Reminder – EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition Ships October 24


Not too many MMOs could put out a physical collector’s edition 10 years after they first launched. Heck, only a handful even make it to the decade mark still sporting a following of any real size.

“EVE Online” is not most MMOs though, and it’s still going strong despite first allowing players to make their own way in space back in May 2003. To celebrate its continued success, CCP has created the “EVE: The Second Decade Collector’s Edition” which ships later this week—October 24, to be exact. Only a limited amount of boxed sets have been produced, and once they’re gone, you won’t see them for sale again.

Fortunately you can still pre-order them by heading over to the “EVE Online” store, at least as of the time I type this. It’s admittedly a little pricey at $149.99, but CCP went out of its way to justify the cost by packing the collector’s edition full of both physical and digital goodies.

So (activating Brad Pitt from “Seven” voice), what’s in the box? Let’s tackle the stuff you can actually hold in your hands first. There’s the “Into the Second Decade” illustrated book detailing the game’s rich history, an EVE Symphony Soundtrack CD, and a collectible miniature of a Minmatar Rifter combat frigate. Even more intriguing is the Danger Game, an actual board game that the founders of CCP made and sold to fund “EVE Online” back in its infancy, packaged in a special tin and translated into English for the first time.

There’s also the intriguing Mystery Code, which is… well, a mystery. So far we know it will get you one unit of PLEX right away, a Phanca cybernetic arm in November, and an exclusive Templar MkII Protoype Fighter at some point next year. But the code will also yield more in-game items over time, so its value should only continue to grow.

On the digital side, there’s a host of loot for both “EVE” and its sister game “DUST 514,” including four items that are only being given to pre-order customers. It’s too much to list here, but you can check out this page to get the lowdown.

Suffice it to say, “EVE Online” is celebrating in style. For sharing all of the details, maybe you can hold off on destroying my ship next time you see me in-game. Thanks!