Skip to main content

Gatecamps. The Unsolved Puzzle

Augusta Von Weider > prettyboyfloyde ahhhh gate campah, really no skill in gate camping.   But then again I realize that anyone into pvp that I have seen in eve is about as skilled as a retard with crayons
Augusta Von Weider > no, serious question.  what skill does ti take to sit there and wait for someone to warp in then blow them up?  I mean logically it sounds about as fun as well nothing 
Augusta Von Weider > i'm just thinking to myself, I'm on eperson that mines in a  belt (it's my entertainment), there were 17 people there waiting.  I mean what kind of quality of life is that your not even guarenteed the kill shot 
There is a problem in Eve online. That problem is that to get to another system you have to warp to a gate. You then have to jump through that gate. If you have the audacity to be of outlaw security status, everyone that jumps through that gate will accuse you of gatecamping.

Some groups have solved this problem by hot drops and blopsdrops. However, for the plebeians, warping is the only mode of transportation. It can be a gate in the middle of no where, in a set of systems build like a Rubix Cube with no chokepoint in high sec while you are dying to Concord and logging out and you will be accused of gatecamping.


Take a fleet anywhere and you are gatecamping. People will warp through you and be like, "hahahaha I made it off!" because really, we were trying to kill their shuttle and not waiting for the FC to tell us to jump into the fight on the other side. Your shuttle. Every day. More important then glorious battle.

Yes. It is all a gatecamp. If it is not, it is a station camp. Every day. All day. Always. Yes. The truth is now known.

Comments

  1. It's called bad game design. The game mechanics simply don't encourage spontaneous PVP combat anywhere else, except at gates.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The reason why they expect everyone to be a gatecamper is because there are gatecampers who really shoot shuttles.

    As I travel a lot in lowsec (research), I can agree that real gatecamps are rare. But they are indeed annoying and for a newbie who doesn't know how to deal with them (star map/statistics/ship kills last hour) are deadly.

    Gatecampers got their bad name, because they are only dangerous to newbies. Everyone was popped in his early days and the bad memory remained.

    ReplyDelete
  3. So you mean to say that your corp doesn't camp a gate as if your butts were welded to it? Obviously you're doing something wrong. ;-)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Memoirs - Part One: Virtual Worlds

Virtual Realities: Memoirs of an internet spaceship politician by Sugar Kyle CSM9, CSMX
This is where it really started. The day I lost my mind.

I never told anyone how long I had been debating my run for the ninth CSM. The thought started to circle in the back of my thoughts in November. I was back home after a sucessful Eve Vegas. I had met a few people. My notes from the presentations and round tables had gone over very well. I felt useful, comfortable, and excited that I was a member of the community. I belonged and I cared about this thing that I belonged to. That thing was the community of Eve Online.
Eve Vegas of 2013 was when I found out that a conversation I had been fortunate enough to have with CCP Masterplan at Fanfest of that same year, had sparked enough interest to gain developer attention. At Eve Vegas I learned that they would be working on ideas based off of the premise that I had presented. Only days later, a developer posted to the Offical Eve Online forums about i…

Sugar’s Non-Technical Guide to Making Boosters

Welcome to my non-technical and outdated but probably still useful guide to boosters.  There have been changes to how things are built in Eve. This was the old POS code before the introduction of new structures in 2016.   This is just a walk through on my wobbling path of booster production.  It took me half a dozen different documents to figure out what I needed to do to make these mythical things.  It is what I do.  It may not be perfect but it works.

This is pirate focused industry.
This guide brought to you by Lain asking me to write it after I tried to explain it in chat.

Why make boosters? Because drugs are good.  Really they are performance enhancers and performance enhancers can give someone that extra edge in PvP.  It was also because my boys used them and when they ran low they often ran out, I could be their supplier.  They would no longer hoard their drugs due to the length of time it takes to get fresh product.. The thought of being a drug kingpin was also very appealing. …

Will the real player please stand up?

I installed Eve on my Surface the other day. I then remembered why my last laptop, when I was playing Eve, was an Alienware gaming laptop. My Surface, wonderful creature that it is, runs Eve at such a tiny magnification that I squint to see it. I could change my settings and adjust for this. Instead, I'll stick to my desktop and try to remember to log in and see the latest round of changes.

Yet, here I am writing.

Deep in the muzzy field of my brain that has been working almost daily for the last six weeks, random thoughts bubble up. I may not log in and spend my time focusing on Eve as a world, but it hasn't slipped from me. I've picked up an amazing group of friends that I talk to daily and many of them still play enough that I skim the social edges. At times I'm angry that the same social problems exist. At others, I'm fascinating by the process.

Today is a fascinating day because I've been answering e-mails. I still get e-mails occasionally from people who …