Most people play the game, which is all about mining to relax and helping miners stay safe. However, a handful of wannabe griefers have dedicated themselves to “antiganking”, desperately trying to prevent other people from playing the game. I am perplexed. Why would anyone waste fifteen years of their real-life, failing to stop someone else from playing a video game? Would you join a Minecraft server, and waste your time protecting someone else’s diamonds, even though everyone on the server has more diamonds than they could ever care about?
I do not understand why anyone would do this. It’s like, if someone decides to “protect” nullsec rorquals, so they pretend to save the rorquals, whilst being made fun of by both the rorquals and the people who hunt rorquals. Meanwhile, the rorquals are literally paying rent in real-life to the people who kill rorquals, and thanking their killers for providing an enjoyable escape room experience. This leaves the antiganker as an outsider, watching from the sidelines as other people have fun.
However, this analogy doesn’t do justice to the meaningless “content” of antiganking. In nullsec, sleepy rorquals have mere minutes to organize a defense blob, whereas Highsec minerblobs are protected by an automatic invincible NPC defense fleet. So the antiganker might theoretically have utility in nullsec, tethered to a response blob, but why waste your time protecting a ship which is already protected by bots?
Do antigankers aspire to become bots? I don’t know, but the thought alarms me. Are antigankers the kind of people who might try to compete with the traffic light, resisting the machines by holding up red and green circles along the side of the road? Fortunately, most antigankers are just roleplayers, popping into the forums to pretend they care, but secretly acknowledging that they would rather play Bannerbear. However, a few gobloks are actually trying their best, even though they fail continuously for years and years. What motivates this obsessive behaviour?
I would like to hear from the antigankers, and learn why you waste so much time pretending to play a game that you obviously don’t enjoy. What is your antiganking origin story? Did you get ganked in your retriever, and fifteen years later you still vow revenge against people who no longer play the game? Are you just a scaredy cat, hiding behind invincible NPCs? Are you salty because other people are having fun, and you are just all alone in a fleet of you and that one guy who is really boring and kinda not fun? Are you just blazed out of your mind, orbiting a gate and hoping a ganker comes along to give your life a sense of meaning and purpose? Feel free to chime in with your pitiful story.