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Making a gank cost something

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Freighdee Katt
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#61 - 2013-07-01 13:05:09 UTC
All that the tags do is give tag farming carebears a way to profit from ganking without all the trouble of ganking someone. The tags don't change anything about the fundamental sec status cost of ganking. The only difference is that now anyone can farm sec status to supply those who need it, including you.

EvE is supposed to suck.  Wait . . . what was the question?

Bort Malice
VINING ENGINEERING AND SALVAGE TEAM
#62 - 2013-07-01 13:16:52 UTC
Here's a little story with little (though some) relevance.

Last night I was ratting in Aridia for tags. Aridia (for those who don't know) is a patch of low with a few high sec systems in it between Delve and Fountain.
Often, TEST move crap through Aridia and their JFs and Carriers can often be seen at various stations.

Occassionally, Goon spotters and general wandering types are also seen keeping tabs on those movements.
So there I was ratting in my PVE fit low sec ratting BS.
A TEST Cheetah was on scan. Now, this was one jump from a regular TEST fuelling point so I didn't really think much of it, but kept an eye on D-Scan, Local and Grid as usual.

A few minutes later it decloaks and drops cyno. So I align to my POS and await hot drop oclock. There it is, a Panther, and I assume 4 SBs (didnt actually look too hard as I was spamming warp at the time). They lock and attempt to point, and fail.


I warp out.

So rather than actually take part in their own war, TEST would prefer to fail at ganking neutrals.
Maybe they should eat a Snickers.
Kijo Rikki
Perkone
Caldari State
#63 - 2013-07-01 13:20:12 UTC
Bort Malice wrote:
Here's a little story...

...So rather than actually take part in their own war, TEST would prefer to fail at ganking neutrals.
Maybe they should eat a Snickers.


You know as well as I do they can't eat a Snickers, their arms are too short to reach their mouth!

You make a valid point, good Sir or Madam. 

Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#64 - 2013-07-01 13:21:19 UTC
Kijo Rikki wrote:
Bort Malice wrote:
Here's a little story...

...So rather than actually take part in their own war, TEST would prefer to fail at ganking neutrals.
Maybe they should eat a Snickers.


You know as well as I do they can't eat a Snickers, their arms are too short to reach their mouth!


The first thing I thought was "Sloth love Chunk!", but then I remembered that was a Baby Ruth bar...

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

Jarod Garamonde
Sons of Seyllin
Pirate Lords of War
#65 - 2013-07-01 13:22:58 UTC
Q 5 wrote:
With the introduction of these "tags" ganking means nothing to pirates and mega corps like Goonswarm and other 0.0 corps, put some kind of consequence in ganking (and no losing their ship means nothing), they just farm tags all day and get sec stat back fast, pfft no consequence there.

Atleast have Concord pod kill ganker so they'll have to start wherever their clone is, and cost of replacement of clone + combat booster and any implants.

This way there's not a free way to gank at such low cost.



Aion is that way ------>

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BoBoZoBo
MGroup9
Quantum Cafe
#66 - 2013-07-01 14:22:47 UTC
If you haven't tried ganking someone yourself - then you are not qualified to speak as to the real cost needed.

You are speaking out of anger... bad m'kay.

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Lugia3
Lazerhawks
L A Z E R H A W K S
#67 - 2013-07-01 14:28:29 UTC
Tags didn't change ganking at all. No ganker cares about being -10 or not, as they get by just fine like that as they always have.

"CCP Dolan is full of shit." - CCP Bettik

baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#68 - 2013-07-01 14:29:07 UTC  |  Edited by: baltec1
Azrael Dinn wrote:


and here is the problem. In real life


If we are going down the real life argument route then I have to point out the pirates had tea with the queen of England and were rewarded with money, land and titles.

So we are doing exactly the same as happened in real life.
Ramona McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#69 - 2013-07-01 14:30:32 UTC


After 5 billion threads like this no one who is crying has ever caught on to why its like this



I am so so disappoint

"Yea, some dude came in and was normal for first couple months, so I gave him director." - Sean Dunaway

"A singular character could be hired to penetrate another corps space... using gorilla like tactics..." - Chane Morgann

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#70 - 2013-07-01 14:32:39 UTC
Q 5 wrote:
With the introduction of these "tags" ganking means nothing to pirates and mega corps like Goonswarm and other 0.0 corps, put some kind of consequence in ganking (and no losing their ship means nothing), they just farm tags all day and get sec stat back fast, pfft no consequence there.

Atleast have Concord pod kill ganker so they'll have to start wherever their clone is, and cost of replacement of clone + combat booster and any implants.

This way there's not a free way to gank at such low cost.


You're aware that those tags aren't free, right?

You're also aware that being -10 isn't a bar to ganking either, I presume?

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Ramona McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#71 - 2013-07-01 14:38:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Ramona McCandless
Malcanis wrote:


You're aware that those tags aren't free, right?



What would you do
If you were asked to give up your tags for freedom?
What would you do
If asked to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Would you think about all them people
Who gave up everything they had?
Would you think about all them Fountain War Vets
And would you start to feel bad?

Tags ain't free
They costs folks like you and me
And if we don't all chip in
We'll never pay that bill
Tags ain't free
No, there's a hefty in' fee.
And if you don't throw in your buck 'o five
Who will?

What would you do
If someone told you to fight for tags?
Would you answer the call
Or run away like a little ***?
'Cause the only reason that you're here
Is 'cause folks died for you in the past
So maybe now it's your turn
To die kicking some ass

Tags ain't free
They costs folks like you and me
And if we don't all chip in
We'll never pay that bill
Tags ain't free
Now there's a hefty in' fee
And if you don't throw in your buck 'o five
Who will?

