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Eve Online’s biggest battle resulted in over $200,000 in damages

Tuesday, 28th January 2014 12:45 GMT By Dave Cook

Eve Online is known for its big battles and high-cost defeats, but last night, some 2,000 players took part in an online war with real-world damage costs reaching over $200,000.

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The battle saw many corporations getting involved and is said to have claimed over 70 Titan-class ships. The most valuable ship to fall was said to be worth $5,000 in real-world money.

The shit-storm kicked off when Nulli Secunda and Pandemic Legion lost their hold on sector B-R5RB, giving rival corporation RUS a window to muscle its way in, backed up by the notorious Clusterfuck Coalition.

PCGamesN has a full report on the messy affair. Check it out through the link.

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4 Comments

  1. CyberMarco

    “The conflict began by accident, when one corporation failed to pay their station rent – and an entire sector promptly unravelled around them.”

    What’s that rent about? Is it like a sub or something?

    #1 11 months ago
  2. Dragon

    This war will be remembered as Titanfall.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Luciferous

    @1 – In player owned space you have to pay upkeep on stations to maintain control over a system, it’s done with in game currency.

    If you fail to have the funds ready for that bill the system becomes open for take over by rival factions/ corporations and all hell breaks loose.

    Because of the nature of the games economy a real world value can be attached to the in-game currency, which is where the $200k comes from – from ships destroyed during the battle.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. NocturnalB

    Watched it on twitch last night after I saw buzz about it on twitter and reddit. They’re slow moving but damn if Eve wars aren’t one of the most insane video gaming phenomena I’ve ever seen.

    #4 11 months ago

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