This CCP produced guide is a great way to explain Eve: Online’s sovereignty system to both players and mortals alike. Sov has changed much in the past few months and this is a much needed refresher.

Sovereignty in the EVE Universe is a game played with mighty fleets, flexible tactics, shrewd diplomacy, and anywhere from dozens to thousands of friends and allies. You can join one of the many player organizations or band together with your friends and start your own. Your victories, defeats, power plays and politics are part of the world’s largest living work of science fiction. Rally your fleet, rise to the challenge, and lead the way to the next chapter in the history of EVE Online with the new space sovereignty mechanics in the Aegis release.


  1. Whocares

    OK, Anybody else thinking this is a convoluted, pain in the ass?? Industry Teams? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

    July 15, 2015 at 14:42 Reply
    1. Kommi

      Yeah, i do, and many others,

      July 15, 2015 at 14:59 Reply
    2. GSection

      Yes, it’s becoming way too much. I don’t need a second job.

      July 15, 2015 at 15:54 Reply
  2. C2H5OH

    2009 called; they want their POS grinding mechanics back.

    July 15, 2015 at 15:35 Reply
    1. Matthew

      Interesting how that actually sounds attractive compared to this.

      July 15, 2015 at 17:54 Reply
      1. Deifirtep

        Hmm… Grinding… yeah, just what EVE needs. Grinding.

        July 15, 2015 at 21:30 Reply
        1. Matthew

          Better than wack a mole imho.

          July 17, 2015 at 17:27 Reply
      2. The14th

        If you miss that system then you never participated in it.

        July 16, 2015 at 03:44 Reply
        1. Matthew

          I cut my teeth in the Fountain 2013 war and was in every CFC sov war after that. I actually did enjoy it.

          July 17, 2015 at 17:28 Reply
          1. The14th

            That was already Dominion Sov, so I was right.

            July 17, 2015 at 21:26
  3. Seraph IX Basarab

    In b4 “I haven’t even tried the new sov but here let me offer my uneducated opinion on why this will all fail and this is a terrible idea even though I have no clue what I’m talking about.”

    Oh wait too late.

    July 15, 2015 at 17:04 Reply
    1. Unbelievable

      Just because someone hasn’t tried to suck a dick before, he/she can still have a fairly educated guess of what it’s going to be like.

      It’s pretty much going to suck dick.

      Same with this sov. It’s going to suck donkey ballz.

      July 15, 2015 at 18:15 Reply
      1. Aonus_the_blaster_maniac

        maybe u should try it before assuming anything. let us know how sucking donkey ballz is gonna be like.

        July 16, 2015 at 03:10 Reply
      2. The14th

        I actually can’t imagine what it would be like to suck a donkey’s balls, so what does that say about you?

        July 16, 2015 at 03:45 Reply
    2. STFU Seraph

      You know what Seraph, I don’t have to try it because the fucking video explained it you dick. Yes, I did watch it…and as per usual, CCP had taken a complicated mess, simplified it, added something to placate the big alliances, and then added more layers to put their own personal “twist” on it and ….Voila …. we’re back to the same complicated mess that all except the most capable and most determined will be willing to take and hold sov. Same shit different fucking day asshole!!!

      July 16, 2015 at 16:55 Reply
  4. So so so so so STUPID

    God, this sov system is so contrived. Makes no logical sense at all.

    July 15, 2015 at 18:10 Reply
    1. AFK

      Shoulda thought about that before blueing up half the galaxy and bringing the game to a halt then, shouldn’t ya lmao

      July 15, 2015 at 18:15 Reply
    2. macelius

      You hit the nail on the head, “contrived” is how I feel about “entosis”. It just does not seem realistic (much like SBUs didn’t). What happened to the classic seige/shoot a stronghold till the defenders either fight to defend it, live or die, or give up and surrender or run when the defenses fail.

      On another note, wish there was a video like this last time, there should be videos explaining other game mechanics too.

      July 15, 2015 at 18:31 Reply
      1. The14th

        All video games are contrived, and the siege system was boring. I’ll take made-up bullshit that makes this back into a game.

        July 16, 2015 at 03:50 Reply
    3. dave fletch all you need to do is spraypaint your name on things then its yours

      July 15, 2015 at 18:37 Reply
    4. The14th

      Because the last systems were so simple?

      July 16, 2015 at 03:41 Reply
  5. Cristian

    Fighting for a kingdom by sieging the gates until they surrender or run? Nooooooo
    Spawn random “things” to capture, that gives you control over the kingdom (magic).

    I guess we took logic, curled it up to a ball and kicked that sucker out the window and down in the dumpster. Besides that these mechanics sucks ass, their is a reason i spend my time on guild wars, wow and what else out their with the exact same mechanics.

    July 15, 2015 at 18:39 Reply
    1. The14th

      Yeah, but since this is a game and “besieging the gates” turned out to be boring as hell, I’ll take complicated and fun.

      July 16, 2015 at 03:47 Reply
    2. teamnodaughters

      With the old system, two coalitions basically owned nullsec… thats not fun

      July 19, 2015 at 00:55 Reply
  6. CCP Failed Again

    CCP really gave them a toy to annoy people with now. Wtf is with the cepter being able to fit the link. This is much worse than before and I look for a lot of people to quit the game or move into lowsec/highsec just because this system is really stupid, its a good idea but limits need to be made, maybe just a new special ship that can link only and than have a t2 counter part ship for the t2 abilities. Some might read this as tears or complaining but the facts of the matter are people will simply not deal with things like this, wheres the fun in getting trolled into a fight….

    July 15, 2015 at 22:38 Reply
    1. The14th

      Except that you can’t just cap an objective in 5 seconds, especially when you have high defensive bonuses. And you only have to guard your shit for a few hours a day. HTFU and guard your shit for once.

      July 16, 2015 at 03:48 Reply
    2. asd

      you dont deserve any space with an attitude like that ! space is for those who earn it, for those who fight ! for those who create content and NOT for those who pride themselves in denying it.

      July 16, 2015 at 17:42 Reply
  7. Someone

    This is the stupidest thing I think I have ever heard of.

    July 15, 2015 at 23:33 Reply
  8. AntiHilmar

    War of Warships is in Open Beta….just saying….

    July 16, 2015 at 10:20 Reply
  9. Dumbist "fix"

    Wow that video actually made me realize the full stupidity of this complicated set up.

    July 16, 2015 at 16:17 Reply
  10. fodaci

    new sov war style: entosis in ceptor and rush, rush, rush.

    July 17, 2015 at 13:31 Reply
  11. Truth

    How awesome would it be if fights in Eve were instanced like World of Warships.. or at least you could queue for a battle and be placed in an instance with boundaries and obsticles and it lasts until the bubble is captured or the other team is dead.. I for one would pvp 23/7 if this was the case.

    July 18, 2015 at 04:15 Reply
  12. annonymos

    sick just sick

    July 18, 2015 at 20:42 Reply

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