Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


EVE Online  



EVE players band together to destroy the economy


11:30 PM on 04.27.2012



Some people just want to watch the world burn. Goonswarm, EVE Online's famed alliance of griefers, are known to do things that are simply astounding. Their latest project has been months in the making, and it's lighting up the space around Jita, the largest trade hub in-game.

"Burn Jita" is a campaign by Goonswarm to destroy EVE's delicate economy by assaulting all the trade and industry ships in the game's largest hub. The alliance created about 14,000 thrashers, a small attack vessel worth about one million ISK, EVE's currency. Since you can buy ISK with real world money, you could say that this fleet of ships is worth upwards of $38,000. And that's without the cost of weapons or fittings.

Most developers would put a stop to this. Not CCP. They love it. Jon Lander, EVE's senior producer said  "I tell you what, it's going to be f***ing brilliant, absolutely brilliant." CCP have even gone so far as to set up Jita on a separate server, just to handle the massive player load. They want players to be able to do whatever they want. If they want to mess things up, then they can mess things up.

The devs go so far as to even say that this could be a good thing in the long run. By destroying a lot of expensive ships, those players will be forced to work their way back up again. In high-security space, it's possible to fly a very expensive ship for a long time without having to buy a new one. If enough of these ships are destroyed, players will have to buy or build new ones. This will cause an influx of money to go to things that might not be a part of the current stable economy. 

Whatever the reason for it, or whatever the actual impact may be, it sure is pretty fun to look at.

CCP: players' attempt to destroy Eve Online economy is "f***ing brilliant" [Eurogamer -- Thanks, Mikey]

EVE players band together to destroy the economy photo
EVE players band together to destroy the economy photo
EVE players band together to destroy the economy photo
EVE players band together to destroy the economy photo
EVE players band together to destroy the economy photo
EVE players band together to destroy the economy photo
EVE players band together to destroy the economy photo
EVE players band together to destroy the economy photo
EVE players band together to destroy the economy photo
EVE players band together to destroy the economy photo




EVE Online's new focus is putting power in the players' hands photo


EVE Online has plans for exclusive ship skins, here are 11 new ones photo


What does the future have in store for EVE Online? photo


Schadenfreude alert: EVE Online pilot loses $1,500 after attack on unarmored ship photo


Big changes are coming to EVE Online, and they're all being streamed here photo


EVE Online's Fanfest 2015 officially slated for March 19-21 photo


EVE Online plans to have approximately ten annual updates from now on photo


CCP erecting a real monument in Iceland for their fans photo


A missed bill payment started latest war in EVE Online photo


EVE devs dress up as Yule Lads to hand out presents photo


EVE Online Updates, Screenshots, & Videos







Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
EVE Online



12:00 PM on 03.26.2015
EVE Online's new focus is putting power in the players' hands

The developers at CCP face a unique challenge with EVE Online that other studios don't necessarily face. Its players expect an incredibly deep and detailed experience, which means that evolving the game is particularly d...more



1:26 PM on 03.19.2015
EVE Online has plans for exclusive ship skins, here are 11 new ones

The EVE Online keynote at Fanfest 2015 just wrapped up, and one of the major themes was that CCP wants to put more power in the hands of the players. A popular way of accomplishing this is by finally releasing unique shi...more



11:00 AM on 03.18.2015
What does the future have in store for EVE Online?

Greetings from Iceland, Internet dwellers. I'm in a hotel room in Reykjavík eating a pepperoni dog and drinking a ginger beer. Someone wrote a super friendly message on the wall just outside my window. There's a handle...more



6:00 AM on 01.05.2015
Schadenfreude alert: EVE Online pilot loses $1,500 after attack on unarmored ship

You know what seems like a sound strategy for getting robbed? Try taking $1,500 cash out of the bank and transporting it elsewhere by walking down the street at night and waving that money in everyone's faces. Oh yeah, do all...more



12:00 PM on 10.18.2014
Big changes are coming to EVE Online, and they're all being streamed here

CCP holds a few events for fans of EVE Online every year. Alongside Fanfest in Iceland, EVE Vegas is one of the major spectacles and it's kicking off today. If you aren't fortunate enough to be in Sin City to celeb...more



6:30 PM on 10.02.2014
EVE Online's Fanfest 2015 officially slated for March 19-21

Pilots in EVE Online might feel like they're on top of the world when they're flying their spaceships through the galaxy, but if they want the full and authentic treatment, they have to make a voyage to Iceland for Fanfe...more



12:30 PM on 05.02.2014
EVE Online plans to have approximately ten annual updates from now on

EVE Online has one of the most dedicated communities in all of videogames, and CCP is reciprocating that with some dedication of its own. Whereas most massive multiplayer online titles have a few large updates a year at ...more



3:15 PM on 02.05.2014
CCP erecting a real monument in Iceland for their fans

So wow, here's a crazy story. CCP is erecting a real goddamn monument dedicated to their entire player base in Reykjavik, Iceland. It will "honor those who have participated in establishing the massive virtual universe." The ...more



10:30 PM on 01.27.2014
A missed bill payment started latest war in EVE Online

EVE Online, your world is so goddamn fascinating. So, here's the story straight from CCP Games. The N3 coalition made up of the Pandemic Legion, Nulli Secunda, Insdious EMpire, and other smaller groups missed a bill payment f...more



8:30 AM on 12.19.2013
EVE devs dress up as Yule Lads to hand out presents

I love CCP. They are a bunch of crazy guys, and every time they come out with a video it's always bizarre and amazing. To celebrate the holiday's in EVE Online, the guys at CCP are giving out in-game gifts on an advent calan...more




MMO

2:30 PM on 03.24.2015
Star Trek Online resorts to time travel to boost recruitment in April

Ah, time travel. It's a staple of science fiction, and Star Trek has played host to more than a few yarns about tripping the light chronologic. Thus it's not unusual to see a few time-travel quests lodged into MMORPG Star Tre...more



5:00 PM on 03.19.2015
Grab 22% off The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (now with no monthly fee)

The Elder Scrolls Online did a reboot of sorts earlier this week and the game is now subtitled Tamriel Unlimited. Gamers interested in the buy-to-play, no-subscription-fee version of the game can grab any old retail copy and ...more



3:00 PM on 03.19.2015
Final Fantasy XI shutting down on PS2 and Xbox 360, mobile version and spinoff coming

Final Fantasy XI is 13 years old. As is the case with 13-year-olds, Square Enix is getting a bit sick of dealing with it.  The PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of the MMO will shut down in March of 2016. Final Fantasy XI's main...more



View all MMO






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more