It is often said that EVE players are to nerds what nerds are to “normal” people. Let’s not fool ourselves. EVE Online has a…certain reputation and its players love it.

The seemingly unforgiving nature of the game is appealing and the best part is that the players are responsible for it. Anything really bad that happens to you in-game is probably the consequence of another player doing it to you, not the game itself.

So, while there are many redeeming factors to this sandbox, I tend to make a big deal of the following wonderful fact which I treasure and which has made me keep paying for my subscription at times when I could not log in that much and was considering quitting.

The most incredibly fun way to be successful and rich is through direct competition with (and the hurting of) your fellow players. Nothing tastes better than the fruit you can take from another defeated player, especially in an environment where losses matter.

This takes me to a story that, once again, teaches us that everybody is out to get you in EVE Online, that you cannot trust strangers further than you can throw them, and that you can always depend on stupid.

The story begins with ShodanSpectre joining the AQUILA INC [AQILA] public channel in-game. Perhaps not knowing Verge of Collapse and their attitude towards making random people miserable, he was immediately approached by smaster and other BLOOM. pilots to set blue standings out of good faith and, eventually, convinced to ShodanSpectre to haul a considerable amount of Strontium Clathrates to a certain lowsec destination using his own freighter. The conversation went like this:

[ 2013.01.08 16:57:25 ] ShodanSpectre > Hi guys!
[ 2013.01.08 16:57:49 ] Royal Jedi > o/
[ 2013.01.08 16:59:11 ] ShodanSpectre > I’m a CEO of a new WH pvp corp, sorta wanted to get to know you better, maybe fly together now and then
[ 2013.01.08 17:01:50 ] smaster > we can set you blue
[ 2013.01.08 17:03:17 ] ShodanSpectre > Yes I’d appreciate that =)
[ 2013.01.08 17:03:25 ] Marivauder > 500mill fee straight to marivauder for blue status
[ 2013.01.08 17:03:25 ] ShodanSpectre > corp standing or ally?
[ 2013.01.08 17:03:29 ] smaster > alright, i set you blue with alliance
[ 2013.01.08 17:04:15 ] smaster > you should see our set to blue fleets in fleet finder from now on
[ 2013.01.08 17:04:33 ] ShodanSpectre > Thank you. Setting VoC blue too
[ 2013.01.08 17:04:49 ] smaster > \o/ welcome aboard
[ 2013.01.08 17:05:55 ] ShodanSpectre > smaster you the ally executor?
[ 2013.01.08 17:06:14 ] smaster > sure, why not?
[ 2013.01.08 17:06:28 ] ShodanSpectre > I mean the _real_ one… I see that the formal one in from some 5-char corp…
[ 2013.01.08 17:06:37 ] ShodanSpectre > Ok =)
[ 2013.01.08 17:06:52 ] Robopleasure > That’s the holding corp
[ 2013.01.08 17:06:54 ] smaster > ofc i am using my alts for that….. would be silly to do that with my main
[ 2013.01.08 17:06:57 ] Robopleasure > The important one
[ 2013.01.08 17:07:57 ] ShodanSpectre > I see… well I guess it’s OK to use main as CEO for a small corp
[ 2013.01.08 17:08:56 ] ShodanSpectre > So… you got some CTA going on now and then?
[ 2013.01.08 17:09:08 ] Robopleasure > We’re being invaded by aharm
[ 2013.01.08 17:09:41 ] ShodanSpectre > Sorry, don’t know who those are…
[ 2013.01.08 17:09:50 ] smaster > yes we have CTAs
[ 2013.01.08 17:11:22 ] smaster > so how much experience in wormholes do you have yet?
