Saturday, 10 October 2015

Oh, for crying in a bucket!

Your author has lamented his real life situation before.  He is relegated to high sec for the moment.  Bouts of skill queue online and lvl4 missions to keep the ISK ticking over.

This is how he came to spend a lot of time in business with Lozdod Pousel, the Sisters of Eve agent in the Osmon system.  Now Osmon is a special place.  Close to Jita, a lvl 4 SOE agent, and it spawns ice anomalies.  What's not to like?  All this attracts miners, mission runners, and CODE.

Now your author has nothing especially against miners/mission runners (care-bears from now on).  Or CODE.  He does however wish he could have one loyalty point for every time a care-bear whines about a gank in local - he would not have to run another mission. Ever.

Please note that I am not anti care-bearing here - for the time being, I am one.  Well sort of.  Maybe.  More about that soon...

If you are the kind of care-bear that takes losses in stride - move along, there's nothing to see here.  If however you are the other kind please for your own and your authors' sanity listen up.

There is no point in whining about a gank in local.  It hurts my ears.  You get no sympathy - on the contrary - it just ticks people off.  We've heard it all before, and we are sick of it.

You are outraged.  You lost an expensive ship.  It hurts.  Ganking is too easy.  Bla bla bla.

You have a number of valid points. We get it.  But, here's the thing:  The rules of engagement are what they are.  Ganking is a fact of life.  It is up to us to deal with it.

Ganking, like mining or missioning is a legitimate play style.  Last time I checked these guys also paid for subscriptions.

The sooner we get to this realisation, the better of we will be.


  1. Ahhhh... my friend, my friend... you have fallen to the age old trap...

    You hear the whines and cries of the entitled and self-oppressed and this has forced you to lose your sanity as such and now you have set out to "...bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote." in the ill considered belief that;
    (1) any of "them" are actually listening (the VAST majority of hisec solo carebears do not read blogs or follow the metagame AT ALL...) and
    (b) upon reading this, they will unerringly grasp just how deeply wrong they have been and immediately correct their behavior... (which, sad to say, goes totally against the grain of normal human nature....)

    While I applaud your stand and your eminently reasonable approach, you do realize you are pissing directly into the wind right? and keep in mind the wind you are pissing into is a hurricane of illogic and emotion with no basis whatsoever in the truths of life and death in New Eden...

    But, keep at it my friend... those windmills are waiting... =]

    1. Deep down I know you're right.

      Similar to the miner whiner if vets had even 1ISK for every time someone tries to change that behaviour, we would all be YOLO'ing bling ships into each other on the Jita undock without a care in the world.

      Maybe we're not that different after all and I have my own reality to get to grips with. Let that be a lesson about conceit and naiveté.

      Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

    2. "Maybe we're not that different after all and I have my own reality to get to grips with."
      Now THAT is wisdom...

      We are, each and alone, the absolute center of our subjective 'verse... this is the way of life.
      To see another's POV as if it were your own... this is the way of truth...
      To allow that some others have POVs you cannot and will never understand, and yet accept them as they are, this is the way of acceptance...
      To kill them all without rancor or anger, but in brotherhood... this is the way of EVE.