Season of Skills

mistwarden 2019-07-18

The threat is real. Drifters and the Triglavians are assaulting New Eden, coupled with the blackout causing ‘chaos’ in null security space. Pilots are advised to skill up and prepare for the oncoming assault, the defence of New Eden, and a face-off against a number of threats.

CONCORD have found themselves struggling to adapt and react to these new and emergent threats, and they have turned to capsuleers who can tip the balance once again. To aid capsuleer pilots with this mission, CCP have introduced the Season of Skills, a multi-stage summer event designed to enhance our capability to fight against these new dangers. The Season of Skills began on July 15, and will continue with different promotions until August 26.

The current login promotion began on July 17, and will run through to July 25. This will be very similar if you have been playing regularly over the last year or so; if you log in each day after downtime to the character screen, you will be able to claim bonus skill points. All players get rewards, with Alpha players able to claim up to 200,000 skill points for free and Omega players getting an additional up to 450,000 skill points. Additionally, if you are an Omega player, you can claim up to two Cerebral Accelerators to help speed up your training.

As a reminder, as long as you claim rewards each day, you can subscribe at any point during the week and receive the Omega rewards for all the days you have claimed, and if you start on the day this article goes out (July 18), you can still get access to the full rewards on offer.

Fight for New Eden

CONCORD also needs you to go out into space and help push back the Triglavian threat currently rampaging around High Security space. This next event will run from the 24th of July to the 21st of August, and you need to get out and killing the Invasion NPCs. In return, CONCORD will provide players with 10,000 skill points for destroying certain NPCs, as well as 50,000 skill points for taking on more challenging threats. Use these points to help build yourself up and fight even more.

As if that’s not enough, we get ourselves another bonus skill point weekend where logging in each day from August 23 through 26 will help net you even more skill points, earning up to another 75k as an Alpha and up to 250k as an Omega player.

Now, if you’re reading about how many more skill points you’ll be getting in the coming month, and you have no idea what you should to do with them all, then worry not. CCP have a suggestion for you – take a look into the Magic 14, which are fourteen core skills that help support every ship in the game. If you can’t figure out what to train, or you simply haven’t got these skills to level V yet, they are a very good start.

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Comments

  • Good thing the rewards are accessible from the login screen: that’s about as far as I want to get into EVE these days 😛

    July 19, 2019 at 4:51 AM
    • Willem Ganthrithor

      why ? i’m having a blast !

      July 19, 2019 at 11:09 AM
      • Rammel Kas Willem

        Not so much if your draw is building up to and then having the big ticket warfare that can reach mainline media in its scope, instead of small gang lowsec roams and gate camps or the occasional hot drop. Just as an example. Making all of it the :same: thing just makes people like me tune out. Removing an element of the sandbox that required skill, patience and organisation to play around for the sake of a few people who can’t deal with it kind of takes the shine off playing a dumbed down system doesn’t it?

        Curious thing I discovered the other day. My zkill evaluation went from “cuddly” to “dangerous” the minute those PanFam structures started showing up on it.

        July 19, 2019 at 2:03 PM
        • Willem Rammel Kas

          Dunno mate i do small roams and still find targets so like i said having a blast !
          No login equals no fun for sure

          July 19, 2019 at 3:33 PM
          • Rammel Kas Willem

            You should try upping the stakes sometime. Complexity and more sand in the box is better. As are more varied activities.

            I was a pirate near the Gal/Cal/Edengate area before I went to do null. So hunting plex and other pvp pilots in a Rifter is what I did before it got stale. These small single point engagements are just ONE facet of the game though, and have NO larger impact on narrative. Also it’s not really something you can sell to people outside that makes them go “wow that’s neat I don’t get to do that in XYZ” (yes there are full-loss games out there which do the small raid/roam now… on the scale of 5K in a single conflict… not so much!).

            Make no mistake it’s still a buzz if you get something. But after the thousand or so roams later your brain starts to see the :same: -ness. Same as the spodbrains in that sense. And no better for it.

            July 19, 2019 at 4:49 PM
    • same. starting the client, dragging the “exp pots” on my char, closing the client.

      July 19, 2019 at 12:46 PM
    • Matthew Marshall Ganthrithor

      Oh shut the fuck up you little pissbaby. No one cares.

      August 12, 2019 at 1:40 PM