EVE Online developer CCP decided that instead of running a major FanFest event in 2019, they would do various smaller regional conventions and events that would scatter major announcements about the game throughout the year. EVE North is underway at the Delta Hotel in Toronto, and EVE players are eager to see what’s coming in the next phase of development, and CCP is happy to provide.
CCP teased the new updates coming to the game. For one thing, a new UI system is in the works to make reloading weapons easier. This should help the F1 monkeys in the crowd make their lives a bit easier. Other adjustments include distributing repair services across all of High Security space, making things easier for new players. A handful of bug fixes are also being released later this month with the newest update. Check out the patch notes for the June 2019 update over here.
The Council of Stellar Management (CSM for short) is a player-elected intermediary between the playerbase in EVE and the developer CCP. The council is elected by the players. And though some players are voicing concerns about the direction of the game’s development and the usefulness of the body, CCP will continue to support them. As CCP puts it, “10 members are democratically elected by the players to advise and assist CCP in the continuous development of EVE Online. The CSM brings focused and structured feedback from the community to CCP and represents their views and interests.”
And with EVE North comes a new round of election results. And surprising few, a handful of Null Security entities dominated the results. Let no one ever underestimate the power of numbers and communal influence in EVE.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg of news from EVE North. Check out the full Keynote presentation from the event down below.
Another part of the changes announced concerns one of the most popular PvE ships in the game, the Vexor Navy Issue. This speedy little Drone boat has long been a staple of PvE content, or “ratting”, within New Eden. This little cruiser has become more and more infamous as it’s incredibly easy to use it’s Drones and oversized Afterburner to passively tank some of the hardest PvE content in the game.
With the round of incoming updates, CCP is bringing a handful of minor nerfs to the ship that will require it to be more actively tanked. This could even be considered a buff to a more active PvE style as the ship now has a bonus to Armor tanking. Although that’s kind of subjective.