CCP and Hadean are back and eyeing another attempt at a world record as they test technology to enable huge multiplayer spaceships battles beyond the scale of what EVE Online has managed so far.
I am still not sure about their plan to get to that world record number, surpassing an actual EVE Online in-game battle, the Keepstar battle at 9-4RP2 (the “million dollar battle“), which saw 6,142 players involved and was recognized for a Guinness world record.
The first idea is to get people involved by doing two preliminary runs before they go for the record. So the events will be:
- Public Stress Test 1 Sat 9 Nov 2019 19:00 UTC
- Public Stress Test 2 Sat 16 Nov 2019 19:00 UTC
- World Record Attempt Sat 23 Nov 2019 20:00 UTC
That is basically the next three Saturdays.
The second idea is to put the whole thing on Steam. So if you want to join in there is a page up on Steam for the EVE Aetherwars Tech Demo.
Being on Steam will make it easier for people to grab the client and get it launched and logged in for the events. However, Steam could also be another barrier as well. Just try finding it on Steam if you don’t know it is there for example. (I found that searching on “Hadean” was a reliable way to get to it.)
CCP published a blog update on the plans the goes into detail as to what they have in mind. We shall see if they can hit their goal this time.