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Enemy for Life

Posted in General Asshattery on December 6, 2010 by Gigis

I have decided to make my ninjaing a more social experiance.  I have, therefore, relocated myself near Dodixie so that I can assist and be assisted by the other dishonourable of New Eden.  But this post is not about that…  This post is about Shawn Amyotte.

I found Shawn mining into a can in Algogille and swiftly relocated his ore into a can of mine.  The following private convo ensued:

Gigis Nooj > what can I do for you?

Shawn Amyotte > Why’d you steal my shit?

Gigis Nooj > I am mining

Shawn Amyotte > You know I’m coming back to kill you now.

Gigis Nooj > okay

Gigis Nooj > mine for me some more

Shawn Amyotte > Ya mining isn’t stealing someone elses hard work asshole

Gigis Nooj > hard work is bringing it back to the station

Gigis Nooj > when you put it in a can it is a donation to me

Shawn Amyotte > Ya but now you’ve made yourself a free kill for me

Shawn Amyotte > I’ll just get it all back and get to pod you lolz

Shawn Amyotte > later

At this point he warps off to a gate and leaves local.  Minutes pass and the aggro timer gets to 2 minutes as he arrives back in local.  ACatalyst warps to zero on the can and starts shooting me. He is quickly brought to half hull.

Gigis Nooj > how mush isk do you have?

Shawn Amyotte > dood you’re just an asshole

Gigis Nooj > how so?

Shawn Amyotte > you like picking on noobs

Shawn Amyotte > where I’m from it’s called bullying

Gigis Nooj > I like picking on people that mine into cans

Gigis Nooj > where I come from its called lazy

Shawn Amyotte > it’s called making money to buy new stuff

Gigis Nooj > how will you make better money? losing your ship?  or running ore to the station?

Shawn Amyotte > you’re just making me take longer to get anywhere in the game, don’t worry I’ve already signed up for a year and I’ll be getting ready to handle you that whole time.

Gigis Nooj > ooooh  so it’s going to be a vendetta?

Gigis Nooj > going to hunt me down later?

Shawn Amyotte > no a slaughter I’m going to hunt you every day until you cancel your account

Gigis Nooj > fantastic!!

Shawn Amyotte > now run along and bug someone else while I prepare

Gigis Nooj > ok so I’m going to kill your ship and then I’m going to blow up your ore

Gigis Nooj > sound good?

Shawn Amyotte > I would expect no less from a coward

Gigis Nooj > okay

Shawn Amyotte > have at it loser

Gigis Nooj > that seems like we are on the same page

Shawn shortly exploded and warped out of system again. We will see how his preparations are going in a month or so.  I hope that he stays focused.

As Shawn warped off and I blued his can for a one day old mining in an Iteron I.  See I’m a nice guy!

o/ Gigis

Kronos Kill

Posted in Gank, General Asshattery on December 2, 2010 by Gigis

The other day I was passing through the Kador region scanning belts and seeing if there were any juicy mission runners when I happened upon a Kronos in a mission.  I switched to my battle vigil and began the salvage and steal bit as the MR began to talk trash in local.  He reported, after I had cleaned half his room, that he and his corp mates had warned everyone within a three system radius about me being a ninja.  Oh noes..  Didn’t stop him from losing his ship!

I was happy to see one of his corp mates pop into local and was delighted to see a Cormorant show up on a short range directional scan.  I burned away from the warp in point to get a little range and as the Corm pilot landed I was locked up and fired upon.  I pulled out of range of the Kronos (who had been locking me the whole time) and drew the Cormorant with me.  Once there was nothing that the Kronos pilot could do I turned on the Corm and started killing him.

I used only one gun and my drone as I wanted it to take a while so that the Kronos pilot would be tempted to help his friend.  Attempt to help he did.  As the Cormorant pilot dipped into armor the Kronos turned red and I quickly finished off the Cormorant and warped to my Orca.

I reshipped into my Cane and warped back to the mission in time to put a point and start laying into the Kronos.  There were nothing his guns could do to me as I orbited him and as my neuts and guns worked their magic on him I saw local begin to fill with his corp mates.  A Raven warped into the mission area and I began to get worried but a quick check of my aggro timer showed that corp aggro had worn off.  I’m sure that the Raven pilot reported the CONCORD warning in corp chat.  I’m also sure that the Kronos pilot told him to shoot anyway.  I was lucky enough to get a shot off before CONCORD relieved him of his Raven.  Likely his sad report caused the other members not to join in on the fun.

As the Kronos dipped into structure and refused an offer of a ransom the Cormorant pilot returned in a Kestrel and got alphaed.  Then the Kronos became a Kronos wreck.

