The EVE Online new player experience will now deliver a crash course on different career paths.
EVE Evolved: Fresh Details on the EVE Online NPE Career Overhaul
The EVE Online New Player Experience is receiving a fresh lick of paint with the addition of the AIR Career Program. First announced at Fanfest, the program will see new players receive a crash course in one of EVE's most integral features. So get that CV up-to-date because it's time to go job hunting.
The AIR Career Program aims to educate players on the ins-and-outs of EVE's four core career paths: Explorer, Industrialist, Enforcer and Soldier of Fortune. It is the latest addition to the EVE New Player Experience and aims to help budding Capsuleers hit the ground running by guiding them towards the pursuit that suits them best.
Within the new program, players will be given a list of recommended activities to match their experience level, have their progression tracked, and receive rewards upon completing tasks. The whole process will be supplemented by information panels filled with how-to videos, UI pointers and navigation guides to help along the way.
"The AIR Career Program offers new players a wealth of not just information, but also actionable objectives that help them understand what roles each career path plays in EVE's player-driven economy," said Bergur Finnbogason, EVE Online's Creative Director. "It's essential for pilots to learn about EVE's career paths early in their intergalactic journeys so they can develop a solid plan to support themselves as they traverse New Eden."
The new Career Program arrives alongside the latest set of graphical and UI improvements as part of CCP's EVE Evolved initiative. Expect the cosmos to look and sound even prettier than before with improved textures, higher resolution nebulae, enhanced cloud visuals, and rebalanced ship engine sounds.
A new compact mode for the Photon UI feature has also been introduced, allowing for more information to be shown on-screen for D-Scan, Chat, Fleet Window, People & Places and more.
Nearly 20 years on, EVE is showing no signs of slowing down. As always, we've got the inside scoop on EVE updates, so be sure to keep an eye out for our latest interview with the CCP team when we publish it next week. In the meantime, catch-up with all the info in the latest EVE update by checking out the official blog post.