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Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2004.08.17 10:42:00 - [1]

Well, what a night I had !!! Names and locations withheld to protect the stupid.

I was given a tip about a macro miner and went over to take a look. Sure enough, there's this guy in an apoc with 8 miner 2's and 9 harvies in 0.9 mining plag with a second account hauling for him. He was mining into cans called abc and xyz, identical small amounts each time.

I dropped a can of my own and filled it, no response. Didn't even try to take it back. Stole a bestower load, no response. Blocked his hauler in for 20 mins, no response. OK, he's definetely running a macro, off I go to fit an expanded hold.

120k of plag later i'm knackered, thinking of turning in for the night, one more trip. I warp to his can and......He's been disconnected and his 9 harvies are floating there!!

It takes me forever to get there but I grab 8, he's disconnected for some time, maybe his macro crashed his game? He's realised there's something wrong, probably no mining laser sounds in the background while he's watching telly or something. he relogs and grabs the 9th harvie.

He accuses me of hacking him and crashing his game. I offer him his harvies back for 30 mill and he declines. I escrow them for 32 mill and they sell within 5 mins. The pile of plag is by now almost an afterthought but I refine that for another 1.4 mill and turn in.

Yep, my best night ever !!

Posted - 2004.08.17 10:55:00 - [2]

heh ,good for you tenaj, still yet to fing one myself, but i'll keep lookingVery Happy

Luc Boye
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2004.08.17 11:35:00 - [3]

That's one funny sig you got Tenaj.

Sankkasen Mining Conglomerate
On the Rocks
Posted - 2004.08.17 11:46:00 - [4]

Tsk when will they learn that cheating never pays Razz

SqueakyClean Cleaning
Posted - 2004.08.17 11:57:00 - [5]

Congrats there Tenaj, one can only hope for such a large haul... I've been trying to get in contact with you in game. You are a very hard person to get in touch with.

Axemaker Inc
Posted - 2004.08.17 12:06:00 - [6]

You should have reported him so he could be banned as well as losing his ore and drones. I say, if the rest of us have to sit there and constantly drag ore from our holds to our can every 60 seconds, then everyone ELSE should have to also.

Figures there's always SOMEONE out there who will try to cheat. Evil or Very Mad

Though I never thought I'd see Tenaj as the 'goodguy' (or gal) in a situation. Wink

Posted - 2004.08.17 12:09:00 - [7]

Can i ask what on earth a macro is? YARRRR!!

The Scope
Posted - 2004.08.17 12:27:00 - [8]

I've only managed to get the odd couple of harvies as mostly only one or two seem to deactivate when people are using macros like that. Its actually good fun to steal ore from them to hear their abuse when they find out their plan to abuse the game for profit has failed and someone else has successfully taken the ore they spent the night mining.
Sounds like you had a good night Tenaj!

M34t p0p s1ckle Manufacturing
Privateer Alliance
Posted - 2004.08.17 12:53:00 - [9]


Nice one Tenaj..

Good to have you guys around to keep those macro miners on their toes mehehehe.

Dragon Wolf Enterprises
Posted - 2004.08.17 13:05:00 - [10]

Very nice.

Rod Blaine
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2004.08.17 14:41:00 - [11]


Can I ask you ore taking guys a favour ?

I dont mind you stealing my ore, since i dont have any and will never have any. And if I would I'd just protect myself some way.

But can you please make sure to report the name of every character found using macros in mining ? After you rob him blind of course.

Oh, and a tip, try bumping their harvesters around a bit, they might deactivate so you can pick em up too.

I really really despise macro miners ever since identical exploits did some considerable damage to a game I once favoured.

Rob em and report em please. Or else mail me their ingame location and names and I'll be along to do my bit of harm to them as well.

Posted - 2004.08.17 16:59:00 - [12]

Tenaj for President(ess) or whatever the proper term is.

LaughingVery HappyVery HappyVery HappyVery Happy

Axemaker Inc
Posted - 2004.08.17 17:56:00 - [13]

Originally by: PaulLRyan
Tenaj for President(ess) or whatever the proper term is.

LaughingVery HappyVery HappyVery HappyVery Happy

I wouldn't go that far... Maybe 'Least hated ore thief of the day' award, but that's about it.

CCP Eris Discordia

Posted - 2004.08.17 19:20:00 - [14]

Please file an exploit petition when you suspect someone is a macro miner. We do not discuss exploit on the forums and therefore I have to lock this thread.


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