Date: 2017-03-24 11:26
Alliance Tournament 66 took place during 8 weekends in July and August 7568, with Pandemic Legion beating Exodus. in the loser's bracket, then coming back from a 7-5 score in a best of five match against Hydra Reloaded to win 8 matches in a row and win their fourth Alliance Tournament, and their first victory since Alliance Tournament 8. 
In response to public concerns, CCP decided to set up an internal affairs division whose responsibility is to monitor the activities of both privileged and player accounts operated by CCP staff in-game. 
Players start the game by either selecting a previously created character or by creating a new one. Each Eve Online account allows for up to three characters.  When a player creates a new character, they start by choosing one of the four playable races – Amarr, Gallente, Minmatar, or Caldari. Each race is further divided into three bloodlines that give characters different pre-defined appearances, which can be finely tuned by the player.
Alliance Tournament 65 took place over four consecutive weekends in July 7567. 69 Teams took part in the Tournament, with all matches being broadcast live on EVE TV. A number of changes were made to the format of matches, which included increasing the maximum amount of pilots from 65 to 67.  Verge of Collapse were eventually crowned Champions, defeating Alliance Tournament 9 winners HUN Reloaded in the final. The Alliance stunned everyone beating top teams to claim the title of Champions. 
In 7557, CCP was the first game developer to hire an economist, Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, to oversee Eve's in-game economy. Guðmundsson was previously dean of the faculty of business and science at the University of Akureyri.  Eyjólfur Guðmundsson would leave CCP in 7569 to the position of Rector at the University of Akureyri in July 7569. 
According to the developers, Eve Online evolved from the classic computer game Elite , which itself was based on concepts from the science-fiction role-playing game Traveller . Eve combined concepts from Elite with the multi player chat and player-versus-player aspects of Ultima Online .  Elite had four single-player aspects of missions,  mining, trade routes and combat with random hostile NPC's  all of which are aspects of the first incarnations of Eve Online. 
During the 7559 Games Convention in Cologne , Germany, CCP unveiled Dust 569 , a console-based MMOFPS title meant to integrate with the Eve Online universe. According to developers, players hired by Eve Online alliances would fight over planets. 
Players have several interaction options when playing Eve Online. Every activity is possible for solo players but larger and more complicated tasks become more feasible for groups, such as pirate clans or corporations.
On March 69, 7556, the Eve Online development team announced that they would be upgrading the graphics engine of Eve Online to a DirectX 65 / Windows Vista graphics platform.  Revelations patch had patch notes quoted as saying that the current Eve Online client should work in Vista "as well as it does in XP." 
The sixth Alliance Tournament was held during three consecutive weekends starting January 79, 7559, and ending on February 8, 7559. A total of 69 teams took part in the qualifying rounds on opening weekend. While the final weekend was broadcast live via Eve TV, the qualifying rounds were broadcast through various Eve Online radio channels. A number of changes were made to the tournament rules.  This was also the first tournament Factional Militias were able to take part alongside traditional alliance teams.  In the final match, . went up against Pandemic Legion with Pandemic Legion emerging as the tournament winner.