[ 2013.01.08 17:11:34 ] ShodanSpectre > Well I guess we both can gain from cooperation. I’ll get some experience and you’ll get some help… not much but… well at least all of my corpmates can scan or light cynos or haul strontium =)
[ 2013.01.08 17:11:47 ] smaster > excellent
[ 2013.01.08 17:11:48 ] ShodanSpectre > I personally have about… 8 months
[ 2013.01.08 17:12:31 ] smaster > how do you rate your personal wh experience on a scale from 1 to 10?
[ 2013.01.08 17:12:52 ] ShodanSpectre > living in C5 that is. Before went into random WHs
[ 2013.01.08 17:13:19 ] ShodanSpectre > 7 I guess
[ 2013.01.08 17:13:24 ] smaster > great
[ 2013.01.08 17:14:04 ] ShodanSpectre > will there be any sort of exam?
[ 2013.01.08 17:14:22 ] smaster > no, but as you ask, could u help us haul some stront?
[ 2013.01.08 17:14:40 ] ShodanSpectre > Ok, what the destination?
[ 2013.01.08 17:14:44 ] smaster > we need like 400k in Tunudan
[ 2013.01.08 17:14:48 ] smaster > top station
[ 2013.01.08 17:14:51 ] ShodanSpectre > and how much?
[ 2013.01.08 17:14:54 ] smaster > 400k
[ 2013.01.08 17:14:57 ] ShodanSpectre > ok 400k
[ 2013.01.08 17:15:05 ] smaster > you can contract with the price in that station to my corp
[ 2013.01.08 17:15:24 ] smaster > and put something on top for the help with the hauling
[ 2013.01.08 17:15:33 ] ShodanSpectre > that’s 1.2kk m3… heh
[ 2013.01.08 17:15:57 ] ROSSLINDEN0 > hmm theys prob not enough
[ 2013.01.08 17:16:05 ] smaster > if u cant haul it all, we can split it up
[ 2013.01.08 17:16:12 ] smaster > its ok when u help a bit
[ 2013.01.08 17:16:38 ] smaster > if you can….
[ 2013.01.08 17:16:57 ] ShodanSpectre > By what time needed?
[ 2013.01.08 17:17:19 ] smaster > around until thursday would be awesome
[ 2013.01.08 17:17:24 ] smaster > wednesday be perfect
[ 2013.01.08 17:18:18 ] ShodanSpectre > My freighter is in our C5, I’ll see if it can be used
[ 2013.01.08 17:18:29 ] smaster > thanks m8, highly appreciated :-)
[ 2013.01.08 17:19:27 ] ShodanSpectre > “top station” – in the drop-down list by right-clicking, I guess?
[ 2013.01.08 17:19:31 ] smaster > yes
[ 2013.01.08 17:20:09 ] ShodanSpectre > kk. I’m just from the russian community… some terms are differently interpreted =)
[ 2013.01.08 17:20:22 ] smaster > alright
[ 2013.01.08 17:27:51 ] ShodanSpectre > If my intel is correct and all goes good, will be done in ~2 hrs
[ 2013.01.08 17:27:59 ] smaster > \o/
[ 2013.01.08 17:28:01 ] smaster > thanks m8
[ 2013.01.08 17:28:04 ] Robopleasure > Kill: Big Thom (Capsule)
[ 2013.01.08 17:29:56 ] ShodanSpectre > Will there be any escort in the final lowsec system?
[ 2013.01.08 17:30:10 ] smaster > let me see if i can come over and help you
[ 2013.01.08 17:30:17 ] ShodanSpectre > I will scout with alt of course
[ 2013.01.08 17:32:55 ] smaster > ok i am on my way
[ 2013.01.08 17:33:12 ] ShodanSpectre > Err.. it’s too early
[ 2013.01.08 17:33:17 ] smaster > oh…. ok
[ 2013.01.08 17:34:08 ] ShodanSpectre > In… about an hour will the freighter enter 1st time
[ 2013.01.08 17:34:26 ] smaster > alright i will come and help u then
[ 2013.01.08 17:34:37 ] smaster > let me know a bit before its about time
[ 2013.01.08 17:41:49 ] smaster > its 12 jumps for me
[ 2013.01.08 17:47:59 ] ShodanSpectre > ок. btw Shodan Lexx alt can you add to this channel, too?
[ 2013.01.08 17:48:12 ] smaster > invited
[ 2013.01.08 18:00:43 ] Shodan Lexx > smaster in this channel safe for such tactical info exchange?
[ 2013.01.08 18:01:14 ] Doc Hollidai > wat
[ 2013.01.08 18:01:59 ] Doc Hollidai > safest channel evar

Of course, you can imagine how the story progressed.

