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 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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Also_known_as_Peter Creator
Also_known_as_Peter Jan 5 2012, 9:07am says:

Why the hell would I want toast?

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Jan 6 2012, 10:53pm replied:

Because Crowley stole your toast. Damn it, we really need to catch that guy!

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

Doc! You're back!

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BluePotato
BluePotato 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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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Dec 31 2011, 9:38pm says:

Peter, get your *** over here to England. We're gonna beat some people up who are playing loud music!

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Also_known_as_Peter Creator
Also_known_as_Peter Jan 1 2012, 10:11am replied:

England? Bloody England? Alas, I wish I could go back there. The weather in Brazil is starting to get in my nerves...

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Dec 31 2011, 10:17pm replied:

Ummm. Peter. I've killed someone and need your help exporting me out of the country...Peter....

Heh heh. Just joking...obviously. God, how I hate New Year parties!

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Also_known_as_Peter Creator
Also_known_as_Peter Jan 1 2012, 4:56pm replied:

What? You're kidding? Does that mean I've hired 16 renegade SAS members for nothing?!?

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Jan 2 2012, 3:28pm replied:

Well...now that you've hired them...I suppose we could stir up some carnage. MWAHAHAHAHA HAWHAHA SHAHJH!h! WHAHAMAMHJJSHWH!! MWHAHAHAHAHAH! HA HA HA! ATTACK!

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Nov 2 2011, 10:29pm says:

:D
No reason. No reason, I was jus-RUN CROWLEY! QUICKLY! TO Ak'Horr!

P.S

Curse this crap internet to Hell! I swear to you. One day. I will get to Virgin Media along with Crowley and we shall destroy those virgin cu*ts and when they get to Hell...well, their virginity won't last for long...heh heh.

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Also_known_as_Peter Creator
Also_known_as_Peter Nov 3 2011, 8:41pm replied:

Let's see if you and your drunken bastard get through my infinite legion of Cerberi and other evil stuff!

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Oct 28 2011, 5:00pm says:

Did you get that cake that I sent you or are you STILL on the hunt for Crowley?

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Also_known_as_Peter Creator
Also_known_as_Peter Oct 28 2011, 7:51pm replied:

Nah, I'm done with cakes. Now I like pie. And wine.

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei Oct 31 2011, 7:46pm replied:

Pie and wine ye say? What else do you like? Don't worry. I'm not secretly working for Crowley. He's not The King remember? So you can tell me everything in confidence. BTW, where do you stash all of your pie and wine???

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Also_known_as_Peter Creator
Also_known_as_Peter Nov 2 2011, 10:54am replied:

In Ak'Horr, why?

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