ALOD: Go back to WoW

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What is this I don't even...And good riddance to him.
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Manchildren supreme.
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You would think a lawyer wouldn't fall for this trick considering that this is the sort of thing a lawyer should be very familiar with.
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Jesus christ. Like i ransom people for their pods and kill them right after but man; this is just horrible.... EVE is awesome. Come play!
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Send him a link of this article so if he ever comes back he will read it and leave again.
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Wasn't that Italian when he was speaking about brutes and stars ?
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No, please do NOT go "back" to wow.
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So time to WL him and gank he everytime he logs?
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I wished this was not real, i can't believe that there are people out there that would pay U$1300 to do pve and then pay that again and give it all to the first random dude that talks with him, i mean.. I don't know, the stupidity of this guy is beyond all normal levels, that guy needs to go find help, like ASAP.
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How can people be so dense?
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I fought the EVE and the EVE won.
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Shoulda asked for a larger moving fee, he woulda payed it.
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Oh god, and I though im naive person. What a relieve,
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http://themittani.com/features...What do you mean soon? This had already happened.
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Goes to show you the "haves" have way too much damn money.
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you beautifull bastards.....thats it, game overyou won the game.
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I have a question.Can you spare me a billion isk?
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jesus :) he deserves that
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Suprisingly not a bingo?
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I bet he bought the account. He can't play long enough to be able to fly that ship and not realize what eve is all about.
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♥ To the scammers for a well done scam.Unfortunately, it is incidents like this that will get CCP sued, and soon we'll see adds with the:"Caution, Coffee is Hot & EvE Online allows scamming, ganking, and thieving!" warning plastered all over them.
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That also explains how he became a lawyer in the first place. Nepotism ho!
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"a good, professional journalist, not you." :twisttheknife:
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Oh come on, what could possibly go wrong with a "lawyer" trying to start shit with goons in real life? Just give me some time for the popcorn to finish and he can go at it all he wants.
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I can´t help it, I feel kinda sorry for the guy. cruel eve. but that´s what happens if you buy yourself into a game...... never played wow, so excuse my question: is there no pvp in this game? Oo do people just buy shiny stuff and bash npc? anyway, epic story and truly king of ALODs.
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*facepalm* what.... the.... fuck... Laywer... yeaaahhh riiight xD
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You dick, you made me spit a mouth full of cereal all over my keyboard.
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Glorious!
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Typical WOW shit lord, deserved it!
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Useally I am pretty sorry for those victims of scamming (I'm in CFC but I don't like their scamming activities) but this guy just had it coming =)
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yeah, i always laught at my chainsaw cause it's written "do not try to stop the blade by hand".who would be stupid enought to try it, deserve the hamburger that come with it, darwinism i think it is called
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Oh my god
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But would it then also be able to kill the avatar before downtime?
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i will vote only if i get to be the power behind the throne
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I can see why people in EVE dog on WOW players but WOW has some very talented players on the high end PVE/PVP side. I have played in both environments and in WOW(Glad several seasons), you have to be able to react real quick unlike TIDI infested fights at the high end fleet battles. Even small gang doesn't compare. I love EVE more than WOW but you guys seriously need to give ex & current WOW players a break. Specially since it's losing subscribers and players want something new.
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Oh dear Lord, this is easily in the top 3 of all time. I laughed so hard I had to pick a nugget of shite out of my knickers
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I remember when we were all saying with the mining rag we had reached end game. There would never be so great an ALOD. The saying from my old unit seems to be true "It can always get worse, and it will".Bravo to everyone who made this ALOD possible (except Jimblidge, you don't need any help what with the sweet PVE corp you joined).
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Some Italians don't live in America.
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No words. No possible way to express my awe. Eve has been won, we can stop now.
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This guy doesn't even float.
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There is PvP in WoW, but there are also PvE Servers which do not allow PvP when someone does not want PvP. Also you will never lose your equip or anything when dying. =)
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Another expansion?... What next, Penguins?
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Yeah, but the good WoW players will not fly in these kinds of ships around. I mean, I'm coming from WoW and play EVE for 1 month now but I inform myself so that I already know that there are no "Goonswarm recruiters" and that you should not fit a ship like that and flying around. =)
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Summarising: PVP in WoW is consequence-free, barring several minutes of inconvenience (running back to corpse/waiting on respawn timer).
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Common sense isn't so common. We need labels on gas cans that say, "Do not poor onto a fire". We need labels on fireworks that say, "Do not detonate in your hand".It is only a matter of time before games like EvE are required to display warning labels to address the mental anguish it may cause.
