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Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2017-05-14 01:59:25 UTC
Share stories of silly mistakes you've made that have lead to your death.

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Today I died. I had been grinding for a while and had accrued 150k Min LP. I spent a good few hours going through fuzzwork and EVE-Central to find the items which gave the best LP:ISK ratio. I even started making spreadsheets. Eventually I settled on my items, bought them, and started making my way to Jita. I had about half a billion ISK worth of items in my cargo, which is a lot for me. Finally I entered Caldari space, whereupon I was greeted with this message:

Message wrote:
Dravos Tarimus: You have entered Caldari space. Since you have proven to be an enemy to our people, you will be terminated!

Panic mode engaged

I try to warp off somewhere so I can come back and leave the system, but I wasn't able to get away before I was scrammed. I activate my feeble MASB which can only delay the inevitable. Then I am popped, half a billion ISK gone.

I hadn't realised I, a MFW fighter, couldn't enter Caldari space; I thought it was only Amarr space that I couldn't enter!

Whoops Ugh

Here's the killmail

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Let's hear some stories of your own!
#2 - 2017-05-14 02:02:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Herzog Wolfhammer
Dravos Tarimus wrote:
Share stories of silly mistakes you've made that have lead to your death.

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Today I died. I had been grinding for a while and had accrued 150k Min LP. I spent a good few hours going through fuzzwork and EVE-Central to find the items which gave the best LP:ISK ratio. I even started making spreadsheets. Eventually I settled on my items, bought them, and started making my way to Jita. I had about half a billion ISK worth of items in my cargo, which is a lot for me. Finally I entered Caldari space, whereupon I was greeted with this message:

Message wrote:
Dravos Tarimus: You have entered Caldari space. Since you have proven to be an enemy to our people, you will be terminated!

Panic mode engaged

I try to warp off somewhere so I can come back and leave the system, but I wasn't able to get away before I was scrammed. I activate my feeble MASB which can only delay the inevitable. Then I am popped, half a billion ISK gone.

I hadn't realised I, a MFW fighter, couldn't enter Caldari space; I thought it was only Amarr space that I couldn't enter!

Whoops Ugh

Here's the killmail

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Let's hear some stories of your own!



Back when I was in FW the wormhole features were added to the game. I went into a wormhole with a few other ships and without my own probes (that was the last time going without probes BTW) and my only choice to get back into K-space was a wormhole that put be 26 jumps deep into enemy empire space.

In a Cyclone.

Lucky me I started playing before WTZ and had a lot of maneuvering skills. I survived the trip.

But yeah to the OP: first rule is "don't panic" it's just facpo. FW players and gankers get around them almost all of the time.



Here's a silly death for you: I died 15KM getting podded off a gate because WTZ was introduced while I was taking a break from the game and didn't know about it.

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

#3 - 2017-05-14 02:49:00 UTC
I've had a few silly losses in my time, but the one that takes the cake was when I lost a ship to POS guns in an empty system. More details here.

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#4 - 2017-05-14 03:03:50 UTC
Yea I did that too... only with a freighter, had some weekend fun and my sec was -2.1 or something and lets just say the police in amarr didn't like it.

I've lost a few ships while running burner missions and trying to watch hockey. Anything else and I can play fine, but hockey makes me lose ships.

probably my dumbest pvp loss was when I was taking some potshots at a gang and was "aligned" out. well they warped on me and I clicked the button to warp out and either I was not aligned or I clicked the wrong bookmark.

@ChainsawPlankto on twitter

End of Life
#5 - 2017-05-14 03:07:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Scipio Artelius
Dravos Tarimus wrote:
Finally I entered Caldari space, whereupon I was greeted with this message:

Message wrote:
Dravos Tarimus: You have entered Caldari space. Since you have proven to be an enemy to our people, you will be terminated!

Panic mode engaged

You too?

Similar happened to me on Thursday:

https://zkillboard.com/kill/62196664/

LOL mode engaged for me, because I knew how stupid I was.

