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EVE Online: Burn Jita Player Event

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 20,752MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

Jita is on fire and it is all the fault of EVE Online players who are looking to shake up the universe. The galaxy itself isn't on fire but all of the ships in the sector are as Jita is no longer a safe haven for trade.

"BURN JITA"

For several months now, a coalition of thousands of players have been planning the "Burn Jita" event, aimed at disrupting the biggest trade hub in game in order to wreak some terrific, universe-wide changes by shaking the very pillars of EVE's economy at its metaphorical heart.

Read more about the event on the EVE Online blog.

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  • UnshraUnshra Hanover, MDPosts: 382Member

    That's a lot of kills, kinda makes me wonder what the World of Darkness events will look like.

     

    Ah EvE only you can say that disrupting the game is all part of the fun! ^_^



     

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  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,733Member Uncommon
    Heres a game for the gamers and molded by the gamers.
  • sketocafesketocafe StoupaPosts: 896Member Uncommon

     shaking the very pillars of EVE's economy

    I'm all for ships exploding, but i'm not sure how this effects  mining bots.

  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLPosts: 22,347Member Epic

    You know, its strange how many people play EVE and don't realize that Jita isn't the only major trade hub.

    I'm rather surprised the more astute traders didn't shift their wares to one of the others and avoid all the destruction.

     

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  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member
    I dont have the time to invest in Eve Online, but I sure do love to read about the events on the Eve Universe :)
  • MinscMinsc Burford, ONPosts: 1,300Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Kyleran

    You know, its strange how many people play EVE and don't realize that Jita isn't the only major trade hub.
    I'm rather surprised the more astute traders didn't shift their wares to one of the others and avoid all the destruction.
     

     

    I think it's more a factor of players getting complacent and forgetting that hi-sec is not completely safe. likely this will happen again after things quiet down for awhile.

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  • eric_w66eric_w66 North Richland Hills, TXPosts: 1,006Member Uncommon
    Does that 2000 ships destroyed really mean than a couple dozen suicide frigate swarms got smoked by Concord? I unsubbed due to CCP not caring about their player base during monocle-gate, and I've forgotten whether that kill count is pvp or pve and pvp.
  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by I_Return

    I think CCP are going t  be surpried at the level of players who start to ignore the game because of the goon swarm (squad) ability to drive players away frommmorpgs

    And yet sub levels have steadily risen over the past 4 or 5 years

  • JackyD30JackyD30 Esch-sur-AlzettePosts: 20Member

    Originally posted by Minsc




    Originally posted by Kyleran



    You know, its strange how many people play EVE and don't realize that Jita isn't the only major trade hub.


    I'm rather surprised the more astute traders didn't shift their wares to one of the others and avoid all the destruction.


     





     

    I think it's more a factor of players getting complacent and forgetting that hi-sec is not completely safe. likely this will happen again after things quiet down for awhile.




     

    It will happen again. Only the next time there won't be an ample warning of 1 month and more. Do not forget we only managed to burn to 1/3 of the ships we built for this event. A cpl lessons were learned and the next burn "insert random trade hub" will happen in an improved fashion with more customer satisfaction.

  • WorstluckWorstluck the valley, CAPosts: 1,269Member

    Originally posted by eric_w66

    Does that 2000 ships destroyed really mean than a couple dozen suicide frigate swarms got smoked by Concord? I unsubbed due to CCP not caring about their player base during monocle-gate, and I've forgotten whether that kill count is pvp or pve and pvp.

     

     

    I believe it's been changed so that if Concord is on your killmail, it will not count.  Might be wrong on that though.

     

     

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  • ChristoooChristooo BrisbanePosts: 86Member Uncommon

    Where are the other trade hubs? I regularly to go Jita because its the closest accessible location in a freighter without the traveling time being stupid

  • OlgarkOlgark BostonPosts: 340Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Unshra

    That's a lot of kills, kinda makes me wonder what the World of Darkness events will look like.


     


     









     



     

    Ok thats simple, take one of the small yellow dots now thats the whole server population in a WoW shard. Then quarter that number and thats how many are actualy doing PvP.

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  • OlgarkOlgark BostonPosts: 340Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Christooo

    Where are the other trade hubs? I regularly to go Jita because its the closest accessible location in a freighter without the traveling time being stupid



     

    Minmatar trade hub is Rens and Hek

    Amar trade hub is Amar

    Gallente not sure on this one I hardly visit Gallente space.

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  • ZheketriZheketri Edmonton, ABPosts: 23Member Uncommon
    More likely took the weekend off, like I did... Then, back to business (with a watchful eye out.)
  • MothanosMothanos MordorPosts: 1,909Member Uncommon
    Gallente trade hub is Dodoxi :)
  • MystaisMystais Purcellville, VAPosts: 72Member



    Originally posted by RefMinor






    Originally posted by I_Return



    I think CCP are going t  be surpried at the level of players who start to ignore the game because of the goon swarm (squad) ability to drive players away frommmorpgs

    And yet sub levels have steadily risen over the past 4 or 5 years

    I would be curious to see if the actual number of new players is going up or just the number of subscriptions per existing player.  Some folks in EVE have a heckuva lot of subs.


     

     

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  • gimmesomegimmesome Rancho Cucamonga, CAPosts: 362Member

    Originally posted by Mystais


     

    I would be curious to see if the actual number of new players is going up or just the number of subscriptions per existing player.  Some folks in EVE have a heckuva lot of subs.




     

     

     



     I wouldn't be suprised if a lot of the increase is single player multiple subs.    I love and Hate EVE, and definitely part of what I hate is the necessity to have multiple accounts running to really get the most of the game experience.    

     

    so far, trumped by the parts of the game that I love, however ;)

     

    Now, let's see if the solo/small fleet style players will get some love.  

     Can anyone say "Armor Resistance Shifting Hardener"?   :-D

    - A module that give resistance bonus, where the resistance bonus changes over time based on incoming damage

    ... I totally had this idea btw and posted it on their forums a long time ago and thought no one paid attention.   the movie "The Core" gave me the idea to have the ships in EVE have optional armor plating or hardeners that would adapt or grow stronger based on incoming damage to better negotiate blob attacks when in a solo situation or small fleet.   Kudos CCP!

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