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[Developer Blog] We came, we saw...we were slaughtered.

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    As most of you are no doubt aware, many CCP employees were slaughtered in the Tama system yesterday in an unprecedented Live Event announced that same day. 71 members of the CCP in-game alliance took part and were (except for a handful of cowards who warped their capsules out!) eventually sent back to our home system of Polaris in need of new clones.

    Our goal was to mobilize a sizeable fleet of devs that would be tough enough to not be wiped out in minutes, but eventually we hoped to attract enough attention to be overpowered and killed. We wanted to give people a fight to remember and we hope we did just that.

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    Click to enlarge (screenshot courtesy of throughnewbeyes.wordpress.com)

    In total, CCP destroyed 430 capsuleer vessels belonging to 316 different characters. Included in this are three characters who were accidentally pod killed by the CCP horde, all of which have been reimbursed their losses (fun fact: One of them was Darius III of the CSM). To quote the infamous TomB, the pod he destroyed was because of “Lag!”. Sure, Tom…we all believe you ;).

    In total, 2,009 ship/capsule losses were recorded in the Tama system yesterday, a rather considerable jump from the daily average of just 56 per day from the November 1st to November 22nd period.

    CCP lost the following ship types in the engagement:

    Capsule

    59​

    Apocalypse Navy Issue

    27​

    Vindicator

    10​

    Guardian

    9​

    Bhaalgorn

    8​

    Machariel

    6​

    Damnation

    3​

    Raven Navy Issue

    3​

    Nightmare

    2​

    Dominix Navy Issue

    2​

    Gallente Shuttle

    1​

    Broadsword

    1​

    Caldari Shuttle

    1​


    The totals for ship losses in the system seem to suggest that CCP employees have a strange tendency for firing upon rookie frigates when they see them, though many larger ships were also destroyed:

    Kills total

    Killed by CCP

    Rookie ship

    468​

    98​

    Frigate

    330​

    73​

    Battlecruiser

    163​

    63​

    Battleship

    166​

    56​

    Cruiser

    93​

    32​

    Stealth Bomber

    112​

    25​

    Interceptor

    64​

    14​

    Destroyer

    51​

    13​

    Assault Ship

    44​

    13​

    Covert Ops

    47​

    6​

    Force Recon Ship

    16​

    6​

    Heavy Assault Ship

    12​

    6​

    Logistics

    15​

    5​

    Strategic Cruiser

    6​

    5​

    Capsule

    363​

    3​

    Shuttle

    27​

    3​

    Industrial

    8​

    2​

    Interdictor

    6​

    2​

    Combat Recon Ship

    3​

    2​

    Command Ship

    5​

    1​

    Transport Ship

    3​

    1​

    Electronic Attack Ship

    5​

    Heavy Interdictor

    2​

    Total

    2009

    429

    Lots of assorted parties joined the fray once word got out. The majority of ships destroyed were destroyed by characters who were not a member of any alliance, with CCP (thankfully!) coming in at the top spot for the alliances.

    Not in an alliance

    727​

    C C P Alliance

    429​

    Pandemic Legion

    419​

    Important Internet Spaceship League

    85​

    Goonswarm Federation

    50​

    Only For Fun

    40​

    Test Alliance Please Ignore

    34​

    Northern Coalition.

    31​

    Tactical Narcotics Team

    21​

    RvB - RED Federation

    18​

    Other

    155​

    Our congratulations to the players who made it on to the list of top 25 killers in Tama yesterday, alongside eight developers. This list excludes capsules, rookie ships and shuttles that were killed (because come on, that’s not really sporting, is it chaps).

    CCP GingerDude

    37​

    CCP Klumpur

    35​

    Space Chi

    33​

    Sekh Ondaari

    32​

    Jack bubu

    24​

    Beastoria

    21​

    Joe Public

    21​

    CCP TomB

    20​

    CCP Soulless

    20​

    Margido

    16​

    CCP Diagoras

    16​

    MhG29L

    16​

    Jirad TiSalver

    16​

    Blood r4ge

    16​

    The United NPCs of Tama

    13​

    CCP Space Cadet

    13​

    DeVoT1oN

    13​

    Mang0o

    12​

    CCP Zirnitra

    12​

    Murtific

    11​

    CCP Sreegs

    11​

    Gallactica

    11​

    James Damar

    11​

    Mijstor Jedann

    10​

    DarkXale

    10​

    Additional props to Beastoria for landing the final blow on four CCP ships, with Fattymcbutterpants (a name which had the CCP fleet unified in laughter when called out as primary on EVE voice) and another character who should probably be renamed, both achieving three final blows each. We’re also happy to report that whilst NPCs did indeed manage to destroy 13 ships in Tama yesterday, no CCP ships were lost to NPCs. And that's despite CCP Sreeg’s Nanobot Accelerator rigged buffer tank.

    After the last CCP pilot was blasted full of holes and sent on his merry way via the clone express, players kept fighting in the system for almost four hours.

    We had our backend tool construct a word cloud from the biggest thread discussing the event, and judging by that, fun was had.

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    Many thanks to everyone who took part and had fun with us, all of us here at CCP who were able to be there had an absolute blast. I’m certain that this is far from being the last time a fleet is spotted leaving Polaris.

    If you have any tips or feedback for us for future events, or want to make fun of our fits, please visit the comments thread for this blog.

    CCP Diagoras



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