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[Patch Notes] Patch notes for EVE Online: Rubicon 1.3

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    Patch notes for EVE Online: Rubicon 1.3
    Released on Tuesday, March 12th, 2014


    Art & Graphic

    • Lighting model updated to use linear calculations for ships. This first pass of Linear Lighting increases the texture fidelity improving the richness of color and gives the graphics team much more control for future improvements. We'd like to emphasize that this first implementation of linear lighting and the first step in overhauling our lighting system. More information is available here.
    • The Tristan T1 hull now sports a modern design that reflects its Nemesis T2 counterpart and uses new warp-induced animations.
    • Asteroids are now using latest shaders and are simplified for both performance and visual quality.
    • All Sovereignty units are now renovated and using the latest shaders. There have been various bug fixes for the Sovereignty Territorial Claim Unit which ensures the correct visual state is represented depending on the sovereignty status.
    • The background images in the Character Creator have been converted into a different file format. This decreases the image file size without losing image quality.
    • The format for 3D meshes has now been upgraded to the latest version. All mesh files have been converted and will impact the patch size.

    Drone Assist

    • Capped the number of drones that can be assigned to a single character at 50.
      • Note: this cap ignores drones owned by the asignee

    German Localization

    • “Hardpoint” is now consistently translated as “Montageplatz” in German.
    • “Warp core strength” is now consistently translated as “Warpkernstärke” in German.
    • “AU” (astronomical unit) is now consistently translated as “AE” in German.
    • “Wormhole space” is now consistently translated as “Wurmlochraum” in German.
    • “Frontal lobe” is now consistently translated as “Frontallappen” in German.

    In-Game Browser

    • When clicking a button in the client to buy a PLEX or enter account management that requires secure.eveonline.com, the system browser will be used instead of the In-Game Browser. (Includes actions in the character selection screen, the NEX store and the PLEX show-info window)


    • New Hull Maintenance Bots have been added to the game in Light, Medium and Heavy sizes and both T1 and T2 variants. Blueprints for the Tech One Hull Maintenance Bots can be obtained at CreoDron stations.
    • Two new improved variants of the Mobile Tractor Unit structure have been added. They are known as the ‘Packrat’ Mobile Tractor Unit and the ‘Magpie’ Mobile Tractor Unit and blueprints to manufacture them can be found in Ghost Sites.
    • Four new cosmetic variants of existing ships have been made available in the NEX store. These ships require their completed base hull to build and have no increase in power. They can be purchased using AUR from the NEX store or using ISK from the market. For more information please see this dev blog.
      • Punisher Kador Edition
      • Merlin Nugoeihuvi Edition
      • Rifter Krusual Edition
      • Incursus Aliastra Edition
      • Abaddon Kador Edition
      • Rokh Nugoeihuvi Edition
      • Maelstrom Krusual Edition
      • Hyperion Aliastra Edition
    • The Police Pursuit Comet has been added to the CONCORD LP store. It is a cosmetic variant of the Federation Navy Comet and has exactly the same stats as the standard Federation Navy Comet frigate.


    • All data on Jovian vessels suddenly disappear from capsuleer ship databases; conspiracy theorists go wild, until a CONCORD official explains they just decided to archive the information due to a lack of recent sightings.

    Russian Localization

    • Various strings in the Neocom and Station Services were updated.

