Saturday, January 12, 2013

Permit Tank, Best Tank


Ouch! The Knights of the Order were forced to relieve a miner of a billion and a half worth of implants. Maharischi PyroxYogi took a great risk by mining without a license, and he paid for it. But we've popped many expensive pods, some even more expensive than this one. It was his Mackinaw that drew everyone's notice:


Maharischi's Mackinaw may have been the most expensive ship we've had to kill. He packed three Dread Guristas Adaptive Invulnerability fields onto his Mack, along with other tank mods. With nearly 50,000 EHP against Antimatter (more EHP than many Skiffs), he thought he could mine with impunity. But a fleet of a dirty dozen Knights assembled and produced one of the most beautiful killmails. Look at all those Catalysts.


The rebels of Chelien were aghast to see the fate of their fellow miner. They had not realized the extent to which the New Order's power has grown.


Some miners didn't take the news very well.


Others were more philosophical. Tear Two is determined to save every rebel miner he can, but even he could not make excuses for Maharischi's blunder.


Lissiri has fully disengaged from reality. When we can inflict 3 billion isk (or more, as a subsequent attack proved) of damage in one strike, yes, we own the system. Even nullsec sov-holders are pleased to do such damage with a dozen ships in one attack.


We may not be able to tell her what to do, but Lissiri has joined the ranks of many highsec miners whose bios are all about the New Order these days.


Later, once he finally returned to his keyboard, Maharischi spoke up. He claimed he was not a bot. Maybe. But he is most definitely a bot-aspirant.


He claimed his tank had saved him from Goon attacks in the past. He made the mistake of thinking that if his tank was strong enough, he would become exempt from the multiplayer aspect of EVE. It was a costly mistake. The only way to tank one's ship from the New Order is by spending 10 million isk for a permit.


Even putting aside the stacking penalty of three invulnerability fields, Maharischi's fitting was madness. We often point out how an untanked Mackinaw is a sign of bot-aspirancy. So, too, is fitting a billion isk tank. It can only be justified by the assumption of total immunity from ganks, which is paid back by endless hours of AFK mining. An expensive bot, but still a bot. Let this serve as a warning to all the miners out there: Fitting too much tank is just as bad as fitting no tank at all.

48 comments:

  1. Buy your permits, miners!

    That way when they keep blowing you up, you'll have given them ISK for NO reason! And no reason is the best reason!

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  2. The rebel loot fairies conspired against our glorious Knights :/

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  3. Blobbing now in high-sec. Looking forward to seeing ganks with 24 and 50 Catalysts.

    Can EVE get any more boring?!

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    1. You think 50 catalysts would be boring?

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    2. 50, 100, 1000, ... name any number. It is just another blob. You want to gank one player with 50 Catalysts? Go ahead. See what it gives you. I don't see how it is contributing anything new to the game.

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    3. But mining ice while afk is?

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    4. Sure it does!! Instead of constantly banning each and every player who uses tools for automation (bots) are these players now not all to be hated, but some are now welcome to play EVE! CCP made a wise and diplomatic choice and you only did not get the message. You still keep thinking there are players who need to be hated by how they sometimes like to play EVE. Well, guess what? The game has changed.

      And if history repeats itself then all that is going to happen is that those who cannot adapt and fight the changes the hardest - and this means you - are also those who are going to be punished for it.

      In the past did the botters always fight back and only got kicked harder. If you now want to take the spot light then go ahead. Just remember, we could not do much about the botters and we now cannot do much about you. This leaves the job to CCP.

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  4. Take your ~e-honor~ back to WoW. 50 catalysts would be a blast! I can see the shattered orca hulls now... Glory to the New Order.

    -Pig

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    1. *lol* e-honor ...

      What you don't know is that you act like some Facebook girl who gets all excited over her 50 new friend requests.

      Or perhaps like the school bully, who picks on the nerd with glasses to make his bully friends cheer.

      It turns you on and you continue doing it not realizing that you do anything if only it means you get more attention of your friends.

      You are more interested in posting and gaining popularity than actually making it happen. Or where is your glorious 50 Catalyst gang? It is not here, is it?

