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Why pod kill?

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cpt Mark
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#41 - 2014-04-03 12:04:11 UTC
I pod people because my fleet wants to...

If it were upto me I would hold a pod ransom and let it go, but people generally don't trust anyone anymore and so pod ransoms are few and far between.

I also have developed a weird fetish for pod killing.
Ezekiel Marr
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#42 - 2014-04-03 12:05:51 UTC
Doireen Kaundur wrote:
Popping the pod which gets you....nothing. Well, maybe a worthless corpse.


Corpses are valuable commodities. They are not sold on market, and don't fall out of rats. In fact, the only way to obtain any is to pop the pod. Any pod that gets away is a lost opportunity to increase your corpse-wealth.
cpt Varox
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#43 - 2014-04-03 12:05:53 UTC
Because i like corpses?
Ramona McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#44 - 2014-04-03 12:05:59 UTC
Because if someone lets you pod them they are either stupid or you are helping them pod-express back to their clone station

So its either a mercy to the rest of us, or you are actually helping them on their way to be nice

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Baneken
Arctic Light Inc.
Arctic Light
#45 - 2014-04-03 12:08:39 UTC
I think the question we should be asking is "why not ?" Pirate
Mashie Saldana
V0LTA
WE FORM V0LTA
#46 - 2014-04-03 12:17:58 UTC
I liked the old squishy sound it made.

Also podding people is cruise control to -10.
Jamwara DelCalicoe Ashley
New Eden Tech Support
#47 - 2014-04-03 12:30:57 UTC
Doireen Kaundur wrote:
Kaarous Aldurald wrote:
Doireen Kaundur wrote:
So podding is strictly ego stroking. Nevermind that you get nothing tangible out of it. If we could salavage implants, i would see the reason. But just for an e-peen erection..I dont.


Didn't even read my post, or what?



sorry, I missed it.

I guess it all depends on circumstances. You are in battle, you are improving your odds of winning Vs a ganker podding a newb for lulz.


CONCORD will kill a "ganker" in retribution for unlawful acts of aggression. Capsuleers who engage in Limited Engagements, shoot at War Targets etc are not gankers... they are PvPer's.

All gankers are PvP'ing. Not all PvP'ers are ganking.

Learn the difference?
Ramona McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#48 - 2014-04-03 12:32:26 UTC
It should be mentioned that everyone forgets that destroying a ship that attacked you in highsec is legal, but podding isnt regarded the same way, technically

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Solecist Project
#49 - 2014-04-03 12:35:42 UTC
If you need lessons, just call. xD

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Sibyyl
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#50 - 2014-04-03 12:40:07 UTC
Doireen Kaundur wrote:
I'll make sure to ask them first if it's OK if I pod them. Im the "nice" type of capsuleer.Big smile

Who says 'yes' to this?

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Bernie Nator
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
#51 - 2014-04-03 12:48:30 UTC
If I don't pod them, how else will they get back to high sec?
Qen Tye
Slayn and Korpil Industries
Shattered Moon Syndicate
#52 - 2014-04-03 12:55:01 UTC
People do it, because they can.

Like the big red button, you put up with a big red warning sign: DO NOT PUSH THE RED BUTTON!

Some people will push it, despite the warning, because it's there.

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Vol Arm'OOO
Central Co-Prosperity Union
#53 - 2014-04-03 13:05:05 UTC
Doireen Kaundur wrote:
So podding is strictly ego stroking. Nevermind that you get nothing tangible out of it. If we could salavage implants, i would see the reason. But just for an e-peen erection..I dont.


Sometimes. But mostly its to send the person far away and be rid of them. Prevents zerging or scouting. Also there is a potential economic loss to your enemy. Just to give you an example, recently there was a ganker in the hs system next to the lowsec area where I lived. He was preying on the same miners that I prey on. Now he didnt really care about his ships cause he would lose them anyway when he ganked the miners. So I would hang around and wait for concord to blow up his ship then decloak and kill his pod. Since he ran with implants to make the ganking more effective, this was an expensive proposition for him. Havent seem him around lately. Which of course leaves the miners all to me.

I don't play, I just fourm warrior.

Victor Andall
#54 - 2014-04-03 13:05:58 UTC
Did anyone already mention that corpses drop loot?

Namely tears?

I just undocked for the first time and someone challenged me to a duel. Wat do?

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Qen Tye
Slayn and Korpil Industries
Shattered Moon Syndicate
#55 - 2014-04-03 13:09:45 UTC
I keep a set of implants in my hangar, which I buy, when I can afford them, so when I get podded, I can plug in right away.

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Bayonnefrog
Blueprint Mania
#56 - 2014-04-03 13:13:33 UTC
Doireen Kaundur wrote:
Seriously. You got the ship and the loot, so now you look at popping the pod which gets you....nothing. Well, maybe a worthless corpse.

It is the insult following the injury.

So why do you do it?


Um, this is a spaceship shooting game.
seth Hendar
I love you miners
#57 - 2014-04-03 13:16:46 UTC
Doireen Kaundur wrote:
Seriously. You got the ship and the loot, so now you look at popping the pod which gets you....nothing. Well, maybe a worthless corpse.

It is the insult following the injury.

So why do you do it?

answer is simple.

i kill ppl for three main reasons:

1- i want them to get hurt, so they don't come back in the area i live in
2- i like having a lot of green line on my KB
3- i want to be -10

the loot is only a "side effect"(tho this side effect is much appreciated indeed).

so i try to kill pods, because if they are expansive to replace (implants + clone) it might hurt the pilot MORE, it DOES add a green line on my KB, and it brings me closer to -10
seth Hendar
I love you miners
#58 - 2014-04-03 13:18:01 UTC
Shederov Blood wrote:
It promotes a healthy implant market.

Sadly, the squish sound hasn't been around for quite a few years. Sadder still, almost no one noticed it was gone.

i started playing titanfall just for the squish, i understand the feeling, it really need to be brought back in eve
Zifrian
Aideron Robotics
Aideron Robotics.
#59 - 2014-04-03 13:22:18 UTC
Because it's a game mechanic that people can do. Simple as that.

Why do people mine? Why do people buy stuff on market? Why do people fit dreads with cargo expanders?

Because they can.

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Slade Trillgon
Brutor Force Federated
#60 - 2014-04-03 13:31:55 UTC
Doireen Kaundur wrote:
Aralyn Cormallen wrote:
Many reasons:

It removes a scout of the grid (a target caller can still call targets from a pod, and he can still be used for warp-ins), it sends someone (hopefully) a long way home to their clone bay to slow down their reship, perhaps to shut their whining up in local, to increase the cost of the loss by taking out implants and maybe an expensive pod in the case of a high-sp character, maybe they like collecting corpses, and of course, some people just like to hear the squish.



best answer yet.

If you really want to make podding interesting, have it remove game time. When podded, you lose 12 hours of game time in your sub.



You lose a percentage of your highest tiered and skilled skill at pod squish if your clone is not upgraded properly. So there is an additional reason to pop a pod.

Just select a celestial and spam warp before your ship pops and, unless you are ina bubble, you should get your pod out most of the time.