Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ninja Salvaging Series 3 - The Redemption, Part 2

In a previous post, a high-sec mission running Dominix was held hostage. After tough negotiations, ransom was paid.

Despite being a ninja salvager, I have also active duties as an agent of New Order. Once I received ransom, I checked if paperwork was in order. Unfortunately, a crucial piece was missing.


A mining permit was missing in Steven's bio. A must have document for everyone operating in high-sec. Something as important as this could not be overlooked. Steven took out the big guns. He wrote "please" in all caps mode which should have been a game changer. However, capital letters do not overrule a missing mining permit.


As an exemplary agent, I held the criminal in check. Word "please" poured like an October rain in Sweden. Fortunately, I am well trained to resist such mind trickery. Steven was begging instead of being genuinely interested in how to become compliant with the CODE. Soon he was cleansed as his Dominix went down.


Interesting choice of fit. I do not know the advantage of fitting 3 tractor units, when there's mobile tractor unit, that does the job for you. Despite losing his battleship, the pod enters warp before I can even start locking it. A habit common within pvp pilots. I see the potential.


Loss was devastating. I guess he missed the first rule of Golden Rules introduced to official wiki by CCP itself. Nevertheless, I believe redemption sometimes is only possible through detachment of material things and starting afresh.


The situation was dire. I believe universe brought us together for a reason. Steven was mining months to be able to afford a battleship. This didn't feel right. There couldn't possibly be a future that he enjoys with this type of play.


The shock of a loss was slowly wearing off. Reality, that Dominix was not coming back, started sinking in. It was gone for good. I always like to help out players thus I came up with an offer.


It is a popular misconception to want to stay in high-sec to understand the game. Truth couldn't be more different. High-sec will not help you to understand how the game works. On the contrary, it will most likely kill the enthusiasm if all you do is mission and mine. But there was still hope. Steven said himself, that he would like to pvp, but he just couldn't get a good grip on it. It was a call for help.


A cash-back offer went out. I placed a 10mil bounty on every kill he will make. Make 20 kills and you get your 200mil back in no time. It might look as dauntingly much, but there are no restrictions. Any kill, regardless how small, counts.


I suggest to join a FW corp. While I have been a low-sec guy, I have never tried FW. Mostly due to the lack of interest in frigate pvp and fw not existing during my time, but I've read so much and seen some bloggers write about it that I think it should be a great starting point. If null is out of question, wormhole space entry barrier perhaps too high, low-sec can be a solution. The first step as always is to find a corp.


In no time, conversation was happening in very different setting. What started as begging, now was a high-spirited attitude. Talk about transformation.


I was very proud and happy. To think a player with such attitude would be stuck doing mining and missions. It was just unfortunate. Perhaps some people all they need is a little motivation. A "lose your missioning ship and most of your isk" kind of motivation. Instead of buying another Dominix and carrying on, he now was forced to look for alternatives.


Isn't beautiful? Take a moment and think about how this all started out and ended. Isn't high-sec worth fighting for?

12 comments :

  1. Why would you brag about being an utter cunt?

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    1. Don't hate the player, hate the game

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    2. Pretty much this, I really enjoyed reading the WH Space blogs, but if you were just going to dick over the domi pilot - don't request a ransom. Plus the new order is pretty weak sauce.

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    3. Can't satisfy everyone. Some like what I do, some hate it. Important is that I play and write to enjoy the game and don't play purely for the amusement of others

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  2. Hey. Do us all a favor and don't take a fucking ransom and then kill them anyway. That's exactly why ransoming/traditional pirating has been increasingly hard over the past 5 years. People like you have ruined the chances of getting a ransom payout for those of us that actually try consistent ransoming. Today's standard "NEVER PAY A RANSOM" advice wasn't always a thing in EVE.

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    1. I used to honor ransoms, but it ended up me getting flamed anyways and nobody giving a flying fuck. There are quite few honorable pirate corps operating in low-sec and wormholes. Baiting high-sec missioners and honoring ransoms doesn't mix.

      If you do consistent ransoming, you should be notable enough (clearly stated in corp bio) and have forum feedback thread available (as proof). Then you should not be impacted by others not honoring ransoms.

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  3. Despite leading the guy to the right direction afterwards, I'm quite disappointed by your behaviour. I didn't think you'd be the guy to perform a dickmove like that.

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    1. I understand this type of play is not for everyone. But it is what I do and I have no regrets.

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  4. Zosius,

    I think the reaction here shows that most of us have no issues with hunting down people and then blowing them up. Its the ransoming him then killing him anyway that rankles. Using the New Order... as others have said weak sauce....

    If you just warped in ninja salvaged, and killed him when he red boxed you... then pointed him towards low sec, well then the reaction would have been much closer to what you were probably hoping for.

    We like and admire the lone wolf hunter... not so much the not so much the dude who doesn't keep his word.

    Still at least this time round it doesn't look like this newbie will be letting his account lapse just yet... small mercies.

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    1. Appreciate constructive feedback. Well, I for one am amazed that something like New Order exists and while I do not gank miners that much, I still enjoy being a part of it. People might dislike and say it's weak excuse and they may be right. I will get a lot of hate in future posts too, but it's something I will have to live with. In the end, If I changed play I enjoy just because people reading stories don't approve, it would be the worst thing I could do.

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