Watch this new trailer and see what makes DUST 514® your ultimate first-person shooter experience.
United Pwnage Service is a German-speaking corporation in DUST 514. They are one of the many DUST 514 corporations who has made an impact on the landscape of Molden Heath so far. While they have, for the moment, lost their holdings, they continue to fight the good fight. Their CEO Ani Xenon was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about the corporation.
Take to the skies in DUST 514® with the new Aerial Assault Pack, now available on the PSN®Store.
Ahrendee Mercenaries is fairly successful, midsize corporation, doing well in planetary conquest and holding 4 districts as of this spotlight. We were able to chat with their CEO, Ydubbs81, who filled us in on everything it means to be part of the corporation.
At 02:05 UTC June 2nd, CCP became aware of a significant and sustained distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against the Tranquility cluster (which houses EVE Online and DUST 514) and web servers.
Our policy in such cases is to mobilize a taskforce of internal and external experts to evaluate the situation. At 03:07 UTC, that group concluded that our best course of action was to go completely offline while we put in place mitigation plans.
While we initially reopened EVE Online and DUST 514, at 14:51 UTC we became aware of additional information that led us to re-evaluate our decision. With the highest sense of precaution we took the decision to take Tranquility and associated websites back down for further investigation and an exhaustive scan of our entire infrastructure.
What we can now confirm is that a person was able to utilize a vulnerability in one of the back-end services that support the operation of the Tranquility server. This vulnerability has now been secured and thoroughly tested.
We would like to stress that at no time was customer data compromised or accessible in any way.
The effort of returning the complex server structure of the EVE Universe and associated websites to service in a methodical and highly-scrutinized fashion began hours ago and Tranquility has now been brought online (at 10:13 UTC). Our teams will monitor the situation carefully in the coming hours to ensure that our services are accessible and that all customer data remains secure.
We will be looking at ways to compensate players in both EVE and DUST for the outage and expect to announce what that compensation will be very soon.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our players on EVE Online and DUST 514 for their patience and understanding during this unexpected downtime and the investigation. We are grateful for your support, as always.
Grupo de Asalto Chacal is a rather unique corporation. As one of the founding members of dominant DUST 514 alliance CRONOS., GAC already had a big place in history. Plus, at over 550 members, it clearly has muscle to put behind it. But that's alone would not make them a unique group...
Defy the Amarr Empire as a rebellious Templar renegade, or destroy the rebels to win items, dropsuits, and more in the Templar Manhunt event!
Molden Heath – An initial report commissioned by the Tribal Assembly on those low security areas of Molden Heath under the control of cloned mercenaries indicates generally positive results. According to the report, the areas are “more secure, better protected, and free of organized criminal elements” but also cautions “violence between the military occupants is high” and “negative elements may be attracted.”
Amarr – Empress Jamyl I today announced that on May 31 st any first-generation cloned soldier who has not joined her will be considered an enemy of the Amarr Empire and issued a decree that any who hunt them down after that date will be rewarded.
In her statement, the empress said, “My Empire has extended open arms to any who have been inflicted with the terrible curse that is the first generation implants. We understand that they cause great pain, confusion, and suffering on a level that few can know. I empathize with their plight more than any can know. Many have already come to my side and are receiving the help they require. Yet I know there are hundreds, if not thousands, more who remain unsaved. Some remain apart from us out of fear. But do not allow fear to control you. Come to us and you shall find succor.
“Yet sadly, I know there are many who have not come to us because their desires are dark. They are mad and terrible. They have been driven beyond the brink of salvation and exist only to do harm to others. And like any rabid hound, they must be put down. For the good of all humanity, they must be destroyed.
“Thus I shall amend my offer of peace and salvation on the 31st of May. After this date, I declare all first-generation cloned soldiers who refuse to accept my offer to be enemies of the Empire. Those who purge the rouges on my behalf shall be rewarded.”
Rack up rewards when you bring your friends to DUST 514® in our updated recruitment program.
In this dev blog published on May 14, we identified the EVE Online bonuses that will be given to corporations for conquering planetary districts in DUST 514. In the blog, two of the bonuses for the Research Lab and Cargo Hub were accidentally reversed. The Cargo Hub gives a 10% reduction to manufacturing time at POSes per district owned (up to 4), while the Research Lab gives a 5% reduction in POS fuel consumption per district owned (up to 4). The dev blog has been updated and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
The Southern Legion is one of the more involved corporations in Planetary Conquest. The 250-man corporation controls 16 districts, mostly on Kadlina IV. CEO Hunter Blake shared a bit about the corp with us that has helped show why they've been so successful so far.
The winners are in! We had a blast listening to all the entries and you showed us that your creativity has no limits.
All entries were judged by their mix of creativity, lyrics, fun element and overall effort to make their song unique and reflect DUST 514 in best way possible.
MOLDEN HEATH – Within the first ten minutes of the Thukker Tribe opening planetary districts in Molden Heath to cloned mercenaries, every district set aside had been claimed by independent corporations. Individuals continue to arrive by the thousands as they fortify their newly-claimed districts and prepare to sell their skills to the highest bidders.
Entire planets have been claimed by corporations such as SVER True Blood and D3LTA FORC3, while others are split between many different corporations. Already reports have come in that several corporations have planned assaults on rival mercenary groups in an attempt to claim more land for themselves.
The Thukker Tribe, however, is dismissive of the potential violence between corporations and instead noted the positives. A representative from the tribe said, “Within hours of us announcing our plans, local chatter from the Angel Cartel increased ten times over. The Republic Security Services has told us that many of them are highly worried about the presence of the cloned mercenaries and the capsuleers they will draw into the region.”
The Angel Cartel itself has not made any statements on the matter, but reports have come in that several Angel Cartel ships have been seen evacuating the region. However, other reports show the Cartel continuing to engage in criminal activities inside Molden Heath.
The Minmatar Republic has similarly refrained from making any official statement on the Thukker Tribe's invitation.
Stock up on weapons, armor, mods, boosters, and more with the Mercenary, Veteran, and Elite Packs available when DUST 514 launches on 14 May.