I'm not someone who would crossboard easily, but right now on EVE there is a major battle going on at LoGH proportions.
I don't know what's going on as I don't play the game myself but it's easy to understand just how major this is.
I tried watching but it goes at 1 frame per second
That's really neat, Kircheis. This is relevant to my interests. Thank you.
It basically looks like this.
But actual gameplay is slowed down to 1/10th gametime because their servers will blow up if they attempt to allow their servers to go any faster.
You're lucky you are the Kaiser's favorite.
But now, try posting this on /vg/, you'll get more chat there.
one game where it actually IS more entertaining to watch, rather than play
But /a/ is my home.
Only reason I'd even mention this on /a/ is because of the massive resemblance to LoGH and it's live.
Polite post to tell you to post this on /v/ or on a vidya related board anon. It may be a great battle, but this goes on /v/.
The station itself isn't that big of a deal. It's really just an excuse to have a big fight and wave their dicks around.
True, I can't delete threads anymore though so I'll just let this thread go as it pleases.
TANKS ARRIVING IN 30 MIN
i dont understand what the fuck is happening it seems like a fucking massive deal
ive read about EVE online battles. like, literal history in the world of video games
what confuses me the most is the apparent amount of real world money people lose
It's not really real-world money, but people can transfer subscriptions in-game which cost money.
Basically, the biggest ones cost around 3000$
It must be nice to understand what's going on.
DIdn't we just have 80 TItans going at it last week?
according to this battle so far, around $150,000 USD has been lost due to Titans being destroyed
From what I can understand, the biggest ones are titans which cost the most, and the bubbles prevent the enemy from warping out.
The smaller ones are also fighting/repairing.
I don't know if there's a supply mechanic in this game, as I said I've never played it.
so is EVE pay2win?
No idea, sorry.
Can you not automate station payments in EvE? Or prepay for several months?
So this is a space MMO?
also this stream is a bunch of weird graphs, where is the space battle you promised?
isnt that all EVE is though? microsoft excel in space
So which side is the FPA and which side is the Empire?
Does Goonswarm automatically make CFC the Emprie?
It's a giant sandbox MMO where players control bits of the universe and form alliances.
Now the 2 biggest are duking it out, with 2k+ players and many dead.
Each ship is basically a player with shitloads of npc crew and the stakes are pretty high
Empire would be yellow and green the Alliance.
So this bill, was it a bill in real life for real money?
And is this like one player somewhere missed one bill and threw the entire community into a war?
I don't know. All i know is that one titan is worth billion of ISK (the in game money). And that people can be their subscriptions with ISK.
So, the value of one titan is about $3500 worth of subscription money.
Right now, one side have lost 38 Titans, and the other side 21. One side have 37 titans left, then other side have 68. There are 400 titans that are operational in EVE Online to give you a contect.
This battle's losses are about $150k in real life money for now, Around $500k is fielded.
One dude from green messed up and forgot to pay the bill, therefor losing control of a bit of the universe with a lot of ships docked.
They lose their defensive bonus and yellow is invading them.
The bill is paid with ingame currency, so not real dollars.
Now 2000 players are battling in this war.
No. It's in-game currency.
It's not P2W unless you count paying for PLEX and selling them in-game for tons of in-game currency P2W.
Or if you consider $60 for a monocle for your player character which you can't even see 99% of the time P2W/
woah, there was a massive explosion just now
This wouldn't have happened if Kircheis were here.
And there is this guy that downed 9 titans by himself.
What would Kircheis do?
So he's basically God.
He Poplan on cocaine with Wenli giving him advice from Valhalla.
>1429 Ships killed (827.76B ISK) 25 Ships lost (0.94B ISK)
The magician is here.
So now that they no longer own that space yellow is trying to take it, even though Green's ship's are still inside it?
Damage done (ISK): 827.76B
Damage received (ISK): 0.94B
Chance of enemy survival: 1.72%
Pilot Efficiency (ISK): 99.89%
Yes, he is. His enemies have 1,72% chance of surviving a battle against him
Green forgot to lock their garage, so they either lose all their ships or take this opportunity to wage the biggest war ever done.
