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Crime Spree

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Psychotic Monk
Wardecs Without Borders
#1 - 2012-03-15 23:54:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Psychotic Monk
Highsec has been getting safer and safer. Every time one of us thinks up some clever way to visit violence upon carebears, we get nerfed. We keep thinking up more interesting stuff, but it only lasts so long before it gets nerfed.

Since I've started my life as a scoundrel they've systematically nerfed tons of solid grief.

First they nerfed ninja salvaging and mission invasion, and to pound the final nail in that coffin they introduced the Noctis.

They've nerfed wreck baiting such that you cannot currently make an unsalvagable wreck.

They've done everything they can to make sure that Orcas serve as little purpose for scoundrels and cutthroats as possible.

They've removed insurance payouts for suicide gankers.

They even visited special attention on The Skunkworks directly in our efforts to help deal with the Incursion problems.

There is a well known bug that allows a corp infiltrator to be kicked in the middle of a gank, resulting in Concordokken and, while I do know a guy several monthes ago that got a ship reimbursed for it, to my knowledge no one has ever been banned or even warned for doing it.

And then, the mother of them all, they legalized dec scraping and corp hopping, causing the merc business to all but dry up and blow away. Many merc outfits, including The Orphanage, have essentially shut their doors, and those few that remain are hollow shells of their former selves. To add insult to that injury, corp hopping is perfectly legal except when you hop while on grid with a victim. While I'll be the first to tell you that mechanic is really lame, banning it while everything else is legal means the lameness does not cut both way.

As a side-effect, POS's in highsec have been functionally invincible for months and nothing has been done about it.

And now, as the straw that broke the camels back is undocumented stealth nerfs to sec status repair and reshipping while under GCC.

Conversely, what happens when carebears have a spell of cleverness? They get content. When they started using GSCs to live out of, they got POS towers. They get propped up and we get pounded down.

It's a Red Queen's Race and we're falling behind.

I'm told that there's a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of Inferno, but as a close friend of mine once told me, you should hold out one hand marked Hope and one hand marked **** and see which one fills up first. Any promises made at this point will be treated like a statement that we're having unicorn meat for dinner. Until I see sparkles and a horn on my fork, I don't believe it.

How did this happen, you ask? Simple. We've fought with our guns, our fits, our knowledge of mechanics, our social engineering and carebears have fought back with complaining. They've complained about everything to the point that they're down to complaining about getting cargo-scanned. And I'm sure even that will catch a nerf.

So what now? We're being pushed out of the game. Is it possible to stay in and do some bits of grief here and there? Maybe. How much longer is it worth it? At what point is so far from the cutthroat, take no prisoners game that I fell in love with?

So here's what's going to happen. If we can't have this game, neither can the carebears.

I am putting up all the money I can scratch together to fund a crime spree. You think it was bad when we were shoplifting Slim-Jims? Well now we're going to burn the 7-11 to the ******* ground. The Skunkworks will be flipping tables and stabbing people in broad daylight and we're inviting everyone who operates in highsec in a PvP way to join us. We're not even out for profit or our own amusement. We're out for blood and tears. We want rage quits and people punching monitors. We want each and every griefer, cutthroat, shitheel, mercenary, scammer, spy, thief and puppy-kicker to be stomping through the post-apocalyptic wasteland that used to be highsec, swinging wrecking-ball fists at anything stupid enough to get in our way.

And while this sentiment and a commitment from The Skunkworks is all fine and good, nothing motivates the moderates like cold hard cash. I'm not rich. I don't run incursions and I don't own a tech moon. But I'll put what I can towards this. Subsequently, I'll be putting up the following prizes:
Psychotic Monk
Wardecs Without Borders
#2 - 2012-03-15 23:54:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Psychotic Monk
Suicide ganks

Most pods ganked – 1b
Most damaging smartbomb suicide gank – 250m
Most exhumers ganked – 1b (me) and a Pirate Faction Battleship of your choice (donated by ElCholo of Burn Eden)
“I hope you updated it” Most expensive two pods owned by the same pilot killed on the same day – 350m
Most ganks in a noob system – 100m
Most expensive Incursion ship killed - 1 PLEX (donated by roboto212)
The longest chain of Exhumer kills with a Single Tornado - 500m offered by Herr Wilkus (slight chance of ban involved)

