Breaking News – Jita 4-4 Protest


On November 13 a protest broke out in Jita at the monument by the 4-4 station. This protest was prompted by the devblog released November 12 titled From Extraction to Production although tensions had been rising in the playerbase for some time over ongoing scarcity, the general game direction and the introduction of NFTs to the Alliance Tournament. This latter point, along with the content of the Pearl Abyss earnings call for Q3 2021 on November 10 raised concerns among the playerbase about the potential for play to earn and NFTs being introduced more widely to Eve Online.

Protesters started gathering at 1400 UTC, and by 1745 there were 5880 in local and climbing. At 1800 UTC, the system seemed to have hit its cap, with just over 6100 in local and reports of not being able to log into the system being received.

Memes had already appeared following CCP Rattati’s posts on Reddit on Friday evening, where he had commented on a thread created in response to the devblog

Image from Minitru via Froggy Storm

People who are good at spreadsheets had also run the numbers overnight and calculated that it would take 7 hours to compress the ore from an R64 moon frack, as illustrated in the video below by Cryo Huren

Image from Aneu

The protest is likely to go on into the evening, and INN will bring you further images and information from it as it happens.

Update: 1900 UTC – Local has just gone over 6745, surpassing the 6739 in local during the M2-XFE second timer

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  • Carvj94

    Ugh. Solo mining in an Orca is less efficient than a T2 barge. Why nerf it? It was such a chill way to mine.

    November 13, 2021 at 6:29 PM
  • Romulus Loches

    The issues are also beyond this single update, things have been building to this point as CCP has refused to listen to the players and even the CSM for a while now. People are out protesting, not because they hate Eve, but because they love it. Hopefully CCP wakes up and starts listening before they deal permanent damage to the game and people who have been playing Eve for over a decade start logging off for the last time.

    November 13, 2021 at 11:09 PM
    • I absolutely agree with this.
      I have been used to facepalming at decisions and getting jaded by them, but as I wrote in this article, the NFT/Crypto/play to earn stuff is getting a bit too close to the edge for me, and in conjunction with ongoing concerns that you have raised above, is why I have undocked for the first time in years to shoot fireworks.

      November 13, 2021 at 11:27 PM
  • Garreth Vlox

    Someone needs to give CCP Rattati a lesson in what happened the last time they released shit content and then a few devs got mouthy on the eve-o forums defending their bullshit ideas… He seems to not know his own games history concerning shitty updates.

    November 14, 2021 at 12:14 AM
  • kwnyupstate .

    Need to mail rocks to the CCP headquarters with letters saying “MINE THIS”.

    November 14, 2021 at 2:52 AM
  • Canti Ludan

    Maybe this is an attempt at a 400 IQ play to devalue Eve online brand so they can buy it back on the cheap

    November 14, 2021 at 6:40 AM
    • Garreth Vlox Canti Ludan

      no point to buy back a dead game.

      November 14, 2021 at 6:45 PM
  • Winston Archer

    Ditto. I’ve been playing for 14 years and I have absolutely no idea what al the hubbub is about. Some context for the rest of us would be great. BTW, all you dome Sayers, I think Eve will survive this so chill …

    November 14, 2021 at 1:50 PM