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GRATZ for reaching 40K Alice. Here have a carrier :)

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Mizhir
Escalated.
Project Gungnir.
#1 - 2013-03-24 22:28:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Mizhir
So this is a story about how 12 EVE players from different alliances across the game gave a carrier to a 13th person. EVE is F’cking real.

In the dangerous and unfriendly lands of the EVE forums there is a little kingdom hidden in a far corner. This kingdom is known as OOPE and is a kingdom of friendliness and respect where both players, trolls and ISDs post together in harmony. From her castle, the LAGL thread, Alice Saki also known as the Queen of likes. But she is not like the queens in fairytales like Snow White and Narnia. No, she is a Queen loved and liked by everyone. And I have written this thread to celebrate the 40k like milestone which was reached by our lovely queen.

But this thread is just a small part of the celebration. We planned a little surprice party for her where she received an Archon as a gift from the OOPE community. EVE is a game known for backstabbing and mistrust, yet I still managed to convince 11 players to trust me their ISK so we could purchase an Archon for her. And out of these 11 players only 2 of them were players who have played the game with me. The rest are from different alliances and have never played with me or each other. And this basically sums up the LAGL community as well as the actual EVE community. Because no matter how much ISK you got, it still can’t replace what friends who trust you can offer and there is this old EVE saying: The best ship is friendship.

The Party
video will be up soon and BP has recorded her reaction on comms
Sadly, out of the 12 contributors only 3 could show up. Zimmy and I in stealthbombers with festival launchers and Jonah Gravenstein in a frig with festival launchers. We were waiting in Vestouve when Alice suddenly showed up. It caught us by surprise since the initial plan was different (see below) and I started to panic a bit. But luckily it caught Alice by surprise even more.
From the Likes and get Likes channel:
Alice Saki > What?
Alice Saki > :S
Marcus Gord > ?
Alice Saki > 3 people from Lagl are in local with me
Alice Saki > I feel like this is a trap
Alice Saki > IS THIS THE CAGE?
Zimmy Zeta > do yuo smell the coffee?
Alice Saki > I'm gonna make a coffee.... This is mind bending
Zimmy Zeta > lotsa milk and two sugar, plz
Alice Saki > ♥
Alice Saki > prefect
Alice Saki > So what you guys doing? Op or something?
Mizhir > a little stealthbomber roam
Zimmy Zeta > RVB ganked..scouting the terrain

At this point my thought was ohh ****. We now have told 2 different lies. Luckily she didn’t suspect anything and kept on talking. She kinda made it easy for us :P

Alice Saki > Oh right
Alice Saki > I'm on a Mission!
Alice Saki > I was told to get a cyno here
Mizhir > well, that was coincidence
Mizhir > guess BP had intended to hotdrop the ganked roam
Alice Saki > Hmmmm Seems Unlikly
Zimmy Zeta > SPAI!!!
Alice Saki > Now that I think about it... why do we need a Cyno here...
Alice Saki > Oh
Alice Saki > Its close to our temp home xD
Alice Saki > 2 weeks Vacation in Syndicate

The talking kept on while she didn’t suspect anything. We were still waiting for Buhhdust Princess to get his archon alt in position. I located Alice in the 2nd station and Zimmy and I waited cloaked outside. Then BP asked if we were ready and I told him to go. Alice undocked and lit a CYN0. Zimmy, Joneh and I uncloaked and charged towards her while firing fireworks. Suddenly Spaceships jumped in a few Black Ops and they had a bunch for repair drones to rep her since they couldn’t fit launchers on the BO. The party really took her by surprise.

