And with that, I must be in the running for most boring Eve blog entry title of the year! I’d like to thank my fans, my family and my agent (see whut I did thar?)
To be perfectly honest, I can’t be bothered converting my own LP into charters. I like to hoard them for some reason, or use them on more ammo to use in order to get more LP – a.k.a. the Circle of Life. As I run 2x large POS towers as part of my industrial operations, and I have enough charters for the next few months, I figured I’d throw up a nice 3-month buy order for what looked like a reasonable price for a year’s worth of the damned things. Yup, that’s a lot of signed papers; glad I don’t work in admin!
Except… I was scammed! zomg!
A nice gentleman had artificially inflated the buy orders for small quantities of charters, and in my haste to not be sat in Rens buying random junk, I didn’t notice and just dumped a massive buy order for slightly more than the highest buyer. He then sold all his collection of charters to muggins here. Now you might be thinking there’s some sarcasm in the adjective ‘nice’, but honestly, he was alright.
First and foremost; touché.
Second, he actually opened a conversation with me afterwards. Not to gloat, but to inform me what had happened and that I should be on my guard more in future.
Nice Gentleman > hey
Adrielle Firewalker > hello
Nice Gentleman > i kinda just pulled a famous stunt on you
Nice Gentleman > i wanted to get some better money for my starbase charters so i been bumping up the buyouts
Adrielle Firewalker > oh, well, good on you 🙂
Nice Gentleman > its really effective
Nice Gentleman > well have fun and fly safe, careful of more profite sharks like me 😉
Adrielle Firewalker > haha no problem 🙂
I asked him afterwards if I could include some of the chatlog on this blog and he agreed. He even said it would be fine to include his character’s name, but I have personal rules regarding such behaviour, so I renamed him.
So how much did he get out of me? 7mil or so. I wouldn’t have even noticed if he didn’t bring it up, but because of this I’ll be on my guard with my more expensive monthly buy orders up in Jita, which potentially could cause some hair-pulling moments if I slip up.
Its pure coincidence (I think) that this happened about the same time as a similar story made it into the game’s news feed.