I would like to first of all start by saying I have a deep respect for every aspect of Eve Online and I love how the community creates such an immersive and engaging experience.
In the past week on Miss Marisha’s Stream I was lucky enough to see an amazing unboxing from a fellow player to celebrate her accomplishments. In the past, I have seen a streamer Ginja Ninja stream a memorial for his father which was amazing.
However, the moment a new player or old player streams a mining ship they are immediately stream sniped hunted down and ganked. This alienates an entire group of players in this game. Recently this has ramped up to the level of bullying and harassment.
Recently this has taken place to a streamer CoachSubway who rages and gives them exactly the reaction they are seeking. However, they spammed a blog in his chat which I took a look at. I saw the quote, “At this point, lazar, your best bet is to make a new character and never stream… because everybody in the galaxy is going to keep poking you.” With such an amazing and supportive community should anyone’s goal be to make another person delete their character quit streaming and hide. Is that advertising the best Eve Online has to offer.
I am not a care bear, I spent the entire beginning of my time in eve learning solo pvp. I lost over 100 ships before I was able to begin winning any fights. I am not going to say I have never ganked a miner because I have. When only bots were in the plexes in Lowsec during the USTZ it was much needed content.
However, there is a section of the game that enjoys mining, refining, and making ships and modules from scratch.
Let’s not let this get out of hand. Ganking is fine its a mechanic you see scan a ship with 3b in blueprints, and pop his ship, I love seeing those killmails. I am sure the person is salty, however bullying every player in a venture and exploiting them for isk they don’t have is something else.
Maybe in the industry starter missions when they have to mine have a catalyst gank them complete the mission and the next one teach them how to use DScan to keep an eye out for ships. However something needs to be done to stop the stream sniping of new players.