$200,000 worth of virtual ships destroyed in largest EVE battle ever

EVE Online has its own economics, politics, and trade systems, built almost entirely by players in the ten years the game has been running. It also has its own wars, as huge alliances vie for control of tracts of space in the massively multiplayer online game. One such conflict came to a head yesterday in the biggest battle in the game’s decade-long history. More than 2,200 of the game’s players, members of EVE’s largest alliances, came together to shoot each other out of the sky. The resultant damage was valued at more than $200,000 of real-world money.

A massive battle involving more than 2,200 players in main battle is underway in CCP’s massively multiplayer online game Eve Online, easily the largest battle in the game’s decade-long history, according to Alexander “The Mittani” Gianturco, the CEO of Goonswarm Federation. An exact real-life currency figure of the in-game damage is not currently cemented, but unconfirmed estimates put the amount at more than $200,000. An automated battle report will be generated from server data once the battle concludes. The current battle stems from ‘The Halloween War” which instigated multiple warfares between unofficial political alliances. 

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