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One of the Biggest Battles in EVE Online's History Occurred Last Night, Here's Some Images

Velocity Gamer: We don’t know much about EVE Online, but when there’s a major battle occurring in the universe, it seems like everyone wants to know about it. As of right now, there’s not a ton of information available about the battle to share, as most of the people who took part have yet to blog about it etc, but we do have some crazy images and statistics to share with you. (EVE Online, PC)

WolfLeBlack  +   979d ago
I've never even played EVE and this is still awesome!
DatNJDom81  +   979d ago
Time to jump into Dust 514. Gotta do my part in the fight!
ElementX  +   979d ago
Dust isn't a big part of Eve at this point. Play Eve proper.
cannon8800  +   979d ago
ElementX what you wrote is incorrect. Dust514 does play a big part and it will be even more important in the future once a lot of people start playing it, because it does play a role in the eve universe. Whatever happens in dust514 will impact EVE Online because they are linked together.
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ElementX  +   979d ago
I said "at this point". I read more than a couple articles about bad graphics and gameplay issues. I realize it's still in Beta so I said "at this point" meaning wait until it's been out for a while and improvements have been made. I don't think people will play very long in it's current state.

At this point I don't believe player corps can give Dust players contracts.

Here's what warpdriveactive says about the public beta:

DUST tries its best, and even gives you some adjustable settings to help with the sensitivity of each control axis, but the reality is this: you will be fighting the controls the majority of the time you play this game.

I also hope you like grenade spam and bunny-hopping, there’s tons of both of those here even though most modern shooters have found some way to mitigate both in some capacity

Respawning is an unacceptably long experience with DUST 514: you’re looking at around a minimum of 20 seconds (yes, I’ve timed it) between that bullet that put you down and stepping back on the Skirmish battlefield as a new you

What will really make you laugh is when you’re down to one second on that ten second spawn timer and someone successfully hacks the control point you were trying to spawn at: because that cancels your spawn and you have to pick a new spawn point, with a new ten second countdown

I have to talk about the framerate first, because this is one of the biggest gripes I have with DUST 514. There are times when things are smooth, but those times are usually when my mercenary is alone in the corner of his quarters doing nothing but staring at the wall.

In combat, the game has a horribly inconsistent framerate, dropping well below 30fps frequently.


That's just one.
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sourav93  +   978d ago
Apparently the whole mega battle occurred due to some pilot's misclick. Lol.
Irishguy95  +   979d ago
Always wanted to try this Game, seems like the least Generic Mmo out there.

What was the battle over anyway?

Man those images are awesome
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DethWish  +   979d ago
Probably a technetium moon, a moon with VERY valuable resources you can extract from it
fei-hung  +   979d ago
Do u know if this included Dust514 players?
HammadTheBeast  +   979d ago
Didn't include Dust players yet, however, Dust servers were a bit laggy during this time.
Hufandpuf  +   979d ago
The guy that made it known this was happening said that the players on both sides were allies, but got bored. hostile remarks ensued over the course of a few days, then a player from one side accidentally transported to the other faction's sector and forgot to bring his fleet. He got destroyed. Then the team that he was on went to rescue him, but the team that blew up the ship was already prepared and annihilated the rescue fleet (Which happened to be the whole other faction's fleet.

$10,000 in real money was lost in the battle.
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Lord_Sloth  +   979d ago
See that? These ass-hats are vaporizing real money instead of giving it to somebody that can use it like me. May as well be setting it on fire. lol

That's a lot of money to just vanish into nothingness.
ElementX  +   979d ago
People don't lose "real" money in Eve unless they use real money to buy PLEX. You can use the price of PLEX in real money to determine the value of ISK in real money and say a 550M ISK ship is worth $50, but you don't spend real money on ships/equipment. PLEX is used for game time or you can sell it in game for ISK to boost your bank account but you can also buy PLEX with in-game money and pay for your subscription that way so you don't have to pay a monthly fee.
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SilentNegotiator  +   979d ago
It's unbelievable that people spend that much money just to be 2nd best at a game where you crunch numbers, have impersonal battles of stats, and stare at charts and blackness the whole time.
Septic  +   978d ago
That sounds epic!

If only the game was more involved in terms of actually flying the ships etc.

Imagine a game world where you have proper pilots, engineers and real persistent worlds. You and a crew and can fly into a planet, no loading times, go in to drill resources etc.

Then you have a Citadel type base like in Mass Effect full of real players, real pirates, pilots, heroes, council members, real economy and global events.

