EVE Fanfest 2018 is over. We are in that unusual time between bulletins and actuality when hope and concern can run wild, earlier than Dev Blogs nail issues down and updates present us what we’re actually getting.
I didn’t get to look at as a lot of Fanfest as I may need preferred. Living on the left coast of the US, at present 7 hours behind UTC/EVE Time, numerous the early shows occurred whereas I used to be nonetheless asleep. I wasn’t going to alarm clock that. But I did get to see just a few, and it appears to be like like those I missed are slowly making their approach on to YouTube so I can comply with up. But right here on the Monday after is a fast recap of what I believe I noticed over the weekend.
Fifteenth Anniversary Goodies
CCP advised us what they’ll be handing out to gamers for the 15th anniversary. Alpha clones might be getting some issues, whereas Omegas might be getting that and extra. There might be an array of ships and skins and clothes objects handed out, so lengthy and also you keep in mind to log in your account within the 30 days earlier than the anniversary date, which is May 6.
Into the Abyss
While I’m in opposition to EVE Online expansions that aren’t only one phrase… possibly two phrases, however critically, screw you Exodus: Red Moon Rising… there are some fascinating objects stacked up for Into the Abyss.
It is nice to see that CCP can do updates virtually each month and nonetheless are capable of bundle up one thing like an actual enlargement a couple of times a 12 months.
Triglavians Are Coming!
I wrote a submit about this on Friday. I’ve seen just a few extra particulars, however not sufficient to surrender that submit or have a lot so as to add. Abyssal Pockets might be a factor as will entropic disintegrators . I would like to return and watch the video for the Triglavian panel.
Final Date for Null Sec Stations
Only about six months after the preliminary estimate, stations in null sec will lastly be reworked into particular faction citadels. First introduced at Fanfest 2017, the scramble for stations will now begin as those that maintain them on June 5, 2018 might be memorialized. Also, this would be the nice asset restoration for null sec as every thing locked in hostile stations will now be in citadels, permitting gamers to get their stuff again… for a modest payment after all.
The finish of the POS, participant owned starbase, is night time. Planned small buildings will substitute the cyno beacon, cyno jammer, and soar bridge performance. Those would require ihub upgrades. And then there would be the nice refunding and re-purposing of modules and blue prints associated to the noble POS earlier than it lastly disappears from New Eden.
There is a plan for propaganda buildings that corps and alliances will be capable to deploy round their area. I’m positive operating into enemy area simply to shoot their symbols will change into a factor.
There can also be speak of presumably possibly some day giving gamers entry to the pirate faction ahead working base buildings so as to fill a niche left by the elimination of POSes. You might convey a POS with you into hostile area, discover an open moon, and deploy it in an hour, giving your self a base of operations shortly. An Astrahus or Raitaru take 24 hours to deploy and are up on all people’s overview the entire time. We shall see.
CCP might be including in a characteristic to trace each extra broadly and deeply what you’ve gotten been as much as in New Eden and what you haven’t tried but.
Unfortunately numerous the information for this has by no means been collected prior to now, so it’ll solely begin filling in as soon as it goes stay. As such my very own tracker will possible solely present exercise within the capsuleer fight part, my days of mission operating, mining, business, invention, and what not being issues of the previous.
As a aspect impact of this kill mail knowledge might be extra complicated… most likely killing zKillboard within the course of… and can enable logi ships to get on kill mails. I assume I’m okay with that. I simply bought on kill mails as logi prior to now nicely sufficient, utilizing the time honored whore drone technique, however no matter.
Three Pillars of EVE Online
What CCP Seagull put forth as the first foci of the EVE Online workforce.
I anticipate this to be changed into a meme very quickly.
CSM13 Candidate List
While most of it ended up on Reddit early, we did nonetheless get footage and names of all of the candidates that had been slated for the CSM13 poll.
I haven’t heard when the election will truly be, however the marketing campaign can now actually start since individuals know who might be on the poll. At a complete of 49 that’s much less candidates than earlier years. Last time round there have been 64 candidates. I think much less could also be higher, however it’s nonetheless 49 individuals on a poll, most of whom the common participant will no nothing about.
Empires of EVE Vol II
The Kickstarter for that is off and operating and already previous 6x its aim, so it appears to be like like we’ll be getting one other advantageous Andrew Groen guide on the historical past of null sec.
The Rixx Javix Payoff
Warp Core Stabilizers not being allowed in Faction Warfare websites? This smells strongly of a ploy by CCP to get Rixx to say one thing good about them.
Other CCP Games
We discovered a bit about Project Nova and Project Aurora. The former, a PC remake of DUST 514, is alleged to be shut than we expect whereas the latter, now referred to as EVE: War of Ascension, is anticipated to be obtainable on cellular gadgets later this 12 months.
There was a marriage at Fanfest this 12 months.
A second they’ll little doubt keep in mind without end.
Being distant from Fanfest sucks, and never simply as a result of time zone differential. Those of us at dwelling are on the mercy of CCP and the way they select to run their stream, together with how the cameras are deployed and used.
There is nothing I can say that actually describes that second when CCP ran the brand new 15 Years of EVE Online trailer and, half approach by way of, the digital camera minimize to the viewers so individuals on the stream had been handled to the imaginative and prescient of a bunch of nerds sitting at nighttime watching the factor we actually needed to see. The solely upside was that not less than I might solely see one fedora being worn within the crowd.
Being CCP, they ran the trailer twice… and minimize to the group once more in the course of the second run. At least they minimize throughout a unique section in order that, in two consecutive runs I believe I noticed a lot of the trailer. But I nonetheless needed to wait till it hit YouTube to get it multi function go.
Each presentation I watched had its personal digital camera screw up, like when Elise Randolph put up a slide of FCs as a part of his presentation however the digital camera stayed on him so we bought to look at him, turned away from us and searching on the slide on the large display, moderately than the slide itself. We had been allowed a quick glimpse of the slide after a few minute of Elise’s ass, however it wasn’t sufficient to choose anyone out.
And none of that was helped by the truth that they felt they wanted to maintain a nook of the display reserved for the speaker when displaying slides, which coated knowledge on the slides quite a lot of instances.
Yeah, I do know, it’s robust to be within the sales space and make the precise calls at instances, however once you’ve making the unsuitable name… change the digital camera.
Then I turned on Twitch at one level and noticed what seemed to be CCP employees on a Japanese sport present climbing stairs slathered in slippery liquid.
I’ve to confess, CCP Guard captured my response fairly nicely.
And, in the course of the heat up intro to EVE Fanfest, CCP Guard pulled out what was maybe one of many extra ironic display captures from the early period of the sport.
I’m not positive what occurred since then, however bumping just about allows suicide ganking and Burn Jita. Times have modified.
Anyway, such was Fanfest from afar. EVE Vegas is coming in October once more for these of us unwilling to fly throughout eight time zones.