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Fiction Fridays: introducing the lore of EVE

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CCP Spitfire
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2012-02-17 16:26:28 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Suvetar

Welcome to New Eden.

The game world of EVE Online has an extensive, grand and oftentimes brutal background, ranging anywhere from lowly tribes warring on planets to lone scientists making world-changing discoveries onboard space stations in interstellar orbit, all the way to terrifying capsuleers clashing with fire and destruction in their million-ton spaceships, with thousands of their crew hanging on for dear life. There are Gallentean pleasure hubs, and Amarr prayer machines. We have Fedo beasts crawling blindly in dark corners of abandoned asteroid mining posts, and hulking Titan-class vessels gliding massively through the vast, cold swathes of outer space. New Eden is composed of four major empires, a cluster of pirate factions, scores of corporations and power blocs, and through it all, scorning any allegiance but their own, the capsuleers soar down paths of fire and destruction.

-- Introduction to the EVE Online Fiction Portal

The Fiction Friday is a series of forum threads devoted to the lore of EVE Online. Every week we pick a topic -- it can be anything from spaceship racing to the antics of the Guristas -- and talk a bit about it and how it applies to the game itself.

We strongly recommend those interested in the lore and fiction of New Eden to read an excellent EVE Lore Guide by Mark726. Published in Seismic Stan's Freebooted blog (a recommended read by itself), it provides a comprehensive overview of various factions and organizations of EVE Online, key technological concepts, naming conventions and many other aspects of the "backstory" of our game.

The list of Fiction Friday threads:

CCP Spitfire | Marketing & Sales Team @ccp_spitfire

Project Compass Holdings
#2 - 2012-02-17 16:56:32 UTC
Many thanks for including my Guide in your post! :-D
Seismic Stan
Freebooted Junkworks
#3 - 2012-02-17 17:18:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Seismic Stan
Morwen Lagann
Tyrathlion Interstellar
#4 - 2012-02-17 17:38:43 UTC
Seismic Stan wrote:
Excellent, thanks for the linkage and the support.

Also, Mark da man.

Yes, yes he is. \o/

Mark's guide is a must-read for anyone looking for an easy-access overview to the universe of EVE, and a great reference for those looking to start roleplaying to boot.

Morwen Lagann

CEO, Tyrathlion Interstellar

Coordinator, Arataka Research Consortium

Owner, The Golden Masque