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Posted: Sep 12th 2010 6:08PM (Unverified) said

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Can't wait for part 2...this is why I love Eve so much

Posted: Sep 12th 2010 7:22PM (Unverified) said

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I don't play eve anymore, but it is always entertaining to hear the stories.

Posted: Sep 12th 2010 6:59PM (Unverified) said

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Hate the game... love the stories. Can't wait for part 2 as well!

Posted: Sep 12th 2010 7:08PM Graill440 said

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I played eve long enough to know thats exactly what this is, a story, entertaining, but simply a long yarn story. Like any other "heist" in eve it doesnt happen without real world help, no game mechanics to prevent it, a mechanic some eve players like. The glamour is made even more sparkly with elaborate insertions of wild tales to fill in the simple dullness of stupidity on a players part in trusting someone.

By all means though continue, we all like high fantasy.

Here is a request for the fine Massively investigative reporters, lets here the real aftermath story of the irish fellow and what happened to him after that first big eve heist and his youtube submission. (grin)

Posted: Sep 12th 2010 7:21PM (Unverified) said

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You sure are mad about video games.
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Posted: Sep 13th 2010 5:13PM Kalex716 said

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The same thing can be said about anything in life.

Things never really happen the exact way we remember them. Theirs just the telling of the experience thereafter, and the fact that EVE perpetuates that sentiment is why people like it so much. Yes, a lot of the times it really is just boring stuff, but you take the most heroic real life war story ever told, and the guy who was there would just say "It was all kinda crazy, I did what anyone would have done, i'm not a hero". No big deal right?

Eve online.
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Posted: Sep 12th 2010 8:25PM jasperwillem said

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Is this the new media age? ... > "To be continued..." > :P

Posted: Sep 12th 2010 10:30PM (Unverified) said

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I like EVE. It was my first MMO. I like the pacing of somethings, but I'm not bloodthirsty, conniving or two-faced enough for even the blandest of Player Corps.

Posted: Sep 13th 2010 1:01AM (Unverified) said

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this guy is not cool he is nothing more than a common thief and should be hunted in game as a criminal all the days of his "Eve" life.

Posted: Sep 13th 2010 1:12AM Kronossan said

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All that for 300 million isk so they can start harassing people in Jita again with hisec wardecs?

Ah well, as long as they had fun i guess

Posted: Sep 13th 2010 3:08AM Brendan Drain said

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The attacker's corp were actually newish players in the Caldari Militia. They faught against the Gallente in Black Rise (low security space) during the first year of faction warfare, with the goal of capturing territory. The war fund was for replacing ships lost while plexing or fighting in that cause, not highsec wardecs.
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Posted: Sep 13th 2010 11:46AM Kronossan said

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Ah ok my mistake, this sounds a lot better. Thanks for your clarification :)

I hate the corporations that claim to be PVP focused but all they do is harass people in hisec.
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Posted: Sep 13th 2010 1:18AM esarphie said

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So, somehow the game is great because people can create entirely new characters in order to get revenge on another player? I don't quite get the attraction of this sort of thing. Plus it seems to remove it from the realm of character on character conflict within the game, and put it in the player on player conflict level outside the game.

It reminds me of the Facebook bullies in the news a while back, where parents pretended to be high school kids in order to humiliate a child their own kid didn't like.

Posted: Sep 13th 2010 1:33AM (Unverified) said

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Very nice story but 320 mil ISK? It is 2-3 days work of a determined player or even faster in 0.0 ...

Posted: Sep 13th 2010 3:24AM Brendan Drain said

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The events in this story took place at a time when the members of this corp had only about six months of mostly industrial play time under their belts. For them, 300 million ISK was most of their corp's funds from the liquidation of a manufacturing starbase. It does seem like an insignificant amount of ISK to older players like us with access to level 4 missions or nullsec, but I can imagine what it must be like for players who worked so hard for that amount of ISK.
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Posted: Sep 13th 2010 1:47AM eNTi said

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so... when did fraud and abusing people's trust a heroic thing again...? ah right, i always forget that the most memorable characters in history are child abusers, serial killers and war criminals... or any combination of that. move on... nothing to see here.

Posted: Sep 13th 2010 1:48AM eNTi said

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yes i forgot "become" in the first sentence... can't edit anything on this crap site.
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Posted: Sep 13th 2010 2:16AM Jeromai said

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Strange game. The only winning move is...

But it sure makes an amusing story for someone not involved with the entire slimy dark-side universe of Eve.

Posted: Sep 13th 2010 2:16AM Jade Effect said

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Such stuff seem like everyday events when I played Lineage 2. Players planting spies in each other's guilds, scamming each other's stuff and sabotaging each other during castle raids.

Posted: Sep 13th 2010 2:50AM Roalk said

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Love the stories, can't wait to part 2.

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