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Player Loses Tiny Ship Worth Over $6,000

KassinaKassina Blue Planet Called EarthPosts: 25Member

As title say, poor guy :)

Record breaking lol

Quote:

"Today's kill may be the largest confirmed kill of any ship in EVE's history and could even be the most expensive character death in any MMO to date."

 

Player Who Lost stewie Zanjoahir:

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=14947130

 

You guys can read here:

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/10/22/eve-online-player-loses-tiny-ship-worth-over-6-000/

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  • KrashnerKrashner Noneyabidness, INPosts: 137Member
    That's the kind of thing that would make me uninstall the game, go outside, and cry.
  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Greencastle, INPosts: 2,594Member Uncommon

    Ahh Shucks, I'll buy him a Beer.

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  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member
    This is why darkfall needs to have local banking. This is gold. 
  • mWo4lifemWo4life pePosts: 119Member
    EVE is greate but sometimes, i just like to play regular mmo, in which deaths don't mean anything.
  • snapfusionsnapfusion San, CAPosts: 954Member
    Originally posted by Badaboom
    This is why darkfall needs to have local banking. This is gold. 

    Im pretty sure you have lost touch with reality, common sense, priorities, self worth, and the existance of gaming as a recreational hobby all in one statement.

     

    You cant possibly believe its "golden" for a human being to have invested and lost 6k in a computer game.  If so then you have solidified my first sentence.

  • TwistingfateTwistingfate warren, MAPosts: 177Member
    These kinds of things are what have made me play EVE for 3 years now haha. It gets pretty stressful when a ship you spent the last 2 days saving up to buy is in danger of being destroyed. you start getting nervous and going oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck haha. Its not for everyone but the adrenaline rush during pvp is second to none.

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  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member
    Originally posted by snapfusion
    Originally posted by Badaboom
    This is why darkfall needs to have local banking. This is gold. 

    Im pretty sure you have lost touch with reality, common sense, priorities, self worth, and the existance of gaming as a recreational hobby all in one statement.

     

    You cant possibly believe its "golden" for a human being to have invested and lost 6k in a computer game.  If so then you have solidified my first sentence.

    Best gaming memories are made with high highs, or low lows. In this case both the winners and loser of the loot have some pretty vivid memories.  Not to mention all future and potential and current players who hear this story.  Questioning my morality is harsh. 

  • VideoJockeyVideoJockey Stewartstown, PAPosts: 187Member
    No sympathy. What did he think would happen? If the value of the ship was that important, why didn't he sell it?
  • ZadawnZadawn SPosts: 651Member
    Originally posted by VideoJockey
    No sympathy. What did he think would happen? If the value of the ship was that important, why didn't he sell it?

    It wasn't the value of the ship,it was the cargo that was so valuable.

     

    He tried to transport a cargo full of expensive blue prints through null sec using a cheap and fast frigate probably thinking that nobody would consider him valuable therefore having a higher chance to pass.It didn't happen.

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  • NetSageNetSage Lake Geneva, WIPosts: 1,040Member Uncommon
    Things like this pop up every so often with Eve.  It's a game where a lot of it comes down to risk and reward.  This time the risk obvisouly out weighed the reward.
  • snapfusionsnapfusion San, CAPosts: 954Member
    Originally posted by Badaboom
    Originally posted by snapfusion
    Originally posted by Badaboom
    This is why darkfall needs to have local banking. This is gold. 

    Im pretty sure you have lost touch with reality, common sense, priorities, self worth, and the existance of gaming as a recreational hobby all in one statement.

     

    You cant possibly believe its "golden" for a human being to have invested and lost 6k in a computer game.  If so then you have solidified my first sentence.

    Best gaming memories are made with high highs, or low lows. In this case both the winners and loser of the loot have some pretty vivid memories.  Not to mention all future and potential and current players who hear this story.  Questioning my morality is harsh. 

    It's really no difference then thinking some guy going to Vegas and losing 6k is somehow golden.  Pity, and a little bit of compassion for someone who obviously has some self control issues seems a little more in order here.  I have to question anyone's wiring who thinks another persons lose is somehow cool.

  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 , CAPosts: 2,439Member Uncommon

    Aren't there gate camps that will kill you regardless what you fly? Possibly T2 Frig or BS wouldn't have made a difference.

     

    Everyone in EvE would refer to this as "jackpot". No sympathy from that community.

  • niceguy3978niceguy3978 Gainesville, FLPosts: 2,000Member
    Originally posted by snapfusion
    Originally posted by Badaboom
    This is why darkfall needs to have local banking. This is gold. 

    Im pretty sure you have lost touch with reality, common sense, priorities, self worth, and the existance of gaming as a recreational hobby all in one statement.

     

    You cant possibly believe its "golden" for a human being to have invested and lost 6k in a computer game.  If so then you have solidified my first sentence.

    Huh?  He didn't spend 6k on the game he lost 213,000,000,000 isk which is estimated to be able to buy about 6k worth of eve plex (gametime).  So, I don't really see the morality issue over saying a game is good because you can lose a large chunk of in game currency (that also has some monetary value) if you take the risk of transporting that much value in one trip through a ffa pvp area.

  • SouldrainerSouldrainer Elmer, NJPosts: 1,857Member
    I shouldn't find this funny, but I do...

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  • niceguy3978niceguy3978 Gainesville, FLPosts: 2,000Member
    Originally posted by snapfusion
    Originally posted by Badaboom
    Originally posted by snapfusion
    Originally posted by Badaboom
    This is why darkfall needs to have local banking. This is gold. 

    Im pretty sure you have lost touch with reality, common sense, priorities, self worth, and the existance of gaming as a recreational hobby all in one statement.

