We have seen a lot both inside and outside grow for New Eden, but something we haven’t seen in the 15 years pilots have crossed the stars, Double Training Weekend. “Double Training Weekend?” you maybe asking. In similar fashion to the way CCP Games have give training time to pilots for past interruptions in playability, this weekend you will have the opportunity to login and receive skillpoints!

We’re super happy to announce that as of tomorrow downtime, New Eden will be enjoying its first double training weekend! – CCP Falcon: Senior Community Manager

Double Training Weekend TLDR

New Eden is being gifted with additional skillpoints, accounts can collect up to 100,000 over the course of this weekend.

  • Alpha account, you can log in and claim 25,000 skillpoints twice this weekend.
  • Omega Account, you can log in and claim 50,000 skillpoints twice this weekend.

Be sure to log in over the course of the weekend and claim your skillpoints, they’ll be available through until downtime on November 19th!

Why?

Some community members have when reasoning why CCP Games would do this after 15 years of not doing it once, “EVE needs a reason to give me free training time?” However, more knowledgable members point to the “recent” purchase of the company and this being an attempt to show improving daily logins.

Testing Required

Wondering if there is a way to milk both sides of the Double Training Weekend. and if there is a way be sure that an EVE pilot will find it. The idea is base on a post on the EVE Online website, should an Alpha account collect both days, and then sub / upgrade to Omega they would collect a total of 150,000 skill points?

Upgrade to Omega Clone State and receive an extra 50,000 Skill Points per day during this weekend to spend on your skill training! If you upgrade to Omega during the weekend, you can claim the extra Skill Point rewards retroactively! Being Omega will also give you access to the whole skill tree, allowing you to train skills and pilot bigger, better ships such as the Triglavian vessels. – CCP Games

Thoughts

Whether I believe this is Pearl Abyss pulling CCP Games or not, I will be collecting those sweet skillpoints on all of my accounts. For additional information see the forum post. Will you be collecting these free skillpoints, tell us @EVENews24.

Please be aware that skillpoints are issued on an account rather than a character basis, so be sure to log into the character that you’d like to apply the skillpoints to when you redeem them! – CCP Falcon

Will update as more information becomes available.

8 Comments

  1. Cristian

    Double training time = shit, i for one will consider leaving EVE all together if this shit continues. What a step down for CCP and a massive lost of respect.

    November 16, 2018 at 09:37 Reply
    1. Gosti

      It´s not directly double training time, but they are giving you unlocated SP of about a day trainingtime for free. But if that´s such a problem, why haven´t you left in the past when CCP gave stuff like ships out for free?

      November 16, 2018 at 10:54 Reply
      1. Daichi Yamato

        Ships work very differently to sp.

        The ships themselves aren’t dominant. They aren’t regularly used by players. They can also be destroyed or sold. If i missed out on redeeming ships i can buy one.

        Free SP is universally beneficial. Lasts forever. Cannot be traded. If some poor person couldn’t log in this weekend, it’s tough tits for them.

        But really it’s not this double training weekend on it’s own. It’s where it’s going that worries people. It’s the opposite of the eve where it didn’t matter that much if you couldn’t log in for periods of time due to RL.

        November 17, 2018 at 15:36 Reply
        1. Crazy bonobo

          interesting:
          I think you have a few strange ideas about SP. Let me enlighten you.

          SP isn’t universaly beneficial (your BS V skill wont help when you dont fly BS)
          It doesn’t last forever (dying in a T3, extracting it?)
          It can actually be traded (skill extractors).
          And if some poor person can’t log in… well, that has little to do with the nature of SP. But they can buy SP if they missed the redeem.

          November 21, 2018 at 15:26 Reply
  2. droljica

    Is it re’ly comm’n home….

    November 17, 2018 at 20:07 Reply
  3. Like!! Great article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

    November 18, 2018 at 21:54 Reply
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  5. AUS VET

    I got 100k SP on my alpha…just had to open an omega account…then try to log in your alpha…kill omega..then alpha had 50k per day option..ez lol

    November 20, 2018 at 11:34 Reply

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