If you haven’t checked it out yet, I strongly suggest you take a peek. No longer the drab grey wall of information, the new website is loaded with graphics, visuals, and lots of shiny. We’ll break it down for you.
The entry page – No longer cluttered. Two big image links (currently for a video and the latest expansion notes), a scrolling news ticker, and three links to entice new players (ship viewer, universe, and character types).
The community site – what had been the center of the old website now has its own subdomain. Good place to find out when the next mass test is or the next patch date.
The ship viewer – Amazing. Shiny. Like the preview in game, but on the website. If nothing else hooks new players, this likely will.
The personality analyzer – Definitely focused on new players. But, the personality test is still rather amusing for old hands. Give it a try. Find out if CCP thinks you should ditch your drake for a hulk.
The forums – Yep, they’re still there. They can be found in a dropdown list on the upper right of the home page.
Eve Gate – Even buried in a dropdown, I think Eve Gate is easier to find now than it used to be.
The wiki – Also found in the same drop down, along with account management, support, and the store.
The web team is right to be pleased with their work.
Here’s the dev blog:
We are pleased to announce the launch of the new EVE Online website on Tuesday, 7th February. Due to the updates across our websites for this launch, here is some information regarding the changes:
What is the new website?
We have taken the aspects of the previous website that explain what the game is and created a better front facing website for EVE Online. The new website now has information about the various elements of the universe, the rich sandbox gameplay, visuals and how passionate our players are towards each other and the game. EVEOnline.com now offers a better insight into EVE that is easier to understand, fun to explore and something to be proud to share with the world.
What does this mean to me as a current player?
A new community website has replaced the old EVE Online website and will play host to the various resources and support tools existing EVE players use on a regular basis. This means the community and current player related pages that were located on eveonline.com before the updates have been relocated to the EVE Community website. Here is a quick guide to help you go directly to specific pages there:
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Where can I read more?
We published a Dev Blog in advance of the updates with in-depth information which you can read here.
Thank you for your patience during these updates, and please contact Customer Support if you are experiencing any issues. We also encourage you to comment in this feedback thread on our forums.
The EVE Online Web Team