ALOD: Battle Badgers Don't Care

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Looks like he got.....*sunglasses*...Badgered to death
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90 minutes and no friend or alt to the rescue? 90 minutes of just sitting there, I wonder if he went afk so he didn't have to watch? I wonder if the petition was sent before he lost the ship?I wonder how long before he logs back in again?
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This is what we play for!
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I wonder if lol-alt.
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Duel, man.
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I approve of this... again.
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Takes a lot to earn a space on ALOD with a 370m lossmail..A worthy winner in this case
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One thing of note was that this pilot was in a highsec anomaly, shooting at frigates, in a Tempest Fleet issue. If this behavior is anything to go by, it may literally be the case that this TFI represented the sum worth of everything the pilot has earned, and parts of it are unfitted because he simply does not have the ISK to fill out the rest of the slots. A high-sec anomaly grants anywhere from 100k isk to upwards of one million, so that's an awful lot of frigates to blap to save for a TFI.
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a friend with a small repper would have saved him i think, a well skilled friend could have just bumped the badger out of range.
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Sorry for my noobieshness, but what does ALOD mean?
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Awful Loss of the DayA particularly terribly fit ship and or terrible pilot and the recuperation he suffered in facing the consequences of his inadequacy.
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YYYEEEEEEAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!!
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"friend"
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(•_•) Looks like he got( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■) Badgered to deathYEAAAAAAAAAA
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Some people don't have friends. Especially those that don't learn how to fit ships in 3 years time.
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While I usually giggle with malicious glee at these articles, this one somehow managed to bum me out.Alone in a half fit ship, shooting frigs in a highsec anomaly. And nobody came to help him in an hour and a half. Its like watching a kid push an empty swing at a playground. Bleh, I'll go watch Jita burn untill i cheer up.
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DO YOU HAVE TO APPROVE OF EVERYTHING? DAMN YOU MARLONA.
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I approve of this.
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I lose faith in humanity (again).
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There's not much helping if he accepted a duel.
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I bet that TFI was over whelmed with tears of joy that it was finally gonig to be put out of its misery, and what better ship to do it with then the mighty badger. As for the TFI pilot, he's FUBAR.
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90 minutes of numbness shooting down a single ship. Yeah, that's something to brag about. So much action for one day, he must be exhausted... reactivating that small turret after each reloading is no small task.You really make me proud for playing this game. I will link this page to all my friends.
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I get that this is funny, but I can't get over the feeling that I'm back in grade school and everyone is laughing and pointing at the slow kid because he got it wrong. Yes, there are people who play this game who are quite frankly terrible at it, but the reaction to helplessness should be helpfulness, not ridicule.
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The victim has had an account for at least 4 years, has skills to fly a battleship and fit large weapons and rigs.Yet despite all this time his fitting skills seem to be "I can shoot, I can salvage, undock!", and he didn't have the sense to block the attacker's duel requests or block all duel requests.If we were talking about a 2 week old newbie then you'd be absolutely right that we should give some guidance and support, but if a 4 year old battleship flyer can't work out how to fit even a basic tank, or reject duels, then he deserves what he gets and he deserves all the laughter that comes at him.
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You lose faith in humanity because a ratter shitfit his ship? Are you sure you have quite enough cynicism there?
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Time spent in a game ≠ understanding of the game. Has it crossed anyone's mind that the reason this guy hasn't interacted enough in EVE to understand the basics is precisely because of the "go pro or go fuck yourself" attitude that permeates the player base?
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So we do what... pretend he doesn't exist? The attitudes of EVE players are a problem, I won't dispute that. But the resources are there, and even without that, half the fit was empty. When does that EVER seem like a good idea?
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I have frequently complained to a RL friend about how many bad attitudes there are in Eve, from almost orgasming with joy when someone loses something they worked hard for, to people talking down at you like you're an utter moron every time you ask something that google hasn't been able to help you with.From that viewpoint I still say this guy screwed up.As already replied there are a ton of google-able resources that give you information. He chose to not take the time to read up, or to ignore them or whatever. Which is fine, you can do that, but this is Eve which is pretty much marketed on it's ship destroying and backstabbing qualities so he should expect people to come at him once in a while.He's flying a ship that takes a long time to save up for in highsec, and despite knowing the risks (or not knowing if he didn't research), he still chose to add nothing more than a shield repairer which is not cap stable even on max skills. No resists, no extenders, not even a damage control which would've extended the 90 minute gank by at least 40 minutes. Hell he could've shoved some stabs in the low slots since he wasn't using them for anything else.Then on top he either accepted, or didn't auto reject duels. There's a checkbox on the duel page that lets you block the sender after the first duel request.
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Although I too disagree with duel spamming to try and catch someone out, CCP did think of that by including a checkbox that blocks further communications with the spammer. He could've ticked that after the first or second request and then there'd be no accidental acceptance.
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I had some reservations once i found out that the kill was obtained via duel spamming rather than can flipping, but decided to publish it anyways.Rorey did can flip, but failed to receive a response, and conversions were denied.I will make a note of this in future articles, and be a bit more discriminating when it comes to the methods used to obtain the kill.

