Moments that make you realize that you are in fact insane

The past week or so, me and my corp have been involved in a war dec. Now, most of the time, when I am in an active war, all my time is spent in fighting that war. There may be some collateral kills, but mostly I am busy in the war.

Unless…….you have made the mistake of war dec’ing the “Perma-dock Corporation”.

This war dec, I paid for since we did not have any active wars and I thought it would be nice to have some targets. To all my fellow corp mates, I do apologize for this war, it’s been very slow.

So, what happens when you have a slow war dec? More and more collateral damage occurs. You get very bored, you do some crazy things.

You fit out a Catalyst and got npc ratting. Sometimes, you even do what I did last night, you go after a smack talking miner in a Hurricane.

Yes, I said a Hurricane. A destroyer against a battle-cruiser.

So, when you hear about someone taking on a Hurricane with a Catalyst, things pop into your head. When I hear such a story, the same ole scene from Lord of the Rings,The Return of the King pops into my head. The one scene towards the end of the movie where Aragorn decided to attack the armies of Mordor and Gimli makes his wonderful comments:

Gimli: Certainty of death, *small* chance of success… What are we waiting for?

Why do you ask? Why would I travel down this road to certain doom? The same reason for so many fights in EVE, smack talk. This particular miner is being overly defensive to the point of being offensive to one of my friends. Now, granted, my friend is in another pirate corporation. He was just minding his own business, npc ratting in the belts of this one system. When he warps into the belt, this guys starts to really go off:

[ 2007.08.19 04:28:18 ] Furyina > lol i’m sucking this asteroid belt dry of pyroxeres
[ 2007.08.19 04:38:13 ] Alradorno Horatio > Move away Sirius!!
[ 2007.08.19 04:38:21 ] Alradorno Horatio > Or you will be exterminated
[ 2007.08.19 04:38:34 ] Sirius Problem > nice bc
[ 2007.08.19 04:38:41 ] Sirius Problem > i hope to fly one some day
[ 2007.08.19 04:38:46 ] Alradorno Horatio > Dont be fooled by what u see
[ 2007.08.19 04:38:55 ] Alradorno Horatio > what you think i have mounted and what i have is another story!
[ 2007.08.19 04:39:08 ] Sirius Problem > rgr Smile
[ 2007.08.19 04:39:30 ] kurtFury > oh the terror
[ 2007.08.19 04:39:36 ] Alradorno Horatio > Move away Now..
[ 2007.08.19 04:39:48 ] Sirius Problem > free space man
[ 2007.08.19 04:40:00 ] Alradorno Horatio > COrrect its free space..
[ 2007.08.19 04:40:10 ] Alradorno Horatio > But Move a distant away from my can..

Now, if Sirius had been messing with people in the system and had bee actually approaching this guys can, not chasing down npc rats, this would not be so bad. However, I watched this unfold before my own eyes. Being that I was in a Catalyst, I had decided that engaging a Hurricane would not be a good idea. But, the verbal onslaught continues:

[ 2007.08.19 04:41:41 ] Alradorno Horatio > no i simply said..move away..
[ 2007.08.19 04:41:48 ] Sirius Problem > and I have
[ 2007.08.19 04:42:13 ] kurtFury > Alradorno Horatio > Or you will be exterminated
[ 2007.08.19 04:42:21 ] Cyan Aura > He meant hugged.
[ 2007.08.19 04:42:24 ] kurtFury > thats not a threat?

See, Sirius extends his patience to new levels and humors this guy. Well, the abuse continues and seeing this in local, I begin to twitch. I just can’t take it anymore. Either he’s got to shut up or he can just kill me to put me out of my misery. I find myself heading back to that belt and I swap his jet can. Without missing a beat, it begins:

