Sightseeing in the Cluster

EVE Gate

The first, and perhaps most popular, attraction in EVE is the system of New Eden.  According to popular lore, thousands of years ago, our ancestors came to New Eden through a massive wormhole.  Colonies were established,and a massive jump gate was built around the wormhole to stabilize it.  After a number of colonies were established, however, some form of calamity struck the gate, collapsing the wormhole and cutting off New Eden from contact with our home systems.  Left to their own devices, most colonies quickly collapsed entirely.  A few, however, managed to eke out an existence, becoming the five main empires of today: Gallente, Amarr, Caldari, Minmatar, and Jove.

Today, all that remains of our contact with our original homeworld is the destroyed system of New Eden.  A small white dwarf star, orbited by a single planet, is all that exists in the system beyond the jumpgate from Central Point.  In the background, the EVE gate can be seen, pulsing.  The original EVE gate itself is about 3 light years out from the system, and unfortunately an unwarpable object.  Even if it were closer, massive amounts of radiation and electromagnetic interference would buffet and destroy any ship that attempted to get close to it.  Rumor has it that a substantial collection of debris and remains from the original colonizers of New Eden exists in the system, but the Jove have cloaked any and all of the debris, supposedly to keep the advanced technology of the colonizers out of the hands of the current powers.

The EVE Gate pulsates slowly behind the lone stargate in the system.

The EVE Gate pulsates slowly behind the lone stargate in the system.

Regardless of whatever else is, or isn’t, in the system, the EVE gate itself is a sight to behold.  Slowly pulsating from a radiant central point, the gate easily dominates the entire sky around New Eden.  Cans can often be found in system, as reminders of how far some of the travelers to the system have made it in an attempt to get to the only remaining link to the systems of our birth.

Basic Information:

  • Attraction: EVE Gate
  • System: New Eden
  • Security Rating: 0.3
  • Region: Genesis
  • Potential Hazards: Getting to New Eden from high sec space requires extensive low sec travel.  Pirates (both pod and rat varieties) can be quite common on the route.  A covops would be recommended.

12 responses

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  2. PixelCapsuleer

    I visited this place in my early noob days back in 07. And since I was lacking the skills to fly a cov ops then, I travelled to New Eden in my trusty rifter. That was an adrenaline rush, anxiously waiting at what gate I’ll encounter campers. But surprisingly all neighbouring systems were quiet, both on the way there and upon returning to hi-sec.

    I think I’ll go visit again one of this days. This time with a cloak (and no dagger), plus a small secure container. 🙂

    July 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

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  4. Lynx

    Just got to the EVE gate and its amazing, pretty much no rats at all during the route their, and VERY quiet… I just wonder how far i could go…

    February 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm

  5. Severence Crux

    Thank you Mark for this article. Finding out that the EVE Gate was literally less than 25 jumps from where I hang my hat, I decided to see it’s majesty for myself… in my speedy little Gallente shuttle. Dodging Blood Raiders resulted in a glorious treat for the eyes. Let’s see how close I can get before I get bored.

    Severence Crux from C.A.S. wishing you a safe flight, and more wonderful trips. o7

    March 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm

  6. Once again I find myself following in your footsteps. Thanks for the writing!

    April 12, 2014 at 3:04 am

    • \o/ more space sightseeing!

      April 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

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