One hour later, the conversation was resumed:

[ 2013.01.08 19:00:26 ] Shodan Lexx > Guys I didn’t expect you to fall this low for a kill. Entire ally
[ 2013.01.08 19:01:28 ] ROSSLINDEN0 > hahaha
[ 2013.01.08 19:01:31 ] ROSSLINDEN0 > retard
[ 2013.01.08 19:02:39 ] Shodan Lexx > Fatyn you planned this from the start?
[ 2013.01.08 19:03:25 ] X Neel > told ya
[ 2013.01.08 19:03:43 ] smaster > Fatyn is honourable
[ 2013.01.08 19:04:00 ] smaster > he didnt have to do anything with this
[ 2013.01.08 19:04:11 ] Shodan Lexx > Voland007 > smaster you today be in NPC corpVoland007 > i promisee(he was right :-/ never mess with russians)And this person is talking about messing not messing with russians…
[ 2013.01.08 19:04:25 ] Shodan Lexx > smaster ‘s bio I mean
[ 2013.01.08 19:05:38 ] smaster > I actually got kicked from my corp for killing volands friends :-(
[ 2013.01.08 19:05:42 ] Shodan Lexx > Fatyn is a member of ally who’s CEO falls this low for cheating. Just a freighter kill. If I’d said I’d come on a badger you’d kill a badger?
[ 2013.01.08 19:05:57 ] smaster > yes, sir
[ 2013.01.08 19:06:15 ] ROSSLINDEN0 > why are you mentioning fatyn lol
[ 2013.01.08 19:06:17 ] smaster > we kill freighters, badgers, noobships, merlins, cyno ibis, u name it
[ 2013.01.08 19:06:20 ] ROSSLINDEN0 > he had nothign to do with this
[ 2013.01.08 19:06:34 ] Shodan Lexx > he invited me to this channel
[ 2013.01.08 19:06:57 ] Shodan Lexx > and he made you all look like a group of normal guys
[ 2013.01.08 19:07:00 ] smaster > why didnt u mention this earlier :-(
[ 2013.01.08 19:07:01 ] Shodan Lexx > friends etc
[ 2013.01.08 19:07:12 ] smaster > i dont want to kill fatyns friends
[ 2013.01.08 19:09:23 ] Shodan Lexx > He said he’d convo you and tell the ally leaders about me
[ 2013.01.08 19:09:37 ] Shodan Lexx > Fatyn you here or what?
[ 2013.01.08 19:10:06 ] X Neel > блин)
[ 2013.01.08 19:10:08 ] X Neel > ну хватит)
[ 2013.01.08 19:10:47 ] Shodan Lexx > так вас тут скоко русских?
[ 2013.01.08 19:10:56 ] X Neel > нисколько
[ 2013.01.08 19:11:00 ] X Neel > я вообще ниотсюда
[ 2013.01.08 19:11:12 ] Shodan Lexx > А, ну да
[ 2013.01.08 19:11:48 ] hemzus > )))
[ 2013.01.08 19:12:35 ] Shodan Lexx > Well, if you thought I was just a random guy that entered this channel and asked to be friends it’s semi-fair to kill one like this… was surprised you agreed to give blue right away
[ 2013.01.08 19:13:11 ] Shodan Lexx > at least get the combats away
[ 2013.01.08 19:13:36 ] ROSSLINDEN0 > i feel bad about this now that i had time to think about it
[ 2013.01.08 19:13:44 ] ROSSLINDEN0 > please fill this in and we will sort you out
[ 2013.01.08 19:13:46 ] ROSSLINDEN0 > http://eveaquila.com/reimburse.php
[ 2013.01.08 19:16:25 ] Shodan Lexx > heh… well I will
[ 2013.01.08 19:21:49 ] Shodan Lexx > well, submitted

He did, in fact, fill out the “reimbursement form“.

