Dangit L'Everoy...

Subject: General Tech | January 29, 2013 - 02:56 AM |
Tagged: EVE

Sometimes people make mistakes and sometimes those mistakes cost ungodly amounts of damage.

This is one of those times.

More than 700 corporations within Eve clashed over the weekend in what The Escapist dubbed, a “Superbattle”. Over three thousand were said to have participated, up from The Escapist's report of 2800-3000.

The battle was reportedly caused by a lone player who, due to pilot error, jumped into hostile space.

Whether he had chicken is still under investigation.

3 Titans and 6 Supercarriers were proclaimed to be destroyed in the skirmish. Over the several hours which this fight spanned, damage were estimated to exceed 700 Billion ISK. Since Eve allows users to renew their subscriptions with their own in-game currency, we are able to put a real-world value on those damages: approximately $40,000.

Why do you do this stuff Leeroy?

Source: The Escapist

January 29, 2013 | 07:19 AM - Posted by James Martin (not verified)

you could feel the lag several regions away.

Not to mention, everyone and their brother was in a gang heading in that direction to save/kill something. GF to everyone involved.

January 29, 2013 | 07:32 AM - Posted by ea1985 (not verified)

Who the heck is Leroy? Is he in big trouble now? And why does it matter what he ate? Is space chicken any different? So many questions; so much to catch up on.

Still cant get w/ Eve though. According to the uploader, the video is actually played 5x faster than the game speed. Who has that kind of patience?

January 29, 2013 | 10:49 AM - Posted by James Martin (not verified)

actually it was more like what it should be, Time Dilation (a software CCP developed to handle node overloading) slowed down the server ticks to some fraction ( 0.2 ) of normal speed, that means when you tape it and speed up the video by 5x you get roughly normal speed during playback.

By the way we have been begging CCP to add a client capture tool so we can re render battles like this in glorious 1080P with effects and drone models turned up to high.

But you are right, eve is a game of patience.

January 29, 2013 | 10:56 AM - Posted by orvtrebor

Can an Eve Veteran give a breakdown of what happened? Were the large ships the video focused on supposed to be impossible to kill or something?

Did they just say "f" it and stayed to the death or were they unable to leave the fight?

thanks, looked cool just have no idea whats going on.

January 29, 2013 | 03:31 PM - Posted by James Martin (not verified)

There is an alright rundown of what went down over at EVE24.

In short this is what happened, a titan is the most expensive ship in the game (with few special exceptions). It is unique in that it can 'bridge' a fleet from one system to another without passing through the systems in between, it also means a heavy fleet can sit on a titan and will jump directly to the action without having to do the whole tedium of traveling there.

The start fighted like this, a titan was going to bridge a fleet onto a station (POS) and accidentaly hit jump instead of jump bridge. So he landed in the middle of a hostile fleet. Then things just escalated, escalated again, until about 1/10 of eve was in system shooting at big shiny ships.

The reason why stuff does not die fast is because the big ships can basically be medics and heal other big ships. Between the massive wall of hitpoints and good resistance to damage stuff dies slowly. Unfortunately, when 500 dreads are on the field, you might die before people can get a heal off.

January 29, 2013 | 12:13 PM - Posted by Ss3trnks2

Mother of god..
( •_•)>⌐■-■

January 31, 2013 | 02:49 PM - Posted by madhatter256 (not verified)

Only in Eve will you hear stories about epic battles, epic political scandals that rival the real-world.

At least the money was lost legitimately (i.e. via an epic battle) and not through a deep undercover mole setting up a corporation and running off with $50,000 worth of ISK.

But hey, this is Eve.

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