April 2016 - EVE Online: Citadel
Patch notes: https://community.eveonline.com/news/patch-notes/patch-notes-for-eve-online-citadel
Capital and Supercapital rebalance and the introduction of Citadels, which are destructable and will eventaully replace outposts and POS.
Summary of last couple years worth of patches: https://www.themittani.com/features/eve-online-2016-welcome-back
NEW BEST TRAILER!
--- And now for your Intro to EVE OP ---
This is EVE:
Seriously, watch that trailer before reading anything else!
You are a capsuleer, able to fly everything from the lowliest shuttle
to the most massive capital ship
When the ship you are piloting explodes, it is destroyed; some of the contents can be looted or salvaged, but the rest is lost forever
Every mineral can be mined by players
, every item and ship can be built by players, and everything can be bought and sold on a market controlled by players.
You can be a bounty hunter, searching high security space for players who have committed offenses, buying their kill rights, and executing them on the spot.
You can be a member of a militia, fighting over low security space between the four major empires of New Eden.
You can be a member of an alliance, joining an empire that spans hundreds of null security systems and taking part in battles that involved thousands of players.
Or you can be a merchant, miner, trader, scam artist, thief, mercenary, moon baron, teacher, space trucker, spy, pirate, or maybe even something no one has thought of yet
Eve Online is a political, sandbox, spaceship, economic, military MMO in which you can do whatever you want. It takes a departure from other MMOs in that it all occurs on a single server and skills are trained 24/7 in a time-based queue as opposed to a physical grind. While the game has a notorious learning curve (lessened by many recent improvements to the game), if you hang around for long enough you'll be hooked for life. EVE has a free expansion every 6 weeks (!!!), leading to an interesting, growing game universe.
It is never too late to start playing!
Getting Started in EVE
Merch Industrial is the Penny Arcade forum corporation. Join us here: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/194669/eve-online-merch-industrial-recruitment-fleshreaper-training-station
EVE University is a new player training corporation: http://www.eveuniversity.org/
Feel free to suggest other links for me to put here - yes, if your corporation is recruiting, plug yourself here.
Current Events in New Eden
Huge war going on, Imperium / CFC versus all of the rest of EVE.
EVE in the Media
The EVE Universe
Dust 514 (dust514.com) is a free to play first person shooter for the Playstation 3. It is linked to EVE Online in various ways, the coolest of which (for EVE players, anyway) are the orbital bombardments.
EVE:Valkyrie (evevalkyrie.com) is an upcoming space combat simulator designed for use with the Oculus Rift.