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A History of Expansions

Eve has many types of history. This particular look is not at the lore of Eve or the events that have both polished and tarnished it's reputation over the years. This is a look at the Expansion's of Eve Online and how they added, changed, reworked, removed, and expanded this game.

Starting with the official launch of Eve Online in 2003 this series follows the game's path through its dev blogs and patch notes across 20 expansions over more than ten years and traces the history of things come, gone, added, and changed.

During the course of creating this series, on May 2nd, 2014, CCP announced that they would be ending the bi-yearly expansions that has marked the first decade of Eve and move forward with a new, more flexible development design.

This is a look at some of the history of Eve Online's Expansions.

A Look at the History of Expansions - Part One
  • Eve Online - Second Genesis (May 2003)
A Look at the History of Expansions - Part Two
  • Eve Online - Castor (December 2003)
A Look at the History of Expansions - Part Three
  • Eve Online - Shiva (Cancelled 2004)
  • Eve Online News Letter #1
  • Eve Online - The Launch of Exodus (November 2004)
  • Eve Online - Exodus (November 2004)
  • Eve Online - Cold War (July 2005)
  • Eve Online - From Cold War to Red Moon Rising (2005)
  • Eve Online - From Red Moon to Revelations (2006)
  • Entry to Incarna (2010)

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