EVEsterdam 2019: EVE players intercept Triglavian war plans


The EVE Online community was surprised recently when billboards across the game were hacked and displayed a threatening video from the Triglavian Collective, a twisted faction recently discovered in Abyssal Deadspace. That was just the first step in a much larger story that is rolling out live right now in EVE Online, and it’s starting to get exciting.

Players running tier 5 Abyssal Deadspace sites started to rarely encounter a bizarre new site with what appeared to be a huge Triglavian structure protected by an insane spawn full of high-damage Leshak battleships. The gate out of the pocket was unlocked immediately instead of unlocking on killing the ships, so a lot of people landing in the site just turned tail and ran. Those who braved the spawn became embroiled in a terrifying twist to the Triglavian story.

Players were able to identify the massive structure as a shipyard building some kind of colossal ship, possibly a Triglavian Dreadnought capital ship. Several players were able to loot strange new “Semiosis conduction console” items before escaping, and that’s when things got really interesting.

The new items initially didn’t appear to have any use, but research organisation Arataka Research offered a 250 million ISK bounty on any that players could recover. Shortly after, we discovered the item’s purpose when players in possession of them started unintentionally intercepting odd communications between Triglavian sources in-game.

EVEmails with links to videos of Triglavian communications have started to surface, and players are just starting to piece together what this new threat is up to. Players translating the text in the videos have discovered that the Triglavians are analysing the performance of players completing Abyssal Deadspace sites, requesting reinforcements, and making cryptic reference to ominous impending plans. This has further fueled speculation that the Triglavian shipyards could be part of a massive invasion plan.

Disclosure: In accordance with Massively OP’s ethics policy, we must disclose that CCP paid for our writer’s travel to and accommodation at this event. CCP has neither requested nor been granted any control or influence over our coverage of the event. I, for one, welcome our new Triglavian overlords!
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