Hello lore enthusiasts! As CCP announced earlier today the theme of the upcoming quadrant is the four empires. As part of this theme, the events team will be putting an increased focus on the four empire-based holidays that land in the summer and early fall. These are the holidays that received minor events with a daily login campaign and capital ship parades last year. This year we’ll be bringing back the parades as well as adding new elements to each of the events. We wanted to give the RP community a heads up because we know that player-run events have long been the backbone of these sorts of ingame holidays and we want to encourage any groups of interested players to start thinking about what sorts of celebrations you might be interested in throwing. We’ll do our best to signal boost any appropriate player-run events alongside the CCP-run content during each of these holidays.
These empire events are:
- Gallente Federation Day - June 21st (with the wider set of related events planned for June 15-22)
- Minmatar Liberation Day - July 10th (with the wider set of related events planned for July 7-20)
- Amarr Foundation Day - August 5th (with the wider set of related events planned for August 5-10)
- Caldari Union Day - September 4th (with the wider set of related events planned for September 2-7)
The long-term events plan for these holidays is to slowly build up a set of larger annual events for each of the empires that can become major recurring celebrations over each summer and fall. For instance, for 2022 we already have made plans to move the new and improved Federation Grand Prix back to its traditional Federation Day position in the schedule. For 2021, the plan is to put a special focus on the Minmatar Republic and Liberation Day with the introduction of the Liberation Games - an “olympics-like” inter-tribal event that celebrates the seven major tribes of the Republic. Capsuleers will get a chance learn about the tribes and choose one to support specifically for the event. If this event is received well, we would then build on it and bring it back in an improved form for Liberation Day 2022 as well. The CCP-run ingame events for this year’s versions the other three holidays will be smaller in scale than the Liberation Day event, but they will still be more expansive than last year’s events and we’ll continue adding to the lineup of national events each year until all the empires have major recurring summer/fall events.
As I mentioned above, the main reason we are talking about this right now is that we want to invite capsuleers to run all sorts of events during these holiday periods and let us know what you have planned so that we can highlight your events and hopefully help direct players your way. If you have an empire holiday event that you would like us to help you advertise, go ahead and post in this thread. We’ll be keeping an eye on it and we’ll do our best to help direct players your way. We also hope you’ll all enjoy the ingame content that we’ll be releasing for these holidays.
-EVE ingame events team