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  • PaskePaske ZagrebPosts: 122Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dakeru

    Yeah silly me, why do I believe the people who post that as soon as they started they were ripped off or killed or whatever.

    All those people - they are all lying.

    EVE is very friendly to new players and the old players will help you during your puppy phase.

     

    Obviously a game company that encourages scamming creates a friendly environment.

     

    There is a difference between encourage and allow.

    And for that matter there is player driven community for new players - EVE Uni

    http://www.eveuniversity.org/

     

    Its a player driven alliance with goal of helping new players in EVE.

    US government allows guns in civilian hands. Every US citizen is a blood crazed lunatic with weapons that is just waiting for a chance to kill us all.

     

    People are riped of because they are stupid. Simple Darwinisam at work.

    Send me your ISK and I will double it. OMG I got scammed ! ROFL.

  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne LondonPosts: 1,420Member

    This discussion is almost irrelevant because Eve Online is coming to the end of it's life cycle anyway.

     

    Elite: Dangerous, which releases roughly this September, is looking like much the better game. It's a no-brainer, really.

  • slowpoke68slowpoke68 Chicago, ILPosts: 413Member Uncommon

    I tried Eve for a couple of months last year.  Although it wasn't for me, I did enjoy my time there.  I would note that I went in with my eyes wide open.  I think that Eve is one of those games where you have to go in expecting the wild west and that is part of its lure, no holds barred, down and dirty, enter at your own risk.

    Sorry to hear about the bad experience but from what I have always read it just goes with the territory in that game.

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by Dakeru

    Yeah silly me, why do I believe the people who post that as soon as they started they were ripped off or killed or whatever.

    All those people - they are all lying.

    EVE is very friendly to new players and the old players will help you during your puppy phase.

     

    Obviously a game company that encourages scamming creates a friendly environment.

    Nope, they allow it as they allow people who make a friendly community for all (like someone mentioned already: EVE Uni which protects its members and fields pretty deadly PvP fleets in response to griefers and I do not know in their entire history if Goonswarm even ever tried to dick around with them so yes there outliers in both directions).

    And yes you are quite silly bringing opinions and experiences into a debate based on objective facts, Hell if you even played the game for a weeks, asked questions in noob chat, talked to eve uni reps, etc, you'd find that the dick to nice person ratio is above 1:1 with the rest just going about their own thing. The only difference between WoW and EVE in respect to shit like this is that WoW scammers will find a way to do it that will make you unable to go to Blizzard whereas CCP knows to be so intrusive on player behavior is to fuck with the sandbox nature of the game and has a strict "Keep it to in-game/to in-game personas" policy. They've banned people for proven cases of out of game harassment based on in-game behavior (depending on the resolution of the situation by the players themselves the ban could be temp or full on permanent).

    Originally posted by Mors.Magne

    This discussion is almost irrelevant because Eve Online is coming to the end of it's life cycle anyway.

     

    Elite: Dangerous, which releases roughly this September, is looking like much the better game. It's a no-brainer, really.

    No offense here but first off Elite is not an MMO, it has drop in drop out-type multiplayer but you can also play it completely offline and second off: Learn from the morons who've been championing WoW-killers since time immemorial that an MMO never dies because of competition, it dies because of mismanagement.

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  • mayito7777mayito7777 Saint Cloud, FLPosts: 638Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DocBrody
    Originally posted by Ikonoclastia

    Griefing  

     

     

     

     

    stopped reading here

     

    Not every online game needs to be carebear heaven with artificial barriers and gamey safemode mechanics. Some people prefer sandbox gameplay. Get over it.

     

    Just pick one of the shovelware casual themeparks that protect you from any meaningful or remotely interesting multiplayer interaction and be happy with it.

     

    Seems you are one of those wonderful human beings who help old ladies cross the street. If you cannot sense the abuse that goes on in EVE what can I tell you or anyone else?

    want 7 free days of playing? Try this

    http://www.swtor.com/r/ZptVnY

  • KrematoryKrematory TVNPosts: 542Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mayito7777
    Originally posted by DocBrody
    Originally posted by Ikonoclastia

    Griefing  

     

     

     

     

    stopped reading here

     

    Not every online game needs to be carebear heaven with artificial barriers and gamey safemode mechanics. Some people prefer sandbox gameplay. Get over it.

