Hulkageddon III – Dates Announced

I mentioned previously that another round of Hulkageddon was looming on the horizon, that unique-to-EVE Online sort of event where apparently bored PvP focused players organize an effort to kill off the industrialists in the game.  They have their reasoning for why this event is good for the game, or at least fully in the spirit of the game. (Prize List Here)

And suicide ganking does indeed seem to be in the blood and marrow of the game.  One cannot deny it.

Just don’t dare to suggest that the flawed insurance system that makes this event possible might need to be adjusted, because then the some of the PvP players start in with the QQ and the awkward rationalizations, and that is never pretty. (Though I should point out that Helicity, the organizer of Hulkageddon,  is on record and agrees that the current insurance payout system is flawed and in need of change.)

Hulkageddon is Coming

All that aside, the big question has been, “When is it?”

While there hasn’t been an official post on the Hulkageddon site about that, the banner has been updated to include a date range, so I am going to take that as the sign of the time line.  The dates:

July 9th, 2010 through July 18th, 2010.

In the past that has been from 00:00:01 of the first date through to 23:59:59 of the latter, so I assume it is the same this time around.

And remember, that is in-game time, which runs on UTC, so if you are on the US West Coast like me, there is a 7 hour off-set currently, so the fun begins at 5pm on the 8th here.

Not that any of this should really matter for the most part to an experienced player that pays attention in-game.  A Hulk with a shield booster and a pilot who activates it in a timely manner has a good chance of survival.

A thin tanked tech 1 mining barge like a Retriever on the other hand, not so much.  Better make sure your insurance is up to date there.

6 thoughts on “Hulkageddon III – Dates Announced

  1. Kirith Kodachi

    Insurance did get revamped as part of Tyrannis such that repayment is based on the running market prices instead of a fix mineral price. The upshot is that suicide ganking will not be as isk free as before. But perhaps still profitable when the opponent’s loot and wreck is considered.


  2. Letrange

    Well, since when I mine, I do so in w-space this event is a total non-event for me. People trying to kill my Retriever/Covetor/Hulk is par for the course in whiskey space, no different from any other day of the week.


  3. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    @Kirith – I thought that the biggest impact of the insurance revamp was to make the payout for tech II ships closer to market price. That would mean that an insured Hulk pilot wouldn’t lose out as much as previously when ganked, but I gather that the ganking ship(s) would still get payouts to cover their losses.


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