Well, I knew before I even stated playing that Eve was a dog eat eat dog game. Moreover, Eve University made me realize very early on that my losses were my own fault. Thus, I never got mad at other people for killing me. I didn’t lose a ship because someone was being an asshole -I lost a ship because I ■■■■■■ up, and someone else was able to capitalize on my mistakes.
So, I just don’t view getting killed as something to get mad at. It’s the nature of the game being played. I mean, it would be like getting mad at someone for zorting you right before the jump in Wario’s Stadium. First, we’re playing Mario Kart - which lends new meaning to the phrase, “play stupid games, win stupid prizes.” And second, if you aren’t watching other people’s screens, then you deserve whatever you get. Amarite?
So yeah, I just don’t get mad when people kill me. It’s the guys who act like dicks socially that I have a problem with. I mean, I can understand how people can get frustrated, and Eve’s harsh death mechanic can certainly make mistakes quite painful, but there’s really no reason to be a dick to other players -whether they be your victims, your teammates, your competitors, or even your killers.
Anyway, don’t get mad when you lose a ship. Instead, trying to figure out what you did wrong, and what you can do to prevent that happening again in the future. Because the real loss isn’t losing a ship, but failing to learn from your mistakes.