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Herzog Wolfhammer

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  • New Player System Question in EVE Gameplay Center

    Black Pedro wrote:
    Two Hulks and and Orca? You would be doing the new players a favour by removing that fleet from the starter system and punishing that probable veteran for stealing from the new players. The letter and spirit of the rules clearly mean to apply the increased protection to only new players so you would likely be fine to teach this mining fleet a lesson.

    You do run the risk of running afoul of CCP's opaque enforcement of the rules so I can't tell you would be safe shooting them. I will say that I make a habit of checking rookie systems, and have, on occasion straight-out ganked a veteran there and have never as much got a warning. Now, to keep my conscience clean and have evidence on my side if I ever do hear from CCP on these activities, I have my own personal rules I made up:


    • Don't gank any character less than 1 year old
    • Don't gank any character in an NPC corp
    • Don't gank any character in a Venture or other ship given out by the career agents


    I might bend one or all of these rules if the player's killboard clearly shows them a veteran player regularly loosing ships, but otherwise I stick to these guidelines so that both myself and CCP can clearly see I am not specifically targeting newbies or "griefing" new players in the starter systems.

    But let me reiterate: this is all just me and I have only done it a handful of times, so you go criminal at your own risk.



    Meh. I agree with Black Pedro on something. Now I need to go find a car door to slam my head in.

  • Ever lost a ship drunk? in EVE Communication Center

    dave3NG wrote:
    I remember thinking it would be a good idea to fly a domi into Tama, I think the gate camp took the night off, I might have gone kedama...

    I remember looking at my keyboard for the button with "Ctrl" on it so I could target flashy things.

    I remember being dead.

    I guess I had a good time....

    Anyone else like to share???







    P.S. same again tonight ladies, xx ??



    Once upon a time everybody in lowsec played drunk. It was the only way to play lowsec.

    Now, it's still the only way to play lowsec, but not for the same good reasons.

  • Low-sec Hopes and Changes in EVE Communication Center

    Salvos Rhoska wrote:

    It will be a pirate paradise.
    Targets everywhere, fighting for control of gates, and either avoiding or manning up to beat the crucial NS convoys for the greatest profit of all.

    In the long run, hopefully this will encourage more localized trade hubs, in HS/LS/NS, or atleast warehouse hubs from which willing haulers (in whichever configuration) carry the materials forward per contract or agreement, piecemeal.



    JFs lol-cynoing into and through LS, must end.




    You see that's the problem. The kind of player that would agree with you has long left the game. They have been replaced with people who all want to live in their predictable isk/risk/reward bubble. I blame it on marketing: too long with the banner ads that attract the kind of people who do everything with one eye on their wallet or stats as if that's the end all be all of the game. They want those ISK / stats as THE measure of winning, game and fun be damned. And don't you dare change one thing or by golly, they are going to complain loudly like you just stole their parents' retirement funds. They will throw at you the same level of self entitled vitriol only matched by incursioners complaining about mom-popping fleets, all the while claiming every other player is self entitled (the usual projections).

    Makes me hope such changes occur just to see that type of player cry oceans of tears. Yet they will never see that being what they are (or have become through lack of self reflection) is the root of the problem.

  • Escaltions from Highsec in EVE Communication Center

    ApexDynamo wrote:
    So im just curious as to what the max jump range a 5/10 should be from where you originaly get it from usually its under 10 jumps from original location you receive is this right or not?



    My experience is that you get an escalation that will keep you in highsec, or you get one that takes you to more unsafe places. But there has never been a pattern to this. I can say that if your escalation is acquired in "deep highsec" then the number of jumps is not likely to take you out of highsec. If you get one next door to lowsec you are more likely to have one that takes you to lowsec. But I have also picked up escalations in Villore and Allamotte without having to go the direction of Old Man Star.

  • Explosions during warping? in EVE Communication Center

    If we had DOT style weapons, exploding in warp would be a feature not a bug. P

  • Luminaire VII Unscarred in EVE Communication Center

    That rotation effect would be epic if we could see the space elevators.

    Just saying.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Federal Intelligence Office Begins Investigating Terro in EVE Communication Center

    If the Federation even had core values and stuck to them...


    I wonder what the Intaki separatists are up to these days.

