Eve Online is one of the most popular MMO sci-fi games out there and a recent battle escalated beyond any other.
Massive Battle Takes Place In EVE Online Universe
An enormous battle took place recently in the Massively Multiplayer Online Sci-fi videogame Eve Online.
It is considered to be the largest battle in the last decade and it involves more than 2,000 players.
War in Eve is of course a feature of the gameplay but the story behind the conflict and the estimated financial loss makes this war unique.
Online Battle For Real World Costs In Eve Online
Earlier this Monday, the N3 coalition seems to have missed a bill for the system where “Pandemic Legion” is storing their fleets.
The missed bill led to to sovereignty to fall and thus, allowing several coalitions (leaded by the “Clusterfuck Coalition”) to invade and capture the station.
War broke between both sides with intentions of capturing and holding the the area in question.
The main fight involved more than 2,200 players, but if we count the players battling on other systems that number may rise to over 4,000.
Over 100 Titans worth $3000 Each Destroyed In Eve Online
The limitations for “players per system” are intended to lower the latency and to make the war a bit more fluid.War in EVE means two things: big ships and long play sessions. More than 100 Titan Ships (think Star Wars Death Star) were destroyed in a war that lasted more than 18 hours. The costs were enormous: exactly 9,628,129,832,493 ISK (ISK being the in game currency) or about $284,500 USD.
The war began between European players, but as time passed by and in order to keep the the confrontation going, several U.S. players joined the battle bringing in even more support for each side.
This is not the first war EVE players experienced with big losses, and it probably won’t be the last one. It is true that the ships destroyed had an enormous value in real life, but it is also true that players are able to get several thousands dollars worth of ISK every day without investing a single dollar: expect bigger wars in the future. Stay Tuned.