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Desya Dak'ann
No Ducks Allowed
Posted - 2011.06.12 11:27:00 - [1]

So yesterday, I lost my first T3, you might expect I was a little bit *****ed*, but actually, I was alot less angry than I thought I would be. I remember when I lost my first merlin, I thought it was the end of the world Laughing.

So, I would like to know how you felt when you lost your most prized ship, no matter the size or cost.

This is how I felt:
Desya Dak'ann > ****, I just lost my tengu
Lewis Felix > LOL
Desya Dak'ann > :meh:
Desya Dak'ann > I guess I better start saving for another one :/

Illwill Bill
Svea Crusaders
Posted - 2011.06.12 11:28:00 - [2]

"That was awesome!"

Jennifer Starling
Imperial Navy Forum Patrol
Posted - 2011.06.12 11:30:00 - [3]

Edited by: Jennifer Starling on 12/06/2011 11:49:45

"Oh well it had to happen one day"

Agreed, your first ship loss feels a lot worse than your most expensive one. I had a spare one, fortunately, so I didn't lose something I couldn't afford.

(Btw it was my 2+ billion Tengu being suicide ganked)

Solomon XI
Hidden Souls
Posted - 2011.06.12 11:32:00 - [4]

What has a beginning also has an end, Neo.

Posted - 2011.06.12 11:32:00 - [5]

Edited by: okst666 on 12/06/2011 11:37:09
When I lost my first Kronos (which was fitted very expensive) in wspace during stupid frig hunting, I was so ****ed and got so angry that my wife and my daughter started crying.

(I thought it would be an easy kill, but did not notice the other two battleships)

That should never ever happen again.

So for now I try to stay calm, fly to Jita and buy another ship.

Eveonline is a game about loosing spaceships. It seems I am pretty good in that, so there is no reason to be angry anymore.

edit: The second Kronos I lost, was a great fight. We lost a carrier, my Kronos and some other BSs, but it was fun.(Fleet jumped on our heads while we were shooting at sleepers.) ship exploded after a while, and I said nothing at all.
After everything was quiet again, my CEO told me that I am not taking the game serious enough...I should be angry and shake fist at those bastards.

Desya Dak'ann
No Ducks Allowed
Posted - 2011.06.12 11:33:00 - [6]

Originally by: Jennifer Starling
Edited by: Jennifer Starling on 12/06/2011 11:30:09

"Oh well it had to happen one day"

Agreed, your first ship loss feels a lot worse than your most expensive one. I had a spare one, fortunately, so I didn't lose something I couldn't afford.

Definitly, I can't even replace this tengu, But I have a large stock of drakes Laughing. TO THE ANOMALIES WE GO

Jaak 242
Posted - 2011.06.12 11:35:00 - [7]

I felt pretty stupid. I had just gotten enough skills together to have some confidence that I wasn't a total pushover in my first Drake.

Some jerk in a rookie ship was slowly but surely emptying my jet can, so I got the Drake. Unfortunately, I didn't wait until he turned red before firing.

I don't shoot at can flippers any more.

Holy One
Posted - 2011.06.12 11:35:00 - [8]

1. Laugh about it
2. Joke about it
3. Feel the burn
4. Realize every ship you 'take' from someone else feels like that to them
5. Become addicted to giving and taking ships
6. Burn out
7. Become a forum whoor

Inner Conflict
Posted - 2011.06.12 11:36:00 - [9]

i think my overall feeling was.

Me: Meh ya know i had that ship for 3 years and did survived the unimaginable in PvP without being blow up.
Corpmate: sorry to hear that, but those sleeper sites are tought unless you are properly tanking
Me: Uh dude i was running a 1 year and half old tank setup and i lasted longer than anyone else Laughing
gotta go buy a new toy to play then Razz

Dalmont Delantee
Shiloh Technologies
Posted - 2011.06.12 11:37:00 - [10]

I was a little annoyed as I was mission fit and 3 ships were neuting and killing me. Loosing my pretty Astartes didn't feel good, especially as at the time the alliance I was in was completely fail and everyone ran and hid and pooped themselves incase it was them. Didn't even mark the guys who did it as red and they took down 2 other people.

I learnt, don't be in a **** alliance :P

Zakua Corbin
Posted - 2011.06.12 11:40:00 - [11]

hmmm..Punisher it was in a mission and to NPCs...I was furious as I had worked hard for the isk and just could not fo rthe life of me reason with why the game mechanics had been set up that way LOL.....

My first REAL loss was my brand new Omen. I flew it right into low sec cus I heard u could rat for good isk there. I was all smiles , ratting away for about 10 minutes then two drakes came in and showed me what lowsec ment. I was suprised, a little sad but all in all I was LIBERATED haha.

Those are my most memorable losses....

Darius Brinn
Posted - 2011.06.12 12:02:00 - [12]

Had a bad week overall, lots of yelling over TS, a bit of crying, threats to ragequit, existential doubts, and a half assed attempt at alcoholism.

But then I remembered how rich I am and how cheap Myrmidons are, and I felt better.

