Hateless went live, to discuss his theory of griefing, but I don’t recommend watching the show. Hateless had an opportunity to discuss griefing, but instead he droned on about his computer, his multibox setup, and bragged about how easy it is to avoid “griefers” whilst ratting in nullsec. As you can see, host Nick Bison fell asleep.
Hateless clarified that ganking and bumping are allowed gameplay mechanics, but gankers and bumpers are griefers.
In particular, he cited the precedent set by notorious roleplay griefers Zaenis Desef and Chance Ravinne.
As Hateless explained, bumping and ganking are totally ok, except when this inconveniences him.
The moderators could have engaged the debate, asking Hateless to define griefing, or discuss specific examples. They could have asked Hateless what he expects CCP to do, or how we can discern the subtle difference between “griefing” and “adverse gameplay”. They could have asked Hateless how anyone is “stream sniping” him, when he literally sits in the same system for months, doing the same repetitive tasks in the same exact location. Instead, they simply banned everyone who asked these questions, and allowed Hateless to talk to himself.
Hateless only cited one specific example of griefing.
He called my channel “horrendous”.
Supposedly, gankers trigger this toxicity.
Biased moderators banned all disagreement.
Hateless said he doesn’t want anyone to attack me, or go after me. However, I am his singular example of griefing, and griefers (ie: me) should be permanently banned from the game.
As evidence, he cited my blogpost about SSno1.
It is true, SSno1 quit the game.
However, he wasn’t “griefed” out.
In fact, I urged him to stay.
What Hateless doesn’t understand, is that my “victims” love Queen Aiko. They enjoy PvP. They enjoy losing the game. A lot of them enjoy it so much, that they swipe their credit cards and come back for more. I’m playing the game as intended, and that’s not griefing.
Hateless had some interesting ideas. For example, maybe CCP could make players in NPC corporations invulnerable to PvP?
Hateless, I know you are reading this.
You are a miner.
You aren’t concerned about griefing.
You just want easy risk-free money.
Maybe you should try a less challenging game?