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Mental disorder?

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Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Pandemic Horde
#21 - 2015-02-20 15:21:47 UTC
Mark Androcius wrote:
Not a whine threat or anything, but I was wondering, what the bloody F is wrong with some people?

1 week ago:
Dude uses 125M ISK fitted Brutix to gank a 81M ISK worth Indy boat.

Today:
Dude uses a fully T2 fitted Tornado to gank a Badger worth 8M ISK.


I have been hearing stuff like this a lot lately and I was just wondering, what is wrong in the heads of these people?
I mean, the Tornado's guns alone are more expensive then the kill.

Once again, not a whine thread (I wasn't the target anyway), just wondering.


No, shooting at someone in a space ship game that gives you guns and spaceship is not a mental disorder. Also not adhering to your individual values about what is and isn't worth it is not a mental disorder.

This is nothing more than a stealth "pvprs should only be allowed to shoot at people who want pvp and can shoot back, or if there is some kind of profit involved" thread. For the last few months that inane idea (the idea that YOU get a say about why others do things in a video game) has been making the rounds of high sec posters and bloggers.

Fact is, people do what they do because they want to for some reason. Your job is to stop worrying about why people do things and start worrying about protecting yourself against such people regardless of their motivation.
Agent Unknown
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#22 - 2015-02-20 16:05:54 UTC
There's no Tornado lossmail to go with the badger kill, so it's likely the badger was suspect or had a kill right activated. He didn't lose the Tornado unless it's just not showing...
Paranoid Loyd
#23 - 2015-02-20 16:31:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Paranoid Loyd
Agent Unknown wrote:
There's no Tornado lossmail to go with the badger kill, so it's likely the badger was suspect or had a kill right activated. He didn't lose the Tornado unless it's just not showing...

Gate/Station guns will kill a Gank Nado before Concord gets there, if no one else shot at him then there will be no kill mail.

That being said, it looks like he has not ganked for quite a while. But he has been shooting criminals recently. The badger may be a ganker's scooper and he shot it just to **** him off. Or he could have just pulled the trigger too early before the loot was scooped. Or the badger could have been suspect via killright or previous looting and he shot a legal target.

Or as mentioned it could have been a gank attempt and just clicked the wrong target.

I have shot haulers before that were not the actual target but they were being used as bait so that I can lure a thief that has been annoying me into scooping the loot and then an alt will kill the thief. Not saying this happened in this case but mentioned it as there may be a lot more to the story than just the kill mail you see.

It could also be as simple as the killer had a personal vendetta with the victim.

This is a video game sold as a sandbox, so the reality is he could have done it just for the sake of doing it. 100 mil gank nado is chump change to some people, having fun is priceless.

"There is only one authority in this game, and that my friend is violence. The supreme authority upon which all other authority is derived." ISD Max Trix

Fix the Prospect!

Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#24 - 2015-02-20 16:37:35 UTC
Sometimes its not for the ISK, sometimes, its just for giggles. Especially when that person has been mouthy in local.




.. and haulers can be mouthy.. very mouthy.

Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

Ima Wreckyou
The Conference Elite
Safety.
#25 - 2015-02-20 16:44:07 UTC
So you think you have a mental disorder because you don't get it? Or why that thread title?
2Sonas1Cup
#26 - 2015-02-20 18:20:39 UTC
Desimus Maximus
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#27 - 2015-02-20 18:28:44 UTC
Mental disorder is the best way to sum it up. But typically with a purely evil twist. See: Erotica1

For the lols, the tears. There is no explanation other than illogical mental disorder that seeks to inflict pain on others for enjoyment. Before games such as EvE they would have started out doing this to animals. See: Jeffrey Dahmer.

At least they have a virtual environment to act out in where their actions really have no effect on reality.
Serene Repose
#28 - 2015-02-20 18:50:42 UTC
Sing along with meh!

Sociopaths ain't real good at maths!
Sociopaths ain't real good at maths!

(Do the marimba to this one folks!)

Sociopaths ain't real good at maths!
Sociopaths ain't real good at maths!

We must accommodate the idiocracy.

Pok Nibin
Doomheim
#29 - 2015-02-20 18:52:45 UTC
Uh. Daumer didn't drill a hole in his own head, then pound his victim's fingers with a hammer. This is clearly a case of someone thought they knew what they were doing, but obviously didn't. Probably a CODE member following orders from its able leadership. Yeah. That makes sense.

The right to free speech doesn't automatically carry with it the right to be taken seriously.

Vyl Vit
#30 - 2015-02-20 18:54:52 UTC
Paranoid Loyd wrote:
...This is a video game sold as a sandbox, so the reality is he could have done it just for the sake of doing it. 100 mil gank nado is chump change to some people, having fun is priceless.
You wouldn't happen to be in the market for a bridge...I have one in San Francisco for sale...cheap. It's orange!

Paradise is like where you are right now, only much, much better.

BoBoZoBo
MGroup9
#31 - 2015-02-20 22:47:43 UTC
Noting mental abut it when you realize some things

1) This is a game
2) Wealth and value is relative
3) No player here needs to justify anything,
4) There is no real "right" way to do anything
5) Do not assume you know what the other player was tying to do in the grand scheme of things.
6) Mistakes happen, sometime by the player, sometimes by the drinking, sometime by the computer glitch
7) Wen you are space-rich, you are willing to risk a bling ship on a turd just for giggles

Primary Test Subject • SmackTalker Elite

ggodhsup
relocation LLC.
#32 - 2015-02-20 23:37:10 UTC
Paranoid Loyd wrote:
Agent Unknown wrote:
There's no Tornado lossmail to go with the badger kill, so it's likely the badger was suspect or had a kill right activated. He didn't lose the Tornado unless it's just not showing...

Gate/Station guns will kill a Gank Nado before Concord gets there, if no one else shot at him then there will be no kill mail.

That being said, it looks like he has not ganked for quite a while. But he has been shooting criminals recently. The badger may be a ganker's scooper and he shot it just to **** him off. Or he could have just pulled the trigger too early before the loot was scooped. Or the badger could have been suspect via killright or previous looting and he shot a legal target.

Or as mentioned it could have been a gank attempt and just clicked the wrong target.

I have shot haulers before that were not the actual target but they were being used as bait so that I can lure a thief that has been annoying me into scooping the loot and then an alt will kill the thief. Not saying this happened in this case but mentioned it as there may be a lot more to the story than just the kill mail you see.

It could also be as simple as the killer had a personal vendetta with the victim.

This is a video game sold as a sandbox, so the reality is he could have done it just for the sake of doing it. 100 mil gank nado is chump change to some people, having fun is priceless.


love these threads.

paranoid is right. in reality, 100 mil is chump change. and im a very stable normal contributing societal member. that doesnt stop me from thrasher popping pods in high-sec, in hopes of a nice implant pod.

i engage freely, any ship i want. i love how a mental disorder is accused when someone does something "just for the lulz".

it is a video game. and a very good one. it lets me do whatever i want.

the difference is, it lets me throw my moral values out the window and be a wild west, john wayne, clint eastwood type of outlaw/good guy and no one can do anything about it.

this is why i stick with this game, for almost 10 years.

i can gank a hauler in high-sec with a nado, any day i want.
Cancel Align NOW
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#33 - 2015-02-20 23:42:13 UTC
Some thoughts for the OP:

1. Pilots may have been paid a private bounty for the kill.
2. Pilots might be paid by the number of scalps they return to the mother hive with.
3. Pilots probably have neutral alts waiting to scoop both wrecks.
4. Pilots may be experimenting with fits.
5. Pilots may be experimenting with concord responses.
6. Pilots may be experimenting with gate gun tanking.
7. There may be some accidental element involved.
Jack Hayson
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#34 - 2015-02-21 00:03:10 UTC
Ro Fenrios wrote:
When I get back to hisec, I first see the local and be like 'dem many neuts!'

"Waaah, neuts in local! Dock up, dock up!"
Renegade Heart
Doomheim
#35 - 2015-02-21 00:13:43 UTC
Mark Androcius wrote:
baltec1 wrote:
Ok so I found three badgers that were ganked by a nado today. All three had poor to anti-tank setups and all three had 400-470 million in the hold.


https://beta.eve-kill.net/character/990840741/

this is the ganker, still hasen't updated though.


Seems like a decent dude having some fun in the game. And it looks like he more than made up for any losses with billions of isk worth of loot dropping from the other hauler he popped today Big smile
Hal Morsh
Doomheim
#36 - 2015-02-21 00:38:24 UTC
Lots of people to silly things, just because our logic makes sense doesn't mean they are following that same logic.

Oh, I perfectly understand, Hal Morsh — a mission like this requires courage, skill, and heroism… qualities you are clearly lacking. Have you forgotten you're one of the bloody immortals!?

ISD Ezwal
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
ISD Alliance
#37 - 2015-02-21 00:43:56 UTC
Where to begin. Personal attacks? Ranting? Posting Killmails?

Oh well, thread locked.

ISD Ezwal Community Communication Liaisons (CCLs)

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