Monday, December 30, 2013

Blog Banter 51: The Shakes

EVE Online can be a game of heart-pounding, palm-sweating, adrenaline-fuelled ecstasy or agony. Sometimes over the years those reactions dim and what was once a panic inducing situation becomes commonplace routine. For some, the shakes never go away.

From Druur Monakh (Twitter: @DruurMonakh) we get the topic of this banter: what was your most nail-biting experience in EVE Online so far? It could be PvP in a 1v1 or 1000v1000, your first fight or your latest one, a scam so close to being uncovered too soon, a trap almost sprung on an unsuspecting victim or the roles reversed and you desperately try to escape.

Coming in a little late with this one. After nearly 3 years of combat, the shakes don't come so often anymore. Back when I was a bright eyed newbie flying Rifters I managed to kill a Harpy during a wardec and died to his fleetmates moments after. I came away from this fight buzzing with excitement. But like any "high" the body builds up a tolerance and the effects diminish. Frigate 1v1's no longer deliver that massive kick. So I upped the dose (Huh? Fucking drug addict!). Which means flying larger, more expensive hulls against multiple opponents (this has met with mixed results lol).

Sooo, since I had trouble coming up with a single fight I decided to share 3 experiences that happened over the last 5 months.

That is a 1.3 bil ISK 100MN HAM Tengu (no damage control) in 30% armor after a fight with a small gang. Bloody arty Cynabal was putting massive holes in me. I had to get up and walk around my room until the shakes/almost breaking down and crying subsided.

Next up: finishing up the final stage of an Angel escalation in Geminate in a pvp Ishtar. The site is probed out and a Loki warps in. I think: "Single Loki, heh I can take this easily". Single Loki turns out to be part of an 8 man gang with logisitics + recons. I barely manage to escape as they all land. After bouncing safes, I warp back to the site, kill the structure and scoop 800 mil of deadspace mods. The gangs Sabre lands 15KM away as I am warping out. They doggedly give chase and after nearly getting caught jumping a gate, I decide to safe up, wait out the aggression timer and log out. Shiny loot in the hold REALLY adds to the experience.

Fight starts at 41:30 in. Blogger wouldn't let me start the video at that point for some stupid reason. Fight is me flying a RLML Caracal vs a Harb and Falcon. Through a mixture of ok piloting and dumb luck I manage to kill the Falcon. I nearly killed the Harb, but decided to brawl him and promptly died lol. Regardless of the outcome it was a bloody fun fight that had me smiling for days after :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

KW-I6T....I was sort of there

So after dragging my ass out of bed, booting up the PC and jumping onto EVE. Turns out there was a massive fight going down in KW-I6T. Since I've never actually seen a super cap fight up close...hmmmm only 33 jumps away...lets go.

Moving through highsec with a positive sec status is soooo much easier! No navy chasing me and no worrying about getting nabbed by fast locking high scrubs. Still feels strange moving around in highsec. Odds are I will get bored and trash my sec status again soon. But I am getting sidetracked.

Entering Catch through Providence was fun. Thankfully the camps were simple enough to run. One jump out from KW- I land in a bubble and get tackled by a Taranis. He was bad at piloting and dies quickly. Couple of random pods jump in and get popped.

Jumping the gate into KW- lands me in 10% TIDI. Holy fuck, modules were activating slowly, the warp to the station took ages. Upon landing I catch a random bomb and get dropped into low structure. So I begin the slow burn to the Titan and manage to get a few rep cycles. Pretty screen shots below:

I managed to do a drive by and whore on the Titan followed by the server locking up and my Slicer was stuck burning until I got disconnected. Reconnecting again the server was still not responding, so I alt+tabbed for a few rounds of Warthunder (love the Beaufighter). Then the server crashed again saving the Titan. Awwwwwww.

Logging back in I tried to dive in to tag a Sabre and got instagibbed by a Munin.

Ah well lol.

The sheer scale of the fight was amazing. Seeing all that hardware up close and in combat was a sight to behold. But it was kind of spoiled by the crushing TIDI. To be honest I don't really see what the big deal about large scale null fleet combat.

Also mad props to CCP for their progress with holding the servers together when these massive fights break out. All the whiners and tinfoil hatters should remember that no other game offers fights on this scale.

