Introducing the Community Beat!
As vast and varied as the world of New Eden is, the EVE Online community is just as diverse. Between the EVE Forums, subreddits, Discord communities, podcasts, streams, and news sites, the amount of information to be navigated and consumed can be truly head-spinning. To celebrate the EVE community and help you find your way in this crazy, wild, wonderful world, we’re introducing a new bi-weekly piece: The Community Beat!
Our aim in these articles is to provide a foundation for all aspects of the community: in-game events, developer chats, player meets, CSM reports, and much more. With a landscape as diverse and turbulent as EVE’s has become over the last near-nineteen years, no version of the Community Beat will look identical. We’re very excited to share the wonderful stories of the EVE community, and look forward to chatting regularly.
Welcome to the inaugural publication of the EVE Online Community Beat: sit back, relax, and enjoy some refreshing Quafe!
Send in the CRABs!
The CONCORD Rogue Analysis Beacon, coming soon to EVE, is a new kind of observatory structure, intended to draw enormous Rogue Drone attention toward itself and those near it, providing a new and revolutionary way to engage in exciting and profitable gameplay content in Low and Null Security space. This beacon requires a significant influx of power to spool up, however, and can consequently only be activated by specific kinds of capital ships.
We’ve had just over 4,700 CONCORD Rogue Analysis Beacons deployed in the last week, and we’re really happy with the responses. Thanks to your feedback, we’ve made a few changes and we're still on the lookout for more. We're excited to see how you CRAB! – EVE Online Team
To learn more details about this swarm-attracting beacon, tune in to Pando & Mirandalorian’s Podcast this week, where CCP Rise will be coming on to discuss the feature in greater depth. Likewise, you can learn more about how to get a sneak peek at this feature on the Singularity Test Server here.
In-Game Event: Totality Day
The Foundation Quadrant saw the four core nations of New Eden – the Gallente Federation, the Amarr Empire, the Minmatar Republic, and the Caldari State – celebrate what it means to be a member of their respective empires with various holidays.
Not to be outdone by the core Empires’ supporters, pilots aligned with the enigmatic Triglavian Collective have come together to celebrate the formation of the Domain of Pochven – the climax of the successful attainment of Final Liminality in 27 systems across Empire space – on a newly designated day of celebration on 13 October, dubbed Totality Day. Various player events - which are by no means limited to the RP community - will be taking place from 9 to 16 October, so join in the week-long celebration (aiming to be at least three times as energized as the Empires’ holidays) and embrace your inner triangle!
What was your favorite Empire celebration? Tweet using the #CommunityBeat hashtag with your favorite moment, and the Empires will send a SKIN code to their favorite responses.
EVE suffers no shortage of extremely talented content creators covering a wide array of gameplay styles. One of our most prominent streamers, Bjorn Bee, is enthusiastically dedicated to showing New Eden what it means to PvP both as a lone wolf, as well as in small-to-medium sized fleets. Whether you want to experience late-game content or learn more about PvP mechanics, Bjorn is a great resource – and if you're interested in participating in PvP fleets, Bjorn also has NPSI (Not Purple, Shoot It) roams where he takes viewers out in public fleets, open to many skill levels. Be warned, FC Bee is not afraid to take a fight, so this might be a one-way trip!
If PvP isn’t your forte, have no fear – Frost is here! Frost Ees has a wonderfully informative YouTube channel covering player news in EVE Online, as well as the Alliance Spotlight series where she interviews various alliance leaders from across the cluster. Whether you’re looking to catch up on what EVE players have been up to, or simply want to stay up to date with their hijinks, Frost’s Weekly Updates will keep you abreast without bogging you down in lexicon.
By no means do we only take notice of our Partners; EVE players across the world constantly surprise us with their talent. For SHIPTember (which we’re totally making a thing), Oleena Natiras of GoonWaffe has combined a love for both EVE and LEGO to tremendous effect, so be sure to check out their absolutely jaw-dropping LEGO rendition of the iconic Apocalypse battleship!
Thanks for sharing, Oleena – we’re positively gold with envy!
Fleet up! - EVE Vegas & London
Being able to unwind and put a face to the voices you’ve heard on Teamspeak, Mumble, and Discord is a truly special experience, so for those wanting to experience the splendor of an in-person player gathering, some very storied venues will at long last resume and continue their traditions in the coming weeks! We’ve had the pleasure of going to meetups far and wide, and each one is spectacular and memorable in their own way.
Returning to its roots as a player-run meetup, EVE Vegas will host the annual meetup from 22 October to 24 October. With almost 400 confirmed guests from across New Eden, it once again proves to be a consistently popular venue year after year.
On the other side of the Atlantic, EVE London returns after a 21-month break at a brand-new venue on 6 November. What started as a corp meetup at a pub many moons ago has evolved over the years into an institution all its own. Pop in to hobnob with fellow Capsuleers for, amongst many other things, the Alliance Tournament XVII Viewing Party! If this will be your first time attending EVE London, a bit of advice: go easy on the POS Fuel (you’ll thank us later).
In conjunction with these events, we’re happy to announce that the FriendShip has finally been cleared to undock; CCP will be sending a few developers to support both events, as well as various other player events through the year. We are overjoyed to be able to once again meet with you, kick back, and hear all the wonderful stories that always come out of these events!
That's all for this installment. We'd love to know what you think of the beat - so head on over to the EVE Online forums to chat and share your stories.