So You Got Ganked…

So you got ganked because you didn’t pay the mafia. It sucks, I know. No one likes loosing ships (well, depends on what you’re doing with them, but that’s a different story). Yes it sucks, yes it’s ISK lost, but don’t worry. There’s lessons to learn.

First thing first, how do we prevent that from happening again? Welp, it’s simple. TANK IT. With the new barge buffs, and a little creativity, you can fit for tank and not sacrifice much yield  allowing you to mine to your hearts content while being able to step away for a few minutes to deal with the real world. Let’s start with a classic, the Mackinaw.

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Mining Laser Upgrade II
Mining Laser Upgrade II
Internal Force Field Array I

EM Ward II
Thermic DissipationII
Invulnerability Field II
Survey Scanner II (OPTIONAL: Or trade it for a Large Shield Extender II for more safety)

Modulated Strip Miner II
Modulated Strip Miner II

Medium Core Defense Field Extender I
Medium Core Defense Field Extender I

This is a build I found on battle clinic that I modified with a few T2 goodies. Using T1 gear, your EHP is about 33k. With T2 gear…well, it’s a good chunk MORE. To top it off, you don’t really sacrifice much, if any, yield. Easy enough that any belligerent could do it (of course they’re too busy being undesirables to bother).

Another, and…slightly more hilarious idea, is to forgo mining in barges. Yes, I said it. OTHER SHIPS CAN MINE AND MINE WELL! Behold!

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Yes, it is an Apocalypse-class Battleship. Yes, it is set to mine. Yes, it will make you stupid amounts of ISK.

Lows: Expanded Cargo Hold II x3, Co-Processor II x3, Mining Laser Upgrade II

Mediums: Large Shield Extender II, Kinetic Deflection Amplifier II, Thermic Dissipation Amplifier II, Survey Scanner II OR some other tank

Highs: Miner II x8

You’ll need a CPU implant to make it work but hey, it’s worth the Battleship tank and Exhumer/Barge yield. You can opt out of the Low Slots as they are and fit those for Armor Tank if you’d like as well. There’s a holy rule in PvP that thou shalt not Tank Shield and Armor lest you risk the wrath of ridicule…but this isn’t PvP, so it doesn’t count!

Through Eve’s history, a lot of people have mined in Battleships to stay safe from ganks. Do some research and check out what Battleship could solve your “order” problems!

I also found a neat little thread located here that gave a few good builds for those miners. Your best offense against the bumpgeois scum is a solid defense. Tank those ships and enjoy playing the game YOUR way, and not the way of some sociopath.

o7 Fly Safe fellow Proveldtariat!

CCP to Officially Address Miner Bumping

Comrades, now is the time to ensure your voice is heard and your liberty of play is preserved. CCP has opened a sticky thread, located here, to discuss the infection of miner bumping in the community. Already, bumpers are entering the thread and using alts to appear as a vocal majority in favor of harassing casual gamers, miners, and PvE players.

Don’t let them do it. Take to the skies, take to the forums, take the chats, spread word to your fellow comrades against the bumping scourge about this thread and ensure YOUR voice drowns out the harassment of the bumpers.

Raise your voice.

Raise the flag.

Stop the highsecution!

For the Proveldtariat o7

If Just One Resists, It’s All Worth It

I’ll start this post off by saying this; I’m fully aware people are spitting on our name, using chat logs against us, and even threatening us. We’ve received death threats (in game and out), gank threats, war dec threats, been told we are nothing, we are scum, and we are embarrassing. We’ve been threatened with our past, with our corps, friends, you name it.

But you know what? It’s TOTALLY worth it.

Not counting out of game threats (that neither bumpers OR proveldtariats should EVER use), this action against us is what keeps us going. We hope that with our small actions of resisting, of speaking against some elitists about their actions against more casual Eve players, and of providing miners the tools to resist and resurge, we inspire at least one miner to action.

If even one miner resists, the threats, the slander, and the wars are all worth it.

It seems, though, that a lot more than just one miner is resisting the scam of the bumpers!

While Tolle has been hit hard by the bumpers, a corporation of very industrious miners has worked together to utilize nestling tactics to keep themselves safe. The ice asteroid shown above is surrounded by a number of much larger ice asteroids. The miners positioned themselves in such a way that a bumper trying to hit them would, for the most part, bounce of the invisible walls of the roids, and bounce around like a pin ball away from the miners.

Now I’ve said this once, and I’ll say it again; There is no such thing as a 100% safe way to play.

I know some people wish there were, but Eve isn’t that kind of game. But isn’t that why we play? Casual or not, we’re in Eve because it’s unique. Whether you pew or mine, it’s fun, plain and simple. Just because you decide to play one way, does not mean someone else should get to bully you around. That’s why this movement started. That’s why it continues. Just seeing a group of miners like this work together to allow themselves to play is enough to keep us going.

All around New Eden, casual miners and gamers are stowing their mining lasers, if only for a bit, to grab a gun and join the fight. Ganks, war decs, and a plethora or other resistance is spread across Eve working in so many ways to protect themselves. It’s absolutely amazing to see.

If you have a story of resistance you want to share, send it to us! If you’d like to be Anonymous regarding your actions, that’s perfectly fine too. Send us a screenshot of your work, whatever it is, big or small, and we’ll be happy to share it.

Keep up the fight Proveldtariats. Let them shame us, spit on our name, and shove guns in our faces. We’ll keep on plowing through. Fly Safe and Fly True. o7

Welcome Comrade!

Welcome to the website for all Proveldtariat! This site has been established for the benefit of those miners who have become victims of the Bumpgeois, the bumper extortionists that detract from the joy of the game and free time of the individual.

This website will also help to serve the other members of the Proveldtariat including industrialists, mission runners, traders, etc who may be victimized by the Bumpgeois (bitter vets, predatory PvPers, griefers, etc).

It is high time the workers and bloodlife of Eve have a voice and home of their own outside the vitriol of the Bumpgeois of Eve.

For the Proveldtariat!

o7