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Hulkageddon III is Over

It is now past 00:00:01 UTC on the 19th of July, 2010, so Hulkageddon III has finished, the Summer of Gank is over.

According to the kill board, over 1700 exhumers were destroyed as well as over 700 mining barges.  There were also 29 Orcas done in and it looks like one Roquel.

And over three hundred players were pod-killed.

All of which represents an uptick from last time around, when it was over 1200 exhumers, 300 mining barges, a dozen Orcas, and a little over 200 pod kills.

Overall, I don’t think I have any stunning thoughts on the event, at least nothing beyond what I posted in the past.

I’m sure we’ll see a Hulkageddon IV.  Until then, I’ll leave you with this video.

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.

Hulkageddon III – Summer of Gank – Coming Soon

The third round of Hulkageddon has been announced for EVE Online.  Christened the “Summer of Gank,” prizes are currently being collected to incent the destruction of mining barges throughout New Eden.

It is described on the event site as such:

Hulkageddon is a semi-regular event which takes place in the MMORPG game EVE-online.

During the event contestants vie with each other to see who can destroy the most mining vessels within a given timespan.

This is the 3rd edition of the event, which hopes to top the previous one, that ended with the destruction of over 1,200 mining vessels.

The event even has a sponsor this time around, in the form of EVEPress.  I’m not sure what form that sponsorship is taking exactly, but their name and logo is on the side bar and they have a pop-up announcing the event on their own site.

No word on the start date as yet, beyond the phrase “extremely fucking soon.”