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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2019 8:39 p.m. PST

…untold virtual lives

"In less than an hour, a battle of interstellar proportions will break out in the MMORPG Eve Online, a spacefaring simulation with its own politics, economies, and wars all controlled exclusively by players. Between three and four thousand pilots are set to do battle in one of the largest fights ever on Eve, which you can watch live below or on

The battle is expected to rival the legendary Battle of Asakai as one of the most epic battles in Eve history which totalled equivalent to $20,000 USD in losses for the losing team. Today's battle doesn't yet have its own name, but is taking place in a system known as 6VDT between two of the largest player alliances in the game, TEST Alliance and the CFC. In order to keep lag to a minimum, since the battle takes place on just one server, Eve's developers will likely slow down time more than 90 percent so its server can process all player actions. This means today's battle could take several hours to reach its explosive conclusion…"


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Uparmored19 Oct 2019 10:55 p.m. PST

Yawn, not a patch on Space War I, Battle of Earth, 2012.

4.8 million ship Boddole Zer Main Fleet vs Earth.

Earth won.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2019 3:36 a.m. PST

And they think that's bigger than the one climaxing Second Stage Lensman? I don't think it's even as big as the final battle between the Systems Commonwealth and the Nietzcheans.

Moving-pictures SF is mostly run and promoted by amnesiacs.

Daricles20 Oct 2019 8:17 a.m. PST

In fairness, the OP did qualify that it would be one of the largest battles in the history of EVE online.

I tried EVE a while back and found it to be a boring pay-to-win grind.

So, meh.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2019 3:25 p.m. PST



robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2019 3:56 p.m. PST

When someone puts up a headline his text won't support to promote an orthodoxy or collect clicks, I think "fairness" is what he's been given, Daricles. Perhaps you mean "mercy" which is more flexible.

Akalabeth20 Oct 2019 6:14 p.m. PST

Eve online battles do have a history of being reported by a lot of video games news sites. They can sometimes make for interesting reading. A lot of people will often say that they'd be bored out of their mind playing Eve, but enjoy reading about it.

For my own part, tried it for about half an hour and got bored. Also once went and played starship games with a dude, and he was in the middle of Eve online mission- he'd won the mission but needed to destroy a station to get his loot. He set his ship on autoattack, we went for a walk out to the gas station to get some snacks, came back, and his ship was still shooting. Like 20 minutes of shooting to collect the reward or something- crazy. Don't have that sort of patience but if you're a one game guy/gal then all power to you.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Oct 2019 9:39 a.m. PST

Is Eve still online? this was 6 years ago

Lion in the Stars21 Oct 2019 12:04 p.m. PST

Yes, EVE Online is still a thing, my old roommate started playing again.

Some pretty epic battles happen more or less all the time in EVE, including one setup that cost somewhere around $200 USDk in real money (based on the cost a month's membership in in-game currency versus actual dollars), with dozens of the largest super-capital ships destroyed when a player deliberately turned off auto-pay for a star system's security rating.

My issue with EVE is the learning curve:

Bigby Wolf21 Oct 2019 2:00 p.m. PST

I agree with Tango.
Glup! at all the negativity!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2019 11:25 a.m. PST



Sargonarhes22 Oct 2019 7:24 p.m. PST

Dang, all I have are frigates. I'd be nothing but an escort or hit and run.

Akalabeth24 Oct 2019 8:34 p.m. PST

Eve online recently introduced an alien faction that came in without warning and attacked all the corporations. Apparently ticked off the players a bit, but threw some of them a curve ball.


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