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Hergorn Val Hallen
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2012-12-30 23:05:18 UTC
I am brave, fearless Space Captain named Hergorn Val Hallen who always knows when to run and when to hide.

I am just writing to share a little incident that happened two days ago.
I had to go to a Solar System that was 18 jumps away and it was getting a little bit boring.
So as I entered a new system I wrote a little greeting to all the players in it full aware that someone might take it wrongly and try to kill me.
So after a quite typical greeting this happened.


Hergorn Val Hallen > Salutations to the brave spacefearers in this unique region of Bagodan! (Famous for its amazing edible crabs!)


NOTIFICATION FROM SYSTEM
A bounty of 100.000k has been placed on your head by Jenny Smith*.

(After a few seconds of thought I responded)

NOTIFICATION FROM SYSTEM
You have placed a bounty of 100.001 on Jenny Smith.


Jenny Smith > You want to start a bounty war?
Hergorn Val Hallen > Congratulations on our mutual bountyful status!
Jenny Smith > Congratulations on being the first to place a bounty on me.
Hergorn Val Hallen > It would have been inconsiderably rude of me not to offer the same...nay to defeat the amount that you have honoured me with.
Hergorn Val Hallen > I wish you well against the surely hundreds that will try to claim our bounties!
Jenny Smith > I seriously doubt that for 100k

Hergorn Val Hallen > Yes, I doubt it too..... Just trying to add some drama in an otherwise weary life :(
Jenny Smith > O.o
Jenny Smith > should spice it up >_>

My trusty Arbitrator.
Jenny Smith > I did come to Amarr to sell my ore.
Hergorn Val Hallen > Ore selling...You are in definite need of spicing then.

Jenny Smith > .-.
Jenny Smith > Ready for a "bounty bidding war"?
Jenny Smith > i have duplicates of my implants at ships at my cloned station
Jenny Smith > so I can’t lose.
Hergorn Val Hallen > If that would entail us trying to outbid each other then I would surely lose... I am penniless.
Jenny Smith > Can’t be too penniless placing 100k on me
Hergorn Val Hallen > 100.001 to be correct.
Hergorn Val Hallen > I am prone to impulse, I have but a half million left in the world
Jenny Smith > 100k plus 1

Hergorn Val Hallen > Yes! My wealth in the world
Jenny Smith > half a million...like only 500 000 isk?
Jenny Smith > Thats ridiculously low
Hergorn Val Hallen > But I’m ridiculously new and lazy
Hergorn Val Hallen > So it suits like a card to a deck
Jenny Smith > a week old
Jenny Smith > but still 500k is pretty bad for a week
Hergorn Val Hallen > Oh yes I spend what I earn
Jenny Smith >You should spend 50% of what you earn
Hergorn Val Hallen > Truly a more accurate simulation of a real life predicament there never was :(
Jenny Smith > but 500k?
Jenny Smith > So all I would need to do was put a few hundred thousand more on your head and i win?
Hergorn Val Hallen > You are indeed, correct.
Jenny Smith > So, How much isk do you have exactly?
Hergorn Val Hallen > 417.321
Hergorn Val Hallen > Now 401.212, I bought a drone.
Jenny Smith > 401.212
Jenny Smith > give me a minute
Hergorn Val Hallen > Shall I time you?
…….
Jenny Smith > That was maybe more than a minute I was doing calculations
Hergorn Val Hallen > 3 seconds to spare.

NOTIFICATION FROM SYSTEM
You have received a Player Donation for 3.893.000 IsK.

Jenny Smith > I gave you isk instead of bountying you
Hergorn Val Hallen > Madam?
Jenny Smith > I'll just kill myself with one of my alts
Jenny Smith > but still 100k bounty when i have 1k times that worth in implants >.>
Hergorn Val Hallen > I apologise for the inconvenience :(
Jenny Smith > no inconvenience

(A few minutes of pleasant conversation ensue)

Hergorn Val Hallen > I must flee now!
Jenny Smith > Why you fleeing?
Hergorn Val Hallen > Must watch the Hobbit 3d in approximately 25 minutes
Hergorn Val Hallen > and its 20 minute walk
Jenny Smith > Oh **** that’s out now?
Jenny Smith > jog there
Jenny Smith > previews are an additional 15 minutes >.>
Hergorn Val Hallen > Will do
Hergorn Val Hallen > Nice to meet you Ms Smith.
Hergorn Val Hallen > Farewell!
Jenny Smith > Later

NOTIFICATION
Jenny Smith has added you as a contact with Very Good Standing.


