Would be a good time to take over some goon turf wouldn't it?
Would be a good time to take over some goon turf wouldn't it?
This is cool, I tend to get bored of MMOs easily but if events like this were taking place every couple of months it would be awesome to witness. Not necessarily on the same scale.
Those kinds of things are what I'd love to be apart of when it came to EVE, but I feel that if I started playing it again I'd end up doing what I did last time: mundane missions in a dingy little ship. Also, that god damn perpetual motion device had me running zooming all over space wondering what the hell I had to do.
Man, everything from EvE just sounds fucking awesome. I thought of trying to get into it but I feel like I'll be late to the party and get raped in outer space.
I tried it, but I just can't get into the combat style. I like space games like freelancer.
But I was reading up on those titans...
They seriously cost over 1000 fucking dollars?!
Oh wait, yeah around 7 thousand. That's just fucking insane.
This is like hulkageddon.
Goonswarm buyin up a shitload of minerals and then killing all mining ships for a week so the prices go up.
Then they sell their minerals and get filthy rich.
Well hope there's a video of it when it comes, gonna be awesome. I only played the trial.
Do you want to play a 15 minute match of Call of Duty that you won’t remember the next day, or do you want to spend four months manufacturing 14,000 Thrashers to do this?
Um sorry I think I'll take the 15 minute match.
This is true cyber terrorism. I wish I could be in the game to see it happen.
When Mittani was on the flight home, he realized what he had done and profusefly apologized to the player both in-game (gave the player all of his in-game currency, a sum which I imagine would hover in the hundreds of billions if not trillions of ISK, and a shit-ton of objects as well.), and in real life. Mittani also resigned from his elected position as Chairman of the Council of Stellar Management (after winning the election by a record number of votes, somewhere in the 10,000+ region).
Oh god what if goonswarm like, turned into this big evil badass empire in the game eventually
Then a group of good guys teammed up stop them once and for all
Then there'd be the super battles between the swarm and actual legit good players/tacticians, with various war strategies and everything
Would be so fucking bad-ass. I'd totally get in on that if it wasn't for the fact that EVE is bascially a visual representation of an excel spreadsheet.
google Goonswarm vs. BoB, it's an epic yarn.
Basically, Goonswarm collapsed Band of Brother's giant in-game empire with metagaming spy tactics, where they acquired corporation passwords (via a BoB defector) which allowed them to shut down BoB's entire defensive infrastructure across dozens of star systems. Later, they trapped most of BoB's fleet in a single NPC station, to which they laid a month-long siege. Goonswarm lost most pitched battles, but as in any conflict in EVE, the winner is determined by whoever is having the most fun, and Goonswarm's nature of camaraderie and suicide attacks allowed them to prevail. Before BoB's ultimate collapse, they were resorting to "red pen operations" where every player was required to participate in attacks, and any player who didn't show up was kicked out of the alliance.
Over the years, Goonswarm has lost power and prominence with the decline of Something Awful. They're still an everpresent force in Eve politics, but they're mostly just space dicks now. They lost the bulk of their organization when their CEO resigned and took half the alliance's assets with him sometime last year.
And that's just to build it.
To actually fully operate a titan, you need to drop billions on fuel, you need a good pilot (fully mastering Titan piloting skills take roughly a year,) and you need fleets to support the titan and you need fleets that the titan will be supporting.
They aren't even cost-effective in battle. Their value comes entirely from their ability to teleport and support fleets.
Didn't CCP base the 'Causality' Trailer on the BoB/Goonswarm affairs?
Whats even more funny is you sitting there in a Thrasher of your own, podding the goons who get killed by CONCORD.
Wow. I've never played EVE but this livestream I'm watching. Jesus. That station's fucked.
Also rich faggots in super expensive but ultimately useless shiny versions of other ships "Faction Ships" that cost 20 times the regular ship for 1 extra weapon slot.
There are hundreds and hundreds of corporations in Goonswarm and IIRC they have like 2000-3000 players in their alliance and are the largest force in the game.
Not only was this the first ever Titan kill in game but it was also THE FIRST Titan to ever be produced. That was a glorious day. Brings back amazing memories.
Also, if anyone would like to shoot me a 21 day free trial, I'd really appreciate it. This looks like something I'd like to try and if I could try it for another week for free before deciding that'd be awesome. I feel like this could be my last summer free-time killer before I'm off to college.
Every single goon pilot has a 'Jump Clone' installed in their main base in their own territory. All they'd have to do is dock at a station and clone jump back home and they're good to go.
Also "Taking territory" is a very long process that requires a lot of capitol investment. It's not something you can just waltz in and go "Yeah this is mine now k"
The Goons are actually smashing everything in Jita so hard, YET PEOPLE STILL UNDOCK FREIGHTERS, IT'S SO RETARDED.
PC Gamer article regarding the attacks.
I'm starting to understand why CCP is somewhat supporting this. Not only would not supporting it go against their game model, but the amount of publicity this is generating is insane.
Am I mistaken or hasn't something like this happened before? Perhaps for a different game, where thousands of players teamed up against a specific target. It was all over the internet.
Will they just endlessly assault the base or do their ships not regenerate? Will the assault just end the minute they lose all their ships?
When they die they'll be able to fly in a pod back to a station, which they probably have a shit ton of them ready to jump in and they'll just fly back.
Not sure if these numbers are correct but it's from a few goon sources that were on Reddit.
They have 14,000 Tornado Battlecruisers and 100,000+ Thrashers, if that's true then they could literally keep this up for weeks.
First death threat of Burn Jita! Huzzah!
I'm gonna resub to this game (After my 30 days of doing NOTHING ) but not sure if to wait this incident out first or not.