Why You Should Fly in the FFA

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On Saturday between the hours of 16:00 and 22:00 thousands of ships will be exploded in Basgerin during the Stay Frosty ABA Frigate Free for All. But why should you come to the event?

This is your chance! Within the context of Eve the tables are often skewed against you. You know exactly what I am talking about. You're young, you like to focus on mining, industry, staying out of trouble...whatever it is you enjoy doing in Eve. This is your chance to let your hair down and have some pew pew fun. All with a minimum of risk.

And while I'd be the last person to tell you it is going to be perfectly safe, within the normal context of Eve, the FFA is at least balanced in your favor. It is as close as you can get to a fair shake in this game. For a few hours you'll be on the field with other players in the same kind of ships, with the same kind of skills, doing the same kind of things. Nothing is "fair" in this universe, but this is as close as it can get for a brief moment in time.

And when your ship explodes you can dock up in Station V and simply ask for a new one. Or feel free to bring your own, or warp off to hi-sec and fit up a new one. Whatever you choose to do all you are risking is a cheap frigate. 

This is, I think, the fifteenth player event I've organized in Eve. I can assure you that every single dime donated to this event has been used to organize this event, that every single donated prize will be awarded and that all of us will do our best to keep things, while not perfect, at least as sane as possible. We have to, if we want to keep doing these in the future. You don't get to do 15 player events by ripping people off.

Granted, there will always be the buttheads that show up to try and ruin things for everyone. That is why Suddenly Spaceships and Stay Frosty will be policing the event, to keep the buttheads from ruining the event. This is also part of the fun. It wouldn't be Eve without it.

We have plenty of in-event events planned to keep things interesting and you'll get a chance to shoot some fun things in your Frigates. So keep your eyes peeled for those!

You should plan on being there. 

There have been some questions regarding what exactly a T1 Frigate is. I suggest you look it up. From 16:00 to 20:00 we'd like to keep the field to T1 Frigates as much as possible. I always tell people, feel free to bring your blingy Daredevil and warp into a belt with 800 T1 Frigates if you want to! Personally I wouldn't want to do that, but I'm sure they'd all be happy for the killmail. After 20:00 until 22:00 all Frigate and Destroyer class ships are welcome. This is usually when things get nutty.

More details will be available tomorrow or Friday. Until then the in-game channels are Stay Frosty FFA and EVEOGANDA

I hope to see you and your friends on Saturday.

And remember, DO NOT primary Rixx. He gets enough of that normally.