You don't throw in your buck 'o five. Who will?
Oooh buck 'o five
Tags cost a buck 'o five

"Yea, some dude came in and was normal for first couple months, so I gave him director." - Sean Dunaway

"A singular character could be hired to penetrate another corps space... using gorilla like tactics..." - Chane Morgann

Azrael Dinn
Imperial Mechanics
#72 - 2013-07-02 08:29:49 UTC  |  Edited by: Azrael Dinn
Tippia wrote:
Rob me when I fly about carrying something expensive.

And if you don't do that or you use and alt to do it that I have no way of tracking then how do I get my isks back?
The game mechanics fawor the gankers way more than they do the victims and I still stand behind my statement that it is just plainly wrong when it happens in empire the way it happens.
baltec1 wrote:
Azrael Dinn wrote:

and here is the problem. In real life

If we are going down the real life argument route then I have to point out the pirates had tea with the queen of England and were rewarded with money, land and titles.
So we are doing exactly the same as happened in real life.

Yes yes and in the realy realy old days I could hit you with a club and no one would have even cared what happened to you after that. Those are the old days so stay on topic.

After centuries of debating and justifying... Break Cloaks tm

Algarion Getz
Aideron Corp
#73 - 2013-07-02 09:06:13 UTC
Miilla wrote:
It does cost something, it costs a Ship, Fittings, Security rating loss, time from criminal activity, if one keeps ganking they can no longer have peacful travel in high sec without being attackable by all.

how much does a ganking catalyst cost? 2-3 mil? thats pocket change for an experienced player. dedicated gankers also dont need to care about sec status, they have an highsec alt in an orca which holds their ganking ships.

Elizabeth Aideron
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#74 - 2013-07-02 09:15:32 UTC
Algarion Getz wrote:
Miilla wrote:
It does cost something, it costs a Ship, Fittings, Security rating loss, time from criminal activity, if one keeps ganking they can no longer have peacful travel in high sec without being attackable by all.

how much does a ganking catalyst cost? 2-3 mil? thats pocket change for an experienced player. dedicated gankers also dont need to care about sec status, they have an highsec alt in an orca which holds their ganking ships.



it takes more than 1 catalyst. every ganker is another alt that has to be funded
Ace Uoweme
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#75 - 2013-07-02 09:17:48 UTC
Ramona McCandless wrote:
Malcanis wrote:


You're aware that those tags aren't free, right?



What would you do
If you were asked to give up your tags for freedom?
What would you do
If asked to make the ultimate sacrifice?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CR71QwLjSM

There is a point when you cannot walk away
When you have to stand up straight and tall and mean the words you say
There is a point you must decide, just to do it 'cus it's right
That's when you become a point of light

There is a darkness that everyone must face
It wants to take what's good and fair and lay it all to waste
And that darkness covers eveything in sight
Until it meets a single point of light

All it takes is a point of light
A ray of hope in the darkest night
If you see what's wrong and you try to make it right
You will be a point of light

_"In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." _ ~George Orwell

Azrael Dinn
Imperial Mechanics
#76 - 2013-07-02 10:07:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Azrael Dinn
Elizabeth Aideron wrote:
Algarion Getz wrote:
Miilla wrote:
It does cost something, it costs a Ship, Fittings, Security rating loss, time from criminal activity, if one keeps ganking they can no longer have peacful travel in high sec without being attackable by all.

how much does a ganking catalyst cost? 2-3 mil? thats pocket change for an experienced player. dedicated gankers also dont need to care about sec status, they have an highsec alt in an orca which holds their ganking ships.



it takes more than 1 catalyst. every ganker is another alt that has to be funded


Sure it does but for an alliance it doesn't mean anything. Like you Goons, you fund our ganking for fun and tears from your nullsec operations. For the people who don't have an alliance to support them or they don't know any better it is an unfair advantage and simply wrong.

And actualy I know how to get rif off this ganking in empire business.

CCP please make opening a can that is not yours CONCORDABLE! thank you.

Ok it will not stop ganking but it will make it less of a profession that it is right now.

After centuries of debating and justifying... Break Cloaks tm

Thar Saal
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#77 - 2013-07-02 10:09:37 UTC
A harsh sentence for opening a space trashcan.

Elizabeth Aideron
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#78 - 2013-07-02 10:10:24 UTC
having friends isnt an "unfair advantage"
Ramona McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#79 - 2013-07-02 10:12:44 UTC
Ace Uoweme wrote:

Dingdanga dingadang


""Patriotishm ish the virtue of the vishush"" Oshcar Wilde shaid that"

- Sean Connery

"Yea, some dude came in and was normal for first couple months, so I gave him director." - Sean Dunaway

"A singular character could be hired to penetrate another corps space... using gorilla like tactics..." - Chane Morgann

Azrael Dinn
Imperial Mechanics
#80 - 2013-07-02 10:13:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Azrael Dinn
Elizabeth Aideron wrote:
having friends isnt an "unfair advantage"


They way goons mold the game... yes it is towards newer players and players who choose to live in empire and do not want play the game the way you want to play the game.

Thar Saal wrote:
A harsh sentence for opening a space trashcan.



it's a harsh univers... I wonder where I learned that. Tippia, Malcanis, Mag's... hmmm not sure where they the ones.

After centuries of debating and justifying... Break Cloaks tm