The largest war in EVE Online history is brewing, and you don’t need to understand what’s going on to appreciate the gorgeous spectacle.

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The conflict is so exciting that it’s drawn EVE Online YouTuber Rooksandkings back into the fray, crafting a short video that’s one part documentary, one part recruitment propaganda. If I were versed enough in CCP’s long-running science fiction MMO well enough to think I’d survive for more than a few seconds in one of these battles I’d join back up in a heartbeat.

Rooksandkings does an excellent job of describing what we’re seeing in this roiling mass of light and polygons.