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Eve Online players lose US$300k in battle

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:56 am
by Ambigore
Unpaid bill costs gamers more than $300,000 in EVE Online

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/01/28/unpaid-bill-costs-gamer-200000-in-eve-online/

As he slumbered away in Costa Mesa, Calif., the 29-year-old banker's virtual space fleet was under siege early Monday morning in what's become the most destructive and expensive battle in the 10-year history of "EVE Online," the gargantuan online sci-fi video game.

"EVE Online" — with more than 500,000 players from around the world piloting starships, trading goods and engaging in galactic espionage — utilizes its own in-game currency, and Carl expects the damage from Monday's conflict to be the game equivalent of about $300,000 in real-world cash, based on data compiled from within the game.


That is bad ass. Some of these players fly ships worth $3,000, and over a hundred have been blown up in the last day.

Re: Eve Online players lose US$300k in battle

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:49 am
by Keefy
It's fine to think of financial cost, but we shouldn't lose sight of the human picture.

Please join me in a moments silence, for all those players who regained their lives that day.