TNT CEO Wibla announced yesterday that our Keepstar project, which had been collecting donations of ISK and materials since February or so, had finally come to fruition.
I kicked in a billion ISK, which isn’t all that much relative to the cost of the thing, but which represented about 10% of my ISK on hand at the moment. So I had to go visit it.
The Keepstar is the largest of the Upwell Consortium citadels. It is big enough to allow super captial ships to dock, something that was a big change when they were introduced a little more than a year ago. And, since the YC119.5 update, there are alliance and corporation logos visible on them.
That logo is pretty big. I tried getting a sense of its scale by flying my Ishtar, a cruiser hull, up to it. You can just see the green tethering line ending in my ship. (It is easier to pick out if you click on the picture to see a larger version.)
All I can say is that it is very big, which makes the Keepstar itself huge. There are a few other structures anchored in the vicinity from which the Keepstar is easily visible.
A human structure clearly visible from 3,000km away is big indeed. You can see the other structures from the Keepstar… the Azbel at 3,000km is visible in the background of the giant logo screen shot… but they are much harder to pick out.
So we are in the Keepstar club now. one of nearly half a dozen such structures in Delve at this point. (Addendum: The count is actually seven) I did see that we opted not to include the alliance leader display option on our Keepstar. I am not sure how this setting works, but I do see the menacing visage of The Mittani on GSF citadels every so often.
We might be better off without a capital ship sized Wibla on our Keepstar.