Does this have to end with one side being annihilated? Or will they pussy out and make a truce?
They can pussy out and make a truce, but the battl hae been raging for 12 hours now.
I have no idea to be honest.
I'm just enjoying the scene.
12 hours? holy shit.
I don't know what the fuck I'm watching but it looks intense.
Yang Motherfucking Wenli
The funny thing is that this will affect so many things that we can't comprehend, like jew merchants selling things at absurd prices during wartime and smaller factions playing their role.
It's like a space opera but with sweaty neckbeards doing the actual thing.
so this 2000+ people online war started all because 1 person, 1 single person, forgot to pay a bill
that guy must feel like shit
Any chance on real time speed replay of the entire battle ever coming out?
absolutely. expect something in the next few weeks all cleaned up
It was actually an inside job I hear.
They wanted to start this war.
What's with all the "happenings" lately?
2014 is the year of happenings.
Some people just want to watch the universe burn.
Another massive explosion.
At least we're getting a lot of badass pictures from all of this.
Both digital and irl.
There was one that took months when a guy accidentally chose a larger ship than he intended.
Woah, that explosion.
They're going to call this Billgate when it's over aren't they?
Theres something relaxing about watching giant spaceships blow eachother up while listening to classical music.
It's like a hidden episode of LoGH.
What's this from?
Here's how it went down. Corporation Nulli owned a station. Which gave them ownership of an entire sector. That's a big deal. Their corporate ally PL was tationed there and had lots of assets there. Nulli "forgot to pay rent" So then... The space-station became unowned. Except all of PLs assets housed there remained there. Another corporation, RUS was near, saw this going, and swooped in to take the station. They succeeded. PL came back with guns to take it back from RUS. To get their stuff back. PL also got their ally Nulli to help them. When that happened. RUS called their ally CFC. Normally, these kinds of things happen between smaller ships. And one team will either leave or win. But both sides refused to back down. And the fight continued to escalate continually. Until we have what you see now. Currently 2160 people. In a pitched war.
This would be a lot more entertaining if I could tell who was killing who though.
Right now it just looks like a bunch of ships shooting randomly at each other praying that they hit an enemy.
ok, so there was a russian going absolutely nuts on one of those streams just then
This isn't a wallpaper btw, this is an actual screenshot of the battle going on atm.
post more, the v thread is donw.
Goddamn looks like a shot from a movie.
I wish the stream could get that close to the action, but it would probably lag like a bitch.
Just search ' eve online ' in the /v/ catalogue.
I don't want the wrath of /a/ and the mods upon me, I'm going to try to keep this thread as grey as possible.
So as far as I know this game is like an actual job to people in the sense that the economy there can actually be translated to real world money. And I even read that some giant ships cost like 10k real USD or something or maybe fleets, I don't remember. I assume a fight this big means the economy is going to be shaken up right?
I'm pretty sure that over 500k usd is fielded in the battlefield right now.
Mother of all fucks. You could prolly buy the real deal with that money.
Well it isn't.
There are also medics wearing qt as hell white cloaks with red crosses painted on them but I don't have screenshot's saved.
Around $150-175k of losses right now.
You can't take money out of the game though, so it's really not a "job" so much as it is roleplaying a character in a job in space.
The economy won't be too badly affected by it. We had another battle of similar scale on the 18th. THe thing is, with the release of the Rubicon expansion, the ecnomy is already on a war footing, with everyone trying to meet the incredible demand of the mega-alliances as they race for control of the new galaxy added to the game.
Here's a link with some decent screenshots.
The guys in the bubbles are trying to flee, the guys outside it are trying to kill all the bubbled guys.
What's the point of all the tiny ships? Aren't they too weak to make a difference in this fight?
A lot of people are there to ninja salvage the bigger ships' wreckages, wreckages that are worth millions of ISK.
Some of them are from independant groups trying to loot the battlefield, the smaller ships from the mayor 2 alliances are probably there to cause a big enough nuisance to not be ignored.
