So buying a 200,000,000 ISK ship just to sit for hours to shoot a 200,000 ISK ship? It’s like mining or something? Just the difference is the T3 doesn’t earn anything from that but the newbie looses relatively a lot because for him to earn ISK is much, much harder. Just tell me how much of fun is that for a T3?
P.S. The kill was so fast I couldn’t take any additional measures.
P.S.P.S. Often I get at least some chat or even advices from the ‘killers’ but this guy especial douchebag.
@Gix_Firebrand , @Xeux yeah, no - I was flying a Heron over a festival explo event when a Loki blew me up because he was was waiting ‘under the Christmas Tree’. And that’s ok, it’s EVE. But I tried to communicate with him afterwards - you learn something from such things - but he just cancelled me
That’s some HOT welcome, ain’t it? The explosion of my lil’ newbie ship What about some adequate challenges for vets to keep them occupied ? Like, if you have a Tengu, there are 10 Tengus always following you? That would be the right balance
11 mills, including ship and fittings, seems to you like fair kill? For me it seems like a personal thing
That’s actually the issue - if there was a talk before it or after it I wouldn’t be pissed off. But to cancel communications? 99 pilots out of 100 talk to you - because ppl here are real nice. But still I don’t get it - sitting in an ambush for hours for such a cookie? How lowly it is? I say - 10 lokys following you for every Loky you buy, that’s the fair deal
‘Loot Pinata’ in a Heron? Please…
It’s a few, at the best tens of millions ISK - but the point is a newbie must have a starting chance too (someone please tell that to the devs please?). I have been blown up many times already - but every time I LEARNED SOMETHING from ppl who took me down, and that has more value than ISK and I am grateful for the experience. This one was different. It was dirty and ugly.
As said, there are no “newbie ships”. Explorers outside highsec will always be shot if they can be caught. Especially these days with the event running and event sites dropping higher valued loot. It’s hunting season.
As unarmed explorer you are playing the “prey” in the EvE food chain.
Love your references to literature Eve is a strange place because of all nice people here (90% of them are) but some aspects of Eve still could be perfected and be even stranger
Congrats! My biggest loot so far was 50 mills (only once so big) but then I ran like a mouse from one safe corner to another straight to Jita
True, sadly I have to agree with this. Though it’s not about ‘dignity’ or a lost ship. With all other ships there is some balance to them - bigger ships are slower and the signature radiuses are bigger so you have your chance for a run, that’s why smaller ships are fast. You approach a gate, you know it could be trapped, you act accordingly but if get fried it’s fair-and-square. Even when NPCs spawn on you for ‘stealing’ loot, you have a chance because there is locking time, there is optimal range, etc. And I never ever managed to escape a T3 unless they wished you to get lost (that happens too)
I say, no cloaks in mission areas would add to the balance and fairness
Noted! Though I didn’t want that ship anyway All I wanted to do is the Festival event - what I lost is the Festival mood
Yes, and that is right. But most of EVE is balanced - battleships are not specifically chasing frigates for a number of reasons. But when that happens, there is a lesson to be learned. But this one particular area of cloaked T3s VS frigates I do not find educational. Yes, I learned a great number of things - thanks to all who talked afterwards - but nothing helped so far in such situations
Thank you for taking your time to reply! That’s what the EVE is about - you learn from nice people along the way and grow
First, like others have said, T1 exploration frigs can drop notable loot.
Second, it was less an issue of him sitting around just to kill cheap ships, and more of him looking to kill things, and you showing up at his doorstep. I mean, do you think you should get a free pass because you’re in a cheap ship?
Also, I don’t know exactly how your attempts to communicate with him went, but it’s possible that he could have ignored/blocked you because he suspected and incoming rant, and just decided to avoid it. Personally, I’ll hear what people have to say before deciding to check out. But I wouldn’t fault anyone for not even wanting to hear what they have to say. And that’s because some prey can be exceptionally toxic.