Capsuleers, welcome back to the Community Beat!
In our last publication we covered the kings of Alliance Tournament XVII, introduced the go-to place for lore in New Eden, took a peek at the fights in the Curse region, chatted with CCP Swift and CCP Aurora, and found a heart-warming story of Capsuleer love at EVE London.
The EVE community has been up to a lot since then. So as the Beat goes on, we look at some EVE traditions, check out some stunning artwork, celebrate a space-trucking milestone, and more!
Community Event – Luminaire Snowball Fight
Home to both Gallente Prime and Caldari Prime, the system of Luminaire has more history than most in New Eden. From infamous Caldari leader Tibus Heth liberating a planet, to Operation Highlander which saw players send the State Leviathan crashing down onto the planet’s surface. Despite all the fighting – and in classic EVE fashion – Luminaire also plays host to an epic snowball fight.
What is a snowball fight, you ask? Just a fun event where hundreds of players hurl in-game snowballs at one another. There are lightshows with prizes and even a secret Santa exchange! Thanks to Commander A9, this event has been going since the festival launcher was added to the game and we’ve come to expect it every December. Mark your calendars and stop by on 19 December @ 21:00 UTC to be part of EVE history.
We’ll see you there!
Community Corner – PushX
Artwork: Miyoshi Akachi
Precious few corporations and alliances in New Eden can survive for 10 years, but that’s exactly what PushX is celebrating this week! Since 2012, the members of PushX have been hauling goods around the universe for tens of thousands of different customers. They don’t care where you are, who you fly with, or what your standings are – all they care about is that you pay your bill! And boy have they hauled –PushX’s CEO Cassie Helio estimates that they have completed over 300,000 contracts and over 4,000,000 (MILLION) jumps!! Now that is a lot of space trucking.
Congratulations to PushX for keeping up with the delivery demands of New Eden for the past ten years. Here’s to the next ten o7.
Another institution celebrating 10 years is Australia’s player meet: EVE Down Under! This year’s event was an all-digital affair, but that didn’t hamper the good times. Both CCP Convict and CCP Larrikin were in attendance and gave short presentations about life in the Australian timezone, with some fun stats sprinkled in. Following that was a player panel with prominent Australian players where they chatted about EVE and engaged with chat. And what would an EDU be without explosions? The staff hosted a 2v2 faction battleship tournament with plenty of hijinks suited for the Australian community. Congrats to ‘The Emu’s Won’ for, well, winning!
Huge shout-out to Sin Alarma and the EVE Down Under crew for putting on the event!
Exploration, Abyssal Deadspace, escalations, seasonal events – no matter your PvE interests, Erstschlag has you covered! With his calm-yet-informative demeanor, Erstschlag’s broadcasts cover topics that new players can understand, and advanced players can learn from. Whenever a new challenge is in front of him, Erstschlag is quick to explore the new content, theorycraft solutions, and test & refine those strategies in front of a live audience. The content is great, but we’re always impressed with the level of thought that goes into his approach as well.
Erstschlag streams daily and puts evergreen content on his YouTube channel, so hop on over if you want to learn more about PvE activities. With the Winter Nexus just around the corner, he’ll undoubtedly be breaking down all the fun content that the event will entail.
Agent Blackbear sent us this jaw-dropping acrylic painting that he had commissioned by a local artist to celebrate his love for EVE Online. This interpretation of a fleet in warp has us trying to spot all the different ships and looking at our own walls to see how we can improve them! Thanks for sharing, Agent Blackbear, it’s a fantastic piece.
EVE Tradition – The Cyno Vigil
Eyes forward, Capsuleer, the cyno is not yet lit.
Consider your modules, your rigs and ammo before you undock, for the cyno is not yet lit.
Break free of the station and witness the universe before you, for the cyno is not yet lit.
Set your ship to fly through the vastness while you wait, for the cyno is not yet lit.
Pay attention, Capsuleer, for those who have gone before you call for you to join them.
The cyno is now lit.
EVE Online is nearly 20 years old, and over the years the community has created many in-game customs and traditions. One of the most somber is the ‘Cyno Vigil’ – a gathering of players lighting cynosural field generators in unison to celebrate the life of players who have passed away.
On 28 November, corpmates and friends of EVE player ‘Stepro’ gathered in the system of C0O6-K to honor their fallen companion who passed away on 7 November. Over 100 cynos were lit, respects were paid, and fun stories were shared. The tradition of the Cyno Vigil is a beautiful reminder of the strength of friendships forged in New Eden.
That’s all for this installment. Head on over to the EVE Online forums to chat and share your stories, or check out EVE Pulse for a different look at what’s going on in EVE!