Eve Online is fascinating, whether or not you play it

A lot can happen over the span of a year in the MMO Eve, as this map which charts the sphere of influence of every faction illustrates. In 2013, two colossal enemy federations went to war. The largest battle ever went down. Star systems were taken over. Fleets become refugees. That’s what we love about this game, even if we don’t have the thousand hours to spare to participate. No other MMO could happen on a scale like this, and it’s just heartwarming to know it exists.