Daily Archives: May 2, 2023

EVE Online’s Capsuleer Day Celebrating 20 Years of the Game Starts Today

EVE Online turns 20 years old this coming Saturday, and in order to celebrate CCP is kicking off a nearly month long celebration event around its usual Capsuleer Day festivities.

New Eden 20 Years Later

The celebrations include… well.., most of the usual things.  But since it is a celebration of 20 years, there are more of them.  For example, the daily login rewards are a 20 day stretch of goodies, including SKINs, fireworks, skill points, boosters, evermarks, and the occasional ship for those with Omega standing.

Kicking off the login rewards today

There are some nice things even if you are an Alpha clone, so it is worth logging in.  (all the prizes displayed here) You can also miss a couple of days if you forget, because you have 28 days to claim all the dailies.

There are also special SKINs and bundles in the New Eden store and special packs in the web store and challenges through The Agency that you can run and a planned fireworks event at Jita 4-4 at 19:00 UTC on Saturday, May 6th, in order to mark the 20th year of the game,

Jita is where we go

CCP has even put together a short video about the 20th anniversary and all the capsuleers who have shaped its history.

I could swear I saw Baltec1 on one of the early splashes of portraits… but they are small and we do tend to look rather similar at that scale, so I could be wrong.

They also make mention of the upcoming Viridian expansion, which I posted about earlier, which was where they were hiding the Tech II capital ships mention.  Way to bury the lede CCP.

And, of course, there is the EVE Online Monument.  If you are an Omega subscriber on Saturday, May 6th, your name will be inscribed on the new set of plates to be put on the monument.

Oh, and there is a FREE 50,000 skill point injector in the New Eden Store, so be sure to go and grab that! (One per account.)

Free SP for you

Anyway, this is all kicking off today… once the emergency downtime fixes a couple of issues that cropped up.



The Viridian Expansion is coming to EVE Online in June – Tech II Capital Ships are Coming

I noted at the end of my month in review post for April that CCP had been fairly quiet of late.  That includes updates to the game itself, the patch notes only delivering up minor fixes and some rendering updates.

But this morning they finally announced the first of two expansions EVE Online is supposed to get this year.  The expansion, named Viridian, will arrive at some point in June.  Exact dates were not posted.

What will Viridian bring

Viridian of course means… um… let me look that up… it means…

Blueish green.

I guess that explains the background color in the title screen.

It is also the name of a city in the original Pokemon games… and a company that makes optics and laser sights for weapons, which all happen to be green-ish in tone.

Okay, why am I going on about what the name means?  Well, read the descriptions CCP has given for the expansion:

The first of two major expansions for EVE Online in 2023, EVE Online: Viridian will launch free for all players in June. EVE Online: Viridian will empower capsuleers with new tools, personalization options and social-driven content, providing more avenues for new and existing players to forge relationships, to fly and work together for the glory of their corporation.

“With EVE Online: Viridian, players will be given more power to shape and color New Eden,” said Bergur Finnbogason, EVE Online’s Creative Director. “EVE Online: Viridian builds upon last year’s pivotal EVE Online: Uprising expansion by giving corporation leaders more means and methods to help their group flourish. There is no better time than the present for reconnecting with your corporation members to plan your next venture – you never know what’s on the horizon.”

That is a pretty vague description of what we’re getting… if you care to call it a description.  It is more of a creative writing prompt, something to get people speculating or dreaming of what it might really mean, which is always a hazard because reality is almost always a gray reflection of such fantasies.

Anyway, this will be generally overshadowed by the 20th anniversary of the game and the capsuleer day events, which I will get to later.

Addendum:  I missed this tidbit in the second announcement this morning:

You can start getting excited for structure customization, new Tech II capital ships, plus corporation goals and content such as the much-anticipated Loyalty Point tax!

Tech II capital ships.  Oh my!  That has r/eve riled up.