You have logged off.





Now there are many guides on Eve,guidance for making money, tricks in tactics and tips for everything else.
So now I will tell you a tip that hasn't been said yet.
Being ridiculous...ly nice sometimes pays and is always worth it.



*[I've replaced all names (Except my own) to avoid annoying stuff]


Hergorn Val Hallen
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2012-12-31 00:10:08 UTC
lol, nice story.

+1 LIKE for you.




DMC
leoplusma
Delfus Inc.
#3 - 2012-12-31 00:22:39 UTC
lol thats eve, a universe of amazing human reactions
AstraPardus
Earthside Mixlabs
#4 - 2012-12-31 00:30:48 UTC
It's amazing what can happen when you don't act like a jerk. :3

I know one thing that happens, Pardy time happens...
Every time I post is Pardy time! :3
Hergorn Val Hallen
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#5 - 2012-12-31 16:03:28 UTC
I just find it funny how quiet everyone is but when you make an effort to speak to them how much they have to say.
A slight paradox that needs solving. ^^
Bane Necran
Appono Astos
#6 - 2012-12-31 16:10:50 UTC
Hergorn Val Hallen wrote:
I just find it funny how quiet everyone is but when you make an effort to speak to them how much they have to say.
A slight paradox that needs solving. ^^


If only there was some place we could leave our ships and socialize.

"In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness." ~Miyamoto Musashi

Arduemont
The State of War.
#7 - 2012-12-31 16:20:38 UTC
Cool story bro. +1

"In the age of information, ignorance is a choice." www.stateofwar.co.nf

Wacktopia
State War Academy
Caldari State
#8 - 2012-12-31 16:42:15 UTC
Nice story.

I used to pay to replace people's ships sometimes in low sec if they were new and fought back.

Doesn't matter who it was now but I paid 10mil or something to a guy who's frigate I blew up. We got talking and discussed the combat. Kinda stayed in touch if we met in local.

He was happy because he could buy a few more ships to PVP and rat in. I was happy because I could see a new player learning and enjoying the game without getting butthurt over a loss.

Anyway, few years go by and next thing I know I see him FCing some massive fleet fight. Big smile

Kitchen sink? Seriousy, get your ship together -  Fleet-Up.com

Hergorn Val Hallen
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2013-01-01 15:54:13 UTC
Quote:
Anyway, few years go by and next thing I know I see him FCing some massive fleet fight.



Simply awesome.
Tul Breetai
Impromptu Asset Requisition
#10 - 2013-01-01 16:07:35 UTC
Are we really sure we want to keep attracting noobs to this game?

There's nothing worse than an EVE player, generally considered to be top of the food chain in the MMO world, that cannot smacktalk with wit and coherency.

Darvaleth Sigma
Imperial Security Hegemony
#11 - 2013-01-01 16:21:18 UTC
Tul Breetai wrote:
Are we really sure we want to keep attracting noobs to this game?


How else would you have got here?

Give a man a match and you warm him for a day.

Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life!

killorbekilled TBE
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2013-01-01 16:23:02 UTC
Wacktopia wrote:
Nice story.

I used to pay to replace people's ships sometimes in low sec if they were new and fought back.

Doesn't matter who it was now but I paid 10mil or something to a guy who's frigate I blew up. We got talking and discussed the combat. Kinda stayed in touch if we met in local.

He was happy because he could buy a few more ships to PVP and rat in. I was happy because I could see a new player learning and enjoying the game without getting butthurt over a loss.

Anyway, few years go by and next thing I know I see him FCing some massive fleet fight. Big smile


Now that is a cool story :)

:)

AstraPardus
Earthside Mixlabs
#13 - 2013-01-01 16:24:22 UTC
Tul Breetai wrote:
Are we really sure we want to keep attracting noobs to this game?


Yes, yes we do. More players = better EVE.
Every time I post is Pardy time! :3
Ammzi
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#14 - 2013-01-01 16:24:40 UTC
Sir, have my like. It is now yours forever and on.
Santiago Fahahrri
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2013-01-01 16:25:20 UTC
I like the cut of your jib.
Ovv Topik
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#16 - 2013-01-01 17:07:48 UTC
Best thread I've read all year!

"Nicknack, I'm in a shoe in space, on my computer, in my house, with a cup of coffee, in't that something." - Fly Safe PopPaddi. o7

Ifly Uwalk
Perkone
Caldari State
#17 - 2013-01-01 17:16:10 UTC
A most riveting tale, kinsman.

You should drag "Ms. Smith" in here so I can Like her, too!