8 Golden Rules for EVE Online

(Ridley Rohan) #229

These are not rules. They are SUGGESTIONS. Suggestions for personal rules…or better yet…personal guidelines. EVE itself does not have in-game rules. It has mechanics.

I never was a fan of guideline number one. You can afford to lose ANYTHING. Its a game. You started from practically zero once, you can do that again. The question is if you can emotionally handle a certain loss, particularly in any possible purely in-game situation. If you can’t, well maybe don’t fly that ship or fly with that mod, rig or implant…don’t even make or buy it!

I will also add a ninth guideline. 9: You CANNOT die. Even if you think you died, you didn’t. You will be resurrected. You are immortal. So stop worrying about your flesh cage getting blown up except to try and not give loser thugs the satisfaction.

(Ridley Rohan) #230

“If you lose stuff, it’s almost always your fault. Really, only yours.”…no it isn’t. Its the fault of whoever blew it up or took it…CLEARLY. But its their play style. And blowing your stuff up is the only thing some people know how to do or even enjoy.

BUT what is also true is that there was most surely a way you could have avoided that and stole their fun, so learn and don’t let them do that to you again. The more you learn to avoid getting blown up, the more people who only understanding blowing stuff up will cry. And they cry all over this forum about how hard it is to blow stuff up…every day.

So: Its not your fault you lose stuff…but it is your fault you didn’t avoid it, because you could have.

(Lord Harrowmont) #231

basically, never trust anyone :joy:

(xCONFLiCTiONx) #232

When you undock you consent to PvP is a lot like saying, when you walk out side to go to work, you consent to being robbed and killed. lol

At any rate, I like all of this and it is a great wall of golden rules for the newbro to know. Should be given to all newbro’s when they first start playing.

(Boldly Gone) #233

No, robbing is forbidden, but ganking and fighting according to the rules isn’t.
So you accept the rules related to space travel by undocking, which includes PvP.

And @Ridley_Rohan: If you lose stuff, it is your fault, because the other guy played by the rules. The same way as losing a pawn in chess is your own fault.

(Nana Skalski) #234

What about Rorquals?

Even yourself. :thinking:

(Dom Arkaral) #235

It’s definitely not… lol

(Boldly Gone) #236

Not talking about space pixels. Gotta read all:

In most parts of the world it IS forbidden.

(Dom Arkaral) #237

Perhaps you should reread what you said instead of trying to change goalposts…


(Boldly Gone) #238

Pleased to make you happy. I hope you were able to attach your ass again.
It is not too hard to understand when you follow the discussion, but if you are that desperate, I wish to apologize for my inaccuracy.

The post I answered to was about RL robbery: So my statment should read like this:
"No, robbing (in RL the way you described, because the word “robbery” is virtually not used in EVE ) is forbidden, but ganking and fighting according to the rules (must be game rules, because “rules” in RL are called “law”) isn’t.
So you accept the rules related to space travel by undocking, which includes PvP (If you are still puzzled: I’m not talking about NASA and SpaceX).

Got it? Great!