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Demitria Fernir
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.01.27 01:48:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Demitria Fernir on 27/01/2009 02:05:40
So, here we are.

Mercenary corporations and Alliances are starting to spawn at an increased rate, thread are flooding ccp for "contracts" and "for hire" topics.
at this rate, the char/corporation rate will sink down, having merceneary corporations made up of 10 to 25 ppl, if not less.

why, you ask? let's say so: mercenaries are the new FotM, people gain isk and PVP from it, sometimes tears, sometimes thread-worth goodies, or even plain fun.

seems like your personal heaven, eh? well, you're not alone. people eventually start to think "oh damn it would be good to start be a mercenary". so, what? let's start a mercenary corporation. why not join an existing one, pheraps?

seasoned players (AKA not ebayed 2004/6) will have up to no problems to just sing up and be accepted, other will have to spit blood.
now, two question for you: are you lazy? wich is harder, build up a 10-man corp and call it a mercenary corp, or try and join an existing mercenary corp, with oppressing rules and rude people you don't know and that are mean to you?


yeah, new "mercenary corps" are forming, marketplace for contract is overloaded with WTS and WTB, eventually, your newly-formed mercenary corp will have to face a prepared corp or another merc corp. that's the part whhere you drop on your knees and start crying or when you stand up and get beaten to hell and back.

you'll either start again, joining up another merc corp, or keeping recruiting, maybe joint-venturing with another merc corp. or maybe you'll just give up. eventually, micro-corps will vanish, and from all the mess, big merc corps will stand up as the new "peacekeeper" of the high-sec carebearing empire of cuddles. as they are now, but way more.

what will happen, then?

oh, i'm no diviner, but eventually high-sec big corps will start to crumble or to hire other mercenaries to deal with it (contract scamming by mercs for contracts against other mercs? it already happened).

and after that, you'll see mercs fighting mercs, eventually being a big high-sec conflict between two sides. yes, much like how 0.0 was once, RED vs BLUE style, with all the shades.

Autodestruction, Extermination, RABBLES, Trolling, C&P starting to look like CAOD. oh, the humanity.

war, war never changes.



TL;DR-> shouldn't have drinked that much, my imaginary friend is throwing up in the bathroom. i hope he doesn't spill it up on the floor...

Karrade Krise
Posted - 2009.01.27 01:51:00 - [2]
 

First in a soon to be funny thread.

Righteous Fury
Viziam
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:17:00 - [3]
 

You're pretty stupid aren't you.

Demitria Fernir
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:20:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Righteous Fury
You're pretty stupid aren't you.
no, just a bit drunk.

i would have said that i was like you, but then i remembered my condition isn't permanent.

Karrade Krise
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:21:00 - [5]
 

Hello everyone. Please keep all hands and feet inside the thread at all times. For your own safety passengers are advised to remain calm in case of emergencies, disasters, attacks from killer clowns, melted ice cream, and most importantly; Velociraptors.

When the instructor instructs you, you better do as instructed otherwise, or you will be killed. (IG)

Trolls are prohibited and occasionally encouraged. your participation in this experiment is vital to the continuation of the gibberish that is a result of this post and therefore adhering to the demands of the Lord of the Dance, Karrade Krise.

Whiners, fanbois, turds, and carebears; you all belong in toilets, resulting in your flushing and clensing the forums of the almighty CCP.

Lovers of Lamp be warned, resistance is futile. You will be ascertained. Only certified tourists may commence ranting of futile memories.

Man your waterhoses, and prepare for lift off. For we are about to enter an age of brocoli and radishes. Repent! Repent! Look towards the east for the end of the world on the morning of the fith day. I wont be there.

Fear not. The crayola tastes like purple.


Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:21:00 - [6]
 

Crap. Well, I knew it would be time to retire sooner or later.

Righteous Fury
Viziam
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:22:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Demitria Fernir
Originally by: Righteous Fury
You're pretty stupid aren't you.
no, just a bit drunk.

i would have said that i was like you, but then i remembered my condition isn't permanent.


