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    CCP Games has given its blessing to a player-driven attempt to destroy the Eve Online economy.

    Controversial former Council of Stellar Management boss Alexander "The Mittani" Gianturco - who CCP recently banned for encouraging the community to grief a suicidal player during the recent FanFest event - tomorrow leads an assault on the centre of the in-game economy, called the Jita trade hub.

    The "Burn Jita" action, which has been in the works for months, was scheduled to begin tomorrow - the day The Mittani's 30 day Eve Online ban ends. But reports indicate it has already begun, with some 14,000 Thrasher ships preparing all out war on the region.

    Some players are worried the game will be ruined by The Mittani's Goonswarm alliance, but CCP promised not to interfere.

    "I tell you what, it's going to be f***ing brilliant," Jon Lander, senior producer of Eve Online, told Eurogamer this morning. "Absolutely brilliant.

    "There was one bug [the 'bookmark escaping agro bug'] in the game that meant that if they do the things they're going to do, they could have escaped the in-game consequences. So we fixed that bug about three weeks ago. And they went, okay.

    "They're going to do exactly what you're able to do in the game, and people will have to roll with it. It'll be great.

    "Last night I got an email - Jita was at 2100. Time dilation kicked in at 15 per cent. And there were people just watching the sh*t that was going down. It was brilliant. It was absolutely great."

    Lead game designer Kristoffer Touborg insisted that player-driven events such as Burn Jita are what make Eve Online stand out from other games, and that it's CCP's duty to sit back and watch.

    Do you want to play a 15 minute match of Call of Duty that you won't remember the next day, or do you want to spend four months manufacturing 14,000 Thrashers to do this? It's just so big and awesome - lead game designer Kristoffer Touborg.

    "It's what makes Eve a really good game," he said. "Do you want to play a 15 minute match of Call of Duty that you won't remember the next day, or do you want to spend four months manufacturing 14,000 Thrashers to do this? It's just so big and awesome."

    Lander added: "We want people to be able to do this. If Goonswarm want to do it, we want them to do it and we want them to have a great time doing it.
    "The worst thing we could do is to stop it happening. It would be appalling for the game. It would be against everything we stand for."
    According to Touborg, the attempt to destroy the game's economy may even prove beneficial in the long run. "The people they're going to hurt now are people who have quite a lot of security," he said. "There's not a lot of turnaround on ships and goods in Empire. I think it might be healthy if we lose a lot of this industrial power, if they have to go back and save up for their ships again and be a part of the cycle of life everyone else is a part of.

    "I don't like complete security, and I do like when a large group of players who live in complete security have that pulled away temporarily. It's going to be healthy."
    Whatever happens, increased activity in the Jita area is guaranteed - and CCP has prepared for it by switching servers around. "The great thing was we had some fair warning," Lander said. "We've got some seriously grown up server kit. Where we know there's going to be some really big, epic stuff happening, we can put it on this kit.

    "We've said, okay, stick Jita on the big, scary server, and put all the surrounding systems on these other servers."

    I've seen some freighters killed with billions of isk worth lost. I myself was able to get a 'pod kill assist' on a pirate whose ship was destroyed by concord and took a terrible hit to my security, supposedly a bug. I had collected a few corpses but sadly lost that ship all too quickly. I'm overall at a loss of over 4 million isk for this event, but I don't mind, I've gotten 300million or so and I'm learning the ropes to pvp in high sec.

    It was actually very fun to swoop in to a yellow cargo pod attached to a destroyer wreck and nab about a full compliment of howitzers, some scripts, and Faction Ammo (Republic). I don't mind if that corp can hunt me down even in high space... it'll give me something to worry about. :D

    I personally, now that I've seen this, want to scale something against the Goonswarm. I don't know what is even reasonable to do... but I really want to find them and hurt em a little. Tit and tat you know?
    Last edited by Ytman; 04-27-2012, 03:21 PM.

  • #2
    Re: CCP Response to 'Jita Burns'

    Goons will be destroyed eventually, all empires fall.

    TG-30th Damion Rayne - Commanding Officer

    Content Development Writer | Developer Relations Liaison


    • #3
      Re: CCP Response to 'Jita Burns'

      So, uh, not a good time to start a trial account then?
      |TG-Irr| westyfield

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      • #4
        Re: CCP Response to 'Jita Burns'

        Unless you're starting next to Jita (as a Caldari), then it really won't affect new players much. The upcoming Hulkaggedon repeat may have more widespread impact however.


        • #5
          Re: CCP Response to 'Jita Burns'

          Well I timed it right.

          Got to watch a lot of it and nab some great loot. Though in the end after doing one mission to many I probably lost more than I needed to. Oh well I got about 20 million in loot and salvage. Which isn't much for the big players but I think is fly for a 14 odd day acct.


          • #6
            Re: CCP Response to 'Jita Burns'

            Oops, jumped my Freighter out of Jita right during the worst of it and didn't even know it. Thank goodness for insta-warp off grid:) The jump out of Perimeter was a bit nerve-racking though.


            • #7
              Re: CCP Response to 'Jita Burns'

              Hah! I can't imagine the threat you felt ^^.

              Funny thing is that through out the event the gates in Perimeter were even being sporadically hit. Glad to hear you got out unhindered.

              All told, specifically after the price of 280mm Howitzer come up, I'll have made a nice 20 million profit from looting and salvage. I only made one enemy too... he tells me he hates Ninja Looters. :D I must be doing something right.


              • #8
                Re: CCP Response to 'Jita Burns'

                Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I just ran acrossed this. I was wanting to see what TG was upto in eve. Had a good laugh. As a former Goonswarm member, from about 2005-2009, I understood what GS was attempting to do. I am also to understand that GS warned those frequenting Jita, via EVE forums and announcements in Jita, for the month preceding "Jita Burn" that this was going to happen. And Goonswarm has died once or twice, but I dont really ever see them ging away until the game dies. These are some seriously dedicated individuals, as shown by the attacks in Jita. Its not the first time they have done something like this. The used to do Jihad runs in high sec against corps supporting 0.0 alliances not blue to GS. They took down entire space stations in high sec. I applaud them for their efforts to fix the broken economy in Eve.



                • #9
                  Re: CCP Response to 'Jita Burns'

                  Now I feel like going back to eve again, after away for a year or so. I'm assuming TG doesn't have a corp or anything?


                  • #10
                    Re: CCP Response to 'Jita Burns'

                    A few guys run a really small WH focused corp. Pretty fun and they pull more than their weight.


                    • #11
                      Re: CCP Response to 'Jita Burns'

                      Alright restarted my subscription, unfortunately most of my stuff are in a nullsec that belongs to someone else now. So i'm in the process of selling them all off and starting new somewhere else. I'll be doing some low level missions to start with while hoping my stuff sells. Do you guys still get on the TG channel?
                      Last edited by HappyNoobing; 09-30-2012, 07:42 PM.


                      • #12
                        Re: CCP Response to 'Jita Burns'

                        Teamspeak [email protected] channel is actually populated daily. I'll be dropping by again soon too... as I forgot how to play.




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