CCP’s live-action EVE Online ARG looks like the best thing at this year’s EVE Fanfest
Good news for you then no matter which way you roll: CCP has released a detailed blog post today laying out the structure of this year’s event. Expect the usual round of keynotes, panels, debates, and player presentations, plus beer, a check-in with the Project Discovery scientists, a 2v2 single elimination tourney, more beer, tours for people who got dragged along and want to see Iceland’s beauty, and beer. But the best bit looks to be a genuinely cool live-action game called The YC119 Kyonoke Inquest:
Harpa will be transformed into the H4-RP4 Kyonoke Inquest Center, a Keepstar class citadel located in the Federal system of Postouvin which has been constructed by the Society of Conscious Ihought close to one of the quarantine zones, in order to research the situation.
There will be five sets constructed at various locations around the venue, staffed by a myriad of inhabitants of the Keepstar. Participants in the event will have the opportunity to work with them or against them in order to earn vote tokens, which can be used to push through resolutions to the crisis. These sets will be environments that represent the four empires and the Society of Conscious thought, with individuals from the relevant Inquest delegations at each of the sites.
The setting is an inquest taking place into the cause and potential resolutions of the Kyonoke outbreak. The results of this inquest will be determined by both attendees at Fanfest and those collaborating with them from within EVE Online during the event.
The fates of trillions lie in the hands of capsuleers. Whether a peaceful and humane, or destructive but effective resolution is brought to the table will ultimately be decided by the Fanfest attendees involved.
You can also just snap up the digital guidebook and let your phone boss you around.
Massively OP EVE columnist Brendan Drain will be in attendance again this year, so expect plenty of great coverage out of him as always!