This isn’t just a patch; it’s a political upheaval.
EVE Online pushed out its Galatea release today and with it a major event that’s rocking the galaxy. It appears that the Amarr Empress has been assassinated by the Drifters, which means that players now can be drafted by would-be successors to fight on their behalf. By the time that EVE Fanfest rolls around next year, a new leader will be chosen for the Amarr Empire.
Galatea delivers several other welcome features for the game, including more tweaks to the Sovereignty system, camera improvements for ship killshots, and a revamp of the Gallente Dominix battleship.
Source: Patch notes