From LAGL channel:
Alice Saki > At last
Alice Saki > ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Alice Saki > I can't believe this LOL! so many firewoprks

Local spam:
Mizhir > 40K LIKES \o/ GRATZ
Buhhdust Princess > HAPPY 40K LIKES!
MrMaaX > HAPPY 40K LIKES!
Halaxi > HAPPY 40K LIKES!
Alice Saki > Huh?
Tegroidiumx > HAPPY 40K LIKES
Alice Saki > Lol
Dunolathi > HAPPY 40K LIKES!
PhantomF HarlockIII > HAPPY 40k LIKEs
Azhy > happy 40k likes!
Komikron > HAPPY 40LIKES
Jase Lors > AND HERES UR PRESENT \O/
Zimmy Zeta > BADABOOM
Alice Saki > omfgg
Zimmy Zeta > HAPPY 40K
Alice Saki > you guys xD
Buhhdust Princess > HAPPY 40K alice enjoy the archon! :)
Buhhdust Princess > and the discooooo
Buhhdust Princess > :)
Jonah Gravenstein > \0/
Buhhdust Princess > HOOOORAAAAAAAAY \O/
Buhhdust Princess > NOW GET ANOTHER 40K
Zimmy Zeta > YAAAAAY
Alice Saki > ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jase Lors > OOOOOOH FLASHY
Jonah Gravenstein > is someone frapsing?
Mizhir > i am
Jonah Gravenstein > sweet
Mizhir > OMG this is amazing
Buhhdust Princess > woiohohohohoo \o/
Alice Saki > Srsly!
Buhhdust Princess > party tiiiiime
Alice Saki > I can't believe this
Alice Saki > Lol
Zimmy Zeta > PARTAY
Alice Saki > This is crazy!!
Buhhdust Princess > heheh :D
Buhhdust Princess > SURRPRRRIISSEE \O/

And it kept going on for a while.

Meanwhile in LAGL channel:
Mizhir > You see the Archon?
Alice Saki > I see it!
Mizhir > it's yours
Alice Saki > /emote Hugs Everyone
Alice Saki > How Who?
Alice Saki > omg
Mizhir > we are 12 from lagl who chipped in some isk
Alice Saki > ♥
Zimmy Zeta > most LAGL regulars were contributing and collecting money
Alice Saki > ♥
Alice Saki > Thank you Everyone!

And at this point all the fireworks went on while Alice was still shocked.

❤️️💛💚💙💜

Mizhir
Escalated.
Project Gungnir.
#2 - 2013-03-24 22:28:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Mizhir
The story behind it
This celebration began as a joke by me. I posted in the LAGL thread that we should give Alice a titan when she reached 50k likes because she gave a Monocle to Zimmy Zeta when he reached 10k likes (That monocle is now a LAGL tradition and will pass on to members who reach 10k likes). Zimmy Zeta then corrected me (while still joking) that a titan would be too expensive for us so a Carrier was more realistic. Not much happened until Zimmy and I later received a mail from Random McNally who asked us if we were serious, which we initially weren’t but then when I thought about it I liked the idea (pun is unintended). So I sent out mails to players who frequently posted in LAGL and asked if they wanted to contribute to this gift. And we ended up being 12 contributors. However at this stage Alice was still far from 50k likes as well as 40k likes, so we chose to move it to 40k, so we can spread the joy earlier.

The next step was to get a carrier. Initially the plan was to build it since Random has an alt that can make caps. But suddenly Alice’s posting increased rapidly and we started to doubt if we could construct it in time, so we chose to buy one instead. I contacted Alice’s alliance leader Buhhdust Princess and told him about the idea and asked about which carrier she most likely wanted. The answer was an Archon. It surprised quite a few of the contributors, but the answer is simple. The character Alice isn’t the main. I also spoke with BP about making a surprice event for Alice. The plan was simple. The contributors and I would gather in the system where the Archon was located and BP would arrange a Black Ops fleet like they often do. However instead of dropping on top of an unsuspecting enemy they would drop on us who would shoot fireworks at Alice while cheering in local. And I would contract the carrier to her.


Big thanks to the contributors who all chipped in 119.5mill isk. Without you it would never be possible:

  • Kenneth O'Hara
  • Qaidan Alenko
  • Random McNally
  • Surfin's PlunderBunny
  • Graygor
  • Jonah Gravenstein
  • DeMichael Crimson
  • Eurydia Vespasian
  • miiral
  • Zimmy Zeta
  • Alexis Valentyne
  • And ofc me Big smile

Also thanks to Buhhdust Princess and Suddenly Spaceships for helping us to arrange this, making an awesome party and donating the modules for the carrier.