I once fell asleep in an Ishtar running an 8/10 site in Syndicate (I struggle to stay awake with PVE). I woke up about 4 hours later, still in space and thought how funny it was that no one had scanned the site down. Also thought it was funny that there were still rats present. Warped away docked and then realised I was in my pod. I'd been killed by the rats in my sleep and wasn't awake enough to realise what had happened.
Limited Expectations
#6 - 2017-05-14 03:37:30 UTC
Uhh... most of eve deaths are silly. Putting suicide attempts (drunk pvp) and blob fights aside, here are some of mine:

- Fell asleep on my keyboard and got hotdropped by a Sin. He convo me the next day and apologized. Apparently he was very bored and went 20 jumps just to drop on my t1 trash ship.
- Activated MJD in the last pocket of a 10/10. Got 1-shot by the torpedo and sat there for few minutes in a pod, rethinking my life
- Forgot jump fuel
- Warped to a random moon in a WH in a non-cloaky, using "salvage" tab, and proceeded to make coffee. Apparently the POS occupying the same grid was not very happy about it.
- Jumped into HS with criminal status. There was more idiots like me. We lost 1-2 bil to concord and maybe 50 mil to the enemy that day. I hate HS.
- Tackled someone in low sec in an interceptor, got very happy as we were chasing that guy for several jumps, and got blapped by sentry guns in 2 seconds.
- Started ratting in a Naga using some derpy fit I found on battleclinic. All was fine until I got webbed and some frigates got under my guns. It was a slow death.
#7 - 2017-05-14 04:20:44 UTC  |  Edited by: Herzog Wolfhammer
Chainsaw Plankton wrote:
Yea I did that too... only with a freighter, had some weekend fun and my sec was -2.1 or something and lets just say the police in amarr didn't like it.

I've lost a few ships while running burner missions and trying to watch hockey. Anything else and I can play fine, but hockey makes me lose ships.

probably my dumbest pvp loss was when I was taking some potshots at a gang and was "aligned" out. well they warped on me and I clicked the button to warp out and either I was not aligned or I clicked the wrong bookmark.



Yeah I lost a SB while trying to bomb a camp because I got my align screwed up. It was so dumb I just waited to get podded.

You see, OP? You are not the only one. But everybody is having a good time at it. Pirate

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

#8 - 2017-05-14 06:16:03 UTC
For me, I've had three silly deaths due to goofing up.
One to a drifter battleship - should have used a passive targeter. (Why am I sitting in a pod?)
One in low, I thought I was D-Scanning... but I'd accidentally selected a chat box. (playing when tired)
One when I took on some sleepers without knowing what they were like.
#9 - 2017-05-14 06:49:06 UTC
Back when I first started, I thought smartbombs were God's gift to miners. So I loaded one on my Badger II along with my mining laser and ran it while loading up the hold for hours on end.

I lost three Badgers to Concord before I figured out smartbombs in high sec wasn't a good idea.

Mr Epeen Cool
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2017-05-14 07:50:23 UTC
I bombed myself with a stealth bomber before, sadly the system doesn't give you credit for killing yourself.
Manifesto.
#11 - 2017-05-14 07:57:22 UTC
Oh theres a few...
First intentional PvP engagement: Taking on a Daredevil....in an atron.....while aggroing.....infront of gate guns....
Then jumping back into highsec and having my pod blapped by him on the other side :D

I lost my Naga to a battle procurer on a station..... Sad

Discovered the power of sleepers, dropped onto grid at 100, decloaked, immediate space dust.

"Your security status has been lowered." - Hell yeah it was!

Falcon's truth

Tactical Supremacy
#12 - 2017-05-14 08:12:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Fek Mercer
Why what a coincidence. Today, I decided to splurge a bit on a hookbill and put a dedspace ab on it. So how did it die? ******* lag causing me to not warp off, then the same hitching lag causing my afterburner to not activate, allowing the daredevil to leisurely slowboat up to me and just inject void rounds into my butthole.