     

    Just pick one of the shovelware casual themeparks that protect you from any meaningful or remotely interesting multiplayer interaction and be happy with it.

     

    Seems you are one of those wonderful human beings who help old ladies cross the street. If you cannot sense the abuse that goes on in EVE what can I tell you or anyone else?

    Seems you are one of those wonderful human beings who are not able to distinguish game from reality. 

    "EVE is likely the best MMORPG that you've never really understood or played" - Kyleran

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by mayito7777
    Originally posted by DocBrody
    Originally posted by Ikonoclastia

    Griefing  

     

     

     

     

    stopped reading here

     

    Not every online game needs to be carebear heaven with artificial barriers and gamey safemode mechanics. Some people prefer sandbox gameplay. Get over it.

     

    Just pick one of the shovelware casual themeparks that protect you from any meaningful or remotely interesting multiplayer interaction and be happy with it.

     

    Seems you are one of those wonderful human beings who help old ladies cross the street. If you cannot sense the abuse that goes on in EVE what can I tell you or anyone else?

    Donno about Doc but I often give my seat to old people, women with children, injured people,etc on the bus and I am a 9 year old vet of EVE :) oh and I also did similar stuff in-game :P I once caught a noob stealing from my can not knowing it would get him in trouble and I blew up his ship, he was quite upset and pm'd me, once I figured out he was a noob and did not know the flagging mechanics I told him how I got kill rights on him and his jaw dropped and felt stupid for it... I gave him enough money to buy a cruiser and outfit it for his level when the ship I shot apart was a kestrel-class frigate because the dude was alright, admitted blame and learned from it, no reason to be an ass to him.  I've also helped people in noob chat, jumped into level 2 missions in a tech 3 cruiser to help a noob out, let a groups of salvagers clean out my missions when I also did salvage without taking any of the profits, etc,etc.

    We aren't all sociopaths to nice people, but should I run into an asshole... well it's just skin steven >:).

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  • DakeruDakeru Posts: 1,637Member Uncommon

    @Dihoru

    You keep bringing up WoW.

    I have yet to see threads about WoW welcoming a player back, where they know he had to take a forced break because he got cancer and they do so by ripping him off.

     

    Every game has its griefers and drama but no game regularly releases such disgusting news as EVE does.

    I have an entitlement delusion - because I have this strange idea that my 50$ should have the same value as anyone else's 50$
    "Your account is not entitled to the same value as a new account. Just saying you are entitled to the same as someone else because you said so is exactly what expresses your entitlement issues."

  • MyriaMyria Lowell, MAPosts: 570Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Paske
     

    And for that matter there is player driven community for new players - EVE Uni

     

    [...]

     

    People are riped [sic] of [sic] because they are stupid. Simple Darwinisam [sic] at work.

    It's sadly telling that Eve Uni is pretty much perma-wardecced.

     

    As for the second line... Ah, irony.

     

    Eve suffers from its two fundamental laws being mutually exclusive:

    1) Trust no one, ever.

    2) It's boring as fuck to play it solo.

  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne LondonPosts: 1,420Member
    Originally posted by Dihoru
    Originally posted by Dakeru

    Yeah silly me, why do I believe the people who post that as soon as they started they were ripped off or killed or whatever.

    All those people - they are all lying.

    EVE is very friendly to new players and the old players will help you during your puppy phase.

     

    Obviously a game company that encourages scamming creates a friendly environment.

    Nope, they allow it as they allow people who make a friendly community for all (like someone mentioned already: EVE Uni which protects its members and fields pretty deadly PvP fleets in response to griefers and I do not know in their entire history if Goonswarm even ever tried to dick around with them so yes there outliers in both directions).

