Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Venture-Killing Contest this August
Agent Anal Canal has found herself in a bit of a situation. She has a PLEX and needs to give it away. Can you help her?
Anal decided to create a contest, which will run all through the month of August. The winner will be the pilot who ganks the most Ventures. These days PLEXes are selling for nearly 800 million isk. By the end of August the price could be even higher.
A Venture-killing contest is an interesting idea. They are the smallest and cheapest of the mining ships. At a time when the New Order is making freighters drop like flies, having players compete to gank Ventures demonstrates the full scope of New Order authority. Personally, I have disliked Ventures ever since I saw the artwork for them, which doesn't fit with the rest of EVE's ship models. Also, they were intended to be used for lowsec/nullsec ninja-mining, but have been abused by people who AFK mine in highsec instead.
Critics will say, "Killing Ventures? There goes the New Order again, picking on new players." To which I reply, "Not at all. Not at all."
If you've never ganked miners before, or if you've just joined EVE, this contest is perfect for you. New players will find it easier to gank a Venture than one of the hardier mining ships. When you think about it, this is one of the most newbie-friendly activities ever organized by the New Order.
The rules are simple. Any questions should be directed to loyalanon or Anal Canal. May the best ganker win!