The Badger Mark II (Industrialus caldariae) is a curious creature, possessing neither the agility of the Sigil or Iteron Mark IV, nor the cargo capacity and low slots of the Bestower, Mammoth, or Iteron Mark II/Mark V; it is thoroughly outclassed in the field of hauling. Like all industrials, it has one turret slot, but the Badger also possesses six mid slots, the most of any industrial. This allows the Badger II to fit a surprisingly stiff tank or tackle gear. And thus the fierce “Battle Badger” was born. Among its weapons are fear, surprise, warp scramblers, and light neutron blaster IIs. The Battle Badger found many applications in EVE, from scooping miner cans to comedy fleets (Test Alliance is especially fond of Battle Badgers), or as in this case, to preying on its favorite target, stupid carebears

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Yes, that is a Tempest Fleet Issue (TFI) falling to a single Battle Badger. But let us focus on that fit for a moment. While artillery cannons are power-intensive weapons, and some artillery ships might require a reactor control unit to fit them, especially if the pilot is low skilled, there is absolutely no reason to fit three reactor control units. A starting character will still have 6000 units of power grid left over on that fit. A whopping six slots on the ship are left empty, nine if counting the useless RCUs. One would figure that, on a hull costing 350 million, the pilot would, you know, use every slot. The only thing right about this fit is that the guns and MWD are the proper size, and the rigs and damage mod are indeed projectile mods. There is no way you could fit a ship worse than this if you tried.

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Oh wait… Yep, it’s the same exact pilot losing a Maelstrom, except this kill happened three years ago. While there can be some debate about which fit is worse (this fit at least uses every slot and has cap rigs for the shield booster), what is apparent is that in three years of playing EVE, yrman has not learned a single thing about how to fit ships, or where to make ISK. The NPC on the killmail is a belt rat, meaning yrman was belt ratting with that fit.

When contacted, Rorey Preldent, the Badger pilot, had this to say (edited for readability)

“I was roaming about looking for ships I can bait with the Badger. I was going through systems, scanning for anoms. I saw the TFI on the D-scan and prayed for it to be in this one anom in the system and he was! I approached him and he was just tractor beaming wrecks to him. So I got my orbit of 500 m and looted one of his wrecks becoming flashy. I then convoed him and started to taunt him and so on. But he only spoke Russian so I opened Google translator and spoke to him through that. He wasn’t having any of it, so I started to spam duel him when he was looting. He declined a few times but then he suddenly accepted. He may have miskicked [sic] or something. So i scrammed + webbed him and opened fire. He launched 5 Vespa I's at me so I killed them with a 40 second lock time. The badger can lock a max of two targets at a time so I had to keep him locked up to keep up the scram. It took 60 seconds to kill one drone. He had 10 Vespa’s but they weren’t a problem as I had 2 small armor reps. It took me 1hour 30mins and 1900 shots of void to kill him. “

To break down the chain of events:

  • Rorey roamed around high-sec looking for mission runners to bait.
  • He discovered this Tempest Fleet Issue inside a high-sec anomaly. The Tempest was sitting at 50 km, blapping the frigates as they spawned.
  • The Battle Badger cruised to a 500 m orbit and stole some loot. The Tempest did not aggress.
  • The Badger badgered the Tempest with duel requests, most being rejected. The Tempest pilot did not “block all duels” and accidentally accepted one.
  • The Tempest suddenly accepted and spent the next hour and a half slowly dying to the Battle Badger’s one light neutron blaster.

Props to Rorey for providing us with this hilarious killmail.

Perpetually broke pilot of Goonswarm. Will shill for isk.