just thought id share a few thoughts and experiences on the subject of being ganked…
so im a relatively new player in eve, only been omega since Christmas , slowly building the isk bank up and trying (and failing ) to get better at the game overall.
bounced around a little bit , spent a month in Tash-Murkon , lost my first “proper” mining barge to a gank who basically laughed in my face when i tried to speak to them. ran out of Haatomo for another month in February , avoided and suffered a few losses , again to people who seem to think its funny to bully the new players .
Then an epiphany. Thought I’d try to run out of Hek for a month . Mooched about to get the lie of the land for a while , ran a few missions that i struggled with and the bam…ganked again. lost my second big ship and as usual tried to contact the “evil person” that bullied me , only to find that actually they were a cracking human being.
Spent the time to talk to me , told me how i was going wrong , why i made myself a victim(which i hadn’t considered), even bought me a new ship!.
Since then , every time i bounce into system(and i watch how i do it now , removing the likelihood of becoming the victim) I’m greeted with a hello , a discussion of the good and bad points of my current fit.
My impressions of all this? well i clearly wasn’t getting any better , making the same mistakes and becoming a little fed up with the lack of progression. Its been a learning exercise to be sure and a hard one when you’ve ground the isk for a few months only for 30 seconds and its gone(and i suspect they are abusing my corpse as well). do it think this has been a positive thing? yes a very positive one , finally , once i met a human being , a genuinely nice person that took the time to try and make the game a better thing. i think it add an element of color , yes it can sometimes feel like a kick in the nuts, and on brand new players is probably very off putting(i’ve spoken to a few and that’s the general opinion) but overall i think its a good thing
in short when i started i viewed the gankers as a bunch of bullies and miscreants that echoed real life , in a game i was playing to escape it. one positive individual , with a security rating of -10 and a hell of a kill tally has changed my view . solstice projekt i take my hat off to you.
whats everyone else’s impression of the positive(or negative) of being Ganked?
post some impressions , discuss further and give me your impressions either good or bad…