Here is a pretty nice video of the kill by BLOOM. where we are treated to some quality yarr music and the surprise of the Verge of Collapse pilots when the freighter pilot jumped.

-Darius

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86 Comments

  1. Anona-mouse

    The second the 500mil "fee" was mentioned he should have left.

    January 8, 2013 at 10:07 pm Reply
    1. Deserved

      Probably. He also had like a dozen clues of what was going on, but decided to ignore them all.

      January 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm Reply
      1. Guest

        Keep in mind the guy's first language may not have been english, so its quite possible he missed the clues because of that.

        January 9, 2013 at 12:43 am Reply
        1. Deserved

          Could be. It's not my first language either, but I think it's pretty obvious that they were making a fool of him from the first second.

          January 9, 2013 at 8:41 am Reply
    2. random dude

      Pretty sure that was a random BAT Country Goon just randomly in that channel ever-so casually trying to scam some risk.

      January 9, 2013 at 1:18 am Reply
      1. Mittens for CSM8

        no, smaster is just a d-bag from CRIT. old awoxer from en garde failures

        January 9, 2013 at 2:13 am Reply
  2. StarFleetCommander

    Comfirming that i get out V0lta ref's for a low price of 1bil!

    January 8, 2013 at 10:30 pm Reply
  3. smaster

    Freighter down and AQUILA reputation destroyed. What a day……

    \ smas

    January 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm Reply
  4. Bread

    Stopped reading at "specially".

    January 8, 2013 at 10:57 pm Reply
    1. Random Miner

      yes, I re-read that several times, but then I got over it…

      January 9, 2013 at 7:01 am Reply
  5. 5646

    Do eve players still think this reputation stands? maybe in 2003-2005, maybe even up until 2007…but in 2013?

    Most people I speak to about eve see eve players as the accountants of nerds, and other gamers more like the lawyers. One is creating a cool spreadsheet, on is blowing $1000 at the bar and pulling.

    January 8, 2013 at 11:28 pm Reply
    1. Associate Rex

      I'm not sure you quite understand what it is lawyers do. From personal experience, most of what we do is very much like accounting, except that we are bad at math and work much worse hours. I think you're confusing us with rockstars, which I can assure you we are very much not. Unless of course, you're an equity partner or rainmaker at a Biglaw firm, in which case you fart fairy dust and shit gold.

      January 9, 2013 at 3:21 am Reply
      1. 5646

        fine, accountant or really shit laywer

        January 9, 2013 at 11:51 pm Reply
  6. kevin___

    He should have seen it when they mentioned the fee and then asked him to haul 5 mins after making him blue. Anyway, just another day in EVE. Lesson learned, no tears, brofists all around.

    On another note, we all know the most valuable commodity in EVE is trust. I have no more than 5 people I can trust to some degree and only 2 of them 99% (I don't trust even myself 100%). I have known them for years and they have proven that their word and reputation counts in dire situations. I don't see how I can trust someone I have met 5 mins ago even if there was a referral involved.

    January 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm Reply
    1. smaster

      You would be surprised about my ring of trust.
      Good night

      January 9, 2013 at 1:06 am Reply
    2. Hoax

      in EVE you can only trust the people living so close you can drive to their house and punch them in the face..

      January 9, 2013 at 5:49 am Reply
      1. Lumifragger

        join ethnic corp weee !

