EVE Fanfest will play host to deadly plague this weekend

In a macabre move, EVE Fanfest 2017 (this coming weekend!) is merging game activity and convention to bring its players in contact with a deadly plague. Oh, it’s a fictional plague (we assume), but still it will be very interesting to see how CCP involves players first-hand in a game-shaping event.

What’s going on is this: Right now in EVE Online there’s this horrible, completely fatal Kyonoke Plague spreading across several systems. When players arrive at Fanfest, they’ll find themselves part of the plague quarantine while trying to collectively figure out how to combat the disease. The end result of this event will then affect the MMORPG going forward.

“The venue for Fanfest 2017 will be transformed into the H4-RP4 Kyonoke Inquest Center, a Keepstar class citadel gravlocked to a quarantined backwater Astral Mining facility in the Federal system of Postouvin,” CCP announced last week. “Attendees are invited to take part in an immersive event over the course of the three days of Fanfest 2017, and your actions will ultimately decide the outcome of the situation as well as the responses to the containment situations by each of the empires.”

In other EVE Online news, the studio opened up a new fiction portal for those who want to delve deeper into the lore and world of the game. Presumably, this portal is plague-free, but make sure to wash your hands after using, just in case.

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Bobuliss
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Bobuliss

I’ll be at Fanfest this year for the first time. I can’t wait to take part in the Inquest, between panels, roundtables, the 2v2 tournament, and the keynote, of course. Anyone else on this site going? See ya there if you are!

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Bryan Correll

I think we all know how the EVE community would handle such a plague: execute the infected and drop them into a star.

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Brendan Drain

The result actually did come down to a vote between killing the infected or releasing all research on the virus to try and find a cure. Uncharacteristically, EVE players chose NOT to kill the infected :D

Bobuliss
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Bobuliss

Ahh, yes, irrational EVE hate. So refreshing. Someone gank you while you were autopiloting your hauler through lowsec?

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Bryan Correll

Ah yes. The knee jerk reaction of an EVE player to take an obvious joke as criticism of the game.

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I kinda suspect he’s not even in the “eve community” which you were supposedly attacking, since the said community (myself included) would react to such lighthearted remark not as hate, but a usual joke.

Also, executing the infected and burn them is an old trope even predates the zombie genre. It’s an excellent point of conflict to applicable fictions.

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Bryan Correll

This guy gets it.

Bobuliss
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Bobuliss

Ahh, yes, the obvious and transparent attempt to pass off misguided lampooning of an entire gaming community as “just a joke.” This is fun. How long you think we can keep it going?

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Alex Willis

I was at PAX the year of PAX Swine Flu, aka “H1Nerd1”. Convention plague is real!

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