EVE August release features the Secrets of the Abyss
From August 21st through to September 4th, pilots will be rewarded via The Agency for exploration of Abyssal Deadspace.
From Cerebral Accelerators to exclusive Triglavian SKINs and mutaplasmids for Ancillary modules that are only available through this event, pilots who complete abyssal challenges are sure to earn sizable rewards for the risks they take.
Rewards that are both time limited and exclusive will include "Singularity Storm" SKINs for Triglavian hulls as well as all new unstable mutaplasmids for Ancillary Armor Repairers and Shield Boosters of all sizes that are only available via this event.
Navitas & Thalia Redesign
Gallente pilots will be able to rejoice with this release, as both their Tech I logistics frigate and its advanced Tech II counterpart receive a visual overhaul.
New models, textures, visual effects and animations are coming for the Navitas and its advanced counterpart, the Thalia.
Tayra & Bustard Redesign
The Lai Dai Corporation will be looking to perform an overhaul of both the Tayra class industrial and its Tech II deep space transport counterpart the Bustard with this release.
New models, textures, animations and visual effects are coming for both these hulls with this release.
Badger & Crane Redesign
The Badger, dependable workhorse of many Caldari logistics and haulage corporations, will receive a complete visual overhaul with this release.
In addition to this, its Tech II cloaky blockade runner variation, the Crane will also recieve a new model, textures, visual effects and animations.
New Player Experience Updates
With this release, new pilots will be able to enjoy the start of a series of updates to the New Player Experience.
This update focuses on delivering a new basic starter site for rookie pilots, as well as combat challenges displayed via The Agency and a new Agency UI for training tasks.
These challenges are repeatable, but new pilots will only be rewarded with skills upon first completion as part of the rookie orientation process.
Client Performance Improvements - Lazer Firing
In this release, capsuleers will benefit from improved performance in scenes where many lasers are being fired at once.
Improved LOD and optimized audio will see signficant increases in performance for the EVE client when rendering fights that involve a lot of energy weapon effects.