It was patch day in EVE Online on Tuesday, as Icelandic developer CCP rolled out the Internet spaceship MMO’s 17th expansion, this one dubbed Inferno. This expansion tackled a host of issues in the game, with most emphasis on factional warfare and a graphical overhaul of missile weapons and stealth bomber-class ships.
The devs reworked the complex war declaration system, making all wars public affairs, with war voyeurs now able to see at a glance how the war is progressing between two alliances or corporations. A new mercenary marketplace was also introduced, allowing third-party gangs of space thugs to sell their services to various combatants.
A new unified inventory also made the patch notes, attempting to ease the process of sorting through player assets – as the shear volume of data in EVE can often lead to a mini-game of Space Spreadsheets.
CCP released the following trailer:
Inferno comes on the heels of large-scale player events such as “Burn Jita” – an attempt to wreck the player-driven economy by assaulting the busiest trade hub in the EVE universe.