Saturday, January 12, 2013
Permit Tank, Best Tank
Ouch! The Knights of the Order were forced to relieve a miner of a billion and a half worth of implants. Maharischi PyroxYogi took a great risk by mining without a license, and he paid for it. But we've popped many expensive pods, some even more expensive than this one. It was his Mackinaw that drew everyone's notice:
Maharischi's Mackinaw may have been the most expensive ship we've had to kill. He packed three Dread Guristas Adaptive Invulnerability fields onto his Mack, along with other tank mods. With nearly 50,000 EHP against Antimatter (more EHP than many Skiffs), he thought he could mine with impunity. But a fleet of a dirty dozen Knights assembled and produced one of the most beautiful killmails. Look at all those Catalysts.
The rebels of Chelien were aghast to see the fate of their fellow miner. They had not realized the extent to which the New Order's power has grown.
Some miners didn't take the news very well.
Others were more philosophical. Tear Two is determined to save every rebel miner he can, but even he could not make excuses for Maharischi's blunder.
Lissiri has fully disengaged from reality. When we can inflict 3 billion isk (or more, as a subsequent attack proved) of damage in one strike, yes, we own the system. Even nullsec sov-holders are pleased to do such damage with a dozen ships in one attack.
We may not be able to tell her what to do, but Lissiri has joined the ranks of many highsec miners whose bios are all about the New Order these days.
Later, once he finally returned to his keyboard, Maharischi spoke up. He claimed he was not a bot. Maybe. But he is most definitely a bot-aspirant.
He claimed his tank had saved him from Goon attacks in the past. He made the mistake of thinking that if his tank was strong enough, he would become exempt from the multiplayer aspect of EVE. It was a costly mistake. The only way to tank one's ship from the New Order is by spending 10 million isk for a permit.
Even putting aside the stacking penalty of three invulnerability fields, Maharischi's fitting was madness. We often point out how an untanked Mackinaw is a sign of bot-aspirancy. So, too, is fitting a billion isk tank. It can only be justified by the assumption of total immunity from ganks, which is paid back by endless hours of AFK mining. An expensive bot, but still a bot. Let this serve as a warning to all the miners out there: Fitting too much tank is just as bad as fitting no tank at all.