        January 9, 2013 at 6:56 am Reply
  7. Supebadassrobots

    Well, number one reason eve doesn't get subs is because it takes a certain kind if a dick to play it, and CCP is fine with that and hasent given over to the lure of theme park subs. Hats off for that, now get your heads out of your asses fix null.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:00 am Reply
  8. Sir-TROLL-A-Lot

    *yawn* Oh wow, ganked a freighter with a few stront in it *golfclap*

    Show me a juicy gank or GTFO!

    January 9, 2013 at 12:48 am Reply
  9. Solo King

    what a total bunch of dicks i will make sure to hunt them this week and make them cry

    January 9, 2013 at 12:55 am Reply
    1. cunty

      Good luck with that.

      January 9, 2013 at 1:01 am Reply
    2. Gnaw

      If you can scan back into our w-space home systems we will fucking recruit you…

      January 9, 2013 at 2:41 am Reply
    3. SirBacon

      We raped MasL bro, come at us faggot

      January 10, 2013 at 2:03 am Reply
      1. Always laughahaha

        Did he not kill a legion stiletto harpy and pilgrim before you properly blobbed him to death?

        January 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm Reply
  10. kraik

    Low, but expected.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:57 am Reply
  11. random dude

    *isk

    January 9, 2013 at 1:18 am Reply
  12. Omen Nihilo

    This is all I have to say…
    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/06hE1.gif"&gt;

    January 9, 2013 at 2:46 am Reply
    1. mozy

      I wonder if your real life persona is as one-dimensional and pig ignorant as your eve one? hmm…..

      January 9, 2013 at 4:05 am Reply
  13. anon

    smaster killed my cynoalts all the time even while being blue, because he doesnt like blues ^^

    January 9, 2013 at 3:57 am Reply
    1. smaster

      I'm sorry, m8.

      January 9, 2013 at 10:51 am Reply
  14. Bane Nucleus

    This was clearly a Rengas plan

    January 9, 2013 at 4:36 am Reply
  15. anon

    A freighter kill…. after some games about being blue. I thought Aquila was above such things. Oh well – I'm disappointed but hardly surprised.

    January 9, 2013 at 5:00 am Reply
  16. grengor

    This pretty much exemplifies my experience with these people. I can never get them to fight, every time I've killed them it's by ganking them when they gank someone else. They run away, hide, and always, ALWAYS lose. Have fun fooling highsec pubbies, pussies.

    January 9, 2013 at 5:52 am Reply
    1. your mum has aids ha

      I agree VOC are total scrubs and i cant believe CCP changed the rules in ATX and gave the prize to the most shit alliance instead of the winners… OHWAIT they didn't i guess they don't " ALWAYS lose" guy.

      January 9, 2013 at 6:17 am Reply
    2. LMAO

      +1

      January 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm Reply
    3. moo

      Don't be jelly now. Are you the one, who lost the Freighter to them? Have some bear hug, I know that feel.<3

      January 9, 2013 at 4:55 pm Reply
    4. Omen Nihilo

      We are known for many things, but losing is not one of them. 😉

      Confirming we fool nullsec pubbies as well

      Cry moar plx

      January 9, 2013 at 11:05 pm Reply
  17. LoL

    Way to fuck yourself AQUILA, your rep wasted for the price of a freighter, wow you guys are fuckin stupid, put down the mountain dew & cheese puffs, its roting your brains lol

    January 9, 2013 at 6:07 am Reply
    1. Aquila > Bloom

      As an Aquila member i find it funny how we get credit for this kill while we had not a single member on the km nor were we the ones setting him up but aslong as it makes smaster mad im happy

      January 9, 2013 at 6:29 am Reply
      1. voc

        it's all smasters fault.

        January 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm Reply
      2. Eagle

        The channel was AQUILA and the mock refund form was AQUILA's.

        Other than that, AQUILA is not mentioned. It is said, however, that BLOOM approached him and set him up.

        January 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm Reply
    2. Gnaw

      OMG, our rep is ruined. Whatever shall we do without all these blue standings.

