Last week, Snake listed a pile of officer mods, three characters, and two travel-fit Aeons. The two Aeons were listed for 15 billion ISK each, a bit below the standard offer price on the EVE-O forums. Another player, Zeekar, asked if there would be a further discount for both, and was told by a third party that "15b for Aeon with FBs and trimarks is a pretty bro price." This caused LordsServant to say:
Taking two dedicated titan support ships off someone's hands is also pretty bro. Aeon's are generally just RR for titans that doesn't instapop to maelstroms/drakes. Hardly anyone uses caps/supers vs Raiden, so u generally dont do much in an SC.
Generally not worth the isk unless you have plenty of spare chars and isk to burn (like Zeekar and/or myself does, tho I'd bet they're going for corpies rather than personal useage) =D
OK, I'll say it here: what I did next was wrong, and for doing it, I apologize to the FHC admins. Commentary doesn't have any business on the FHC Marketplace section (though I'm not sure where else it should have gone). But I'm afraid your humble moderator went off a bit anyway. I don't remember exactly what I posted, but the gist of it was something like "Aeons are just big Guardians, are they? That's all they're good for? Is that what super-caps in this game have come to? The fact that a ship that most EVE players will never be able to afford has already fallen into being regarded as 'not worth the ISK'? In Rote Kapelle, Aeons aren't support ships. When we use them at all, we tend to regard them as 'a key component of our super-cap arm'."
Helen responded (and again, the post was deleted, so all I have is the gist) that if I and the rest of Rote Kapelle wasn't so "bad", maybe we'd have lots of super-caps too.
The whole exchange was then deleted by an FHC admin, which is their standard practice when a discussion goes too far off-topic. This post isn't about that. Maybe I'll have more to say about this practice later.
Ripard passed 70m skill points over the weekend. My other combat main is approaching 65. That means I'm well within the end-game for EVE Online. Yet, I do not own any super-caps, and only two true capital ships (both carriers, one combat-fit, one logistics-fit; I lost my dread in the Rote dread fight a couple of weeks back). And I have to admit, the whole exchange just put me off the idea of ever owning a super-cap.
Guess that just makes me permanently "bad". And searching for some other end-game in EVE.