I took some video of the opening night of the Burn Jita campaign. These were taken at the ship undock point at the Caldari Navy Assembly Plant at Jita planet IV moon 4, commonly known as Jita 4-4.
Since time dilation was active and slowing things down to 15% to 25% of normal speed, the video is compiled at 4x the speed it was taken, which gets it almost up to what would be “normal” speed. If you want to see things running at time dilation speeds, you can look at this.
Here is the direct link to the video. It is available in quality up to 720p.
Watching in a larger frame at YouTube is recommended.
The music is “We are the Red Cavalry” performed by the Red Army Band and the Red Army Choir, back when there was a Red Army. The music is available at iTunes and Amazon.com.
The second half of the video is the fight between the CFC fleets and a fleet that declared war on Goonswarm in order to fight them in Jita.
The first half of the video is just general shenanigans at the 4-4 undock. I was on voice coms the whole time, and as far as I could tell, nobody from the Goons, or the CFC in general, was actually causing any of these ships to blow up. This appeared to be other people keen to get in on the fun.
You can see a lot of white beams converging on ships. Those are salvage beams. People were going crazy trying to loot and salvage wrecks. There were a few hundred ships just hanging around the undock watching the show. It was pretty safe for me in my Ibis.
We got a message from The Mittani this morning.
I have arisen this morning to discover that I am, yet again, a ~bad man~ – such an awful person that the gaming press is again scratching their heads about how terrible I am and why any of you follow me. However, despite the cries of the wretches in Empire, it seems that CCP are pointing at the carnage in Jita and laughing – as expected – which means that the Burn can be followed up by Hulkageddon to really screw the economy.
Anyway. You’re all very bad people and should feel bad, or something.
EVE News 24 has a post up about the even with a video as well.
They are also keeping a freighter list of shame. See who got ganked.
PC Gamer has an interview up about the Jita event. Not with Mittens, but they used a couple of my pictures.
SynCaine talks about EVE and Trammel.
Cyndre was there and has pictures.
Stabs was trying to loot.
Monde Persistants has a write-up in French. It all sounds so much better in French.
Here, just for kicks, is the sort of kill that the gank fleet is really looking for.
And finally, it seems that for a lot of people, Jita is now closed.
Too much fun!