And also taking out the other tiny ships?
Why is this thread still alive if the /v/ thread is dead?
So there are also space pirates?
Are they also shooting each other out over the wreckage?
Since this is slowed down to 1/10 speed, will someone upload a full speed video of the entire battle?
There are space pirates.
/v/ is burning through threads, this one is smaller and slower.
Just search the /v/ catalogue for the current one.
The ship at the bottom looks like the Macross City ships.
I think it has it's charm, even the fact that I don't know jack about this game. I imagine watching an actual live space fight would have slow as fuck footage even in an intergalactic era.
Support by boosting shields, repairing armor and hull, and throwing out smartbombs, EMCs, and null-space jammers to deal damage, disable components, and prevent the enemy from escaping. Or to counter these tactics.
My thoughts exactly.
So a small ship goes to the wreckage of one of those huge things and just pack the entire thing inside it somehow? or does it just instantly turn into money when they touch it?
No idea, I know almost nothing about this game except its absurd size and impact.
It seems like they're fighting over this tiny little station.
So when do we get to see triangles?
Not my screenshot man.
Probably when the community makes a recap video at full speed.
Not him but, so? I use it for music.
I was joking. I don't really give a shit.
I want to follow this, but I have no idea what's happening in the stream.
When a ship dies does that player get to respawn or do they have to start over from the lowest level or what?
When a ship dies its gone forever and you are out of the battle.
There is some insurance though. So you get a bit of the cost back.
If your ship blows up, you escape through a pod.
Your ship could be worth up to 3.5K USD so it's not something you want to have happen.
You get insurance for it though if you have that.
If your pod gets blown up you need to buy a clone and implants you had, and start building a new ship.
Haven't a bunch of those really big ships died during this though? Why would they want to lose those for a parking spot and some ammo?
Wars have been fought over smaller things.
I think to them it must be the Iserlohn fortress of the war, a big strategical point with a lot of benifits and assets from one party.
From what I have heard it was sparked over something really small and this a war between the 2 biggest guilds in the game.
Some guy forgot to pay the bill.
Now everyone is dead/dying.
Don't forget to pay your bills, anon.
What if he forgot on purpose?
So this is easily the biggest battle in the history of this game, iirc the next biggest battle only 3 Titans were lost and so far over 90 have been destroyed in this battle.
That's what people are saying, he "forgot" to pay in order to start a war.
Over 100 titans destroyed atm.
Some even say smaller alliances ganged up on Titans who were heading for battle.
My god, and there is only around 400 Titans in the entire game.
So after this whoever still has Titans can try a steam roll the losing side
>You will never be part of a grand space opera simulator.
I like to think that the winning side will defend them so that the losing side can pay for reparations.
man i played eve for like 2 months in university
so fucking boring
studying for my stats 2 class was literally more interesting than playing that game. it's like excel with spaceships
You could have been part of this space opera anon.
EVE has the most super interesting economy, I tell you what.
i don't care this game is so fucking boring holy fuck
my friend was so addicted to it he was buying me multiple subscriptions and literally begging me to skip class with him to go on raids with goonsquad. eventually i literally had to sit him down and tell him i never wanted to play the game, ever again, under any circumstances for him to stop begging me to play. he just wanted me to help him mine so he could buy a bigger ship.
that's literally eve. buy a bigger fucking ship: the game.
you'd have to pay me $20/hr to play this shit. it's just SO. FUCKING. BORING.
this isn't like logh where you're part of some awesome space opera.
it's like you're playing Excel: The Video Game with a bunch of virgin neckbeards who have no friends and spend all their money on this game to buy more ships. then you try to join the battle so you fly in, you target like 3 ships, get raped by a nigload of enemy fleets, then somebody pillages your shit gg.
congrats. you were part of the space opera. now you can enjoy losing like $100 worth of shit somebody else will eventually pillage. your reward: fuck all.
it's like the game is literally trying to be as unfun as possible. only autists enjoy this game, I can speak from experience because my friend and another who played this game were grade A psychiatrist certified autfags.
