Enia McCool > well, just talked to the other guys, they want to keep the stuff, 1b just won't cut itThe carebear claimed to have only 1 billion isk left in his wallet. Almost everything he owned was in that freighter.
Aaron Alckschild > well what the heck, how much do you want
Aaron Alckschild > i have a really bad headache right now
Aaron Alckschild > I NEEEED those bpos
Enia McCool > well since you only have 1b, you're not going to be able to buy it backAaron was in a poor bargaining position. It was trivially easy for Enia to sell the blueprints on the open market for full price. The gank did occur in highsec, after all.
Enia McCool > we've made up our mind, next time, pay the bumper, and don't carry all your stuff at once
Aaron Alckschild > NOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Aaron Alckschild > I NEED THEM , DONT GO
Aaron Alckschild > PLEASE AT LEAST SOME OF THEM
Aaron Alckschild > MY GOD PLEASE, CONSIDER AN OFFER OR SOMETHINGOnly a few moments earlier, Aaron had 1 billion in his wallet. Now he offered 3 billion for nearly 10 billion worth of BPOs. Typical carebear.
Aaron Alckschild > THERES GOT TO BE SOMETHING WE CAN WORK OUT
Aaron Alckschild > ILL GIVE YOU 3 BILLION
Aaron Alckschild > ILL GIVE YOU 3 BILLION FOR THE BPOS
Aaron Alckschild > PLEASE
Aaron Alckschild > I HAVE NOTHING ELSE LEFT
Aaron Alckschild > ITS TOO BIG OF A LOSS AND YOU GUYS KNOW IT
Enia was now preoccupied with the task of tending to the newly acquired treasure trove. She invited Multiple Inbound Supercaps to the convo. Multiple was authorized to negotiate with the distraught carebear. However, Aaron was so busy wailing that he didn't even notice Multiple's appearance.
Aaron Alckschild > ITS NOT FAIRThe first step, clearly, was for the carebear to calm down.
Aaron Alckschild > IVE BEEN WORKING FOR THIS FOR SUCH A LONG TIME
Aaron Alckschild > I CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE THEM
Aaron Alckschild > I NEED THEM
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > is your caps lock broken?
Aaron Alckschild > NO COME ON, DUDE im am devastated
Aaron Alckschild > theres got to be something we can work out
Aaron Alckschild > shit man, this effin sucks big timeActually, Aaron didn't calm down very much. But he at least seemed more in control of himself once he did all his bawling in lower-case.
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > right
Aaron Alckschild > you know how many hours i but into this game to earn that isk
Aaron Alckschild > its really really hard work
Aaron Alckschild > and i dont have that much money left
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > we have 4 bil in blueprintsFor the first time, Aaron learned that the gankers didn't have all 10 billion isk in their possession.
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > from you
Aaron Alckschild > what about the other bpos?
Aaron Alckschild > other people took them?
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > those are all that dropped
Aaron Alckschild > which ones are they?
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > look at the killmailIt took a while for Aaron to come to grips with the fact that he'd lost much of his BPO library. He couldn't get those blueprints back, even if the gankers wanted him to.
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > those are the ones we have
Aaron Alckschild > wait a minute, so you only have the green ones?
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > yes
Aaron Alckschild > where the heck are the other ones then?
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > destroyed
Aaron Alckschild > no way
Aaron Alckschild > destroyed how?
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > game mechanicsAn EVE player since 2010, ladies and gentlemen.
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > you died
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > 50% of loot drops
Aaron Alckschild > ah crap
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > so do you want them or notOne of the reasons most of us don't have a great fondness for highsec PvE'ers is that they lie so much. To summarize, Aaron claimed to have only 1 billion isk left to his name. Then he offered 3 billion for the BPOs, and now he had only 2 billion--all within the space of an hour. The carebear's wealth was rapidly fluctuating.
Aaron Alckschild > yeah but you have to give them with a discount i mean i cannot afford to pay for them
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > how much isk do you have
Aaron Alckschild > 2 billion
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > that'll get you half the blueprints
Aaron Alckschild > ok wait
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > whatSeconds later, Aaron was back up to 2.5 billion isk. And carebears accuse our Agents of being untrustworthy! For the sake of comparison, a New Order mining permit cost 10 million isk three years ago, and it costs the exact same amount today. You can safely rely on the New Order.
Aaron Alckschild > ok ill give you 2.5 bil
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > For what
Aaron Alckschild > for all of them, i mean i cannot afford to lose all the money, i mean i just lost a lot
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > you must be joking
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > why would i sell 4 bil worth of stuffFor some reason, Aaron felt absolutely entitled to a hefty discount. But when was the last time a freighter pilot gave gankers a break?
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > for 2 bil
Aaron Alckschild > man
Aaron Alckschild > come on
Aaron Alckschild > cant you consider my loss
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > well
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > no
Aaron Alckschild > how about 3 bilDeprived of the one thing he cared about, the carebear became unmoored from reality. He was flopping around like a fish out of water. Did Aaron have any hope of attaining redemption--or at least some of his precious BPOs?
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > 3 =/= 4
Aaron Alckschild > dude come on, give me a cut, its really expensive
Aaron Alckschild > I lost HALF OF the blueprints
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > you were carrying 10 bil
Aaron Alckschild > YES
Multiple Inbound Supercaps > and you expected you wouldn't die
Aaron Alckschild > I DIDNT kno
To be continued...