      January 9, 2013 at 8:25 am Reply
    3. Jedward

      I love how BLOOM did all the hard work and we get all the credit! (Y)

      January 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm Reply
  18. niko

    aquila had a reputation?

    they ganked someone in lowsec that came there because he was hoping for a good relationship and could actually be more useful to you in the long run. but hey you "pvped" his ass (was it a least on the gate so at least the gate guns fired at you or that was too much danger?) and made a total full of ourselves posting it on evenews24 on a VERY slow day…

    I have a movie scene in my mind with 3 no brain, some muscles dudes telling stories to similarly non-intelligent "friends" on how they kicked the shit out of the retarded 10 year old that they lure into a back alley with candies… the movie scene though is not complex enough to also show someone willing to cheerfuly write about it in the local newspaper…

    gj

    January 9, 2013 at 6:07 am Reply
    1. Alwayslaughaha

      Judging by how this story turned out, I'm somewhat doubtful that this guy would have been very useful.

      January 9, 2013 at 6:45 am Reply
      1. Draco

        You be amazed how much a player can grow under a good teacher, I've seen it happen it loads of games, loads of time.

        For example there was this newbie druid with a pet could megadeath on the old rpg I played and I thought "total newb". 12 months latter said druid was head of the local druid cycle and one of the biggest movers and shakers on the server (he had changed the pet by then) and was considered by most to be a top notch rper.

        Going back to EVE, most of NEXUS are new to the game, but we have a class system (with badges) that typical help clueless idiots become pretty dam good pilots in time. Course there always some guys that just don't learn from mistakes, but there typical found once a war dec hits from ending up on killmails in tier 1 industerals and mining barges several times, on different days, even after being told.

        January 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm Reply
        1. Gnaw

          Going to address this in a serious manner, although you don't deserve it. You are in fact correct, I am of the same belief that a player can grow under the right conditions and can become an important part of the team. However, you are making this claim and then dismissing one of the prerequisites right away, that of a good teacher. Good teachers in EvE are veteran players, to be a good teacher in Verge of Collapse you would need to know high, low, null and w-space mechanics. A good teacher in VoC would be a skilled pvp pilot, maybe even an FC.

          Now, what you are proposing is that we take the time and energy of a skilled, knowledgeable player and divert it towards a new player who does not even have the foresight to stay away from a low sec system in a Freighter? No matter how much potential that new player has, he has to show us that he is worth working with, worth teaching. Otherwise we would be wasting the energy to train him and in the process lose one of our skilled pilots to frustration, burn out and so on. So while your argument is mostly right, it is nonetheless flawed.

          In the end consider this a test for the guy. He joined Aquila's public channel, he bought into trolling. He proceeded to jump into low sec in an freighter, even if Bloom was not there to kill him, someone else might have been.

          January 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm Reply
          1. Shodan

            "a new player who does not even have the foresight to stay away from a low sec system in a Freighter?"
            – if you would at least read the text above you'd see that I actually expected these guys to excort me through the lowsec. Maybe I am dumb at not expecting Bloom to gank me like this AFTER a member of Aquila invited me to the channel AND said that he'd sorward info about me to the ally directors, but I know well enough what is a freighter in lowsec, thankyouverymuch.

            That said, I am far from a "new player", and several WH-corps can confirm that I've ruined their day very badly, so it might even be a question who would be teaching who… =_=

            January 11, 2013 at 11:18 am
    2. Gnaw

      Learn 2 w-space. Perma blue standings in w-space are almost non existent. Temp blue can be see for some joint OPs / system defense. VoC has no Perma blues and rarely sets Temp blues, in fact if you get in touch with any of our directors or diplos asking for blue standings you will be relentlessly mocked.

      January 9, 2013 at 8:23 am Reply
      1. Scar

        Some people don't understand that Eve isn't rainbows, unicorns and fucking candy drops. This happens all the time in Eve . . . lucky this guy learned this lesson with a freighter and not something like a Titans . . . although derps usually don't learn so he's likely to repeat this a few times before it sinks in.