[ 2007.08.19 04:42:59 ] Alradorno Horatio > OI!!
[ 2007.08.19 04:43:01 ] Alradorno Horatio > Stop it..
[ 2007.08.19 04:43:24 ] Alradorno Horatio > CUT IT OUT!!
[ 2007.08.19 04:43:28 ] Sirius Problem > catalyst vs hurricane.. intersting
[ 2007.08.19 04:43:29 ] Alradorno Horatio > I jsut got here you
[ 2007.08.19 04:43:42 ] Alradorno Horatio > CMON!!
[ 2007.08.19 04:43:44 ] Alradorno Horatio > STOP IT!!
[ 2007.08.19 04:43:52 ] Cave Lord > ?
[ 2007.08.19 04:43:55 ] Alradorno Horatio > I jusrt got this ship!!
[ 2007.08.19 04:43:57 ] Alradorno Horatio > cut it outt
[ 2007.08.19 04:44:01 ] Sirius Problem > and he’s going donw
[ 2007.08.19 04:44:02 ] Cave Lord > What’s going on?
[ 2007.08.19 04:44:03 ] Sirius Problem > down
[ 2007.08.19 04:44:17 ] Sirius Problem > catalyst taking out mining cane
[ 2007.08.19 04:44:21 ] Sirius Problem > poof
[ 2007.08.19 04:44:23 ] Cave Lord > What system?
[ 2007.08.19 04:44:29 ] Sirius Problem > oh man. he warped out
[ 2007.08.19 04:44:31 ] Sirius Problem > just in time too
[ 2007.08.19 04:44:34 ] Ga’len > ran out of cap
[ 2007.08.19 04:44:35 ] Alradorno Horatio > Why on earth did you do that.
[ 2007.08.19 04:44:35 ] Ga’len > nutz

Yup, ran out of cap. I could not keep the warp scrambler running with the 8 guns I had fitted. Oh well, so this guy gets away, right? Well no, I am committed to this fight now. I hunt him down:

[ 2007.08.19 04:45:01 ] Alradorno Horatio > thats disgusting..
[ 2007.08.19 04:45:09 ] kurtFury > probably because you started acting like a big shot when you shouldnt have
[ 2007.08.19 04:45:50 ] Alradorno Horatio > i was not..
[ 2007.08.19 04:45:56 ] Furyina > yeah you were
[ 2007.08.19 04:46:00 ] Alradorno Horatio > i just simply wanted to be left alone to mine..
[ 2007.08.19 04:46:08 ] Furyina > you didn’t say that entirely
[ 2007.08.19 04:46:15 ] kurtFury > sounded like you were trying to be a bully to me.
[ 2007.08.19 04:46:25 ] Alradorno Horatio > CMON!!
[ 2007.08.19 04:46:27 ] Alradorno Horatio > STOP IT!!
[ 2007.08.19 04:46:36 ] Sirius Problem > @Ga’len.. ah.. I thought mby he was stabbed up
[ 2007.08.19 04:46:45 ] Alradorno Horatio > leave me be!!
[ 2007.08.19 04:46:45 ] Ga’len > getting him now
[ 2007.08.19 04:46:47 ] Ga’len > at the fun gate
[ 2007.08.19 04:47:02 ] Sirius Problem > omw
[ 2007.08.19 04:47:03 ] Sirius Problem > Smile
[ 2007.08.19 04:47:05 ] Alradorno Horatio > STOP IT PLEASE!!
[ 2007.08.19 04:47:08 ] Ga’len > pop

Yes, pop he went. Pop went the Hurricane under the guns of a Catalyst of all things. Was it a great kill? Not really. More of an unexpected kill. Does it end there. Of course not:

