EVE Online is the first class space-faring sandbox MMORPG developed by CCP. Players enter a vast universe housed on a single game server, and filled with planets, ships, asteroids, space stations, moons, wormholes, various complexes, and thousands of other players. EVE lets players choose their own class from hundreds of skills, keeping play free form and fluid, not as restricted and dependent on set skill trees as other MMORPGs do. The same free form method also applies to customizing ships, with hundreds of models, rigs, and subsystems to choose from.
EVE is set over 21,000 years into the future, long after humans exhausted Earth’s resources, and colonized the Milky Way. When a natural wormhole was discovered, which lead to a new galaxy given the name New Eden, humans quickly spread out here establishing new colonies. When the wormhole suddenly collapsed, these colonies were cut off from the Milky Way, and left to their own survival. Those that have are now segmented into five distinct societies, but still with one goal: to survive and prosper.
Ascension, the latest update for EVE Online, brings in a whole host of industrial updates. We sent capsuleer and greasemonkey Gareth "Gazimoff" Harmer to investigate.
CCP Games has announced the successful deployment of the EVE Online Ascension update that most notably brings Clone States into the game, the new features that allows players to take on much of the game for free.
CCP Games is gearing up for next week's release of EVE Online: Ascension, the paradigm shift away from pure subscription to a free-to-play revenue model. To show off what is coming with Ascension, the team has released a "feature tour" for the expansion. In addition, the new EVE Portal mobile app has been released that gives players the ability to check out character information, send / receive in-game mail, check out the calendar, buy PLEX and much more.
In the midst of the madness surrounding BlizzCon 2016, CCP Games has quietly published a video archive from EVE Vegas 2016 held last weekend. A number of videos has been released that allow interested players to view panels and ceremonies that occured during the gathering.
During this past weekend's EVE Vegas 2016, CCP Games unveiled its brand new trailer for EVE Online Play For Free version. The free version will launch with the Ascension expansion set for November 15th. Additional details were revealed about skins, new ones to be added and price reductions on already existing ones, improvement to the recruit program and more.