Winter Nexus is an event that ran from 11:00 UTC on 10 December 2020 to 11:00 UTC on 5 January 2021 (downtime to downtime).
The festivities include:
- Volatile Ice Storms which feature Wightstorm Sites
- 13 Days of Nexus Login Event
- Yoiul Festival YC122 Daily Challenges
- Chilling Spree
- Yoiul Festival-themed Abyssal Proving Grounds
|Date||Winter Nexus||13 Days of Nexus||Chilling Spree||Abyssal Proving Grounds|
|10th December 2020||5k SP Start|
|12th December 2020||NPC Trinket Start|
|18th December 2020||2v2v2v2 T1 Destroyers|
|22th December 2020||2v2v2v2 T1 Destroyers|
|24th December 2020||NPC Trinket End|
|1st January 2021||3v3 T1 Frigates|
|5th January 2021||5k SP End||3v3 T1 Frigates|
Volatile Ice Storm
Volatile Ice Storm is a Metaliminal Storm that moves between High, Low and Null Security systems. During the event, there are approximately 14 highsec, 5 lowsec, and 14 nullsec storms. The center system and its neighbors experiences the Strong effect, while systems 2-3 jumps out from the center get a Weak effect. Volatile Ice Storms can overlap. The sites spawned depend on the security status of the center system (e.g. a low security system in a highsec-centered ice storm will have highsec sites).
Volatile Ice Storms spawn:
- Wightstorm Combat Anomalies
- Volatile Ice Fields
- Wightstorm Data Sites
|Overheat damage reduction||10%||25%|
|Thermal resistance bonus||4%||10%|
Wightstorm Combat Anomalies
If a capsuleer has warped to a combat anomaly, it will appear in the overview as a beacon.
Different areas of space have different sites:
- High Security: Wightstorm Forward Base is the easiest
- Null Security: Wightstorm Transit Site is of intermediate difficulty
- Low Security: Wightstorm Muster Point is the hardest
Volatile Ice Fields
Volatile Ice Fields contain Ice that cannot be processed but can be traded in 7 at a time for a package of Salvage and Sansha items at the Site.
Different areas of space have different sites:
- High Security: Fading Volatile Ice Field
- Low Security: Fresh Volatile Ice Field
- Null Security: Friable Volatile Ice Field
Only the following ships can fit through the Acceleration Gate:
- Expedition Frigates
- Mining Barges
- Industrial Ships
- Blockade Runners
- Deep Space Transports
Wightstorm Data Sites
All Sites are:
- Level IV Data Sites. 86 scanner probe strength is able to scan them down but higher is recommended.
- only have one container that requires a Data Analyzer to unlock
Different areas of space have different sites:
- High Security: Wightstorm Communication Relay is the easiest
- Null Security Wightstorm Cryptographic Array is of intermediate difficulty
- Low Security: Wightstorm Strategic Node is the hardest
- Normal Data Site loot like Tech 1, Tech 2 Salvage and Decryptors
- SKINs: Glacial Drift, Aurora Universalis
- Yoiul 2v2v2v2 Destroyers Proving, Yoiul 3v3 Frigates Proving, Calm Abyssal
- CMT-05N Nullsec Ice Storm, DSHR-01H Highsec Ice Storm, DNNR-01L Lowsec Ice Storm
- Noise-5 'Needlejack', Signal-5 'Needlejack'
- Overseer's Personal Effects
- High: 5th - 8th Tier
- Low: 6th - 12th Tier
- Null: ?
- Fireworks: Yoiul Festival Snowballs, Snowstar Crystalburst, Rimefrost Starburst
- Basic/Potent/Extended 'Brainfreeze' Cerebral Accelerators (Basic/Potent/Extended)
- Agency Drugs: Agency 'Hardshell', Agency 'Pyrolancea',
- Sansha Faction modules and ammo
- Blueprint Copies: Rapture (Lowsec only)
13 Days of Nexus
Runs from 10th December 2020 to 5th January 2021.
