Eve Online Fanfest 2012: Watch It Here!

The denizens of space are gathering once again in Iceland, at one of the best fan festivals the gaming world has ever hosted. The Eve Fanfest 2012 going to present a bunch of news about Eve and DUST, so it’s worth tuning in live, if you didn’t make it. It’s just started, and you can watch it below. The full schedule is here.


  1. Askeladd says:

    Will they make me like them again?

    • wu wei says:

      The currently active proposal for the next update, Inferno, is a re-vamp of the space ship skills with a removal of the tiers. The intent is to make it easier to add more ships, so it does seem like they’ve finally decided to listen to what people have been asking for.

    • St4ud3 says:

      The Crucible update was a pretty great start to focus the game on space ships again. And from what I’m seeing they plan to improve upon this in Inferno.

  2. Muzman says:

    Is it quite as fascist as it looks from that angle?

    • Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

      That’s the Gallente section. You should see the Caldari and Amarr sections!

    • Richie Shoemaker says:

      Yes, it does look like they are being “processed” before boarding the train.

    • Azhrarn says:

      That is just the start of the 1st day, ie. people arriving, picking up their access passes, goody bags and T-shirts. They just order them alphabetically to more easily find their tickets.

      After that it’s more like a normal convention. :)

      The picture is from last year, when the entire centre was themed Gallente.
      This year should be Minmatar themed if I recall correctly. :)

  3. aerozol says:

    Truly another universe. Interesting to watch as a non-player. Also sort of glad i never started…

  4. Chaz says:

    People can afford to visit Iceland? I’m shocked.

    • Brun says:

      Given all of Iceland’s recent financial troubles I’d wager that it’s actually a relatively cheap place to visit.

      • Torgen says:

        I’m gonna be in deep trouble if my wife reads your words.

      • Azhrarn says:

        It’s getting more expensive as the countries currency recovers, but 2009 and 2011 Fanfest was pretty cheap to go to actually.

        Although the costs of staying were quite a bit higher in 2011 compared to 2009, but still quite affordable. Food is relatively cheap and plentiful, booze is quite pricey, but that’s what you get when only the state is allowed to sell the stuff (Beer was illegal in Iceland until 1989, and all alcohol sales are quite strictly regulated).
        Hotels are affordable, although as you go up in quality, the price rises a good deal faster.

        Not sure how the ISK is doing right now, but I’m assuming it’s doing slightly better than it was in early 2011, so it should all be a little more expensive, but still nowhere near the pre-crash prices.

        EDIT: the kronur is currently trading at 167 ISK per Euro, that was around 189 in 2011 if I recall correctly. So about 13% more expensive.

  5. rapchee says:

    damn this livestream and the buffering, will you report when there’ll be a recorded version?

  6. LieutLaww says:

    missed most of the Dust stuff as the HD stream died about 3 times :/

    • fearlessgoat says:

      Your not missing much, it looks disappointing to say the least, but its still in development so we might get lucky.

  7. tigerstorms says:

    yeah you guys need to hurry up and fix my last petition!