This month’s Blog Banter comes from Drackarn of Sand, Cider and Spaceships. He has foolishly chosen to poke the hornets’ nest that is the non-consensual PvP debate. Whilst you read his question, I’ll be finding a safe place to hide.

“A quick view of the Eve Online forums can always find someone complaining about being suicide ganked, whining about some scam they fell for or other such tears. With the Goons’ Ice Interdiction claiming a vast amount of mining ships there were calls for an “opt out of PvP” option. 

Should this happen? Should people be able to opt-out of PvP in Eve Online? Should CONCORD prevent crime rather than just handing out justice after the event? Or do the hi-sec population already have too much protection from the scum and villainy that inhabits the game?”

Banter on my friends.

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Links to community responses will magically appear in a tasty list below.

Community Tubthumps, Tears and Titters


Drackarn · 18/01/2012 at 02:57

Amazingly I was just working on a blog entry on this topic. Wow! 😛

Seismic Stan · 18/01/2012 at 03:04

Shocking. You still weren't first though. Slacker ;).

Drackarn · 18/01/2012 at 07:57

I was in bed! Got up early to see if you'd sent it out so I could post whilst wife was in the shower!

Lukas Rox · 18/01/2012 at 08:15

Okay, my 2 cents on the topic:

Azual · 18/01/2012 at 20:55

My first contribution to a blog banter (and hopefully not my last):

Jeff · 18/01/2012 at 21:51

Can we get some interesting blog banters which actually have some discussion in the future please? This one is horribly one sided.

Seismic Stan · 18/01/2012 at 22:37

Jeff, whilst I mostly agree with you. If you can only see one side, you've probably eaten too much sand. BB32: The Sandbox Argument

Marc Scaurus · 18/01/2012 at 23:32

My two cents: WARNING, this is probably not even worth two pennies.

Jeff · 19/01/2012 at 04:11

It's not that I can't see two sides, but reading 30 extremely similar blog posts just makes one wary of reading anything with a BB in the title. Not the reaction I presume you want.

Urziel99 · 20/01/2012 at 06:49

A most controversial topic this time. Also, who do I have to kill to get on the Blog Banter mailing list?

Seismic Stan · 20/01/2012 at 09:56

Sorry Urziel, I'm surprised you're not already on the list. Email me at seismic[dot]stan[at] with your preferred email address and I'll add you.

Cobalt Snake · 20/01/2012 at 14:45

I tweeted, but I thought I'd make sure you got it 🙂

mandrill · 21/01/2012 at 17:56

First Banter in a loooooong time.

Splatus · 22/01/2012 at 03:45

A list, there is a list? How do I get on it? These blogs make great reading.I disagree with most of them, of course. 😉


TurAmarth ElRandir · 23/01/2012 at 08:40

Fav topic of mine as I love the sandbox and all its Eds are Speshul… (and you speld Spec shuls rrong..) =P

First time reposndant, long time lurker…

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