Yesterday as I was going about my lawful occasion in and around Jita I received a message that a group I had never heard of had declared war on my corps. After looking up “Public Enemy”, there are a number of corps similarly named, I joined a public channel and asked why in the hell they had war-decced me. I told them that as I had a couple of alts not in my corps there would be no inconvenience to me as I could just use them and thus avoid the war that they had foisted on me.
In reply I was told to “stfu” which if it means what I think is does struck me as somewhat rude. So I said that I would allow them time to cool down and I would see them in a couple of weeks. To this they issued threats to extend the war and other such pleasantries.
My question is: Why did they react so negatively to me declining to agree to become a target for them to shoot at?
I’m too old to be any good at PvP, I’m an industrialist with neither the equipment nor the skills to survive an encounter with these people. See the thing is playing EVE is for me a discretionary activity, and taking a sabbatical from the game is neither a thing to be feared nor something that is going to spoil my day.
Why anyone should think that declining to become a duck in a shooting gallery for their pleasure is somehow wrong or cowardly is a mystery to me. EVE is at the end of the day merely a game, a complicated, difficult and rewarding game to be sure but still only a game. It is not the be all and end all in life that these characters seem to think.