Jita Burns also reminds me why Trammel was such a horrible mistake. Most days, for most people, Empire space in EVE is ‘safe’ unless you do something stupid. Not all of New Eden is a FFA PvP gankfest like UO was in 97, or Darkfall is today.
But New Eden is also not Trammel, where the devs stepped in, took the easy way out, and made the world 100% safe. CCP found a middle ground, one that undeniably works, and allows for Jita Burns to happen.
If you were there last night, you know why that’s a wonderful thing.
I was there. Getting in to 4-4 with 1B in the hold was some real thrill. Then undocking with another 0.8B and bringing it to Amarr.
6 freighters already down.http://eve-kill.net/?a=system_detail&sys_id=143&scl_id=20
Were these people living under a rock??? This thing is on the news for a MONTH!
Eve pilots who read forums, blogs, and news is the minority.
“I tell you what, it’s going to be f***ing brilliant,” Jon Lander, senior producer of Eve Online, told Eurogamer this morning. “Absolutely brilliant.”
“The worst thing we could do is to stop it happening. It would be appalling for the game. It would be against everything we stand for.”
I knew all this “testing CCP” rhetoric from Mittani was just sensationalism.
Amazingly, I only had to get a few sentences into a EG article to come across a factual inaccuracy. Good to know EG is still being EG.
Edit: Also the comments section is Massively-quality.
So what did you do when you were there?
Watched the carnage with an alt.
Now, even that is impossible, as Jita is blocking any new characters due to overcrowding.
My Jita alts are blocked from even loading into a station.
Load a nearby system and go to jita via gate. Works fine.
That’s really heroic. Why didn’t you participate in the event in some form?
Even I did by sneaking in valuable cargo (which is the opposite of what the Goons want, to stop the trade). You always preach about PvP but when the event comes even I outdo you?
I don’t normally side with Gevlon but I think he has definitely scored one up on you this time Syncaine.
I sold our WH loot in Jita earlier in the day. Without disco ships, getting a nano cov-op in is not worth writing about. Also moving PvP ships out of a WH to.. what exactly, for this was not worth my effort.
Is it Friday already?
are you smacktalking, gevlon? goblins don’t smacktalk. it’s an ape-subroutine that logical randian objectivists are immune to.
OK Gevlon, Syncaine has seen your 1 Billion and raised you some Wormhole loot. Ball is back in your court.
More specifically he flew in a weeks worth of Sleeper loot. The data libraries alone were over 1B, not including the nanoribbons, so ya, he played a part.
If the optimal way to enjoy the best player-created content crafted by the most dedicated members of the only true sandbox MMO out there is to stay the hell away from it and watch it from a safe distance on an alt rather than participate, that says a lot about the quality of said content, community and MMO.
Agreed. Sounds like this is yet another exampls of general Eve community douchebaggery that people rave about only when they can sit on the sidelines and not be the victims.
I’m just glad Eve keeps sociopaths like “The Mittani” busy so they aren’t polluting other online communities (who have enough trouble on their own already! LOL)
Who said it was optimal?
And if you thought Burn Jita was “douchebaggery”, then you’re going to love Hulkageddon :) http://hulkageddon5.machine9.net/
Eve is the best MMORPG on the market. All the other Online Single Player Achievement Orgies are masquerades.
1. Why do you call it the best player-created content?
2. Why do you call that the optimal way to enjoy it?
In essence, what you are saying is that if one player didn’t enjoy an event, than the event, MMO, and community must all be horrible. I.e., you are DEMANDING lowest common denominator content, and making a bald assertion that any game that attempts to provide content for different niches is a horrible game, fostering a horrible community.
By all means, stay away from EVE. We don’t want you.
What is this “Jita Burns” again? Why wasn’t I affected at all? Did I miss the memo? Is it my time zone? Is it that I don’t visit Jita that often? Or is it goons are just too little of a nuisance?
Goons are blockading jita for four days. Trying to wreck havoc on the economy by blowing up a bunch of freighters, haulers, and T2 ships. Then they’ve formed a Tech* cartel to raise prices of all T2 products significantly… at the same time they’re kicking off Hulkaggedon V, where Goons are sponsoring 100m isk for every 10 Hulks/Mackinaws you post on your killboards. This is in addition to the traditional prizes Helicity usually sponsors.
To compound this, earlier this week was the launch of the “No minerals from drones” and “remove tier 0 loot from npc wrecks”.
Yes, unless you were in Jita, nobody came to blow you up.
But you will be affected by all of this when you try and go buy a tech II ship or modules. Prices, they are rising.
So it will cost one maybe two extra PLEX to buy and fit a tech II ship. Big deal…
I too enjoy paying 15 dollars everytime I want to be a new ship.
no big deal at all. thank you for paying me to blow up your shit.
I wouldn’t haul anything near Jita this weekend.
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