Talking A Corpmate Down
An exchange between me and Cassius, via Twitter DM, the day after he ventured into lowsec and got a Drake shot out from under him by pirates (certain details redacted):
Erbo: [Pirate corp] has your killmail up: [killmail link]
Cassius: oh for real? That sucks… well…. there goes my day encompassed by my humiliating defeat
Cassius: can we go to war with them?
Erbo: I would advise against it. They’d probably make mincemeat out of us.
Cassius: grrrrr….. I want their heads on a flippin silver platter . . .
Cassius: first they attack me when I am engaged in combat then they have the nerve to do this? It is humiliating
Erbo: Well, ALL corps who do PvP regularly have killboards. If we did PvP, we’d have one, too.
Erbo: And as for going after them, they have numbers and they have PvP experience. We have neither.
Erbo: Wardec them? We might as well tape bacon to our heads and walk into a tiger pit…*
Erbo: [Pirate] later lost the [fancy faction cruiser] she killed you with, but it took *5 guys* to bring her down: [killmail link]
Cassius: gah sorry… just not happy with the way things have gone…
* Thanks to John Scalzi for this evocative phrase.