    And yes you are quite silly bringing opinions and experiences into a debate based on objective facts, Hell if you even played the game for a weeks, asked questions in noob chat, talked to eve uni reps, etc, you'd find that the dick to nice person ratio is above 1:1 with the rest just going about their own thing. The only difference between WoW and EVE in respect to shit like this is that WoW scammers will find a way to do it that will make you unable to go to Blizzard whereas CCP knows to be so intrusive on player behavior is to fuck with the sandbox nature of the game and has a strict "Keep it to in-game/to in-game personas" policy. They've banned people for proven cases of out of game harassment based on in-game behavior (depending on the resolution of the situation by the players themselves the ban could be temp or full on permanent).

    Originally posted by Mors.Magne

    This discussion is almost irrelevant because Eve Online is coming to the end of it's life cycle anyway.

     

    Elite: Dangerous, which releases roughly this September, is looking like much the better game. It's a no-brainer, really.

    No offense here but first off Elite is not an MMO, it has drop in drop out-type multiplayer but you can also play it completely offline and second off: Learn from the morons who've been championing WoW-killers since time immemorial that an MMO never dies because of competition, it dies because of mismanagement.

     

    The main point is this: people are reading this thread because they are uncertain as to whether they should play Eve or not.

     

    The general advice is a resounding "No!"

     

    The game is expensive for what it is.

     

    It's a game that requires long-term commitment. What is the point in playing a game that requires long-term commitment when it's on a maintainance budget, the company is firing staff, and there are better games coming out on the near horizon?

  • PaskePaske ZagrebPosts: 122Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dakeru

    @Dihoru

    You keep bringing up WoW.

    I have yet to see threads about WoW welcoming a player back, where they know he had to take a forced break because he got cancer and they do so by ripping him off.

     

    Every game has its griefers and drama but no game regularly releases such disgusting news as EVE does.

     

    What does having cancer have to do with your ship being blown up?

     

    If your termianlly ill should no one kill you in game because of it ?

     

    And there is a small factor in EVE called - PVP.


    http://themittani.com/features/6vdt-cfc-battle-report

    I was there on winning side.

    But all you have seen is people crying how someone stole their pink pony.  This battle was result of over a month of small skirmishes and relentless 23/7 fleets on both sides.

     

    EDIT:

     

    Article on advice for would be CEO in normal EVE corp.

    http://themittani.com/features/corner-office-guide-corporate-security

    Now translate to garden variety MMO and guild in such an MMO. Of what is needed to lead one. YOu might get a granded scope of what kind of players like this game.

  • DakeruDakeru Posts: 1,637Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Paske
    Originally posted by Dakeru

    @Dihoru

    You keep bringing up WoW.

    I have yet to see threads about WoW welcoming a player back, where they know he had to take a forced break because he got cancer and they do so by ripping him off.

     

    Every game has its griefers and drama but no game regularly releases such disgusting news as EVE does.

     

    What does having cancer have to do with your ship being blown up?

     

    If your termianlly ill should no one kill you in game because of it ?

     

    And there is a small factor in EVE called - PVP.


    http://themittani.com/features/6vdt-cfc-battle-report

    I was there on winning side.

    But all you have seen is people crying how someone stole their pink pony.  This battle was result of over a month of small skirmishes and relentless 23/7 fleets on both sides.

     

    EDIT:

     

    Article on advice for would be CEO in normal EVE corp.

    http://themittani.com/features/corner-office-guide-corporate-security

    Now translate to garden variety MMO and guild in such an MMO. Of what is needed to lead one. YOu might get a granded scope of what kind of players like this game.

    Uhm sorry what? What does pvp have to do with this?

    These guys were his "friends" not his enemies. They knew about his story.. they welcomed him back.. they ripped him off.

    I have an entitlement delusion - because I have this strange idea that my 50$ should have the same value as anyone else's 50$
    "Your account is not entitled to the same value as a new account. Just saying you are entitled to the same as someone else because you said so is exactly what expresses your entitlement issues."

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    Originally posted by Mors.Magne
    Originally posted by Dihoru
    Originally posted by Dakeru

    Yeah silly me, why do I believe the people who post that as soon as they started they were ripped off or killed or whatever.

    All those people - they are all lying.

    EVE is very friendly to new players and the old players will help you during your puppy phase.

     

    Obviously a game company that encourages scamming creates a friendly environment.

