Invasion has officially launched into EVE Online. The latest content expansion brings a new storyline into the game starting with the first chapter of the Triglavian story “plunging New Eden into chaos”. Players will have to “meet the threat head-on” as they battle enemy ships with “escalating consequences” while earning some of the game’s newest rewards.
From May 23rd to May 25th, EVE Online Steam players can take home a free Invasion Starter Kit that contains a number of goodies for new pilots. Players will receive a week’s worth of Omega premium access, 250k Skill Points, a Standard Cerebral Accelerator, 5x Tier 1 Abyssal Filaments, Ship SKINs from previous events and the Blood Raider apparel. Players can claim the gift starting today at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern.
On May 28th, EVE Online will be expanding again when “Invasion” launches. As the name implies, capsuleers will be facing off against the rising threat of the Triglavian as its forces come to bear. In addition, players will find “new visuals, new content and new system-wide effects” coming as part of the Invasion expansion.
It’s almost time to elect a new crop of ten player-leaders in EVE Online. Those who are interested in a run for the Council of Stellar Management can start their journey by submitting an application from now through May 12th. Candidates will be announced at EVE Down Under on May 25th with voting taking place from June 10-17. Results will be announced on June 22nd at EVE North.
From May 2nd to May 20th, EVE Online capsuleers can take part in the game’s 16th anniversary celebration. As part of the festivities, players can get hold of in-game rewards on a daily basis thanks to the log-in event. All rewards can be claimed if players log in for 16 of the days available. Alpha and Omega players can claim all rewards, “although the Omega rewards are a bit more valuable”.
Katia Sae is an intrepid capsuleer who last month revealed that she had traveled to all of EVE Online’s systems over the course of a decade and had done so without losing a single ship. In celebration of this monumental and first-of-its-kind achievement, the “Archura Stargazers Society” has put up a monument in her honor out in the Saisio System.
During this week’s Game Developers Conference, CCP Games and Hadeon teamed up to showcase the “next evolution” of gaming by creating a virtual battle that saw over 14,000 ships taking part. Among that number were nearly 4,000 EVE Online players alongside 10,000 AI-controlled ships. The highest concurrent number reached over 10,000 and almost 9,000 ships were destroyed in the huge groundbreaking battle.
The March update to EVE Online has been released into the game. This patch brings a number of new features into the game including the “Skills on Demand” alongside skill price reductions coming later this week. In addition, CCP has placed all level 4 and 5 missions “behind the requirement to have an Omega state account” in an effort to decrease RMT.
One EVE Online player has boldly gone where no one in the game’s history has gone before. Katia Sae has explored all of the reachable systems in EVE and it only took a bit over nine years to do so. What makes it all the more remarkable, Katia did this incredible first-of-its-kind feat without suffering a single loss.