Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Suddenly Giveaway - No. 2

Just a quick post because I am on vacation. The 2nd Suddenly Ninjas Giveaway is close by. On Wednesday, Dec 29. 18:30 eve-time there will be a free ship again, possibly in Amarr space. Read Aiden's blog for details, and join "suddenlygiveaway" an hour before the event starts for details.

Good luck! And remember: TEARS does not always stand for unfair tricks!

Monday, 20 December 2010

Suddenly Giveaway - No. 1 (updated)

The first of our series of live events "Suddenly Giveaway" will take place on Dec 21st. at 17:30 EVE time somewhere in Jita. One lucky pilot will receive a free ship! If you are interested you better join the "suddenlygiveaway" ingame channel at least an hour early, and you better start training Caldari battleships, just in case...


The first giveaway is over. ZENO116 is now the lucky owner of a Scorpion battleship, along with everything he needs for a nice christmas party like some spiced wine, tobacco, and a damsel (among other things Aiden had in his hangar). This lady alone is worth 20million (or more) on contracts should he ever decide to sell her. Slightly more than 20 people showed up in our giveaway channel "suddenlygiveaway", but many suspected a trap and didn't dare to join.

The prize

The first participants show up. They have to catch the ship in a pod and try to board it as soon as Aiden ejects.

The winner. Congratulations man!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Suddenly Giveaway

Wow, it has been some time since my last update. First of all I'd like to give a shout-out to Garheade and Chainer Cygnus from the EVE Commune podcast. They mentioned my latest entry because of the conversation with SEA Elder1 some time ago. Well, the story about this guy is STILL not over yet. Ninjas are persistent. Because a lot of people asked for it I am going to update the whole story once we are done with him.
EVE-Commune is a very interesting podcast about EVE blogs, and Garheade and Chainer are doing a great job on keeping their listeners up-to-date about what's going on in the blogosphere.

What really keeps my fellow directors and me busy is a lot of paperwork behind the scenes. There might be some radical changes for TEARS on the horizon (hint: it might have something to do with Incursions), and major changes to the forums, a new website, and new alliance logo need attention. Hopefully we're done with it some time during January and I can focus more on actually playing the game.

But wait, there are some ingame activities, too. Suddenly Ninjas Live Events! In order to advertise our alliance (we might need new pilots next year), and to stroke our e-peens we are going to give away FREE SHIPS. Our CEO Aiden goes into detail about how it works in his blog, and in the EVE-O forum.

That's it for now. Short entry is short. Expect more about our Live Events soon!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Making friends

TEARS is really booming lately. From an almost pure salvaging collective we broadened our horizon and are now involved in almost all things criminal in New Eden. And we receive feedback from many more or less happy customers.

Credit for this evemail goes to ninja April Rainier

jerking off
From: SEA Elder1
Sent: 2010.10.25 01:34

was kiled by amember of ur corp
offered bogger off
enjoyed it kiling weak
were smal so
but i offered him til tom twelve a 2000 men alliance
.even this he didnt agree o..

wot i want is 130 mill for the ship i lost
and the stuff he stole- AFTER i said him
all over
please gimme a notice of how u usually deal with those _'issues'
alliance will war deck u 3month
if one of us is offended or even attacked 6 months

last offer to april rainer was tomorrow 12

i wait

Uh, this is serious. Luckily fellow director JordanParey is very good at adapting to other peoples thinking and speech.

Re: FW: jerking off
From: JordanParey
Sent: 2010.10.25 05:28

u offer tomorrow twelve a 2000 men alliance wardeck
to April Rainier for poppin ship
130m rite?
we dont have 130m give to you or stuff stolen
have luck find other corp with isk

find other corp take money and wardeck with alliance
we ar all no isk

i wait your reply

Suddenly Ninjas Director
pain of having idiotic corp members
From: SEA Elder1
Sent: 2010.10.25 11:57

i have a friend running an alliance with 28 corps

ur corpy behaved like an idiot iv already talked to a friend im thinking of paying him 350 mill toa 3months war declaration
wot u goin to loose is surely more money than 350. they wld see it as alliance war training he said.
think u wld loose more than 350 as well if they attack u.
1 positive thing is that u communicated normally. in contary to rainier

so u gave u a chance and me to think abouts it

he stole the things of my wreck even thats the minimum to get those things back to me if u have no isk as u said

