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The Microhistory of EVE Online

Play the Past: "The largest battle in the history of EVE Online took place last month on January 27, 2014. EVE Online is a game built on war and destruction but this battle (dubbed the Bloodbath at B-R5RB) was so massive in scale that it caught the attention of mainstream media outlets like Forbes, BBC News and CBS News. Why such interest for a battle in a video game? Well it probably has something to do with the fact that the total damage is estimated at somewhere in the ballpark of $300,000 USD. The battle’s monetary destruction is what caught the eyes of the media but beyond just the money, this battle represents a culminating moment in a fascinating, unique user-generated history."

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