ALOD: The Price of Fame

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His facial expressions and the nail biting tell the entire tale.
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"and thought; why not?"
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you know what, I actualy learned something today. thx, catalytic ;)
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How old is this guy? He looks like he could almost be 17 or 18, but I'm guessing maybe 20.
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I must say, this guy took the loss remarkably well, while there was nail biting, we all get squeamish when we realize what kind of cesspit we just jumped into.He may be bad at this game, but he can handle losing space pixels, which can not be said of a lot of people.
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nice
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It's great when the bomber lands on grid, he perks right up with a terrified look on his face.
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He took it pretty well.You on the other hand probably would of cried and whined about game mechanics on twitter.
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WTF they kicked him out from a corp because he lost a cheap ratting carrier.Players lose faction bs to hot drops all the time.Its a good way to learn what not to doWe would never kick a player because of something so trivel.
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"Catalytic alt-tabbed out to watch Fanfest clips"Second monitor = priceless
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Reading this makes me glad I'm a goon. We have plenty of retards who lose carriers while ratting, but thank god noone takes this game seriously enough to boot people from the corp over it.The very thought of having to do that to preserve our good name, makes me giggle.
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First thought when I saw the video a few days ago was that it would end up on here.
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I think the corp that kicked him comes off far worse than this guy...and keep in mind - despite his one grand error of streaming everything but his blood type in real time - it still took the wolves of Eve an hour and a half to hunt him down and kill him.
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ALOD.. it's not biggest kill of the day but dumbest way to lose your ship/fit your ship then lose it, etc, etc.given that I reckon this fits the bill very well
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wow....its called jump as soon as you exit warp....LOL
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I totally agree with you this thought that omg u lost a carrier is just plain stupid.....tech 3's faction battleships.....they are worth so much more (bling set ups)
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Pretty much this. Also, overall, it probably got his stream the publicity it needed to get more popular. Plus, losing expensive things (always relative to your wallet) is always moments that you remember with a smile when you look back.
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Pretty much. But well, the action of the corp does in the end reflect on their reputation!
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What is your corp name? Just so that I can avoid joining them?
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This guy has made a big mistake, ratting in THAT carrier.Don't get me wrong, I did not say he did wrong by ratting in A carrier, but THAT carrier is a piece of crap. Any carrier pilot can vouch for this, watch the armor mod, ITS SO FUCKING SLOW. Is he ratting in a carrier with LEVEL ONE SKILLS? Holy-fricking-carebear-carrier-ratting Batman!
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Use the in game search function for my name, its not hard douche.
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Ahh the Eve community.Someone loses a ship then throws a ragefit, they get laughed at, they have their tears harvested, and they get told to HTFU and it's just space pixels.This guy loses his ship then says "meh, ah well it's just space pixels, I'll buy another" and the ones raging are the commentors.He played the game he wants to play, understood the risks and lost a ship, then shrugged it off which is what many capsullers tell you to do.. then he gets critisised for it. Bizarre.
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I've lost two billion ISK in one loss ... you should show me where I bitched and whined about that, fuckface.
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As a capital noob I keep asking myself, why not trying to use this fantastic smartbomb to kill of the Fither-Bomber? As soon as i get home I need to chekc the EHP and distance a Fither-Bomber is using.
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There's ways to rat in a carrier and this isn't one of them. First off, your streaming yourself ratting, are you mentally handicapped? Who should want to watch EVE PVE for any reason other than to hunt you? Second, NEVER blind jump to a cyno beacon. Infact, never use cyno beacons if you can help it. Your intel channels are only as good as the people feeding them intel, would you trust them with your carrier?You must have a second character, how else do you get cyno alts? Log one in and put him in the next system over cloaked up. It's way easier to warp away when you have a system+ warning that someone's on they're way.As for the actual ratting, don't use fighters unless your assigning them to someone and your carriers on station or at a POS. Fighters are sh*t for ratting, paper DPS is just that, you can hit battle cruisers or smaller and they take FOREVER to travel from rat to rat. Same with heavy drones.If your going to sit in the sight, use sentries and sit at range. You can track and hit frigs with bouncers at 100KM and you will do more actual DPS. Of course none of this matters if your fits shit. Where is your cloak? WMD? Pulse it and you will warp faster. Way too much resists, again, sitting at range you don't need it. Also, with sentries you can put two drone damage amps in the lows and you don't need to hardly rep at all, so loose the cap mods. If you kill the rats fast enough, they will never actually reach you meaning your not repping and your always capped up. Last, what's up with the T1, meta mids? Can you not fit T2?
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so you kick someone from your corp because they obviously don't care what their killboard looks like? I like to bling out ships then go explode in nullsec. Does it mean I lack common sense? No it just means I play the game for fun and don't take myself to seriously.
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OH MAN! It's that guy! I saw his stream a couple weeks back, I think he had JUST started. I basically pointed out a whole bunch of issues with his stream, how he was failing to hide information and what not. Looks like he didn't take my advice :P
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You know what I hate. People that put their faces on their videos. No one cares about watching you play a freaking game.

