Five-hour battle claims nearly 3,000 ships.
By Tim Colwill on July 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm
Nearly 3,000 ships have been destroyed today in an enormous space battle that involved over 4,000 EVE Online pilots and over five hours of real-time investment by players around the world.
The TEST Alliance and the CFC, the two biggest player blocs in EVE Online, have been fighting for control of the 6VDT-H system. In order to facilitate accurate and lag-free combat, EVE Online developers CCP slowed the server down to 10% of real time.
Around three hours into the battle, the CFC committed a large fleet of capital ships; a risky move given the enormous real time investment it takes to construct them and the resources they represent. The move paid off however, with the TEST Alliance sounding a general retreat an hour later and ceding sovereignty of the system — and the resources it represents — over to the CFC.
(The enormous blue spheres you can see in the screenshot above are ‘warp bubbles’, which prevent ships within them from jumping to light speed and retreating. The more you know!)
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