    Ships and Modules

    • The Remote Sensor Dampener Optimal Range and Falloff bonus on the Celestis cruiser has been reduced to 7.5% per level.
    • The optimal range of all Remote Sensor Dampeners has been reduced by 16.66%.
    • A series of balance changes to several Tech One Frigates and Cruisers have been made. The changes can be found below:
      • PUNISHER:
        • +2 PWG
        • +3 CPU
        • -20s Cap Recharge Time
        • +25 m/s velocity
        • +143000 mass
        • -0.45 inertia
        • +1 sensor strength
      • KESTREL:
        • +5 m/s velocity
        • -50000 mass
      • RIFTER:
        • Removed +7.5% Small Projectile Turret tracking bonus per level
        • Added +10% Small Projectile Turret falloff bonus per level
        • +10 m/s velocity
        • +0.01 inertia
      • BREACHER:
        • Removed +5% missile damage bonus per level
        • Added -5% missile RoF bonus per level
        • +2 PWG
        • +10 m/s velocity
        • +0.02 inertia
        • +50 Capacitor
        • +25s Cap Recharge Time
        • +95 m/s velocity
        • -0.05 inertia
        • +160000 mass
      • BANTAM:
        • +30 Capacitor
        • +15s Cap Recharge Time
        • +70 m/s velocity
        • +0.35 inertia
      • NAVITAS:
        • +35 Capacitor
        • +17.5s Cap Recharge Time
        • +80 m/s velocity
        • +0.35 inertia
      • BURST:
        • +30 Capacitor
        • +15s Cap Recharge Time
        • +80 m/s velocity
        • +0.35 inertia
      • AUGOROR:
        • +25 m/s velocity
        • -0.12 inertia
        • +2140000 mass
      • OSPREY:
        • +10 m/s
        • +0.02 inertia
        • -130000 mass
      • MALLER:
        • +10 m/s velocity
        • -0.044 inertia
        • +1100000 mass
      • MOA:
        • +200 shields
        • -100 hull
        • +50 capacitor
        • +15s cap recharge time
        • -220000 mass
      • VEXOR:
        • -10 m/s velocity
        • +0.03 inertia
        • -210000 mass
      • OMEN:
        • +25 m/s velocity
        • -0.08 inertia
        • +1950000 mass
      • CARACAL:
        • +0.01 inertia


    • The effectiveness of the Corporation Management, Empire Control, Megacorp Management and Sovereignty skills have been doubled. Corporation CEOs will need to reapply their skills in the corporation management interface for the changes to take effect. The new bonuses are:
      • Corporation Management: +20 corporation members allowed per level
      • Empire Control: +100 corporation members allowed per level
      • Megacorp Management: +400 corporation members allowed per level
      • Sovereignty: +2000 corporation members allowed per level
    • The Repair Drone Operation skill and Drone Repair Augmentor rigs now increase the Hull repair rate of Hull Maintenance Bots in addition to the bonuses they provide to Armor and Shield logistic drones.

    The Sisters of EVE

    • Sisters of EVE LP stores now offer Astero, Stratios and Nestor BPCs in exchange for new Rogue Drone Nexus chips:
      • Rogue Drone 46-X Nexus Chip for Astero blueprint
      • Rogue Drone 43-X Nexus Chip for Stratios blueprint
      • Rogue Drone 42-X Nexus Chip for Nestor blueprint
    • These new Nexus chips have a chance to drop from ‘Sentient’ Rogue Drones, which can be found in Rogue Drone cosmic anomalies or asteroid belts in Drone controlled regions
    • The Nestor has received a small set of balance changes:
      • Capacitor raised to 7000 (was 6200)
      • Capacitor recharge time lowered to 1025s (was 1154s)
      • Scan resolution increased to 125 (was 85)
      • Role bonus to range of remote armor repairers raised to 200% (was 100%)

    User Interface

    • The Direction scanners user experience has been improved. The single field range input has been replaced by two input fields, one for km and one for AU, and a range slider. Those three input widgets are interconnected and will update when one changes. The scan angle slider has been modified to be easier to use.
    • Filtering and highlighting of words in chat is now possible by setting up a list of word in a setting window opened from a chat channel window. Those settings are stored on the server.
    • The capacity of the bays of your current ship is now displayed in a bar in the Show Info window.
    • The "Fitting" tab in the Show Info window has been given a bit of a facelift, and will list the fitting of your current ship or ships in your personal station hangars.
    • The settings for the Notification section of Evemail have been changed to allow you to have different blinking and pop-up settings for each of the Notification groups. Those settings will be stored on the server.
    • A new Notification group, Insurance, has been added.
    • A configurable shortcut to toggle between “custom” and “center“ camera tracking modes has been added.
    • A configurable shortcut to enable “custom“ camera tracking mode has been added, as well as a shortcut to enable “center“ camera tracking mode.
    • The “Consume“ right-click option for drugs has been moved towards the top of the menu.
    • Additional right click options are now available for celestials in the Orbital Bodies tab of the System Show info window.
    • You are now able to open multiple Kill Reports by holding down the shift key when clicking, just like you can do with Show Info windows and Saved Fitting windows.
    • The station guest list now comes with a counter for the number of people currently docked.
    • The station guest list can now has a compact member list icon, that only displays the standings icon and name of the player.
    • The station guest list now comes with a searchable filter for docked guests, which filters the list the moment you start typing.
    • You can now drag modules from kill reports to the compare tool, chat and other places.
    • Further details are available in a dev blog here.