So giving back the stolen things and a reasonable offer from ur side to rethink abouts it. as i lost 3 expensive rig
stolen things and half a megathron are ok for me this isk u have as 225 men corp.

the decision making process in this alliance if their gonna war deck u for 350 is going on already
so react quick as possible please each offence or attack to me or one of my corp members will be another 3months war deck i offered rainier and u hereby

stolen things back as gauss guns and mediation repairer and a raw megathron is beond ur argumentation of having no isk cos the war will cost u surely more react quick !

sea 1
Re: pain of having idiotic corp members
From: JordanParey
Sent: 2010.10.26 07:28

pls not wardeck we poor is why we steal an lootsalvage
you pay 350mil for 130mil ship you have more money we not rich no buy ships
we can make rig tho tell me which one?

i donno corpman still has stole things he try buy new freggate ship today.
i not make promis i maybes not able keep. also sorry for type my english not so good i from small town lithuania
isee if i finmise i maybes not able keep

To be continued...

The next one comes from fellow ninja EpicZA. One day he and a friend were bored so they decided to go to a wormhole and yoink some things. Like a POS, fully faction fitted T3 ships, things like that. The former owner, however, is not amused:

Z > so after im done making every single person you know IRL rage quit, im going to come after you
Z > you can make it all stop, give me back everything you took
Z > otherwise, gibbo, cc, caba, tubmels, they are going to suffer for your actions
Z > then im going to come after you
Z > cc is about to loose his toon, you can see the war dec
Z > you think hes going to take that ligightly cause I dont
Z > enjoy your real life when folks in your home town are pissed at you over a video game
Z > :)
> haha dam you really are pissed hey
Z > nope mate, im not pissed at all
> well by taking it out on people who had nothing to do with?
> that sounds over the top
Z > no matty see that is justice, im going to mkae you hurt
Z > then im going to make you quit
> you got screwed over in a game which is revolved around screwing people over and you clearly cant take it
Z> I told you I was a bad person and I am, and the people who would stop me they are mad enough to let me do it
> how do you think the guy felt about losing his pos
Z> no matty im going to screw you over
Z> yea matty, but I trusted you and that's the diffrence
Z> you weret an enemy and now you are
Z> you have 6 billion worht of shit
Z> simple word matty, betrayal
> im not going to measure my e-penis with you Z, shit happens.
> in a game that is all about betrayal????
Z> not epeen matty
Z> you had the first guy today show up at your house, PISSED
Z> you think hes going to be the last
Z > hope it was worth it
> yeah i did
Z> how many folks do I know in your home town
> the fact that you involved a game with my personal life is sad
Z> have fun getting a pizza when the guy next to you in angry about a vedio game
Z> hey matty did ya thing I was going to let you go
Z> cc suffrered
Z> who's next matty
Z> remember matty its just a game
> i know it is
> so havent you taken it a bit far
Z> when all your mates rage quit because of you, because you fucked up, one by one----
Z> when they suffer because of you
Z> enjjoy
Z> then im going to come after you
Z> keep you camped in station
Z> then your mate epic, his tears iwill be the best
Z> already got the first pod of many to come
Z> look at your corp history and then go look at the directors corp history
> and then?
> wet myself?
Z> no < > there are a lot of folks comming after you
Z> after your mates are done quitting first
> i guess you better hit those L4's then
Z> please CC just gave me 2 billion to hunt you down with
Z> I dont need isk,
Z> see matty MAFIA, you know what that means already dont you :)
> yeah :) it got you pretty good?

If you are in a big 0.0 alliance, this is your time to expand. Because, you know, your neighbour alliances are most likely on the move to highsec right now, hunting ninjas...

Friday, 13 August 2010


I warped into Kel'en's mission but before I was able to loot anything he started shooting his own wrecks and calling me names in local. Then he jumped through the gate into the next room of his mission. I left, thinking I'd wait a few minutes for him to produce some new wrecks first. When I came back five minutes later I saw this:

Bad Karma? I could't resist and left a can for him, then I looted his stuff.

Of ransoms and bad luck

I haven't been to amarrian space for ages so I decided to pack my stuff and go on a roam through Domain. My very first newbie toon was an Amarr so going there is almost like coming home. Systems like Ashab, Youl, Penirgman, and so on remind me on my early attemts on can-flipping and running starter missions. Clueless as I was in my very first frigate even some level 1 missions were tricky.

