Thursday, January 30, 2014

The connection between the starship chart and Benghazi

Remember the awesome starship chart that Tim posted way back? Remember how there were a bunch of ships from something called EVE on it, which Andrew explained is some sort of massive multiplayer online nerdgasm thing? (I don't think I have to tell you which Andrew that was.)

Anyway, this pretty cool story explains just what EVE and therefore that chart have to do with the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. So there you go.

1 comment:

  1. EVE, which continues to be interesting to read about even if I would never play it, recently had a space battle involving thousands of ships which destroyed 75 of those really big ships from the star chart. Since the in-game currency is bought and sold for real money, there is an exchange rate, so losses of your pretend space ships have real world costs, in this case apparently about $3000 per Titan. In total, over $300,000 worth of virtual space ship was blown up in a matter of hours, which is an amazing number for several reasons, not the least of which is the level of investment this implies from people who play the game.

    Here are some pretty pictures: