My name is Peter and I'm Brazilian. Basically, I try to survive each year by being as sympathetic and insightful as I can. I'm a huge fan of Star Wars, LotR, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, history and a bit of math, besides literature, Football and geography. I also mod Neverwinter Nights 1 and am currently working on the ToaFR saga, besides a few side projects.

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1 comment by Also_known_as_Peter on Dec 25th, 2011

Player "Cally" won at EVE Online despite it being a massively multiplayer game with no victory condition. Other players earn ISK (game currency) by mining, completing quests or killing each other. Cally, on the other hand, simply asked for it. And it worked, and there was nothing they could do about it. Because while the other losers went into the economy as honest workers, or corporations, he realized he could go in as a
The novice mode for illegal profiteering.He spent months running the "EVE Intergalactic Bank (EIB)." This offered loans for start-up EVE corporations and miners who wanted to buy tools, with interest rates and repayment plans and yes, we're still talking about a game people apparently play for fun.
Move over Pac-Man!Cally certainly had fun: He fulfilled the secret fantasy of every bank manager in history, when one day, he walked in and just took all the money. All the money was 790 billion ISK, about $170,000 in real dollars, which he used to become the greatest video game villain of all time. He spent a huge chunk of the money to buy a ridiculously powerful warship, another chunk posting a huge bounty on his own head, then sailed off into space just daring people to kill him.
Something like this -- the biggest middle finger in history.The ultimate dickery? He posted a 15-minute video bragging about how he got away with it, mocking his loyal employees at EIB, enemies who failed to stop him and the suckers who basically paid for a second job -- essentially paying for the right to have their money stolen. Understand: Cally is now officially smarter than every Bond villain put together, because he found a way to give an expository monologue without getting killed.

I got this from! It wasn't written by me, I just thought it to be a nice story I wanted to share.

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KnightofEquulei Jul 27 2012, 3:19am says:

*Runs back in*


*Runs off again giggling like an idiot*

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Also_known_as_Peter Jul 27 2012, 4:54pm replied:

So this is the best you can do, huh? Throw insults at me and run away? I expected more.

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CrazyOldTeenager Jul 27 2012, 9:24pm replied:

Don't worry Pete, I think those ones were aimed for me. The rascal posted something similar on my page, lol.

Now Knight, you're soooooooooo fried. You see, I much prefer Star Wars weaponry as opposed to your Skyrim stuff.

*aims through sniper rifle*

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KnightofEquulei Jul 30 2012, 7:38am replied:

I'm more of a Dark Souls fan and in Dark Souls we have massive two handed weapons such as giant mauls and swords which were once wielded by giants. The weapons can either crush a man or slice him in half and if all of that fails I'll just spam the Wrath of God miracle on you until I have victory. I think my Dragonslayer bow and massive magical enchanted arrows the size of a man themselves should pierce through whatever pile of metal junk you begin flying.

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Also_known_as_Peter Jul 27 2012, 9:54pm replied:

Knight and I do this all the time. Really, I'm used to it by now. Besides, I taunt him constantly at his page, so I can't say it isn't fair.

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CrazyOldTeenager Jul 29 2012, 11:41pm replied:

Please delete this comment, I replied to the wrong post.

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Also_known_as_Peter Jul 31 2012, 1:51am replied:

Wait, which one? It's a real clusterfuck of comments here...

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CrazyOldTeenager Jul 27 2012, 11:12pm replied:

Sounds like something me and my older brother used to do, :D.

I thought I might join the fight. It's about time someone came in with some awesome Star Wars weaponry.

Here's the kind of stuff we could use around here:

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Also_known_as_Peter Jul 29 2012, 4:40pm replied:

Don't worry, I'm always ready to continue mh eternal battle with the evil Knight of Ecclesia. But I think I'll be fighting with my trusty sword, since Knight here loves to use sorcery to negate modern weapons.

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CrazyOldTeenager Jul 29 2012, 11:42pm replied:

Meh, blasters rock. They ROCK!

A very wise man one said:

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”

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