Sadly there was nothing yummy on any of the ships.  But you can’t be too sad about a Marauder kill!  There were no tears but here is the Kronos pilot’s Bio as a parting shot:

“Eve is just a game. People tend to get really worked up about it, and this is highly amusing. The best moments of Eve is when someone throws a hissy fit after you pwned them when they didn’t expect it. You often use the “it’s a PvP game-line”, but what you really mean by that is that the game is supposed to be exploited and won. No trick is beneath you as long as it lets you get a laugh at the expense of someone else. Everything is valid until CCP says it’s not”

o/ Gigis

Picking Fights

Posted in General Asshattery on November 30, 2010 by Gigis

I am happy to report that I am the proud owner of a Sleipnir Field Command Ship.  This beauty is a beast.  The only problem is that I can not fit it in my Orca while my Cane is still alive.  Wiser people then I would simply strip down their Cane and perhaps sell it rigger at a trade hub.  This guy, however, had decided to lose it spectacularly.  There is now no fight I won’t pick in an effort to lose my ship.  The problem is that I am not losing it…

Kethea Nomad, for example was running a high sec complex in his Drake.  I was not doing a good job at getting aggro until I noticed a medium Dread Guristas wreck.  As I zoomed toward it in my salvage Vigil I was locked and then fired upon.  I was flying the vanella T1 Vigil so I thought it would be best to lose it in a fire.  Nothing makes a bear feel safer then scoring a kill.  As I was warping back to the mission with my Cane I knew that I would have to make up some ground in order to get into point range.  Thankfully the bear was nice enough to be more interested in the DG loot then me and I got into point range and started hammering.  He held out pretty long and I noticed halfway through shield that a member of his corp had entered local.  That member, Janikra had entered the complex pocket with his Brutix as I was nearing completion of shields and was conveniently within point range as the Drake turned into an egg.

Normally I would have had second thoughts about engaging the Brutix as I was already in half armor at this time.  I know that Brutixes can hit pretty hard but I also was excited to fly my Sleipnir.  Into the Brutix I laid and he was also turned into an egg in short order.  I suppose he was unrigged and fit with a shield buffer…

As the engagement ended, my heart was racing and my armor was 4/5 gone.  Fighting multiples at the same time is a lot of fun.  More efforts to lose my Cane to come tomorrow with my first Marauder kill!

o/ Gigis

Free Ice!

Posted in General Asshattery, War on November 12, 2010 by Gigis

Remember the macro Orca that I killed a while back?  Well I ran into him the other day and all of his Retriever pilots have upgraded to Hulks!  Know what that means?  More free ice!

The guy is doing the same thing that he did before.  He sits in an Orca approaching an anchored can.  He then tractors the jet cans full of ice to the Orca and  places them into his hanger array for his two ItyVs to cart back to the station.

While it is fun and rather profitable to steal his ice (I like to wait an hour or so to let the cans build up so that there is no waiting, just 5 or so Orcas full till I catch up) it bothers me that the ice I steal from him is hardly a dent in the isk that he makes doing this.  I’ve petitioned CCP and they said they would check it out but they obviously have not.

His macro isn’t that good and sometimes his haulers take from my cans.  That allows me to kill a hauler and then prevents him from taking half his ice to station.  Of course, because it is a macro, the pod keeps warping back to the Orca for hours.   So I’m gonna go ahead and war dec him.  I want another Orca kill >:)  Lets see if this stops his operation.

Stay tuned for war updates!

o/ Gigis

In Defense of Ore

Posted in General Asshattery on November 10, 2010 by Gigis

Some pilots do stupid things for just a tiny bit of ore.  CheckisT1980, for example, is a 1+ year old character.  He was caught can mining in Riavayed in a Retriever.  When my heroic Rifter flipped his can he aligned and warped to the station.

This is often great news.  I watched his Retriever (named something in Russian) dissapear.  A session timer later a Russian named Abaddon exited the station.  Excellent!

The Abaddon warped into the can at 0 and took from it.  Time for the Abaddon to die.  After I killed his 2 flights of Hobgoblin Is and him failing to track me with his tachyons, he thought it best to log off. 

So I thought it best to warp in my Orca and switch to the Cane.  In short order the Abaddon was reduced to scraps and the world was again as it should be. 

Not a bad session for the 30 session before I have to run off to school. 

o/ Gigis

Heimatar Pt. 2

Posted in General Asshattery on November 7, 2010 by Gigis

Heimatar has brought more adventure!  This one involves delicious tears and a rage quit!  My mother would be so proud!

This post is brought to us by Glorystrike.  Mr. Glorystrike and his Tempest were scanned down near the end of a productive night.  I entered his mission and was quickly yellow boxed.  I had recently refit my Vigil into warp disrupting 150mm toating Battlevigil and I was excited not to have to warp out.  I stole some loot and was quickly being missed by his guns.

I put my point on him and quickly setteled into a tight orbit around him and shot him and his Ogre Is as they peaked out.  It became clear relitively early that my 2 guns did not have the DPS to break his tank (I forgot about my drone which may have made a difference.) So I initiated warp with the Orca.

As the Orca landed I noticed that it was 45k away from the fighting..  not good. I hit approach on the Pest anyway.  You never know how it will work out.. I switched back to my main and saw that he was moving closer to the unaggroed spawn.

