And The Mittani went into the temple of Jita, and cast out all of them who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold tengus,
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of fear; but ye have made it a den of pubbies.
-Endie, Goonswarm Minister of Communications
CCP may think that the Jita event is “f***ing brilliant,” but they appear to still want to cut down on the number of people who are being taken completely by surprise by the event. Proof again that the forums and the blogs are only a small part of the community of any game.
So when you launch the EVE Online client, you might see this.
Despite the disclaimer at the top, you might even see it more than once. I tried it, and I see it every time I launch the client.
And the part about surrounding systems is serious. When Jita stopped letting more people in… well… all those auto-piloting targets sitting stuck at the gates to Jita in Perimeter, New Caldari, Sobaseki, and so on became too rich of a target to resist.
At one point the call went out to remind people that this operation was to burn Jita and not every single neighboring system.
The burning continues.
And if you are wondering if things are really happening in Jita, take a look at this map.
That is the EVE map set to show the relative amount of player owned ships killed in the last hour. The giant flaming red spot is Jita. That is close up, so you can read the system name. Zoomed out so you can see the whole of EVE and…
The big red spot that is Jita still dominates the map. And if I change that to the last 24 hours…
And the red circle of Jita is so big that it covers a sizable proportion of high security space.
So while I saw quite a bit of “Goon Fail!” baiting in local in and around Jita, this event appears to have turned Jita into the center of PvP play in EVE Online.
So that travel advisory is well warranted.
Oddly, when it comes to pods, while Jita is again the big red spot, Perimeter, an adjoining system, is not that far behind. I think somebody smart bombed all the pods that were stacked up at the gate due to traffic control after their ships had been destroyed.