While a somewhat strange bit of news to provide a countdown timer for, CCP recently announced that they would be unveiling a monument / sculpture on the eve of fanfest this year. On it will be engraved the names of the highest SP character on every account active on March 1st.
Personally I thought that was rather cool – and I expect it is a somewhat unique idea.
I mentioned it in passing to my wife – who cares little for online games or EVE, and she also thought that was rather cool.
I expect it would get some coverage in the gaming media, so wasn’t a bad idea from a marketing point of view either.
Then, as remarked on in Jester Trek’s recent Blog post, the EVE players got involved.
I’ve mentioned it before, but sometimes CCP must find it difficult to like the spoilt, tantrum throwing child that is the EVE player base.