Enia McCool > hiCase in point, another lovely day in highsec.
Aaron Alckschild > sup
Enia McCool > ransom is 600m or we're going to gank you
Aaron Alckschild > lol what an asshole
Aaron Alckschild had been playing EVE for more than five years. He'd seen a thing or two--but not much more. He spent his five years engaged in highsec PvE, very, very, very slowly grinding isk. Then, at last, something interesting happened: His freighter was bumped.
Enia McCool > well, it's either a ransom or lose your stuffAaron attempted to engage his verbal warp core stabilizers, but to no avail. The bumper didn't wish to let Aaron's freighter go.
Aaron Alckschild > leave me alone
Aaron Alckschild > stop it
Enia McCool > no, pay up or die
Aaron Alckschild > go pick on someone else
Enia McCool > you're the best one to pick on right now
Enia McCool > do you see all those flashy red guys in local?The bumper claimed to be backed up by an Imperium/New Order gank force. However, Aaron didn't take her threats very seriously. His freighter wasn't caught in Uedama or Niarja, after all; he had the good fortune to be in Niyabainen, a 1.0 security system. This made Aaron almost completely invulnerable to ganks.
Enia McCool > they're with me, so you can choose to pay for me to "let you slip away"
Aaron Alckschild > ok ill give you 5 mil
However, there were some warning signs for Aaron to consider. Enia McCool made no effort to disguise her life's purpose. She linked plenty of freighter killmails in her bio.
Enia McCool > time is running outAaron was running a great risk with his bot-aspirant hauling operation. His freighter was packed with blueprints. Actually, it wasn't "packed", since you can hardly fill such a large space with blueprints. Still, Aaron felt safe in the warm embrace of the 1.0 security system. He brushed aside the threats.
Enia McCool > see, you have an unbelievable amount of blueprints on you
Enia McCool > and by the looks of they could all be researched
Enia McCool > id say 600m is peanuts compared to what it's worth
Enia McCool > we're ready to kill you, timer's run out, so pay up now or you're dead
Aaron Alckschild > wait...Until it was too late.
A gank fleet of 29 vessels, including several Taloses, dropped in. Aaron's freighter and its expensive library of BPOs went boom.
Enia McCool > no, you were too lateIn an instant, it occurred to Aaron that he needed to re-evaluate the situation.
Enia McCool > so next time, remember, I don't bluff
Aaron Alckschild > NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Enia McCool > 600m doesn't sound like much now does it?
Aaron Alckschild > NNNOO ASHOLE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"!!!
Enia McCool > I warned you didn'tIThe carebear was filled with regret. This is a common attribute of the post-gank bot-aspirant. If only they possessed foresight in equal measure.
Aaron Alckschild > DUDE COME ONE, ill pay you now
Aaron Alckschild > please
Enia McCool > àlright, give me the 600m and I'll contract you back the stuff
Aaron Alckschild > shit
Aaron Alckschild > DUDE please, i worked so hard for all that stuff, and i didnt think you could really kill me like that
Enia McCool > well I can, but look, if you pay me the 600m now you'll have it all back in an instantAaron didn't think he was properly warned by Enia. Her warnings weren't enough, because Aaron hadn't believed them.
Aaron Alckschild > thats silly
Aaron Alckschild > the only way we could do this if by a contract
Enia McCool > not paying in the first place was silly
Aaron Alckschild > i know, but i didnt know you could kill me
Enia McCool > you didn't bother to check my bio did you?
Aaron Alckschild > DUDE COME ONE, im crying right nowIncredibly, even after Enia had lived up to her promise of killing Aaron, the carebear practically accused her of being a scammer. Where's the trust?
Enia McCool > just send me the 600m and it's done
Aaron Alckschild > OH COME ON, it has to be acontract
Enia McCool > do you want the stuff or not?
Enia McCool > I guess you're not that interested...
Enia McCool > o/ fly safe next time
Aaron Alckschild > wait
Aaron Alckschild > cant you just forgive me and give me the blueprints back for a price?In reality, everyone who engages in unlicensed highsec PvE is also a PvP'er. Everyone in highsec depends on the Code; it is a social compact, a mutual promise among all who dwell there. By violating the Code, carebears commit an aggressive act against all other players in highsec.
Aaron Alckschild > please
Aaron Alckschild > just make a contract for the 600m and ill pay it
Aaron Alckschild > with all the bpos
Aaron Alckschild > i need them, i really do
Aaron Alckschild > im just a peaceful guy playing with industry and stuff, i never pvp and suddently you come and take my stuff, PLEASE DONT DO IT
Aaron Alckschild > seriously I NEVER thought you could really do that for one second
Aaron Alckschild > are you still there?Carebears, grinding for isk will leave you feeling meaningless and empty. Especially when we destroy all the stuff you did your grinding for.
Enia McCool > yeah just got the stuff in 4-4
Aaron Alckschild > I CANNOT PLAY ANYMORE, this is horrible, I cannot believe you people do this .... everything and I mean everything I had was in that ship
Aaron Alckschild > PLEASE, are you going to give them back?
Aaron Alckschild > I know you must be laughing and having a good time fun, but I am devastated, I CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE THIS!
Aaron Alckschild > Please help me out, I need those blueprints or I am out of the game because I cannot afford to lose this
Aaron Alckschild > You have no idea how much grinding work I had to go by to get those bpos
Enia McCool > now that I look at them, I think they're worth quite a bit more than 600mAaron chose the wrong path in EVE and paid the price for it. Was there a way for the carebear to recover, or had his adventure in EVE come to an end?
Aaron Alckschild > ye they are
Enia McCool > more along the lines of 10b I reckon, you don't happen to have that on you, do you?
Aaron Alckschild > NO I DONNOT
Aaron Alckschild > I have right now about 1bil
Aaron Alckschild > I put all of my cash into building that blueprint inventory
Aaron Alckschild > IT TOOK A REALLY long time
Enia McCool > well, just talked to the other guys, they want to keep the stuff, 1b just won't cut it
Aaron Alckschild > well what the heck, how much do you want
Aaron Alckschild > i have a really bad headache right now
To be continued...