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What is a carebear to you?

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Xython
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#41 - 2012-05-01 16:59:20 UTC
Large Collidable Object wrote:
Xython wrote:


"I don't think I should have to risk losing a covops ship, all I'm doing is probing for wormholes and anoms, you should make it so I can probe while stealthed... "



Umm? Is this some sort of troll I'm falling for? I always probe whilst being stealthed...


But you can't launch the probes while stealthed, right?

(If you can, then I vastly need to reevaluate my use of probes.)

Therefore, there's a tiny segment of time where if you were stupid and sitting on a gate launching the probes, you would be vulnerable. You'd have to be an idiot to do so (at least, with reds in local or whatnot), and a rather big douche to then complain to CCP about how it's not fair you were attacked in the first place...

... but that's generally the kind of stupidity and entitlement we're talking about here. To continue our Hulk Carebear examination -- they are running max mining rigs, max mining gear, no tank, while perpetually AFK (or botting), and are absolutely shocked when a privateer decides to take out a very expensive target of opportunity.
Large Collidable Object
morons.
#42 - 2012-05-01 17:02:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Large Collidable Object
Xython wrote:
Large Collidable Object wrote:
Xython wrote:


"I don't think I should have to risk losing a covops ship, all I'm doing is probing for wormholes and anoms, you should make it so I can probe while stealthed... "



Umm? Is this some sort of troll I'm falling for? I always probe whilst being stealthed...


But you can't launch the probes while stealthed, right?

(If you can, then I vastly need to reevaluate my use of probes.)

Therefore, there's a tiny segment of time where if you were stupid and sitting on a gate launching the probes, you would be vulnerable. You'd have to be an idiot to do so (at least, with reds in local or whatnot), and a rather big douche to then complain to CCP about how it's not fair you were attacked in the first place...




Agreed - although I usually set up a safe before decloaking and launching probes (which is quite risk averse and thus carebearish of me, admittedly), but I got your point...
You know... [morons.](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gjOx65yD5A)
ian papabear
No Regard.
#43 - 2012-05-01 17:02:38 UTC  |  Edited by: ian papabear
a carebear avoids conflics, mines, is the guy in the shadow who does all the indy jobs. a carebear is someone who uses all skills in gunnery, missiles, drones, for pve and pve only. a carebear is someone who controls the market, someone who is richer than you and sits in station all day everyday. a carebear has multiple accounts and only uses them to scout, transport, buy/sell. a carebear scams. a carebear is someone who claims to know the mechanics of pvp based off what they have heard from others, a carebear is someone who has to create a fit in eft and pyfa (aka fitting warriors) , a carebear is someone who wont try anything out unless the stats look alright. a carebear is someone who takes great pleasure in killing rats rather than players, a carebear doesnt believe in pvp, a carebear is someone who will not fleet with you if you have a bounty or negative status. a carebear is someone who doesnt have killboard, a carebear is someone who lives in a trade hub, a carebear is someone who trade hub fights and thinks they are pro : trade hub fighting is not pvp. as you see anyone can be a carebear whether they live in high sec, low sec, or null sec. I live in null and i encounter just as much carebears here than i do in high sec

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Ana Vyr
Vyral Technologies
#44 - 2012-05-01 17:04:51 UTC
In this game, a carebear is a player who doesn't play the game the way somebody else wants them to.
Alotta Cleavage
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#45 - 2012-05-01 17:20:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Alotta Cleavage
Having played this game off and on for over 6.5 years and have avoided PVP and not even attempted it, that would be me, I'm a carebear. I'd post with my oldest alt, but I'd just get war'dec griefed etc...
MadMuppet
Critical Mass Inc
#46 - 2012-05-01 17:32:54 UTC
To me a carebear is a player that does not actively engage in PVP ship-to-ship combat and will more likely run from a fight rather than 'chance it'.

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Buck Futz
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#47 - 2012-05-01 17:47:02 UTC
They're not called carebears anymore.

They're 'hardbears'. So they feel better about themselves while they get ganked, I guess.