    Nope, they allow it as they allow people who make a friendly community for all (like someone mentioned already: EVE Uni which protects its members and fields pretty deadly PvP fleets in response to griefers and I do not know in their entire history if Goonswarm even ever tried to dick around with them so yes there outliers in both directions).

    And yes you are quite silly bringing opinions and experiences into a debate based on objective facts, Hell if you even played the game for a weeks, asked questions in noob chat, talked to eve uni reps, etc, you'd find that the dick to nice person ratio is above 1:1 with the rest just going about their own thing. The only difference between WoW and EVE in respect to shit like this is that WoW scammers will find a way to do it that will make you unable to go to Blizzard whereas CCP knows to be so intrusive on player behavior is to fuck with the sandbox nature of the game and has a strict "Keep it to in-game/to in-game personas" policy. They've banned people for proven cases of out of game harassment based on in-game behavior (depending on the resolution of the situation by the players themselves the ban could be temp or full on permanent).

    Originally posted by Mors.Magne

    This discussion is almost irrelevant because Eve Online is coming to the end of it's life cycle anyway.

     

    Elite: Dangerous, which releases roughly this September, is looking like much the better game. It's a no-brainer, really.

    No offense here but first off Elite is not an MMO, it has drop in drop out-type multiplayer but you can also play it completely offline and second off: Learn from the morons who've been championing WoW-killers since time immemorial that an MMO never dies because of competition, it dies because of mismanagement.

     

    The main point is this: people are reading this thread because they are uncertain as to whether they should play Eve or not.

     

    The general advice is a resounding "No!"

     

    The game is expensive for what it is.

     

    It's a game that requires long-term commitment. What is the point in playing a game that requires long-term commitment when it's on a maintainance budget, the company is firing staff, and there are better games coming out on the near horizon?

    Proof?

    (do not supply the guardian article, actual press releases from credible sources please)

    Better games? Both Elite and SC are not MMOs, the only one that could be competition to EVE is The Repopulation because they are both sandboxes in a sci-fi setting and Repop may one day go into space but direct competition from the two upcoming sims? Elite may possibly take some people away but it does not have the same scope and SC is hopelessly outgunned here from the start because it will launch in 1-2 years and it will require high end computers to play.

    That said it isn't really that expensive for what it is... 15 USD a month for a living world where players can have a say in what goes on if they play their cards right is a small price and if my hunch is correct the EVE Universe will get a whole-lot bigger in the coming year.

    Also to the person who said EVE-Uni is permadecced:

    http://killfeed.eveuniversity.org/

    They are holding their own while being made up of a sizable chunk of new players.

    Originally posted by Dakeru
    Originally posted by Paske
    Originally posted by Dakeru

    @Dihoru

    You keep bringing up WoW.

    I have yet to see threads about WoW welcoming a player back, where they know he had to take a forced break because he got cancer and they do so by ripping him off.

     

    Every game has its griefers and drama but no game regularly releases such disgusting news as EVE does.

     

    What does having cancer have to do with your ship being blown up?

     

    If your termianlly ill should no one kill you in game because of it ?

     

    And there is a small factor in EVE called - PVP.


    http://themittani.com/features/6vdt-cfc-battle-report

    I was there on winning side.

    But all you have seen is people crying how someone stole their pink pony.  This battle was result of over a month of small skirmishes and relentless 23/7 fleets on both sides.

     

    EDIT:

     

    Article on advice for would be CEO in normal EVE corp.

    http://themittani.com/features/corner-office-guide-corporate-security

    Now translate to garden variety MMO and guild in such an MMO. Of what is needed to lead one. YOu might get a granded scope of what kind of players like this game.

    Uhm sorry what? What does pvp have to do with this?

    These guys were his "friends" not his enemies. They knew about his story.. they welcomed him back.. they ripped him off.

    Happens in all MMOs, just because EVE is a big fat target does not mean it is unique in this (WoW, Age of Conan, Star Wars Galaxies, Star Wars the Old Republic to name the ones I've seen this sort of event in personally and where said event did not result in any bans).

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  • PaskePaske ZagrebPosts: 122Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dakeru
    Originally posted by Paske
    Originally posted by Dakeru

    @Dihoru

    You keep bringing up WoW.