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    2. Do you commonly post on that Facebook girl's page, anonymously? Weird.

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    3. Boring! You are not the first kid trying to create an imagine around itself by making comments on the Internet. Write something new. Be creative. Only picking up some words of what I already wrote and twisting them around, imagining me as a pervert and that this makes a clever response, is infantile. A parrot can do this. Are you a parrot? Does Audrik want a nut?! I am sure you can do better.

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    4. We aren't going to let you turn Eve into some kind of screwed up mining game, anon.

      We will continue to expend as many Cats as needed to curb your bot-aspirant behavior.

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    5. Boring! The more incapable you are the more you imagine the things you can do. The world has lost a Harry Potter fan in you when you signed up for EVE.

      You have no choice but to keep bringing your griefing game, because even the victim of your latest gank has realized how stupid it has gotten when you ganked him with 12 Catalysts.

      You will see less and less "tears", and do you know why? You probably don't even know why players complain about their losses... It is because they have hopes for a chance to fight back, thinking they could have done something about their loss. Ganking players with 5 and more ships however doesn't make anyone complain, because whatever chances there may have been are 5 against 1 impossible to beat. Nobody is going to think that there could have been a chance to do something and so nobody is going to complain and shed a tear for you.

      So you do keep bringing those fleets! The best that can happen is that you take the place of the botters as the most hated kind of EVE players.

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    6. Impotent tears, best tears!

      All hail the New Order! All praise James 315!
      Victory!

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    7. @ AnonymousJanuary 13, 2013 1:49 AM
      Quote "It is because they have hopes for a chance to fight back, thinking they could have done something about their loss."

      Fighting back? He wasn't even at the keyboard. If he was he could of stay aligned to station or safe, and warped off when he saw gankers in local or on DSCAN.

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    8. Nonsense. You will continue with your grief play no matter what. You will then find new ways to gank whoever you want.

      Take the freighter ganks. First it was only pilots with unreasonably valuable cargo. Everyone had a laugh when they saw a freighter with 90 PLEX getting ganked. The greediest of pilots were given a lesson and had to learn to load up reasonably. At least many believed that this was the lesson...

      And what are you doing now with freighter pilots? It has turned from PvP to exploiting game mechanics again. Now you set up courier contracts with empty containers for 1b ISK collateral, where one cannot see the content before accepting it, and then gank the pilot, causing a 2.5b ISK loss, while you make ~40m ISK per ganker.

      Tell me again players can do something and fight back! What you do is anger play. You anger players and you want them to fight back only so you can find new ways to anger them. In the end the lesson is always them same, not to be angered but to ignore you. It is boring!

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    9. > In the end the lesson is always them same, not to be angered but to ignore you. It is boring!

      Actually the lesson here would probably be to think about a contract before accepting it.

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    10. No, the lesson is to ask CCP to make the contents of courier contracts visible *before* one accepts them. It is just another weakness in the mechanics, which now gets exploited.

      And check where all this has lead to. Freighter corps evade all wardecs with haulers in NPC corps and swaps cargo between two alts. Others double wrap their shit and try other things.

      This is not PvP. It is chicken shit.

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    11. please pvp us with your freighter. Does it shoot jet cans at us?

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    12. > And check where all this has lead to. Freighter corps evade all wardecs with haulers in NPC corps and swaps cargo between two alts.

      Uh, hiding freighters in NPC corps has nothing to do with making courier contract contents visible.

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    13. Just more boring responses. You still don't contribute anything new to the game. You will only retreat with your arguments to the point where you say that your losses are smaller than the ones you cause. What a depressing play style!

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    14. DAMN BORING THAT,S CUAZ THESE GRIEFERS CAN'T CREEATE ANYTHING ALL THEY DO IS DESTROY AND MAKE BORING BLOGS ROFLLOL!!

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    15. Who says the blog is boring?

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    16. A crying miner is claiming this blog is boring, anon 0250PM.

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    17. What does calling this blog boring accomplish in terms of keeping the poor miner's mining ship alive?

      Discuss.

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    18. I think he is attempting to dissuade us from tear collection, and therefor dissuade us from ganking, by characterizing this content as boring, instead of what it really is: Hilarious.

