EVE Online – Holiday Gift : The Zephyr
CCP Games announced that they will distribute as a gift to all players during these holidays, The Zephyr, a superb exploration ship. Now that’s what i call a in-game holiday gif, not xp or other nonsense.
You have given so much to CCP through EVE Online. Massive fleet fights with untold destruction, a friendly arm to steady us during a Fanfest pub crawl, the ingenuity behind gaming‘s most compelling player stories and even the criticism that we need to follow the right path as stewards of EVE Online. This has not gone unnoticed, capsuleers of New Eden.
As bitter cold descends upon our global offices, the EVE development crew has managed to thaw out it‘s frozen asteroid heart and give a little something back to you. Our team has been secretly planning and wrapping a holiday gift for pod pilots the universe over—the Zephyr.
The Zephyr is a unique starship design, relying almost entirely on solar winds for sublight propulsion. Super-light sails allow it to ride the torrents of photons streaming through space, and its barebones construction gives it a tiny sensor footprint and almost negligible mass. Originally conceived by the ascetic Intaki polymath Valsas en Dilat as a demonstration of minimalist starship design, it was never intended as a commercial venture. The recent discovery of the uncharted Sleeper Territories and their myriad wormholes has brought the Zephyr new attention – its mass makes it an ideal exploration vessel. Valsas remains adamant that the Zephyr never sees mass production, but at the close of YC111 he authorized the Intaki Syndicate to distribute a single hull, paired to a specialized Prototype Iris Probe Launcher, to every registered capsuleer.
“CCP Wrangler, enough intro, you tease! What does it look like, why is it cool and when do we get it?“
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