This one goes back to Jul-26, but it is such a nice thank you from one of our rescuees I wanted to draw attention to it here. Special thanks go out to Bill Kills for the great job he did as a Rescue Agent on this one! 🙂
I’m very glad to hear from you, because I sincerely wanted you and your corp to know how much I appreciated the extreme generosity I was shown when I had gotten stuck in a wormhole after logging off without first reloading my probe launcher. I am a returning player currently on an alpha clone and my wormhole know-how is still limited. Safe to say on 26 July I learned the basic lesson of keeping an extra set of probes in my cargo.
At the time I had actually had a fairly successful run hacking data and relic sites, so my Heron was almost at full capacity when I had to quickly log off due to IRL stuff – only to return later and find out that I had lost contact and could not reconnect to my probes. It wouldn’t have been the end of the world if I had had to abandon ship and clone, but during my scanning of the system I had spotted a can that said something about “EvE-Scout”… I thought I should give it a try, although I also thought it could just as well be a trap — this is EVE after all. In this case, however, it turned out to be the perfect rescue.
Following the note on the can, I quickly got in touch with friendly people in the chat, confirmed via the website, got directions for how to locate the can, got the password and got the probes. I couldn’t play more that day so I loaded the probes into my launcher and logger out. It felt almost unbelievable. Like a lifebuoy being thrown out to a person at sea. And I was that lucky recipient! If anything, EVE succeeds in making the player feel the vastness of space. Even more so in W-space, where there are no “roads”, only faint trails in the tall waves…
The next day, I logged in and resumed the scanning routine with the new probes. To see the probes flash felt like being able to breathe fresh air again after having been near suffocation. A small thing, really, if you think about it, but for a moment I felt something very real.
Eventually I found my way back to a station in high-sec space. I wanted to go back and restock the can with probes, but the path had closed by the time I could reach high-sec shops.
I have to say, there can’t be many cases of such altruism taking place in MMO games, let alone in the world. It was a really cool experience and yet another thing that makes EVE a very special game.
I saw the testimonials on your website and I would gladly let you share mine there. No need for anonymity – I want people to know how awesome you guys are!
I’m currently taking dives into W-space in between high-sec dabbling, so for now I’m not looking to join a player corp which gets wardecked a lot, but some day I would definitely like to try joining a friendly exploration-focused corp such as yours some day, if alphas are allowed.
Once again, thank you very much!!