  • Low-sec Hopes and Changes in EVE Communication Center

    Shae Tadaruwa wrote:
    Maximillian Bonaparte wrote:

    From what I have been told the convoys of freighter traffic were always a nightmare to setup requiring days of full-time preparation.
    Besides how long ago was that? Was it when the eve population was half what it is today?.

    No, no. Clearly it was such good game content and everyone loved the play around it so much, that CCP removed it...Roll

    Herzeg sees everything through rose coloured glasses if it's something he approves of and everything else is just griefing.

    Old content that most people hated; and that had a huge negative impact on industry in lowsec and nullsec, is good....because it's Ye olde content.

    It's a very selective memory thing.

    Jump Freighters were introduced into the game in the Trinity expansion in 2007. Apparently only the game back before 2007 was 'real piracy',



    Surely nobody complains about anything now.

    CCP would have done best to stick to their vision and just pay attention to the subs and not what people say.

  • Low-sec Hopes and Changes in EVE Communication Center

    Maximillian Bonaparte wrote:
    Herzog Wolfhammer) wrote:




    You just described the losec of olde, back when the term "piracy" really applied to lowsec (not just griefers and bored campers coopting the name).

    I would resub for that kind of action. Two accounts.


    Heh, sometimes older is NOT better. You are a 'solo' lowsec player, as indicated in your earlier posts. So your agenda is to argue against anythign that brings people to live in lowsec.

    From what I have been told the convoys of freighter traffic were always a nightmare to setup requiring days of full-time preparation.
    Besides how long ago was that? Was it when the eve population was half what it is today?

    I salute you for your solo 'quiet corner of lowsec' style of game-play, and I think there are sill many parts of lowsec where you can do that (it changes but sometimes ya gotta be nomadic).
    However there are other types of players who appreciate teamwork and an online social life. There are other games you can play alone such as Elite Dangerous if you wanna break from Eve...but eve shines with teamwork and group content.



    I'm not sure what you mean. Lowsec back then was full of life. People "living" out there? You mean like they live in highsec: grinding and farming? Back in my day (Warning: "Get off my lawn" is imminent) people who "lived" out in lowsec lived off real booty (stolen stuff booty, not rap video booty call booty) and ransoms. Sometimes they managed to get players to eject from their ship and steal the whole ship! Can I have a "Yarr!"?

    What you are telling me is that people are "living" out there in the same manner that they live in nullsec: farming and grinding? Where's the excitement in that? What exactly are the farmers and grinders getting out of this game (be it in high, low, and null) anyway? Are they even playing a game at all any more?

    I get the impression that everybody, from the highsec "carebear" to the nullbear living safe behind intel channels all want to live in some bubble of predictable ISK/reward/Risk balance. Predictable being the key word here. Even the gankers are stuck on predictable.

    Is anybody having actual fun in this game any more?

  • Low-sec Hopes and Changes in EVE Communication Center

    Maximillian Bonaparte wrote:
    Herzog Wolfhammer wrote:
    Mr Epeen wrote:
    Orakkus wrote:
    So, does everyone have their own idea about how to make low-sec good,
    I don't know about everyone, but I do.

    Get rid of it. All you need is lawful space and lawless space. No need for some in between space that makes no one happy.

    Mr Epeen Cool



    Were it up to me (and my sig) every system would be highsec.

    And lowsec.

    And nullsec.

    Highsec would be the planets and gates zone of the solar system, the planets and gates that matter to commerce and are therefore protected.

    Lowsec would be the backwater planets, the outer orbits. You can do bad things, but people are gonna know about it.

    Nullsec would be the space beyond the system, way beyond. And there would even be gates way out there. And deep space exploration too with much wonder and darkness and risk.

    All in one system. Every system.


    But.... we can't have nice things. It's only a pipe dream anyway.


    Yeah that would be a different game altogether no matter the merit in your idea. :) Buuut if every gate is highsec what are the poor lill' piwates gonna do when they need to innocently travel?





