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The first stage of three for EVE Online's latest expansion, Incursion, landed today, and with it a host of game-changes set to ease into the new expansion. Get your hands on the new dedicated salvage ship, the Noctis, and get down with some serious salvage.

CCP Games has released a trailer for the latest expansion for all subscribers and trial users of EVE OnlineIncursion will feature "the escalating attacks of the deadly Sansha’s Nation which is bent on instituting its own utopia and exacting vengeance against the pilots who stand in its way." Pilots will be able to join public fleets and cooperate to destroy the Sansha incursions and return the universe to normal, receiving wealthy bounties, earning loyalty rewards, and high commendation in return.e

Some time ago, CCP Games announced its intention to add microtransactions options to its popular subscription MMO EVE Online. In an interview with EuroGamer, the game's Creative Director Torfi Frans Olafsson said that the industry has been moving toward additional microtransactions for the past few years, adding that CCP would "evolve just like everyone else" and would "certainly not become a dinosaur."The first and most controversial of those options to be announced was a paid neural remap. Neural remaps allow players to re-distribute their attributes so they can learn a particular set of skills faster. New players currently get several free remaps, and all players can do one remap per year for free. The plan was to allow players to buy a remap with PLEX, 30-day game time codes that can be bought and sold on the in-game market.

Character creation in MMOs is generally confined to sliders or a list of choices you scroll through. This system has worked well for a long time, but often I find myself wanting more control. Now a MMO has responded. According to Kotaku, EVE Online, the hardcore space simulator, has released new information and a video on their upcoming system.