It makes total sense! NPCs don't care if I don't "o7" everyone in local chat, but to other players I appear the ultimate mysterious edgelord.Bottom line: I always thought it makes no sense to play a lone wolf in Open. But that's where I was mistaken: in a vacuum you are nothing, not even a proper hermit...
This sums it up.As I see that, PvP oriented ship is maxed out toward only one purpose - destroy another PvP ship. Other purposes (mining/trading) make the ship weaker in terms of PvP. So winning epic PvP battles and running missions are not compatible. So, as they said, build your mission PvP ship fast and know how to escape, preferably in a hilarious way.
You really have to admire dedication some people have. Reminds me of me getting interdicted in an iEagle, same story pretty much. Couldn't he see the first time around that the ship is boosting away from him at three times his own speed.I had a very silly guy chain interdict my CMDR's racing viper with a corvette when I was swapping around some Engineering secondaries.
"Ah ha! I have you now! Oh... where is he?"You really have to admire dedication some people have. Reminds me of me getting interdicted in an iEagle, same story pretty much. Couldn't he see the first time around that the ship is boosting away from him at three times his own speed.
My racing viper has five guardian SRPs (which are visible as subsystem targets). It's made to take a dead-on collision with the ground, canyon wall, or (preferably) a more fragile racer at 896m/s, without losing shields.It's not so much you expect to catch that Viper but that once, long ago, an overly confident pilot of a fast ship decided to take a pass at you and you rammed him to death (or something similar).
And so you begin a quest to experience it once again.