     

    You cant possibly believe its "golden" for a human being to have invested and lost 6k in a computer game.  If so then you have solidified my first sentence.

    Best gaming memories are made with high highs, or low lows. In this case both the winners and loser of the loot have some pretty vivid memories.  Not to mention all future and potential and current players who hear this story.  Questioning my morality is harsh. 

    It's really no difference then thinking some guy going to Vegas and losing 6k is somehow golden.  Pity, and a little bit of compassion for someone who obviously has some self control issues seems a little more in order here.  I have to question anyone's wiring who thinks another persons lose is somehow cool.

    If someone went to vegas and lost 10k in wow gold (which is basically what happened in the article, he did not lose 6 thousand dollars) then you would be more on par with the analogy.

  • HokieHokie Vancouver Wa.Posts: 1,063Member Uncommon

    Any reason he didnt have nano internals or whatever the equivilant T2 version is, so he could align faster?

    I mean in a way I understand the Atron, its not as conspicuous as a T2 'cepter...but still.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ohh yeah....

     

    AHAHAHAHA!!!!

     

    I bet those tears are the sweetest nectar those three have ever tasted.

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  • robgyorgyrobgyorgy wheeling, ILPosts: 105Member
    6k$? far from 10k english pounds(15k$ about) this was back in 2002. it was a very rare sword in a game i played lol
  • CrazylikeCrazylike HPosts: 89Member
    Originally posted by snapfusion
    Originally posted by Badaboom
    Originally posted by snapfusion
    Originally posted by Badaboom
    This is why darkfall needs to have local banking. This is gold. 

    Im pretty sure you have lost touch with reality, common sense, priorities, self worth, and the existance of gaming as a recreational hobby all in one statement.

     

    You cant possibly believe its "golden" for a human being to have invested and lost 6k in a computer game.  If so then you have solidified my first sentence.

    Best gaming memories are made with high highs, or low lows. In this case both the winners and loser of the loot have some pretty vivid memories.  Not to mention all future and potential and current players who hear this story.  Questioning my morality is harsh. 

    It's really no difference then thinking some guy going to Vegas and losing 6k is somehow golden.  Pity, and a little bit of compassion for someone who obviously has some self control issues seems a little more in order here.  I have to question anyone's wiring who thinks another persons lose is somehow cool.

    He didnt spend 6k real money on the game, if he did it would have been sad, but this is not the case. He didnt loose real money at all. The real money value was just calculated for the article so that people could understand that this was a big "ingame" loss. If he wanted to, he could have sold those items that he lost for the same amount of ISK that someone could have bought playtime for with real money, but he could in no way shape or form (legally that is) sell those items for real money, so he didnt loose shit.

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  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,073Member Uncommon
    how's it even possible to have that that much worth?   and why transport it?  I don't play eve so this probably sounds noobish.
  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon

    wow did you read all the stuff in the cargo bay, what kind of idiot carries all that in his cargo bay.  Talk abut getting caught with your pants down.

    You know what they say in even never fly what you cant replace.  I wonder if my death back in october of 2008 got regestered, was in navula killing rats and got jumped by some of the local slime and got poded, and lost a raven in the process not a fun day.

     

     

  • phantomghostphantomghost Atlanta, GAPosts: 689Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Krashner
    That's the kind of thing that would make me uninstall the game, go outside, and cry.

    ^^^This^^^

    "I see they watchin' me and takin' notes on my moves, Run up on me it's all I want I ain't got nothin' to lose."

  • HokieHokie Vancouver Wa.Posts: 1,063Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    how's it even possible to have that that much worth?   and why transport it?  I don't play eve so this probably sounds noobish.

    He was in zero sec, basically an area where tens of thousands of players battle for control of territory and resourses. Its far from any NPC space stations. There are player stations but if an enemy takes it over you dont have access to anything youve left there.

     

    So my guess is he was trying to get his shit out and got capped at a bubbled gate camp. That is a very fast ship thats hard to target.

    It was a good plan, that is till it failed.  LOL

     

     

    Edit.

    And those are blueprints. You cant build anything in EVE without one. And you can research that blueprint so you can make the item for less materials and in less time. So the value was probably even higher that what is listed.

    Its not like the crafting in most MMO's, its closer to true production.

     

    Edit x2

    Maybe I should explaine value a little better.

    The first item on the list is an Armageddon "battleship" blueprint, so I'll use that. Im going to use rounded numbers as it simplifies things.

    Lets say a built 'Geddon BS (Armageddon battleship) sells for 100M isk. And a player says "I want to make an sell those".

    He has to purchase a BP (blueprint), and lets say that costs 800M. So in theory it would take 8 sales to break even. Remember EVE players, this is simplified.

    NOT!

    Because in reality it will cost 70M in materials, so its closer to 27 sales to just break even.

    So a person can research "material effiency" to reduce the amount of materials it takes to produce one 'Geddon BS which raises the 800M base value of that BP.

     

    So in the end Im sure the value of what he lost was actually about 15%-20% higher.

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  • Asm0deusAsm0deus BaatorPosts: 1,112Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by VideoJockey
    No sympathy. What did he think would happen? If the value of the ship was that important, why didn't he sell it?

    Ah it's not the ship itself that was so valuable but rather his cargo.

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  • neosapienceneosapience Reno, NVPosts: 164Member
    Virtual items are worth nothing. It doesn't matter how much 'work' you put into something inside a game. Anything that's 'lost' can be recreated by anyone with server-side access in a matter of minutes. Games aren't real, and people should consider that when they're playing them.
  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    The player has claimed on the forums the he got all of his stuff back, due to his account having been hacked.  Take that for what it's worth, but it would make sense why "he" would have run  through nullsec with a crap ship and a ton of blueprints.

    You make me like charity

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