Friday, November 25, 2011

Ethics of Piracy

This kill resulted in this thread on the EVE-O forums. Basically, the Drake pilot was in top belt in Old Man Star then was tackled by a Tusker. Pew pew commences and he asks for a 1v1 halfway through the fight. Rest of the gang lands, Drake explodes, then his pod is pointed by BC' Rage thread commences on EVE-O.

Jin Shugo comes up with this little gem: "Your pilots warped into the belt where a 1vs1 was happening and I requested they not engage before they did so. They were 40-50 kms out so they had to time to honor the request. Either acknowledge they are cowards who can't handle a 1vs1 or pay my owed isk. Either of those choices will close the matter and your corp's honor, or lack there of it, will be acknowledged."

Haha. You mad bro?

Tusker policy for 1v1's:

"I don't engage in consensual PVP (1-vs-1's or duels), for I wish to engage others only on my terms, and other pilots may be dishonorable. But as for me, should I ever accept a 1-vs.-1 or a duel, I shall honor it."

Tuskers do engage in 1v1's on occasion. We will ship down to make the fight fair. Asking for a 1v1 once a fight has started is beyond stupid and Old Man Star is notorious for blobbing.

So yeah, a rather amusing turn of events overall.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Brief Conversation....

Naoru: Flying in 0.0 when your really drunk is quite stupid, you know.

Player: /holds head and groans

Naoru: Plus you didn't check the guns mounted on that Rapier before engaging. Daredevils are expensive to lose.

Player: 40 jumps of nothing in nullsec is fucking boring. Ok, ok. So I made a bad judgement call.

Naoru: We made it to M-OEE8 in a pod. Then you land us in a drag bubble 50KM off gate. After slow boating 50KM in a fucking pod you randomly click the wrong button and warp to a belt.

Player: ...

Naoru: Then we warp back, land off the gate again and get pointed by a fucking Pilgrim. I don't like getting podded.

Player: Well, it did save us 30 or so jumps to get back to Hevrice. Hell, that clone was only worth 90 million ISK.

Naoru: 90 million ISK is also 3 Drakes or a massive pile of Rifters. Plus it means more time grinding missions and less time looking for things to shoot.

Player: Fine, fine. I'll be more careful next time.

Monday, November 14, 2011

You can buy 2 real world monocles for the price on 1 Eve monocle!

 Turns out you can buy realworld monocles cheaper than EVE's. Although I'm not sure where you would actually wear this

(Yeah I know this is a little late.)


On a whim, I decided to visit Molden Heath as viable solo targets are a little scarce around Hevrice at this time. The 2-10 plexs scattered around Molden Heath provide great opportunity for frigate combat. Running the plexs is fast and can turn a tidy profit if a faction shield booster or afterburner drops.

After my shiny new Medium Shield Booster Jag was brutally violenced (battle report is a little messed up, I killed 2 Jags before going down) in Bosena, I reshipped into my trusty Wolf frigate. Undocking, I spied a Ishkur in the 2-10 plex and gave chase. Landing in the first room I spot the Ishkur 25KM off under fire from the local Gistii pirates. Lighting up the AB my Wolf crawls sluggishly accross the distance (plated wolf is SLOW). The Ishkur activates the gate and warps out. Overheating the AB I hit the gate with in the 30 second (not sure if that is accurate) window and follow him in.
This time I land 15KM off, overheating my mids I close the distance slowly and land point. My over heated 200mm AC's spit RF Fusion rounds into the Ishkur, stripping away armor. The Ishkur trys to pull range (no web \o/) before it succumbs. His pod is slow to warp out and is pointed. Due the excessive and unruly local Gistii pirates, there is no time for protracted rasom negotiations.

It feels nice to visit this area again.

Good hunting/fly safe.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Socratic..if you have never heard of this guy you are a lucky person. He is a troll that inhabits the Arnon local channel. Recently, Socratic has been sighted in lowsec trying to repair his damaged sec status. He also likes to fly very expensive ships with "unique" fits. Particularly warp core stabilisers.
Feast your eye's on this Machariel. Yes, that is an arty mach with WCS and a sebo fitted...

I caught Socratic afk in a belt in Hulmate. My Vengance was barely scratching the shields of his Gila. Tsubutai and Etuura Zellis arrive and we swiftly pop Socratics Gila. Point on his pod is called and we invite him to the ransom channel. No response is forthcoming, the pod gets squished and we scoot back to Hev.

Then Socratic comes back to his computer.

Socratic > screw upi
Socratic > catcj ,e of upi cam
Naoru Kozan > we can contract your corpse back to you if you want....
EVE System > Socratic was kicked from the channel by Naoru Kozan. Effective until 2011.11.02 09:48:22.
Etuura Zellis > lolol
Etuura Zellis > i already put up a contract for him
Etuura Zellis > both corpses for 600mil XD

Then Socratic convos Etuura:

[09:26:06] Socratic > screw you!
[09:26:08] Etuura Zellis > o/
[09:26:19] Socratic > I wasn't even in space when this went down
[09:26:23] Etuura Zellis > ? i thought you might have wanted barricades corpse back?
[09:26:32] Socratic > I don't know how you did it but this is wrong
[09:26:50] Socratic > you can choke on that corpse
[09:26:52] Etuura Zellis > well... you were in a belt
[09:27:16] Socratic > I don't know how you can get into a ship that's docked but I consider it a hack
[09:27:21] Socratic > and so will ccp
[09:27:27] Socratic > good luck with your account
[09:27:32] Etuura Zellis > lol ok then
[09:27:34] Socratic > because it will be bannerd
[09:27:50] Socratic > I was not in a belt
[09:27:56] Socratic > I was not even logged on
[09:28:02] Socratic > lying prick
[09:28:08] Etuura Zellis > well... there was asteroids, and you were being shot by rats

Then he convos me:
Naoru Kozan > o/
Socratic > you screwed up big time! Not only was I not in space at that time, I was not even logged on
Naoru Kozan > how can i help you?
Socratic > logs won't like
Socratic > you will be banned for hacking
Naoru Kozan > i'm sorry, but you were plainly in a belt with rat aggro
Socratic > good luck with that, asshole
Naoru Kozan > it is regretful you were not at the keyboard to answer our ransom request
Socratic > I was not even at my computer
Socratic > for 2 hours
Naoru Kozan > we could have avoided all this unpleasantness
Socratic > you and your hacking buddies are toast!
Socratic > the only thing unpleasant is you never logging in again
Socratic > unless you decide to pay up
Socratic > good bye
Naoru Kozan > sir, please remain calm
Naoru Kozan > we can resolve this issue without such harsh language
Socratic > you want calm stop hacking the game
Naoru Kozan > there were no client modifications at all
Socratic > I have conclusive evidence
Naoru Kozan > perhaps, if you need to fix your sec status you should stick to running missions in highsec?
Socratic > good luck ever logging in again, bye
Naoru Kozan > i'm sorry that i was not able to help resolve your issue
Socratic > hehe it won't matter to you, you will never play again
Socratic > good bye

Another satisfied customer. :)