    Were it up to me™ they could either make a run for it (as they do now, if you ever chased -10s through highsec) which is fun for everybody, or as I stated, the "null sectors" would also have gates - gates that don't go to the same places as the high sector gates. I would also put in special pirate NPC gates usable only to people who have high faction with NPC pirate corps that appear in deadspace pockets (all over the solar system) and change location and are only automatically bookmarked to those who can use them. This would answer to the "How does the Morse in "Templar One" manage to get around without getting bubblef*cked two chapters in bring the entire novel to a screeching halt?" kind of question (answer: pirate gate networks). It would also answer to making actual smuggling a "thing" and not only for drugs, but for goods too (put a tariff on high sector gates).

    You know: "create content" the way content is supposed to be created, like the very argument in this thread, instead of the "content" we have now: breed boredom and complacency in the player base so they can be gank food.

  • Low-sec Hopes and Changes in EVE Communication Center

    Salvos Rhoska wrote:
    Scialt wrote:
    You seem to be envisioning a 10 man protection fleet facing a 10 man gatecamp. What you're actually going to be seeing is multiple 10 man gate camps on tons of gates shutting down most smaller group transport... with big 200+ man null fleets escorting their stuff through (with the gatecamps scattering as they come through)..


    Im ok with this.

    If NS is willing to field a 200+sub-cap fleet to escort its shipments, so be it.
    They could do so already, if they wished.

    Atleast it requires some effort then, rather than lol-cyno jumping through LS, denying content.

    The rest of EVE can choose to setup its own sub-cap alts in LS to combat that convoy.
    It shouldnt take long for innumerable corps to take a huge interest in engaging those NS fleets in LS:

    A) For the sub-cap PvP
    B) For the huge rewards of looting the convoys wealth.
    C) A 200+man NS sub-cap escort may infact not be enough in the long run, and they would have to coordinate their shipments and fleets for periodic mass transits (with info leaking and scouts telegraphing it)
    D) Each such shipment is like a Spanish Gold Galleon fleet returning to European markets from the New World.
    E) Plus, there are return transports from HS-> NS, which NS will have far more difficulty defending, as they will have to fly to or from the HS border.
    F) To spit in the eye of NS entities
    G) Alt corps from competing NS entities to destroy assets of a rival NS entity

    Do you see the picture?
    LS will become a massive warzone almost overnight.
    NS may be able to deal with NS cap fleets, but can it deal with a massive proliferation of sub-cap pirates in LS?

    (Good post btw, you are clearly exploring the implications rationally.)




    You just described the losec of olde, back when the term "piracy" really applied to lowsec (not just griefers and bored campers coopting the name).

    I would resub for that kind of action. Two accounts.

  • Low-sec Hopes and Changes in EVE Communication Center

    Salvos Rhoska wrote:
    Lan Wang wrote:
    what salvos is proposing is making it easier to kill ships...im a gatecamper and know his ideas are buffing gatecamping to the high hills and giving me a ton more industrial kills which will break the game.

    no! being immune to be dropped by blops and capitals while i gatecamp a major traffic route is not a problem right now, removing cynos makes my gatecamping immune to suprise drops means i set up a couple of alts an my shiney ships will NEVER be killed while i farm anything that comes into my system.


    Your gatecamp WILL get attacked by HS-NS entities which want to transit their materials, and other LS entities which want to camp the gate themselves.

    Gates will become conflict drivers.

    You are grossly undervaluing the sheer mass of materials that will gate transit after cynos/caps are removed from LS.
    That content/value is currently cynoing right over your head. You will be drowning in targets, and you will have to compete for control of the gate.



    It took some years worth of various arguments but it became apparent that the only "content" that people (who say they want content) in the game really want, is ganking unarmed targets.

    Everything else that could be content gets in the way of their alts, and they don't want that.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Federal Intelligence Office Begins Investigating Terro in EVE Communication Center

    Black Eagles.

    Ironically their father was Heth.

  • [NEWS] Closure of all State Embassies within the Federation. in EVE Communication Center

    Oh oh. Could this mean war... oh wait we've already been at war for how many years now?

    OK it's dumb to call it a war. After 8 years it's looking like an excuse to get capsuleers to kill each other and get rich selling ammo to both sides.

  • Tell us about your home planet. in EVE Communication Center

    Intaki home world is lots of jungle.
    And when you find a clearing, it's just a little less jungle, but still a lot of jungle.

