Eve Online Hosts Its Biggest Space Battle Yet
This weekend, over 4,000 players on the MMORPG Eve Online took part in one of, if not THE biggest online space battles ever seen. The battle, which lasted over 5 hours, saw two rival alliances, CFC and Test, come to a head over the control of resources contained within 6VDT, a large region of the game's science fiction universe. As you can tell from the footage of the battle above, it was pure chaos.
The spacecraft involved ranged from small frigates to gigantic Capital ships, and the huge number of them involved meant that the game speed was slowed down to 10% of normal levels in order to allow the servers to process the huge amount of action.
Test alliance, who had held control over 6VDT for some time, saw their power over the area slipping thanks to a continued campaign by their rivals, CFC. The battle was the climax to a long fought campaign by both alliances, which ultimately saw the CFC victorious after 5 hours and 40 minutes of fighting and countless ships being destroyed.
In the wake of the battle, many are trying to calculate the cost of the damage. Many users buy in-game currency with real world cash and estimates from far smaller battles in the past have placed damages in the thousands of dollars. Needless to say, the fallout from this epic battle will be far, far higher.
Not satisfied with banishing Test from 6DVT, there are reports that a victorious CFC will pursue their rivals until they are all but wiped out.