Capsuleers must log in for 13 out of the 26 days to collect all rewards. A total of 80k Skill Points are available to alpha clone accounts, while omega clone accounts have access to an additional 250k SP (plus up to ~17k SP from the accelerator).
|Day||For Alpha Accounts||Additional for Omega|
|1||Omen Aurora Universalis SKIN (Tier 2 Gift)||Oracle Aurora Universalis SKIN (Tier 2 Gift)|
|2||Yoiul Festival Snowballs Crate (Tier 1 Gift)
Festival Launcher + 200x Yoiul Festival Snowball
|DNCR-05H and PRNCR-10H Highsec Ice Storm Filaments Crate (Tier 3 Gift)|
|3||DSHR-01H Highsec Ice Storm Filament (Tier 2 Gift)||25,000 Skill Points (Tier 3 Gift)|
|4||Caracal Aurora Universalis SKIN (Tier 2 Gift)||Naga Aurora Universalis SKIN (Tier 2 Gift)|
|5||10,000 Skill Points (Tier 2 Gift)||25,000 Skill Points (Tier 3 Gift)|
|6||Quafe Zero (Tier 1 Gift)|| Basic 'Brainfreeze' Cerebral Accelerator (Tier 3 Gift)|
+4 all stats, 24 hour base duration
|7||10,000 Skill Points (Tier 2 Gift)||DNNR-01L Lowsec Ice Storm Filament (Tier 3 Gift)|
|8||Snowstar Crystalburst Fireworks Crate (Tier 1 Gift)||25,000 Skill Points (Tier 3 Gift)|
|9||Thorax Aurora Universalis SKIN (Tier 2 Gift)||Talos Aurora Universalis SKIN (Tier 2 Gift)|
|10||Yoiul Stormchasers T-Shirt and Pants Crate (Tier 2 Gift)
Men's & Women's Yoiul Stormchasers T-Shirt & Pants
|Yoiul Stormchasers Suit and Cap Crate (Tier 2 Gift)|
Men's & Women's Yoiul Stormchasers Suit & Cap
|11||10,000 Skill Points (Tier 2 Gift)||25,000 Skill Points (Tier 3 Gift)|
|12||Stabber Aurora Universalis SKIN (Tier 2 Gift)||Tornado Aurora Universalis SKIN (Tier 2 Gift)|
|13||50,000 SP (Tier 3 Gift)||150,000 Skill Points (Tier 4 Gift)|
Yoiul Festival YC122
Daily Challenges earn you points. When you accumulate enough points you will be given a reward. This system was last seen in 2019's Guardian's Gala, and marks the first time it has returned since the latest version of The Agency was released in May 2019. Tasks involve the event sites or throwing snowballs, and are categorized as follows:
The challenges reward event points and/or a special event filament. An incomplete list of tasks is available in the table below.
|Combat introduction 1/3||Burst through the gate||Enter a Wightstorm Forward Base, Muster Point, or Transit Site located in a Volatile Ice Storm in high-security, low-security, or null-security space. You will need a Tech II fit battleship (or equivalent) for the fight ahead.||5 points|
|Combat introduction 2/3||Battle the Nation||Destroy 5 Sansha's Nation NPCs while in a Wightstorm Forward Base, Muster Point or Transit Site.||15 points|
|Combat introduction 3/3||Battle the Sansha's Elite||When the Wightstorm Fleet battleship arrives, destroy it.||15 points|
|Exploration introduction 1/3||Slip through the back door||Enter a Wightstorm Comms Relay, Strategic Node or Crypto Facility site located in a Volatile Ice Storm in high-security, low-security or null-security space. You will need a data analyzer module and a probe scanner for the task ahead.||5 points|
|Exploration challenge 2/3||Open the data packets||Hack into a Communication Relay, Strategic Node or a Cryptographic Array and see what hides inside.||15 points|
|Exploration challenge 3/3||A few more would not hurt||Keep finding and opening Wightstorm Communication Relays, Strategic Nodes and Cryptographic Arrays. Riches await!