I will admit it is difficult being brilliant all of the time, I'm not surprised you burn out after such short bursts. Don't be ashamed of your inferiority, didn't gradeschool teach you that we accept each others differences now?

Demitria Fernir
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:26:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Righteous Fury
Originally by: Demitria Fernir
Originally by: Righteous Fury
You're pretty stupid aren't you.
no, just a bit drunk.

i would have said that i was like you, but then i remembered my condition isn't permanent.


I will admit it is difficult being brilliant all of the time, I'm not surprised you burn out after such short bursts. Don't be ashamed of your inferiority, didn't gradeschool teach you that we accept each others differences now?


all that gradeschool taught me was not to light fire on chickens and make them run for all the school. i won't forget that, ever.

Karrade Krise
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:28:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Demitria Fernir
all that gradeschool taught me was not to light fire on chickens and make them run for all the school. i won't forget that, ever.


The koala knows.

Demitria Fernir
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:31:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Karrade Krise
Originally by: Demitria Fernir
all that gradeschool taught me was not to light fire on chickens and make them run for all the school. i won't forget that, ever.


The koala knows.
you know, i never ate a koala. how does it tastes?

oh, and mercenaries are dying, just like eve.

Karrade Krise
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:36:00 - [11]
 

For only the wise may cope. The answer is cheddar. Payday is at Twenty after Pineapple.

Lana Torrin
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:37:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Demitria Fernir
Originally by: Karrade Krise
Originally by: Demitria Fernir
all that gradeschool taught me was not to light fire on chickens and make them run for all the school. i won't forget that, ever.


The koala knows.
you know, i never ate a koala. how does it tastes?

oh, and mercenaries are dying, just like eve.


Its not as nice as you'd think.. (the koala, not the mercenaries, they are as tasty as ever)

Karrade Krise
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:39:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Lana Torrin
Its not as nice as you'd think.. (the koala, not the mercenaries, they are as tasty as ever)


Pirates in the water. Shovels and picks at ready. Parrot taste like island.

Demitria Fernir
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:40:00 - [14]
 

military experts calculated that any integer N equals to N-1+0.999999...

Karrade Krise
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:44:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Demitria Fernir
military experts calculated that any integer N equals to N-1+0.999999...


Vladmir pays his respect. Numbers are his sin. Vodka as the culprit made millions of babies with Elmers' Glue.

The Tums are aware.

Demitria Fernir
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:49:00 - [16]
 

OH NOEZ KARRADE KRISE IS DERAILING MY THREAD!

awh, who cares, keep going, it wasn't interesting anyway. i won't remember anything of this tomorrow, for this thread will be buried down to thousand of pages.

and probably i'll have an supersize-headhace ro deal with

Damien Vox
Minmatar
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:50:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Damien Vox on 27/01/2009 02:53:51
Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
Crap. Well, I knew it would be time to retire sooner or later.


*sniff* Crying or Very sad Don't go boss, just take her money and prove her wrong.

Dirk Magnum
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:51:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Dirk Magnum on 27/01/2009 02:50:48
In all seriousness I wouldn't mind if there was increase in kill-for-ISK corps. I have a feeling a small mining corp isn't going to shell out the funds to hire Noir to harass a rival small mining corp. You'd think that corps could handle their own battles against other non-PvP corps, and in reality they could if they only knew their own potential, but until they figure that out there will be a market for merc corps of all sizes.

The forum could probably use a mercenary services only area, actually.

Demitria Fernir
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:52:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Damien Vox
Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
Crap. Well, I knew it would be time to retire sooner or later.


*sniff* Crying or Very sad Don't go boss, just take her money and prove her wrong.
i am an alt and have no money.

my main is an alt and also have no money.

my main's main is a poor hobo, and doesn't have any money either.

hell, why the hell am i still playing?

Damien Vox
Minmatar
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:54:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Demitria Fernir
Originally by: Damien Vox
Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
Crap. Well, I knew it would be time to retire sooner or later.


*sniff* Crying or Very sad Don't go boss, just take her money and prove her wrong.
i am an alt and have no money.

my main is an alt and also have no money.

my main's main is a poor hobo, and doesn't have any money either.

hell, why the hell am i still playing?


