Traders, Smugglers, Pirates, Miners, Capusuleers from every walk of life! Today marks a momentous occasion in the EVE Online
universe. At approximately 6PM PST the EVE servers will be brought down and fitted for the new EVE: Trinity expansion.
The downtime is estimated to last 24 hours, which means this is probably our last heads up beforehand to train a time appropriate skill in advance. The amount of new content is intense as Trinity
biggest expansion ever: New ships, tweaks, tutorials, new everything,
and of course, the grand-daddy of Trinity's
enhancements: The long-awaited graphical overhaul featuring EVE's
new graphic engine dubbed Trinity 2.
Confused yet? All that matters is that every ship, stargate, and station remodeled to sweet perfection.
There is a downside, and that is not everyone will be able to enjoy the new radical graphics. Players who do not have a Shader Model 3.0 or DirectX9c compliant video card will be left in the space dust with the classic client. EVE
players with DirectX9c and video cards that support Shader Model 3.0 will be able to use the shiny new doodad client. The important thing is everyone can still play EVE Online
regardless or not your rig meets the requirements to run the new graphics. What is SM 3.0 and how the hell do you know your video card supports it? To answer that, with the help of the EVE
forums, I have compiled the necessary information to help you find out.