All right, I’m sure you’ve seen the title, but please bear with me!
The New Eden gate opened a long time ago and allowed the colonization of New Eden, but then it closed abruptly and left many people stranded from the place they once called home, with no expedition being mounted to even try to return home for many reasons. (As far as I know anyways, I’ve done a decent amount of reading.)
My suggestion is this:
Open the gate back up again, the story is this:
The Sisters of Eve have been studying the gate for years, centering their entire faith around it and have just released an announcement. Their scientist claim that the gate will be stabilized sometime in the near future and fit for travel once more.
SOE Announcement: Capsuleers, we have waited for this moment our entire lives. The gate to Earth will be stable once again. But there are those that want nothing more but to stop us from accomplishing this. We need Capsuleers, we need supplies. Aid us in this time of need, and return to our old home as one.
But why would the gate suddenly be stable again?
The story behind this could be many different things, but my suggestion is that it stabilizes once every ‘xxx’ amount of time, or when a certain universal event is taking place. It could be anything and left up to the staff to figure the details out.
The announcement from the SOE can open an event and possibly a new Epic Ark where we assist them by killing enemies, running supplies, and other things in exchange for rewards in preparation of the stabilization.
The Eve Gate is stable, what now?
Thousands of capsuleers line up at the gate of New Eden, from many different coalitions and united under one purpose. Discover the fate of Earth and the Milky Way Galaxy.
The gate stabilizes, the change happens in an instant. You push the controls and begin flying towards your legacy and the legacy of your family. You expect to see thousands of people waiting for you on the other side, to greet those that left Earth so long ago. You’re traveling through the wormhole, and you feel it in your bones that the end of it is nearing, the anticipation is building and an instant, you’re dropped in space across the universe in an instant. But there is nobody waiting for you. The area is dead silent, you pick nothing up on scanners, you engage your warp drive toward the coordinates of Earth, the warp tunnel encapsulates your ship. You arrive at Earth, expecting to see trade, space stations and patrols. No, there is no life here. Earth is shattered into nothing, there is no water, no green, the planet is cracked into chunks of barren nothing. In an instant, your hopes and fantasies are shattered into nothing.
Your ship connects to the Fluid Router that was just deployed in Earth space, and thousands begin to communicate with one another. But nobody from Earth. Everyone says the same thing, Earth is dead and so is the galaxy. The SOE announce an expedition to find out what went wrong, and bring in thousands of ships and begin to set up a space station as a forward operating base. Your expedition is only beginning.
Okay, so I came up with this last night while I was drifting off to sleep.
New Content and a whole new wave of backstory for those that are interested, something new in Eve that many might appreciate.
Figuring out how to safely get to the gate system to experience the new content. This could be solved by deploying a Stargate somewhere in High Security space that connects to the system.
Reopening the New Eden wormhole could usher in a new batch of content and things to experience in Eve, who knows what could happen from here on out? The possibilities are endless, just like they always have been in this world of Eve Online.
Please give me your thoughts, and if this has been said before I am really sorry, I didn’t see it anywhere.