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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 2:06PM ultimateq said

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It looks totalllllllly cool! I am sad that I couldn't see it in person. Because it sounded just amazing!

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 7:34PM (Unverified) said

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it looks like stills from the fleet battles in sto except in sto you won't be crippled by 10 mins of lag. sorry but it's battles like this that are so few and far beteen in eve that it really gives new people the wrong impression that this goes on alot in eve and it doesn't. And i am still very suspect that they actualyl got that many players to logon concurrently...i think it was a public stress test with bots
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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 7:58PM Krystalle Voecks said

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Well, considering that Tranquility's concurrency numbers are clearly listed on the login screen (currently at 33,312 players online as I write this) 3k in one system isn't really unrealistic numbers logged in at once.

And no, the big battles don't happen all the time -- if they did, it wouldn't be news. Still fun to read about, though.
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Posted: Nov 2nd 2010 7:28AM (Unverified) said

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@Krystalle Voecks: 3k concurrent players in one system is indeed a rarity. Jita (a trading hub system, usually extremely populated, for those unfamiliar with the game) gets locked at around 1,5k concurrent active players. That means, any battle of larger scale has to be announced to the Game Master team before it is carried out, to make sure additional server ressources are allocated to the nodes the battle takes place in.

I don't wan't to say these battles almost never occur. Just wanted to point out that 3k players in one system at the same time is not possible under normal conditions.
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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 2:15PM rulesaremyenemy said

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I saw it in person. It wasn't really that amazing. A solid victory for sure, but the actual event itself was extremely tedious. Like most battles, it was better to read about then experience first hand.

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 2:17PM axler said

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holy fuck the pos is full :D

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 2:25PM Damn Dirty Ape said

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So who won?

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 3:02PM Birk said

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Krystalle; you're a genius. Seriously - having the images in the actual post means I'll actually look at them. It's just a pain to go into the gallery - I never really want to.

Kudos! Hopefully this might become common practice.

-Birk

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 3:03PM Birk said

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As a side note: Someone please talk me out of going back to EVE. I know it's too much of a timesink; I know it's frustrating; I know the payout vs. time invested is minimal.

But I just can't help wanting to jump back into my Thorax (the Vicodin II!) and zipping around lowsec.

-Birk
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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 3:46PM Fakeassname said

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the UI is a pain in the butt, someone will gank you before you can 5 feet from the space station, and as was reported in another article: the battle may have been between two factions, but the fight was with lag.

also, it's not free, either your going to pay $15 to zip around for 5 min before quitting again or you will end up getting sucked back into the game as you force yourself to play longer so as to get your money out of it.
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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 3:46PM ScottishViking said

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I'm in the same boat -- on extended leave from EVE, and experiencing serious separation anxiety. >_< Posts like this do not help!
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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 7:51PM Krystalle Voecks said

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I'm an EVE player, so I'm afraid I wouldn't be much use in terms of talking you out of going back. ^.^
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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 4:22PM Beau Hindman said

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That is awesome, period. Kaboom?

Beau

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 4:33PM i2hellfire said

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are these as big as they get? i don't even play eve, but i want to make these into wallpapers for my desktop...

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 5:12PM (Unverified) said

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email me riverini at gmail and i'll send the originals. 1900 x 1280
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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 7:49PM Krystalle Voecks said

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If you click the images, that will take you to the gallery. If you scroll down under the picture, it has a link to the full-size images as well in the text for the gallery image.
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Posted: Nov 2nd 2010 12:04AM i2hellfire said

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found the links. thanks...they're pretty sweet.
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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 5:46PM raidervcc said

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I don't care much for EVE articles, but the title caught my eye. Please tell me Massively just referenced a Muse song?

Posted: Nov 1st 2010 7:49PM Krystalle Voecks said

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Yep, Muse reference intended! :)

(I generally try to work in a musical or pop-culture reference on One Shots if possible.)
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Posted: Nov 1st 2010 6:19PM DLemke said

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“It doesn't matter what MMO you play -- you'd had to have been hiding under a rock to not know that the largest MMO PvP battle ever recorded recently took place in EVE Online.”

A lot of people have no clue that Eve exists, or if they did at one time, they’ve just decided to ignore it. You don’t have to live under a rock to remain oblivious to what happens in Eve.

While such large scale battles are super fun and inspiring to some players, you have to understand the game isn’t remotely interesting to other players.

Would soccer (football) be fun if you could bring any buddies you felt like, so there would never be a ‘fair’ fight, so that half the struggle wasn’t talent or skill, it was just how many guys you brought to blob the opposite team? Would it be fun if you started with a mass of people on each side of the field so that everyone was squished (lagged) and could hardly move??? Professional and Olympic games don’t work that way, precisely because blobbing it up completely ruins pvp for some people.

Some people like games where ALL real money trade, ALL purchase of gold and xp are banned, whereas in Eve, players with real life money to spend can buy all the xp and gold they want with the developer’s blessing. You can understand how that taints the whole game for some people.

While pvp is fun for some some players, other players like pve. Eve as a sandbox, not an amusement park, has pve shallow as a puddle, thin as paper, so… again some mmo players could care less about Eve.

I’m really happy for people who have a good time in Eve, but while some people see such a battles as awe inspiring, others see it as just another blob fest sponsored by Lag Inc, in a game that otherwise has some huge deal breaking flaws, deal breaking for some anyway.

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