It's a new year in the New Order of Highsec. Have the carebears learned anything over the past 365 days? Some certainly have. We've made a lot of progress in educating them and giving them culture and civilization. But we've still got a long way to go. Hence, the following kills featured from the week of December 29th @ 00:00 EVEtime through January 4th @ 23:59 EVEtime...
Bumping is normally a non-lethal means of encouraging Code-compliance. Until, that is, the bumping drives someone like Dargo Inkura to accept a duel in a 920 million isk Tengu. Dargo went into battle against Agent Wolf Soprano, who was flying an Omen Navy Issue. More importantly, Wolf was armed with total faith in the Code. The ships didn't matter. The New Order Agent prevailed.
What's worse than losing a PLEX in a shuttle? Losing it in a super-warping, limited-issue shuttle. maliso franz's Leopard inexplicably contained next month's rent. It was important for her to travel with the PLEX for some reason, but not important enough to do it while at the keyboard. She autopiloted, leading Agent Currin Trading to kill her. The next time you autopilot with a license, make it a New Order license.
tul Breetai and the Insurance Fraud. alliance have been up to something. As with last week, they managed to get a bunch of carebears to fight them under odd circumstances. Result: Dead carebears:
Brianna Salima lost a 230 million isk battleship to Agents Korben Kurvora and Tul Breetai, as well as the oft-aloof Agent CONCORD Police Commander, who was somehow induced to lend a hand for this kill. Works for me.
Skywalker Dethahal fared even worse than the battleship pilot, losing an Orca worth 1.1 billion isk. Its faction hardeners were no protection from the gang from Insurance Fraud. alliance, along with random people--including an Orca(!) pilot from an NPC corp. I'm guessing Skywalker was somehow persuaded to criminally flag himself. Hey, why not? To my mind, he was flagged as a criminal for mining without a permit anyway.
Jeepers creepers. Dobryi DED lost a truly gruesomely-fit Loki to Agents loyalanon, Anta Isimazu, and Sophia Soprano. Maybe, possibly, this was some kind of travel fit (with a cargo scanner, though?). On the other hand, if it was fit for travel, then why was it AFK? Now, before the carebear jumps in with one of those typical "I wasn't AFK, I was just..." excuses, I'd like to point out something else:
Dobryi's actions proved you can buy a lot of "Virtue" implants, but they're no substitute for the real thing. (I would also make a Poteque-related pun if I could think of one). Considering the loss of his 2.7 billion isk pod, you might think me cold-hearted for giving him such a hard time about it. That is, until you notice the time-stamps on the killmails. He lost his Loki at 08:28. He lost the pod at 08:51. Yes, his 2.7 billion isk pod was sitting AFK next to the gate for a full 23 minutes before Agent loyalanon swept it up.
Meanwhile, in unrelated news, Rod LaMarr lost a 12 billion isk freighter to some gankers this week. Twenty minutes later, Rod's pod was still waiting for Agents D400 and Nitetime Video to pop it--costing the freighter pilot an additional 1.8 billion isk. What is with the carebears these days?
The in-game killmails and the various killboards value implants differently. Regardless, Bethy lost a bundle when Agent D400 popped her AFK autopiloting shuttle and her pod, valued by zKillboard at just over 3 billion isk.
With all the recent talk of player "engagement" and whether the carebears are actually engaged in EVE, I may as well add this thought to the mix: The carebears might find EVE more engaging if they'd bother to look at their computer screens every once in a while.
I don't get that Tengu kill. At first look, its fit might work in PvP - it has scram, web, (with 5/5) 700 dps, 100k ehp and almost capstable with mwd on. I see no obvious fault.ReplyDelete
The obvious fault is explained in the pilots killboard:ReplyDelete
That tells the whole story and shows that even if you buy expansive ships, if you lack the player skills to fight with it properly, then it's little more than an expensive flying coffin.
I'm curious as to how this one went down, too -- just what critical weakness in his flying and/or fit let the Omen Navy Issue get the better of him.Delete
Running the numbers says at least a little bit, in the meantime. Rage Heavy Assault Missiles are very unsuited to hitting even large cruisers, let alone an exceptionally fast, low-signature cruiser like the Omen Navy Issue. The difference between the missiles' explosion radius and the Omen Navy Issue's sig reduces the damage from each hit to 62%, and that's reduced further if the Omen Navy Issue is moving any faster than 131 m/s, the missiles' explosion velocity. Which the Omen Navy Issue was more than capable of doing, even while webbed.
Meanwhile, the Omen Navy Issue's lasers were perfectly suited to puncturing the Tengu's resist hole, and the Tengu was passive tanked (badly, I might add --. The Tengu might have still had a chance to kill the Omen Navy Issue or at least run away, but that does indeed come down to a matter of raw piloting skill.
That was a lot of typos on my part. But basically, it comes down to a matter of the Tengu pilot's skill and experience. And whether he thought to bring some missiles that aren't worthless against anything smaller than an Abaddon.Delete
The Loki does appear to be a travel fit, the relic analyzer and cargo scanner would allow them to tackle ghost sites. I've been fitting my Incursion BS with those when I travel, but you'll never catch me, I'm ever attentive at the helm.ReplyDelete
Can you imagine people just setting cruise control on the highway and just looking at porn? It would be utter chaos. Thank you for keeping my EvE free of bots and bot aspirants.
No griefing this week?ReplyDelete
i'm sorry i can't hear you over the 12 year old coming out of your mouthReplyDelete
I'm so glad that James 315 in his benevolence allows the carebears to comment on this blog, so that they may provide their sincere, honest, and well-thought-out feedback on the New Order's operations.ReplyDelete
The carebears' own unique style of personal expression contrasts perfectly with James 315's writings. After reading a James 315 post, I'm always able to scroll to the bottom, read the carebears' heartfelt rebuttals, and decide for myself which side is in the right.
Nothing to do with our boss James 315. This comment is meant to gather more tears from losers. That's what this feature is for hahaDelete
troll smarter, not harder, yoDelete
What is it with all these damn Orca fits? I'm no New Order fan, but the more of these fits I see, the more I see the point. I'm just like, Grrrrr.ReplyDelete
Have y'all ever ganked an Orca that was fitted with Reinforced bulkheads? Just wondering-
Unfortunately miners constantly break this rule --> "No excessive mining. Miners should not fall into a routine of mining all day..." therefore they fit their ships for maximum yield and no tank. Quite greedy.Delete
Also nothing wrong with liking New Order, great band imo. :-P
yes yes just follow like a lamb. All brainless men like to do thatDelete
that you nerf buger?Delete