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!

The Disciple and The Miner

Bumpers have long touted their “invincibility” to anyone who stands against them. First it was their invincibility to being attacked by weapon systems. Yet despite their “invincibility” as the “protectors” of highsec, they still fit tanks (and poor ones at that).

Now the bumpgeois seek to discredit the ability to dodge their bumpers, claiming “barge’s can’t dodge bumper ships! Resistance is futile!” To that end, I have a story to tell you today about a disciple and a miner.

One day, a brave miner couldn’t take the ramblings of evangelical thugs and their extortionist ways. She called them out on their claims of enforcement.

Miner Rami Meto was not having any disgruntled poorly skilled ganker-turned-bumper alt interrupting her free time, and called out bumpgeois scum Disciple of James315 out on their threat. The miner was brave and resisted any further verbal assault. She prepared herself for resistance. As usual, the bumper thug charged Miner Rami Meto. However, Rami REALLY wasn’t having any of the bumpers crap.

Strike one! Rami used Orbiting to ensure the bumper did not meet their target. She continued to mine in peace. But the disciple wasn’t done yet. The thug turned around and charged once more.

Strike Two! Rami dodged the bumper again as they flew harmlessly off into the void, while Rami’s cycle’s remained undisturbed. Would the bumper try a third time in a foolishly vain attempt to thwart this miners yields and interrupt her free time?

Not a chance! Strike three! You’re out of here Disciple! Rami continued to dodge, and dodge, and dodge. On lookers watched as her yields remained undisturbed and her good times continued.

Rami still showed good sportsman ship by offering the thug a bit of condolence and support for their efforts. She continued to mine in peace as the disciple flew (far) away, dejected, seeking another target.

It would seem failure had a greater affect on the disciple, as they broke their own “code” they swore to uphold and flew off far away, AFK, dejected at their failure. What disciple shuns their own teaching at the sight of failure? So much for solidarity, eh?

But the miner stood fast, steeling herself with her values and belief that she has the right to mine as she chooses, without giving into extortionist thugs, and came out victorious. While the Proveldtariat calls for miners to raise weapons high, not all miners do. They resist in their own way. Unlike the totalitarian regime of bumping owned by the lead thug James 315, the Proveldtariat believes unity is key, and resistance in ANY form, is a victory for all miners, PvE’ers, and casual gamers. We do not tell miners how to resist, we give them the tools to do so. With those tools, they reap the reward of victory and ore, while the bumpers simply reap shame and spite from other players in Eve.

The miner’s resolve kept them mining and their yields flowing, while the disciple failed and flew off into obscurity. Let this miner be a great example to all who would resist! The infection-like bumpers are not invincible in any stretch of the word. Any form of resistance proves that. The variety in forms of resistance compared to the single-mindedness of the bumpgeois is already proving to work against their cause across the cluster.

In the end, what’s better to follow to ensure victory? A united group of peers with the same values and ideals that are willing to fight? Or the disciples of a mad man bent on interrupting someone else’s fun?

Bumpgeois Tracking

Greeting Comrades o7

I apologize for not communicating with you all during the weekend through a post. I come to you now with a potential idea for you all. As you all know, the scourge of miner bumping continues. However, we have seen a wane in a few systems bravely resisting these EXTORTIONISTS. For that, you are all to be commended. Your unity has ensured your right to game play survives. 

Now, I come forth with a proposal. We must track these bumpers everywhere they go. To do this, I beseech you all for information. Miners are far spread and in every system. The Proveldtariat have eyes and ears everywhere, literally. Eve’s proletariat know all and see all. Therefore, we shall use that knowledge to the benefit of all miners.

Send en eve-mail to Anslo if and when you see or are harassed by a bumper. Tell him where and when you saw them along with what ship they flew. Give a full name as well. We will take care of the rest.

Our goal is to develop a database of all bumpers. All of them. Where they go, what they fly, what they do. We will publish it for all miners to see. What they choose to do with that information is liberty of choice to them. We look forward to its creative uses.

For now, we await submissions. The database will hopefully be running by this week with your help. Together, we will push back this vile infection in our peaceful homes. We will rise, we will eliminate this threat…and we will promptly return to afk-mining!

For our Freedom

For our Rights

For the Proveldtariat 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