Given the title of this blog, it's no surprise that bumping miners is a big part of what the New Order stands for. However, as I often say, every punitive measure taken against the rebel miners is a revolutionary act. In a previous post, I presented an example of a New Order Agent infiltrating a corp and blowing up their mining op. Today we return to the art of corp infiltration, otherwise known as "awoxing".
Agent Alana Charen-Teng has been making use of a very helpful game mechanic: You can kill (and pod) members of your own corp/alliance in highsec without Concord interference. There are always highsec industrial corps blindly recruiting people. If you're able to join one, you get the opportunity to kill some Code-violators for free.
Alana joined the same corp as miner Th3 Syndicate and killed his Orca, a very fine use of awoxing. A little history lesson: The term "awoxing" comes from a pilot named Awox, who became notorious for infiltrating corps to spread havoc.
My understanding is that Awox put a couple spins on the tactic, which was designed for operations in nullsec, not highsec. He would have a low-skilled alt infiltrate a corp in nullsec, then use the alt to tackle a coalition member (a "blue" with positive standings, not a fellow corp member). Once pinned down, Awox had his combat main deliver the kill. This also resulted in diplomatic incidents, since any corp in the coalition with a lax recruitment policy would threaten the others.
Thus, the method Awox used can't be done in highsec. But the idea of infiltrating for the sole purpose of shooting fellow corp/alliance members became associated with Awox, and the name stuck.
I was delighted to see that Th3 Syndicate lost his Orca in a 0.8 security system, while mining veldspar. Nowhere in highsec is safe for the enemies of the New Order!
Within moments, our heroic Agent set the rebel miner back 830 million isk. For whatever reason, the rebel failed to escape in his pod. AFK, perhaps?
Ouch! Many highsec Orca pilots have expensive implants. Th3 Syndicate's disobedience cost him an additional 1.2 billion isk when Alana popped his capsule.
Let this be a lesson to all miners. You can pay 10 million isk and join the New Order, or you can potentially lose 2 billion in a shot. The next time you sign up an enthusiastic new recruit, it may just be an Agent of the New Order. You are warned.