In the wake of Niarja falling, I have seen a lot of people coming out of the woodwork to complain about the effects the Triglavian Invasions have on high security space. Most of these people had absolutely no idea what was going on. Many of them thought that this was an NPC thing in which players did not have any influence. Today, I am addressing you to correct some of these notions by means of a Q&A format.
- Q: What is going on?
- A: Capsuleers did Abyssal content. The Triglavians got upset. They are now invading Highsec and Lowsec to annex solar systems.
- Q: What are the long-term consequences?
- A: Some systems have suns that the Triglavians can meddle with. These are called Liminal systems. Information we have at the moment indicates that if the Triglavians achieve total control over these systems, they will eventually cut them off from the rest of New Eden. No jump gates, wormholes or cynos. We base this long-term outcome on trailers, scope videos and conversations with CCP staff. This information holds true for Liminal systems. We have no idea what will happen to Minor Victory systems once this is over.
- Q: In mechanical terms, how is this happening?
- A: When the Triglavians invaded, they petitioned Capsuleers for support. A fair number chose to support the Triglavians. These Capsuleers are known as “Kybernauts”. At the same time, EDENCOM also petitioned Capsuleers for support. These Capsuleers are known as “Loyal Capsuleers”, but since no one likes many syllables, they are referred to as “EDENCOM”. Over time, both sides formed a community consisting of various groups which fight for one side of the other. When a system is invaded, the Kybernauts will choose which system they want to drag into the embrace of Abyssal space. The loyal Capsuleers will then run after them and try to stop them. Within an invaded system, there will be a bar, which shows you how strong the control of both sides over that particular system is. There are two ways that Capsuleers move that bar. The first is running sites. In theory there are multiple kinds of sites with incrementally increasing difficulty, since it was originally designed as PVE content. In practice both sides see this for the war it is. Consequently both sides aim to grind the easiest sites as fast as possible because this is cheaper and pushes the bar more for every second spent in those sites. Both sides also use Logi to heal the NPCs the other side are trying to kill in order to slow them down or halt them completely. The second way Capsuleers affect the outcome is by probing down Triglavian/EDENCOM fleets that are roaming through the system, warping to them and destroying them. This then results in a hellish grind which can last up to three days involving hundreds of players on both sides fighting around the clock via force rotation.
- Q: Isn’t that horrible?
- A: On paper, yes. In practice, both sides have a vibrant community with lots of people from Highsec, Lowsec, Nullsec and Wormhole space all working together to achieve a common goal and try to have as much fun as possible in the process. When EVE gives you lemons, make lemonade.
- Q: How can I get in touch with one of the sides of this war?
- A: See below.
- EDENCOM: EDI-Public
- Kybernauts: The Triglavian Community
26 May 2019 - EVE Online - Invasion Cinematic Trailer:
12 December 2019 - The Scope - Triglavian Developments & Fighting in Hek:
20 May 2020 - The Scope - EDENCOM Prepares For Triglavian Invasion:
6 June 2020 - The Scope - Raravoss Conquered By Triglavians:
16 July 2020 - The Scope - Total War Rages In New Eden: