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Oceans 11 meet Eve-Online

by unbeliever

Damn I love the internet. More specifically online games..

Seems a heist was pulled off, one worth 16.5k $US. Now that is what I call non care bare pvp.

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Wonder how this would have gone down in Korea…

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  1. Comment by Mark Wallace | 2005/08/06 at 03:05:59

    Amazing article, thanks for posting it. And amazing illustration of how rich Eve is. The fact that this kind of thing is not only possible but is actually taking place is testament to the success of Eve’s design, in my opinion.

  2. Comment by Ethic | 2005/08/06 at 05:12:43

    I like the story, and having played EVE I have seen many similar situations. The one fact I question is where they claim that there is only 2 Apocalypse ships in the game. I would be shocked if that was true.

  3. Comment by Aggro Me | 2005/08/06 at 15:35:57

    Great story - I really enjoyed it. Rare to see an article where even the sidebars are fascinating. It seems like the best MMO stories come from either Eve or UO, two games where there is more player freedom and less hand-holding.

  4. Comment by Zebedee | 2005/08/07 at 14:13:53

    “I like the story, and having played EVE I have seen many similar situations. The one fact I question is where they claim that there is only 2 Apocalypse ships in the game. I would be shocked if that was true.”

    Only two Imperial Apocalypse class battleships. Apocalypse class are quite common.

  5. Comment by A Small Bird… | 2005/08/07 at 14:27:05

    Ethic: They’re talking about Imperial Issue Apocalypses. Only 4 existed, which were given our to the victors of the Amarr Championship Tournament. Two were destroyed; Grickle lost his to a m0o Corp gank, and Ecliptical lost his to a Curse Alliance blob. The other two were sold, and found their way to the Guiding Hand.

    If you want a standard issue Apocalypse, you can get one anytime.

  6. Comment by Shadur | 2005/08/21 at 22:33:05

    Okay, I’m severely impressed.
    Definitely going to have to keep Eve Online in mind if I ever decide to venture beyond City of Heroes.

  7. Comment by Sulyana | 2005/09/18 at 09:09:05

    Whoa.

    I played with those people, I was in that corp, I flew with all of them…

    It’s like seeing your best friends from highschool in the newspaper for bombing an embassy or something…

  8. Comment by Ryan | 2005/09/18 at 10:15:48

    Congratulaions. This post has been dugg.

    http://www.mmodig.com/?p=155

  9. Comment by Ryan | 2005/09/18 at 10:16:31

    Oops…this is the digg posting:

    http://digg.com/gaming/Amazing_MMORPG_tale._

  10. Comment by Charlie Don’t Surf! | 2005/09/18 at 13:36:36

    Applied Machiavellian thinking at its finest. Now if this kind of warfare could be applied in the real world, we might be able to get rid of some real a-holes.

  11. Comment by Henka | 2005/09/18 at 19:55:51

    I dont realy understand why they have to mix in “real world money” into the equation. we all know trading ingame currency for real life one is against EULA.

    CCP (devs. of EVE) is doing a great jobb banning people for selling money over the internet, alot better jobb then Blizzard ever will.

    One thing with eve that no other Online game has is characters. Eves skill system revards those who use the same character (face) for the entire span of the game. You dont need to create a new char when you hit some kind of “level” limit (there is no limit in eve, you can learn everything there is, given time). In other mmos there is difrent severs (shards) and everyone creates new characters all the time. This is effectively preventing “fame”, in EVE there is people that EVERYONE knows about and is as old characters as the game (my char and my friends had their 2 year birthday a couple months ago, and i have been in EVE since beta).

    EVE is like NO other mmo out there, its more like real life then any other just for the fact, you gain a reputation for doing these kind of things and it effects you in so many ways. And Im not even going to start with the economic system in place.

    Selling isk for money (after a such a big coup like this) will get you banned, almost guaranteed.

  12. Comment by Agent Spliff | 2005/12/08 at 11:29:17

    Well, what’s really funny is that these guys could have been listening in a plan a chummer and I came up with to defraud a certain corp of thier bpos a year or so back.

    As far as dealing in real world cash for items goes, Eve only gets an average score from me. I’ve played quite a few mmo’s and EVE is easier then, say, Ragnarok Online, to buy and sell in. You just have to stick to buying and selling with a trusted list.

  13. Comment by SubSub | 2005/12/17 at 11:05:40

    “CCP (devs. of EVE) is doing a great jobb banning people for selling money over the internet, alot better jobb then Blizzard ever will.”

    CCP doesn’t have 4.5+ million customers to deal with, along with hundreds of gold farming sweat shops sprouting all over China. You have to deal with a lot less hackers/cheaters/item sellers when your playerbase is smaller.

  14. Comment by unbeliever | 2005/12/20 at 09:24:50

    It is still going to far in WoW with the amount of advertising gold spam.

    I guess it all comes down to, how much is the man power worth, and how much will the players put up with.

    In wow’s case, their player base is large enough that they can piss of a few dozen hundred players, whereas eve, a much more niche group of players, its cheaper to have staff on hand to stop isk trade then it is to lose players/reputation. Eve is still one of the most successful mmog’s out there and their reputation for a different model is second to none (barring 2nd life). Its in their interest to fiercely protect that image.

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  18. Comment by Chris | 2006/03/07 at 02:57:26

    I would really like to see that second page but the link is broken. Little help here.

  19. Comment by unbeliever | 2006/03/07 at 16:17:45

    Chris, i just linked to a mates scans, i’ll see about getting it working again but it might be a day or 2 unless its somewhere in my cache. best bet is cheak back in at the latter end of this week.


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