Of course, players who didn’t like the idea from the start won’t suddenly start loving the EVE Online x Dr. Who crossover, but there’s certainly been a surge in players these last few weeks since the event went live, so that must count for something.
Unfortunately, there’s no telling how many Whovians decided to check out the game and manage to get past the steep learning curve. And if the PvE exploration/combat sites introduced with the Interstellar Convergence event didn’t keep them entertained until now, it’s unlikely that the limited-time Abyssal Proving Grounds will make them change their mind about EVE Online.
That being said, regardless of whether you’re a newcomer or veteran of the space MMO, you can now participate in the special Proving Ground event dedicated to tech 1 exploration frigates. Obviously, players who love to PvP will find the event appealing, but this is something that should interest all players who focus on exploration.
Being able to defend yourself when you’re locked while hacking a can goes a long way, and what better way to exercise that than taking part in a Proving Ground event where everyone is limited to using tech 1 exploration frigates. Not only that but the fitting and implants are restricted to the lowest category possible to give all players equal chances at winning.
So, if you’re anxious to jump into the fray and try your guns and drones on another player’s ship, you can only use one of these four tech 1 exploration frigates available in the game: Heron, Imicus, Magnate, and Probe.
Although they’re all tech 1 exploration frigates, each provides different bonuses. Also, you must be aware of each of these ships’ advantages and disadvantages.
For example, while both the Magnate and Imicus are especially good at armor tanking, the former is faster, whereas the latter has more drone bandwidth, which means you’ll be able to fit 4 light drones instead of just 3.