CCP has successfully deployed EVE Online: Dominion. The latest expansion of the popular MMO offers players several new features, including Doomsday devices, a fleet finder utility and a re-designed browser.
"Our goal for EVE is to maximize human interaction and then leverage it to make a more meaningful, interesting game," explained CCP spokesperson Noah Ward.
"Dominion was designed to give players more tools to mold their experience with better means of communication and extra rounds of ammunition. Undoubtedly, the compelling intrigue we've seen in EVE will never end as pilots fight to bend the universe to their will."
According to Ward, sovereignty changes required "fresh" strategies for players intent on controlling space. As such, CCP did away with the entrenched siege battles of the past in favor of more active conflict.
"Alliances will now have unprecedented control over their territory, the power to change them to suit their own goals and playstyles.
??"Their actions in controlled space will affect the valuable resources which become available to them through system upgrades, allowing [players] to increase the number of wormholes, valuable asteroid belts and even pirate forces within their borders."
Ward added that Dominion offers participants a number of critical weapons and gameplay updates, such as:
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