Arriving at my first waypoint, Chaven, I started scanning a bit and found a Paladin Marauder in a mission. A quick ship scan revealed this:

Jackpot? I looted a few small wrecks and this guy locked me and opened fire. It is quite hard to get aggro from Marauders. These beasts are so expensive, and they have everything they need to loot and salvage while they go, so the pilots either don't shoot, or there are no wrecks to loot and salvage for the ninja. Anyway, he shot and off I warped to get some bigger ship.

When I got back to the mission gate, the directional scanner indicated the missionrunner left his mission. I was pondering what to do when all of a sudden he came back out of nowhere and bumped into the gate right next to me. I quickly engaged and went into a close orbit.
Just to be safe I also asked a friend in a logistic ship to come and provide repairs, but as it turned out the battleship's guns didn't manage to track me anyway. He launched a flight of medium ECM drones, but luckily they never managed to jam me until my own drones killed all of them.

I was slowly grinding through the Paladin's heavy armor tank when all of a sudden one of his alliance mates showed up. This guy was not allowed to shoot me, but he started to repair his trapped friend's ship. With remote shield repairs.
Had he used remote armor repair modules I would have had a hard time dealing enough damage. When the Marauder entered structure the enemy pilot tried to start a conversation, but with all those faction and deadspace modules right under my nose I didn't want to talk! In a shiny ball of fire his ship exploded, and I quickly set my disruptor on his friend and shot his repair cruiser as well.
Then I looted the wreck and found... almost nothing. Checking the killmail I noticed the guy in the repair ship looted the most valuable loot from the Marauder (worth several hundred million) and everything he took was destroyed when I blew up his repair cruiser.

Talk about bad luck. I am sure had I accepted his chat request earlier I could have negotiated a ransom.

The next day I met another trigger happy missionrunner. He was doing a mission in an Apocalypse battleship and when he blew up the structure with the mission objective I quickly zoomed to the can and looted it. It didn't take long until the battleship locked me and opened fire. Here is the conversation in local:
TheSoulOfTheSith > why did u steal it?
TheSoulOfTheSith > u want isk?

Scopique > it was just some random loot, wasn't it?
TheSoulOfTheSith > ni i needed to complete the mission i was on
TheSoulOfTheSith > no*
TheSoulOfTheSith > so are you gonna give it back?

Scopique > oh, damn, i didn't even know that sorry :)
TheSoulOfTheSith > ah, so could we meet in an astroid belt and you give it back?
Scopique > i ejected it at your mission gate, sorry again
TheSoulOfTheSith > ah ok

Heh, you guessed it right?

TheSoulOfTheSith > douche
TheSoulOfTheSith > wtf

TheSoulOfTheSith > i give u isk

Scopique > 50 mil 30 sec

TheSoulOfTheSith > there

TheSoulOfTheSith > stop plz

Scopique > here you go

dukeinator > scopique give soul the item back for free or ill make u

Scopique > i really ejected the mission item at his gate

Scopique > i keep my word after all

I often forget to ask for a ransom, but it's easy money indeed. Loot from t2 fit battleships isn't that good most of the time and I don't even need to bother with hauling and selling the stuff.

A bit later it worked again, this time even faster:

Scopique > 50 mil and i go
Scopique > 30 sec

Alhor'Ek'Tabar > fine

Scopique > ok, here you go

This guy was so cool when he paid and I turned off my warp disruptor he didn't leave but went on with his mission as if nothing happened. I know many pirates and also ninjas do not honor ransom but kill the ships anyway but I prefer it like this. Maybe I can work on a reputation. If they are willing to pay, then they may leave or go on with what they do.

In corp chat:

Schmetterflug > Do you let them live after they payed u?
Scopique > yes. i am the nice guy :)

Saint Lucifer > wierdo

Nice try

Recently in a random local:

Drake Saamdur > I am a single father and my daughter has decided to live her life as a man. I am paying for her breast reduction surgery but this has put me short of money. Please send ISK so I can afford a PLEX. Thanks.

Well, at least he tried. Comment of a corpmate when I linked it in our chat:
waagstrom > I was in a guild with a tranny about 2 years ago
waagstrom > he was posting pics of his new tits on the guild forums
waagstrom > shit was gross but sorta hot