It irks the hell out of me every time I see this line of reasoning out of a gank victim. And it is quite common too, especially during Burn Jita and Hulkageddon type events. It's the usual argument from the super-carebears and the theme parkers, folks who are incapable of understanding the design philosophy differences between an EVE Online and a World of Warcraft.
I find it totally intolerable, that three 1M ISK ships can easily gank my tanked 300M ISK Hulk.
Let's quote the fool again:
I find it totally intolerable, that three 1M ISK ships can easily gank my tanked 300M ISK Hulk.You find it intolerable?! Well, fucking, waah! This isn't some dumbass themepark MMO or first-person shooter, that only has a single style of play, where every damned item can be measured against every other similar item by market value alone.
This is EVE Online. It's a damned sandbox. There is no one official approved way to play the game. There are a hundred different roles. Roles are not always interchangeable or comparable. Just because you bought a shiny expensive mining ship, does not mean it's any good at war things. So, yes, a cheap war thing will be able to blow the fuck out of your expensive non-war thing. If you want to protect your non-war thing, then bring along some goddamned war things.
No different than a single German U-boat sinking entire convoys of transport ships. Roosevelt and Churchill weren't crying that it wasn't fair that a damned single submarine was taking out dozens of transport ships at a time. You know why? Because they understood roles. Transport ships are good at transporting stuff, they are not good at defending themselves. Submarines are good at blowing stuff up and getting the hell away. What Roosevelt and Churchill realized, is that if you want to protect your transports, then tag along some navy combat ships with them.
(We pass over Basilisk protected mining fleets frequently. It's not worth the trouble. They are hard to gank without numbers. That's a smart miner realizing that he needs combat support to protect his non-combat vessels. So, while you're whining and losing at EVE, Mr. Intolerable, Mr. Basilisk is adapting and winning at EVE.)
If that doesn't convince your whining ass, then think of highsec ganking as internet space terrorism. It's an internet space jihad against internet space miners.
How the hell does a $10000 speedboat ladened with $10000 in explosives completely disable a $1 billion navy destroyer? How do two $75 million jetliners topple $2.3 billion in buildings? How does a van with a few thousand dollars in explosives take out a few hundred million dollars of government building?
Life sucks. EVE sucks. And if you're unprepared, small inexpensive things can totally ruin big expensive shiny things. That is the lesson of EVE.