A unpaid virtual bill resulted in the largest ever EVE Online battle earlier this week. causing in excess of $300,000-worth (£181,000) of real-money damage to virtual ships that took months, if not years, to assemble.

The hugely popular massively multiplayer online game is a space-trading adventure built on an elaborate, meticulously-maintained economy based on real-world money, but represented in the game by the ISK currency - of which trillions was lost thanks to the war.

A graveyard of destroyed ships - including dozens of monolithic Titans - now lays at the scene, as well as a memorial to the events left by the game's developers CCP.

In pictures, here are some shots of the war as it took place on 27 and 28 January, 2014. The full gallery can be seen here.