The past two weeks are no exception, however it feels just like the roles have flipped and it is CCP, EVE's Icelandic-based developers, who are writing the stories that the internet are talking about recently. And while some of EVE Echoes Items it is great, a few bad - it has all enthralled many an onlooker since EVE's storied Nullsec alliances cope with new emergent threats in their pockets of space.
On the heels of EVE North at Toronto last month, CCP decided to begin selling a $5 million starter pack - complete with more than 1 million ability points - directly to customers in their very own shop. Now this is not anything new - CCP's Paul Elsy states as much in blog article explaining the choice - however at the time that these were available via Steam. As many hardcore EVE players have told me throughout the last fourteen days through Discord and Twitter DMs, most of your entrenched EVE players do not play using Steam. Therefore that the concept of CCP selling ability points last week was a completely new movement in their thoughts.
The way these skill points were accessible additionally felt exploitable. Set up as a means to help newer players get the skills they want fast in order to move on from the starter corvettes and start exploring New Eden in earnest, capsuleers could buy a starter pack which gave them more than 1 Million skill points for just $5. These packs were confined to only 1 purchase per account, but just like any good video game, you will find loopholes in the system.
Ability injectors can be bought or sold on the in-game marketplaces, but those ability injectors are created by players themselves using skill points they themselves accrued over time. Selling ability points like this - no matter how it's been done before either with Alpha skill injectors or otherwise - to many players feels as though it threatens the player-made market of EVE Online. Many prolific players, most especially streamer Manic Velocity and former CSM 13 manhood Jin'Taan have spoken out from this.In their response, CCP stated that the starter package was intended for players to have a leg up, particularly as CCP still deals with EVE Online's enormous retention problems.One of the large exclusive additions to EVE Echoes you won't discover in Cheap EVE Echoes ISK Online is Outposts. Outposts are a distance construction that individual players may use in adverse areas such as low sec and null sec as a staging ground and safe haven. Wei Su also verified the Outposts will include more than just a docking bay.