I don’t base my conclusions off of outliers. What is the average gank? It’s like a Retriever with two T1 strip miners and some yield mods and maybe a medium extender and a shield hardener. The expected drop value from that is maybe in line with what you lose in terms of T2 blasters.
A kill like that used to take one Catalyst, and now it will require two. This doesn’t affect ganking in the sense that it’s not a deterrent for any ganker to have to use a second account to solo-gank weaker targets. Those targets will continue to be ganked just as much as before. But it will increase CCP’s bottom line because that’s an additional sub they might not have had before.
This is all it is. Just a way for CCP to get more actively-subscribed accounts. They don’t actually give two shits about the safety of miners. But this way they can get more money, and tell all the whining carebears “see? we gave you the buff you always wanted! play more EVE!” It’s win-win for CCP and a net loss for everyone else.
Your right it doesn’t effect gankers that much but what it does mean they are more susceptible to interference from Ag , if we can neutralise that extra cat they fail , so it means if miners have guards and they are fast they might save their miners if the miners fitted the ship well . As I have said before mine in groups and work together . It’s fun trust me.
As Aiko has been proving she is still ganking badly fitted ships with ease. As her blog and the story about Raven 1 shows , what a nice chap she found there🧐
No, I don’t know him, I’m defending the act of or the right to mine , each group has nice people in and complete asshats . Saying that , I do enjoy killing the asshat gankers more but all must fall under my guns .
I expect that type of reply to come from Aiko not you
That’s not true, if I was in the same sys when that was happening and it was in local , of course I would report it. We also have a strict code of behaviour in our corp , which is one place we can control and do.
And I presume the guy has been reported or should be if it’s true but I wasn’t there.
What you’re seeing there isn’t even rare. This particular case might be at the more extreme end of the rage spectrum, but you can observe similar stuff a lot of the time in the ganking channel. I myself have megabytes of logs with chats like that from my war days.
There’s something about psychos like that being drawn to carebear activities. I’ve never seen anyone who engaged in PvP in some capacity act that way. I’ve observed a lot of cringy, broken-English smack-talk, sure, but never anything like that.
By the way, do not report these people. Let them keep playing.
It’s no more Githany’s responsibility to be concerned about who get’s protected and whether they are worthy, than it is your responsibility to consider who you are ganking and how they might respond.
The white knights always push that gankers are are inflicting real emotional harm, or that maybe someone has a real life emergency, so you shouldn’t gank them if they appear AFK; and that it’s totally understandable how people respond so aggressively.
That’s all rubbish, and in the same way, it’s also rubbish that Githany (or any other AG) is somehow responsible to pull up a someone who completely unhinges at having some space pixels go boom.
That’s all on that individual and I totally agree that they shouldn’t be reported, and should stay in the game. It’s a great example of where the true toxicity lies.
Antigankers insist they are operating upon a moral imperative, defending innocents against unethical griefers who “go too far” and “ruin the game”. If you question that basis, the reason for antiganking begins to unravel.