[ 2007.08.19 04:47:23 ] Alradorno Horatio > WHY ON EARTH!!
[ 2007.08.19 04:47:25 ] Sirius Problem > lol.. I would have popped him too.. nice work
[ 2007.08.19 04:47:59 ] Ga’len > thanx
[ 2007.08.19 04:48:02 ] Alradorno Horatio > you disgust me…
[ 2007.08.19 04:48:03 ] Ga’len > he was being too cocky
[ 2007.08.19 04:48:09 ] Alradorno Horatio > I was not..
[ 2007.08.19 04:48:14 ] Alradorno Horatio > your being Cruel as!
[ 2007.08.19 04:48:18 ] Alradorno Horatio > Now you going to pay for it..
[ 2007.08.19 04:48:18 ] Ga’len > all 8 guns just drained the cap
[ 2007.08.19 04:48:21 ] Furyina > I agree with Ga’len
[ 2007.08.19 04:48:23 ] Ikelea Tiakri > “Alradorno Horatio > Move away Sirius!!Alradorno Horatio > Or you will be exterminated”
[ 2007.08.19 04:48:31 ] Ikelea Tiakri > ic COCKY
[ 2007.08.19 04:48:40 ] Furyina > Agreed
[ 2007.08.19 04:48:46 ] Sirius Problem > lol. we are a war with a one man corp and I just warped right to him in hsi Vaga
[ 2007.08.19 04:49:08 ] Alradorno Horatio > THis is Pathetic..
[ 2007.08.19 04:49:13 ] Alradorno Horatio > I jsut wanted to simply mine..
[ 2007.08.19 04:49:21 ] evilphoenix > alradorno you are pathetic
[ 2007.08.19 04:49:21 ] Alradorno Horatio > and you GO and Pop me with you Horrible tactics..
[ 2007.08.19 04:49:29 ] evilphoenix > losing hurri to a catalyst
[ 2007.08.19 04:49:33 ] Ga’len > you were getting too cocky man
[ 2007.08.19 04:49:39 ] Ga’len > he would have left your can alone
[ 2007.08.19 04:49:41 ] Furyina > you’re the one that decided to run your mouth
[ 2007.08.19 04:49:49 ] Alradorno Horatio > i was tricked and stolen from..i just wanted to simply mine
[ 2007.08.19 04:50:03 ] Ga’len > If you want to simply mine
[ 2007.08.19 04:50:04 ] Furyina > “Please move away while I mine” would probably have been better
[ 2007.08.19 04:50:07 ] Ga’len > stop talking smack
[ 2007.08.19 04:50:21 ] Alradorno Horatio > THen …I Humbly Apologise…
[ 2007.08.19 04:50:28 ] kurtFury > well next time you might try asking people nicely to move away, not attempt to bully them around. there is always a bigger & better pilot around the corner.
[ 2007.08.19 04:50:33 ] Alradorno Horatio > Sorry for Making the wrong use of words
[ 2007.08.19 04:50:43 ] Alradorno Horatio > I was not bullying..
[ 2007.08.19 04:50:53 ] Alradorno Horatio > you guys have been in sector for a while picking fights with mienrs..
[ 2007.08.19 04:50:58 ] Alradorno Horatio > ive been watching this channel for a while..
[ 2007.08.19 04:51:10 ] kurtFury > perhaps but thats what it sounded like to me
[ 2007.08.19 04:51:11 ] Ga’len > /emote blushes
[ 2007.08.19 04:51:13 ] Ga’len > I have fans
[ 2007.08.19 04:51:15 ] Ga’len > Razz
[ 2007.08.19 04:51:21 ] Furyina > ❤
[ 2007.08.19 04:51:30 ] Alradorno Horatio > Why on earth do that.
[ 2007.08.19 04:51:45 ] Alradorno Horatio > what kind of person does htis to peaceful miners
[ 2007.08.19 04:51:48 ] Sirius Problem > the sad thing is.. avoiding pirates on hi-sec is VERY easy.. but miners tend to not want ot put a little effort into it
[ 2007.08.19 04:52:38 ] Cave Lord > Did anyone tell him FIRST to back off the cockyness?
[ 2007.08.19 04:52:39 ] Ga’len > a peaceful miner does not smack talk
[ 2007.08.19 04:52:52 ] Alradorno Horatio > SMack Talk..Whats that/
[ 2007.08.19 04:52:59 ] Alradorno Horatio > ive never heard of that word before.
[ 2007.08.19 04:53:00 ] Alradorno Horatio > ?
[ 2007.08.19 04:53:01 ] kurtFury > sounds to me they were taking out a local bully. havent you ever seen what happens to the big kid that steals peoples lunch money. heh
[ 2007.08.19 04:53:06 ] Alradorno Horatio > Teach me please
[ 2007.08.19 04:53:17 ] Cave Lord > Making threats and putting people down without any power to do so. Just to stirr up trouble
[ 2007.08.19 04:53:19 ] Ga’len > I did teach you
[ 2007.08.19 04:53:33 ] Ga’len > don’t be rude to a pilot who is simple going after NPC rats
[ 2007.08.19 04:53:38 ] Ga’len > he was doing you a favor
[ 2007.08.19 04:53:41 ] Alradorno Horatio > I just simply wanted to be left alone..for pete sakes..is that too much to ask..
[ 2007.08.19 04:53:42 ] Ga’len > and you had to be a bully

The moral of our story?

  • Don’t be a bully if you truly don’t have the power to back up your threats.
  • Don’t be mean to the locals in a system if you have just arrived.
  • Don’t fly a ship if you can’t replace it.
  • Most importantly, DON’TJUDGE A PILOT BY THE SMALLER SHIP HE IS IN, HE MAY ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO TAKE YOU DOWN!
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~ by J. Riley Castine on August 19, 2007.

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