EVE Online Update: Incursion, The Echelon & Death of Learning Skills
Today marked the second part of the staged deployment of EVE Online: Incursion
Incursion 1.0.1 includes changes to the neural remap window, but more importantly it included two holiday treats for players: The Demise of Learning Skills and the Echelon ship.
The learning skills change comes at the end of an age-old debate about the necessity of learning skills. Learning skills were essentially good long-term investments, as training them at the beginning of a character’s life would assure quicker skill training throughout their career for all other skills. In essence this was learning to get better at learning. However, it was a serious investment of months of time to max them out.
As CCP Zulu, EVE’s Senior Producer, explains: “the time to change them is now, allowing new players an easier path into the game and giving veterans a nice holiday gift in being able to reallocate their skill points spent on learning skills elsewhere and having their attributes adjusted to compensate for the ‘lost’ time benefit of learning skills.”
The Echelon ship, complete with a unique hacking module, has been awarded to each paying account and may be of use later on in Incursion. It’s available for redemption between today and January 3.
…Incursion 1.0 released. This included a lot of fixes with the prioritization help of the Council of Stellar Management such as balancing of rockets and tech II ammo and some UI fixes to screen windows, menu settings and a ton else that makes for a better gameplay experience. It also added a new ship to the game, the Noctis dedicated salvaging vessel.
A full list can be found in the patch notes
Into the future…
…mid-January will see Incursion 1.1, and a week later the Sansha’s invasion of EVE’s universe.
The new Character Creator is guaranteed to bring back the wonder of your childhood and mix it with the appreciation of technology and art that you have honed as an adult. It is unsurpassed in MMOs and will be releasing with Incursion 1.1 as a teaser for what we’re up to next year with EVE Online: Incarna.