EVE Online Going Through Massive Online War to Alter Economy

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 29, 2012 in Videogames |

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EVE Online has always been fascinating to me, mainly due to the open nature of the digital economy it has. Anyone can do anything they’d do in real life – sell goods, steal goods, attempt to control a resource in high demand – it’s all possible. So for your lazy Sunday, take a look at this: EVE Online is currently going through a massive upheaval as a powerful federation called Goonswarm (a player-created federation, by the way) is killing anyone in the trading hub Jita. This is the final piece in a massive plan by Goonswarm to control alloy prices and become the sole provider right before the EVE expansion, Inferno, is released. And the game’s creators are going to stand by and watch it all happen.

But that’s the point of EVE. Letting players do as they will and watching the in-game economy flourish or flounder. Will Goonswarm succeed? At the time of this writing, no one can say for sure, but it’s amazingly fascinating to watch. There’s a resistance group doing their best to hold off Goonswarm’s attacks, as well. You can find livestreams and even more nitty-gritty details here, as well as more backstory on the people behind this and their previous attempts at manipulating EVE’s economy. It’s riveting stuff!

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