Senseless Acts of Violence: Pod Warfare

Say hello to Suddenly Violence. I know I’ve brought them up before here on F&K, but in light of new (read: AWESOME) developments courtesy of CCP and Crucible, I felt I needed to revisit the TEARS Alliance’s most fun-loving corporation. Suddenly Violence: born out of necessity, sustained on hilarity.

Comprised of mostly Suddenly Ninjas alts, SV was created as an all-suicide, all-the-time corp, with aims of highsec freight-lane domination. Living proof that -5 or even -10 is not the end of the line, SV lives and operates almost exclusively in high security space, terrorizing both afk and warp-to-zero haulers, shuttles, transports, and of course pods to name a few with wanton disregard to character age, notoriety, faction police and most importantly, CONCORD.

Although suicide ganking in Eve can be looked at as (and indeed, it is) a highly lucrative means of income, the added bonus is that sometimes, taking someone’s stuff away from them just because you can and with no real concrete gain for yourself is staggeringly funny. To those who don’t know the rush of senseless and wanton violence in Eve, what I’m saying probably sounds both cruel and slightly demented, but I can promise you, there’s no other thrill in this game quite like it.

Crucible has brought with it all manner of shinys and new polish to the game, yet quite possibly my favorite so far is the addition of implants on pod-mails. To me, its like opening a Christmas present every time you pod someone and after wantonly violencing an afk-pod floating sublimely through high-sec I can’t WAIT to post it and see what Santa brought. Again, the joy isn’t from any sort of personal gain, but rather being able to see just how much you’ve ruined some poor schmucks day. The following screenshot of the SV killboard was taken on December 7th, 9 days after Crucible dropped:

Yes, that is 93 pod-kills made over a course of about 8 days by roughly 5 pilots, including one of my personal favorites from mi amigo waagstrom (btw apparently, CCP will change your name to “GallenteCitizen 115409082011” if your toon shares a name with a vaguely famous child predator) with this spectacular 3.6 billion isk gem:  http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=14695791 . And to my esteemed Blog Pack colleague who may have come back to his game slightly curious as to how his pod received 75% damage on his afk trip to Jita, a.) no hard feelings, and b.) you should know better 😉 (also you should probably go out and buy a lottery ticket).

Now for my absolute favorite: after podding poor Grandua for AFK-piloting his pod through SV space, I spied him not 2 minutes later coming back through the pipe in his pod; AFK again. Feeling that my previous learning exercise had somehow gone unappreciated, I undocked immediately (GCC be damned) and proceeded to pod him a second time; that got his attention.

Apparently our friend Grandua had neglected to update his clone after the first podding, and seeing as Battleclinic puts this guy at around 62million skillpoints, that means there’s a fair chance I put this poor bastard down four million skillpoints from his highest trained skill-set (Gunnery? Spaceship Command?). Words fail me.

 

Watch your backs kids.

 

o7,

-Aiden

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~ by Aiden Mourn on December 7, 2011.

7 Responses to “Senseless Acts of Violence: Pod Warfare”

  1. “Now for my absolute favorite: after podding poor Grandua for AFK-piloting his pod through SV space, I spied him not 2 minutes later coming back through the pipe in his pod; AFK again. Feeling that my previous learning exercise had somehow gone unappreciated, I undocked immediately (GCC be damned) and proceeded to pod him a second time; that got his attention.”

    Thats not how i remember it… I believe you were unsure whether to do it and I told you to man up 😛

  2. How does skillpoint loss work? If I forget to update my clone and it’s at the default 900K SP clone … and I’m killed … what do I lose? How much do I lose?

    • I found this: http://www.thonky.com/eve-online-guide/jump-clones.php which says that you will lose “20% of the difference between your clone’s skill points and your skill points from your highest-trained skills” if podded in a 900,000 sp un-updated clone. There’s another eve wiki out there that says 5% however, and a third that says 10% though, so I’m actually not positive. At first I honestly thought for a sec that I’d knocked this guy down 61 million SPs and felt kind of terrible tbh.

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