CCP’s live-action EVE Online ARG looks like the best thing at this year’s EVE Fanfest

Got your tix for EVE Online’s EVE Fanfest 2017? Ready to set aside your in-game enmity and play nice with your fellow gamers for a few days — or not, depending on what sort of corp you’re in? Decided cowering in your house watching streams is the wiser choice?

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:

All is not right in New Eden, as a number of quarantine zones have been established across the cluster in the wake of an outbreak of the highly contagious and deadly Kyonoke Plague. For Fanfest 2017, we’ve partnered with an Emmy award winning organization – The Company P – who are working with us to produce an immersive experience like no other at this year’s Fanfest.

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!

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Denice J. Cook

Well, this looks like it could be cool. Not cool enough to warrant going to Iceland (at least not for me), but cool nonetheless. :) I’ll watch for it.

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silverlock

I’m actually interested in how this plays out. Will players play to type and go with brutal option or will they defy expectations and go with the humane option.

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