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Posted: Feb 19th 2011 2:12PM Scuffles said

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Griefers gonna grief.

Posted: Feb 19th 2011 2:35PM Rindon said

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This event makes me smile every time I read about it. I do not play Eve Online but things like this are very entertaining to read about. Gotta love all the scandals and mass destruction that goes on in that game.

Posted: Feb 19th 2011 3:24PM Integral said

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Open season! =D Happy hunting pilots! Fly safe!

Posted: Feb 19th 2011 3:53PM slash beast said

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I'm a nullsec miner so I have nothing to worry about. :-)

Enjoy not mining, while I stick my lasers on the best ore in the game the rest of the month.

*kicks back and sips a margarita*

Posted: Feb 19th 2011 4:07PM (Unverified) said

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@slash beast Well now, mind saying where you might be mining then? Me and my Brutix might come and visit..
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Posted: Feb 19th 2011 4:24PM slash beast said

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@(Unverified) Sure, I'll have my cyno alt ready to hot drop some super caps on ya. :-)
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Posted: Feb 20th 2011 12:55AM Valkesh said

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@slash beast

And people say you don't need alt accounts to play this game...
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Posted: Feb 19th 2011 4:54PM EdmundDante said

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As an addendum to the Brendan'spost : the targets for Hulkageddon 4 have been expanded to include Industrials, not just Mining type ships.

Posted: Feb 19th 2011 11:18PM wfseg said

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@EdmundDante

Need to hide my Badger then.
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Posted: Feb 19th 2011 5:25PM Stellar25 said

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Haven't they said that their targets are really macro miners? I believe they have said if you are careful and watching your ship you can easily get away?

Posted: Feb 19th 2011 5:56PM Regault said

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Hulkageddon is almost everything wrong with EVE in a nutshell and why I won't play the game. The concept of a bunch of griefers whining that people who aren't pvping are playing the game "wrong".

The rest of what's wrong is of course the fucked up "bigger = more mobile" strategic concepts behind corp vs. corp PvP, and combat tactics pretty much solely consisting of logistics and assist trains.

Posted: Feb 19th 2011 6:14PM Orvi said

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@Regault
We're happy to not have you, let me tell you. Hulkageddon is actually entirely in the spirit of EVE. A sandbox, player-run world where (almost) anything goes is the draw. There's nothing "wrong" with that, but you're welcome to your opinion.

Hulkageddon 'contestants' aren't complaining that "if you're not PvPing, you're not playing right" They're simply out there for fun, and maybe win a prize or two. The majority of kills, as the article says, are done in high security space, usually costing the killers a ship or three. It's a fun event for a very interesting community.

Yeah, sure, there are people who are your usual smattering of internet twerps, but if Hulkageddon drives you away from EVE, you may be misunderstanding it in the first place.
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Posted: Feb 19th 2011 6:25PM Raikulxox said

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@Regault Lots of assumptions there. Any source to back it up? Think your looking at it the wrong way.
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Posted: Feb 19th 2011 7:03PM Miffy said

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@Raikulxox

I'm glad they're killing all these damn Hulks.

Maybe it's just me but I hate how populated the game is now, you can't get any space to yourself. I liked the old days where it was just 5000 players at peak time because you could have systems to yourself. Now it's like Hulks everywhere stripping every belt and mining isn't viable any more in high sec. I hope loads of them rage quit in the process or CCP open more servers so space isn't so crowded.
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Posted: Feb 19th 2011 11:20PM Dblade said

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@Orvi They are blowing up mining ships and indies that have less tank or defense than frigs, and abusing concord rules so that they can't be shot at first by others to dissuade them. yes, it's very much in the spirit of the carebearism they call PvP in EVE.

They need to make events that get people involved in real PvP, not this carebear stuff.
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Posted: Feb 19th 2011 6:56PM UnknownUser said

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Hulkageddon is getting to be as old as mission running. There was a time it was fun...not so much anymore.

Posted: Feb 19th 2011 7:08PM Wizardling said

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Don't they have the guts to shoot anything that can fight back? What kind of a competition involves expending zero effort?

Posted: Feb 19th 2011 7:48PM DrewIW said

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@Wizardling

I agree. Heartless miners spending all that time shooting those defenceless rocks.

Good thing there are brave people out there to stand up for them.

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Posted: Feb 19th 2011 7:55PM ndessell said

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@Wizardling
If you even the least bit aware you have alot of time to run to safety, and with the big fat blaring alram that is the 'hulkageddon' event you can be gone before you arrive.
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Posted: Feb 19th 2011 11:22PM Dblade said

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@ndessell You don't pilot mining barges do you? They are one of the slowest aligning ships in the game. You also can't run away if you jump through a gate and they suicide gank you on the other side.

The best defense is either to go cheap (t1 frig or cruiser mining) go wormhole, or go mission.
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