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Tears are a large component of why people do what they do in Eve. They are basically the whining that comes from something bad happening. They can also be the insults handed out after your ship explodes.

For instance:

[22:22:11] Shadysheep > your a **** you have no job, you live in your mums basement and spend all day flying internet spaceships trying to be a big man to escape from jsut how bad it is being you

[22:23:24] Mane Frehm > Shady - I am saddened by your attitude. Dont you care about the environment?

22:24:55] Shadysheep > the actualt environment outside the four windowless walls you dwell in yeah the online imagianry asteroids that magically reappear after that small window of time where you have to live in reality, nah

[22:25:46] Mane Frehm > Shadysheep - you seem upset. Rough day? Get a license and it will all be better

This happened in local in a .06 system. The Shadysheep's Hulk was blown up and he was rather unhappy about that. Now, Eve has a rather interesting predator and prey situation. Hulks are noncombatant mining barges. People therefor blow them up for fun and tears.

People continue to use them because they play Eve as industrialist. Early in my career/blog this is what I was doing as well. Being an industrialist in Eve is very interesting and rewarding. It can require complex levels of resource gathering and game knowledge. However, none of that brings PvP with it. Yet, people risk the PvP to accomplish their goals. I consider this depth and texture to the game. Even a noncombatant is harmless and that is why Eve has a pirate population.

This is me mining with someone else. We are nothing big large, slow targets. However, mining lasers are a very pretty blue and those evil asteroids got owned!

One reason I made a PvP toon was to protect myself mining. Then I stopped mining and moved on to more lucrative and interactive pastimes. I dislike being a victim.

There is a constant push to make high security space safe. However, it is called high security not safe security for a reason. The person who blew up the mining barge above also lost his ship. The difference is that he fit a cheap combat ship and used it to destroy a mining barge with no ability to take damage. You can fit a mining barge to be able to take some serious damage but you lower your mining yield.

Its a factor of greed vs safety. Greed is still winning erry day.


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