|Hergorn Val Hallen, Captain Extraordinaire!|
Now those closest to me know that’s because I started playing a MMO
(Massive Multiplayer Online Game*) during the holidays and have not stopped so far. The how they know is because of my frequent attempt to relate numerous game stories during an (however slight) silence in a conversation. So they know.
The aforementioned MMO would be Eve Online sometimes described as
“Spreadsheets in Space”. It has its faults to be sure but so far I've fallen in love with it and the spaceships and the atmosphere.
See, almost everything is player driven so you can find a human under pretty much everything. And as we know humans can be a fun, unpredictable and sometimes a silly lot.
Take for example this small incident that happened to me two days ago.
I had to go to a Solar System that was 18 jumps away and if that doesn't mean anything to you let’s say I had to spend 20 minutes staring at my ship go from system to system. (There is an autopilot but it’s horrendously slow and someone could blow you up on the way).
So as I entered a new system I wrote a little greeting to all the players in it full aware that someone might take it wrongly and try to kill me.
So after a quite typical greeting this happened.
Hergorn Val Hallen > Salutations to the brave spacefearers in this unique region of Bagodan! (Famous for its amazing edible crabs!)
NOTIFICATION FROM SYSTEM
A bounty of 100.000k has been placed on your head by Jenny Smith*.
(After a few seconds of thought I responded)
NOTIFICATION FROM SYSTEM
You have placed a bounty of 100.001 on Jenny Smith.
Jenny Smith > You want to start a bounty war?
Hergorn Val Hallen > Congratulations on our mutual bountyful status!
Jenny Smith > Congratulations on being the first to place a bounty on me.
Hergorn Val Hallen > It would have been inconsiderably rude of me not to offer the same...nay to defeat the amount that you have honoured me with.
Hergorn Val Hallen > I wish you well against the surely hundreds that will try to claim our bounties!
Jenny Smith > I seriously doubt that for 100k
Hergorn Val Hallen > Yes, I doubt it too..... Just trying to add some drama in an otherwise weary life :(
Jenny Smith > O.o
Jenny Smith > should spice it up >_>
Hergorn Val Hallen > Ore selling...You are in definite need of spicing then.
Jenny Smith > .-.
Jenny Smith > Ready for a "bounty bidding war"?
Jenny Smith > i have duplicates of my implants at ships at my cloned station
Jenny Smith > so I can’t lose.
Hergorn Val Hallen > If that would entail us trying to outbid each other then I would surely lose... I am penniless.
Jenny Smith > Can’t be too penniless placing 100k on me
Hergorn Val Hallen > 100.001 to be correct.
Hergorn Val Hallen > I am prone to impulse, I have but a half million left in the world
Jenny Smith > 100k plus 1
Hergorn Val Hallen > Yes! My wealth in the world
Jenny Smith > half a million...like only 500 000 isk?
Jenny Smith > Thats ridiculously low
Hergorn Val Hallen > But I’m ridiculously new and lazy
Hergorn Val Hallen > So it suits like a card to a deck
Jenny Smith > a week old
Jenny Smith > but still 500k is pretty bad for a week
Hergorn Val Hallen > Oh yes I spend what I earn
Jenny Smith >You should spend 50% of what you earn
Hergorn Val Hallen > Truly a more accurate simulation of a real life predicament there never was :(
Jenny Smith > but 500k?
Jenny Smith > So all I would need to do was put a few hundred thousand more on your head and i win?
Hergorn Val Hallen > You are indeed, correct.
Jenny Smith > So, How much isk do you have exactly?
Hergorn Val Hallen > 417.321
Hergorn Val Hallen > Now 401.212, I bought a drone.
Jenny Smith > 401.212
Jenny Smith > give me a minute
Hergorn Val Hallen > Shall I time you?
Jenny Smith > That was maybe more than a minute I was doing calculations
Hergorn Val Hallen > 3 seconds to spare.
NOTIFICATION FROM SYSTEM
You have received a Player Donation for 3.893.000 IsK.
Jenny Smith > I gave you isk instead of bountying you
Hergorn Val Hallen > Madam?
Jenny Smith > I'll just kill myself with one of my alts
Jenny Smith > but still 100k bounty when i have 1k times that worth in implants >.>
Hergorn Val Hallen > I apologise for the inconvenience :(
Jenny Smith > no inconvenience
(A few minutes of pleasant conversation ensue)
Hergorn Val Hallen > I must flee now!
Jenny Smith > Why you fleeing?
Hergorn Val Hallen > Must watch the Hobbit 3d in approximately 25 minutes
Hergorn Val Hallen > and its 20 minute walk
Jenny Smith > Oh shit that’s out now?
Jenny Smith > jog there
Jenny Smith > previews are an additional 15 minutes >.>
Hergorn Val Hallen > Will do
Hergorn Val Hallen > Nice to meet you Ms Smith.
Hergorn Val Hallen > Farewell!
Jenny Smith > Later
Jenny Smith has added you as a contact with Very Good Standing.
You have logged off.
Now there are many guides on Eve,guidance for making money, tricks in tactics and tips for everything else.
So now I will tell you a tip that hasn't been said yet.
Being ridiculous...ly nice sometimes pays and is always worth it.
*[I've replaced all names (Except my own) to avoid annoying stuff]
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