Bringing the EVE Online x Doctor Who crossover to a dramatic end, the coming Abyssal Proving Grounds event focusses on 2v2 combat with some Whovian flair. It’s time to find an ally and ready yourself for clashes that promise to test both your dogfighting ability and the precision of your piloting skills.
Why will you need a steadier hand than ever to emerge victorious? Because throughout this special cruiser-focussed Abyssal Proving Grounds clash, the arena will be packed with high numbers of nexuses from The Interstellar Convergence event, with Convergent Accelerant and Decelerant objects littering the arena. Get too near one of those objects and they will explode, applying buffs or debuffs respectively. It’s a set-up that will ensure dramatic and tantalizing battles!
The permitted hulls for this event are the Omen, Caracal, Thorax, Stabber, Maller, Moa, Vexor, Rupture, Arbitrator, Blackbird, Celestis, and Bellicose.
There are some conditions of entry, of course, just to be sure that the combat is both balanced, and as action-packed as one of the Doctors’ own adventures..
The following arena effects will be in place throughout the event:
- Only pilots equipped with modules or implants with a meta level of 0 – meaning basic Tech 1 modules – will be allowed to enter
- Sensor dampeners, shield rechargers, shield power relays, shield flux coils, and core defence field purgers are banned
- Ships entering this round of Abyssal Proving Grounds combat must have a maximum of one local repair module fitted, either as shield or armor
Want to join in? Find a friend or Whovian companion, get your cruisers battle-ready, grab your Proving Filaments and head to the Proving Grounds between 11:00 UTC 28 January to 11:00 UTC 1 February. And as ever, the Proving Grounds leaderboards will allow you to keep up with Capsuleer performance… and how you and your ally fare compared to the rest of the pack.