EVE players gain 5 trillion ISK using faction warfare exploit

Saturday, 23 June 2012 18:59 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A group of five EVE Online players figured out how to manipulate the new reward system for faction warfare in the Inferno expansion, thus generating five trillion ISK – which amounts to $175,000 in real world, US dollars.

The new mechanic introduced with the Inferno expansion, provides loyalty points based on the value of a destroyed enemy ship and its cargo.

A bug, which rewarded players for both the destroyed and surviving cargo, was abused by the group by .

The points were cashed out into items for sale on the market, this making the players 5 trillion ISK richer.

CCP has not labeled this as an exploit yet, but it is still investigating it now that the fix has been applied.