❤️️💛💚💙💜

Mizhir
Escalated.
Project Gungnir.
#3 - 2013-03-24 22:28:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Mizhir
Greetings from contributors who couldn't make it to the EVEnt

Miiral:
Quote:
Congrats Alice for your achievement! May this gift help you to spread the wisdom of glomping for everyone :D



DeMichael Crimson:
Quote:
I shall never forget the day when Alice Saki charged into a forum thread right after I was unjustly accused and proudly proclaimed:

"Erm... I am the Like Farmer, throw your insults my way."

If I could have, I would have gave that reply a million likes. Later when the topic was brought up in another thread, Alice Saki humbly said:

"Hmmmmm I don't think I've been called a like farmer by anyone but myself :) :D"

Well, this one's for you Alice Saki. You're not just a Like Farmer, you're the Queen of all Like Farmers.

Gratz on +40K LIKES. I have no doubt you'll easily get another 40K LIKES within a few weeks. Guess we better start planning another party right now. :)

With much respect,

DMC



Qaidan Alenko:
Quote:
Congratualtions Alice on your 40k likes, it couldn't have happened to a more likeable person (que rimshot).

May your new toy be forever flowing with the rich scents and flavors of your favorite coffees.



Alexis Valentyne:
Quote:
To my 1000th liker, grats on 40k from this weegieburd. Enjoy; Dinnae let us doon!

❤️️💛💚💙💜

Mizhir
Escalated.
Project Gungnir.
#4 - 2013-03-24 22:28:51 UTC  |  Edited by: Mizhir
Alice, I think I can speak on behalf of many players when I say that we love the community in our own corner of the forums. And you have been a major part of this community to such a degree that activity of the community scales with the activity of your posting. Not only have you contributed to keep the LAGL thread active, you have also kept friendly and random discussions going, and you have always provided us with entertainment and smiles. And oddly enough, your love for coffee is something we can permanently talk about. Congratulations for reaching 40k likes. That’s quite a lot and it is near the amount of EVE players that is online during a calm day.

I was really shocked by how amazing this event turned out to be. All the hapiness, all the joy. It is one of the most amazing things I have done in EVE.

A big thanks to everyone who made it possible.

EVE is freaking real.
-Miz

❤️️💛💚💙💜

miiral
#5 - 2013-03-24 22:40:58 UTC
"Alice Saki > IS THIS THE CAGE?"
if EVE teaches anything it is paranoia :D
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#6 - 2013-03-24 22:57:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
One little nitpick, I didn't undock, I was cloaked about 40km off of the station. The sudden appearance of lots of reds via cyno, while expected, still made me go "oh shieet", that and the horrendous lag I was suffering made me a little slow off the mark, I was half expecting a socket closed error because of the time between activating the launcher and it actually spamming fireworks.

Awesome work by Miz for organising it all, and thanks to everybody who made it happen.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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Camper101
Mind Games.
Suddenly Spaceships.
#7 - 2013-03-24 22:57:54 UTC
I didn't make it, but the first thing i hear on comms is still : "I can't believe it!" You seem to have seriously impressed Ms Saki :D

Happy 40k!

2013.03.01 13:30:58 notify For participating in the General Discussion Forum Section your trustworthiness has been adjusted by -2.5000.

My name is Hans. The "L" stands for danger.

Buhhdust Princess
Mind Games.
Suddenly Spaceships.
#8 - 2013-03-24 23:02:19 UTC
HAPPP 40K alice! thanks to everyone who organised, was a nice surprise :)
Alexis Valentyne
Anacorn Contracts Agency
#9 - 2013-03-24 23:07:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Alexis Valentyne
Congratulations, Alice! Sorry I couldn't be there, but happy to have been part of this and I wish you many more likes and kills in your Archon!

To 50k!!

\o/

I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.

