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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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EVE Online: Quantum Rise Released
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CCP Games has released the final deployment of the two-part staged release of EVE Online: Quantum Rise, the ninth free expansion for the Sci-Fi MMO. The expansion features the ability for corporations to hand out custom medals for achievements they designate, a new certificate system to measure individual pilot skill, the introduction of the Orca capital ship, and a rebalancing of ship speed to improve combat viability.

Here's a list of some of the new featurs in Quantum Rise:

Stackless IO
Vastly outperforming previous network technology, Stackless IO brings reduced latency and faster response to EVE Online. With Stackless IO, the groundwork has been laid for pushing the limits of today's server technology to new heights.
We've migrated our key servers to 64-bit software, allowing the scale of player battles to surpass the previous limit of a few hundred on each side and improving performance in extremely high traffic regions of space.
Opportunities arise in the Tech 2 device market as newly discovered reaction methods yield alternatives to the rare and coveted minerals needed to build high end equipment.
Industrial Ships Get Love
The Orca has arrived, putting a new industrial capital ship in play. Several changes have been made to existing industrial ships to improve balance and tweak optimization.
Speed Rebalanced
Adjustments were made across the board to allow for significant and meaningful difference in speed between the ship classes. More viable ships in battle means more strategy and tactics in combat.
Ammunition Ammunition Cost Change
50% more bombs per production run with no change to quantity of materials needed to produce. More affordable ammo means more choices in how you want to blow things up, and that's always a good thing.
Earn official recognition for accomplishing certain levels of skill training in all areas from trading to combat. Certificates are a powerful tool to reinforce your bragging rights and bargaining power.
To learn more about EVE Online and its latest expansion follow the links provided below.

EVE Online Quantum Rise Features
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