EvE Online added a new NPC faction a while back called "Drifters" that were a weird mechanic, they would follow and try to attack you if you threatened them, but basically would leave you alone if they were left alone.
They recently woke up and started full-on attacking Player made structures in Null Sec (aka, the wild wild west where there is no law) and predictably the ocean tears started to flow.
The virtual galaxy of New Eden is under siege, and no one knows why.
On Wednesday afternoon, thousands of players across the lawless regions of null-sec space, where EVE Online's fabled player-created empires battle for supremacy, were ambushed by fleets belonging to a mysterious non-player faction known as Drifters. While hostile NPC factions have always been in EVE Online, they've never posed a collective threat to its entire playerbase.
The leader of The Imperium, a man known as The Mittani, is especially annoyed with the invasion. "The Imperium was in the midst of prosecuting a war involving tens of thousands of real players," he says. "We are annoyed that we have had to stop our player vs player warfare and grind through what amounts to World of Warcraft-style raid content, but we have already broken down how the Drifter AI works and have successfully defended all of our structures thus far. I look forward to going back to real player vs player content, which is why I quit WoW for EVE in the first place."