EVE Online’s weeks-long player war has cost players over $112,000 so far


For over six weeks now, one of EVE Online’s largest and bloodiest battles has been waging across the game’s galaxy. World War Bee is shaping up to be one for the record books, with “upwards of 130,000 players” participating and $112,000 of virtual assets reduced to space dust.

One reason for the high price tag is the destruction of three Keepstars over the course of the war. Keepstars are massive space citadels that some have described as “Death Stars,” and each one costs around $1,777 if you convert its in-game price tag to real world money.

“Attention has now become focused on Upwell Structures in Fountain,” reported blogger Wilhelm at the Ancient Gaming Noob. “There are still a string of structures that belong to the Imperium in the region.  That includes some Keepstars.  PandaFam has blown up three Keepstars in the region so far.”

Even with the player war raging on, CCP is preparing a Dreaded Collective update for August 25th. This patch will “bring a number of changes to Triglavian vessels, including upgrades to the Zirnitra that will make it a strong competitor against other Dreadnoughts.”

Source: Press release, Ancient Gaming Noob, EVE Online
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