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Havoc Narious
Posted - 2010.11.03 10:29:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Havoc Narious on 03/11/2010 10:30:59
^ Subject title.

I love espionage & logistics scale of this game, looking good tips for espionage and spying. Pref. nullsec corps. What would nullsec corps want from each other? Don't have to reply this thread, send me a mail ugh


Keitaro Baka
Babylon Scientific and Industrial Enterprises
Babylon Project
Posted - 2010.11.03 11:16:00 - [2]
 

the first rule of spy club is ..


Jovan Geldon
Gallente
Lead Farmers
Kill It With Fire
Posted - 2010.11.03 11:32:00 - [3]
 

If you have to ask, then you should just give up right now.

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2010.11.03 11:44:00 - [4]
 

Develop a few vices, especially in null sec, so that with luck you can be compromised and blackmailed. If you cannot manage a vice or two, just be foolish. If you can't be foolish, be incautious. If corp director is heavily involved in alliance diplomacy, convince yourself that it's only your fascinating personality, wit and friendship that attracts him. Accept favours from officials. When they ask some harmless service in exchange for good money, accept at once.

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2010.11.03 11:46:00 - [5]
 

Spy - Find a good hiding place and stay there. Watch people and everything going on. Remember anything that happens and report to the rest of your team.

Shadow - Choose your teammate to follow and follow them keeping in the shadows and hiding. Another way is to disguise yourself or blend in with other people.

Describing - Sit or stand in a certain place. As people go by study them carefully. Write down in notebook when they've gone, Put it on the computer. Don't stare or let them know you are watching.

Disguising - Dress up and pretend to be other people. Go out and people won't recognize you.

Talking - Practice talking in different voices. This could also help with disguising.

Escape - Practice escaping from places

Hide - Practice hiding from your enemies by playing hide and seek

Share your spy gadgets with other team members if they can't get one.

Practice on your parents.

Get vent, if you are working with a partner.

Use disguises or costumes.

Use makeup to hide your true identity.

Diesel47
Posted - 2010.11.03 12:32:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Havoc Narious
Edited by: Havoc Narious on 03/11/2010 10:30:59
^ Subject title.

I love espionage & logistics scale of this game, looking good tips for espionage and spying. Pref. nullsec corps. What would nullsec corps want from each other? Don't have to reply this thread, send me a mail ugh




First tip: Don't make a thread asking to be a spy and use the same account to do so.

Dodgy Past
Amarr
Digital Fury Corporation
Posted - 2010.11.03 18:14:00 - [7]
 

Or an alt on an account you intend to use as a spy.

Annie Anomie
Shadows Of The Federation
Posted - 2010.11.03 18:26:00 - [8]
 


Machiavelli's Nemesis
Angry Mustellid
Posted - 2010.11.03 18:58:00 - [9]
 

Firstly, think about the things you'll need if you want to be accepted into a decent corp/alliance. Vent or TS3 are pretty much essential here.

Secondly, think about the usual security measures people use to root out obvious spies. Use a second account to bypass limited API checks. Everybody has jita alts and hauling alts these days, so you dont really need a totally clear account, just make sure there's nothing overtly suspicious in their employment history.

Thirdly, dont leave a paper trail to your main. This means no contracts between the two, no isk donations in the two weeks before you apply to the target corp (this still shows up on limited API iirc).

If you bear simple measures like that in mind, lying out of your arse to your new corpies is easy...just don't ever get emotionally attached to them. They are your victims and you ARE going to screw them over.

Mona X
Caldari
Missions Mining and Mayhem
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2010.11.03 20:45:00 - [10]
 

You should also practice this.

Abbot Laarkin
Order Of Mystical Mountain Monks
Posted - 2010.11.04 12:12:00 - [11]
 

One point to consider is where are you going to draw the line?

By this I mean how far are you willing to go to gain trust before screwing someone over. I know a few people in-game who I have subsequently met up with oog. I have accepted RL hospitality from these people and returned said hospitality in kind. At this point these people have gone from IG corp mates to RL friends.

Other corp mates have even been offered accommodation at other corpmates homes whilst on holiday etc.

All game/ RP considerations aside, there is no way I would ever screw over a RL friend, regardless of how/ where I met that person.

It is up to you of course where you draw this line (assuming you care to), but I for one would consider backstabbing someone who has invited me into their home to be the very worst form of betrayal. This is not something I would be prepared to do over a game, no matter how much ISK I stood to make.

As another poster mentioned, be wary of making an emotional connection with others if you intend to screw them over.


Peace.

Note: I do not currently engage in corporate espionage, but I do enjoy the fact that such things are possible in this game. It all adds to the riskCool

fivetide humidyear
Gallente
Fool Mental Junket
Posted - 2010.11.04 14:42:00 - [12]
 

learn not to type stuff in the wrong channel on the wrong client.....

Tusen Takk
Guy Fawkes Trust Fund
31ST Reliables Division
Posted - 2010.11.04 14:51:00 - [13]
 

when i spy i usually wear fake mustaches and dark sun glasses (even on a sunny day, then i wear a trenchcoat and if they look behind them i pay special attention to a cloud that looks like a giant boob then they turn around and i get back to spying

contact me if interested in a spy, i start at 1000isk/clue found

Tusen Takk
Guy Fawkes Trust Fund
31ST Reliables Division
Posted - 2010.11.04 14:53:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Tusen Takk on 04/11/2010 14:55:34
double post for some reason plz delete

Yelan Zhou
Amarr
Ba.theen Aljannatal Asaakitah
Celestial Imperative
Posted - 2010.11.04 18:56:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Yelan Zhou on 04/11/2010 18:58:54
Trenchcoat and/or Ninja clothes are a must too.And of course a newspaper with a small hole in it.Noone would think about spys if one sees a Ninja in a trenchcoat with a newspaper.

Candyspy
Posted - 2010.11.05 18:56:00 - [16]
 

Put spy in your name. It's the only way to properly spy.

Anyura
Posted - 2010.11.07 11:44:00 - [17]
 

A good tip for any spy - stay well away from pyros and just stick to picking on heavies.

Malcofist Falconpunch
Posted - 2010.11.07 18:05:00 - [18]
 

I can't tell if this is just troll or if the guy is serious Neutral

Yabba Addict
Posted - 2010.11.07 18:39:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Malcofist Falconpunch
I can't tell if this is just troll or if the guy is serious Neutral


Not sure about the OP, but everyone else is takin the smeg Very Happy

Deen Wispa
Gallente
Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2010.11.07 22:12:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Machiavelli's Nemesis


Thirdly, dont leave a paper trail to your main. This means no contracts between the two, no isk donations in the two weeks before you apply to the target corp (this still shows up on limited API iirc).

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Where does the transfer of money show up on the API?

Peipeng Pantisniffe
Posted - 2010.11.08 06:41:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Yelan Zhou
Edited by: Yelan Zhou on 04/11/2010 18:58:54
Trenchcoat and/or Ninja clothes are a must too.And of course a newspaper with a small hole in it.Noone would think about spys if one sees a Ninja in a trenchcoat with a newspaper.



Dont forget a pair of pants with a hole in the pocket.
Cause speing gets boring


 

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