The big… well, sort of big… okay, barely noticed by those outside of the game… count down on the EVE Online web site has finished, and the big reveal has been… um… revealed!
CCP is building another monument. This time it is going to be in the real world rather than the virtual. A quote from the web page devoted to the monument,
We would like to, as best as we can, reflect the same beauty that you have shown us. To make you into art. To honor you in the real world as much as you have earned in the virtual. To immortalize the already immortal pilots of EVE.
To that end we are creating a monument to all EVE players whether they are currently flying or who have long docked their ships. A monument to players who are living and with us or who have sadly passed on.
CCP will immortalize players by engraving the names of the primary character on each account on the monument.
The criteria for name inclusion is described as:
The monument will stand atop a half meter tall metal-plated concrete platform that will have the names of all the “main characters” of all active EVE Online players etched upon it. This list of active, paying players will be captured on March 1st, 2014—no exceptions. In addition, CCP will be honoring EVE Online players who have passed away by adding their names to the monument, as described in the following section.
I wonder if this will create a subscriber spike as past players consider activating their accounts to be included on the monument?
The monument itself will be placed in a public space at Reykjavik harbor, not far from the CCP offices. There will be an online web app to allow people to examine the monument and find names. The monument is expected to be in place by April 30, 2014, followed by at least three update patches.
As linked above, more information about this can be found at the EVE Monument site.