    I have yet to see threads about WoW welcoming a player back, where they know he had to take a forced break because he got cancer and they do so by ripping him off.

     

    Every game has its griefers and drama but no game regularly releases such disgusting news as EVE does.

     

    What does having cancer have to do with your ship being blown up?

     

    If your termianlly ill should no one kill you in game because of it ?

     

    And there is a small factor in EVE called - PVP.


    http://themittani.com/features/6vdt-cfc-battle-report

    I was there on winning side.

    But all you have seen is people crying how someone stole their pink pony.  This battle was result of over a month of small skirmishes and relentless 23/7 fleets on both sides.

     

    EDIT:

     

    Article on advice for would be CEO in normal EVE corp.

    http://themittani.com/features/corner-office-guide-corporate-security

    Now translate to garden variety MMO and guild in such an MMO. Of what is needed to lead one. YOu might get a granded scope of what kind of players like this game.

    Uhm sorry what? What does pvp have to do with this?

    These guys were his "friends" not his enemies. They knew about his story.. they welcomed him back.. they ripped him off.

     

    It has to do with what kind of game EVE is.

    Its a PVP oriented game with extremely complicated meta game involved or should I say intertwined.

    Thats what EVE is at its core.

    Also there are almost, ALMOST, no rules. Its sandbox game.

     

    But lets take another route shall we ...

     

    "When Goonswarms leader stood up and belittled, humiliated, shared private correspondence and encouraged a player to commit suicide at CCP's fanfest, both the audience and developers who were presence laughed along with him.  Was he permbanned, no."

    - Mittens lost his CSM president seat ( Google EVE CSM ) , he was perma banned from candidating again. The incident did not happened in game so in game account ban was impossible,

     

    "Recently a coalition (NC Dot) invited a person whom they knew was recovering from cancer to join their coalition.  They invited him to put all this stuff into a carrier and provided him with a cynosaural jump point into their null sec space.  They then proceeded to blow everything he had up and pod him.  A guy with cancer? This is the sort of depravity that should never exist in any game.  What did CCP do? Nothing. "

    - Would you mind supplying link to those forums post or any other data besides your claims this is actually what happened ? How do you know they did not have a laugh and then just sent him 10+ Bil ISK hour later with note like -  wellcome back f***r. Now get into a ship, we have a roam in 30 min.

    fact he has cancer has nothing, NOTHING, to do with game.

     

    "Which brings me to my own experience with griefing and developer apathy.  In early February I decided to help a group of players set up a non-kill on sight area in Stain null sec.  At this same time a player or players created 3 alt accounts, sent those alts out to Stain where they proceeded to follow me from system to system, verbally abusing me in local for hours at a time.  I was called a pedophile and accused of watching child pornography as well as being subjected to constant foul language.  This went on non-stop for 4 months."

    And this is the reason why we have this thread in first place. You decided to have care bear piece of space, where all would live in peace and love, in 0.0 space. Its like taking your friends and family into a war zone and then be shocked when they all get shot, maimed and or raped.

    As for that guy you had some choices: kill him, put him on ignore list, unsub. Crying on EVEO forums is not on that short list. Because others will come to kill time while their main is laging in 10% TiDi.

  • renstarensta Bat-YamPosts: 275Member Uncommon
    Wanted a true sandbox? here it is.   stop crying over it. 

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    Basically clicking away text windows ruins every MMO, try to have fun instead of rushing things. Without story and lore all there is left is a bunch of mechanics.
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  • guardinnerguardinner AlnwickPosts: 51Member
    Originally posted by YouSama
    Thanks for sharing this with us. Crossed EVE out of my "might pay to try again" list.

    Same.

  • VetarniasVetarnias Somewhere, QCPosts: 630Member Common

    If there is something I like about EVE, it's that it is a very atmospheric game. On that level, it's great.

