Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Vengeance v Navitas & Navitas
I don't know if they were together. And I don't know what they thought they were doing. All I know is that two new players in Navitas jumped into Hevrice and started bouncing around the asteroid belts.
Not wanting to waste an opportunity (and my play time has been very limited lately), I jumped in on one of them, and quickly reduced his ship to atoms. I snagged the pod, and invited him to the Tusker ransom channel.
Because he was new, all I asked for was a joke. While he hummed and hawed over this, the second Navitas jumped in on top of me! I wondered if he was coming to help his friend, but he mostly seemed to be spectating. I really wanted to pod the capsule and catch the second ship, but I was trying to be nice to a noob. Eventually the Navitas jumped out.
The pilot in the pod finally decides that he does not know any jokes, although he apparently feels that his life is a joke. Perhaps this was a cry for help, but I'm not Dr Phil. I podded him.
To my amazement, the second Navitas is still in system, and I narrowed him down to a belt. Again, I jumped in and quickly turned his ship into scrap. Pointing the capsule, I inviteed him to ransom chat and offered him his freedom for a joke.
For the first time, I actually get taken up on this offer! His joke was as follows:
A blind man walks into a bar. He sits down at the bar and starts up a conversation with the guy on his left. While they are chatting, the blind man offers to tell a blonde joke.
The guy he's talking to says "Buddy, you don't know where you are. The two girls to your right are blonde. The bartender is blonde. I'm blonde. Are you sure you want to tell this joke?"
"Well, no" says the blind man, "Not if I'm going to have to tell it twice."
We chatted for a little bit; he seemed to be taking his loss much better than the earlier pilot, and I encouraged him to stick with the game, and stay in highsec for a little while longer while he found his feet. Then I let him go.
No real learning points here, just a story that I found amusing, and a ransom joke to share with everyone.