It’s been over six weeks now since 2022 began, and it’s already shaping up to be an exciting year for EVE. Fanfest will happen on EVE’s 19th birthday, and to get you into the Fanfest spirit there are a slew of important updates coming from now until the Party at the Top of the World in Reykjavík 6-8 May that will be covered in this blog.
Before that, let’s just take a quick look back at 2022 in EVE to date. The year started on what many would consider a surprising note with the EVE Online x Doctor Who crossover event ‘The Interstellar Convergence’. After a tumultuous start, it was great to see the buzz in the community as Capsuleers charted their path to Gallifrey to experience an event like no other.
This was further established with a huge uplift in hacking activity which skyrocketed to levels beyond what EVE has seen in several years. Not to mention the impact this event had in bringing crowds of fresh players to New Eden! It was a blast to see all the streams, Whovians talking about EVE, the dapper outfits, Doctor Who memes, and your firsthand experiences of battling foreign forces in New Eden until the bridge between the two universes closed on 1 February. The event allowed us to view EVE Online through new glasses and demonstrate the amazing potential for future EVE events.
THE ROAD TO FANFEST
In the coming months, EVE will be filled with many updates, including balance changes, new player focused features, and events leading up to Fanfest 2022, when CCP will be welcoming you all to Reykjavik for the first time in 4(!) years.
NEW PLAYER EXPERIENCE UPDATE – MYSTERY MINING ADVENTURE!
A significant update to the first hour of gameplay featuring a mysterious mining adventure is being added to the New Player Experience. This portion of EVE’s introductory experience will send you on a mining expedition fraught with intrigue and hints at the unfolding AIR storyline. Alongside Aura and the newly-introduced Elias Peltonnen, expect to learn the basics of mining and EVE’s economy in an engaging story-driven way.
In addition to the mining adventure, a feature that will help new players navigate the vast options EVE has to offer and find their true calling in New Eden is being worked on. This feature will be released later this winter.
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