Some tool changed the vocabulary on us, so get used to it. Roll
Duke Nukem
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#48 - 2012-05-01 17:52:21 UTC
Everyone in this game is a carebear in one way or another.

Kizahhan
Doomheim
#49 - 2012-05-01 17:53:27 UTC
Carebear = high sec PPPPPPPPPvP station gamers or people who gank miners and act like its hard or some badge of honor to do so.

They are also the people who use the term Carebear the most, go figure
Xython
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#50 - 2012-05-01 18:03:18 UTC
Buck Futz wrote:
They're not called carebears anymore.

They're 'hardbears'. So they feel better about themselves while they get ganked, I guess.

Some tool changed the vocabulary on us, so get used to it. Roll


Yeah, again, "Carebear" suggests the children's toy and media line.

"Bear" also suggests a husky, manly gay man.

"Hard Bear" suggests he's happy to see you.
Jayrendo Karr
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#51 - 2012-05-01 18:08:04 UTC
NPC corp alts.
Vargan Armer
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#52 - 2012-05-01 18:08:58 UTC
Carebears are the people who give PvPers the ships to PvP
Mugged Yougot
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#53 - 2012-05-01 18:46:38 UTC
Everyone who ***** and moan whenever they lose capital.
Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#54 - 2012-05-01 19:01:49 UTC
Carebears are people who are PvP-averse to the point of not even wanting to defend themselves against it, and relying on game exploits (e.g. dec scraping), botting, or whining to CCP to protect them.

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Thorn Galen
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#55 - 2012-05-01 19:20:14 UTC
I read this thread expecting to be disappointed by the same regurgitated crap by bears and anti-bears.

I left feeling warm and fuzzy about being right.

Metal Icarus
Wraithguard.
The Wraithguard.
#56 - 2012-05-01 19:25:03 UTC
Carebear: Ignores CTA's and will not provide any support PVP wise unless they know they will live.

Also, they tend to care very much about what level your military index is (if you own sov). "If we deploy, how will we maintain military five in our systems?"

Had that convo yesterday.... Ended with me saying: "I do not think you have your priorities straight, chief"

Shade Severii
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#57 - 2012-05-01 19:28:58 UTC
carebear to me is someone who never engages offensively in pvp.
Zyress
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#58 - 2012-05-01 19:30:24 UTC
The Care Bears are characters created by American Greetings in 1981 for use on greeting cards. The original artwork for the cards was painted by artist Elena Kucharik. In 1983, Kenner turned the Care Bears into plush teddy bears. The Care Bears appeared in their own TV specials called The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings (1983) and The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine (1984). They also had their own television series from 1985 to 1988, in addition to three feature films: The Care Bears Movie (1985), Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986), and The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987).

Each Care Bear comes in a different color and has a specialized insignia on its belly that represents its duty and personality. This insignia was known as their "tummy symbol." However, the movie Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! renamed them "belly badges". Adding to the Care Bear family are the "Care Bear Cousins", which feature a lion, rabbit, penguin, raccoon, and other such animals created in the same style as the teddy bears.

In 2002, the bears were reintroduced with new toys. Made by Play-Along Toys, the new toys offered features such as illuminated bellies upon touch, aerobic bears, and glow-in-the-dark bears. As part of this comeback, the Bears have appeared in two computer-animated movies: Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot (2004) and The Care Bears' Big Wish Movie (2005). In 2007, the franchise celebrated its 25th anniversary; another relaunch took place, as well as the release of Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!.

In mid-2011, American Greetings announced a revival TV animated series titled "Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot". The premiere of the series will be utilizing "30 years of caring". It will premiere on The Hub sometime in the Summer of 2012.
Weaselior
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#59 - 2012-05-01 19:31:13 UTC
prey

Head of the Goonswarm Economic Warfare Cabal Pubbie Management and Exploitation Division.

Lost Greybeard
Drunken Yordles
#60 - 2012-05-01 19:31:24 UTC
It's people that don't participate in direct PvP (i.e. shooting other players) willingly. Fairly simple.

If they're out flying around and shooting at you on a regular basis, they aren't a carebear, or possibly you're jsut really ******* annoying or something.