Very cool experience overall :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Syndicate Deployment

Calmitous Intent started their Syndicate deployment at the beginning of October and invited THC2 to come along. A few THC guys moved down and fuck me sideways, it's been a fucking blast!
On a sad note, THC2 pretty much died during this time. People were not logging on, Diz was getting massively frustrated trying to motivate people and decided to join 7-2. Fast foward a week and most of the active THC2 people have moved over as well. I joined yesterday after a fair bit of pondering about what to do next. I briefly toyed with the idea of rejoining Tuskers or maybe Shadow Cartel. Decided to go with 7-2 since I know a bunch of people in there and have been actively flying with them for the last few months. Always sad when a really cool corp dies off   o7 o7 o7

So, Vindicator BPCs...yum. I came for the PVP, but have ended up spending a lot of time running DED plexs. Strangely enough a Tengu and Ishtar looks like a pure carebear setup. So while running my first 8/10 I was interupted by the locals probing me out and invading the plex. What followed was about 45 minutes of combat (I also managed to lose my alts PVE Ishtar like a fucking boss lol. The last room in the 8/10 is nasty for lightly tanked ships).

Speaking of Vindicators. Webless Rail Vindicator..../facepalm.

I've also been playing with the sentry Ishtar. Holy shit this ship is broken. So I jumped my Ishtar into a FIGL gate camp, started kiting and the grid broke lol. A quick rewarp dropped me back on the gate but not before my Gardes killed their light tackle. A Cynabal escaped in low shields because of EC-300s and Diz + Robinton arrived just in time to whore on the last Caracal.

This 3 way with Rote Kappele and E-uni. This was also my first time flying a fleet interceptor properly. Holy hell it's and adrenaline rush.

Round 3 vs E-uni after we lost some expensive shit. Fun fight regardless.

The expensive ship hanger cleanout has been progressing rapidly.

The Typhoon "Bad Call" finally died after 49 days alive (according to insurance). She survived a tons of close calls and killed heaps. RIP in pieces.

Arty MAAR Cynabal didn't really work out for me. I just seem to have terrible with that ship. I've heard that some other people have had better luck with that fit /shrugs.

Don't fight e-uni while drunk and mad. In fact, if you lose your cool just log off EVE and go do something else lol.

Two weeks left on the Syndicate deployment and it's been an eventful month.

A side effect of tons of plexing and null combat is a -3.63 sec status. I might even go poke my head into highsec once it's over O.o

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gold Magnate huh?

So CCP is toying with the idea of raffling off a Gold Magnate and a few Guardian Vexors throught Somer Blink.
Predictably, the EVE forums are full of crying about how CCP is wrecking the game.



My personal position: Zero Fucks Given, Mate.

I really wonder about EVE players sometimes. I think a majority just like to complain for the sake of complaining.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

[VIDEO] Fuel Cache Partition

So yeah, I made and EVE pvp video.

Ships used: Thorax, Scythe Fleet Issue, Bellicose, Retribution, Heron, Firetail, Incursus, Omen, Prophecy, Talos, Tengu, Kestrel, Thrasher, Caracal, Torp Phoon and the Typhoon Class Battlecruiser.

Mix of solo and linked fights.

Youtube Link:

EVE Files direct download:


Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ooooh Cyno! Better warp to that....

.....huh Archon. Wait there is no POS! Oh shit the Archon just cloaked. Quick, quick go for a decloak!

I sucessfully decloak the Archon \o/

We get point and start screaming for help on comms and in the intel channels and get one response. Shit, log in all the alts!

Backup points are established and me and LR swap out for battleships. It's fighters are popped in short order. Heavy Energy Neutralisers delicately caress the poor Archons capacitor as we start to chew through the armor.

Eventually the noble beast succumbs.

We link up the kill and start gloating on coms. Then someone comments "Hey the can is full of capital BPO's."

A brief mad scramble and the can is secured.


Split 4 ways that should be at least 5 bil each. Gotta actually haul this shit to market and to a proper appraisal of it's worth.

And people say you can't make any money off piracy :)

Oh, and Diz got home from work and logged in minutes after the Archon died.....heh.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

[THC2] vs [TSO]

So we had a really busy weekend of fights. Here is one I actually remember to hit FRAPs for.

