Played this game for years but stopped about a year ago. But I came back recently to have another look and see If i might get back into it again?
This toon is in FW. I like the fast and furious frigate/dessie pvp. I logged on, got in a coercer and there was a punisher in one of the plexes (yes I know I should have known but i hadn’t played in ages). when I warped to the gate it was outside. It immediately scrammed me and so fight ensued. I was interested to see how it would unfold. I had gotten scrammed (cos im bad) and was expecting it to orbit so I couldn’t track and it would prob kill me. But that’s not what happened. What happened was his mate decloaked in a Loki and wrecked me. These were not war targets they were neuts. I looked at his zkill and this is what he does. They had gone through all the bother of coming to FW space just to kill little ships that were looking for 1v1 pvp. Yes, Eve online is supposed to be hardcore, blah blah. But where is the fun in this? I couldn’t care less about a coercer I can make 1000’s of them, but that’s not the point. It was just a waste of my time and theirs!!! I’ve got no problem with killing explorers, traders or anyone else. I loved being in wh in a little t1 frigate trying to run sites and worrying about cloaky flycatchers…or running expensive cargo through low-sec…great! But what these guys are doing is utterly without reason and doesn’t provide any fun for anyone, not even them! it was just …meh, why do you bother?
Conclusion: I blame zkill. Some people and corps are obsessed with their stats on this and play this average results based crap instead of actually having fun. Prob been said many times but Eve Online would be a better game if there was no zkillboard. If they didn’t get a little bit of green on their page they wouldn’t have bothered doing it.
If CCP cant get rid of it then give FW a bit of tlc and change the RoE in and around plexes somehow so people with this lame mentality can’t stop others enjoying the game.
I’m under no illusions that anything like this will happen, but until it does, i won’t be playing, cos it’s boring and there are better games. (no you can’t have my stuff)