        January 9, 2013 at 4:37 pm Reply
      2. Ayeson

        Confirming, Rengas refuses to blue me :(

        January 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm Reply
    3. SirBacon

      Dear dumbass,

      AQUILA is nowhere in the killmail nor did we talk in the channel. It was all other corps in alliance.

      January 10, 2013 at 2:02 am Reply
    4. Arrrghhh

      Why are we all defending stupidity right now…things are changing. reading these responses we'll all be sitting outside stations shooting fireworks and throwing snowballs at each other.

      Thanks you tankers for keeping what attracts so many people to this game alive. The rest of you…have my melted balls.

      January 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm Reply
      1. That happened

        Tankers as I'm gankers :)

        January 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm Reply
  19. HGAK47

    At the end of the day it is what it is.

    People should be more cautious, granted, it just seems that everyone is out to get everyone.
    This is fine, but dont bitch and moan when Goons and or HBC win eve and there's no one left to fight.

    January 9, 2013 at 6:08 am Reply
    1. since 03

      CFC/HBC already won eve, there is no one left to fight, atleast one left that will last longer than 2 days, best thing that could happen is the last partd that arent blue, go blue, then they'll have to start eatting there own.

      January 9, 2013 at 6:35 am Reply
  20. Random Miner

    My favorite part: " smaster > why didnt u mention this earlier :( "

    You can almost feel all the joy and goofy child-like elation from the scam kill drain out of him. Must be very similar to getting blown by a chick, but then finding out she was a dude.

    January 9, 2013 at 2:00 am Reply
    1. Gnaw

      Lol, you guys need to learn what Trolling really means

      January 9, 2013 at 8:19 am Reply
      1. Random Miner

        i find trolling takes alot more energy then just being yourself, and cancels out all tears the depressed troller will receive

        January 10, 2013 at 12:02 am Reply
        1. Omen Nihilo

          You underestimate the deliciousness of tears. They can be extremely nourishing.

          January 10, 2013 at 1:23 am Reply
    2. Alwayslaughaha

      I'm fairly certain he wasn't being sincere, just making a joke.

      January 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm Reply
    3. Just a Decoy

      To be honest, I read that and expected it to be the setup for a second scam/kill. "Oh, we didn't realise you were cool, we're really sorry, to prove how sorry we are we'll take your tech 3 through a capital escalation to make up for it" and then of course pop the tech 3, or whatever else they can convince the guy to bring.

      Disappointed that all they did with that was get him to fill out a reimbursement form for a couple of lols.

      January 14, 2013 at 9:04 am Reply
  21. I just do not know

    VOC have a reputation, lol, they are very good PvP'rs, but honor, don't make me laugh…

    January 9, 2013 at 7:04 am Reply
  22. POny hunter

    Smaster for CSM. At least you can be sure of what you are voting for.

    January 9, 2013 at 8:23 am Reply
  23. Draco

    yup, backstabing a guy for 68 mil of stuff….

    You know you can make that in one day of mining in a retriver right easy, and far quicker through more skill heavy methods. In exchange for the quick pocket change, you've made it more people will trust you less and completely lost a newbie hauling guy, who you could have shaped into a useful ally.

    Epic fail! >.<

    January 9, 2013 at 9:27 am Reply
    1. WOLOLOLO

      68 mill stuf >>>> 40 mins of ratting by my count, if that. That is however what the game is about. Never trust the people you know or don't know. It's what makes us the special kind of dicks.

      January 9, 2013 at 10:05 am Reply
    2. 3 rules of EvE :
      1. Don't undock what you can't afford to loose;
      2. Don't trust annyone;
      3. See rules 1 & 2.

      January 9, 2013 at 10:21 am Reply
    3. smaster

      Could you please contact me ingame about your retriever?

