Earlier today I was flying through various regions looking for the Minmatar Freighter Skill. In 13 days I will be able to fly the Minmatar Freighter, making the full set. (And another goal marked off for my Main.)
While piloting between gates, I was watching the chatter in Corp about the Goon’s continued sponsorship of Exhumer kills after Hulkageddon officially finishes. While there were no Carebear tears, the suggestions on how it might be countered were a bit cringe worthy. For example, one idly thought how cool it would be if every miner swapped their Hulk for a Battleship, and then headed out to the Goon’s 0.0 capital in mass.
Yes, very cool indeed for the Goons.
I can understand some of the frustration. You like mining in Empire – but there is someone from 0.0 called The Mittani who dislikes people who play EVE that way. He has the financial means to rage an indefinite griefing event against you, and there is nothing plausible you can do about it.
Sounds like fun.
I can’t imagine the complaining (sorry, sweet Carebear Tears) will see CCP intervene, but it might in the long run force them to provide some mechanism to reduce the Miner’s sense of helplessness.
(Edit – here’s the link I forgot to add – https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=115068 )
Speaking of complaining – the new Inventory Window is coping its fair share of it. Actually – more than its fair share. I stopped reading the threads about it on the EVE forums – I just got too embarrassed at the level of tears and rage. I am not really a fan of the interface – it is still too inconsistent and buggy. In fact, I would prefer to have kept the older interface but add divisions or tabs to containers, and use the new interface to replace the assets window.
The reaction (aside the initial POS performance issues) just seems so out of proportion. It is like people are desperate for the taste of indignation, and any excuse will do.
Minmatar Freighter skill book procured, time to head for home.