EVE Online Runs the Numbers on “Burn Jita” Attack

Posted by | May 4, 2012

Last weekend, EVE Online was on fire. Goonswarm, the most powerful guild in the game, decided to welcome one of their members back after a ban by murdering thousands. The attack took place in a trading hub called Jita, a supposedly safe section of space patrolled by NPC space cops. Those space cops made any attack in the area a suicide run. Ordinarily, that would be enough to prevent widespread chaos, until Goonswarm brought 14,000 suicide ships to the party. CCP, the company who runs EVE Online, was watching. Here’s what they saw on their side of the Burn Jita offensive. EVE Online has the story.

1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    May 4, 2012 6:12 am

    If you’re the type of person who grooves to the technical side of running a game as complex as an MMO, this data is amazing. There are very few other places where you’ll find hard numbers on a thousand players murdering hundreds at a time, or what that does to a server.

    CCP didn’t want that weekend off, anyhow.

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