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"Old school" orcs. Basically orcs from before WC1.
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now thats a nice new report to wake up to in the morning put a smile right on my face :D
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Oh shit... Italian.... Lawyer... Can 'make trouble' for people in real life...Guys, I think you just scammed the MAFIA!!!
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Welcome to EVE, you'll be fine.
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I played WoW up till Burning Crusade. Even I am aware that Eve will devour the unprepared and the ignorant. Helps that I read alot about the game before deciding to pick up the trial and eventually upgrade to subscription.
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I think this guy must be full of shit. His english is atrocious, and i don't believe a criminal attorney would so callously throw threats of hunting people down in real life around like this. No way this idiot is a lawyer. Just some WoW autist
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If that guy is a lawyer I am the vice president of the USA.
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Someday I'm going to have to declassify a particularly frantic conversation about this scam. I laughed.
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So he dont like "human vs human", but have no problem going afte ppl IRL...
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That's some shitty lawyer... From his reactions I'd say he more than deserved this lesson in humbleness. Good job!
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Yeah, you can. If you have that amount of money, just sit it in Jita, leave it to train for a month, and get to work running those missions in your shiny new boat.
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Dollars to donuts that those 4 Thon's in the second ship were the exact same Thons from the first ship.
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EVE is a game and a game must be remain
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This has ta be a joke right?And this bloke is a lawyer?Who the fuck would use the services of a lawyer this gulable?This has ta be a joke right?.
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Just pissed my pants laughing over breakfast, cheers :)
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Wow, the superiority complex in this article is strong!
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I'll just leave this right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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.... you win.
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"I AM LAWYER! HEAR ME ROAR!"This is comedy gold. Thanks.
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Trust Fund Kiddie gets his drivers permit.Trust Fund Kiddie buys a Bugati Veyron.Trust Fund Kiddie fills the trunk with $100 bills.Trust Fund Kiddie drives it around Detroit...Ask a "criminal lawyer" how this story will end.
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This is why we don't have new players, don't you want new players? This poor poor idiot could have bought a titan with all the isk he lost in a couple of days.
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Perhaps he doesn't think of those he opposes in court as being human?
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I saw the last words on page one and started laughing uncontrollably. Best... Oh god I'm giddy
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Eve is pay to win mate.
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what a fucking tool
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Looks like you took a wrong career path somewhere.
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''when a eve player leaves eve for wow, the average IQ of both games go up'' - Unknown
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whatthelol
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this guy is clearly not a lawyer as my 3 year old has better reading comprehension and english
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And how good are your critical thinking skills? Clearly lacking. I have three letters for you and i will just wait for the light bulb to come on...ESL... wait for it.Oh and you are delusional if you think your 3 year old has reading comprehension skills. And as this comment has been made a number of times before in this thread you are also not adding anything new to this conversation.Please leave.
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The chat is legit, Idk why he thinks 95 was his character level.
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That awkward moment when you both cringe and laugh hysterically at the same time.The thing i find funny is that in the entire time this guy has been playing wow there is no way he spent the $4,000 that he spent on eve. Really CCP is just a mastermind of getting paid regardless of churn.The real victor here is CCP and i am glad that my game survives based off of the tears of baddies and scrubs.
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You would have to keep the recharge time into account for the guns. That's 10 seconds a pop, that adds up.
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Meta EVE goes meta!
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It's his next disguise!
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That he loses the boat, that's as bog-standard EVE as you can get.That he gives away the exact same boat, that's ALOD material.That he gives away the ship with 9 PLEX in the hold, then you start to question the sanity of humanity.That GSF Recruiter got the standard 500 million ISK Goon scam out of him, on top of everything else, that's EVE wrapped up for you. We can all go home, we're not going to see this done any better for a very long time to come.If we ever have to point to how a scam is done: this is the one. This is the new textbook version.
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If this aircraft engine fails, I'm going to send in some people to kick the passengers in the teeth! See if I don't.
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You are envy?
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I agree here. This is a shocking lack of situational awareness. "I am used to a different culture. Even though you have no way of knowing what that culture is, I'm going to hold you to the same standard and you better cater to my needs."I think a big part of it is that the 'high end' gear happens to be the same colour as WoW high end gear. So, they think they are elite and that this means something to the EVE vets other than "I am a loot piñata', please come kick my ass!"
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Golden!
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It appears to me that English is not is native language. So lets get past that part shall we.I mean he is an idiot, but to me it is obvious that it's not his native language.