Our Omens + Exeq + BB vs a mixed shield Rupture, Thorax, BB, Scythe and fast tackle gang. Needless to say we kind of paniced when landed at 0KM on their gang with our kiting gang. But in the end our only losses were the Exequeror. 3D Horrorshow (Exequ pilot) did a fucking awesome job of keeping the fleet up until he got taken out.

Also had a decent fight vs Noir + ROFL. THC2 paper thin kiting Omens paired with 7-2 Guardians and AB HACs.

Amazingly we held up. 7-2 Guardian pilots were fucking amazing in this fight. Fleet managed to last long enough to scramble cynos to drop dreads on the tackled ROFL carriers. That moment as the dreads land...brought a tear to my eye.

Sugar Kyle also did a write up.

Fun fights all round.

And Razor did not die O.o

Friday, August 16, 2013

Huh, is that a freighter?

So it was a quiet night and I just finished a shitty Angel Plex escalation (only crap dropped). Time to head back to Bosena, log and get some sleep.
Jumping my Cruise Phoon from Illamur into Atlar I sleepily notice a few drones, a pod and an Obelisk on gate.


Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, 84KM away! I swiftly lockup the hapless freighter, spool up the MJD, bounce and land 18KM away. Point and web apply the deeps! My cruise missiles start punching into the freighter as the sentry guns open up on my poor Phoon. Overheat that LAAR and start screaming for help in intel channels.
Wait! I have Rusu sitting in Bosena, I put her in a Domi and start making best speed. Cesto, from 7-2, responds and starts heading over.

The freighter pilot opens a convo:

[ 2013.08.16 13:36:50 ] MJ Stakus > hi
[ 2013.08.16 13:37:02 ] MJ Stakus > i give you 40kk and u let me go pls
[ 2013.08.16 13:37:21 ] Naoru Kozan > 40KK?
[ 2013.08.16 13:37:26 ] MJ Stakus > yes
[ 2013.08.16 13:37:30 ] MJ Stakus > 40 mil
[ 2013.08.16 13:37:45 ] MJ Stakus > can u stop firing?
[ 2013.08.16 13:39:04 ] MJ Stakus > what do you want?
[ 2013.08.16 13:40:02 ] MJ Stakus > is it personal? u want to kill me?

My LAAR runs out of nanite paste and I start to dip into low armor. The Obelisks armor evaporates...then damage slows to a crawl. Fracking Gallente structure! Rusu, hits the Oddelulf gate and jumps. 50 AU warp. My Phoon starts to dip into structure as the heated empty LAAR fails to keep up with the sentry gun dps.
Half structure, align for the sun.
Rusu lands and grabs secondary point as my Phoon warps out in 28% structure. Cesto lands moments later and grabs a second point and whores the final blow lol.

Obelisk killmail.

The freighter pilot convoes Rusu:

[ 2013.08.16 13:42:25 ] MJ Stakus > well im dead, but let me ask you
[ 2013.08.16 13:42:41 ] MJ Stakus > is it not better to get payed then get only kill?
[ 2013.08.16 13:43:06 ] MJ Stakus > no english?
[ 2013.08.16 13:46:10 ] Rusu'kara Kenban > no habla
[ 2013.08.16 14:00:44 ] Rusu'kara Kenban > o/

More backup arrives then we start scrambling to move industrials in to secure the loot. Quickly the wreck is strippled clean without incident despite the randoms floating around system.

We left an Itty V and about 250 shuttles in the wreck for passerbys to help themselves too.

I manage to pull about 300 mil of loot from the charred freighter hulk (also managed to loot a hulk ^^).

Very good way to end the night.

Monday, July 22, 2013

More fan mail!


Me and Diz were just finishing up a roam when a clueless Itty V jumps into us and cloaks. We do some halfhearted burning around to decloak him and fail. Giving up, we reapproach the gate and prepare to jump. Then the Itty decloaks 40KM off, we burn over and pop the him and the pod.

We dock up and I log to go take care of some RL stuff. On my return I'm greeted by a bunch of new messages:

From: San Jinlong
Sent: 2013.07.22 07:02
To: Naoru Kozan, 

You know who you are, and your friend, you fucking hell, you do not respect the deductible, you scavengers, let you fuck all my life, in your point Dran!

