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Posted: Apr 17th 2011 6:37PM Quarlo said

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It's the old cross, double cross, triple cross caper. Classic.

Posted: Apr 17th 2011 6:55PM Loopy said

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Wow. I LOVE THIS GAME! :)

Posted: Apr 17th 2011 8:32PM Laurs said

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These stories are amazing. Unfortunately (or.. fortunately) the underlining reality of them is far more brutal, one that would honestly discourage even the most hardcore of players: to be able to pull or even think of doing something like this, you'd have had to already spent 2, maybe 3 years playing EVE and learning its ins and outs. And you'd probably have to also have 2-3 accounts besides your main, on which to skill up alts for these types of things.

So, although these stories are beyond awesome, they're a bit like watching a photo of an astronaut looking out the space shuttle window back down to earth: it's beautiful, but the reality is it's close to, if not actually impossible to replicate that, or even aspire to be the one in the astronaut's shoes.

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 2:11AM foofad said

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@Laurs Pretty much this. I played off and on for years, constantly learning new things, but in the end I just couldn't keep up and had to give up the game. It had its fun moments, but they took a lot of prep work and a lot of just plain old waiting.
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Posted: Apr 17th 2011 8:42PM Jack Kevorkian said

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I wish I was this clever.

Posted: Apr 17th 2011 8:48PM Xilmar said

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Good story...it seems to have less drama than the 0.0 fiasco of my alliance, that's always a plus.

Posted: Apr 17th 2011 9:03PM slash beast said

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And this is why I love EVE.

Posted: Apr 17th 2011 10:45PM Tiresias said

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@slash beast I like the CONCEPT of EVE. The actual gameplay moves too slowly for my tastes.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 12:44AM slash beast said

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@Tiresias Well if you come home from work and you're mentally and physically exhausted, sometimes a slower paced game is just right.

I will say this though: Don't let EVEs slow nature fool you, if you're in a tense situation this game can REALLY get yoru adrenaline flowing no matter how long you've been playing.

If you're an adrenaline junkie, EVE is your game. (just make sure you join a nullsec corp, do this and I guarantee you'll pucker your butt all the time from anxiety and/or adrenaline.)
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 12:59AM ScottishViking said

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@slash beast

Agreed. Although I don't do nullsec warfare, I spend most of my time in lowsec, which is a different dynamic. A little more sedate, kind of like being able to always see the vultures you know are going to circle you and kill you if you're not careful.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 5:54AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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@slash beast

Yeah, coming home from work, waiting for 2-3 hours next to a titan while scouts try to find ~goodfights~, you finally bridge in and the opposition scatters to four winds or the system blackscreens on you. If you're lucky, you manage to ninja yourself on a KM, but most likely not. Then you decide it's too late and have to log at safe spot knowing you have to fly your ship back 15 jumps through hostile space tomorrow.

It's not slow. It's goddamn boring.

But of course, if you're the fleet commander, then it's all those things you described.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 7:39AM (Unverified) said

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@ScottishViking

Vultures dont kill...
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 9:26AM ScottishViking said

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@(Unverified)

*shrugs*

I can handle failing at metaphor. Hopefully I will still win at lowsec.

@SgtBaker1234556

Good grief you're embittered about this game. You spend a lot of time complaining about it. Maybe find another game to play? And if you already have found another game, why are you still complaining about this one?
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 12:39PM SgtBaker1234556 said

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@ScottishViking

I don't actually spend a lot of time complaining about EVE, shitposting comes rather naturally to me.

And yes, I'm rather bitter about EVE and the direction it's going at the moment.
I keep posting here because it always manages to catch one of you scrubs
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Posted: Apr 17th 2011 11:41PM ScottishViking said

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Just awesome. Thanks for bringing us these stories, Brendan.

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 2:26PM ScottishViking said

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@klokanyy

It's tears like these that bring people to the game. I mean...did you READ the article above?

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 4:28PM (Unverified) said

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If you're interested in reading some much better heist stories, I'd recommend you check out "My Loot Your Tears." http://www.mylootyourtears.com/

You will read much more interesting and varied stories from people who you actually will root for! In fact, if you play, you might get interested enough to get involved in corporate theft yourself.

No idea who Scott is, but he sounds like a jerk. Not because he participates in corporate theft, but just because he doesn't come across as an interesting character in whom I can get invested. More power to him for pulling off jobs, and I guess there's no reason for him to care if we like him as a protagonist at the end of the day, but I've read similar stories better told with people I'm happier to read about playing the lead.

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