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I'm sure if he is a lawyer he will threaten to sue them.
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So that basically means "don't read James315", then?
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"GSF Recruiter > Because we both play wow I care."
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Some of the comments are even better than the whole ALOD story. Also: I just want to be here with a comment as a small token for world peace. I hope that's okay.
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It actually can't be done - one item is "plates/extenders on caps" and another is "officer mods on a subcap."
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cant point titan it can just warp
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yes yes i am XD but on the other hand least i've never been dumb enough to lose a plex so :D
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I <3 the ALOD column so much. So. Much.
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This is awesome he got what he deserved
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This is Mittens Italian lawyer alter ego her created so he could get into EuroGoons.
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Just need a plated carrier with officer mod fit subcaps in the ship bay?Never say never, there is no limit to stupid!
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I want you to know that if you have cheated me, my life in eve ends here, but it's not a problem.If you try and keep the 60 billion I gave you, I'll shoot the hostage!!!
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your talking about getting 30-40million an hour up to 40billion that is 40,000 millionsooooo ye, and the difference between this and a t2 fit is prob only like 5million an hour cause most of the ISK is in the tank so for an extra 5-10million an hour to pay 40,000million is 4000hours or 166days of solid missioning....not to mention this guy obviously doesn't know what salvaging is prob doesn't know what eve survival is and defo doesn't know the efficient way to run sites so he is prob only going to be making like 20million an hour
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Did not even think of that. I strand corrected-it is totally possible.
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Who mines in armour titans? Ragnaroks are the hulks of the capital world
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Titan ratting used to be very popular with the AOE doomsday, all you would do is pull all the waves, doomsday and warpout.
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I hear he is Italian.
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There is! Revenant is limited edition. Only 2 in existence!
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https://zkillboard.com/detail/...I've come close...in a noctis
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If this guy is a RL criminal lawyer he sure didn't pick up any street smarts from his clients.
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Oh my gosh! No, Im truly sorry on your behalf, Jim, but all of this only proves among many things that EVE Online is being played by highly intelligent human beings. You should go back WoW and enjoy the game. Fly safe friend... Or perhaps more appropriate Ride safely, whatever :). Im such an ignorant when it comes to World of Warcraft, lol ;).
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This same ganking fleet has offered this site so much material to write about. I can remember atleast 2 or 3 previous ALODs as a result of their ganks. I think they should be interviewed.
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Whew, that made me feel so much better about myself. Yesterday I managed to get an entire Tornado fleet killed by making a terrible rookie mistake. And that whole fleet didn't cost what was just in this guy's lows!What a jackass. Don't know what fantasy world he thinks he's a lawyer in, but in virtually any industrialized nation, making threats against people IRL is a crime. He clearly knows he can record other people's conversations, but unaware that his own RL threats are also on record now? Anyone actually familiar with the law would know better than to think it applies to a video game. So yeah....lawyer....Not only a pay to win mentality- completely clueless as to how Eve works. He literally just slapped the most expensive of things on without knowing what it does. How much DPS did the 4th and 5th BCS add, for how much cost? Tard.
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I want to know which recruiter did this...The fact he was able to charge for fuel on top of the plex in cargo...just makes it one smooth person.
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It'd be awesome if he dropped another $1300 on ships the day before CCP gives him a Perma-Ban for RL threats against players!
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you actually need to kill yourself if you don't think that retards telling people they'll go after them IRL isn't worse for eveeven if you don't you still need to kill yourself
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This guy needs to go to Vegas to piss away his money. At least there he stands a chance of winning. In Eve, he is just a talking loot pinata. He is charity for impoverished gankers. He is nothing more than cannon, and comedy fodder. I sure hope he's convinced he is actually somebody in RL, because he is literally nothing in Eve Online but the perfect storm of stupid for us to mock.
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Is there a follow up reaction to the scam anywhere?
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x Gizznitt Malikite
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There was that mom that got titan sniped in branch with a mach, cyna, and 4 t3 hulls in the hold
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Maybe he's from mobile gaming where pay to win is too common.
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I know, It's very Las Vegas that those who "win" at eve, have their account subs "comped", while those who fail at it for all their worth, pay for everything, even their own drinks, while they are losing.It really is a perfect system.
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it's ok, the wealth was redistributed a bit now
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Actually, from my few, very few, brushes with the law, I would think exactly the opposite. A lot of lawyers operate on good faith principles, because not doing so would land them disbarred or in jail. Lawyers generally interact with other lawyers who are officers of the court, and are legally required to be truthful and honest. I can't imagine how that kind of environment would *not* ingrain some naivety into a person. I don't know about criminal attorneys because I've never been in a criminal case. However, I've been named in two civil suits for various reasons. I remember while talking to my attorney about the case, and I asked him what he would do if the other side lied about a specific fact. He flat told me that the other side couldn't lie, and they couldn't with-hold anything at all pertinent to the case. They were legally required to hand over the documentation that would get their entire case dismissed. You know what? They were legally required to do just that, and they did just that, and their case was dismissed and they had to pay for my lawyer. I think outside of the court room, lawyers might fall into thinking that way.