It takes a lot of commitment to be part of a great EVE moment.
If you want a more actionized take on things you're better off with Dust 514. All the fun of the EVE-verse, but in a Battlefield packaging.
i'd rather just never play eve or anything like it or related to it, ever again. even if you paid me shittons of money, just fuck it.
having a job and being a taxpayer is more fun than ANYTHING related to eve
>not watching EVE
7 year EVE player here, ask me anything general.
What are goons?
How much time commitment is needed for a titan?
How long will this battle continue?
Is someone going to surrender or will this spark complete annihilation and invasion?
How much (in USD) has been destroyed and how much in the battle?
Why aren't you taking part in this battle
How long will it take for both parties to recover. Will they end up like Europe after WW2?
Anybody is getting paid for this?
Who was that Garth guy and what does he do?
How do you maintain on having fun for 7 years on the same game? I can't imagine how you do so.
ask pokemon, cod, monster hunter, etc fans the same thing
Or longtime players of any MMO. People still play Everquest for fuck's sake.
>What are goons?
Something Awful's Corp/Alliance
>How much time commitment is needed for a titan?
A year or two just to train skills, and once you get one you're generally 24/7 on-call to get on and fleet up when they need you.
>How long will this battle continue?
Wouldn't be surprised if it's still on when I wake up tomorrow
>Is someone going to surrender or will this spark complete annihilation and invasion?
PL's in talks to try and get as many people out, but since this is space vidya people just like shooting people
>How much (in USD) has been destroyed and how much in the battle?
I'm hearing numbers in the $100k's, my last estimate with some old numbers was at least $65k
>Why aren't you taking part in this battle
No friends ;_;
This is pretty unprecedented, they probably won't recover for at least half a year I'd guess. The smaller alliances will move in for sure, and we'll see a ton of territory changes and cold war turtling. FYI the territory map: http://dl.eve-files.com/media/corp/Verite/influence.png
CCP. The game is P2P at $12-15 a month, you can earn enough space money ingame to pay your own subscription, what you get out of is is whatever fun you find.
I'm out of the loop on the big names, but I believe he's a PL bigwig
I mostly station trade at 10 minutes a day and train skills these days rather than actual gameplay. When you've got a group to play with it makes all the difference
>How much time commitment is needed for a titan?
>A year or two just to train skills,
Is this about Isherlon again?
Yes, Lutz forgot his rent and Yang is knocking on the door.
pc games , boring
Is there a supreme commander in both sides of this battle?
Would you say it's too late to get into the game now?
This wouldn't have happened if Kircheis was here.
Holy shit, is this Poplan?
And this is how world war one happen.
Well that look like a massive clusterfuck.
One interesting side in the conflict is the effect it has on trade, prices haven't been this high for a long time.
War really is profitable.
Eve online is the most fascinating game I have no intention of ever playing.
The basics of fleet composition are:
1 fleet commander is in charge of 5 wings
1 wing commander is in charge of 5 squads
1 squad leader is in charge of 9 other people
For a grand total of 256 people per fleet.
Generally the chain of command is organized around this structure through voice comms etc, with orders trickling down from the top, with your rank within an alliance or corp and your skills granting leadership bonuses being the main factors for placement.
In a fight like this the main combat leaders in charge of the entire alliance will be dictating overall directives such as unleashing with all smartbombs to try and score kills, or turning off all doomsday weapons and other modules that prevent warp so they can attempt to escape.
The lower leaders will relay those decisions, while constantly dictating out a list of primary targets for everyone below them to shoot at. This is the basis of modern EVE fleet warfare, killing singular targets through combined volleys.
All in the meantime grunts etc can call for armour or shield repairs when necessary.
It's never too late, even someone like me with 90mil skillpoints can easily die to someone with barely 1mil, this actually happens often. Having a higher SP count only makes things easier and gives you more options to prepare, but it is ultimately meaningless because anyone and everyone can get to that point too. Finding a niche you like and specializing before branching out will you get very far.
