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Dev blog: An Update On Drifters - The Wandering Death

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2015-06-18 15:24:45 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
Drifters ... mysterious, highly powerful and dangerous beings. Their presence in New Eden is starting to become a considerable threat to both NPC Empires and Capsuleers, but where do they come from? What do they want? What is their connection to the Jove? And what lurks behind those Unidentified Wormoles? Death and destruction? Fantastic riches? Unimaginable power?

Check out the latest dev blog An Update On Drifters - The Wandering Death by CCP Affinity and CCP RedDawn for more details and images!

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Steijn
Quay Industries
#2 - 2015-06-18 15:33:29 UTC
The Drifters new weapon has nothing on CCPs new weapon, 'Icongate'.
Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#3 - 2015-06-18 15:38:01 UTC
How do I gain good standings with them? Lol

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#4 - 2015-06-18 15:41:41 UTC
Chribba wrote:
How do I gain good standings with them? Lol


you don't ;) they have no interest in being your friend!

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Samuel L Maximus
MissoCorp
#5 - 2015-06-18 15:42:03 UTC
Space winter is coming...
Dermeisen
#6 - 2015-06-18 15:46:51 UTC
The Empires will fall, the drifters will kick over the ants' nest. Muhhhahhahha

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stoicfaux
#7 - 2015-06-18 15:54:47 UTC
Note to self: hold off on increasing my Amarr standings.


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Jon Hellguard
X-COM
#8 - 2015-06-18 15:56:06 UTC
You just wait till I tell them about Jita!
Radus Osq
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2015-06-18 15:58:36 UTC
Amarr space, best space?!?!!?
Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#10 - 2015-06-18 15:59:01 UTC  |  Edited by: Makoto Priano
Drifters! \o/ Gotta say, the new sites are rather fun, and the spacebread gives lots of reasons to tinfoil. :D

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Tzar Sinak
Mythic Heights
#11 - 2015-06-18 16:04:44 UTC
I am confused: Is it the Drifters or the Goons doing Burn Amarr shortly? Also, nice summing up of events.

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stoicfaux
#12 - 2015-06-18 16:44:28 UTC
Tzar Sinak wrote:
I am confused: Is it the Drifters or the Goons doing Burn Amarr shortly? Also, nice summing up of events.

CCP Affinity saw the Goons' Burn Amarr date, looked at the Drifter plotline, and then decided to work all night to tweak the Drifter AI to "synergize" with the Goons' actions as a means of determining if the New & improved NPC AI is a bigger pain in the arse than the Goons.

It's good to be in a position where you can test your pet theories and algorithms on live subjects...



Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

Sir Livingston
Doomheim
#13 - 2015-06-18 17:01:04 UTC
Oh how ominous this is.

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Aeril Malkyre
Knights of the Ouroboros
#14 - 2015-06-18 17:06:58 UTC
Let the Amarr burn. If they start moving on Dodixie or Hek, then I'll be concerned.
Leeluvv
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#15 - 2015-06-18 17:58:17 UTC
CCP Affinity wrote:
Chribba wrote:
How do I gain good standings with them? Lol


you don't ;) they have no interest in being your friend!


Ooh, unfriendly to Chribba? That's about the only thing that could unite the Eve players against them, so probably a bad move on their part. :-)
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The Troll Bridge
#16 - 2015-06-18 18:31:38 UTC
Leeluvv wrote:
CCP Affinity wrote:
Chribba wrote:
How do I gain good standings with them? Lol


you don't ;) they have no interest in being your friend!


Ooh, unfriendly to Chribba? That's about the only thing that could unite the Eve players against them, so probably a bad move on their part. :-)


When the Drifters gank the Veldnaught.. there will be all out war.

Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

Eli Stan
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2015-06-18 18:35:28 UTC

  • Barbican - a fortified outpost, protecting the path (eg, drawbridge) to a structure (eg, castle.)
  • Conflux - a flowing together
  • Redoubt - literally, "a place of retreat"; a small fortified structure not attached (or even near) a main defensive structure
  • Sentinel - an entity that stands guard and watches, often attached to a stationary element such as a border
  • Vidette - a mobile sentry in advance of a combat force

These are all functions hinted at by the blog about the new deployables.
The are all elements that can be found inside the Drifter vaults.

I would not be surprised if these Elements end up being used as manufacturing materials for some new deployables, much like Antikythera Elements are used to manufacture Entosis Links. This ties in nicely with lore, since presumably (some of) these deployables can be manipulated by Entosis Links. That is, this is Drifter tech and it interfaces with other Drifter tech we've already found.

Currently, these Elements appear to be exceedingly rare. Possibly some event relating to the drifter story will make them easier to acquire - for example, Antikythera Elements come from Drifters, Circadians and Observation Towers, but we cannot assume that those will always be present in New Eden. Or, they are meant to be very rare as a form of price control.

Random thoughts -

Will POSes and other structures that will eventually be replaced by these new deployables be ultimately removed by the Drifters going on a New Eden-wide rampage some point in the future, forcing our adoption of this new tech?

If the new shields that prevent damage to station services is based on CONCORD shields, but Entosis Links can enable or disable station services, what effect does an Entosis Link have on a CONCORD ship?
Ivana Twinkle
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#18 - 2015-06-18 18:46:59 UTC
Tzar Sinak wrote:
I am confused: Is it the Drifters or the Goons doing Burn Amarr shortly? Also, nice summing up of events.


I guess that's why CCP gifted us all Drifter Battleships.
Aston Martin DB5
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2015-06-18 19:28:14 UTC
I got a complete 'hard on' reading this..... is this normal?Blink
Akrasjel Lanate
Lanate Industries
#20 - 2015-06-18 19:36:58 UTC
How will the Drifter Incursion be "diffrent" from the Nation Incursions ? Roll

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