A melancholy atmosphere descends after a few minutes spent watching Zkillboard’s
EVEOnline live map. Red blobs sporadically burst into life and then fade across the cool blueand-white interactive star map of EVE’s New Eden. Each temporary spot of heat represents a ship’s destruction, and by extension a pilot’s death, as thousands of explorers, traders and interstellar ne’er-do-wells go about their business in this vast universe. Each kill is accompanied by the victim’s profile, through which you can learn more about the pilot’s stats, including ships destroyed, ships lost and who most recently brought their life to an end. You can flick between a full map of New Eden or its wormholes, or filter to Hisec, Lowsec or Nullsec areas. A strangely relaxing, if rather morbid, distraction.