Safaris

Every green-on-green kill over 200m gets an entry to win 500m
Every green-on-greed kill over 50m by a character with less than 250,000 sp gets an entry to win 250m
Most unique pilots killed by getting the victim into a fake corp for the purpose of killing them. Characters must be older than three weeks to count. - 250m

Tears

Best tears (screenshot or voice recording) – double the isk value of the associated kill, up to 500m. I will hand out this prize multiple times if there's good tears on cheap kills, up to 500m total.
Also. a hauler full of Stuff (tm), offered by Andrea Griffin
Best tears (voice recording) - A PLEX - Donated by TEN EVEning News

Misc-

Most strategic cruisers killed by any method in highsec – a strategic cruiser of your choice.
Most expensive Jump Freighter killed in highsec by any method – a wardec against the sov-holding entity of your choice by Privateers.

Additionally, I will be handing out free suicide destroyers throughout the event.

It will run from 0000 eve time on Friday the 23rd to 0000 eve time on Friday April 6th.

If anyone wants to donate prizes or offer help or suggestions convo me or join the channel “Crime Spree”
Psychotic Monk
Wardecs Without Borders
#3 - 2012-03-15 23:54:55 UTC
MickeyFinn
HopeLess Negotiation
#4 - 2012-03-15 23:59:10 UTC
TwistedLet us all do GOD's Work! come all and burn this mother down! Mauh CCP!Twisted
Lady Spank
Get Out Nasty Face
#5 - 2012-03-16 00:00:18 UTC
high sec problems

(ಠ_ృ) ~ It Takes a Million Years to Become Diamonds So Lets Just Burn Like Coal Until the Sky's Black ~ (ಠ_ృ)

Reppyk
The Black Shell
#6 - 2012-03-16 00:15:17 UTC
Kill everything, post ponies, claim the goodies !

I AM SPACE CAPTAIN REPPYK. BEWARE.

Proud co-admin of frugu.net, a French fansite about EVE !

RiskyFrisky
Halliburton Heavy Industries
Sixth Empire
#7 - 2012-03-16 00:16:54 UTC
Donated 100 mil <3
Horratio Antillies
The Skunkworks
#8 - 2012-03-16 00:40:36 UTC
I have reactivated and i will donate a plex to this cause.

CCP needs to stop killing the sandbox.
Vangelios
#9 - 2012-03-16 00:53:30 UTC
Psychotic Monk wrote:
...Well now we're going to burn the 7-11 to the ******* ground... We're not even out for profit or our own amusement. We're out for blood and tears. We want rage quits and people punching monitors....


Oh dude, you need to relax, go outside, watch a sunset or two, stargaze and take a little brake from EVE, rethink why you are wasting your energy and time on this game... and above all, think about your life...otherwise only one that will rage quit is you...

ps.
There is no shame in visiting psychologist if things get out of control.

... Each small candle Lights a corner of the dark...

Psychotic Monk
Wardecs Without Borders
#10 - 2012-03-16 01:10:23 UTC
Nah, I'm good. I just don't like what's happening to the game I love, so I'm doing something about it.
MickeyFinn
HopeLess Negotiation
#11 - 2012-03-16 01:47:19 UTC  |  Edited by: MickeyFinn
Vangelios wrote:
Psychotic Monk wrote:
...Well now we're going to burn the 7-11 to the ******* ground... We're not even out for profit or our own amusement. We're out for blood and tears. We want rage quits and people punching monitors....


Oh dude, you need to relax, go outside, watch a sunset or two, stargaze and take a little brake from EVE, rethink why you are wasting your energy and time on this game... and above all, think about your life...otherwise only one that will rage quit is you...

ps.
There is no shame in visiting psychologist if things get out of control.




Oh bro, You need to get laid, Get a hooker, jack off once or twice, Enjoy the feeling of a man jamming a anal butt plug in your ass and then rethink why you posted a load of crap on this thread.... You have wasted my time and your energy on this thread.... and above all think about me when you do it all...otherwise only one that will rage quit is you...

