EVE Online wormholes explained

By Mike, Tuesday, 27 January 2009 09:13 GMT

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Writing on the firms dev blog, CCP Whisper has detailed how wormholes will work in the EVE Online expansion pack due this March.

“These wormholes are unstable and will spawn and vanish randomly throughout the known universe”, said Whisper. “A pilot who stumbles across one of these stellar phenomena can fly through it and travel to unknown space, where there are no stargates or stations, just the unexplored void of a new solar system.

“And when I say ‘new solar system’ that is exactly what I mean. It will not be moving you to instanced space but rather to one of the thousands of new solar systems we will be adding to the EVE universe.”

“Wormholes will shift all the time,” he went on. “They will open and close and reopen at random locations throughout New Eden and thus present you with an ever-changing area of space that no-one can control all the choke-points to.

“While it is theoretically possible to move a control tower into wormhole space, set it up and maintain it, the logistical challenge and risks of fueling and defending a tower in a system with no permanent links to known space would be considerable. But then again the potential rewards are equally great.”

Loads more through the link. Thanks, RPS.

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