     

    But then there is all the rest which tips the scales against it. And by "the rest", I mostly mean the player base. Sure, you shouldn't trust anyone. But the end result of that is that if you don't know (from real life or at least from another game) anyone who already plays EVE, you're just going to get bored doing single-player stuff because nobody in their right mind would trust a stranger. And there is not much a small group of people can do by themselves either. This is a game where large organized communities (like Goons) can thrive because everything takes place on the meta level. And now these large organized communities have a stranglehold on all political matters surrounding the game. Would anyone regard Mittani as a guru if he weren't a Goon?

     

    The other problem is the skill earning system, in real time. Someone who starts playing today is never going to catch up with someone who has been playing, or rather, subscribed, for a decade. I know it's quite fashionable among some people to say "you only really need x months' worth of skills to be able to get something worthwhile out of a ship", by which they mean a T1 frigate, of course. But even then someone who spent longer at the game is going to be able to get more out of that same frigate - and as the game grows older, it only gets worse. Which explains why CCP is so keen on selling multiple accounts - that's the only way to make their revenues increase if there's no influx of new players.

     

    And by now everything is old. Groups may win or lose a few more systems out in nullsec, but they are always going to be the same groups. The problem with EVE now is that while there is something appealing in the immensity of space, there is nothing left to discover. That reminds me of when Uncharted Waters Online opened its western server. It was brand new, in theory, but the game had been running in East Asia for years, so every aspect of the game was catalogued on Japanese and Korean wikis. Everybody knew what would unlock where and at what level. There was no sense of discovery, none of the fun of trial-and-error approaches. You did everything as the Japanese and Korean wikis told you. And in EVE, it's the same thing. Sure, established players will tend to be parsimonious in dispensing their knowledge, because every bit of information might be something they could use against you - or vice versa - one day, but there is nothing left that nobody has discovered. Whatever it is that you think you'll discover in EVE, you'll just be running into what other people already know. And that's boring.

  • RylahRylah Tribal VillagePosts: 193Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mors.Magne

    This discussion is almost irrelevant because Eve Online is coming to the end of it's life cycle anyway.

     

    Elite: Dangerous, which releases roughly this September, is looking like much the better game. It's a no-brainer, really.

    Indeed, player driven economy with deep industry in a sandbox with tactical and strategical warfare vs. flying around in a single ship trading with npcs. Only with no brain will you compare them.

    But the whole discussion is funny. All the scams in EvE (and also in real life) work on the greed of the prospective victim. If it is the ISK doubler, the friendly Goons transporting your stuff for free to the real lucrative sov in 0.0 they hold to the RL Nigeria scam or people promising HUGE return on capital with penny stocks they altruistically bring to your attention.

    People greedy enough to turn off their brains work as honeypots in EvE. They attract all the scum, so we others can better identify people to set red. But instead of being proud on delivering such an excellent service to the community at large by being the ritual sacrifices they act entitled. Entitled to be complete and utter morons and getting away with it unscathed.

    It is not even their fault. All those MMOs with a nanny attitude did that to them. They learned that even the biggest idiot is an untouchable sacred entitiy as long as he is a paying customer. Doesn't work with real social interaction. Bad luck.

    As others I found the community in EvE to be the best, most mature and helpful of all games I ever played with only Lotro coming near. In EvE a corp is a network of trust where you have to invest to get a return. Flying with people warrants actual sensible communication instead of calling each other names in a dungeon finder created band of strangers who think that all others suck.

    Oh and by the way: CCP doesn not "allow" or "encourage" scams. They just chose (thank god) to not interfere into ingame affairs. Freedom forces responsibilty for your own decisions an actions, a lesson some people didn't understand yet. The same persons calling for freedom in real life are calling for an authoritarian regime with the equivalent of death penalty (perma ban) in the game world.... Which is a double joke, since in a game the consequences of bad decisions don't have an irrepairable effect like they have in real life.

    And to close with a reference to the original post: Yes there are assholes in EvE. They are quite easy to spot and avoid . People like those "friends" don't develop such an attitude just in 5 minutes. They were definitely asshats before that incident and will be asshats for the rest of their lives. I am pretty certain the podded guy knew of their asshattery, since it is common knowledge in EvE to never trust all your assets to some promise of strangers. Especially when they are from the big mafia blocks in 0.0. So hardly a victim here but again a person who thought to take an easy and lucrative shortcut.

