Another of those flashy stories coming out of EVE Online that makes gamers and gaming pundits take notice. When a conflict in a virtual world escalates to these proportions – 11 TRILLION ISK in losses ($300,000 USD), people want to know WTF? When players go at each other with assets that cost multiple billions in ISK + months, if not years to amass, the story is worth the telling and reading. And so far as I’m aware, a player driven conflict of this magnitude and scale, can only exist in New Eden.
I won’t try to paraphrase the events or information. I’m too new to life outside of high security to do it justice. I’ve linked a few articles on what happened. In particular, I appreciated Jester’s version done in layman’s terms and the post by CCP Dolan. Fox News carried the story and here's a video of events. There are many posts and videos to choose from if you search YouTube or Google.
In what other game can an oversight in payment escalate to 75 Titans being destroyed, 6K players colliding in a region for armed battle across 21 hours, smart bombs exploding like July 4th fireworks while 12K people watch in real-time via streaming?
This bloodbath goes down as gaming’s most destructive battle of all time. Only in EVE Online. Talk about shock-n-awe. Wow.