So I’m pretty new – and I’m flying through nullsec and pass by someone’s capsule and said this:
[15:40:40] EVE System > Channel changed to Local : PF-346
[15:44:03] Kyle Kallikak > Sorry for your loss.
[15:44:16] Other Player > ?
[15:44:20] Kyle Kallikak > Just flew by your cap
[15:44:21] Kyle Kallikak >
[15:44:26] EVE System > Channel changed to Local : Orvolle
I had assumed someone blew him up and was just trying to be social, but a minute later I get this in game mail:
lol i love the retarded
From: Other Player
Sent: 2018.10.02 15:47
To: Kyle Kallikak,
shame i don’t fly them but i guess you’re too retarded to notice that also if you look at the KB my corp lost a single fighter but hey why let facts get the way of your happy clapping.
What did make me lmao was this though https://zkillboard.com/character/2114485901/
hahahahahhahaha now i’m happy clapping.
A few minutes later he’s in my highsec home system:
[15:50:39] Kyle Kallikak > Other Player I’m sorry you took offense to my conversation, it wasn’t intended. Why is EVE so weird?
[15:50:48] Other Player > <url=showinfo:1377//2114485901>Kyle Kallikak hope you enjoyed the mail <3
[15:51:18] Kyle Kallikak > I’m assuming you blocked me and aren’t seeing my message then?
[15:51:33] Kyle Kallikak > Since it won’t let me reply.
[15:51:36] Other Player > not at all like i said if you’re going to try and troll at least get facts right but hey your kb is enough for me to make me happy
[15:51:59] Kyle Kallikak > It’s odd that you found my message trolling. EVE is so toxic that you believe everyone is out to get you.
[15:52:05] Kyle Kallikak > I literally said, “Sorry for your loss.”
[15:52:14] Kyle Kallikak > I assumed you got popped by someone.
[15:52:25] Other Player > lmao you’re back tracking now best just leave it at that
[15:52:33] Kyle Kallikak > I’m back tracking?
[15:52:35] Kyle Kallikak > Wow.
[15:53:05] Other Player > you know you are please lmao https://zkillboard.com/character/2114485901/
[15:53:08] Kyle Kallikak > Perhaps you can’t take this in, but I was genuinely just saying hi to someone on the internet.
[15:53:09] Other Player > lol
[15:53:34] Kyle Kallikak > Yeah man, I just started playing this game. I got ganked a bunch. I’m OK with that.
[15:53:40] Kyle Kallikak > Everyone please look at my red killboard.
[15:54:01] Other Player > really then why not say hi … idiot thinks i was born yesterday
[15:54:53] Kyle Kallikak > That chat on EVE is the most defensive chat I’ve ever seen. This is like the third time I’ve messaged in Local and had someone tell me to ■■■■ off.
[15:55:07] Kyle Kallikak > I flew by someone in highsec the other day and said “o/” and they went off on me.
[15:55:09] Kyle Kallikak > Just amazing.
[15:55:19] Other Player > you still bumping your gums
[15:55:26] Other Player > no one cares
[15:55:43] Kyle Kallikak > Alright, you win.
I feel like I keep getting in these situations with people when I talk to them at all. Is there something I’m missing or is the community just very toxic/defensive? I keep playing for a few days (and enjoying it), then having some bad experience like this (getting ganked and told to stop being bad, being told to stfu for saying o/ in local, and now this). I know I can be sensitive, but I’ve got to imagine this puts a lot of players off from the game.