P.s.
There is shame in getting fcked by a Sknk sideways.
rareden
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2012-03-16 01:52:39 UTC
high sec shall BURRN!!
at concord -------------------> http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/237/578/e34.png
Skadi vonNiflheim
Doomheim
#13 - 2012-03-16 02:01:20 UTC
well better dust off the old mastodon out see you break its tank :). But i fully feel what you are saying about nerfing any form of pvp in high sec. They could have been polite and leave the most prestiges profession of merc be as it is. Oh well guess they have to grow some balls now and go out to null or low sec to fight.
Vangelios
#14 - 2012-03-16 02:14:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Vangelios
MickeyFinn wrote:
Vangelios wrote:
Psychotic Monk wrote:
...Well now we're going to burn the 7-11 to the ******* ground... We're not even out for profit or our own amusement. We're out for blood and tears. We want rage quits and people punching monitors....


Oh dude, you need to relax, go outside, watch a sunset or two, stargaze and take a little brake from EVE, rethink why you are wasting your energy and time on this game... and above all, think about your life...otherwise only one that will rage quit is you...

ps.
There is no shame in visiting psychologist if things get out of control.




Oh bro, You need to get laid, Get a hooker, jack off once or twice, Enjoy the feeling of a man jamming a anal butt plug in your ass and then rethink why you posted a load of crap on this thread.... You have wasted my time and your energy on this thread.... and above all think about me when you do it all...otherwise only one that will rage quit is you...

P.s.
There is shame in getting fcked by a Sknk sideways.


Please, let your anger out... it's good for you. Now it's better, right?
So, do you have anything else to say about your childhood?

... Each small candle Lights a corner of the dark...

Herr Wilkus
Aggressive Salvage Services LLC
#15 - 2012-03-16 02:17:45 UTC
I agree with the sentiment.

Instead of just complaining about the nerfs, take it up a notch.
I can say that my -10 alt has been plenty busy since the recent stealth nerf spree.

Planning on contributing to this activity, and I'm sure TEARS will be more than willing to join in.
----After all, this is what we do ever day - prizes or no.

My personal favorite is pushing the Tornado to ganking extremes. Its a real blade of death for miners, and I believe that they are far underutilized by the average suicide ganker, killing one miner at a time.

I want to see how many T2 Exhumers a skilled ganker can kill with a single Tornado before Concord ends the party.

Killing 4 Mackinaws in a row is quite easy, 6 tricky but doable in 0.6.
I theorize that 8 is possible in 0.5, but most of those ice belts tend to have fewer targets available....

I'm thinking 500M or so would be a suitable prize, but Psychotic Monk will add it to his original post when the details are worked out.

Oh, and if you are sitting there in the stone age, wondering how you can make 1400MM Arties shoot that fast, in a few days I'll post some of the tricks and refinements I've made to Tornado fits to really make it shine in a glorious, worthy death.

Because, really, what could be finer.....
than buying a single T2 Tornado, inflicting 500+ Million in damage to random miners, collect their tears, and end up with enough loot and T2 Salvage that you come out nicely ahead? Nothing, thats what.
None ofthe Above
#16 - 2012-03-16 02:22:53 UTC
Sooo, what's the guarantee that you actually pay out these prizes? You putting them in escrow or anything?

The only end-game content in EVE Online is the crap that makes you rage quit.

Grumpymunky
Monkey Steals The Peach
#17 - 2012-03-16 02:46:20 UTC
Psychotic Monk wrote:
Most ganks in a noob system – 100m
Burn it all, but please leave the day-old-newbs out of it. Sad

Post with your monkey.

Thread locked due to lack of pants.

FloppieTheBanjoClown
Wardecs Without Borders
#18 - 2012-03-16 02:48:27 UTC
None ofthe Above wrote:
Sooo, what's the guarantee that you actually pay out these prizes? You putting them in escrow or anything?

If he doesn't, I will.

Founding member of the Belligerent Undesirables movement.

Grumpymunky
Monkey Steals The Peach
#19 - 2012-03-16 03:04:20 UTC
Herr Wilkus wrote:
Oh, and if you are sitting there in the stone age, wondering how you can make 1400MM Arties shoot that fast, in a few days I'll post some of the tricks and refinements I've made to Tornado fits to really make it shine in a glorious, worthy death.

What could possibly give anyone the idea that I'm in the stone age?
I do look forward to learning some of these tricks.

Post with your monkey.

Thread locked due to lack of pants.

RiskyFrisky
Halliburton Heavy Industries
Sixth Empire
#20 - 2012-03-16 04:11:24 UTC
You know what guarantees you the prize? Doing the objective. Stop being skeptical and go kill **** and get paid.
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