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Save the Whales: Buffing the Orca until it is a Blackfish

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Staten Island
Diversity 101
Domain Research and Mining Inst.
#1 - 2014-07-30 15:21:37 UTC
Everyday in New Eden, untold numbers of Orcas are slaughtered for no legitimate reason. Orcas, or killer whales, are truly majestic creatures and are the largest member of the Mining Family. In the wild, they live in complex and cohesive family groups called pods. The pods are highly structured with an orca usually leading a large pack of lesser animals. The clans live in asteroid and ice belts throughout New Eden trying to live peacefully eking out a merge living in the pursuit of industry. These Orcas, however, are being hunted to near extinction.

It is no surprise that CCP has little regard for the Orca. CCP being an Icelandic Company reflects the utter disregard that the Icelandic people have for whales. Despite near universal condemnation, the people of Iceland have continued to whale hunting fueled by a near pathological hatred of whales. (I have it on good authority that Icelandic children are taught from an early age to hate two (2) things: whales and the European Union). It is this near maniac pathological hatred of whales that has continued to fuel CCP’s attitude toward the Orca.

Clearly, the Orca is the king fish of the ice and asteroid belt. There is simply no legitimate reason why it should not be able to defend itself from the hordes that wish to see it extinct. With a hull bigger then many battleships for what legitimate reason does it not have turrets? And why is it so lumbering? As anyone can tell you, in the wild the Orca is a speedy water bourn missile with sharp killing teeth. It is totally immersion breaking that its space cousin is a defenseless lumbering beast.

What can be done? If you believe as I do, that the whales must be saved, then there must be decisive action. Greenpeace has shown the way. Gorilla action is necessary. Letter writing and fund raising campaigns are a necessity. If we get enough funds we can purchase another Rainbow Warrior to harass the hunters until they give in. But that is all in the short term. Until those whale hating miscreants in CCP learn that it is unacceptable that 600mil isk ships are utterly defenseless, nothing will be done.
Paranoid Loyd
#2 - 2014-07-30 15:46:59 UTC
Shocked

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Fix the Prospect!

Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#3 - 2014-07-30 15:51:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Ralph King-Griffin
Hannibal Crusoe
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#4 - 2014-07-30 16:08:15 UTC
If it could fit a turret they would fill it with mining lasers.

Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn

Belt Scout
Thread Lockaholics Anonymous
#5 - 2014-07-30 16:10:12 UTC
That was a fun read.

Have some likes Op. Big smile

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They say most of your brain shuts down on the EvE forums. All but the impatient side, and the sarcastic side. No wonder I'm still awake.

**This IS my main so STFU.

Sibyyl
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2014-07-30 16:12:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Sibyyl
I think 200k+ EHP is the very definition of a good defense.

Edit: Did I get trolled? I can't tell.

Joffy Aulx-Gao for CSM. Fix links and OGB. Ban stabs from plexes. Fulfill karmic justice.

Belt Scout
Thread Lockaholics Anonymous
#7 - 2014-07-30 16:15:33 UTC
Sibyyl wrote:
I think 200k+ EHP is the very definition of a good defense.

Edit: Did I get trolled? I can't tell.


By the time you realize it happened, it'll be too late. Should have used protection. P

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They say most of your brain shuts down on the EvE forums. All but the impatient side, and the sarcastic side. No wonder I'm still awake.

**This IS my main so STFU.

Mildew Wolf
#8 - 2014-07-30 16:48:47 UTC
Zimmy Zeta
Perkone
Caldari State
#9 - 2014-07-30 16:52:57 UTC
Mildew Wolf wrote:
http://youtu.be/jpHGAi62Q5g


Dafuq did I just watch?

I'd like to apologize for the poor quality of the post above and sincerely hope you didn't waste your time reading it. Yes, I do feel bad about it.

Felicity Love
Doomheim
#10 - 2014-07-30 16:54:02 UTC
"Orca's need capital weapon hardpoints... afterall, those crazy kids managed to put BS sized weapons on BC's... so not like it can't be done."

Paid for by the "ORCAs NEED GUNZ" campaign for a safer world. P

"EVE is dying." -- The Four Forum Trolls of the Apocalypse.   ( Pick four, any four. They all smell.  )

Staten Island
Diversity 101
Domain Research and Mining Inst.
#11 - 2014-07-30 16:59:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Staten Island
Felicity Love wrote:
"Orca's need capital weapon hardpoints... afterall, those crazy kids managed to put BS sized weapons on BC's... so not like it can't be done."

Paid for by the "ORCAs NEED GUNZ" campaign for a safer world. P


So true. An orca is a capital ship, as such it should have capital guns. Ofc it needs a tracking role bonus to hit those tiny little ships that harass it so.

Edit: Ofc those bastards in CCP are just going to mumble something about balance and op - but that clearly is just more icelandic whale hatred.
ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
#12 - 2014-07-30 17:03:33 UTC
Felicity Love
Doomheim
#13 - 2014-07-30 17:07:22 UTC
Staten Island wrote:
(I have it on good authority that Icelandic children are taught from an early age to hate two (2) things: whales and the European Union).


... is pretty sure the whales will outlive the EU... since whales tend not to implode of their own volition. Roll

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Ocean Ormand
Bagel and Lox
#14 - 2014-07-30 17:10:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Ocean Ormand
Staten Island wrote:
Felicity Love wrote:
"Orca's need capital weapon hardpoints... afterall, those crazy kids managed to put BS sized weapons on BC's... so not like it can't be done."

Paid for by the "ORCAs NEED GUNZ" campaign for a safer world. P


So true. An orca is a capital ship, as such it should have capital guns. Ofc it needs a tracking role bonus to hit those tiny little ships that harass it so.

Edit: Ofc those bastards in CCP are just going to mumble something about balance and op - but that clearly is just more icelandic whale hatred.


I have often said to myself, "self - that orca is one of the most underpowered ships in the game. It needs some love." Putting aside everything else it should have warp bubble immunity so that it can fulfill its role of being in command of the belts. After all how can it effectively run mining ops if it cant get to systems its supposed to be in?

OFC CCP will probably ignore the continued legitimate needs of a very important ship in favor of making more desy skins. Whale haters.
ISD Dorrim Barstorlode
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#15 - 2014-07-30 18:57:47 UTC
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