As streaming becomes increasingly popular, more and more pilots are streaming themselves engaged in player versus player action, or even showing battles from the perspective of a cloaked alt. Using advertising or other pictures to cover sensitive information on the UI while streaming is common practice. When someone streams themselves roaming around, looking for some PvP action, the ads and pics will essentially buy them some time over those watching the stream looking to hunt them down; we learned that lesson ourselves from our staff roams. For others, it doesn't work out so well.

Catalytic morphisis is one of many EVE players who streams on Twitch.tv for people to watch him play the game.

Marlona Sky > Do you stream PvP?

Catalytic morphisis > Mainly.

Marlona Sky > Why did you decide to do a live stream of you ratting in a carrier?

Catalytic morphisis > Cause I was bored and thought; why not?

Perhaps this is where he was doomed. Catalytic says he streams when he is killing people anywhere. Yet, for this fateful day, he opted to do some streaming while ratting in his Thanatos. I will admit, after the Red Moon Rising expansion was released, I worked hard to gain ISK to buy a Thanatos. Yes, I did some ratting with it too. However, it was not long after joining an alliance in the deep south that - after fighting Russian alliances on a daily basis - I stopped such a foolish activity.

Catalytic mocked the rats for tackling him and turned on his smartbomb to show them who was running the show. At several points he blindly jumped to cyno beacons without scouting. He then went into detail about his financial situation, all the while buying incredibly overpriced Templars. You know, that Amarr fighter used by carriers? He continued on doing other things that would make anyone cringe, like opening his fitting window for all to see. No warp core stabilizers? Check!

He chatted back and forth with a friend in a channel, informing his friend that he was ratting in a Thanatos to make money because he is saving for a Nyx - which he also revealed he plans on ratting with. He also streamed other things that he should not have been doing. Not aligning to a station or POS to insta-warp out. Blindly jumping to cyno beacons left and right in search of more Oxygen Isotopes to fuel his quest for destruction of NPC rats, and, of course, more stream viewers. Scanner open for all to see exactly which anomaly he warps to.

The stream caught the attention of a certain Solar Fleet member: Tony Sapronov. Tony has been playing EVE for four years now, spending the last two in Solar Fleet. I managed to speak to Tony about the hot drop incident.

Marlona Sky > I assume you were watching the Thanatos stream right?

Tony Sapronov > I got link from my friend, run a locator agent and moved to him with cyno alt.

Catalytic alt-tabbed out to watch Fanfest clips, all the while fighting the good fight against nasty NPC drones. At this point he had been streaming for over an hour, and had accumulated a sizable collection of viewers. Soon they would witness the death of a Thanatos.

Catalytic started warping towards Drone Horde anomaly OVJ-772, which, of course, anyone watching the stream say. Before his Thanatos even began to exit warp, he noticed a new person in local with red standings. While he immediately initiated warp back to the station, what he could have done was align to a POS or station and, when he reached 75% speed, initiate warp. This would have offered him the opportunity to jump out when the Manticore next appeared to him.

While the Manticore has no cloak penalty to locking targets, it does take one or two seconds to lock and land the point. During those precious couple of seconds, Catalytic could have jumped to one of the dozens of beacons available to him. If you have initiated warp, you have to stop your warp, then try to jump. Alas, he did not do any of this.

The Manticore decloaked and pointed him. Catalytic did have dual sensor boosters with scan resolution scripts which allowed him to lock the stealth bomber, but unfortunately he didn't deploy the correct drones. Instead of using ECM drones to break lock or sentry drones to blast the zero-velocity Manitcore, he launched Warrior drones, which took a couple of seconds to fly to the tackler and start applying lackluster damage.

Cyno goes up, a few more seconds go by, and a Nyx jumps into system 7km from Catalytic. From the moment the Manticore decloaked to the moment the Nyx tackled Catalytic's Thanatos, a full 44 seconds had passed. That is a good amount of time to kill the little frigate if Catalytic had dropped sentry drones or used ECM drones to jam it, and he could have warped to safety or jumped out of system. This obviously did not happen, and a few moments later:

Catalytic did manage to kill the Manticore before his Thanatos died, but I still had questions.

Marlona Sky > Did he say anything in local chat?

Tony Sapronov > Nope, he was silent. I didn’t even kill the wreck, so he could loot it back.

Marlona Sky > Did you say anything to him?

Tony Sapronov > Just gf and not to stream while ratting.  :)

Marlona Sky > So you left all the loot in the carrier for him? Did he go back and loot it?

Tony Sapronov > Dunno, I didn’t want to risk that much to check.

I have been exploding internet spaceships since 2005. While I do love me a good large scale fight, I thoroughly enjoy small scale PvP as well.