• Players’ Attempt to Destroy EVE Online Economy Gets Thumbs-Up From Developers
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[QUOTE=NoDachi;35737148]I don't see how they can 'destroy' the economy. I mean, industrial players who don't base in Jita must be laughing all the way to the bank. Ships got to be made somewhere.[/QUOTE] Essentially what they are doing now would be like taking thousands of tanks and blockading the NY stock exchange and most major ports and manufacturing facilities in the US.
Has Jita crashed yet?
wait so they are destroying every single person's money except their own? they will become FABULOUSLY wealthy, as they hold all the money in the game [editline]27th April 2012[/editline] it's genious
[QUOTE=krazipanda;35737765]wait so they are destroying every single person's money except their own? they will become FABULOUSLY wealthy, as they hold all the money in the game [editline]27th April 2012[/editline] it's genious[/QUOTE] well, not really. Money in EVE is digitially stored, like money IRL is when on a credit card. they're less destroying money, more preventing it from flowing smoothly.
[QUOTE=krazipanda;35737765]wait so they are destroying every single person's money except their own? they will become FABULOUSLY wealthy, as they hold all the money in the game [editline]27th April 2012[/editline] it's genious[/QUOTE] No, they are just siegeing all the stations. Most peoples wealth in in said indestructible stations. So they are basically making the economy grind to a halt
[QUOTE=krazipanda;35737765]wait so they are destroying every single person's money except their own? they will become FABULOUSLY wealthy, as they hold all the money in the game [editline]27th April 2012[/editline] it's genious[/QUOTE] That's not really the goon way, they're doing it to make grown men cry, profit is secondary.
[QUOTE=Sgt-NiallR;35737721]Sometimes I like to equate Goonswarm to the dude flying this mothership: [video=youtube;0M0Iqbz5ZpE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M0Iqbz5ZpE[/video][/QUOTE] And that's why they don't allow anything larger than an Orca in High-Sec anymore... :v:
[QUOTE=Madman_Andre;35737818]And that's why they don't allow anything larger than an Orca in High-Sec anymore... :v:[/QUOTE] 'cept the veldnought, of course.
Goonswarm are actually pretty clever because they pull newbies into the game and pretty much turn them into their own private army while teaching people how the game works.
I remember on EVE when a group got a hit on another player, they sent in moles and double agents before the date, they ambushed her, killed her and then destroyed her escape pod to make sure, and then they took everything the owned from their hangars.
[QUOTE=Madman_Andre;35737714]A titan battle in a nutshell when the other side has nothing larger than a battleship. Titans as it is are giant support vessels and have little in the way of offensive firepower when fitted that way(though they can fit a staggering [I]six[/I] of the extra-large starbase weapons each if you want to go pure combat with them, though it's an utter waste to do so). If you want a good euphemism for Goonswarm's strategy, the bee motif they sport works well; a swarm of tiny opponents overwhelming a much bigger foe by sheer numbers alone.[/QUOTE] Yo man, no offense, but I didn't understand even half of the shit you said in parentheses. But yeah, I get the gist of it.
[video=youtube;1w-dW_anapg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w-dW_anapg&feature=youtu.be[/video] Here it is, might be a few minutes to process though.
Only played the trial of EVE, but isn't stuff like this the purpose of the game? Being able to change things immensely with individual player actions? I don't see why people are so angry at the devs for being okay with this, wouldn't them forcefully preventing this ruin the entire premise of the game? Again I don't know much about EVE, but is that station they're attacking player owned or something? Or did the developers add huge stations in the game allowing players to destroy them at will?
Im going to jita in a damn well tanked dominix that'll last ~5 seconds. glad it's a 'cheap' ship.
[QUOTE=JoeSkylynx;35736711]I've gotten reports from friends inside of EvE that Goonswarm has locked down the Jita Station with 'Kill Everything' in effect.[/QUOTE] Does that mean they were successful? [editline]28th April 2012[/editline] Just wondering, in my opinion at this point starting EVE would be too overwhelming seeing as most players are so dedicated and experienced. Would trying to start now be a futile process?
