Sure! It’s easy enough to collect the public killmails and count those from a specific group or against a specific type of ship. Ganking classification is a little less clear, but I 'm pretty sure I can make a guess pretty accurately looking at attacker security status, ship types used by the attackers and number of attackers, and the giveaway if present, the CONCORD killmails.
I actually was working on a machine-learning based classifier to indeed count those at one point, but I gave up concluding it probably was overkill. Some simple human-made rules based on the above is probably enough given the standard composition of gank ships/fleets to get very high accuracy.
But that is all off-topic. Congrats all on a solid first week of content generation!
How do you know how much isk they make? Please, do tell.
Sure. If a meteor hits the United states and everyone in the us dies, you may need more pilots as some of the logi may disconnect due to being dead in real life.
And sure, if people bring the wrong ship, and instead of a cruiser logi, like an oneiros, they bring a Dramiel with armor rep drones, then you will need more pilots because the person is stupid and doesnt understand what a logi is.
But in general, yes, you only need a quarter, a fraction of the number in logi that you do as a ganker.
We gank jfs the same way we do freighters.
Ergo, you are happy, and therefore concede all your arguments. Right?
Ho hum, the logi means that you end up getting an accurate assessment of how many gankers are in system and therefore what is coming, and then you just add more bods or put people in higher-repping ships to compensate. The AG side of it makes it too predictable too.
So what you’re saying is that it’s the freighter pilots fault for not offering a reward?
Of course it does. And that’s the point.
How much does it cost to buy a logi ship? 20 to 250 million isk.
How frequently do you have to replace a logi ship, as an AGer? Nearly zero. You can rep at 50km away, orbiting the freighter.
How much does it cost to buy a ganker ship? 10 to 100 million.
How frequently do you have to replace a ganking ship? Every time. They die, every time.
We are not ignoring the resource required and the ability to replace losses, you are.
Sure. The alternative is making friends or hiring friends.
This is an mmo. Multiplayer. As in multiple players. If you dont have alts, and dont, or can’t make friends, and dont, or can’t pay people to help you, and dont want to contact AG(there are people who would help, without reward in that channel), and can’t afford to lose your ship and cargo, that’s your fault.
Every single aspect, every single step is necessarily a failure on your part. Not CCP. Not the gankers. You. It’s not up to the gankers to ensure that you are safe. It’s not up to ccp to ensure that you are safe.
The onus is on the freighter pilot. The responsibility is on the freighter pilot.
And that’s also the reason why most AGers do not need to gank the bumper in order to thwart the gank, they just need to be the logi, or park their battleship in between the bumper and the freighter to thwart the bump.
It is detailed above but I guess it is too difficult for you to use the scroll bar. I also expect you not to click through either. However as you mention it I can detail it and show that when the going gets tough the gankers get the game changed in their favour.
And it is this above all else that made me say no point in doing anything.
And I am in hisec now, sitting in Khafis, I don’t see any of you lot coming along to chase me out of hisec. Crickets chirping anyone…