  • VetarniasVetarnias Somewhere, QCPosts: 630Member Common
    "Which brings me to my own experience with griefing and developer apathy.  In early February I decided to help a group of players set up a non-kill on sight area in Stain null sec.  At this same time a player or players created 3 alt accounts, sent those alts out to Stain where they proceeded to follow me from system to system, verbally abusing me in local for hours at a time.  I was called a pedophile and accused of watching child pornography as well as being subjected to constant foul language.  This went on non-stop for 4 months."

    And this is the reason why we have this thread in first place. You decided to have care bear piece of space, where all would live in peace and love, in 0.0 space. Its like taking your friends and family into a war zone and then be shocked when they all get shot, maimed and or raped.

    As for that guy you had some choices: kill him, put him on ignore list, unsub. Crying on EVEO forums is not on that short list. Because others will come to kill time while their main is laging in 10% TiDi.

     

    If I go to 0.0 space, gank the ever loving f--- out of me if you want. I understand that's part of the game, even if I may not like it. But foul language, accusations of being a pedophile, and this for hours at a time for four months, that's, if anything, immature. But it's more than that; if they've figured out who you are in RL (especially if you've made the mistake of keeping the same in-game name as in other games and they've Googled their way to more information from there),  libelous.

     

    What you don't seem to get is why should it be in CCP's interest that someone can be bullied or intimidated into leaving the game (putting him on ignore isn't enough if he's tailing you at all times just to harass you), and persuading others not to play it as a result of their story. I know that CCP has always pandered to the dregs of online gaming, but what else do they have to keep the company afloat apart from EVE? Dust 514 fizzled, if I remember, and they canned World of Darkness.

     

    And your comment indicates also that you expect every player in EVE to be either a conniving prick or a weakling to be driven out. Guy's a cancer survivor? Clearly a sob story that's a fib from start to finish, and if that's true, he's too weak for EVE! Someone threatens to commit suicide? Obviously a liar, or else he's at the bottom of our Spatial Darwinian order, so either way he's fair game! (And it's not because it appears that his priorities are misplaced - i.e. worrying about a bunch of pixels to the point of considering suicide - that he's necessarily lying, or it's your sacred duty to set him right through abuse if you believe him.) Whenever I hear horror stories from China or Korea about players committing murder based on some humiliation that happened in a game, I think: it's only a matter of time before that happens for something that occurred in EVE. And when that happens, you can bet the response will be very swift on all the little hijinks going on in the game -- if not from CCP, then from government authorities.

  • VetarniasVetarnias Somewhere, QCPosts: 630Member Common
    Oh and by the way: CCP doesn not "allow" or "encourage" scams. They just chose (thank god) to not interfere into ingame affairs. Freedom forces responsibilty for your own decisions an actions, a lesson some people didn't understand yet. The same persons calling for freedom in real life are calling for an authoritarian regime with the equivalent of death penalty (perma ban) in the game world.... Which is a double joke, since in a game the consequences of bad decisions don't have an irrepairable effect like they have in real life.

    I'll go as far as to say that the only possible reason the Margin Trading skill exists is to let the scammers run wild with it.

    Not to mention other features of the game which were used exclusively for scamming, like those player-set courier assignments running through low-sec asking for a stupidly high collateral. I vaguely remember CCP got rid of that because nobody was setting up legitimate offers - they were all scams, and when a scam becomes common knowledge, it's no longer a scam, is it?

  • jusomdudejusomdude Somewhere, KSPosts: 2,401Member
    I was looking for a game with good space gameplay and was thinking of trying eve again... but I guess I'll just wait for elite and star citizen.
  • RylahRylah Tribal VillagePosts: 193Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Vetarnias

    I'll go as far as to say that the only possible reason the Margin Trading skill exists is to let the scammers run wild with it.

    Not to mention other features of the game which were used exclusively for scamming, like those player-set courier assignments running through low-sec asking for a stupidly high collateral. I vaguely remember CCP got rid of that because nobody was setting up legitimate offers - they were all scams, and when a scam becomes common knowledge, it's no longer a scam, is it?

