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EVE Online: Most expensive battle in the history of MMO's


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Gruminmor #1 Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:38 PM

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Every once in awhile something big happens in the gaming world. A few years back the opening of the AQ gates in WoW cause so many people to log that it brough numerous servers to it's knees. It was majestic! It was amazing! And it was all down to the community. 

Then WoW again got into the headlines with the Corrupted Blood incident, which saw players abusing a boss mechanic which turned multiple servers into giant cemeteries, killing hundreds of thousands. It was so big on scale that Blizz actually revisited it with the Lich King xpac and turning infected players into Zombies. That was awesome!

 

EVE Online has had it's share of massive upsets. 3 or so years ago one player set up the biggest scam in MMO history and made off with ~850 billion ISK(roughly $45000) which was unheard of in those days. It took him months of planning to scam his victims.

 

Now at the end of last month, EVE Online once again shattered players perspectives of how games are meant to work. There was a battle! The most expensive battle in all MMO history. In fact this battle was so expensive you could probably buy a Ferrari with the money and still have change left over. And it all started over with someone forgetting to pay the rent! 

 

BEHOLD! Eve awesomeness in all it's glory!

 

http://community.eve...bath-of-b-r5rb/

 

CCP calculated that more than 7500 people participated in the battle, with more than 2670 players in the same solar system at the same time. The damage bill totalled 11trillion ISK, equating to around $300k-$330k in real money.

 

I know most here don't play EVE or even know what EVE is, and if this is the case watch this: 

https://www.youtube....be_gdata_player

 

This is just too epic not to say anything! The actions of one man entertained thousands of people and shook the economic foundations of a whole MMO!

 

This is the start of the 21 hour battle: 

https://www.youtube....be_gdata_player

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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Edited by Gruminmor, 31 January 2014 - 03:53 PM.


Gruminmor #2 Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:13 PM

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Just to give players a perspective on the scale of various ships involved in the battle. The big mushroom shaped vessels are roughly 12-14km long. And even though you can't see the smaller ships, they are there... somewhere.

 

The one pic with all the red dots are a combination of players and drones. Loads of them.

 

And the other one is just a scale measurement pic of various ships from multiple games/movies.

 

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Edited by Gruminmor, 31 January 2014 - 04:27 PM.


MantrasOfWar #3 Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:42 PM

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That's something uhhh




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