    Blueprints and Manufacturing

    • The Gnosis now requires one unit of Tritanium to build instead of materializing out of thin air.

    German Localization

    • Various consistency issues in the German translation were fixed.


    • A texture was adjusted to reenable missile smoke trails.
    • Corrected occlusion issues causing stations to be visible through moons.
    • Fixed missing textures on certain dungeon stations
    • Isolated the Mobile Micro Jump Unit effect to activating ships only.
    • Modified the jumpgate transition to eliminate distorted fisheye camera effects after jumpgate travel.
    • Reinstated exhaust flame effects on the Rorqual.
    • The Purifier shows now the correct Viziam logo.


    • Fix for an issue where a stationary wreck that had previously been moved by a tractor beam could occasionally become impossible for some missiles to target.
    • Fixed an issue preventing station services from transferring/disabling properly.
    • Modified the Gallente Military Station to prevent ships from becoming stuck on undock.
    • Minor content fixes including spelling errors, object placement and mission completion triggers.
    • Corrected an issue giving medium-sized ships the potential to become stuck on Customs Offices.
    • Jump count in Incursion Global Report and for saved locations in People & Places now uses autopilot setting for calculations.

    Missions and Complexes

    • The NPC will no longer attack you after you finished the mission: What's in a Name - Poke (3 of 5)
    • The Industry skill book has been added as a reward for completing the mission: Making Mountains out of Molehills (1 of 10).
    • The Industry skill book has been added as a reward for completing the mission: Balancing the Books (1 of 10).
    • A Civilian Miner module is provided at the beginning of the mission, and the misleading un-minable asteroids in the mission location have been replaced with less confusing objects in the mission: Balancing the Books (3 of 10)
    • The transport ship More Bark has been changed to a white cross hair transport ship in the mission: Fair Play (2 of 5).
    • Fixed an issue with too many Outposts being present in the level four variants of the mission: Intercept the Saboteurs.
    • De-spawning issues with Blood Den has been fixed.
    • The required mission-item was changed to "Angel Simple Trigger Mechanism" which is found in the complex in Traun for the mission: Information at a Cost.
    • Popups for drug production Radar sites now indicate more clearly their risk & potential rewards.
    • The static site "Ancient Amarr Tomb" was moved from it's moon location. This site can still be found using probes.


    • The True Centus Preacher has often been found carrying blueprints for Bhaalgorn battleships. Sansha Kuvakei has personally ordered that the Preacher be reeducated to ensure that it only carries glorious Nightmare BPCs in the future.
    • Rogue Drone Officers have a higher drop rate on modules now and are guarantied to drop a 42-X Nexus Chip.
    • NPC AI has been enhanced to handle multiple targets in more robust way.

    Ships and Modules

    • The bonus text on Scimitar and Oneiros now says "Remote Tracking Computer" instead of "Remote Sensor Booster".
    • Cloaked ships are no longer able to use the extended fitting range of a Mobile Depot to refit whilst still cloaked.
    • The velocity of Heavy Missiles is now properly affected by Bastion Module I.
    • Fixed descriptions of the Chimera, Wyvern, Thanathos, Nyx, Nidhoggur, Hel and Revenant to properly link the Capital Shield Emission System skill in their "traits" tab.
    • Fixed issue that caused some overheated tracking disruptors to affect target falloff range too strongly.


    • The "Required for" tab in the Show Info window for skills like Anchoring or Propulsion Jamming is now also listing structures like Control Towers or Mobile Warp Disruptors.


    • The CONCORD NPCs in the Advanced Warfare Tutorial Arc (9 of 10) - "Glue" were adjusted to not shoot the player if he bumped into their ships.

    User Interface

    • On the star map, the list of station services shown in the solar system pop-ups sometimes did not correctly include 'Militia Office' as one of the available services. This has been fixed.

    World Shaping

    • Changed names of two planets in 8S-0E1 as a part of a reward for a DUST 514 tournament:
      • Planet III becomes Eon Prime
      • Planet IV becomes Ancient Gliese


    • The aggression range of Sleeper NPC's has been adjusted in all wormhole sites.

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