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Dev blog: Inception - The new player experience for EVE Online

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2016-10-18 15:48:48 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
With EVE Online: Ascension, the massive expansion arriving on November 8, we are also getting a fully revamped new player experience (NPE).

This new NPE introduces new players to EVE Online and the fantastic universe of New Eden by letting them run a storyline driven campaign that explains the foundations of being a capsuleer in an immersive and exciting way.

Read more about this new NPE and its first part in the latest blog Inception - The new player experience for EVE Online!

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Karl Jerr
Herzack Unit
#2 - 2016-10-18 16:04:35 UTC
Cool :) Good job.
SyntaxPD
PowerDucks
PowerDucks Alliance
#3 - 2016-10-18 16:05:33 UTC
How exactly is it going to make game better ?
Bonita zulen
Semper-Tyrannis
The Bastion
#4 - 2016-10-18 16:06:39 UTC
Looks Cool actually, should work well with the changes to clone state.
Altrue
Exploration Frontier inc
Tactical-Retreat
#5 - 2016-10-18 16:07:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Altrue
Hi,

So far this looks promising. Now, having produced beginner walkthroughs for the past four years on youtube and having seen all the "recent" iterations of the tutorial system, I will observe careful optimism and wait to see this thing in action before judging :)

But efforts in the direction of new players are always a good thing, so props for that :)

Quick questions:

  • http://content.eveonline.com/www/newssystem/media/70628/1/AuraHighlight.PNG : Are you really letting Aura's eyes stay this way? That's more like Aura Zombie Edition at the moment... :p
  • "We have created 5 new sites for the Inception NPE:" Does this mean that these are combat sites? If so, aren't you affraid that at times of high affluence, lots of new players will pile into the same site and basically mutually ruin their experience? Or that they will visit these sites in the "wrong" order?
  • What is the future of the Buddy Reward Program? Starting today, people who use a 21 day link will potentially end their trial after the November release, what will happen to them? And to the invite link senders?
  • What about corvettes and the rebalancing of rookie ships?

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Star Explorers
Reckoning Star Alliance
#6 - 2016-10-18 16:08:40 UTC
SyntaxPD wrote:
How exactly is it going to make game better ?


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Minchurra
Pandemic Horde Inc.
#7 - 2016-10-18 16:09:21 UTC
Will the existing tutorial career agents continue to be available?
Mara Rinn
Cosmic Goo Convertor
#8 - 2016-10-18 16:09:53 UTC
SyntaxPD wrote:
How exactly is it going to make game better ?


The idea is to capture the attention of the people that EVE was losing in the first few hours. By giving them a story to cling to, the process of reading instructions and figuring out how this game works becomes a little easier.

What CCP wants to do is draw more people into our sandbox and encourage them to stay longer than they do.

I look forward to trying this out next week. I'm hoping it's decent enough that I'll be happy to spruik the game to all my friends.
Rivr Luzade
Coreli Corporation
Mercenary Coalition
#9 - 2016-10-18 16:11:42 UTC
http://content.eveonline.com/www/newssystem/media/70628/1/AuraHighlight550.jpg just a bit of nitpicking: This picture shows the wreck as a cargo container. That's not very intuitive. And I take it, the text in this tool tip is just a dummy?

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My ridicule, heavy criticism and general pale outlook about your or CCP's ideas is nothing but an encouragement to prove me wrong. Give it a try.

FT Diomedes
The Graduates
#10 - 2016-10-18 16:11:43 UTC
Looks promising.

CCP should add more NPC 0.0 space to open it up and liven things up: the Stepping Stones project.

TigerXtrm
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#11 - 2016-10-18 16:11:46 UTC
Very interesting stuff! Can't wait to get my hands on this next week.

I've already cleared a character slot on Singularity in anticipation for this. Will there be another mirror between now and the new NPE going live on SISI?

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Vasama
Nosferatu Security Foundation
#12 - 2016-10-18 16:13:21 UTC
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SyntaxPD
PowerDucks
PowerDucks Alliance
#13 - 2016-10-18 16:20:08 UTC
I'm afraid, these attempts will confuse newbies, as most of them actually read many eve-related stuff before they try themselves.

I.e. now we have several different player-made guides to begin eve and all of them are different due to fast changing core mechanics e.t.c.
Wallyx
Gloryhole Initiative
HISPANIA.
#14 - 2016-10-18 16:24:28 UTC
Nice, it looks promising. I'll try for sure. But, this is going to include a Spanish version? Even if is only for the text.

Since you delete the Spanish Tutorial and Channel, our community dont have new players, with the exception of the ones that know english very well; and even so a lot join the American or English Corps; or friends of us.

So, there is going to be added other languages for potencial new Communities and old ones like ours?
Chan'aar
State War Academy
Caldari State
#15 - 2016-10-18 16:25:51 UTC
Using the Drifters is probably not a good idea. How many newbies will come out of the NPE thinking they can take on a "real" drifter.

Reality will be a sudden wake up call.
Ralph King-Griffin
Dissidence Dawn
The-Culture
#16 - 2016-10-18 16:29:01 UTC
SyntaxPD wrote:
I'm afraid, these attempts will confuse newbies, as most of them actually read many eve-related stuff before they try themselves.

I.e. now we have several different player-made guides to begin eve and all of them are different due to fast changing core mechanics e.t.c.

And those are the ones that currently might stick around.
Everyone else goes "what the **** am I supposed to do now .The **** is going on!?"
That's who this is aimed at.

Ralph King-Griffin
Dissidence Dawn
The-Culture
#17 - 2016-10-18 16:31:56 UTC
Chan'aar wrote:
Using the Drifters is probably not a good idea. How many newbies will come out of the NPE thinking they can take on a "real" drifter.

Reality will be a sudden wake up call.

Bahaha yes, yes it will.
"Welcome to Eve B****"

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Asveron Durr
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2016-10-18 16:34:14 UTC
I will for a chance to try and check this out on TQ, not SiSi when it starts.

But as the Storyline, kinda of holding the hand, involving lore especially by faction....

All i can say to that is ITS ABOUT F-ING TIME.
Someone that might know what they are doing might finally be in charge of the NPE, but i will hold any further speculation till i can run through it once myself.
EmpireOfDust
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2016-10-18 16:34:47 UTC
Who will be able to experience the new NPE? My girlfriend started playing EVE recently and would probably benefit and enjoy the new story. Will this option only be available to accounts created after it goes live?
Akrasjel Lanate
Lanate Industries
#20 - 2016-10-18 16:35:09 UTC
But will it work. Blink

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