That's a titanic amount of isk!!!!oneeleven!!!
February 16, 2011 9:09 AM Subscribe
posted by AElfwine Evenstar (164 comments total)
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According to my calculations the equivalent of at least $50,000.00 USD was obliterated in a single fleet engagement on February 14. The location was the Uemon system
, which is located in everyone's favorite space sandbox - Eve Online
. This fleet engagement has been dubbed the Valentine's Day Massacre
by EveNews 24. Here
(NSFW) is a typical Eve Online propaganda video, which also contains an example of endgame fleet warfare. (note: the fraps capture is sped up) If you want to skip the propaganda go to the 8:00 mark. Here
is another example of fleet warfare.
According to preliminary reports
(NSFW) 12 Titan class
hulls were lost along with 7 Supercarrier class
hulls. Keep in mind that this preliminary tally does not include Dreadnought class hulls, Carrier class hulls, or the massive support fleets needed to support capital and super-capital deployment. This means that the final dollar amount is surely higher.
Ok how does the math break down? Well a good metric to gauge current USD to isk conversion rates is the current price of PLEX
. Currently a PLEX costs $17.50 and can be sold in game for around 325 million isk. An average fully fit Titan class hull costs around 62 billion isk. An average fully fit Supercarrier class hull costs around 30 billion isk. If I have done the math correctly (and that's not guaranteed as math isn't my strong point) the preliminary USD amount lost, before capitals and support are factored in, comes to around $51,369.15