Newsflash, space battle doesn't involves ships lining up into neat little rows. If the game engine would allow it, the ships would be even MORE all over the place at different angle and alignment.
Treating the space battle like a naval battlefield is a sure way to get your shit kicked in real life.
Having just read World End Economica, I kinda want to get into stock trading now.
If too many Titans die in this battle since they are only 400 Titans in this game, this MMO will die guaranteed and I doubt the creators are gonna allow something like this to happen.
How does one become a fleet commander?
Why don't they build bigger walls to keep the titans away?
the walls were made of titans
What happens when an unstoppable Titan fleet crashes into an unpenetrable Titan wall though?
First off you have to have the skills trained to be able to actually take control of a fleet. That's about several months of training.
Other than that, join up with a corporation or such, become a trusted member, follow them around and learn how fleet warfare works, participate in a few fleet actions, let the leaders know that you have skills trained and can take command of a fleet, and get picked to be leader of Fleet X. Don't forget this is a huge number of real life people fleet commanders are in charge of so a ton of trust and experience is necessary.
Or else you can just call up a ton of friends to make a tiny fleet and derp around, which is totally cool and acceptable too. You'll probably die horribly but have a shitton of fun doing it.
>You'll probably die horribly but have a shitton of fun doing it.
Like Yang Wenli?
Can Yang Wenli be reborn as a clone indefinitely upon death?
I think not!
One day Greenhill will collect the smegma off of his cat and use it to produce his offspring.
it looks like CFC is winning this battle pretty hard and already has the lion's share of the galaxy under their control. What happens if they completely demolish the opposing side and take control of the entire game's space?
It's like a fanfic from hell.
So apparently SA won this already and PL is just there unable to attack. Can't they surrender and be forced to pay some remuneration or something?
This actually has a precedent. A long long time ago the galaxy was split between north and south, after an alliance named Band of Brothers declared a war to conquer the galaxy and took over a ton of the map. Eventually the remaining alliances banded together and fought back against the BoB menace, and the coup de grace was disgruntled BoB directors coupled with corporate infiltration who disbanded and destroyed the BoB alliance from within, allowing the current fracturization to form.
What makes what we're seeing different is the fact that CFC has taken a ton of losses too. This isn't a 1v1 war like the old days, and the other alliances will definitely take advantage.
That would be true in a real life scenario, but ultimately this is a videogame where people just want to blow other people up for the fun of it. Even with the Battle of Asakai last year, the fun factor of being part of a hugeass internet space battle was a significant factor for deploying fleets, both parties definitely took more losses than they had to, but fun was had for everyone all around. Because this is a videogame, losing is just another part of life and being the winner is only secondary to having fun.
Goonies get salvage from destroyed ships, they are already getting paid with expensive deadspace modules recovered from all the capital scrap drifting around
It's been confirmed that the guy who started this war by 'accident' has huge investments in spacemining and has made an absurd amount of cash out of people buying his minerals to repair/replace spaceships
War for profit, everyone. It works.
Dunno, it might be my inner jew but i'd break their legs and ask them to hand over those titans they have remaining unless they want me to break every other little thing they own.
I never really got into EVE but shit like this is incredible. It's always fun to read up on.
They'd rather die and let those titans be destroyed for good rather than hand them over to their archenemy just so they can wipe them off the map. It's like just handing your eternal enemy your nukes rather than disabling them so they can't be used against you, it's an utterly stupid idea.
Granted, supercapital losses will hurt PL a lot more than CFC, but one less titan for CFC is one less doomsday weapon AND jump bridge AND mobile station fielded against PL, and that's exactly what they're trying to do for the remainder of this battle: take as many CFC supercaps as they can down with them.
Current estimations of losses are approaching the million range USD. Over a quarter of the best ships in the game (which take three months to build) destroyed. All for this.
A toast for democracy ;_;7
>best ships in the game
BIGGEST ships in the game
pretty much worst ships in the game
>Legion of xXDEATHXx
That has to be ironic, right?
But they're cool
I like to think that in the future, intergalactic empires will have similar names.