The worst part was the daredevil pilot probably thinks he's elite or something because he caught me after about a half dozen attempts over the course of several hours to get me. ******* fuckitty ****.

Well that's out of my system. I'm so glad you made this thread.
Caldari State
#13 - 2017-05-14 08:42:25 UTC
back in the day when Eve jukebox was on, I fell asleep in a 5 bil Nightmare in a mission site. When I woke up I was in a cloning station. Basically, NPCs blew up my ship, my 2 bil. pod was crushed by some player.
The-Culture
#14 - 2017-05-14 09:20:33 UTC
Raz- "Thats bait"

Feyd- "no its not"

Me- "Thats absolutly bait"

Feyd- "Shut the fu-Gate fire!....point!"

Feyd- "Man this things kinda tanky"

*cyno ... 30+ local spike*

Feyd- "So that was bait"
The-Culture
#15 - 2017-05-14 09:30:31 UTC  |  Edited by: March rabbit
That was in 2010 or 2011... I was living in Drone Lands and mainly doing 10/10s i bought from other players. Was using 3 alts: tanking tengu, DPS from Rattlesnake (maybe) and Nightmare.

Usually i was warping with the tengu, get all agro and then orbit something and kill all the stuff with other characters.

But once i've afked with my drones was set on 'aggressive'. And.... drones then killed anchor of the tengu, tengu moved away from the area and lost it's capacitor, then died. NPC switched damage to DPS dealers.... I returned just in time to warp to safe some of them.... Lol

On a positive note: i still like to lose ships AFKing where i should not....

The Mittani: "the inappropriate drunked joke"

Goonswarm Federation
#16 - 2017-05-14 10:00:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Yebo Lakatosh
Once I bought a mid-grade slave set. Thought it's gonna be ok - I did a lot of explo, and I never once lost my probes. Or maybe once. So I arrived home from Jita in a shiney new 'ceptor. 'Ceptor fleet is gathering, how cool - I only need to change a few things from travel-fit. Before the first jump I realize that I have my precious head with me. I make a mental note to be extra-risk averse, and to save my pod. Zero problem, I practiced this. I fight outside of bubbles, and the pod easily gets to a safe before anyone could lock it.

Yay I'm good. So I just sefl-destruct back to home. Who wants to do 6 jumps manually..

*rolling a cigarette*


"Fork, my precious head!" I was even reaching for the ABORT SELF DESTRUCT button when I lost my first set of implants.


Since then I only use cheap DPS augments if the FC is handing out sets.

Elite F1 pilot since YC119, incarnate of honor, integrity and tidi.

Goonswarm Federation
#17 - 2017-05-14 10:10:18 UTC
(doublepost)

Elite F1 pilot since YC119, incarnate of honor, integrity and tidi.

Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2017-05-14 11:56:08 UTC
Probably my worst loss was the time I fitted my maurader with massive tank and warped into a gank fleet on purpose ,surely no way they could pop my tank in bastion with crappy t1 ships ...

2bill lost 🤣
#19 - 2017-05-14 13:11:57 UTC
Well. I forgot to read the fething mission briefing. Or how to loose a Cane in a stupid way in a lvl3 mission.
And ratting in the false lowsec with a Phoon was not so a good idea too....

Praise the Omnissiah!

Arataka Research Consortium
#20 - 2017-05-14 14:15:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Nomistrav
Lost a Primae the day they were given to players to an insta-point Heavy Dictor in low-sec when I forgot to adjust my autopilot settings to exclude low-sec systems.

EDIT: Also lost an Interbus Shuttle from waaaay back when there was a physical copy of Eve Online in Wal-mart, but I can't remember the details as to how.

"As long as space endures,

as long as sentient beings exist,

until then, may I too remain

and dispel the miseries of the world."

~ Vremaja Idama

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