Katra Novac
Posted - 2011.06.12 12:08:00 - [13]

Edited by: Katra Novac on 12/06/2011 12:10:53

I was a bit put out once when I lost a Raven in a level 3 mission.

It was not the fact I lost it exactly, it was more to do with the fact that people had told me there were no warp scramblers in level 3 missions. So when I was scrambled I did not realise that was the problem fast enough because I had already ruled out that possibility from what I had been told by others.

Awesome Possum
Original Sin.
Posted - 2011.06.12 12:58:00 - [14]

i don't have a most prized ship, i'll fly anything i own into any situation because dying can be almost as exciting as killing.

Blane Xero
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2011.06.12 13:00:00 - [15]

I bought a new one.

Peanut Factory
Posted - 2011.06.12 13:13:00 - [16]

One of the last caps to die in a massive cap-lagfest. It survived taking five regions and died in a fire. Was great fun!

Arnakaya Kolari
Posted - 2011.06.12 13:18:00 - [17]

Why would I loose my most prized ship? =P

Seriously though, proly rage a little, then go buy a new one.

Marlona Sky
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.06.12 13:19:00 - [18]

This is your expensive ship loss?! Think I will skip out on sharing my expensive losses over the years. Embarassed

Sir Oliver Midwestshire
Posted - 2011.06.12 13:19:00 - [19]

I analyze what I did wrong and try not to do it again.

Sgt Blade
Save Yourself Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.12 13:22:00 - [20]

After I lose a ship that would be considered expensive or what not

1) Swear once
2) Deep Breath
3) "oh well"
4) buy another

Posted - 2011.06.12 13:30:00 - [21]

Hmmm, the most expensive loss I ever had was an Abaddon that a friend of mine gave to me after I ended up having no ships to bring to a CTA. I even got the reimbursement for it, even though I didn't even buy the thing haha.

The most expensive ship I paid for myself and lost was another BS but that was really a case of insurance fraud I'd say. I more or less planned to have it blown up that night.

Illwill Bill
Svea Crusaders
Posted - 2011.06.12 13:30:00 - [22]

Originally by: okst666
I was so ****ed and got so angry that my wife and my daughter started crying.


Dunedain Rangers
Posted - 2011.06.12 13:35:00 - [23]

took my newly bought loki, with a deadspace AB on it into an l4 to test it real quick. double webbed, double scrammed, and stuck on strcture. shield... armor... hull.

"...yea, i deserved that."

Posted - 2011.06.12 13:51:00 - [24]

Originally by: Marlona Sky
This is your expensive ship loss?! Think I will skip out on sharing my expensive losses over the years. Embarassed

Its not about the price, it was my prized possesion, i.e someone would brag they had a BS, I could brag about having a T3 :3

Serpents smile
Posted - 2011.06.12 14:02:00 - [25]

I get a bit miffed if it was avoidable. Usually I expect to lose my ships, specially when we fleet up and go pewpew. Always amazed if I get out with the same ship. If not, no problemo. But losing a Mackinhaw in high sec to a belt rat, now that hurt :s

Flying a nightmare now for pve, it just screams "pop meh". >.<

Posted - 2011.06.12 14:12:00 - [26]

My first Machariel. I had the skills to fly it and tank it, I bought it, built it, was amazed how much cap it had for using a XL cap booster and was cap stable. I then flew right in to a mission and it was gone 15 minutes later. A billion isk loss.

Turns out in my excitement to get it in to the fight I made a mistake. I knew I was going to use a C5 XL shield booster on it, I also knew I had one in the hangar, so I scrolled through a massive pile of gear until I saw C5, grabbed it and put it in the ship.

I now realize that C5 shield boosters come in smaller sizes. Also I learned finding this out after being webbed and scrammed is the wrong time to learn such things.

I was far more frustrated at my stupidity than at my ship loss. However it did change my frame of mind about losses. I've had a few other large losses like that since, and I don't play anywhere near as hard as I did before. I now just play to relax.

Copine Callmeknau
Kangaroos With Frickin Lazerbeams
The KWFL Republic
Posted - 2011.06.12 14:14:00 - [27]

The first time I lost something expensive was out in null like 4 years ago, it was a freshly purchased mach blueprint, I'll save you the details but it was the most expensive thing I'd owned by a long way, the next most valuable thing I had was a pest.

Anyway that one made me ragequit for a whole month haha.

The Scope
Posted - 2011.06.12 14:33:00 - [28]

Frustrated because I would've gotten out if I had taken some ECM drones with me.

Christopher AET
Segmentum Solar
Posted - 2011.06.12 14:44:00 - [29]

Lost a carrier. Went and got another carrier. Meh.

da go
Posted - 2011.06.12 14:46:00 - [30]

Never felt emotional for losing a ship.
But forgetting to reset the autopilot to avoid low sec and being discoed in Rancer when transporting +5 implants in an unfitted T1 frigate from Rens to Jita while having a full +5 set in my head sent me rolling on the floor laughing my ass out so hard I would have done it again if I had the money.

I was a noob and it took me several weeks ratting to recover the lost isks. On the good side ... after that I was no more afraid of keeping a couple of +4s or some fitting or combat implant in my head when fleeting in nullsec.

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