Kali1, the next content update for EVE Online, is set to release November 28th. So anyone who reads this and plays EVE, be sure to set a long-training skill before then. Some of the new features in Kali1 will be:
The new seamless map and navigation system.
I’m not sure I like this new feature. In my tests on Sisi, I couldn’t really operate it well enough to find any of the cool stuff CCP said I would be able to find. Such as the new Complexes. Still, it’s a neat looking feature, and surely it’ll make things a little more interesting.
The new Salvage Module and related skills.
This one I’m not really looking forward to by itself, but because of the other feature it will be part of…
The new “Rigs”.
I AM looking forward to this feature. Rigs are new modules that extend the offensive/defensive capability of your ship. I’m not certain exactly what rigs will be available, but if there are some that will extend the armor/shield capabilities of the Covetor mining barge, I’m all for it.
The new Invention skill.
This is probably the best new feature, and the one I’m really, really looking forward to. This skill will allow a player to take a Tech 1 Blueprint Copy, and have a chance of turning it into it’s equivalent Tech 2 copy. Meaning there is now another route to get Tech 2 item/ships other than the research lottery. This will increase the supply of Tech 2 parts and ships, and hopefully help lower the outrageous prices of T2 items.
I don’t particularly care about this, but it is neat. The new Minmatar Battlecruiser is almost the shape of a Star Wars Star Destroyer (though not near as cool). Tier 2 Battlecruisers and Tier 3 Battleships for all four empires are included in Kali1.
This is only the first part of the full Kali release. There is going to be at least one more major Kali release (called, oddly enough, Kali2), and possibly a third. No date has been mentioned on Kali2.Check out the EVE Devblogs for more info. Seeya around the galaxy!