Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kills of the Week

The New Order is a gift to highsec. It's also a gift that gives gifts. Each day, Knights of the Order give Code-violators the gift of a shiny new lossmail. Let's have a look at some of the gifts given during the week of September 8th @ 00:00 EVEtime through September 14th @ 23:59 EVEtime.



Cain Orbitar lost a 362 million isk Retriever. Agent Janine Frost gently reminded him that there's no such thing as isk-tanking. Permit-tanking, yes, but not isk-tanking.



OK, let's talk about Baunty Brown. She's a bot-aspirant, as you might expect. Agent MotherSammy discovered her mining illegally, so she killed her Retriever. Baunty got another Retriever and went right back into the asteroid belt. So MotherSammy killed her again. Annoyed by the ganks, Baunty Brown heeded the advice of some rebels, who told her that it's 100% safe to mine in a Skiff or Procurer...


Yeah, not so much. MotherSammy somehow applied 30,000 raw damage points to the Procurer and blew it up. I'm not sure exactly how this happened (no wardec was involved). Maybe Baunty needs someone to teach her about aggression mechanics. Better yet, how about giving her a copy of the Code?



Agent xxBLACK SKULLxx 929, leader of the NEW ORDER DEATH DEALERS, took it upon himself to hunt pods while Agent D400 is away. Assistance from Agents Luck Of-The-Irish, Zane Arnolles, Crazy Bill Ovaert, Aronious Maximus, and jukarua removed a miner's Mackinaw shell, and then xxBLACK SKULLxx 929 popped Digger Jamal's 2 billion isk pod. Protip, Digger: If you plug in a Michi's Excavation Augmentor, the only thing you're "digging" is your own grave.



What's this? Agent Ziyad Mohammed lost his Catalyst to a random interloper and a sentry gun. But why are we featuring this loss, when it came from one of our own? This would be just another write-off, a gank ship sacrificed freely in the name of the Code, except for one thing. Note the damage inflicted by the Thrasher on the killmail: 315 points. This changed everything...


When Ziyad saw the 315 damage points, he knew he possessed the power of the Code:


KABOOM! Less than half an hour later, Agent Ziyad Mohammed, along with friends from the Confederation of xXPIZZAXx alliance, killed Black Penny's Fenrir. It cost her a total of 7.1 billion isk. The Eve-Kill.net killmail only shows two containers; the in-game killmail shows the contents of the containers. Since everything was in the containers, and because they dropped, all of the freighter's billions worth of loot rained forth.

Miners, keep this kill in mind the next time you feel tempted to violate the Code. You're not just fighting our Agents--you're fighting destiny. Good luck with that.

18 comments:

  1. Don't know if I would call it a gift. More along the lines of players being players, playing the game to their liking. If you like to make ships go pop due to the lack of attention (afk) or those "deemed" be bot-aspirants then NO and the Code is your flavor. Personally I find it rather boring now since there is honestly nothing new in what you do and the reactions you get.

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    1. And yet here you are, still reading the articles.

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    2. My other car is a ThoraxSeptember 15, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      What's wrong with that Anon 11:05pm? I have subscriptions to 26 porn magazines, just so I can confirm for certain that they are all still immoral and deserve strict censorship. Are you going to say that my diligence is hypocritical too?

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    3. Highsec is broken, yet the New Order never leaves it.

      Sometimes, you just have to make sacrifices for the greater good.

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  2. I have a favorite flavor, Mint Chocolate Chip.
    I eat it all the time, because its awesome.
    I find your comments rather boring now, since there is honestly nothing new in what you type and the reactions you get.

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  3. Digger Jamal, that name rings a bell...

    http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=16306080

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  4. Having to scrounge off of xXPIZZAXx for kills now? Desperate times for the NO.

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    1. The New Order celebrates everyone in the ganking community.

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    2. And there are several xXPIZZAXx members who are part of the New Order. We transcend corps, alliances, and borders. We may in fact be the most open community in all of New Eden!!!

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    3. @ Lenda Shinhwa, and that's why if a poll was taken more people like the New Order than hate it. Should do a list of converts, there are many. Heading over to a section of space tonight that has asked for help spreading the word.

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  5. New rebel movement?

    https://gate.eveonline.com/Corporation/Old%20Order%20Restoration%20Army

    Maybe they'll last more than a few days

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    1. Yay, rebels !

      Hopefully these ones will actually try and do something. Although they'd probably have more luck recruiting in a cemetary, the dead listen better than high sec miners.

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    2. They have 3 members (seems none are trained in assault skills) and are begging for ISK already. They are already the walking dead, but much luck to them, at least they are at their keyboard and awake. But if they want hisec miners to listen let alone back them they would have more luck grave robbing.

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  6. A procurer? Was there no better target? Surely there was a more expensive ship, and more isk to destroy? Seems wasteful from an opportunity cost point of view... 22 million isk... woop de doo.

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    1. The Procurer death is more of a symbolism of a point: "Even the tanky barge can fall to the New Order's Knights. The only safe miners are those who possess a Permit and are ATK." - The general point that I feel James 315 is trying to make by posting the Procurer kill.

      Before, the barge kills have been only Retreivers and Covetors, as well as their Tech II upgrades. Procurer can have easily well more EHP than a Mackinaw or Hulk, so killing it with 1 or 2 Catalysts is out of the question. Anyone willing to sacrifice yield or ore hold and get the Procurer is more often than not going to also fit tank on that hull, making it practically invincible against small-scale ganking.

      Previous Procurer death on this blog has been killed by Concord, after the barge aggressed illegally. Yes, it ganked a New Order agent, and failed.

      By posting a Procurer-killed-by-Knight killboard screenshot, New Order makes its point that even these high EHP monsters can be felled.

      Most likely, the Procurer's owner probably did something stupid to trigger aggression mechanics that would allow combat without Concord, like looting a yellow can or wreck. If that solo Knight had tried to gank it like a Retreiver or Covetor, Concord would have annihilated her and the Procurer would have survived to require another gank. Actually, that's another possiblity: She might have ganked it, got Concorded, and the Barge owner was AFK and didn't repair, allowing the Knight to rinse and repeat until it died.

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    2. To kill a procurer with 10,000 shield, 5,000 Armour and 5,500 Hull and 2 25% broad shield resists you need to hit it with over 40,000 damage.

      If you have 4 Gankers and 15 seconds then you need to be able to do 667 dps. If working optimally you can do that in 4 catalysts (likely need 5) - However doing so requires tech II fittings making each catalyst more expensive than the Procurer. ie Procurer loss is around 15m isk (less insurance) Gankers lose likely more than 100m isk.

      Killing a procurer is doable but it is symbolic..... Better off killing an orca.

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    3. Yeah, the thing with procurers is that carebears really don't realize that the phrase "Procurers are nigh-impossible to kill" is pronounced with a silent "Unless they're shit-fit and/or you do something stupid in one"

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