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New Eden has never been in danger of running short on villains. In fact, depending on one’s point of view, just about everyone is a villain. “My side is good, their side is evil”, seems to be at the heart of much of EVE political thought. It is likely a simple fact of the human condition that we need someone to be the target our aggression. When there is no true reason for animosity, one can be easily fabricated and rapidly embraced. Nero blamed the Christians for the burning of Rome. Hitler blamed the Jews for the downfall of Germany. The Star Belly Sneetches of course, laid a whole host of wrong doings at the feet of the Plain Belly Sneetches.

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In the context of a game, hatred is not such a bad thing. Large fleet ops and timers can be pure drudgery so a good motivator is needed to fill the ranks. To paraphrase Gordon Gekko, ‘I am not a destroyer of corporations. I am a liberator of them! The point is, ladies and gentleman, that animosity, for lack of a better word, is good. Animosity is right, it works. Hate clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the EVE-olutionary spirit’. EVE is a game of conflict and conflict is best when driven with just the right amount of malice to make it sweet.

There are also those people we hate beyond the political aspects of the game. In any sandbox, there will always be those people who love to knock over castles and throw sand in peoples’ faces. These individuals often earn our malice just because the way they play tends to piss us off. Forums are filled with threads detailing their evil impact on the game and calling for some sort of remedy. I am curious as to who are the biggest scumbags in all of New Eden. I pose this question not to pass judgement on anyone’s playstyle. You pay your money and you enjoy the game in the manner you see fit. As long as someone is not breaking the EULA then it is all fair game. I am only looking at this in terms of who are generally deemed lower on the social scale of EVE by the general population. EVE players being what we are, most will find a place on the top of such a list as a badge honor. It is a sign they have made an impact. Roman soldiers were paid in part with salt and there is no better salt than that harvested from tears.

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I pose this question to each of you; who are the biggest low-lifes in EVE? Is it ‘the AWOXer’, ‘the Trade Hub Spammer’, or ‘the Recruitment Scammer’ or something completely different? Who are your top three bottom-dwellers? Post your list in the comments section. One note; please keep your selections to types of activity rather than corporations or other political entities.

Your Drinking Buddy,

Rupert Foulmouth

33 Comments

  1. GrouchyOldGamer

    I don’t dislike groups of people in this game. I may tease my opponents but if they weren’t here it would be a pretty dull game. People who let animosity in Eve leak into their real lives have always struck me as socially autistic.

    February 27, 2015 at 08:18 Reply
    1. lol

      True words,Its sad that people forget that this terrible thing we call eve is in fact a game.

      February 27, 2015 at 09:27 Reply
    2. MyName

      But people also forget that this game of Eve also apply in game consequences that affect real life entities that all lead down to loss of money. One can always say that if you don’t want the consequences then don’t play the game. Ok… then that defeats the entire model of the game where its mechanics do affect you in real life. The risk and reward balance that make Eve the game that it is. The unfortunate thing is that the game forces everyone that play to deal with the danger of getting greafed on an equal level… in full force. There is no real area of the game where one is truly protected. So the dilemma is there and the limitation is that activities that may not be morally good is allowed, but there are no mechanics to fight or inflict consequence of such unethical behavior. It is unfortunate. Some people may find it a good in-game activity to be patient and inflict consequence to say….. scammers?

      February 27, 2015 at 22:35 Reply
  2. Thatguy

    If i had to hate one “group” of Eve dwellers, it would have to be bots. Mining, Ratting. Whatever. Botters, who both make the world cheaper and reduce the competitive market ability of our human manufacturers / ratters / miners, whatever.

    Sure, the chore is dull, but why is your time more valuable than mine?

    I could say Awoxer is also a pretty low form of life, but i haven’t been bothered by one of those for a very long time. So. I guess I’ll leave my other two choices open for decision later.

    February 27, 2015 at 09:46 Reply
  3. trollsroyce

    There are higher moralistic rulesets than to follow a 20 year lifespan video game EULA. Not that I care, but the phrase “as long as it’s within the game” is meaningless. The truly meaningful villains take it out of that small box, and the actually definitive rules are in play regardless whether it’s out of the game or in it.

    To keep to the game setting of morale through EULA is the essence of roleplay, so in that sense it’s winning in the RPG.

    The golden medium is to bait people with RP about keeping within EULA, while ignoring it yourself, thus keeping an appearance of a victor in multiple layers of the _game.

    February 27, 2015 at 09:53 Reply
  4. rischwa

    To me it is everyone who tries to “extract tears” without any in game advantage behind it regularly.

    For a simple reason. When you do that it has no longer something to do with the game.

    You as a person are trying to get another person (not the a character, but the player behind) to suffer with the solely reason that you find it somewhat funny if others (real people) are suffering.

    And yes that means if you do that, that you are a dick in RL and you were the one who took it out of the game into RL!

    February 27, 2015 at 11:27 Reply
    1. Matterall

      Very well said

      February 27, 2015 at 23:30 Reply
    2. eee

      fact

      February 28, 2015 at 01:38 Reply
    3. bob loblaw

      mmm yes…sweet delicious tears

      March 2, 2015 at 15:11 Reply
  5. GoonsPropagander

    Everyone playing this game is a sick F in RL, in my experience.

    February 27, 2015 at 20:24 Reply
  6. bob

    Pretty much all scammers. Sure they have fun scamming but they don’t add anything to the game or game content. I remember awhile back couple of guys scamming another guy who was getting ready to ship out to iraq out of his supercap. Scamming takes away from not only the game but from RL. Pretty much everyone else, even gankers, offer some form of content that other pilots can talk about.

    February 27, 2015 at 21:54 Reply
    1. Kyeudo

      Scammers have a major impact upon the game. Because of them, people look with suspicion upon their fellow players. No one in Eve trusts anybody in Eve without a good reason. You do your homework or you lose all your money. Scammers set the tone for the game in a very big way.

      February 27, 2015 at 22:47 Reply
      1. bob

        Oh no a spying is very different then a scamming. Scammers are the ones sitting around making up fake contracts and trying to botch trades in station. But yes many character types who would spy would also scam.

        February 28, 2015 at 01:36 Reply
  7. F&%@ You, I'm the worst ..l.,

    19 (And below) year old CEOs or alliance leaders. Guys and girls who think they can lead a corporation into Null sec having never gone themselves.
    Also…
    People with ambition.
    People with goals.
    Moon miners.
    T2 BPO holders.
    CCP Rise (You bastard, what the hell are you doing to my Tengu)

    These are the worst people in the world and should be treated as such. Their crimes against humanity far exceed those of Hitler and Stalin.

    February 28, 2015 at 00:32 Reply
  8. Tora Fanboy

    Not the worst player or the most powerful in any way, but when it comes to highest ranked bottom-dweller my list is clear: the guy even have a banner im looking at right now: Tora Bushido “for CSM”. lol, just a sad guy with a bloated ego.

    2nd is highsec “pvp” people in general, and 3rd is their lovely pray of highsec mission-robots.

    And all those saying scammers etc are bad.. their only bad if your retarded enough to fall for their tricks.

    February 28, 2015 at 12:46 Reply
  9. bob loblaw

    Minmatar.
    They are subhuman peasants.

    March 2, 2015 at 15:14 Reply
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