fanfest 2017

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.

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EVE Online releases Guardian’s Gala update, gives glimpse into its glorious future

A new development update for EVE Online hints at grand and glorious things to come. CCP Seagull posted a three-minute video in which she hyped the coming update as well as April’s Fanfest convention. The February update for the MMO will include personal insurance for citadels and engineering stations, more improvements to the beginner experience, bug fixes, performance optimization, and a server-wide event.

“While all of this improvement work is going on, we’re also putting work into bigger things coming up, and we’re getting ready to share more of that,” CCP Seagull said, transitioning into a discussion on what might be discussed at Fanfest this year. She promised that a roadmap for the game’s future will be unveiled and that attendees can help to shape the story of the EVE Universe while there.

Get your EVE Online briefing in full after the break, and don’t miss today’s patch, the 119.2 Guardian’s Gala update.

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