Dust 514 Battle Features Crashed Leviathan

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:CCP:
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Hmph. A plot spoiler (such as it is) makes for a poor news article imo.
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The event servers were labelled with "TEST", so it makes sense that nothing has happened on the EVE side of things yet.
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'TEST' means failure in eve. Very bad naming at all!
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There's a blog post from a few days ago about battles on Caldari Prime: http://dust514.com/beta/news/2...Also a forum post about the related merc contracts being available until the 19th: https://forums.dust514.com/def...So it looks like the battles popped up a little early, maybe. Found this with five seconds on Google, btw...
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Well, looks like you found where COVEN parked one of their titans.I'm going to log on to check that map out.
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I don't care about lore, but I think this should be marked as a spoiler ASAP for those who do.
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Now they have to change the story to surprise us.
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How much Aurum do you have to buy to unlock the Polish detective badges? :P
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anyone else consider that a leviathan crashing into a planet would be an apocalyptic event for that planet? a leviathan is about 11.22 miles (18km) long and i'd assume about equal in mass to an asteroid of that size. the asteroid that we presume killed the dinosaurs is estimated to be about 6 miles (10km) in diameter. Caldari Prime would be absolutely wrecked for the next few centuries.
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No idea but they put in a lovely bathroom suite in my war-barge for 500 aurum (cash in hand)
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Verone, who is now in charge of the live-action event crew at CCP, has often said that titan is the bane of his existence. It wouldn't surprise me if he has been pushing for it's removal.
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It'd depend on how the titan went down. If it went into a catastrophic free-fall from orbit, it'd probably cause massive devastation but not something on the level of a giant boulder being hurled through space for an indeterminate amount of time.
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Depends on speed. Kinetic energy = 1/2 x mass x speed*2, right? The average impact velocity for asteroids colliding with earth is 17km/s, and a leviathan has a max speed at all V of 75m/s. Now, the asteroid that hit Tunguska in 1908 had an estimated impact energy of 13-130 PetaJoules, equal to 3-30 MegaTons of TNT. An unfit Leviathan has a mass of 2,430,000,000kg. Traveling at 100m/s (assuming a Machariel bump here), it would deliver an energy of 12,150,000,000,000 Joules or 12.15 TeraJoules, which is an order of 10*3 less than said asteroid.So, yeah, it would be a big impact, but not comparable to the one wiping out the dinosaurs or anything so dramatic. Perhaps comparable to Little Boy, which delivered aprox 67 TeraJoules.That is ofc., assuming that the Mach didn't bump it really really hard.
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Did DBRB misclick again?
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...Or that the gravity well of the planet wouldn't accelerate the titan well beyond the 100 m/sec used as reference.
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Not only is your statement incorrectly phrased.. its clearly incorrectly thought through.Please try again, or not at all maybe ?
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Let me guess - it was a battle in Asakai...
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Well yes, but that would require quite some acceleration. The Chicxulub impact, which is considered the event that wiped out the dinosaurs, is believed to have delivered a kinetic energy of aprox 420 ZettaJoules (or 420 x 10*21 J). For a Leviathan to reach this level of energy, it would have to travel at aprox 90km/s (please check my math here, but most definitely something reasonably close to the eve variety of Ludicrous speed). Now we all know that speeds of that magnitude have been impossible to achieve since Quantum Rise, even with Snakes and nanos.Of course, you wouldn't need that level of kinetic energy to cause a major cataclysm. It did after all take the earth 30 million years to recover from that one. You would probably achieve something pretty devastating at speeds of around 1-10km/s, which would be quite achievable during orbital reentry.However, judging from the intactness of the wreckage observed in the footage, it's pretty safe to assume that the titan was indeed not at speeds of that level, but rather made a somewhat controlled descent with at least parts of its drive systems operational.Also, considering how weak the gravitational pull observed in game and how hard it is to actually collide with planets, I'm impressed (but not surprised considering recent events) by the level of fail expressed by the Titan pilot.
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Ooops, that was supposed to be 900km/s, not 90.
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From the look of that map, someone gave TheBigRedBoat another Titan. Now he either has more money than a god or the CFC has Titan to throw away. ; )
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If the titan survived in anything resembling a recognizable state, its velocity on landing would have to be really close to zero - it would have to somewhat operational and actively pushing away from the gravity.
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Considering the titan crashed into the planet's surface from orbit, all the gravitational potential energy from being in orbit would have to be transferred to the planet. This energy can be dissipated to the atmosphere through friction as it falls, it could be turned into thermal energy from the hull heating up, but mostly it would be transferred directly into Caldari Prime itself from the impact.So, given that the mass of the titan is 2,430,000,000 kg it was orbiting from 22,787,000 m (assuming this is from surface) , the radius of Caldari prime is 30,217,000m (obviously wrong, as it's surface gravity indicates a radius of 15,054,000m, so this will be used instead) , and it has a mass of 3.5*10^25 .the formula for work done by gravitational potential energy would be the integral of GM1M2/r^2 with respect to r from orbit to surface, where G is the gravatitional constant 6.67*10^-11.the total Gravatitional potential energy that would have to be transferred to Caldari Prime would be 2.2692*10^17 joules, 227 petajoules. which is not that much considering the dimensions of the leviathan. This makes me think that the leviathan's stated in game mass is too low in order to make titan bumping actually possible.
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I love you so much for this math. You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
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Only the math nerds.... in other words, very much yes.
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ccp now takes shared account drama vessels and crashes them in to dust lol
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That's correct. Those titans rolled onto the cocks of the guys who pound him up the arse daily give him no comfort whatsoever. No wonder he pushes hard to remove them.
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LOL shh or they will call the space police lolololololol
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Sorry dragonshart, didn't realise I would affect you so much.Maybe a nice cup of ISD semen would calm you down.
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My question is, what would happen if the titan tried to use its jump bridge while docked on the planet. I really want to see Caldari Prime transported to Aridia or something crazy.
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"Test Alliance pilot hijacks Caldari Prime Leviathan tomorrow. Not knowing left from right, crashes it into planet."https://twitter.com/PoeticStan...
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In order to achieve the speed needed, the Leviathan would have had to have made a SERIOUS miscalculation when exiting warp in order to deliver sufficient kinetic velocity to cause an extinction event. I'm not as versed in math as Glepp here but I know enough that I can judge his math (whether accurate or not) to be good enough to base a hypothetical off of.
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The density of the Titan with the given stats is 18.3 kg/m3. That is just 15.25 times the density of air at normal conditions. Given that huge volumes inside the titan will be filled with air or even be evacuated this seems not sooo unrealistc. To set the scale: if the Leviatan would have been made from massive aluminum its potential energy would have been about 150times larger than what Angry calculates with the current stats. Also interesting number: The largest atomic bomb detonanted on earth (Tsar) is listed with 210 PJ.

