[EVE Online] You may remember my post, bragging if you will, about the alliance I belong to producing the first Titan-class ship to the game (at least officially announced). Well now we can also claim to have had the first Titan (named Steve by the way) destroyed. Yeah, that kind of sucks.
The pilot, also the CEO of the alliance, was not at the controls when it happened. How that situation came about, there are many rumors. Only one person knows for sure and he said his computer crashed and could not get back online. No matter what happened, the Band of Brothers alliance found it and destroyed it. Well over 100 billion ISK gone. To make matters worse, the CEO was so upset by the whole event that he decided to step down from the alliance and maybe even the game. Can’t say that I blame him. The Titan cost more than most people in EVE will ever make in their whole time playing.
Saddest thing is, this CEO had been around a long time and helped to create a wonderful alliance. Now he has become so disheartened by what happened that he just cannot bear to keep playing right now. With what might seem quite a tragic event, one could expect the rapid destruction of the alliance created to follow his dreams. Instead, it seems to have fired everyone up and made the alliance become more unified in the goal of defending the area of space that has become home to so many pilots.
Space is a dangerous place. A common piece of advice to new players is to “only fly what you can afford to lose”. This is well proven by the last few days.