One day!
HammadTheBeast  +   979d ago
Short story is, it shouldn't have been this big, but one guy accidently jumpedinstead of bridging his troops over with him, and then kept calling in backup instead of taking his losses. This caused a massive fight to break out between almost 3000+ players.
RememberThe357  +   979d ago
cannon8800  +   979d ago
even if it wasn't suppose to be that massive it was still awesome to see that many people playing at once.
Novistador  +   979d ago
It is the king of generic mmos all you do is grind. there isnt even scenery its all just black space with some asteroids dotted about the map.
Old McGroin  +   979d ago
That's all kinds of epic.
JonnyBigBoss  +   979d ago
I loved this game. I'm a huge astronomy and sci-fi fan and fell in love. I ended up quitting after I got ganked in 0 sec while mining. I lost my 40 million ISK ship and tons of supplies. It was just too much for me.
KiRBY3000  +   979d ago
what does "ganked" mean?
Tony-Red-Grave  +   979d ago
Destoryed,raped,murdered. Use your imagination xD
konnerbllb  +   979d ago
Usually attacked by multiple people while he was alone.
ElementX  +   979d ago
You don't go into nullsec (0 security space) alone unless you want trouble. Mining in low sec requires backup and defense. Sounds like you made a mistake and had a tantrum so you rage quit.
Timesplitter14  +   979d ago
That's pretty awesome.

I tried playing this game once but it felt like it would've taken me years just to understand how the game works
UnholyLight  +   979d ago
Exactly how I felt. A couple days of playing and It was just too much for me
TheOneEyedHound  +   979d ago
that was one of the bloodiest battles, I have ever seen. Comrades dying left to right.... sigh, I lost all my armor and everything. 72$ gone like nothing, and nobody cared.
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Nightfallen  +   979d ago
I never played this but I love reading about everything. It's like the government but actually interesting. I love how an accidental mishap by clicking jump rather than bridge caused all of this. Not to mention the sheer cost of a Titan. Wow.
TheOneEyedHound  +   979d ago
To everybody saying that the battle was for a technetium moon, you are wrong.

I got a message needing reinforcements from my clan, I finally join and the battle was for a tiny space station. some random dumbass from another clan attacked one of our lesser bases, well it turn out he was in a large clan(CFC) with alot of alliances(OTHER CLANS).
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StreetsofRage  +   979d ago
This game is insanity. I want to play but this is the type of game that will steal your soul and your wallet! I stay away from games like this and WOW! I know for a fact i would spend my money buying all kinds of upgrades. Pretty damn awesome tho'
Monolith  +   979d ago
Exactly why I don't get involved with mmos.
I know ill end up spending my whole paycheck saying fuck it. I've wanted this game. Dust should be awesome once its finally completed.
DeadlyFire  +   979d ago
The good thing about Dust 514 is that its free and they plan to evolve it with every new generation of playstation according to one article stating up to Playstation 7 and beyond hopefully forever. Although they do give the option of upgrading things in the same way. So lock your wallet and credit/debit cards away before playing.
Norrison  +   978d ago
You can play without using any real money.
ElementX  +   979d ago
Ok I've been playing Eve about 2 months and I have these observations to share.

1. Eve isn't all PvP and you don't get killed everywhere you go. I've been in low sec (under .5 security level) and you don't get instantly killed as soon as you enter the system.

2. There are high security systems (highsec) which are "relatively" safe. The game has a NPC security force called CONCORD which will attack anybody who goes after another person in 1(highest sec level) to .5 (lowest level security where CONCORD will respond). There are thousands of systems in higher security where you can be safer but not completely safe.

3. I've never been attacked in high security space. I've seen others attacked but CONCORD shows up quickly and you can't outrun/destroy them. THEY WILL KILL YOU if you attack somebody else.

4. There are tons of things you can do in the game. You can mine asteroids, go on missions, join clans (corps) and do corp warfare and PvP. You can PvP solo but it can be dangerous, you can research, manufacture, trade, and set up resource gathering on planets.

5. The Eve economy is player run and driven. Everything you can buy except a couple of things like original blueprints, are made by players who either mine their own resources or buy resources from miners.

6. A corp is just like a clan so you can make friends if you want. A lot of people will tell you to join a corp but it's optional. I have talked to people who've played for years and never joined a player corp.

7. You can pay for your monthly subscription cost with PLEX. PLEX can be bought with real money or bought with in-game money, essentially if you make enough money in-game you can play without any out-of-pocket cost.

If you're on the fence about this game, check it out. I was apprehensive to try because everybody told me "you're going to get killed no matter what you do" and "you're not safe anywhere" and blah blah blah. It's really not like that. Get a trial account and see for yourself.
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Ddouble  +   978d ago
I can't wait for Dust 514 so we can actually see these battles.

EVE sounds interesting but intimidating at the same time.

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