From: San Jinlong
Sent: 2013.07.22 07:15
To: Naoru Kozan, 

shield themselves pirates do not tell my eggs, you washed-slut I'll write about you on the forums themselves have run

From: San Jinlong
Sent: 2013.07.22 07:43
To: Naoru Kozan, 

whore you where I came to fuck you and you are not well, you whore

From: San Jinlong
Sent: 2013.07.22 07:48
To: Naoru Kozan, 

You bitch that crap filth long will I wait to hop on my dick

From: San Jinlong
Sent: 2013.07.22 07:51
To: Naoru Kozan, 

you stupid or something go here alliance whores

From: San Jinlong
Sent: 2013.07.22 07:55
To: Naoru Kozan, 

you have decided that you have an alliance whores, and who comes to you, that slut and cancer

From: San Jinlong
Sent: 2013.07.22 08:52
To: Naoru Kozan, 

Your alliance will soon be to fuck, it's left for the price that I would say that would fuck you all there, prepare the jelly scum, I'll give any money that would have buried your alliance

 Re: 777
From: Naoru Kozan
Sent: 2013.07.22 08:59
To: San Jinlong,


I think you have confused me with someone else. If you have any diplomatic problems with our corp. please feel free to contact our diplomat and state the exact nature of your problem.


Naoru Kozan

From: San Jinlong
Sent: 2013.07.22 09:04
To: Naoru Kozan, 

in the sense of a problem? attacked by lawlessness, I generally went blank, why do I have to honestly earn and what you take away all the whores, Победа: San Jinlong (Iteron Mark V*) you pretend that stupid, let my 6000000 adequate if you're a normal person, or for you to start chaos, I am well zarobatyvayut so do not joke with me

Re: 777
From: Naoru Kozan
Sent: 2013.07.22 09:09
To: San Jinlong, 


From: San Jinlong
Sent: 2013.07.22 09:12
To: Naoru Kozan, 

I want my 6000000 humanly ask one last time, do you think your alliance will dig for 1000y.e.

Re: 1
From: Naoru Kozan
Sent: 2013.07.22 09:16
To: San Jinlong, 

No. It's only an Itteron V. Just let it go man.

Fly safe,


From: San Jinlong
Sent: 2013.07.22 09:19
To: Naoru Kozan, 

See for yourself, for me it's the principle!
Then you will fuck your major in the alliance and not me!

OOOOOKAAAAY THEN. I'd hazard a guess and that English is not his first language and his mental state is trending towards "slightly" vexed.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Curious Case of K Bifstik

Sugar Kyle just did two blog posts about the EVE bounty system (and added a not so subtle hint that I should stop being lazy and post about what happened) so here it is.

It all started about 1 week ago when Patrick Kasper piped up in the R1FTA public channel.

[ 2013.07.08 09:06:52 ] Patrick Kasper > guys
[ 2013.07.08 09:06:56 ] Patrick Kasper > i need some explanation
[ 2013.07.08 09:06:59 ] Patrick Kasper > anyone here?
[ 2013.07.08 09:09:31 ] Naoru Kozan > sup
[ 2013.07.08 09:09:42 ] Patrick Kasper > so a guy asked me to blow up his cyclone
[ 2013.07.08 09:09:57 ] Patrick Kasper > because he wanted to get rid of 5m bounty
[ 2013.07.08 09:10:16 ] Naoru Kozan > go hard (but have backup waiting)
[ 2013.07.08 09:10:17 ] Patrick Kasper > he was dead serious as he didnt shoot back
[ 2013.07.08 09:10:20 ] Patrick Kasper >
[ 2013.07.08 09:10:25 ] Patrick Kasper > he is already dead
[ 2013.07.08 09:10:29 ] Patrick Kasper > but explain me this
[ 2013.07.08 09:11:20 ] Patrick Kasper > in my book that is more than 25m isk
[ 2013.07.08 09:11:28 ] Naoru Kozan > K Bifstik
[ 2013.07.08 09:11:36 ] Naoru Kozan > just place a 40 mil bounty on him XD
[ 2013.07.08 09:11:51 ] Patrick Kasper > LOL
[ 2013.07.08 09:11:58 ] Patrick Kasper > best thing
[ 2013.07.08 09:12:04 ] Patrick Kasper > ingame the mail is only worth 85m
[ 2013.07.08 09:12:14 ] Patrick Kasper > IF he comes back and lets me kill him again
[ 2013.07.08 09:12:21 ] Patrick Kasper > i'll give you half the loot
[ 2013.07.08 09:12:48 ] Naoru Kozan > omg he just convoed me

A confused K Bifstik sends me a private convo.


