Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Resistance Is Futile
This is the kind of question I like to be able to ask when I log in. An Orca was killed, along with his pod, in the Kamio system.
OneLight Wiley, the unfortunate pilot, provided us all with a lesson on the new aggression mechanics of crimewatch. When our gankers attacked a Hulk, OneLight tried to help the Hulk by repairing his shields. However, interceding in combat like this caused OneLight to earn an aggression flag--to everyone. This was the result:
OneLight's effort to help another miner resist the New Order got his own Orca and implants deep-fried. And CCP's new aggression mechanics--designed to make highsec safer--resulted in a victory for the New Order!
Later that day, we rallied a gank fleet. A troublesome Code violator was mining in the Kamio ice field. He was guarded by Commander Kempf. Kempf, an outspoken opponent of the New Order, was in a Rook. It's a recon ship designed to jam other ships. He intended to jam anyone who attacked his mining buddy.
In a shocking twist, our fleet did not attack the miner--we attacked Kempf's Rook instead!
Ah, the egg-shaped pod icon. The universal symbol of success. Kempf wanted to stick his nose in our business, and was shocked when he lost his own ship.
Unlike many tissue-paper Rook fittings, Kempf had not maximized his jamming at the expense of tank. He had considerable EHP, with Damage Control II, an active shield hardener, a Large Shield Extender II, and two shield rigs. But we had enough DPS to melt the busybody's infernal ship.
Let this be a lesson to anyone who tries to help rebel miners. You may be the one to pay the price.
Gladius Codicis captured a video of the glorious gank.
Good stewards of the environment always, we cleared Concord from the ice field.
R0me0 Charl1e stopped by the ice field to scoop modules. He offered me a pair of Kempf's missile launchers as a memento.
Kempf was speechless at first, but eventually got to talking.
As always, our enemies show us why they deserve to be defeated. Thank goodness for the New Order's invincibility!