No Really. Do you guys play your game?

So CCP Greyscale took time from Fanfest to drop this steamer on the carpet.

“Can-flipping as-is will be impossible once the safeties are added. People should be able to choose to do dumb things, but they should also have the information they need to figure out that the thing they’re doing is dumb.” – CCP Greyscale

I wonder if Greyscale has ever noticed that there is a module that reduces the odds of getting your can jacked.  The Giant Secure Container.  Seriously, it’s a real module.  Already implemented in-game.  You can put these in your hauler, take them out, anchor them near the rocks, fill them and then empty them out safely without worrying about can-flippers!  Jet Can mining has gone from being an unintended consequence of the jettison can itself, to now apparently being this sacred cow that CCP will protect at the cost of it’s player-base.

Wait there might be consequences?

Greyscale says people in EvE can do dumb things if they choose.  I agree.  I just wonder what exactly his definition of stupid is.  Jet Cans are unsecure.  You can ask anyone.  There are options to secure your ore.  Orcas if you hug them, giant secure containers, your own cargohold.  Heck have a hauler right there so you can use a jet can as a transfer can.  No one bothers with that anymore.

Let’s look at the term “Jettison” for a second.  From


[jet-uh-suhn, -zuhn]  Show IPA

verb (used with object)

1. to cast (goods) overboard in order to lighten a vessel oraircraft or to improve its stability in an emergency.
2. to throw off (something) as an obstacle or burden; discard.
3. Cards . to discard (an unwanted card or cards).
Boy they must really want those rocks to throw them overboard, discard them even!
Let new players learn to play.  Encourage them to join corps to teach them proper mining.  If CCP finds that can-flipping is a problem, the solution is education.  Fancy Hats has provided that for years.  Don’t try to bring the mountain to Mohammed if you make this easier they will scream all the moreso when someone steals their can in a noob frigate and then a hauler takes the ore off safely.  What then?  You cannot protect people from their own stupidity.  You can try to educate them, or let them suffer.  Insulating them just makes it hurt worse in the end.

I'm using it every time I can


About Corelin

An Eve playing Fool who occasionally writes about the shenanigans he and his minions get up to.

Posted on March 23, 2012, in CCP Hijinx, Things You Should Know About. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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