[ 2013.07.08 09:12:49 ] K Bifstik > May I ask what this is about?
[ 2013.07.08 09:13:09 ] Naoru Kozan > i think you look like a rather shady character
[ 2013.07.08 09:13:24 ] K Bifstik > And you've seen me where?
[ 2013.07.08 09:13:33 ] Naoru Kozan > saw you in local
[ 2013.07.08 09:13:57 ] Naoru Kozan > didn't like the cut of your jib
[ 2013.07.08 09:14:23 ] K Bifstik > Nautical phrase.  Local where?
[ 2013.07.08 09:14:35 ] Naoru Kozan > oh in the local chat window
[ 2013.07.08 09:15:23 ] K Bifstik > Seems to be a rather capricious use of ISK
[ 2013.07.08 09:15:38 ] Naoru Kozan > kind of
[ 2013.07.08 09:15:47 ] Naoru Kozan > but it did amuse me
[ 2013.07.08 09:16:10 ] K Bifstik > Two can play this game you know
[ 2013.07.08 09:16:26 ] Naoru Kozan > wear the bounty like a badge of pride
[ 2013.07.08 09:17:46 ] K Bifstik > My "hobby" is to help new players get started -- and they won't let me help when I have a bounty.  Your amusement is more important than that?
[ 2013.07.08 09:18:07 ] Naoru Kozan > /emote shrugs
[ 2013.07.08 09:18:16 ] Naoru Kozan > i've given advice to newer players when i have a bounty
[ 2013.07.08 09:18:24 ] Naoru Kozan > didn't make much difference
[ 2013.07.08 09:19:43 ] K Bifstik > Normally I'd offer good luck in parting.  But in this case, it's just thanks for nothing
[ 2013.07.08 09:19:53 ] Naoru Kozan > fly safe

 Meanwhile back in the R1FTA public channel.

[ 2013.07.08 09:18:04 ] Patrick Kasper > i honestly somehow feel sorry for that guy
[ 2013.07.08 09:20:33 ] Naoru Kozan > [09:19:43] K Bifstik > Normally I'd offer good luck in parting.  But in this case, it's just thanks for nothing
[ 2013.07.08 09:20:35 ] Naoru Kozan > awwwwwww
[ 2013.07.08 09:20:50 ] Naoru Kozan > does this make me a bad person?
[ 2013.07.08 09:21:07 ] Patrick Kasper > a bit, yes

I thought that would be the end of this matter....but a few days later I get another private convo from Mr Bifstik.

