As compensation for its "longest downtime in quite a while," EVE Online is giving active accounts 50,000 unallocated skill points. Trial accounts got an extra week. "If you hear of someone doing or planning something bad, even if it’s your friend, we do have the PLEX for snitches program," publisher CCP said.
EVE Online says it has taken down its Tranquility server cluster—housing the MMO itself and companion game Dust 514—because of "a significant and sustained distributed denial-of-service attack." Tranquility has been down for 16 hours. At this time, not even EVE's web site is reachable. Follow EVE's Twitter for more.
EVE Online's free-to-play PlayStation 3 persistent-world multiplayer shooter counterpart, DUST 514, is officially launching on — wait for it — May 14. Clever, CCP.