Skip to main content

It Looks Kinda Sad

Sometimes trolling doesn't work.

I've often commented about not understanding smack talk and the methods behind it. I've been told that people get angry and do stupid things. Some enjoy getting people worked up and ranting and frothing at the mouth. It will be my eternal question forever asked and never answered.

I was chatting with Diz before bed when he went, "LOL. The bombers bar sent me a tear collection mail because I engaged them on a gate and died. Maybe I should send them one back for the ships I killed before they killed my interceptor and pod."

http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=20821170

I read said survey mail. I guess it is amusing.

I've avoided public groups. I know not everyone does this type of thing. It still makes me rub my head in confusion. Maybe a gank, sure. Or maybe a WTFBBQ. But on an everyone run to see if the Titan dies kinda day?

Everyone is there to fight. Everyone is running head first into the mass of people to try to get battle. Everyone is there to kill and everyone is there to die. Third parties. Fourth. Fifth. Eight. The entire point is a head first dive into a pit of raw frenzy. I need to try it one day. At least once to say that I did.

And what is losing a ship in Eve? These days it is just part of the game. I know that people get upset. Greatly upset. There is a lot invested in the ship. Pride. Time. Energy. Dreams and hopes. I know that for some the loss of the ship is the loss of the game. But that isn't everyone. There are few things I love hearing more then, "That's the price of getting work done," when someone loses a ship because they went out and got into the fight.

But everyone isn't my social circle. I'm seeped in it and I know. I probably ask too much. I'll blame it on my head cold. It is making me irrational. Back to bed.

Comments

  1. Expecting tears for an interceptor loss?!

    These lolPvP people are more pathetic than I expected. I mean if they'd kill a carrier, they might get tears. But no one cries for a frig hull.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The act of looking for 'tears' is irrational in itself. I don't think the scale of loss in (pixel) reality matters much for those who go hunting for them.

      Never understood the desire myself. Not much fun going to bed at night thinking 'I made someone cry today.' I think it's far more rewarding to have the nice post-fight chat, commenting on what went well, badly or hilariously wrong. And you don't even need to win the fight to have that.

      Delete
    2. Gevlon wouldn't cry over a frig loss. Go figure. But people quit Eve over frig losses. We might thing that that is foolish, but it does not change that it is true.

      Every person playing Eve has the potential of having entirely different game objectives from the players they com into contact with. They will play the game "wrong" from our perspective. We don't have to get it.

      As far as the tears complaint form, some people play this game relishing in the belief that the other guy is sitting at his computer, raging or crying because they lost their ship. They send those mails out to everyone, hoping to get a response, so they get a "Kill email" record.

      It stimulates them, much like Gevlon is stimulated by the comments on his blog where people tell him he is wrong, giving him an opportunity to refute them. It's not all about flying spaceships to him, so why would we believe that the Tear Collection Mail is anything else but an opportunity to get some more entertainment for their $14.99 a month?

      It would be nice, I guess, to share an Eve Experience with your adversaries. Where we could fight today and chat peacefully afterwards. Unfortunately, most people I fight are kind of jerks. Or at least, their online persona's are jerks.

      They are probably nice people in real life. Computer security people and engineers with 2.2 kids and a dog.

      Delete
    3. I find you using the word "lolpvper" quite amusing, since you are too afraid to even try pvp. Crying over a frig is indeed a bit irracional, but you are so afraid of loosing one, that you don't even try and go to great lengths to racionalize your view. And you fail at that misereably, which is constantly pointed out. Therefore you have no right to call someone a "lolpvper". He is much above you in this game.

      Delete
    4. There might be "Lolpvpers" although one might argue that's the whole point behind pvp, but you are certainly a lolfarmer.

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Conflicted

Halycon said it quite well in a comment he left about the skill point trading proposal for skill point changes. He is conflicted in many different ways. So am I. Somedays, I don't want to be open minded. I do not want to see other points of view. I want to not like things and not feel good about them and it be okay. That is something that is denied me for now. I've stated my opinion about the first round of proposals to trade skills. I don't like them. That isn't good enough. I have to answer why. Others do not like it as well. I cannot escape over to their side and be unhappy with them. I am dragged away and challenged about my distaste.  Some of the people I like most think the change is good. Other's think it has little meaning. They want to know why I don't like it. When this was proposed at the CSM summit, I swiveled my chair and asked if they realized that they were undoing the basic structure that characters and game progression worked under. They said th

CSMX - Post #20

Summer is here and CCP is very much out of the office. Sion made a good point in wondering why everyone leaves Iceland when it has its best weather. What it means is that all is mostly quiet on the dev blog front. There are some things happening but the dev blogs and news announcements have not yet happened. The skill points were delivered on Tuesday  so yay for unallocated skill points. Over in CSM chat, there has been a lot of back and forth about sov and measuring the impact and success of things so far. I can say that CCP and the CSM are watching it. The pros and cons are coming in pretty hot and heavy. Some are being looked at now. Some have to see how things are going and if and how the direction needs to be tweaked. In my corner, I'm starting to gather things together. The summit is in seven or so weeks. In between then and now I need to gather up my question list and write down a few topics of discussion. I'm starting now because I have personal vacation at the end

CSM9 - Day 140

The week has been the Summer Summit for CSM9. That did not mean that the world stopped for us. Things in Eve moved forward because we have the Oceanas release coming on the 22nd. CCP Fozzie has released a small interceptor tweak . Interdictors are also being retouched for fine detailing. The thread about it is up. This is not a rebalance where the ships gain complete new roles and identities. This is focused on fine tuning. I have spoken up about the fact that the situation where Titans were being bumped out of POS shields was not acceptable to me. I’ve voiced my disagreement as have other players. CCP Fozzie has posted changes to cyno usage outside of POS force fields . I am not fully happy with this change. I am happy that it will stop the Titan bumping issue. I am not happy with not being able to light cynos on shields. I feel that it will negatively affect tackling ships hugging force fields and I have expressed that. The topic came up in one of our Summit Meetings with CCP Fo