Enough is enough. Quitting RvB for a time
For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been growing increasingly aggravated with RvB and, primarily, my own corp.
There’s been a rising trend lately in RvB; that of the blob.
This can’t be stopped. RvB has grown massively in the last couple of months, and the HQ systems 2 jumps apart, leading to the 2 HQs and the intervening system seeing 98% of the fighting.
This could be alleviated; Mangala recently implemented a competition for the most kills outside the three main systems. It worked great for the first day, then dropped off and people resumed the backwards and forwards blob. This, I don’t mind so much. What I do mind is the blobs wiping out every solo guy around. Four times yesterday I engaged 2v2 or 2v3 with a corpmate in an even fight, only to have about 5 extra ships land as soon as we engaged.
Upshipping and overshipping is on the rise too. RvB is suppose to be about good fights, and a lot of the time it *is*. However, when a tackled Omen needs to call for a Bellicose and 4 Punishers to fight a Rifter and a Hookbill and doesn’t agress till his mates land then it’s starting to get a bit dumb. Undocking a Battleship to snipe a rifter is dumb. Undocking 2 BCs and a Hac for 1 BC is dumb.
Arguing flat out with me when trying to encourage people to downship for better fights and less ganks is fucking stupid. Especially when everyone does it. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I hear “but they do it too” as an excuse. If I could mediate the Blues as I could the Reds, I would.
A lot of people have some issue or another with the blob, so the team leaders come up with a little solution! An FFA weekend! T1 Cruisers and Frigs! Throw it on the forum for discussion! Get called elitist gits who are organising it to gank new guys.
Tell a corpmate to dock his Battleship because sniping rifters on our undock is preventing all engagements. He flat out ignores me, so I undock my megathron and smash him to 30% armour before he docks.
Not only does he rage (i’m a nigga and an asshole guys!) but about 5 further corp members turn on me for it.
Are. You. Serious.
Earlier in the day, a corpmate expressed his disapproval with some reds undocking BCs for a cruiser. I joined in on his side, the and corp essentially splits down the middle. The best part is Blues pulled the same trick later and the same guys that argued against me earlier bitched all over.
Then there’s the guys who sit in the blob all day every day. The guys who just whore on killmails. The guys who bitch at every turn but do nothing to help it. The guys who treat RvB as a “killmail manufacturing machine”. The guys who treat Blues as actual enemies rather than guys who just flipped a coin and got heads instead of tails. It pisses me off.
I’m sorry, RvB. I love you and all, but I sunk nearly every moment of my EVE time into trying to make you better. I led fleets, I ran competitions, I mediated arguments. I try to discourage ganks and blobs and to encourage more people to step up and FC.
Only for members to throw it in my face.
I consider myself thick skinned, but this is making RvB “not fun” for me. That’s why as soon as my stasis ends, I’m off. Maybe for a week, maybe a month. No idea.
Throwing my toys out of the pram. Enough is enough.
P.S. I am not saying RvB is not in anyway fun. It just isn’t for me right now.