In EvE Online – famous for pushing the idea of sandboxing to the limit – a marathon, 18-hour, game-changing battle has just finished.
DarkRazer, an EvE player said:
So, you will probably see some articles in the mainstream media over the next week. The biggest battle EVER to happen in EVE just finished. Over 100 titans dead. At the current Real Life $USD to In Game ISK exchange rate, over half a million dollars of ships got destroyed. Its going to change the political landscape of the game, I have no idea whats going to happen next.
Anyway, I thought this picture was cool (expand it)
The biggest (butt-plug looking things) are titans, the other ships you can clearly see are Super-carriers. You can see the occasional Dreadnaught or Carrier there. Battleships, Battle-cruisers, Cruisers, Destroyers and Frigates are too small to see at this scale (As any more than the occasional dot anyway).
The main fight went for over 18 hours with over 3000 players participating. Lots of smaller (only 100-800 players) fights popped up intercepting reinforcements and the like all during that time. The fight started just after Australian prime time (after midnight) and is just finishing up now. We (V-D-D) did not go into the fight, as the call was made by our side to GTFO about 4 hours ago. We lost this one unfortunately, at about a 2 to 1 loss to kill ratio.
There are a lot of good stories that come out of EvE, but for a variety of reasons I never really got drawn in after I dabbled in it a few times. I decided my favourite part of EvE is the stories, so I stopped playing and started listening instead.
This is just one of many good EvE stories you can dig up if you look. In fact, there is a nifty website dedicated to collecting the best of those stories.