Because you like being joked on the forums?

Demitria Fernir
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.01.27 02:56:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Demitria Fernir on 27/01/2009 02:56:32
Originally by: Damien Vox
Originally by: Demitria Fernir
Originally by: Damien Vox
Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
Crap. Well, I knew it would be time to retire sooner or later.


*sniff* Crying or Very sad Don't go boss, just take her money and prove her wrong.
i am an alt and have no money.

my main is an alt and also have no money.

my main's main is a poor hobo, and doesn't have any money either.

hell, why the hell am i still playing?


Because you like being joked on the forums?

EDIT SPELLING

no, i ain't goood at it.

am i?

Zeraphine Akarii
When Saints Go Machine
Posted - 2009.01.27 03:19:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Demitria Fernir
...or try and join an existing mercenary corp, with oppressing rules and rude people you don't know and that are mean to you?...


Confirming. I'm in a merc corp with oppressing rules and rude and mean people I don't know.

Is there some sort of support group I can join? Jaded Mercs Anonymous?

Damien Vox
Minmatar
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2009.01.27 03:47:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Damien Vox on 27/01/2009 03:47:14
Originally by: Zeraphine Akarii
Originally by: Demitria Fernir
...or try and join an existing mercenary corp, with oppressing rules and rude people you don't know and that are mean to you?...


Confirming. I'm in a merc corp with oppressing rules and rude and mean people I don't know.

Is there some sort of support group I can join? Jaded Mercs Anonymous?



It is actually called "Failed Mercenary Rehabilitation Project". We meet 7 days a week and do our best to kill things to make our horrible memories go away by blowing up stuff for money.

Terra Mikael
Horizon Dynamics
Posted - 2009.01.27 04:38:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Terra Mikael on 27/01/2009 04:40:09
So is the Caldari Science and Trade Institute a new uber merc corp, then?

Amireading this rite?

If so, welcome to the club!Laughing

edit: to be honest, you lost me at WALL OF TEXT

Artemis Rose
Clandestine Vector
THE SPACE P0LICE
Posted - 2009.01.27 06:05:00 - [25]
 

I think we will always have lots of people heading to the merc business then promptly heading out because its not what they were looking for.

Will it die out completely? No, too many people(clients) having too much ISK to spend.

Leiara Knight
Gallente
The Oblivion Guard
Posted - 2009.01.27 06:53:00 - [26]
 

What is an mercenary?

Zeraphine Akarii
When Saints Go Machine
Posted - 2009.01.27 07:01:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Leiara Knight
What is an mercenary?


Mercenary is what dung beetles won't eat stating: "No way man, I ain't eating that ****"

Alekseyev Karrde
Noir.
Noir. Mercenary Group
Posted - 2009.01.27 07:20:00 - [28]
 

Didnt you hear, mercenaries died 2 years ago

Eestaan
Posted - 2009.01.27 08:30:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Eestaan on 27/01/2009 08:31:36
What OP describes, is not only for mercs, but more or less all trades within EVE. eventually you get burned out, tired of it. Nothing new there.

What he should ask is why are there so many new merc corps out there? Why the sudden increase in merc post?

One reason "might" be that many pvp'ers are bored of 0.0 warfare, were there are little freedom of movement, beside what the alliance tell you to do.... Just guessing, might be wrong..

And like another mentioned, the mercs need their own place to hang out. When it come to that point, I have contacted a few merc leaders and approached them with an idea, that will be launched next month, if everything goes as planned. Wink For those that are curious, dont hesitate to send me a ingame mail for more details.

Silent Sins
Deliciously Vicious
Posted - 2009.01.27 09:09:00 - [30]
 

Mercenary as a profession will never die. It's intriguing, often profitable, gives opportunity for pvp, etc. Too many enticing things about it. Individual corps may come and go, but as long as there are people willing to pay, there will be those willing to take their money.

As for price dropping, you pay for quality. The well-established corporations will garner the highest fees, the lesser knowns will have to settle for less.

In short, the profession will always be attractive, and people will always pay.


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