In a previous post I showed you some of the interesting MTUs I have spotted that have been named by their owners. In this post I’ll show you some more.
MTUs that have been renamed by their owners are a somewhat rare sight, so whenever I spot one I always make sure to take a screenshot of it. It’s a little like trainspotting in a way, although much more likely to cause your friends and family to give you that look of concern mixed with disappointment, should you ever tell them what you spent your Friday night doing.
The owner of this MTU attempted to disguise it as a popular frigate, but he couldn’t pull the wool over my eyes, which I decided to subtly let him know in local.
I do wonder if this naming strategy ever actually works, I find it funny regardless.
The owner of these MTUs decided to use them to inject some sociopolitics into EVE, something which is almost always assured to get a reaction from others these days.
I think a more appropriate name would have been “Not Forlong MTU”, as it was deleted shortly after this screenshot was taken.
Whilst a few corpmates and I were engaging in some corp activities together, we spotted this MTU on D-Scan. From the name, we suspected that this MTU may have been used for illegally storing human effluence, and so we popped it shortly after taking care of our other business.
Next up, we have a few MTUs with Russian names to look at. I have used an online Cyrillic keyboard to type these words out, and then put them through an online Russian to English translator.
Translates to: Grandma’s Chest
Тянучка – М
Translates to: Tynuchka – M (noun. stickjaw)
Translates to: tsukso
If any Russians are reading this, please let us know the validity of these translations.
I have a feeling that perhaps the owner of this MTU was making some kind of statement about people who hunt MTUs, but I guess we’ll never know for sure.
A corpmate found this sneaky ‘Magpie’ MTU hidden away behind an acceleration gate in the system of Penirgman, and decided to share the kill with us. That’s one benefit of being in a corporation with other MTU hunters.
Another example of a named MTU can be found in the thread on the Official EVE Online Forums that I use to promote this blog.
I’ll make sure to keep an eye out for that one!
Finally, let us take a look at a mail I received from a friend, a fellow MTU hunter named Berger Luckmann.
Oh, let me grab those killmails for you.
Kill: Dace Cad (Mobile Tractor Unit)
Kill: Dace Cad (Drake)
Thank you for taking care of that one, Berger, it’s very much appreciated. The name of that MTU is a reference to the containers I leave around highsec named “Pix Severus was here o/”, which you can read more about in this post.
..and that’s everything, all examples of named MTUs I’ve encountered over the years have now been covered. I’ll continue to keep an eye-out for more named MTUs in the future, but if you spot any on your travels, please take a screenshot and send it to me via EVE Mail in-game.
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