CCP, as part of their 10 year anniversary celebrations, has a new site up about the EVE Timeline.
The site details the background story… the lore, if you will… of the game, the histories of the major factions, and how it ties in with DUST 514. The is also a dev blog post about the new site.
Unfortunately, while that is interesting in a way, it is really just the static background against which the game is played. The real interesting part of the game is the narratives created by the players, the stories that continue to make headlines in (and sometimes beyond) the gaming press.
CCP is trying to capture that as well with their True Stories initiative. But somehow, that just isn’t grabbing me. I think it is a matter of having no connection to a lot of the stories, which tend to have a small focus. Our fleet, our corp, our band of clones sort of things. They don’t resonate with me like some of the bigger tales, which often only touched me in tangential ways… I watched Burn Jita, I lost ISK in one of the grand “take the money and run” EVE bank scams, I was lagged the hell out when a giant battle was going on in the same region.
But it is all part of the layers of the game.