[QUOTE=ZF911;35737884]Does that mean they were successful? [editline]28th April 2012[/editline] Just wondering, in my opinion at this point starting EVE would be too overwhelming seeing as most players are so dedicated and experienced. Would trying to start now be a futile process?[/QUOTE] naw, loads of people will help you, if you want I can give you a free 21 day trial and some starting money and you can't kill stations, they have infinite HP and even then, the npc police will rape you real fast
[QUOTE=Kendra;35736617]Scamming people is also legit. CCP just says that you shouldn't be a moron and then you won't be scammed, and it's true too.[/QUOTE] All role-playing games should have this stance.
just got a friend to explain it to me since i don't play eve to put in simple terms for those of you who are confused, jita is like a big bank. you can't destroy the bank, but people have to fly to and from it to store and retrieve items, and it's generally a place where people trade. to dissuade people from just griefing it 24/7 there are basically-invincible npc ships that, if someone's ship gets exploded, hunt down and kill everyone responsible what the goons are doing is they spent 4 months making a really REALLY big fleet of 'cheap'ish ships, and they're simply massing jita by the thousands and suicide bombing everyone who tries to enter or exit it. since items and such are physically stored in jita, you have to fly up to jita to collect your things and then fly away, and when you do it the goons blow up your bigass freighter ship and take all your stuff. the police npcs kill them, but it's a suicide mission anyway it's like if sixteen thousand thugs with guns stood outside the national bank of america and shot anyone entering or leaving, and the cops weren't allowed to arrest them until they shot somebody
[QUOTE=TurbisV2;35737187]so if i understand correctly, the goonswarm is a very big group of players who are really really good at organising attacks?[/QUOTE] Across all games goons tactic, piss them off and you get drowned by them. (Fight five and a few hundred get recruited for SA) Except for fucking shit up and creating drama there isn't much organising.
[QUOTE=ZF911;35737878]Only played the trial of EVE, but isn't stuff like this the purpose of the game? Being able to change things immensely with individual player actions? I don't see why people are so angry at the devs for being okay with this, wouldn't them forcefully preventing this ruin the entire premise of the game? Again I don't know much about EVE, but is that station they're attacking player owned or something? Or did the developers add huge stations in the game allowing players to destroy them at will?[/QUOTE] People are not mad at [B]WHAT[/B] they're doing, but rather [B]WHY[/B] they're doing it in the first place. [SUB](well except for the [I]good ol'[/I] "because i can" excuse)[/SUB]
Would be a good time to take over some goon turf wouldn't it?
This is cool, I tend to get bored of MMOs easily but if events like this were taking place every couple of months it would be awesome to witness. Not necessarily on the same scale.
Those kinds of things are what I'd love to be apart of when it came to EVE, but I feel that if I started playing it again I'd end up doing what I did last time: mundane missions in a dingy little ship. Also, that god damn perpetual motion device had me running zooming all over space wondering what the hell I had to do.
Man, everything from EvE just sounds fucking awesome. I thought of trying to get into it but I feel like I'll be late to the party and get raped in outer space.
[QUOTE=Rammaster;35738225]Man, everything from EvE just sounds fucking awesome. I thought of trying to get into it but I feel like I'll be late to the party and get raped in outer space.[/QUOTE] I tried it, but I just can't get into the combat style. I like space games like freelancer. But I was reading up on those titans... They seriously cost over 1000 fucking dollars?! [editline]27th April 2012[/editline] Oh wait, yeah around 7 thousand. That's just fucking insane.
This is like hulkageddon. Goonswarm buyin up a shitload of minerals and then killing all mining ships for a week so the prices go up. Then they sell their minerals and get filthy rich.
[QUOTE=taipan;35738468]This is like hulkageddon. Goonswarm buyin up a shitload of minerals and then killing all mining ships for a week so the prices go up. Then they sell their minerals and get filthy rich.[/QUOTE] And every sane person just played along and also got filthy rich, instead of losing their mining barge.
Well hope there's a video of it when it comes, gonna be awesome. I only played the trial.
Do you want to play a 15 minute match of Call of Duty that you won’t remember the next day, or do you want to spend four months manufacturing 14,000 Thrashers to do this? Um sorry I think I'll take the 15 minute match.
This is true cyber terrorism. I wish I could be in the game to see it happen.
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