EVE Online’s Sleepers are stealing corpses to rebuild their bodies

When unstable wormholes began opening all across EVE Online back in 2009, players cautiously ventured forth into the unknown and discovered the ruins of the ancient Sleeper civilisation. Protected by powerful AI ships, the Sleepers lay dormant in stasis pods and wired into a virtual environment, their bodies withered from 10,000 years of cold storage. We farmed the latent race’s automated protectors for parts to build tech 3 cruisers, and even harvested some of their bodies for advanced implants to give ground troops access to cloning technology. It was only a matter of time before the Sleepers awoke, and now it looks as if they’re arming for war.

If you’ve been following EVE‘s recent storyline, you’ll know that Circadian Seeker drones have been reported warping around star systems and scanning ships and objects. They discovered cloaked Jove outposts full of technology, and had the opportunity to scan players with Jovian cloning tech. At EVE Fanfest 2015, CCP took the story one step further with a trailer (after the cut) showing Drifter battleships harvesting capsuleer corpses and using them to rebuild their own bodies. Now players have discovered that this is actually happening in-game; If you die in a system with Circadian Seekers or eject a corpse into space, the body will be picked up and taken for processing. You can read more about the recent events and upcoming features in EVE at CCP’s brand new Updates page.

[Source: EVE Updates, @HilmarVeigar]
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Landari_Omega
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Landari_Omega

Dope_Danny After all of the years of playing EVE, there isn’t much they can do to make the UI more appealing if you ask me. They can slap on a new layer of paint and spit shine a few things if they want, but most EVE players know there already isn’t enough room on-screen to show everything you need to look at.

thegirlwiththehair
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Nyphur Landari_Omega

Why are you collecting… know what, nevermind, it’s EvE :)

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

IndigoSalma 
Many Eve Online players including myself quit Eve over Incarna’s forced paid beta testing for crapsterpiece WoD, which thankfully never made it to launch.  All that thing wound up being was a constant drain of resources and money off the only thing that has ever made CCP any money, the thing which they *should* have been developing all along: Eve.  Eve went for a number of years getting buggy, half-finished expansions dumped on top of other buggy, half-finished expansions whilst all its sub money was rerouted for fail games– Dust 514 and WoD.
2009’s Apocrypha was really the last great expansion Eve has had until recent times.

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

Did zombies just reach EVE, wait..what? lol

Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

That is a really cool story idea.

Totally gross, but cool.  ;)

Nyphur
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Nyphur

Landari_Omega Brb, finding my huge corpse collection :D

CistaCista
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CistaCista

Landari_Omega That’s EVE lol,,  someone is always trying to get an edge in the least expected ways.

CistaCista
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CistaCista

Edany (AmberACurtis) CistaCista And it is not simply lore as in storyline that is revealed, mind you. It is takeing something that is already in the game, a player’s dead corpse, and using it in a whole new and unexpected way. 
Frozen corpses have been in the game forever, players have been able to scoop them up, some collect them and trade them with other players as a passtime. Now suddenly comes along a class of npcs that want exactly that item from you, and will shoot you up if they find out you have it! It’s mindblowing for veteran players.

Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

Was going to say the same thing.
The game itself isn’t my cup of tea but the story sounds fascinating.

Tenthyr
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Tenthyr

WOOOW. BODY STEALING. TOTES ONLY A WHITE WOLF PLOTLINE NEVER HAPPENED ELSEWHERE.
Sarcasm inside, do keep the bitterness in check.