I'm beginning to think that I actually am in a professorial role. Hulkageddon University. I'm just one of a large number of professors and teaching assistants, serving the needs of an endless stream of willing students. The hulkistas.
My latest class tonight. Situational Awareness 101. I've taught it before, but it's worth teaching again. This is the lesson plan:
[ 2012.05.02 00:20:45 ] (notify) Approaching Nathan Justt's HulkI enter the grid at 20:45, start slowboating, begin attacking 1 minute 28 seconds later. I have to assume Nathan Justt wasn't at the computer, monitoring his mining. If he was, then holy dumbass. I did get my most expensive Hulk kill to date, 413M ISK.
[ 2012.05.02 00:22:05 ] (notify) Ship stopping
[ 2012.05.02 00:22:11 ] (warning) This action is an attack on your target. Attacking this target is a crime, will result in a security status penalty for you and will bring CONCORD to enforce the law by destroying your ship. <b>CONCORD will kill you!</b><br><br>Do you wish to proceed with this dangerous action?
[ 2012.05.02 00:22:13 ] (notify) For initiating combat your security status has been adjusted by -0.1609.
[ 2012.05.02 00:22:13 ] (notify) Poetic Stanziel, criminals are not welcome here. Leave now or be destroyed.
So what lessons did Nathan take away from my class? Don't mine AFK during Hulkageddon. If a destroyer enters the belt with you, and if he's not on top of you on the warp in, then get the hell out of there.
Maybe CCP needs to create a special module for miners. A mid-slot item that will emit an audible alarm when a player-owned ship enters their grid. Perhaps the module can be configured to exclude certain classes of ships (other mining vessels, industrials, etc.) Such a module would have saved poor Nathan Justt. He might have been AFK, but he was near his computer. Probably jumped from his lounger the moment his shield alarm went off. Why do I think this? Because as soon as I destroyed his ship, he had the wherewithal to call me an ass in local.
I don't begrudge him his outburst.
I'm at -2.3 security status now. Travelling through Amarr was interesting, although not particularly dangerous. How long, sitting still, before guns and police start firing? Is it possible to be a criminal in a cloakie, and not get chased, wasted, by the po-po? Or do the police have special, super-secret cloakie detection equipment.
Some folks have been kind enough to put bounties on me. More please.