Thanks for helping this old rookie out Mike, keep up the good work.
Just Dropping in to say hi, and many thanks for my new ship Mike.
Keep up the good work and share the cool storys with us newbies.
Hey Mike, You still doing this? I’m an old char from back in 2006 and have plenty of old BPC’s that I might like to donate to you. If your interested that is. Have an alt that was pretty big into industry and production. As well as many old ships mainly T1 and a few T2 frigates and cruisers shuttles and mining lasers. What systems do you roam through and do you get into Jita often? Much of my stuff is spread out through high and low sec systems. I do remember that I have a lot of drake BPC’s though.
I just reactivated my accounts but not yet in the game do to computer issues.
I am absolutely stil doing this. Any and all bpc’s are welcome
this week is the trade hub visits.
after dec 25 is back to the career systemsm
Just wanted to thank you for the new ship. You’re helping a newbro big time. Happy holidays.
You are very welcome. For those of you who follow? The Bus is in Dodixie today and wil be hitting Rens in the next day or three.
I just want to say thanks once again, as new player you are helping me a lot, for real, you are great!
Well, I’ve always heard about Eve Online and after years of doubt - this game is too hard, you should play this game with Excel, and to just fly a battleship you must spend a few weeks training and you still may lose it in one gank/battle - I’ve finally decided to try Eve.
I was doing industrial agent’s tutorial missions while watching Scott Manley’s guides for beginners when I saw Mike’s line in local chat: newbies, School Bus has arrived, come and receive a free ship! I’ve heard a lot about scamming in Eve (and that scamming is not punished by ToS) and at first I was sure that there’s no free ship. That just can’t be. And there’s 15 BILLION bounty on this guy’s head? That’s definitely a scam, right? No.
I had nothing to lose and decided to accept Mike’s offer. You can only imagine how wide my eyes were when I got a brand new Kestrel. There was a notice in trade window that ship may not be equipped, but that didn’t mattered, it’s a brand new ship!
The cherry on the top of this situation was that Kestrel was fully equipped. I felt like I won a lottery.
Mike, thank you for your kindness. I’ve nothing to pay for it, but to share my little story with you. I’ll save this ship as a reminder how generous and welcoming the Eve community was when I was a newbie (if I ever stop being one of course) and I’ll remember this and will share this story.
P.S. sorry if there’re any mistakes in text, English is not my first language.
150 million ISK donated Mike.
Well done, Mike and all who help new players.
If you look waaay back in my corp history and my first corp (and the CEO) you will realize how truly appropriate this gif is. . . . though I was the Cat
Smegineers eh? lol Well, well - how about that.
Ok. I like the idea of this, how can I help?
There are lots of ways to help. Talk in local if in a career system, answer questions. That is the best one.
To help the Bus you can donate ships or isk, contract to me (Mike Azariah) and I will continue to do my rounds and encourage the new players until I run out of assets.
Hey, Mike, bus driver exemplar! As a few days old noob, I thank you for a fitted out frigate which I can fly. Can’t replace it yet, but when I mine a bit more, I’ll be able to and will go try something new and fun. I like your style! You are really taking the road less traveled and enjoying the scenery… Fly safe!
This handy dandy Coercer is a little stronger than my skills at the moment, but I can grow into it with some better powergrid management. Thanks again!
I make guesses as to what I think the pilot can fly. If it does not suit them right away it is usually a short set of skills away.
Fresh player here, responded cynically to the offer of no strings freebies and he legit gave me a fit noob-flyable frig!
Not the EVE I was warned about!
An actual nice EVE player…
I now need to reevaluate my principles and preconceptions!
Don’t do that. Mike is part of the minority who are the exception when it comes to eve players. Sharpen your paranoia.