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EVE Online hosts massive battle to celebrate terminally ill player’s birthday

Hundreds and tons of of EVE Online gamers rallied collectively this week to offer terminally sick member of the group a particular birthday. The orchestrated battle noticed hundreds of ships blow one another as much as give the cancer-suffering participant a light-weight present solely the free PC sport can ship, and a singular birthday card to high all of it off.

In a report from PCGamer, EVE Online participant Chappy78 discusses how one of many worst weeks of his life resulted in spectacular trend. The 42-year-old veteran was informed his pancreatic most cancers had returned, and the chances have been survival weren’t in his favour. As a long-time EVE Online participant, he turned to his space-faring group to try to redeem his birthday. The preliminary concept was to have a small dog-fight amongst mates, however due to a thread on the CCP Games official forums, it turned one of many highlights of the 12 months.

Some 2,000 gamers confirmed, able to battle, and the following carnage was suitably ridiculous. To generate an EVE Online-specific memento, Chappy78 requested if all of the gamers would ultimately cease combating, and intention at him, so he might get a killmail (EVE’s loss of life studies) with everybody’s names on it. They couldn’t fairly match everybody, however over 700 have been name-checked within the ensuing killmail. “It was unbelievable,” Chappy78 says within the PCGamer article. “I have done a lot of things, and I have fought in a lot of major battles [in EVE Online], but I have never been in a battle that big and that outrageous.”

You can discover images of the skirmish on Reddit, in addition to this lovely thread of well wishes. Here’s a video of the motion, too:

EVE Online reported an all-time peak of concurrent gamers earlier this 12 months, amid the third chapter of its Invasion story. You can discover it on Steam when you’d like to offer it a attempt.

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