CCP Games has acknowledged difficulties experienced by some EVE Online players when using the new portrait creator. As a result, the UI for the portrait creator has been updated to give more explanation on topics including which of the four portraits will be used in game and how to get back to the creation tool to alter the appearance of one's portrait.
A chance to recustomize
We understand that many players proceeded into game under the impression that they could come back and make adjustments later; whilst other players didn't end up with the portrait they believed they had chosen.
We want to ensure everyone has the portrait of their choice. So now that we have made the UI clearer we will give all characters who have already completed character customization a chance to recustomize. This will be a one-time recustomization to be used during the grace period.
Characters who had yet to complete customization for the first time will not need this recustomization as they will see the improved UI on their first run through the customization process.
Read more here.
In a new developer blog post on the official EVE Online site, players are being let in on changes coming to the PLEX (Pilot License Extension) in-game item and redeeming systems. The changes boil down the the removal of a bunch of restrictions.
Developers take some time answering likely questions and concerns.
Are you crazy? Do you know how many people will emoragequit when they're ganked with PLEX in their cargo?
Maybe we're a little crazy, yes, but we truly think the benefits outweigh the risks here. One of them is to combat the perception that PLEX is a more valuable item than others in the game which, of course, it isn't (anyone who has lost a titan/carrier/T2 BS/etc knows this full well). Among the risks of course is that people will start losing PLEXs' en masse and cancel their subscriptions. We will be monitoring that extremely closely as well as all other aspects of PLEX trade/usage patterns. Remember, we're not forcing anyone to undock with PLEX, in fact we're making things a little bit safer (if people choose to use the option) by allowing redeeming of PLEX to all stations instead of just NPC stations. The choice and risk is always at the discretion of the player, just like it should be.
Changes will go into effect on July 13th. Read the full post here.