(Hack 3 event exploration cans.)
|Festival introduction 1/2||Target Practice||Test your snowball launching prowess on a station before moving onto something more manueverable.|| 5 points|
1x DSHR-01H Highsec Ice Storm Filament
|Festival introduction 2/2||Accuracy training||Stations seem easy enough for you to hit. Find an NPC and try launching a snowball at them to see if you are lucky or skilled.|| 5 points|
1x DNNR-01L Lowsec Ice Storm Filament
|Mining introduction 1/3||Into the eye of the storm||Enter a Fading Volatile Ice Field, Fresh Volatile Ice Field, or Friable Volatile Ice Field located in a Volatile Ice Storm in high-security, low-security, or null-security space. You will need ice harvesting equipment for the task ahead||5 points|
|Mining introduction 2/3||This is not a drill!||Harvest 7 Faded Volatile Ice, Fresh Volatile Ice, or Friable Volatile Ice from a Fading Volatile Ice Field, Fresh Volatile Ice Field, or Friable Volatile Ice Field||15 points|
|Mining introduction 3/3||Frozen chunks of space gas||While frozen volatiles may look worthless to you, ORE are rewarding those who provide them with Faded Volatile Ice, Fresh Volatile Ice, or Friable Volatile Ice. Visit an ORE Volatile Ice Processor accepting the correct form of Volatile Ice to exchange the ice you have mined for rewards.||15 points|
|Combat challenge 1/2 (repeatable)||Challenging the Nation||Hunt down the Sansha's Nation Wightstorm Fleet in the Volatile Ice Storms in high-security, low-security or null-security. The fight will become harder in lower security areas.||5 points|
|Combat challenge 2/2 (repeatable)||Not a snowball fight||You have entered a combat site. Destroy its occupants.
(Destroy 10 rats inside a Wightstorm combat site. Battleship kills don't count.)
|Combat challenge (repeatable)||For New Eden!||Once you defeat enough Sansha's raiding vessels, a Wightstorm Fleet battleship will arrive. Destroy it.||10 points|
|Combat challenge||A dangerous journey||Make your way to a Volatile Ice Storm in low-security space to find and complete a Wightstorm Muster Point||20 points|
|Combat challenge||A treacherous path||Make your way to a Volatile ICe Storm in null-security space to find and complete a Wightstorm Transit Site||15 points|
|Combat challenge||Fighting the Sansha's Nation||Make your way toa Volatile Ice Storm in high, low or null security space, and complete 3 combat sites||40 points|
|Combat challenge||Decisive action||While in the Wightstorm Forward Base, Muster Point or Transit Site destroy 4 Sansha's Nation battleships||50 points|
|Exploration challenge 1/2 (repeatable)||Infiltration||Find a Wightstorm Comms Relay, Strategic Node or Crypto Facility located in the Volatile Ice Storms. Bring a data analyzer, a probe scanner and prepare to open some presents.||5 points|
|Exploration challenge 2/2 (repeatable)||They didn't need it anyway!"||Hack into a Communication Relay, Strategic Node, or a Cryptographic Array, and retrieve any valuables hidden inside.
(Hack 2 event exploration cans.)
|Exploration challenge (repeatable)||A few more would not hurt||Keep finding and opening Wightstorm Communication Relays, Strategic Nodes and Cryptographic Arrays. Riches await!
