Eve Odyssey


The new expansion for Summer ( June 2013 ) will be called Odyssey. Which was actually one of my proposed expansion names a few years ago! ( I wonder...?)

Anyway, the features site is up.  Go take a look and I'll wait.

Ok? Let's take these one at a time then.


DISCOVERY SCANNER
Using this new system, more pilots will reveal the hidden secrets of the EVE Universe. Beautiful new visuals, customizable controls and new functionality have been added to encourage the adventurer in everyone. There is now more among the stars, enticing even the most experienced veterans to explore.

Well we sure have needed a new scanner for a looooong time! I hope this means increased ability to control the d-scan function as well as general scanning ability. It would also be awesome if there were more options for us non-probing alt players. But I won't hold my breath on that one.

Apparently we'll all have some new type of "sites" to find. So that could be pretty cool. The picture above kind of makes me wonder if planetary belts are coming?



A NEW "SPACESCAPE"
A rebalance of major areas of space from highsec to nullsec include changes in exploration sites, industrial resources, some types of NPC loot and more…

Y'know, if they'd just move some of those nasty moon goo places around a bit more balanced... things would be a lot better. But I totally support the idea of balancing resources better across all of space. Risk should equal reward in my humble opinion. Make it happen.



THE LITTLE THINGS
Continued development towards raising accessibility without removing functionality will bring dozens of changes to player-owned starbases, game UI and beyond.

I've got my fingers crossed for my POS using friends. While this probably doesn't herald modular POS structures any time soon, maybe there is more than one way to skin a cat! ( Ehhhh, why did I use that analogy? I love cats.)



THE WAR MACHINES
Forged by the lessons learned from countless combat pilots, the four factions will issue forth with the latest tools of war and re-designs of old favorites - ships as awe-inspiring as they are deadly.

Tech 3 Frigates please!! Whatever they might be, Rixx is a huge fan of new ships and re-designed old ones. As long as they don't remove frills. ( Bring back the Comet's flashing light while you are at it! )
We'll be keeping an eye on this one. ( Who is this "we" he keeps talking about?)



THE STORYLINE CONTINUED
The shared EVE Universe storyline continues to evolve following the Battle for Caldari Prime, with participatory events spawning unique player stories in two games at once.

And DUST stuffs of course. Hopefully some of these events will happen in Low-Sec or Null so that crusty old Pirates can play in them. Y'know, if they want to.


Odyssey is an interesting choice, as it conjures visions of a journey. An epic journey no less. So where are we going? Beyond space? The other side? The other side of what exactly? Whatever is over there, we'll have to face it. At least that is what the ad copy says.

Jove? Maybe. Or maybe something darker and more mysterious? I sure am using a lot of question marks in this post! ( lol )

I love this. So what do you think about Odyssey?? Huh?








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