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    19. well his ploy wont work :D

      keep on harvesting those tears!

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    20. just to let you all know .. if you got this far from reading all of this crap that even if you do donate your 10mill for a lic. they still can and will kill you in your ship. I have bought one before and got killed on my other toon. concider that when you buy one. nothing is stopping them from doing it to you like they did to me. Would be sham that they would not post this on here to let you know the truth and it would show me and you all that it is the truth and they all know it.

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    21. Sorry to point out the obvious "Anon May'8" - but if you were killed on another toon from the one that bought the permit, surely you still mining without a permit.

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  5. Bringing order to the chaos that is Highsec is in fact bringing something new to the game.

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  6. Permit tank is best tank.

    Paying attention tank is second best tank.

    AFK tank is worst tank.

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  7. It didn't even drop.........

    :(

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  8. That's right carebears! There is absolutely nothing you can do to defend against us! The cards are completely stacked against you!

    ***3 OPTIONS*** buy a permit, lose your mining ship, unsubscribe to EVE Online. CHOOSE!

    -Pig

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  9. Amazing... astounding... unbelievable... incredible!!!

    The ridiculous fittings are what made this mackinaw so vulnerable. Even committing multiple Taloses would have been worth it in this case.

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  10. asteroid miner tank is the BEST tank.

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  11. This is bull. I'm not paying a single cent to you to mine.

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    1. OK we didn't want your cents anyways. How about that ten million ISK for your mining permit? Please remit ten million ISK to Phoenix Bibbs in game and I'll get tort permit squared away.

      Be smart mine ATK with a permit.

      And will people stop paying as anon so I know who to gank?

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  12. Stupid autocorrect stop posting as anon. Last time I do this from my tablet.

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  13. This has to stop hear and now!!!
    CCP needs to make EVE safe for miners!
    First it was hulkageddon, then came along the New Order.
    They exploided bumping, well I could live with that but things got worse.
    After they realized bumping didn't produce enough tears they started ganking us poor harmless miners. I thought that I had seen the worst EVE could offer but I was wrong.
    Only this morning, npc pirates WHO ARE BOTS THEMSELVES attacked my defensless miningbarge and destroyed it before I noticed the attack!
    This has to stop! A mining barge isn't meant for combat, how can CCP expect that I tank it and use combat drones? I just want to mine in peace, I am no warrior!
    I decided to move to a quiet system but those bullying npc's just followed me. That was the breaking point for me! If CCP doesn't nerf npc's and suicide gankers I'll quit EVE forever. Also I have 50 friends who have 3 accounts each who'll quit in protest!! Those are all powerfull people in nullsec I tell you and even they hate rats and bumpers.
    plz CCP nerf rats, they are worse than Hitler!
    Miners deserve to mine, free from any kind of combat!

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    1. You do realize a lot of miners used to cry about bumping by telling us to attack. So Code Enforcers attacked. And like clockwork more complaints arise.

      You're welcome for getting what you asked for.

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  14. What most people in Eve don't realize is that James and his crew (among others) are deliberately and openly REJECTING the social norms of society within this game. By doing so, they are breaking away from the sheep herd and truly engaging in winning behavior.

    Be a winner, not a sheep.

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    1. You are confusing "winner" with "coward".

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    2. Winner and Coward are completely unrelated. They are winning eve, in the most literal sense, because of their outlook of the game. They don't care about appeasing people, and thus, fickle groups of people with varying ideals don't hold them back. You are a member of a group that you believe if you just "behave well" then others will "behave well to you" which is fallacy. James belongs to a very specific group with a very specific outlook; they all know what they are getting out of the relationship.

      The confusing part is why you expect to be rewarded for "being good" to random people who could care less.

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    3. And you are confusing bravery and cowardice with the unimportant fate of internet spaceship pixels.

      Eve Online is a sandbox game. Winning is whatever the player defines it as.

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  15. As someone said recently:

    "I know you believe you shouldn't be attacked. I did exactly to prove you wrong. If you keep doing nothing you'll be ganked again by me or someone else like me. Beliefs won't save you. Proper playing will. Find smart carebears, join them, learn from them."

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