    Sorry to be so blunt, but you are hating for hates' sake, are you?

    Margin trading CAN be used for ONE type of pretty obvious scam. A lot of people use it to make some relatively easy passive income. I used to when my chars were quite new. Today I see it as a convenient service to dump loot, because I am mostly too lazy to set up sell orders in numbers myself. Without margin trading the speed and volume of trade especially in the less sought after goods would be far too small to be relevant and it would hurt the economy quite a lot. When all buy orders in the more obscure corners of the market would have to be covered 100% nobody would put them up, all would compete in the few direly needed product groups, the rest would be refined and hurt the mineral market on top. Dead economy and dead game.

    As for courier contracts: Of course they still exist and of course you are free to set start and delivery systems in high low or 0.0 and of course the freighter/jump freighter pilots can just choose to chuckle and take other contracts. Everybody who actually has stuff to deliver uses either corp services or red frog + subsidiaries. I would never even bother to transport stuff with a collateral of a billion when the possible reward is like 2 million and especially not when I'd have to enter low or 0.0 for that. It's just stupid. I have to shoot 2 fucking npc battleships in 0.0 or lvl 4 missions for at least the same income and with no risk of losing a billion in collaterals and another 1.6-6.5 billion for the hauler.  And believe it or not. Most players know that, a lot of the remaining guess it because they are smart and the rest... oh well.. they would probably invest when you make them buy stocks in the tooth fairy business.

  • uplink4242uplink4242 fx, MTPosts: 246Member
    Originally posted by Vetarnias
    Oh and by the way: CCP doesn not "allow" or "encourage" scams. They just chose (thank god) to not interfere into ingame affairs. Freedom forces responsibilty for your own decisions an actions, a lesson some people didn't understand yet. The same persons calling for freedom in real life are calling for an authoritarian regime with the equivalent of death penalty (perma ban) in the game world.... Which is a double joke, since in a game the consequences of bad decisions don't have an irrepairable effect like they have in real life.

    I'll go as far as to say that the only possible reason the Margin Trading skill exists is to let the scammers run wild with it.

    Not to mention other features of the game which were used exclusively for scamming, like those player-set courier assignments running through low-sec asking for a stupidly high collateral. I vaguely remember CCP got rid of that because nobody was setting up legitimate offers - they were all scams, and when a scam becomes common knowledge, it's no longer a scam, is it?

    Not at all. I'm not here to be a white knight, but margin trading and contracts are far from griefing mechanics. Margin trading is essential to any large scale trader as a way to keep your cash flow, and there are plenty of legit public contracts, and even a few trusted delivery corps (like redfrog or pushX). And to be honest it's fairly easy to spot most scams you see thesedays. You don't really know much what you're talking about, there's far more serious mechanic issues with the game than petty contract scams - just look at the ability to shoot fleet/corp members in hisec witouth being concorded. That is actually something with no legitimate use.

  • RylahRylah Tribal VillagePosts: 193Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by uplink4242
    - just look at the ability to shoot fleet/corp members in hisec witouth being concorded. That is actually something with no legitimate use.

    This only applies to corpmates. Fleet does not affect concord in any way or manner (I read it used to be like you said a loooong time ago).

    About legitimate use of that feature...

    How about corp training without half of low/null interfering?

    How about infiltrating a corp as a hitman/merc to get a kill on someone when he/she his flying something expensive?

    Yes, the latter is as legitimate as the former.

  • shakermaker0shakermaker0 SheffieldPosts: 194Member

    Sounds like you're ralllying against the spirit of what an MMORPG should be - unpredictable, dynamic, and, sometimes, harsh.

     

    CCP don't step into stop griefing because it is part of the fabric of their universe, it's a simulation, and if someone wants to act with the moral compass of an 18th century pirate, then so be it. It's then upto the rest of the playerbase to take up arms against it and dynamically and organically respond - maybe form their own vigilante groups, set bounties, and help out newbies. As soon as you take away this aspect, EO becomes a boring, stale, sterile place. 

     

    And this comes from someone who doesn't play the game, just admires what CCP have managed to create. It isn't perfect but it's about the closest you can get to a virtual world.

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