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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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 bank.Photos.com
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 Cracked.com! It wasn't written by me, I just thought it to be a nice story I wanted to share.

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Feb 1 2012, 5:38pm says:

Shepard is back this March eh? Well send her to me, me and Crowley have a score to settle with her. Basically, me, Crowley and Armon were having tea together and there comes Shepard out from the skies in her spaceship and she shoots our tea! Me and Crowley vow revenge but Armon being uber religious forgives her. Me and Crowley aren't going to forgive someone for no reason though...oh no...we're going to break into Shepard's quarters and eat her cereal.

Kai Leng said that it would **** her off. And Kai Leng is a pretty cool guy, eh eats your cereal and doesn't afraid of anything and thus, I think his suggestion might just work.

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Also_known_as_Peter
Also_known_as_Peter Feb 1 2012, 7:44pm replied:

...Sheppard is a man. 0_0

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Feb 2 2012, 3:20pm replied:

I know but I have two Shepards. My male Shepard is an okay guy. Well, my female Shepard is okay too actually...

Hmmm. Hmmm. Mmmmmhhhmmmm. Oh ho!

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~Avenger~
~Avenger~ Jan 29 2012, 10:06pm says:

Hey bro, thanks for accepting :)

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█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█ Jan 28 2012, 2:10pm says:

Oi Brazuka!

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Also_known_as_Peter
Also_known_as_Peter Jan 20 2012, 8:22pm says:

I just fixed a water-blocked ear by playing Skyrim's Main Theme on max volume. How cool can that be?

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Waffleking
Waffleking Jan 24 2012, 10:08am replied:

Damnit! I didn't see your comment yesterday, had a waterblocked ear for god knows how long! :'(

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Waffleking
Waffleking Jan 19 2012, 12:42pm replied:

Because The Giant Space Butterfly told you to. End of discussion!

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Also_known_as_Peter
Also_known_as_Peter Jan 19 2012, 11:13pm replied:

Doc! You're back!

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Waffleking
Waffleking Jan 22 2012, 7:04pm replied:

Yeah... I haven't really had much time for anything but checking my watches for some time now :-/ Also I've been tryin to figure out the great mysteries of the UDK, which I suspect will take some time... But anyway, I am back! :D

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