Oh Look, the Miners are Pissed
Posted by Corelin
Color me a stunning shade of not-surprised-at-all. It’s kind of a very noncommittal grey.
Let’s review the last little while for miners.
- Their products weren’t worth diddly squat because there were a dozen other sources for them. CCP nerfed the other sources, removing all T1 drops from missions. Prices haven’t skyrocketed but they have gone up gradually since then.
- They were getting ganked constantly by dirt-cheap destroyers, cleaving through their naturally low hit point buffers like a chainsaw through lard. Rather than say HTFU and “Tank Your Ship” CCP buffs the hell out of mining barges. Which the miners hilariously still fail to tank all too often.
So now they are getting bumped, and ganked again. BIG surprise. CCP has even said bumping is not a petition able action. So far anyway. The mountain has come to Mohammed before and I suspect it will again. The big difference between the two groups continues to be not one of playstyle, but one of outlook. One side sees challenges, finds ways to have fun within the system, and when their sacred cows are smashed they find a new one. The other side treats their sacred cow as an irreplaceable object and regards interference with it as heresy. When the gankers/bumpers/jerks are made to change things, they find a way to adjust their playstyle to continue having their fun. The other side lets their public face be completely dominated by rubes who simply do not want to be playing a multiplayer game (except for the part where someone else pays them for their efforts) while displaying a very unwholesome disregard for their own responsibilities with regards to things like safety.
Now I’m not saying all carebears are like this. Fancy Hats slid by many a target during Hulkageddon that was well tanked, that was well prepared, and we whiffed on a few that managed to surprise us as well. In addition there’s people like Mabrick show a very different face for the bearish folk of EvE. The problem is the forum warriors are, well, caricature-ish and the drek they spew in local when folks like James 315 start bashing on them makes me cringe. The issue with these folks isn’t that they aren’t being pandered to, because they have been, the issue is they want to have their cake, eat it, be able to sell it to someone else, and STILL have and eat it. Eventually they will run into EvE and they will A) Grow or B) Leave and EvE will be better for it.
I don’t mind people leaving EvE because they aren’t compatible with the game. It reminds me of the old Winston Churchill Quote
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
if you aren’t offending anyone, you probably aren’t driving anyone wild with delight. I’ll take the days I squeal with joy in return for the days I bash my head against the keyboard, throw my headset across the room or crush the power button and start drinking heavily immediately, without bothering to try to get my pod out. Yes I’ve done all those things. I learned. I grew. I do them less now. They are the price of admission for the awesomeness I get to experience some days.