergency meeting convened at the Secure Commerce Committee's Headquarters today, committee delegates from each of the empires have agreed that all publicly rented manufacturing and research slots in stations that come under SCC legislation (effectively, most of the stations in the known universe) will have their leases cancelled if it is found that the facilities are not being put to use during the rental period. The stated purpose for this new agreement is "to further encourage the growth of [...]
This just in from the Galactic News Network: Shortly after noon GMT (Galactic Median Time) today, system administrators doing routine maintenance work at the Caldari Business Tribunal Information Center in Averon discovered a serious malfunction in the Secure Commerce Committee's centralized billing system. The source of the malfunction is unknown at this time, but its effects were described by SCC spokesman Jeroku Haldarius as a "significant setback, one which we will be working hard to correct." [...]
Under the leadership of CONCORD a new superhighway system has been constructed to link distant parts of the empires together. The hub of the new highway system is in the Yulai system, the location of the CONCORD Headquarters. From there space travelers are in easy reach of every empire region in just 2 or 3 jumps. All systems that are part of the highway network have a beefed-up security, so using the highway network offers a secure and comfortable way to travel. The superhighway network grid is still [...]
Tomorrow marks the 105th anniversary of the Yoiul Conference, where the guidelines for inter-stellar peace and co-operation between the empires where set. As usual, grand banquets are to be held in many places, with the top politicians, financial tycoons and entertainment celebrities present. The day is a national holiday throughout the world of EVE, which may cause reduced service in some places. Space travelers are advised not to take on jobs for empire corporations tomorrow, as they may be lost in [...]
The empires have responded to the many requests for cheap alternative ways for space travel by launching space shuttles. These small vessels are only intended to ferry personnel between places and have no weaponry or other ship equipment. The shuttles offer a fast and efficient way to travel between distant places for a very small sum of money. Each of the empires have launched their own shuttle type, so all space farers should be able utilize these new machines. The first batch of space shuttles will [...]
Industrial tycoons running manufacture space stations are ecstatic over the high demand for the factory service they provide. Being true capitalists the tycoons have decided to raise the rental cost for their factory slots. It is expected that price for renting factory slots may rise as much as 800% in some areas, less in others. Manufacturers have already started to complain about the pending rent increase, while the tycoons where last seen laughing all the way to the bank. The rent increase will [...]
Our sources claim that several steps have been taken within local and galactic law enforcement agencies to address the recent tide of piracy and criminal activities within the boundaries of empire space. High ranking officials within Concord and army officers have denied to comment on any details regarding these operations, as this would compromise the safety of their military and staff, but state that naturally they will do all they can to ensure the safety of all civilians and space travelers within [...]
An emergency meeting of high-ranking CONCORD officials was held in closed session earlier today, as confirmed by an anonymous source of impeccable reliability. The impromptu meeting was called following a tidal wave of reports from law enforcement agencies representing each of the five empires and some small, independent territories. "We can no longer guarantee the safety of our citizens. All efforts to restore order have failed. Officers have been slain. We implore CONCORD to come to our aid before [...]
Experiments by the Jovian Navy on its new deep space stasis web project went terribly bad an hour ago. The galactic ramifications of this dangerous technology far exceeded the predictions of the Jovians. The result was a total stasis webbification of all ships in almost all regions of space. Representatives from the Jove Empire have refused to comment further on the experiment, leading to speculations about the future intent for the stasis web project. Naturally, the other empires are concerned about [...]
A young and overly eager officer in the Faster Than Light Communication Commission (FTLCC), a branch of CONCORD, has tempered with the routing filters resulting in all sub-space comm channels with the symbols & in their names changed to spaces. FLTCC has brought in veteran communication engineers from the Ishukone Corporation to repair the routing tables. Once repairs have been done the channels will again get their normal names.
CONCORD has issued a travel warning to all those going through the Obe system, a popular hub and trade route. Apparently a loosely held group of terrorists and marauders have been preying on innocent traders. Without mercy, these evildoers prefer erasing all traces of their crimes by actually killing their victims. CONCORD will not stand idly by, and is now calling for re-inforcements. Until then, strong escort is recommended for lone travelers.
The SCC announced today the peaceful resolution of the strike that pervaded the educational sector yesterday, blocking all trading with skill packs. Details of the agreement were not made public but the Dean of the University of Caille, Carbircelle Hatiniestan was quoted as saying that "some significant synergistic rapprochements had been made leading to a lucrative arrangement for all parties involved".
Following profound disagreements between academics and the manufacturers of skill packs regarding their license fee, unions throughout have, in an unique demonstration of cooperation, blocked the availability of skill packs in all market regions. The SCC (Secure Commerce Commission) is expected to agree upon an emergency legislation in an extraordinary meeting tomorrow to re-establish order.
The empires are becoming concerned that independent individuals are harvesting too much of the stellar resources the empires had staked for their own use. Couple this with the intensified pirate activity due to increases in space traffic and the empires have a real problem on their hands. They have now joined forces in a program that will augment their authority throughout civilized space in the near future. The police will make itself more visible with more staff and increased number of patrols, for [...]
The SCC has become increasingly agitated with the influx of deceitful merchants dealing in wares which do not meet up to the expected standards. In addition the blatant bundling of various lousy salesmen, who sold ships to other people yet forgot to strip them of the extra equipment, further enlightened the SCC of how bad the situation had become. As a result the ruling body of the SCC has acted hastily to rectify the situation, and decreed that all ships and modules must henceforth be sold in a [...]
CONCORD has issued a warning statement of a suspected increase in pirate activity in the very near future. Experts on the situation believe that the pirates are intensifying their activity in response to dramatic increase in space travellers within regions traditionally associated with pirates. In order to acclimatize space farers to this new and dangerous situation the DED will make an exceptional effort to keep the pirates at bay, but these efforts can only be sustained for 24 hours or so. After [...]