EVE Online's annual Guardians Gala is back, seeing players attempt to steal back valuable data stolen by the Angel Cartel and Serpentis factions in EVE Online.
The annual event which sees the return of engaging combat, hacking sites and more is back with players attempting to recover stolen compression technology from the Angel Cartel and Serpentis factions. This year's event centers on this story beat, with the two factions successfully raiding an ORE facility in 4C-B7X, and ORE themselves want it back. So much so that they are willing to pay a pretty ISK for any capsuleers who can help.
The Gala itself will have something for every capsuleer, from combat sites where players can ambush unsuspecting Angel Cartel and Serpentis rats to earn skins, modules and more. If hacking is more your speed, you can also extract technology fragments of the compression tech stolen by the two pirate factions. If you collect enough you can even be rewarded with early access compression skillbooks to get ahead on the new tech.
However, the biggest prize of them all (at least monetarily) has to be the 1 billion ISK reward for finding stolen ORE researchers and returning them to to ORE. That's a lot of ISK, though you'll have to be really lucky to stumble upon a stolen scientist.
You can check out the full details on the EVE Online website. There will also be a Scope (EVE Online's in-universe news reel) video associated with the event, but according to the blog post they are "preparing their holoreel" on a stolen Rorqual associated with the raid on the ORE facility. The Guardian's Gala runs in EVE Online from now through February 22nd.