  • Low-sec Hopes and Changes in EVE Communication Center

    Salvos Rhoska wrote:
    Orakkus wrote:
    Salvos Rhoska wrote:


    This is a nonsense point.

    If you dont have customers, your price or product is bad.
    Thats your own fault.

    Every system in EVE, has a market.
    If you find one that doesnt, GJ! Make your own there.


    You clearly don't have any idea what it takes to develop a market in Eve, and you can't have "bad" products in Eve, so that point you made is bogus. And while every system in Eve can have a station with a market in it, putting up a market in every system is not very efficient, nor does it mean that it will be profitable.


    1) There are "bad" products, in terms of there being no demand for it there.

    2) Its not about you putting up a market in every system. My point was there IS a market in every system.

    3) Whether it is profitable or not, is up to you.



    Yes there's a market in every system.

    I recall back in 2008 the crew camping the Parts system was selling shuttles for 8 million a piece. Pirate

  • Low-sec Hopes and Changes in EVE Communication Center

    Mr Epeen wrote:
    Orakkus wrote:
    So, does everyone have their own idea about how to make low-sec good,
    I don't know about everyone, but I do.

    Get rid of it. All you need is lawful space and lawless space. No need for some in between space that makes no one happy.

    Mr Epeen Cool



    Were it up to me (and my sig) every system would be highsec.

    And lowsec.

    And nullsec.

    Highsec would be the planets and gates zone of the solar system, the planets and gates that matter to commerce and are therefore protected.

    Lowsec would be the backwater planets, the outer orbits. You can do bad things, but people are gonna know about it.

    Nullsec would be the space beyond the system, way beyond. And there would even be gates way out there. And deep space exploration too with much wonder and darkness and risk.

    All in one system. Every system.


    But.... we can't have nice things. It's only a pipe dream anyway.

  • Low-sec Hopes and Changes in EVE Communication Center

    Maximillian Bonaparte wrote:
    Herzog Wolfhammer wrote:
    Salvos Rhoska wrote:
    Maximillian Bonaparte wrote:
    Snip


    There are 3400 NS systems to use JFs inorder to bypass bubbles/gatecamps.
    Use them there, where they belong.

    JFs with cynos make a mockery of LS.



    I remember the days when convoys to move stuff were a thing - along with security for them through space. I was too new to be a part of it, but I have seen endless posts and descriptions about it. The effort a corp/alliance had to put in it, and the things that happened around it. It was on the level of being at war, and a corp could get its back broken on poor planning or poor security.

    Of the many things that killed lowsec, JFs was one of them.


    Maybe but all I know is that today no one who lives in lwosec ever makes an argument against cyno's really.

    An I like to use my JF to get stuff in. Otherwise I would NOT live in lowsec.



    Be silent then. Notice that CCP has been cracking down on things you can do solo except trading and mindlessly easy canned exploration. Shhhhhhhh.

  • Low-sec Hopes and Changes in EVE Communication Center

    Salvos Rhoska wrote:
    Maximillian Bonaparte wrote:
    Snip


    There are 3400 NS systems to use JFs inorder to bypass bubbles/gatecamps.
    Use them there, where they belong.

    JFs with cynos make a mockery of LS.



    I remember the days when convoys to move stuff were a thing - along with security for them through space. I was too new to be a part of it, but I have seen endless posts and descriptions about it. The effort a corp/alliance had to put in it, and the things that happened around it. It was on the level of being at war, and a corp could get its back broken on poor planning or poor security.

    Of the many things that killed lowsec, JFs was one of them.

  • Isn't it time for a sub-forum for Mercenary groups? What to call it? in EVE Technology and Research Center

    I harken back to the Crime and Punishment days of olde™ where tales of piracy, capers, and revenge would unfold.

    But for the past couple of years all I see if mostly "MERC". It's getting ridiculous.

    Since merc groups are a thing in Eve, as always, and considerably an honorable profession for players, why do they not get their own sub-forum? Hiring of mercs is not necessary a crime, nor a punishment. Heck it's based on wardec mechanics and nobody has to lose sec status over it.

    Where exactly is the crime?

    Give mercs their own sub forum, and give that sub forum a good name. Piggy-backing on the C&P forum is beneath them. Yes it would be the first sub-forum dedicated to a profession, but what profession in Eve has ever been so dedicated?

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