Why is Terran technology often portrayed as far more advanced than New Eden's? Haven't the empires been in space longer than the Terrans were before they came through the EVE Gate and settled- or have I got that wrong? I know of course the fiction has the empires having to start from scratch but doesnt it also imply they have now been spacefaring once again for over a millenia? --Caiman Graystock 14:04, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
Has the EVE history been retconned? The established backstory (http://www.eveonline.com/background/jump/jump_01.asp) clearly points out that the EVE Gate is a stargate built next to the wormhole, but not the wormhole itself. If the backstory has been retconned that's fine, but in that case the retconning probably should be mentioned.
Verite Rendition 23:03, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
About the North Star Speculation
Assuming that the dates in this article are correct, the EVE wormhole collapsed sometime after 7987 A.D. The speculation is that the bright star seen in 23346 A.D. is the light of the collapsing EVE gate in the Milky Way galaxy. That would mean that New Eden is less than 15,359 Light Years from the Milky Way.
Considering contemporary astronomy this distance would be nonsensical. The Milky Way by itself is 100,000 LY wide and its nearest spiral galaxy neighbor, Andromeda, is 2.5 million LY away.
And to head off discussions of faster than light explosions, aside from the obvious implications on the field of relativity, such an event wouldn't be directly observable.
--Alezra 23:42, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Origins of Humans in EVE online.
As it stated when I first played EvE some 2 years ago
 EVE - EXODUS
EVE takes place in a cluster of stars far from mankind’s original habitat, planet Earth. How far away, and whether or not that cradle of civilization still exists, is a mystery. Humans arrived through a natural wormhole and, gazing up upon an alien sky they had never seen, were completely unable to determine where this new world was located. From the New Eden solar system, where the gate of EVE once led to the old world, humans expanded in all directions at a furious pace, exploring and colonizing rapidly.
Then, unexpectedly and seemingly unprovoked, the EVE gate collapsed in an apocalyptic catastrophe of a scale never before witnessed by the human race, ruining the New Eden system in the process. Thousands of small colonies were left in complete isolation to fend for themselves, cut off from the old world. For millennia they endured, clinging to the brink of extinction, and only a handful managed to survive.
Of those that lasted, five were to rise up and become the major empires that, between them, hold the balance of power in the world of EVE. Today, they are known as the Amarr Empire, the Gallente Federation, the Caldari State, the Minmatar Republic, and the Jovian Empire. Additionally, the world is full of several small, independent factions and states.
For more than a century, the five empires have lived together in relative peace. They’ve continually strived to maintain this peace, as each faction realizes only too well the grave consequences of a massive inter-stellar war. Recent technological breakthroughs in FTL travel, and the ensuing increase in space travelers, have shaken, but not broken, the fragile peace... at least not yet.
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