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I took a few days off when I lost my first Ishtar too. It wasn't just the ISK. I had a Navy Domi fit for ratting, and could have made back the Ishtar loss quickly with that. It was just.....I really liked that ship. It was awesome, and fun to fly. Plus, I'd won a few 1 versus 1, 2 versus 1, and even a 3 frigate versus my 1 Ishtar PvP fight in that ship. So I was pissed when I lost it.
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I did the same, but not to gankers or anything. I couldn't afford to bling my ships. What I did do was arguably the "right" way to learn the hard way. I raced to battleship skills before even really learning the mechanics and then lost some megas and domis to rats because I didn't understand damage types, aggro management, and resist holes.After that, I went back down to cruiser, and started PvE all over from there until I got it.
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idk he felt the need to justify that he was a lawyer in a non-english speaking country...
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Aside the shoddy grammar (I mean, maybe he's not a native English speaker, but I would expect a successful criminal lawyer, whatever his country may be, to be quite adept at speaking English), I can understand his philosophy.But honestly, EVE is the last place you want to go when you purport such a position.If EVE was less simulation boring flashlights twinkling in the sky shit and more like Face of Mankind 100% pure player-run FPS gank & politics with a side dish of skill, I might've gotten into it just so I can piss a few thousand quid and start an intergalactic war.I do love the mayhem and intrigue.
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We see it all the time, don't we. "There oughtta be a safe area in EVE". Well, there isn't. Deal with it. If you require absolute safety from PvP, then EVE is not the game for you, no matter how much you may like its non-PvP aspects. There is no point to whining about it, or making threats. Leave in peace, and find another game that you will enjoy without any undesirable drawbacks. And we all wish you well.
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zzz
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This has actually happened before. Ask Viper ShizzIe about Arcane Alliance.Enjoy: https://www.kugutsumen.com/sho...
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He doesn't *think* like a lawyer, for one. I bet he just got his title due to nepotism, if he really is a lawyer.
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Looking at his thought processes, I doubt even the Godfather wants him.
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Eve is the anti-game.
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He's got the excuse of being Italian. However, he definitely doesn't have the psychology of a lawyer.
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DaiTenguduh?
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shiiit nigga that could buy me hella space chicken.
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Ironic post of the day?
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Serious... I get lose about 4x Vexor (20-30mil setup) & couple other ships from end of January. I did get back from 2y 10m vacation (did get stapled to back in old corp and now starting on new char & open my old acco also to play). This dude comes as new player, uses so much of real money to make ship so bad fitted & keeping PLEX on cargo. Sorry but I hav'to be rude and say that he is really IDIOT.
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This guy does not care for EVE. He is not interested in EVE whatsoever. And that's fine, he doesn't have to. What you always see, it happens every time, is that these people come in. They don't understand the first thing about the new place, what they do know is that all the people who are already there need to cater to their needs. "You're all doing it wrong. Do it my way!"This guy is poison to the culture and I hope he never comes back.OrHe could be so phenomenally pissed off, and he's got an argument there, that he sets up a draconian scheme to exact revenge in the game and destroy the guys who did that to him. Then, yes. Then he's found EVE. He'll have found it the hard way but he'll come to understand what it is about.
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If you tried to scam someone like this in wow you get your stuff back and they would get a temp ban minimum. Thats why he threatened to open a ticket.
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This is the exact same thing that happens to the fat cats who can afford to buy a super car. And then drive it into the scenery the first time there's a bit of moisture on the road and they have to make a sharp turn. Being able to buy it and being able to drive it are two very different things.This guy bought those modules because they were the most expensive ones he could find. He does not know why he has them and what they are for. "They were the most expensive ones, they must be good!"
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I would have read as much as you had cared to put into that story. This is why people say 'That's epic' because it really is. This is how you EVE. You see it time and again with the guys buying the toon and thinking they just won the game. They know they don't know what it's about and they don't care. It doesn't matter in other games, why should it matter here.The "500 million ISK to cover the cost of the fuel" though, that's dressing up the girl to go to the wedding, giving her a wonderful ring and, just before the officiation begins, give her a soft kiss on the forehead. That was just beautiful.Have somebody give you a medal for that. This should be its own medal. That level of scam should get the Medal of Honor of EVE. I'm totally serious.
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Ah ok. And that's why EVE is the awesome sandbox it is. Cause you can't go crying to mommy when the neighbor kid pushes you down and takes your shiny new Schwinn.
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Pretty amusing read, right up until I read "and then he met a goonswarm recruiter" and noticed a second page.Then it became astounding.
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Words, there are none.
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If there is a god out there, this will, in some form or another, make it into the True Stories comics.
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He gives someone a pimped out boat with 9 PLEX in the hold. The last thing I want this guy to complain about is that he lost a lot of money.