      January 9, 2013 at 10:54 am Reply
      1. Draco

        4 mil of ore per trip (ish)
        Trips can be about every 20 mins (ish) with Orca support
        12 mil a hour

        So were talking about 5 hours of work roughly just by joining a high sec mining fleet while mostly afk in a tech 1 mining barge. 68 mil is pocket change to anyone who been playing the game for more than 3 months.

        January 9, 2013 at 11:20 am Reply
      2. POW

        No but I will about those guardians you have over there … They tasty …

        January 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm Reply
  24. sindarial

    Cant decide what's more retarded – the feat itself or this writeup.

    January 9, 2013 at 10:14 am Reply
  25. bsbsbs

    Seriously? How moronic can you be?

    Not really sure who's dumber … The one submitting this as a report or the other one posting this as 'significant' news?

    Jesus christ on a bike you people want this website to die.

    January 9, 2013 at 10:41 am Reply
    1. kevin___

      So you prefer to have the no new posts on the front page? Isn't it better to have some filler articles while we wait for something BIG to happen? Inactivity = death, filler articles = good.

      January 9, 2013 at 11:07 am Reply
      1. LMAO

        I love the way cool and the gang reasons on this one …
        Yes let's all report derping and call it news. Absolutely genius dudes!

        o7

        January 9, 2013 at 2:15 pm Reply
    2. Darius

      Obviously everybody is entitled to their own opinion on what's worth reading. I, for one, like these little stories every now and then, because they are fun, and because as I have said before, there are people in EvE having fun doing their own thing and we want to hear about it.

      I find this site has many more interesting articles than other sites. We want to inform and to entertain.

      About this piece being "significant" news, I never stated that. You cooked that up. It's just a fun story.

      January 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm Reply
    3. smaster

      Imagine, there was a news site only about small gang pvp 😀

      the only reason I hardly ever read evenews24 is because its mostly the "Coalition A blobs Coalition B" stories, which are …. so boring.

      Give us some more stories about the small people and what they do to play this game o/

      January 9, 2013 at 12:52 pm Reply
  26. Glevon Goblin.

    What goes around comes around…

    January 9, 2013 at 11:51 am Reply
  27. U know who

    Funny story. People crack me up, they play the most sociopathic MMO available and complain about honor….. Same ijits that lobby for gun control in Texas.

    January 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm Reply
  28. I'm surprised no one is wondering why a Rapier is fitted with heavy missiles…

    January 9, 2013 at 4:03 pm Reply
  29. TSD

    "EvE players are to nerds what nerds are to “normal” people."

    I see someone likes Zero Punctuation. Could have at least quoted him.

    January 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm Reply
    1. Darius

      Didn't even know that. I can assure you I didn't read it there. Not that it matters, though.

      January 9, 2013 at 9:00 pm Reply
  30. Shakil

    +1 LOLRLY?

    B ackstabbed a freighter pilot, to teh forums, cause wre stupid attention whores!

    January 9, 2013 at 6:17 pm Reply
    1. smaster

      ye, lol :DDD

      January 9, 2013 at 8:42 pm Reply
  31. HandofSatan

    Bloom is a seperate entity. We are all friends but actions from one group should not reflect on another. We do not tolerate scammers etc in V0LTA, but our friends are free to do as they please in this video game.

    January 10, 2013 at 3:58 am Reply
  32. M666

    Мда, обманули… немного нечесно, чотя чего можно ожидать от грязных капиталистов…только в игре и можете, кое-что, а как в реале так все трусы и ничтожества!! Вот вроде все живете в развитых странах, а а в мозгах пустота! Жалко вас парни….

    January 13, 2013 at 10:35 am Reply
  33. RedStar

    Douchebags are a dime a dozen. Nothing special about these guys ganking a supposedly blue freighter. At the same time the victim should learn a valuable lesson depending if he's weak like these douchebags. The best cliche of all is "what comes around goes around". Like CCP said its a Sandbox. Karma is a bitch lol.

    January 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm Reply

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