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Oceanus Site Opens in Preparation for Sep 30 Launch

Posted by Suzie Ford on Sep 24, 2014  | Comments

Oceanus Site Opens in Preparation for Sep 30 Launch - MMORPG.com

The EVE Online teaser site for the next major update has opened its doors. The Oceanus pages give players insight into what to expect from the patch set to hit live service on September 30th. Oceanus will bring full French language support into EVE as well as UI improvements, new cloaking effects, updated wormhole nebulae and more.

Our goals with the Burner Missions were to add some challenging, novel and optional new PVE content for our mission running community to test themselves against. 

  • We decided to create missions that could only be accessed with frigate-sized ships because we knew this would create an environment that contrasts strongly with the usual Level 4 mission running experience, and provide some significant variety. 
  • We built the missions partly as “fitting puzzles” since we know how rewarding it can be to use the nearly infinite combinations available in the EVE fitting system to create your very own personalized solution to gameplay problems. 
  • We designed the missions to be extremely challenging since we knew that players would rise to the challenge by sharing tactics, working together, and stubbornly overcoming the obstacles in their way. 
  • We chose to make the missions completely optional (with no penalty for turning them down or quitting) since allowing players to choose which difficulty mountain to climb is a fundamental part of EVE’s design and we didn’t want to force people into training a new ship class just to complete the mission they had been randomly assigned.

Check out the EVE Online: Oceanus page for more information.


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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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