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.
A new (and admittedly colossal) blog post has cropped up on the EVE Online site that lays out every little detail you might ever want to know about the upcoming FanFest...and maybe a few things that you didn't know...but will! The blog provides information about when badges can be picked up, when the keynote takes place, what panels you can attend and much, much more.
The EVE Online site has been updated with an impressive list of patch notes for a planned update scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th. It includes some usual balancing changes, bug fixes as well as improvements to UI, Scanning system, Rorqual, Mining and much more.
EVE Online organization, Imperium, has sent out the numbers for this years Burn Jita event. Burn Jita challenges pilots to inflict massive losses through the destruction of enemy ships. During the event held from February 24-26, 140 Freighters and over 300 lesser ships were destroyed collectively inflicting over 776B ISK damages, the real world equivalent of about $15,000.
In a new partnership between CCP, Massively Multiplayer Online Science, University of Reykjavik and the University of Geneva have formed a unique opportunity for players to participate in the search for "exoplanets", those planets that lie outside of our own solar system. Using provided data, players will work to reach "comparative consensus on classification of the data" that will then be returned to the University of Geneva for further analysis in locating exoplanets.
Going in to 2017, EVE Online's Goonswarm Federation is touting its 21,000 members as the largest player organization in gaming history. In addition to EVE, Goonswarm is represented in PlanetSide 2, ArcheAge, Atlas Reactor and H1Z1.