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NG4ge
AUF EX
Posted - 2011.02.17 08:51:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: NG4ge on 17/02/2011 08:52:06
...does it take for you to not care anymore?

Let me explain.

When I first started I had a massive fear of loss. After playing for a few years the fear of loss became less and less until now I just don't care (depending on the ship of course)

How many ships did you lose before you just didnt care anymore??

Jamaican Herbsman
I Love You Mary Jane
Posted - 2011.02.17 09:03:00 - [2]
 

For me it wasn't the amount of losses, it was the amount of isk. When I noticed I can support my playing with quite little effort with plex and still pvp with semi expensive ships, I didn't care about losing anymore. I'm not pvping in any officer fitted ships though, but I do have faction mods fitted almost every time.

Jokerface666
Amarr
Posted - 2011.02.17 09:06:00 - [3]
 

1 Industrial and 2 Harbingers :-)
THen it was like "fu** it i'm gonna defent myself" other popped, and then it was like "I WANT MOAR BLOOD!"

Arec Evisnetni
Posted - 2011.02.17 09:14:00 - [4]
 

It depends on many factors for me.

I mean, losing an ishtar in under less than 5 seconds is crap, still.
If i lose it after a hard fight, that lasts a little longer, i dont mind.
Nobody likes jumping into a camp.

Right now i just fly T1 ships mostly, because they are affordable and not bad compared to some T2 counterparts.
However, i do like flying T2 small ships.

I do not care much for any loss, but i do try to prevent it of course.
But once im committed to a fight, i dont like disengaging which often results in a loss.


Potato IQ
Posted - 2011.02.17 10:41:00 - [5]
 


Ship loses arenít a factor. Iím getting to the stage where me accounts will become PLEX paid and still have some healthy change. Who cares if I lose the ships the excess isk pays for. The growing skills and experience gained along with the corp objectives and growth being achieved is all thatís really important

Tzar'rim
Posted - 2011.02.17 10:44:00 - [6]
 

I still care because every time I lose a ship it means I did something wrong/stupid, and I HATE stupid.

James Tiberius Kirk
Posted - 2011.02.17 10:48:00 - [7]
 

You don't have to be rich for not caring about it. Its the attitude that matters.

Zars Boy
Posted - 2011.02.17 10:52:00 - [8]
 

9 losses and 0 kills. What stinks is when you decide to abandon ships in WH space cos they're worth next to nothing and cos you cant fit them in your cargo hold when packing up. Then after an hour or so you get evemails saying you lost a ship cos some nobhead decided to kill a pilotless ship. They count as kills against you. PFFFFFF pethetic scoring system.

NG4ge
AUF EX
Posted - 2011.02.17 10:56:00 - [9]
 

For me I think there are a lot of contributing factors.

1) Fear of loss
2) Fear of ISK loss
3) Fear of lost reputation

For me neither of these are an issue, especially reputation, due to the fact I have no reputation to protect.

I still get a rush of adrenaline when warping to a fight or being jumped on by a red Blob (I currently live in Geminate on the side of the NC, as alot of people will know its kind of a warzone right now) 2 days ago i managed to kill 30 reds and lost 3 ships....the 3 ships are a very small price to pay to watch Drone Ruskie Federation explode Twisted Evil

Thank for everyone's reply

Long John Silver
Posted - 2011.02.17 11:33:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Tzar'rim
I still care because every time I lose a ship it means I did something wrong/stupid, and I HATE stupid.


Stupid is if you don't learn from it.

But there is a 'scissors - paper - stone' element to this game that means you can't get it right all of the time.

Iceni
Posted - 2011.02.17 11:35:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Zars Boy
9 losses and 0 kills. What stinks is when you decide to abandon ships in WH space cos they're worth next to nothing and cos you cant fit them in your cargo hold when packing up. Then after an hour or so you get evemails saying you lost a ship cos some nobhead decided to kill a pilotless ship. They count as kills against you. PFFFFFF pethetic scoring system.



Possible workaround: I haven't done it for ages but I think you can still self-destruct your ship?

Dr Fighter
Posted - 2011.02.17 11:36:00 - [12]
 

for me its not simply how many, its just 'how' it is lost and how many kills it got before it died.

If i get a ship and loose it the same day with no kills, it get most annoyed.

If i get a few low price or easy kills and loose it in the first few days im mildly irritated.

If i get a few easy and few hard kills and it lasts a week before i die, then im just okay with it.

Lump Hammer
Posted - 2011.02.17 11:56:00 - [13]
 

Which gets your pulse racing the most - popping that defenceless indy, or watching your own structure gauge turn red whilst in a ship that you really don't want to lose?

Chill out and enjoy the ride!

NG4ge
AUF EX
Posted - 2011.02.17 12:08:00 - [14]
 

I think I fear loss to rats more than I do to players, don't know if anyone else feels that way.

Ship I most fear to lose is my carrier, its my best source of income Rolling Eyes

Hakkar'al Gallente
Posted - 2011.02.17 12:10:00 - [15]
 

I love my Wolf. Cheap enough, I don't care if I lose it - I expect to lose sooner rather than later. Still get kills with it and just hope I give more than recieve. ****ups (like jumping a Cane into a bomber camp) hurts, even if it wasn't my ****up Embarassed

Lt Angus
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2011.02.17 12:12:00 - [16]
 

cant ever remember caring but ive never really had a big loss,

Misanth
RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE
Posted - 2011.02.17 12:15:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Tzar'rim
I still care because every time I lose a ship it means I did something wrong/stupid, and I HATE stupid.


Pretty much that. Losing a ship/isk is np, losing because of stupid however.. be it mine or some FC's fault, doesn't matter which, the result is the same. Razz

Antihrist Pripravnik
Scorpion Road Industry
Posted - 2011.02.17 12:17:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Antihrist Pripravnik on 17/02/2011 12:20:55
When I started playing this game, I've read somewhere that every ship you fly will be destroyed at some point and that you shouldn't undock what you are unable to replace. I took those advices seriously and never cared about my PvP losses. Even when I was suicide ganked while carrying 500 mil worth of faction ammo to Jita in an Iteron, I didn't really care, rage, cry or anything like that. Just said to myself "That's for being a lazy bastard and not going 5 jumps more to pick up Viator. Lesson learned."

However, I still care when the ship is lost due to a bug (happened a few times).

Patient 2428190
DEGRREE'Fo'FREE Internet Business School
Posted - 2011.02.17 12:17:00 - [19]
 

It does make me upset if I lost a ship solely on a preventable piloting error, but other than that, losses do not bother me.

Traps, blobs, ECM/ewar, neutral RR, spais, its all part of the game.

NG4ge
AUF EX
Posted - 2011.02.17 12:24:00 - [20]
 

Yeah, I think bug's are the only time when I feel resentment for a loss, also sometimes when I die I just buy a GTC and cheer myself up by buying a swet pimped ship, only to sell it a few days later after I feel better :)

To mare
Amarr
Advanced Technology
Posted - 2011.02.17 12:30:00 - [21]
 

i dont watch my kb page anymore i just look for good fights.
fun > stats


 

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