EVE Online – Most Expensive Battle Ever
EVE Online, the friendly space exploring mmorpg. What could go wrong? Well the biggest and most expensive battle in its history!
One alliance missed its payment, virtual star war began and a costly war it was! As wars go or massive battles occur, this one all started off because the N3 coalition failed to make a hugely important system, allowing other alliances to attempt complete takeover. Madness ensued. Nearly $300,000 worth of madness.
CCP explained the situation in an email:
“An alliance in the N3 coalition missed a bill payment for the system where Pandemic Legion is staging and storing their fleets. This missed bill caused sovereignty to drop across the system leaving the station vulnerable to capture. Seizing the opportunity, the CFC (Goonswarm Federation, Razor Alliance, Black Legion and the Initiative) and Russian Coalition (Solar Fleet, Darkness of Despair and Against ALL Authorities) captured the station.”
All in all, 70 Titans were lost (Titans are the massive God ships within the EVE universe) which cost around $3000 a go. Along with the 70 Titans which were lost, 4,000 ships were lost in the vast space which adds up to approximately $284,500.
When all came to an end, N3 and Pandemic lost roughly 40-50 titans while CFC, Rus, and co managed a slightly better 20-25. CFC won, but obviously not without some serious wounds to nurse.