[ 2013.07.10 09:56:18 ] K Bifstik > good evening.  remember me?
[ 2013.07.10 09:56:24 ] Naoru Kozan > nope
[ 2013.07.10 09:56:33 ] Naoru Kozan > have we met before?
[ 2013.07.10 09:57:30 ] K Bifstik > seems so -- you put  a bounty on me several days ago -- and I could not remember encountering you
[ 2013.07.10 09:58:29 ] Naoru Kozan > ah ok
[ 2013.07.10 09:58:53 ] K Bifstik > and I'm still trying to understand that whole affair
[ 2013.07.10 09:59:12 ] Naoru Kozan > have you seen "Batman Begins"?
[ 2013.07.10 09:59:27 ] K Bifstik > nope
[ 2013.07.10 09:59:38 ] Naoru Kozan > or was that the dark night? sec let me check google
[ 2013.07.10 10:00:08 ] Naoru Kozan > anywho there is a really good line from Alfred in that film
[ 2013.07.10 10:00:12 ] K Bifstik > i understand who the dark knight is
[ 2013.07.10 10:01:04 ] K Bifstik > and the quote is?
[ 2013.07.10 10:01:46 ] Naoru Kozan > Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.
[ 2013.07.10 10:02:29 ] K Bifstik > ok, i understand the concept.  to whom are we referring?
[ 2013.07.10 10:02:53 ] Naoru Kozan > you were wondering why i put a bounty on you
[ 2013.07.10 10:03:02 ] K Bifstik > still am
[ 2013.07.10 10:03:26 ] Naoru Kozan > i did it because it amused me at the time
[ 2013.07.10 10:04:29 ] K Bifstik > see, when you did that you said we had encountered each other during a chat session.  but we had never chatted directly so it means you were present during my public chat with someone else
[ 2013.07.10 10:05:00 ] K Bifstik > and i thik i recall when that might have been
[ 2013.07.10 10:06:17 ] K Bifstik > the really curious thing is that numerous bounties are loaded onto my character at the same time by people whom i do not know or have not directly encountered
[ 2013.07.10 10:06:34 ] K Bifstik > like you
[ 2013.07.10 10:07:01 ] Naoru Kozan > mmmhmmm
[ 2013.07.10 10:07:35 ] K Bifstik > see why i'm so curious?
[ 2013.07.10 10:07:53 ] Naoru Kozan > does it really matter?
[ 2013.07.10 10:08:51 ] K Bifstik > well, yes it does.  implies that someone is affecting my game play for reasons unknown or not understood by me.
[ 2013.07.10 10:09:27 ] K Bifstik > and i think you know who that person is
[ 2013.07.10 10:11:22 ] Naoru Kozan > have another 10 mil bounty <3
[ 2013.07.10 10:12:07 ] K Bifstik > and the game continues
[ 2013.07.10 10:13:48 ] K Bifstik > so here's my game plan.  the bounties now come from people who already have high bounties on them, so they are immune from retaliation
[ 2013.07.10 10:14:30 ] K Bifstik > but you, and a couple others who originally participated, have none or low bounty levels
[ 2013.07.10 10:14:50 ] Naoru Kozan > yeah i lost a few ships last night which wiped out my bounty
[ 2013.07.10 10:15:11 ] K Bifstik > so whenever i get a new bounty, i'll add an equivalent amount to your total and those others
[ 2013.07.10 10:15:47 ] K Bifstik > since, of course, it does not really matter to you
[ 2013.07.10 10:16:30 ] Naoru Kozan > nope
[ 2013.07.10 10:16:37 ] Naoru Kozan > having a bounty does not worry me at all
[ 2013.07.10 10:16:59 ] K Bifstik > the bounty system in this game is really deficient and subject to abuse.  but that's the way it is
[ 2013.07.10 10:18:10 ] Naoru Kozan > ok
[ 2013.07.10 10:18:19 ] K Bifstik > bye
[ 2013.07.10 10:18:24 ] Naoru Kozan > o/

Ok, now this is starting to verge onto EVE stalker territory. Two days later I recieve an eve-mail from El Bifsticko.

From: K Bifstik
Sent: 2013.07.11 17:08
To: Naoru Kozan, 

Even though you state that bounties are no big deal, you have eliminated yours.  But if I get another one I'm going to share it with you until I  find out who is at the bottom of my "infestation"

My reply:

Re: Congratulations
From: Naoru Kozan
Sent: 2013.07.12 01:39
To: K Bifstik, 

Losing ships is a hazard of the trade when you pvp. Since the bounty seems so important to you I put another one on you :)


Fly safe o/

5 days later:


Hello Again
From: K Bifstik
Sent: 2013.07.17 03:34
To: Naoru Kozan, 

Everyone who contributed to my new bounty load got the same bounty I did.  You're welcome

Then another private convo:

[06:49:30] Naoru Kozan > o/
[06:49:50] K Bifstik > Please let me know when you're ready for more bounty
[06:50:10] Naoru Kozan > have another 30 mil
[06:50:14] Naoru Kozan > ^^
[06:51:03] K Bifstik > Believe me, you will if I will

"He Mad" doesn't really apply anymore. "He unstable" seems way more accurate. I've also learnt through supa sekret intel channels that a certain Tusker has a deal with K Bifstik to help clear his bounty by blowing up his ship. But this unscrupulous individual has been bountying Mr Bifstik on a neutral alt. Guess there are bad apples in every pirate corp :)
Sugar seemed bemused at how easily I throw ISK away. But those few clicks have provided heaps of entertainment. Sure that 100mil or so could have bought a pile of frigates or cruisers....but you can't attach an ISK value to the random human drama you can provoke in this game with a simple mouse click.