>Legion of xXDeathXx
Wow talk about edgy
>not noticing DARKNESS OF DESPAIR
FYI Reddit's alliance name which used to cover a good quarter of the map was Test Alliance Please Ignore
I don't know what the fuck is going on but this is cool as shit. This game is fucking gorgeous as well. I bought this a while ago during a Steam sale but never played it. Maybe I should soon.
It's P2P so your trial period might already be over, dude.
It's fun if you like doing pages upon pages of math.
I bought it but I never made an account or installed it so I should still have the trial hopefully.
That's actually pretty funny
What you're not seeing is that due to the 2fps this represents several minutes of footage.
Sounds like what the culture series ships would call themselves
But I do I'm a math major
Unless you actually mean 'pages upon pages of calculations' which, in that case, fuck that.
Somehow I can hear insurance companies crying
I think I know his strategy. I'll hive you a hint it involves a particular shape
Some sort of trapeze?
I wonder if we'll get a book from all of this.
Hopefully. Otherwise, you or anyone else interested can grab an extended 21-day trial at the link in my email field.
If you subscribe at the end of the trial I gain a Plex, which I'll sell and split the proceeds with you (I'm rich enough already anyway).
I'm just hoping somebody takes the footage (there's dozens of hours of it), splices it down, and plays some highlights to ride of the valkyries.
NANIYO KUKUJIU KUKUJIKU
HERE START THE LEGEND OF THE SPACE NECKBEARD WAR
New world symphony would be better.
You mean war plotted by space jews
Like this fight here, which happened 1 year ago to the day between the same parties, except CFC lost to PL.
There are several books coming out soon, and there are even talks about a TV series.
Luckily the only legitimate insurance companies in EVE are NPCs, and for the people taking part in this fight they operate too far away to take advantage of their services.
>expecting anything other than number crunching
Ha. Sorry pal you're not getting your topology fix from a shitty mmo. Go find your homeomorphisms elsewhere.
every time i hear that in a commander battle in Napoleonic warbard I charge, regardless of the situation....people get so mad
>war breaks out one year ago due to somebody accidentally teleporting to the wrong spot
>war breaks out today due to somebody forgetting to pay rent
Huh? Story set in the EVE universe or is it going to be a series about the players?
Because if it's going to be set in the universe then name like >>101073551 is going to need changing.
In-universe, probably with nods to player events past and present.
EVE has a ridiculously deep setting and there are hundreds of short stories detailing the backstories of just about everything imaginable. Not to mention there are ongoing plotlines with the major empires and pseudo-news reports on NPC happenings daily.
Huh, a lot's changed since I last looked at EVE. I'm guessing TEST got absorbed into goonswarm.
Did/does /v/ have a presence on EVE?
>giving out the twist right away.
The twist would be something like 'the space jews are working for aliens all along/secretly distracting everyone while building a deathstar/Jupiter energy fleet ' or something like that,something similar to M. Night Shamalan twists would be better though.
TEST got destroyed and annexed by the Goons a year or so ago. /v/ had a corp up a few years ago but that fell apart due to drama, they've since split up and joined other corps but you can catch them in their ingame channel at (IIRC) /v/bros
Anyways, I'm gonna go to bed, need to wake up early tomorrow to catch the new patch release since a new ship release = huge profits. Was fun answering questions on here, if you ever want to find me ingame give FlyingWingNut a shout with an EVEmail or private convo or whatever, and if you want a 21 day trial feel free to follow this link https://bitly.com/M8kcNl
>1 year after the Year of the Luigi
>majoring in Pure Mathematics
Applied master race here, I could probably find something of interest in even the shittiest of mmos
I wonder what will happen if all the players suddenly finds themselves in-game a'la Log Horizon
would make a kickass anime I say
>13 episodes of mining.
Followed by taking over NPC business and making their own currency with their face on.
>and making their own currency with their face on.
Judging by this map, it's ridiculous how far force projection goes. CFC could deploy so fast in a system dozens of jumps from any of theirs. Fuck caps and bridges.