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This entire exchange is like one of those perfectly choreographed movie fights where the fighters run op walls and fight with swords while flying through the air.This is one for the books. Everytime I think of it I stand in awe. That really doesn't happen all that easily.
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Lol it's real. Sorry if you need to go to jelly school.
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Should Eve or do you foresee a time when Eve will be required to come with a warning label? If the above story is true and this guy just dumped $4k (or how ever much) into a game, only to have it go up in smoke and stolen via scam, should there be some kind of warning that this action is is possible? Does anyone foresee a time where international law will step in?
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/facepalm
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A fool and his money are soon parted
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i'm more for the kid with a rich mommy scenario. this guy just doesn't seem smart enough to be a lawyer. the bad English has nothing to do with it. anyone who has played an online game knows that threats outside of game are and instant ban. its the same no matter where you go. and a "lawyer" should definitely be smart enough to not spend over a grand then get himself banned. as for the lv95 thing i don't play wow but if the level cap is 90 right now that means he's just full of shit and it would be very possible that he's lying about being a lawyer.And i should know cause i'm a lawyer. (not really :p)
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Jimblidge > me? Not the gankers that wait for quiet players? My wife is a journalist, a good, professional journalist, not you.TMC > so, you are saying, the community should be more displeased with gankers than with youThis is why angry mustache is the best journalist on the mittani. if i was interviewing this guy it would have gone down something like this.Jimblidge > me? Not the gankers that wait for quiet players? My wife is a journalist, a good, professional journalist, not you.Glornak Ironspawn > how dare you insult my epic journalism skill!! Tell me what station your at so i can skin your clone and use it as a jacket.Jimblidge > I find you first and hurt you.
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I WAS a WoW Player.
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How do you extract a carrier with no topes? If he had a hauler or something outside the station w/ topes, why did it not see the dudes in local/wherever he was? Anyways, just thought it might have an ALOD story in it.
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Occupy EVE!
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Anyone thinking about what type of lawyer he is?Holy shit this was fucking epic. 21 out of 10.
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He was obviously not an English speaker, he might have been trying to say "not unlike you" which is a difficult construction for non-native speakers.He also might have been high on cocaine, which would explain much
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How did CCP lose money? The way i see it, they "scammed" money worth 266 months nonstop subscription off of this guy with their game.
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As it states in link http://community.eveonline.com...You may not impersonate or present yourself to be a representative of CCP or an EVE Online volunteer. You may not impersonate or falsely present yourself to be a representative of another player, group of players, character or NPC entity.
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There was no impersonation or false representation of identity. To falsely present yourself as a representative of Goonswarm, you have to hold yourself out as their representative without actual authority to do so. Goons are authorized to falsely represent Goonswarm for the purposes of non-rental scams. Since this wasn't a rental scam, the recruiter was acting within the scope of their actual authority to represent Goonswarm, and the EULA was not violated.TL;DR: shut up.
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CCP are the biggest gankers in the game, I bet they WOULD do that :P
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You can go crying to mommy in EVE, and the devs will post your tears in the bathroom stalls and fap to them on break.
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On retrospective, your assertion is correct. I rescind my argument.
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Why, this is legalese...them's fighting words! :P
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the article should be edited. Jim bought the same mods that were ganked off of him from the same guys that ganked him to fit the ship goons stole. http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads...
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Mother of GOD
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It is not LIMITED it is RARE [and few other isues among lines of 'high profile, suboptimal' etc. Bonus points for being SUPERCAPITAL.
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CCP is loosing clients. PLEX buying players going away just like that - none buying PLEX parasites stay here. Bad plan. Whats the policy?
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That milkshake would bring all the boys to the yard.
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TRU DAT
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hes gone..
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"Ever since the dawn of time (around 2003), EVE players have had a definite superiority complex over players of other MMOs, especially World of Warcraft." Not really. Since WoW didn't exist in 2003.
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That's unsurprising, given the volume of trade on those items.
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It also says "falsely present yourself to be a representative of another group of players", which if you're a member of said group of players, they're not "another" group.
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Ask somebody from Brave Newbies how they compete against much older players.EVE Online is a game that is meant to be played with other people. I hand out tackle slashers to newbies so they can get in our fleets and hold stuff down for us. Every ship counts.http://i27.photobucket.com/alb...http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1mEY...
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It seems like you're saying that lawyers don't throw money at their problems and expect them to go away.
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Players of other MMOs... I'm sure there were other MMOs out in 2003...
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Strange. Last I checked, EVE was gaining subs each year... not losing them.
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I play EVE and WOW and I do well in both. suits me two completely different ways to play. In the two games lost and won, but the divergence is part of winning and losing. Greetings!
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This is the greatest and most painful thing I have ever witnessed

