Friday, 20 January 2012

Blog Banter 32: Non-Consensual Combat Restrictions



"A quick view of the Eve Online forums can always find someone complaining about being suicide ganked, whining about some scam they fell for or other such tears. With the Goons' Ice Interdiction claiming a vast amount of mining ships, there were calls for an "opt out of PvP" option. 

Should this happen? Should people be able to opt-out of PvP in Eve Online. Should CONCORD prevent crime rather than just handing out justice after the event? Or do the hi-sec population already have too much protection from the scum and villainy that inhabits the game?"

So last week the new Concord Directive on Highsec PvP came into force, finally making highsec a total safe and secure place to be.
In honour of the event, all the corp loot we'd gathered over the last few months on intense ratting in 0.0 had been loaded into the freighter. Roughly 60b of loot was crammed into every last cubic meter, and ready for transport. Undocking the freighter, I set the autopilot, pressed engage and as the hulking Fenrir entered warp I turned on the holoflicks and opened a quafe.

Some time later, the alarm went off, not the usual one of ship scan detected, but the Jita gate traffic one. Excellent 30 jumps, 60b of loot, and no drama.
Entering Jita, I was suprised by the lack of local channel chatter, none of the usual scam artists were talking, no one was offering to double my isk, or trying to sell me a not quite Navy Issue Raven.
How odd I thought to myself, but that can only be for the best. Noticing the concord local on the billboard I take a look whilst the freighter slowly alligns to the station.
Concord Directive Enforcement in Progress
All forms of scam and con's have been prevented. This is for your protection.
Have a nice day.

Docking in 4-4 I busied myself unloading the shiny loot, so much of it imported fresh from 0.0 C-Type this and A-Type that, this will make a pretty penny for the corp.

Setting up the first contract, I quickly refresh the local contract market to see what prices these are currently on sale for, hoping to make a quick buck by undercutting the market price.

Thats off, all the prices are the same, oh well 10m less should definately sell it fast.
*Error Concord mechanics are in force, no PvP action may occur in highsec*
This is for your protection.
Have a nice day.
WTF!!??? pressing the button again
*Error Concord mechanics are in force, no PvP action may occur in highsec*
This is for your protection.
Have a nice day.
OMFG!!

Quickly I check my market orders, everyone else's orders are now the same as mine.
*Error Concord mechanics are in force, no PvP action may occur in highsec*
This is for your protection.
Have a nice day.

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