Rain6636
Team Evil
#10 - 2013-03-24 23:08:08 UTC
I read everything and I still don't know what's going on
Indahmawar Fazmarai
#11 - 2013-03-24 23:12:58 UTC
Rain6636 wrote:
I read everything and I still don't know what's going on


Alice Saki got 40,000 forum likes, and 12 players from the "like and get likes" threadnaught gave her a surprrise party and gifted her a carrier.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#12 - 2013-03-24 23:13:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
Rain6636 wrote:
I read everything and I still don't know what's going on


Short n sweet

Alice Saki hit 40,000 likes, so we bought her a carrier and gave it to her in lowsec. Her own alliance were in on it and got her to cyno them in for the gift ceremony under the pretence of a hot drop. We then proceeded to spam her with fireworks and armor repping drones.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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Khrane
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2013-03-24 23:16:00 UTC
This is pretty awesome.

Eve is usually a game where being nice or helping others is an invitation for ruthless behavior and scamming.

It's nice to see that one random act of kindness was rewarded tenfold by others.

This couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

Congrats Alice and nicely played guys!

<3
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#14 - 2013-03-24 23:20:15 UTC  |  Edited by: DeMichael Crimson
Very nice. Good job on the surprise. Can't wait to see the video.

I couldn't make it to the party either but I'm honored I was asked to participate in the initial plan.

Now the only thing left is for the Queen Of Likes to take a bow and say a few words.

Big smile


*DeMichael Crimson starts chanting 'Speech, speech, speech,........'




DMC
Rain6636
Team Evil
#15 - 2013-03-24 23:34:14 UTC
ah, I see

that's pretty cool

I agree, EVE is real
Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#16 - 2013-03-25 00:00:46 UTC
i'm glad it went well =)

i had hoped to be at least online for the give away event but fate decided i would be called in to work for an emergency c-section. such is life. but congrats on 40k and i hope it was memorable!

lol just got home and the first thing i did was check the forums to see how it went P
Graygor
1kB Realty
#17 - 2013-03-25 00:14:58 UTC
Shame i couldnt be there but i went to bed at 5pm eve time. Stupid work schedule. Sad

Grats Alice, get some good kills in it before you get exploded!

You know... we really should have told the news guys about this. Miz might be a good idea to contact them. Maybe we can get the Queen onto the front page too.

I must now summon the high lord of Veldspar Chribba and ask this.

*draws summoning circle*

Beetlejuice... Beetlejuice... Beet- oh wait Chribba Chribba Chribba!

Is there a metric of yours that lets us see the most liked forum posters? A table would be interesting.

"I think you should buy a new Mayan calendar. Mine has muscle cars on it." - Kenneth O'Hara

"I dont think that can happen, you can see Gray has his invuln field on in his portrait." - Commissar "Cake" Kate

DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2013-03-25 00:47:39 UTC
Graygor wrote:

You know... we really should have told the news guys about this. Miz might be a good idea to contact them. Maybe we can get the Queen onto the front page too.

Yeah, I mentioned that idea to Miz a few days ago.

Graygor wrote:
I must now summon the high lord of Veldspar Chribba and ask this.

*draws summoning circle*

Beetlejuice... Beetlejuice... Beet- oh wait Chribba Chribba Chribba!

Is there a metric of yours that lets us see the most liked forum posters? A table would be interesting.

Yeah, I also asked about that too.

Ugh


DMC
Qaidan Alenko
Eezo-Lution Inc.
#19 - 2013-03-25 01:49:03 UTC
Congrats Alice... Sorry I couldn't have been there myself. SWArm had a roam going on elsewhere... Sad

But still, it couldn't have happened to a better coffee crazed person. P
Go ahead... Get your Wham on!!!
Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#20 - 2013-03-25 02:04:53 UTC
Sorry I couldn't be there... was in New Orleans with my wife.

Went to a breakfast place this morning and they have "start your day" drinks... if it wasn't for the piles of garbage lining the streets and the whole place smelling like a garbage barge on a hot day I'd think this is what heaven was like Shocked

Enjoy the carrier, Alice... I see no one did my request and fire a torpedo at you as an apology I couldn't be there to do it myself

"Little ginger moron" ~David Hasselhoff 

Want to see what Surf is training or how little isk Surf has?  http://eveboard.com/pilot/Surfin%27s_PlunderBunny

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