It’s safe to say that EVE Online had a big 2020, with the conclusion of the Triglavian Invasion, the breaking of its own records and who could forget, not one but two interview series with MMOGames.com. Leave it to them then to step in to provide us with a spectacle to sum up 2020 far better than any firework display ever could: with a cataclysmic space massacre costing over $340,000 in damage.
Those responsible for what is now being called the ‘Massacre of M2-XFE’ are none other than warring coalitions Imperium and PAPI - the usual suspects who also saw EVE break their own record for the largest PvP battle ever. The New Year’s Eve chaos reportedly saw more than three times as many Titans destroyed as the infamous Bloodbath of B-R5RB, with 251 Titan casualties compared to the previous 75.
The resulting loss of 23 trillion ISK (with a real-world value of $340,000) is enough to make you wince - but some might argue that the catastrophic spectacle was oh-so worth it.
The Massacre of M2-XFE is estimated to have involved around 5,600 participants, more than double the numbers of the The Bloodbath so it’s really no wonder that such wanton destruction reigned during this glorious space skirmish.
All we know is that it’s thanks to the bitter rivalry of these two tenacious factions that we get to witness such spectacles, and offer our thanks for the send off that 2020 deserved. But it’s also thanks to Andreas “Razorien” Jones that we can view such beautiful images. We'll be interviewing the EVE Online directors again at the end of the month to find out the behind-the-scenes gossip. For a full rundown on how this chaotic EVE battle played out - you can check out a timelapse video. Enjoy!
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