Inside the Epic Online Space Battle That Cost Gamers $300,000

Bo Moore,, Feb 13, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The gaming world is still abuzz about a massive battle that took place in Eve, an online multiplayer roleplaying game (MMORPG). To put this into perspective, the battle was between two coalitions of forces and involved thousands of individual players. Because in-game assets can be bought and sold, it is possible to attach a price to the battle as well: $300,000. The players are not people who sign up one day and never show up again - they invest hours, days, even years, into developing resources and skills. Things like Eve may just be a game, but they point the way clearly to the future of online learning. Take note.

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