Do you like poetry? I hope so… the following events inspired me to write a haiku that I’ve titled, “The Fools Errand”. Please be gentle, I’m a new poet!
The Fools Errand
They fail everyday, ha ha!
What sad gameplay, ha!
So on to the meat of this post with our anti-ganker, Somal Thunder. He successfully ganked a thrasher belonging to a Jita ganker.
Somal, being the anti-ganking bully he is had a 5m isk kill right placed upon him by MacGybo. This is the great part… Somal Thunder undocks from Jita 4-4 and warps to his rapier alt at an insta-undock, but not before our hero scout is able to get a scan off on him. What he sees is a freighter carrying 6.7b with a 5m isk kill right.
Alarm bells are sounded and the chase is on! Killright is activated and the freighter tackled before the rapier could web him into warp. The anti-ganker refuses negotiations and is swiftly put down.
This folks right here is why it doesn’t pay to anti-gank! Let this serve as a cautionary tale to any who would dare get in the way of any ganker trying to positively influence player retention!
An elite PvP alliance member shoots a ganker for some reason, perhaps he wanted to try his hand at AG, who knows. He makes an error that many people do by not checking for killrights or clearing it before heading out in a freighter. Giving an easy kill opportunity.
All you have shown with this is one of the reasons why people don’t AG due to this type of event, they have to have specific characters for this. It was why AG took a long time to gank wrecks for example. Still made me laugh calling him an AG, and the loss itself, what a clusterfeck…
I am a great fan of the butterfly effect, therefore I will see if my contacts that used to be in that alliance are still alive and kicking and draw their attention to this gloat thread. I am damn sure that they will not be bothered by the killmail, but who knows what they will think of the gloat post, though like the loss will likely laugh it off as irrelevant.