Want to know the darkish reality behind Eve: Online‘s notorious mass battles? They’re bloody terrible spectator sports activities. CCP’s house epic could be geared up to deal with six-thousand gamers, but it surely’s gotta make some critical compromises. At the tip of the day, you’re watching thousand of blips hearth lasers in extreme slow-motion.
Aether Wars, a cloud-powered spin-off centred solely on these large brutal bashes, has confirmed twice already that Eve can do higher. Now, CCP are gearing up for an additional showdown. This time, the battlefield can be Steam, with sign-ups for spaceborne slaughter opening at this time.
Created in partnership with cloud-service suppliers Hadean, Aether Wars is an experiment in nailing galactic-scale fights with out counting on methods like time dilation to maintain the servers from catching hearth. This is Phase Three of Aether Wars, following two explosive phases throughout GDC and Gamescom earlier this yr.
Before the primary occasion, CCP and cloud-providers Hadean want to ensure the servers are as much as snuff. There are two stress assessments to participate in earlier than the document try on the finish of the month. The first takes place tomorrow at 7pm UK time, with one other happening identical time subsequent week.
The most important occasion takes place per week after that. Aether Wars desires within the document books with essentially the most gamers in a single struggle in a web-based recreation, a title at present held by the 6,142 gamers who fought in Eve: Online’s Siege of 9-Four again in January 2018.
Aether Wars Phase 1 managed to cram 4,369 gamers into the world throughout GDC earlier this yr. Phase 2 didn’t fairly prime that, peaking at simply over three thousand. CCP reckon a convoluted log-in course of stopped the second section from accruing the vital mass wanted for a world document.
“Our login course of was additionally just a little complicated, involving getting an e mail with a code to individuals who then needed to obtain a shopper after which copy paste that code into the shopper in a specific time window to affix us all in our simulation. Unfortunately, due to these points, we nonetheless didn’t break the document.”
Perhaps third time’s the attraction? Phase three will happen on November 29th, and you may pre-register by downloading the brand new Steam shopper launched at this time. By taking the struggle to Steam, CCP reckon they’ll put collectively a really staggering armada.
There’s no assure you’ll get within the ultimate struggle. But without spending a dime, why not shoot for the celebs?