CCP seems to be very busy pushing the drifter story forward. In an unexpected event a couple hours earlier around 18:07 NEST, a fleet of 400 drifter battleships attacked the TES Seraph ( an Amarr navy titan ) and destroyed the Titan in a single volley. The defense fleet was unable to react and the whole drifter fleet escaped shortly after that. CCP confirmed that the Empress Jamyl I was killed in the attack. There is also a The Scope video available.
I also rushed to the system after I read about it and I can at least present some pictures of the Titan wreck.
That is an interesting turn of events. Drifter attacks in high sec against the Amarr did occur in the past weeks but that they just volley a Titan and then disappear without trace is an interesting fact. What are CCPs plans with the drifters? Something like the Sansha incursions does not make much sense now since they are so much more powerful. Are they trying to build a back story for something like EVE 2.0? A giant overall of the galaxy? The drifter superstructures are still out there and drifter forces seems to be able to appear and disappear whenever they want. Even powerful capsuleers seems to be unable to do anything against the drifters. So are they the new superpower that the whole universe needs to find? But why are they focusing on the Amarr and why is Concord not doing anything?
What will the Minmatar do now? Early reports indicate that some small scale fights in the Throne Worlds are happening. But a large scale attack?
Why is CCP doing such a massive Event (or not massive since no heads up for capsuleers) without noticing anyone so player could actually be part of it? Events like this are nice and the story behind all this is nice too but why is everyone left in the dark about it?
Many many questions remain and with every day and every drifter attack more questions appear. EVE Online is getting interesting. Not only because of FozzieSov.