This worried me slightly as I didn’t know how many of them I would be able to handle. My fears were for nothing as I saw his damage begin to increase and nothing on me.  But wait! I also have an Orca in the room to share the aggro!

I switched back to the Orca pilot and was relieved as I saw nothing locking me.  But wait!  The Orca pilot has just been yellowboxed by the Pest!  And here comes CONCORD to help me with my DPS problem!  Boom went the Tempest!  As I looked through the wreck my delight turned to horror.  Hull rep, armor rep, shield hardeners!  What a piece of junk!  What I did not gain in loot, however, I gained in tears.

First an Evemail:

thanks for ruining the game for me.

From: Glorystrike

Sent: 2010.11.07 03:59

To: Gigis Nooj,
asshole. Just trying to play game and have fun. I don’t play much and obviously don’t have skills to deal with a prick like you. I don’t even know how to find someonetthat’s having an NPC encounter

Now local:

Gigis Nooj > lol

Glorystrike > asshole = Gigis Nooj

Glorystrike > (hey, my first time swearing in this mmo

Glorystrike > I’ve just started playing from the last time someone found me minding my own business on an NPC encounter.

Gigis Nooj > now now

Glorystrike > found me and ganked me then too.  thanks for letting me know I should quite (I”M solo player whom likes kicking back and relaxing.  )

Gigis Nooj > no need for those mean words

Tah’ris Khlador > Were you in low sec?

Glorystrike > No, not your fault I don’t know how to play, yada yada. have fun

Glorystrike > no, +2.0 (*he is referring to his own Sec status)

Glorystrike > why do you ask?

Tah’ris Khlador > How’d he gank you?

Gigis Nooj > i was in a vigil and i pwn

Glorystrike > does it mater?  I”M SUre it’s by the ‘rules’, what ever they might be.

Tah’ris Khlador > lol

Tah’ris Khlador > I recommend you find a corp with people who can help you then

Tah’ris Khlador > so that you don’t get stuck getting ganked when you’re just trying ot mission run

Gigis Nooj > you would never have died if you hadnt shot my alt

Gigis Nooj > and got concordokin

Tah’ris Khlador > lol yeah that might do it

Glorystrike > yep, just what I don’t have time for.  Very casual gamer and this is the 2nd time it’s happened.

Gigis Nooj > well if you didnt learn after the first time i got no new advice

Tah’ris Khlador > Er….MMO’s don’t make the best “casual” games

Glorystrike > I have no idea what you mean when you say ‘concordokin’

Tah’ris Khlador > he means you were free to fire upon by concord

Tah’ris Khlador > Concord wouldn’t shoot him for shooting back

Gigis Nooj > i paid them

Tah’ris Khlador > You paid them? lol

Natassha Bork > what? you find a doughnut spawn?

Tah’ris Khlador > haha

Glorystrike > well, in the end, I’m out 90mil, and the last time it happened, I had ‘just’ enough saved to recover.  I thank you for your explinations.  Have fun playing the game and whack’n noobs in a secure sector (not sure what that means in this case).

Glorystrike > It’s just a game after all.  I’ll find fun elsewhere.

Delicious!

o/ Gigis

Heimatar Pt. 1

Posted in General Asshattery on November 7, 2010 by Gigis

Metropolis got old pretty fast so I have moved on to Heimatar. Heimatar has been fun so far but there haven’t been many good fights.  Just baiters (I still manage to come out ahead) and complete noobs.

This trap, for example, cost me my Rifter when the bait Osprey sucked my cap dry in one cycle and pulled me away from the location where my Orca was warping.  By the time I realized what was happening it was too late.  Once in my pod I approached the Orca and hopped into my Cane, the Osprey realized what the Orca was for and bolted.  His friend in a Drake, however, has just showed up to the belt.  I hit my AB and approached him hoping that he would engage and I wasn’t dissapointed.  I got a point and began firing.

It was then that I thought that there might be a bigger trap in the works.  I also realized that I was hitting a Drake with Barrage.  I gave the order to switch over to EMP and told the Orca to approach the Drake.  If his friend came back in something bigger I wanted to be able to switch to a ceptor and bail.  Much to my surprise, however, right as I shot my first round of EMP the Drake exploded.  Then the wreck turned blue.  Then I noticed CONCORD in the belt.  In collecting the loot I saw the cause of his premature demise.. A small smartbomb.  It seems as if my Orca got too close :smug:

His friend never returned.

Another highlight was being able to remove this failfit Manticore from New Eden. Why he would bring it back to his mission against a frig (or so he thought) with seige launchers is beyond me. And the prototype cloak?! Yuck!

In addition to those showcased. Here are some more lovely kills.  This Hurricane got caught going back to his mission and later this trap Exequor stood by gloating after he killed my Rifter (Orca wasn’t aligned AND didn’t have SMA available to fleet members AND I had stuff in my cargo… noob…) and I had time to get into the Cane and pop him. He was really cool about it though and some civil evemails resulted.

More to follow!

o/ Gigis