We’re now entering the second weekend of the the awesome Invasion Chapter 3 content that was released on 26 May. Since the launch, thousands of capsuleers (or kybernauts, if you prefer) have been striving to advance their cause in systems all across New Eden; whether it be for EDENCOM or the Triglavians.
We’ve seen EDENCOM lock up a significant number of systems, meanwhile the pro-Triglavian kybernaut forces have managed to make Raravoss into the first final liminality system in New Eden and are now fighting hard to also lock in Vale.
Whichever side of the fight you’re on it should be clear by now that you’re involved in one of the most significant, high-stakes struggles in the history of EVE Online!
During this time we have been watching closely to see what issues might have arisen as this chapter unfolds, and Team Event Horizon has prepared this Q&A below to respond to some of the most common questions.
If you have any additional questions or follow-ups please leave them in this thread and we’ll do our best to respond, although in the short term please bear in mind that we’ve just entered the weekend so it might be a couple of days before someone can respond to specific questions!
Greetings intrepid capsuleers,
This week saw The Triglavian Collective ramp up their invasive efforts and drive further into New Eden. Capsuleers across the cluster have been showing their true colours by either defending the home of the Empires with the help of EDENCOM forces or testing their mettle with Triglavian support.
As the conflict continues, here are a few questions that capsuleers have been raising:
Does Autopilot consider a system with reduced Security Response Time to be low-sec or null-sec?
Yes, if a system has an effective Security Response time of a low-sec system, autopilot will try to avoid this system if the filters are set to avoid low-sec space.
If you encounter something to the contrary, please file a bug report about it here or press F12 in-client.
Why do the Triglavians and their supporters have the ability to lower Security Response time, but EDENCOM and their supporters cannot raise it?
The Triglavians are invading New Eden and their presence in our cluster is causing these changes. EDENCOM and their supporters are defending the status quo. There are no plans currently to change this dynamic.
It is worth noting however, that it is not yet known by capsuleers what the full impact of these changes to effective security response time will mean to the landscape of New Eden.
Why do I not always seem to get a Standings change for the effort I am putting into this conflict?
Standings changes are processed in batches. This means that the accumulated Standings changes are reported to your Standings log as a single entry even though they contain the earned Standings of several actions you have recently taken. This can very occasionally result in a description that does not match your latest action. The accumulated amounts will be accurate though for all of the activity in that time slot.
How do I gain Standings with my chosen side?
Standings are gained by killing any of the NPCs found in the various situations. Different NPCs grant different amounts of Standing, and capsuleers will have to determine for themselves how best to gain favour in this conflict.
It seems as if the Triglavians are only really interested in certain systems with certain star types. What is the point of attending Invasion systems that aren’t these types of systems?
The first few days of the Invasion saw the Triglavians and EDENCOM simply abandon some of the systems that they and their allies had won during their Stellar Reconnaissance. Triglavian and EDENCOM forces will now maintain a presence in these systems with the new Minor Victory Invasion states.
Once an invaded system changes to a Redoubt or Liminality stage can it be changed back?
Yes. During Redoubt/Bulwark or First/Second Liminality stages it is possible to bring it back. This will skip the Stellar Reconnaissance stage, moving directly into the opposing faction’s stage.
How do I know what level the Influence is?
We realize that messaging in this area is not ideal and we will be making it easier to determine what the current Influence level is soon.
Can we expect more to unfold in Final Liminality and Fortress systems?
Final Liminality and Fortress states are locked in to the winning faction. This sees faction forces redeploying to new fronts, with the victorious party only leaving behind enough to maintain a presence.
When can we expect to see the World Ark construct the next Transmuter stage?
A watched pot never boils. EVE’s content distribution systems historically do not deploy content on top of players.
Team Even Horizon are continuing to monitor the progression of the Invasion, with a particular eye to the balance of the war.
We hope that you are finding these recent changes to the complexion of New Eden as exciting as we do. Please let us know your thoughts below or reach out to the current members of the CSM about it, as they are an excellent conduit for feedback.
Speaking which, did you know that elections for CSM15 are currently ongoing? You can find out more here.
Please feel free to also use this thread to also promote your in-game organisations whether your cause is to support EDENCOM or the Triglavians!