CCP once again proves they think we’re all about our skill points… and they are probably not wrong.
Login rewards in the form of skill points return to New Eden as CCP announces the Season of Skills event.
Unlike the 16th Anniversary event earlier this year, where you had to log in for 16 days during the event to claim all your skill points and other goodies, the Season of Skills event will be broken up into three parts. But each part will reward you with skill points, and an Omega character can come up with at least a million it seems if they actively peruse things.
All date ranges are from downtime to downtime, which means they start on the first date after 11:00 UTC and end on the second date before 11:00 UTC.
Bonus Skill Point Week – July 17-25
Log in every day throughout Bonus Skill Point Week and get free Skill Points. The traditional split between free and subscribing players will be in force. Alpha pilots can claim up to 200k skill points over the week, while Omega will get up to 650k skill points. Cerebral accelerators, which speed up skill training will also be awarded. I hope we get a SKIN or two along the way as well. Some SKINs will be on sale, but I want more.
Skilling Spree – July 24-August 21
Get rewards ranging from 10,000 to 50,000 skill points for killing Triglavian invaders. A single kill each day is worth 10K skill points.
Bonus Skill Points Weekend – August 23-26
Log in each day over the weekend for even more skill points. Alpha clones will get 75,000 skill points while Omega clones will get 250,000 skill points if they log in all three days.
What Does It All Mean?
I guess it means that we love it when CCP generates skill points out of thin air and simply gives them away, but hate when they generate skill points out of thin air and sell them.
At least we hate it in the short term. Three weeks later and CCP is still selling that starter pack that got so many people so bent out of shape, but it doesn’t seem to bother anybody now.
Anyway, I won’t say “no” to most of these free skill points, though I doubt I’ll be killing Triglavians for the middle segment of the event. I honestly have no insight nor idea what is going on with the high sec end of the invasion event.
Meanwhile, in an attempt to draw a constraining circle around a few things, it sounds like the invasion events might be resolving towards the end of August, so that might also be the point when we hear what CCP has become definite about the null sec blackout as well.