Council of Stellar Management

CCP on the future of Eve item store: "$10,000 gold-coloured Scorpions - who knows?"

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In a recent blog post, CCP reveal that the new Eve Online item store will get a series of tiers selling items at different prices. The upper of these items will be aimed at the "flamboyantly rich," and CCP hint at a fourth "exceptional tier" of items that will sell items that represent "a very special and rare investment for the wealthiest members of the Eve community."

But how expensive can the new items really get? The monocle that went on sale with the launch of The Noble Exchange item store surprised everyone with its high price, but future items could cost much, much more. Speaking to Eurogamer, senior producer Arnar Gylfason said he fully expects the store to stock pricier items in future, adding "$10,000 gold-coloured Scorpions - who knows? At some point."

Eve Online emergency Incarna meeting: CCP vs. the CSM

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Over the weekend Eve Online developers CCP held an emergency meeting with the player-elected Council of Stellar Management to come to a cosmic truce over the controversial additions made by the recent Incarna update.

Grievances discussed included the replacement of the traditional hangar with Captain's Quarters, the addition of an in-game shop selling super-expensive vanity items and the fear that game changing items could be sold as microtransactions in future.

CCP and the CSM did reach an uneasy accord over the course of a weekend of strained negotiations. You can watch the results in the video above. Today, both parties released statements. It's fair to say they take a very different tone. Here's the blow by blow account.