Eve Is Hilarious Pt. 402899116
Apparently, the basic story here is that THORN Alliance attempts to black-ops hot-drop what appears to be a mining op, only to have their collective asses summarily handed to them by their would-be victims. What THORN maybe didn’t know, is that Xado Industries, a pseudo-CVA renter, is actually one guy, multiboxing a fleet of mining ships as well as a backup wing of bomber protection.
I thought this was appropriate on at least 3 of-the-moment and very funny levels:
The first is that this group didn’t seem to get that memo from about 5 months ago that Procurers are actually hard to kill now; like 60k EHP hard to kill if fit right. Whereas popping one before took a mean look and a well-thrown wad of gum, those bastards actually have a tank now (“now” = 4 months ago…seriously people).
The second has to do with the recent buffs to Black Ops Battleships. Those changes are:
The biggest effect this has had on the game so far seems to be encouraging people with little-to-zero experience with black-ops dropping to go out and try just that; badly. Susan Black wrote earlier today about a hilarious blops-ing attempt in the Min/Amarr FW warzone gone horribly wrong (or hilarious) which resulted in a dead cyno-Proteus, Redeemer, and assorted rest of the fleet ( of course that said, I’m willing to give this one a pass seeing as the hot-droppers were Dirt Nap Squad, pretty much the go-to guys for blops hot-drops; you guys know better!). This gang fared no better, and whereas DNP got stomped by a full-on BC-heavy gang, THORN got dumped on by one guy multiboxing Procurers. Guys, you are doing it wrong.
The third has to do with the “botting” vs. “keystroke simplifying software” hot topic of the moment (which, for the record, is utter bullshit), much publicized recently due to Kelduum Revaan’s ill-advised rant against CCP for confiscating 317bil isk made by a former Eve-Uni player by way of market botting (oh, sorry, “cache-scrapping, keystroke-simplifying tool”). I won’t go into the specifics of the “what breaks the EULA” versus “what simplifies keystrokes and makes playing the game easier” argument because really anything and everything to say about the subject has already been written far more intelligently and better over at the Nosy Gamer. I will just say that my own opinion is that botting, as well as anything else that allows an out-of-game tool to simplify physical actions in-game (as in “one click to click multiple clients or change multiple market orders”; I’m not bemoaning knowledge simplifying tools like Dotlan, Eve-Central, or EveMon), is a cancer on Eve.
…just the same, getting your entire faction-fit black-ops gang curb-stomped by one guy and a fleet of Procurers makes the rest of us smile just a bit more in our day. So, you know, thanks for that.
Oh, and before I hit “publish”, I should probably just go ahead and leave this here: http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=16350908. Comedy, unlike lightning, strikes twice in the same place; news at 11.