There’s probably never been a better time to try to become a (digital) space pirate. With Eve Online going free to play with the Ascension update, CCP have also seen to it that new players are less confused and more empowered once they’re cruising through the stars. That arrives alongside tweaks and additions to alter the game forevermore.
We asked CCP why and how Eve Online is going F2P.
Not only is the new Tutorial, y’know, actually a tutorial, but it includes a fully voice-acted storyline that finishes, as most things in Eve do, with a big ol’ spaceship dust up. It’s officially called Inception, and CCP - plus their community - are hoping it will bring a lot of new blood into play. It’s joined by a redesigned character sheet, also hoping to promote clarity.
On top of the new player changes, there’s quite the host of other bits and pieces: