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Ransom Unhonored

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Valleria Darkmoon
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#41 - 2012-03-11 11:01:29 UTC
Apolleneous wrote:
So pay heed noob pilots of new Eden, *most* pirates will NOT honor your ransoms, because the kind you will most likely run into is an egocentric idi*t like Kazacy.


My gang refunded a 1 billion ISK ransom of a pod tonight because someone in gang screwed up and misclicked his gun grouping instead of turning off his point. As much as the full high grade slave set was a nice mail to have we would have preferred the Legion + loot and 200 million ISK a piece but 200 mil each is a small price to pay to retain our reputation.

Reality has an almost infinite capacity to resist oversimplification.

Apolleneous
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#42 - 2012-03-13 21:36:43 UTC
Kazacy wrote:
Apolleneous wrote:
Kazacy wrote:
Ahrieman wrote:
I ALWAYS honor ransoms and 1v1's. Ransoms are a great way to make money while pirating. I caught an Incursis the other day in my Rifter, then caught his pod too. He had a full set of +3's. Paid me 25 mil for his pod. Why would I want to screw that up? TBH, I wish people would ransom me if they catch my pod.


You're right, but in hisec you can't ransom twice the same guy or even other guy from his corp because they won't fall again for this stupid trick. Also it's really funny after you dishonor ransoms how mad they become; it's totally worth it to not honor ransoms only for this (not to mention the isk).


Sorry Kazacy, but you sound like a bit of a dou*che, allow me to explain, if you were to honor the ransom most people would probably just pay to keep their stuff (thereupon making it a far more profitable enterprise being a pirate)

But of course you want to make it harder on pirates who are looking to make piracy a more profitable business. I don't pay ransoms myself, because I am well aware if you do you just lose twice. If there was a system wide protocol in place that would guarantee non-aggression then this might change

So pay heed noob pilots of new Eden, *most* pirates will NOT honor your ransoms, because the kind you will most likely run into is an egocentric idi*t like Kazacy.


and ppl like you are the reason i play this game; thx for the tears.



Thanks for the typical canned quote K, but honestly expected no better answer P, for some reason I think you might be challenged in some way.
Apolleneous
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#43 - 2012-03-13 21:48:40 UTC
Valleria Darkmoon wrote:
Apolleneous wrote:
So pay heed noob pilots of new Eden, *most* pirates will NOT honor your ransoms, because the kind you will most likely run into is an egocentric idi*t like Kazacy.


My gang refunded a 1 billion ISK ransom of a pod tonight because someone in gang screwed up and misclicked his gun grouping instead of turning off his point. As much as the full high grade slave set was a nice mail to have we would have preferred the Legion + loot and 200 million ISK a piece but 200 mil each is a small price to pay to retain our reputation.


If only there were more like your group, I would happily pay a ransom if I was caught in a bad spot; however as of late, you may be the exception rather than the rule. Until there is a better ransoming system in place, I still say go down with your ship.
Kazacy
BACKFIRE Squad
#44 - 2012-03-14 11:48:11 UTC
Apolleneous wrote:

stuff
Kazacy wrote:


and ppl like you are the reason i play this game; thx for the tears.



Thanks for the typical canned quote K, but honestly expected no better answer P, for some reason I think you might be challenged in some way.


it's a typical answer i agree, but also true and i really enjoyed your tears Big smile
Coyote Laughing
#45 - 2012-03-14 21:52:21 UTC
If the choice is letting them blow up my ship, or taking my money and blowing it up anyway.... where is that self-destruct?

l8r \o/

Keyanu
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#46 - 2012-03-14 23:39:11 UTC
Darius III wrote:
Most hardcore Lowsec guys honor them, many don't. Last month I ransomed a Dominix for 2 million isk and honored it. I was in light tackle and the rats almost had me dead. He paid after I warped out :D


This is how to contradict yourself in the same sentence. I'm so going to vote for you :p
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