On March 17 right after downtime, Dust 514 players were able join a mercenary battle that was a bit odd. For the most part, it played like the map Line Harvest normally did, with its four capture points and the three open warehouses. The odd part was the atmosphere - it was dark, like something was blocking out the sun. Debris was floating through the air and strangest of all was what looked like a crashed Titan, a Leviathan, in the distance. All this, and no official announcement from CCP beforehand.

For a while, everyone in the Dust universe, myself included, were scratching their collective heads about this one. There had been no announcement from CCP before the special mercenary match and after about an hour’s time all the matches were taken down. With my gumshoe itching, I tried to follow the two leads I had, a pair of Youtube videos posted by Kain Spero and MrGimbleB.

MrGimbleB’s video consisted of him playing through one of the matches on the altered map. The gameplay was cool, but it was the title that was of interested me (Dust 514 - Caldari Prime, Crashed Titan Event) especially considering Kain’s video. The video posted by Kain showed a single Eve capsuleer fighting the Caldari Navy above the skies of Caldari Prime, the same planet that the mysterious Dust matches took place. All the while, a Caldari Navy Leviathan sat observing the fight.

I decided to talk to the pilot in video, Seay Prime. When I first asked him about a crashed titan, he seemed a bit confused. He went on to say that he regularly fights the rats around the Caldari Navy Titan and that the Titan never went down at all in Eve Online; it remained static. That last bit was definitely odd considering MrGimbleB’s video clearly shows a crashed titan on Caldari Prime. Further research was in order.

After a Google search about the Caldari Prime Titan, everything began to come together. The Titan, it turns out, is a remnant of a Caldari fleet that retook Caldari Prime from the Gallente. The Titan still holds vigil over the planet to ward off would-be invaders. Most notable of all was that this invasion was spearheaded by Tibus Heth, a figure representing the Caldari in Eve lore. Tibus has been in the news lately as part of the Uprising series of live events, in which he is leading a campaign against the immortal mercenaries of Dust 514.

Here’s what I figure went down: the altered map of Caldari Prime was never supposed to be released to the players at this time. I was able to find a thread on the Dust 514 forums, and there are a few instances of links to footage of the event being deleted, which would support my thought that this was an accidental leak. This, combined with the lore behind the Caldari Prime Titan, makes me think that what we saw was a soon-to-be-released event in the Uprising series. As of this writing, CCP hasn’t said anything regarding the altered map, though we have sent an email asking for comment.

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Footage of the Mercenary Contract Battle  

Footage of Capsuleer Fighting Caldari Titan

Oh, look they fixed the layout. Wait.. spoke too soon, it's broken again.