Ever since the dawn of time (around 2003), EVE players have had a definite superiority complex over players of other MMOs, especially World of Warcraft. After all, EVE and WoW are polar opposites in every possible regard. The big sandbox versus the big theme park, the hardcore space sim versus the casual fantasy quest, the worst-in-industry tutorials versus the easiest MMO to learn and play. Night and day, fire and ice.

EVE players stereotype WoW players as risk averse, PvP shy, and extremely focused up on “gearing up their ship”. Whenever an officer fitted mission ship goes down, the first comments are inevitably some variant of “Nice purpz”, or “Epic fit” or “Go back to WoW”. That was no different for this Raven Navy issue.

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TMC has done so many officer fit mission ship ALOD’s that analyzing them has become routine. Instead of wasting words on an analysis, here’s the ALOD bingo and the EFT screenshot.

 

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Sometimes, we see just how painfully correct stereotypes can be

TMC > hello!
Jimblidge > hello
TMC > Jimblidge? I'm a reporter from http://themittani.com/
TMC > a news website for EVE online
TMC > and we found your recent lossmail https://zkillboard.com/detail/37258120/
TMC > are you willing to chat a bit about it?
Jimblidge > yes, what are you doing here?
TMC > I’m a reporter
TMC > I write about things that happen in EVE online
TMC > and well, this was "a thing"
TMC > you are a relatively new character, losing an extremely expensive ship
TMC > our curiosity kicked in
Jimblidge > What kind of curiosity?
TMC > well, what were you thinking?
TMC > were you aware of the mechanics behind a suicide ganking
TMC > normally, new players don't have 1/100th of the isk needed to make your raven fit
TMC > were you confused by any of what happened? if so, I can explain
Jimblidge > I have np I buy plexes, I’m a lawyer and I’m 40 years old, so, I can make another one, but....if I loose my patience, I have the possibility to find, in real life, the guys that are creating me trouble, so I can create them different troubles, this is my promise
TMC > was there a reason to fit the ship so expensively?
Jimblidge > I've fitted my ship so, because I liked so, nobody can take me this pleasure, or................
TMC > or what?
Jimblidge > or I’ll find them.
TMC > well, I mean, EVE is an anonymous game
TMC > the only people who can be tracked down with a real life identity are members of the Council of Stellar Management
Jimblidge > -)))) not for me. I'm a lawyer, and I have many resources.
TMC > well I’ll take you up on that. But "doxxing", or going after people in the real world for EVE-injuries, is very frowned upon by the community
TMC > in EVE's EULA, it forbids you from taking real life actions for actions conducted in-game
TMC > doing so results in a permanent ban of all accounts and characters
Jimblidge > It's your imagination, i've told nothing exactly.
TMC > well that actually puts me in a bind, because the article I want to publish
TMC > well I can leave out the part where you say you want to go after people IRL
TMC > because if that gets published, your character will be harassed by everyone in EVE
Jimblidge > me? Not the gankers that wait for quiet players? My wife is a journalist, a good, professional journalist, not you.
TMC > so, you are saying, the community should be more displeased with gankers than with you
Jimblidge > Don't you think so?
TMC > well, honestly, no
Jimblidge > Are you justifying their actions?
