Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kills of the Week

Here on MinerBumping, if it's Sunday, it's Kills of the Week. Let us commemorate some righteous suicide ganking that occurred during the period from April 7th @ 00:00 EVEtime to April 13th @ 23:59 EVEtime.


It's hard not to start with an Orca kill, eh? The ship belonged to LOVEISWAR. For want of a 10 million isk permit, she lost 1.2 billion isk, the Orca bill having been inflated by the tech II cargo rigs. You would think a massive cargo bay, ore bay, ship hangar, and corporate hangar would be enough, but bot-aspirants need every bit of space they can get, in order to minimize the amount of interaction they have with the game.

LOVEISWAR's name isn't a bad slogan. She was shown love by Knights Capt Starfox, PinkOboe, Ziaeon, Dante Lobos, Fawn Tailor, Lady Geesica Marstolt, xXx PvPGodMaster xXx, and Winchester Steele.


LOVEISWAR could have escaped with her implants, had she not been AFK. Dante Lobos delivered the killing blow, wiping out an additional 1.3 billion isk and delivering another Mining Foreman Mindlink into oblivion.

Still not satisfied? The ever-growing power of the New Order means plenty of dead Orcas; I can hardly keep track of them all. You can feast your eyes on the killmails for Ranqu'taj's dead Orca and Luthien DeTelerin's dead Orca at the links. (Luthien's Mackinaw also went to its doom from when the ship hangar went kablooey--very efficient!)


fr33ze proved how much Mackinaw pilots love their small shield boosters when he put a Pithi A-Type on his mining ship. Though expensive, such modules offer almost no protection against suicide ganks. Does this mean carebears are willing to spend hundreds of millions of isk on fancy boosters that do nothing but protect them against 0.6 rats? That might make sense in a single-player game, but Dante Lobos and Ziaeon were not amused. The other thing that got proven: Sometimes the Loot Fairy actually drops the good loot.


For the final Kill of the Week, Rayshel Christina piloted something that you would expect to find in a grotesquerie, not in the New Order's perfect highsec. Yes, it's a Veldspar-mining Navy Apocalypse. Knights PinkOboe, Ziaeon, Dante Lobos, and Renyah Atori understood that such ships do not belong in this world, and they hurriedly cast the abomination out of it. (Dante also crushed its 200 million isk pod.)

Why would someone fly something like that? It's the end result of chronic bot-aspirancy. If EVE is all about gathering isk with as little effort and as much safety as possible, it makes perfect sense that even grand combat ships would be repurposed for AFK mining. Rayshel Christina's Veldspar Navy Apoc is but a specter of the carebear theme park to come. But our Knights violently oppose such things. They believe, fervently, that EVE is a sandbox meant for humanity, not bot-aspirancy. So they stand guard, striking down the carebears on behalf of all humanity, on this night, and all the nights to come.

12 comments:

  1. I would laugh so hard if you guys managed to gank Chribba's veldnaught.

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    1. I think Chribba has a permit.

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    2. Ganking a dreadnought in 1.0 sec space would be quite a feat!

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  2. I've been flying with the New Order and the Code has taken me over and entered my veins. It's a sacred duty to bring it to the miners andto spread our love. -- Lady Geesica Marstolt

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  3. The mining battleships like the expanded cargo hold Mackinaws are probably left-overs pre the mining barge buff. Before that patch they both made sense in their own way.

    Post patch a Skiff would give more yield, twice ore capacity, and a load more EHP at a fraction of the cost.

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    1. OMG why would you use a navy BB for mining even before barge buffs? Wouldn't a regular BB be just as good? Plus, armor repair drones can't repair your own ship...only others, so that's even more fail.

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    2. Doesn't the Navy one have some extra EHP? - Impractical now but they did look cool.

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  4. That NApoc is just painful. I literally wish I had never seen it. How much cargo hold does it have with 8 cargo hold expander 2s and the rigs? Can anyone run the numbers or build one ( without the rigs ) to let me know please. To think that there are actually ships like that flying around....... shudders......
    Grats on the other kills guys and gals :)

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    1. I ran it in EFT and it gets 7169 m3 of cargo space. As haulers go, it could wind up with quite a bit of EHP if some shields were in its mid slots, so it might actually have some utility for slipping past suicide ganks. Shame that it was used for mining.

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    2. With all level 5 skills the cargohold capacity is 7169 m3.

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    3. 7,169m3? A Procurer has 12k and cost 9mil isk. This is madness!

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    4. It was a good idea for a well tanked miner back before the barge and exhumer buffs.

      Now it IS madness.

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