Rebutting MMORPG whimsy

It is annoying to have written something and realize I’ve been an idiot, or at least displaying ignorance above and beyond the call of normality.

I wrote of how allowing theft in PVP might change some things, particularly if others could know of who did this and act in reaction.

Meet EVE Online, where that happens. Oh, you can’t strip your opponent, but you can get some of the goodies from his ship.

It doesn’t particularly slow the gankers at all. In fact it’s a bit of a fun challenge to pop a target in high-law areas and get away before the local forces can retaliate.

Mencken’s rule hits again. (Simple isn’t the answer).


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