EVE Online‘s PvP-focused Retribution expansion goes live in just a few days on December 4th, bringing with it a whole series of balance changes, UI updates, and new features. In addition to a whole new bounty hunting mechanic, we can look forward to a new combat UI, some serious ship rebalancing, and a new crimewatch system that puts players in the driving seat of antipiracy. Faction warfare is also due for a bit of a revamp, and a new safety system will help newer players stay within the bounds of the law.
CCP has been releasing torrents of information on the expansion this month in the run-up to release, covering everything from the new UI updates and ship balancing to kill rights and corp hangars. There are some interesting changes on the way that might affect your everyday life in EVE. If you haul ships and items around EVE inside an Orca’s ship and corp hangars, be aware that the hangars will no longer be immune to cargo scans and their contents will now drop as loot when you’re destroyed. Expect suicide attacks on Orcas to spike immediately following the expansion’s release, and keep your expensive toy out of harm’s way.
In this week’s EVE Evolved, we’ll dig into this week’s Retribution expansion and look at a few of the highlights in depth.