(Hack 3 event exploration cans.)
|Exploration challenge||They're all addressed to you||While in a Wightstorm Comms Relay, Strategic Node or Crypto Facility site within a Volatile Ice Storm, successfully access 8 Communications Relays, Strategic Nodes or a [sic] Cryptographic Arrays||40 points|
|Mining challenge 1/3 (repeatable)||Ice Carving||Find a a [sic] Fading Volatile Ice Field, Fresh Volatile Ice Field, or Friable Volatile Ice Field located in a Volatile Ice Storm. Bring an ice harvester and be ready to harvest||5 points|
|Mining challenge 2/3 (repeatable)||Volatiles Galore||Harvest Faded Volatile Ice, Fresh Volatile Ice, or Friable Volatile Ice from a Fading Volatile Ice Field, Fresh Volatile Ice Field, or Friable Volatile Ice Field||10 points|
|Mining challenge 3/3 (repeatable)||Something more usable||Visit an ORE Volatile ICE Processor accepting the correct form of Volatile Ice to exchange the ice you have mined for rewards.
(Do 3 ice conversions with the Orca inside the site.)
|Mining challenge||Motherlode||While in a Fading Volatile Ice Field, Fresh Volatile Ice Field, or Friable Volatile Ice Field within a Volatile Ice Storm, gather a total of 60 units of Volatile Ice ore||80 points|
|Filament (repeatable)||Target Practice||Launch a snowball at any Station to receive a filament||1x DSHR-01H Highsec Ice Storm Filament|
|Filament (repeatable)||Snowball Fight||Launch a snowball at any 3 Capsuleers to receive a filament||1x DNNR-01L Lowsec Ice Storm Filament|
|Filament (repeatable)||Snowball Fight||Launch a snowball at any 3 NPCs to receive a filament||1x ??? Nullsec Ice Storm Filament|
|Travel (repeatable)||Return to the Eye of the Storm||Enter a Fading Volatile Ice Field, Fresh Volatile Ice Field, or Friable Volatile Ice Field located in a Volatile Ice Storm.||5 points|
The overall event point rewards are available in the table below. Rewards are immediately attached to the redeeming character, and can not be attained as an item.
|50||Capsule Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|90||Basic 'Brainfreeze' Cerebral Accelerator|
|130||Abaddon Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|170||Rokh Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|210||Hyperion Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|250||Maelstrom Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|290||Crusader Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|330||Potent 'Brainfreeze' Cerebral Accelerator|
|370||Raptor Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|410||Taranis Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|450||Claw Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|490||Heretic Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|530||Onyx Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|570||Phobos Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|610||Broadsword Aurora Universalis SKIN|
|650||Extended 'Brainfreeze' Cerebral Accelerator|
Yoiul Chilling Spree
From 10th December 2020 and 5th January 2020 you will earn 5,000 Skill Points a day for hitting other Capsuleers with Snowballs. During the 2v2v2v2 T1 Destroyer Proving Grounds event, the daily 5k SP reward was replaced with 5 Proving Ground filaments, with the 5k SP reward moved to entering the Proving Grounds.
From 12th December 2020 to 24th December 2020, Capsuleers had the option of snowballing an NPC to receive a lore display item. Each day had a different item as a reward. The items rewarded were:
|Dec 12||Lifestock-Liberator Display|
|Dec 13||Fuel-Stealer Display|
|Dec 14||Radiation-Rogue Display|
|Dec 15||Tool-Swiper Display|
|Dec 16||Recycler-Raider Display|
|Dec 17||Water-Sucker Display|
|Dec 18||Airlock-Slammer Display|
|Dec 19||Ectoplasm-Skimmer Display|
|Dec 20||Ration-Grabber Display|
|Dec 21||Scanner-Jacker Display|
|Dec 22||Data-Sniffer Display|
|Dec 23||Freezer-Thief Display|
|Dec 24||Power-Drainer Display|
Ice Storm Filaments
Ice Storm Filaments transport capsuleers to a System affected by the Volatile Ice Storm.
There are separate Ice Storm Filaments for High, Low and Null security systems, capable of taking up to one, five, or ten ships.
|Area / Ship Count||1||5||10|
Abyssal Proving Grounds
From 18th December 2020 to 22th December 2020 four teams of two Capsuleers will do combat in Tech 1 Destroyers.
From 1st January 2021 to 5th January 2021 two teams of three Capsuleers will do combat in T1 Frigates.
Both events feature a modifier to heat damage.
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