TMC > EVE online is a game with a unique culture
Jimblidge > Misculture.
TMC > in EVE, it's socially acceptable for people to "gank" ships that are poorly or too expensively fit
TMC > the community sees it as another form of income
Jimblidge > This is only envy.
TMC > whether you disagree with it or not, it's the culture of the game
TMC > well [gankers] profit from ganking
TMC > In your case, they used a billion isk in ships, and picked up 17 billion in loot
TMC > may I ask, did you play MMO's before EVE online? And if so which one?
Jimblidge > I come from WOW, that is a well-balanced game, not this.
Jimblidge > In WOW I choose my enemy, here no.
TMC > Well, EVE players have stereotypes about players that come to EVE from WOW
TMC > the stereotype is that they focus on getting the best possible equipment, without spending time to learn all the game mechanics.
TMC > Losing modules after death in EVE generally makes getting the "best" modules not very efficient, and players focus on getting the most bang for their buck
Jimblidge > Maybe you haven't understood something. I have a job, I’m here to enjoy me, I have not much time, so I buy what I like, if you are envy, or other, it's not my problem.
TMC > I am not envious
TMC > well, kind of, seeing as I am a college student
Jimblidge > I'm speaking in general way.
TMC > well, are you going to continue doing what you have been doing? Using expensive ships.
Jimblidge > I've made the same ship as before. Last time, then i'll come back to WOW, where I can find people a bit more intelligence.
TMC > well i'm sorry to hear that you'll be leaving EVE
Jimblidge > I'm a criminal lawyer, I see violence every day, I must be crazy, if I enjoy me in a game where violence against other humans, is the right.
Jimblidge > When CCP make a rule to engage, in which I can choose if fight or not, i'll come back.
TMC > At its heart, EVE is a game about competing with other players
TMC > and this is its most famous reputation
TMC > why did you choose to pick up EVE despite its reputation?
Jimblidge > I didn't know how it was.
TMC > understood
TMC > well, I wish you enjoy what time you have left in EVE
TMC > and have fun in a game that suits you better
Jimblidge > I like correct persons, as I am.
Jimblidge > As you are, I hope.
TMC > I hope so too
TMC > have a good day sir
Jimblidge > thanks, you too.

Jimblidge came into EVE from WoW with blissfully little knowledge that he had stepped out of the kiddie pool and jumped into a tank full of sharks with no life vest. He immediately spent the equivalent of $1300 on PLEX to buy himself the best possible mission ship and the best possible equipment. Inevitably, he was ganked, and blamed EVE in all the ways that people could have hoped for.

He even changed his bio to reflect his philosophy.

IF YOU WANT TO SHOOT ME, DO IT. I'LL DEFEND ME, BUT MY PHILOSOPHY IS A BIT DIFFERENT.
I LIKE: HUMAN INTELLIGENCE VS AI
I HATE: HUMAN VS HUMAN.
THE ARE TOO MUCH VIOLENCE IN THE REAL LIFE JET, TO LOOK FOR IT IN A GAME TOO. IT'S ONLY A GAME AND A GAME MUST BE REMAIN.
MAYBE YOU AR THINKING THAT I'M A DREAMER, MAYBE YES, BUT I CAN'T FIND ENJOY IN A DEATH, ALTHOUGH IT IS A GAME DEATH, BEHIND A KEYBOARD THERE IS EVER A MAN OR WOMAN.
THIS IS MY THOUGHT, NEXT DECISION IS YOURS.

BYE

That was that. A WoW player jumped head first into EVE and came away with a bloody nose. Unwilling to adapt, the WoW player slinked back into the warm embraces of the theme park. Or that’s what would have happened had a Goonswarm recruitment officer not noticed his plight.

Perpetually broke pilot of Goonswarm. Will shill for isk.