The controversy surrounding the ban of Erotica 1 hasn't stopped flowing--and neither has the isk stopped flowing into the New Order Treasury. From all around highsec, people are rushing to purchase an asset that can't be taken away, even if the player is permabanned. I am referring, of course, to New Order shares.
Like so many others, Matrea D has been inspired. Matrea D earns a Triple Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ for sending us past the 285, 286, and 287 billion isk mark.
In addition, Lord Crevex earns a Double Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ for sending us past the 288 and 289 billion isk mark. Rave Daphiti earns a Double Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ for sending us past the 290 billion isk mark. We're so close to 300 billion now!
Not only has Erotica 1 not lost access to her New Order shares, she's actually increased her holdings due to EVE players purchasing them by proxy, or transferring them. I need to make clear the distinction, though. Transferring preexisting shares to another player will not count toward the "This Month's Top Supporters" tally, since it's not a new contribution. That's why only Percival Rose's 170 million isk purchase, made this month, is credited to Erotica 1 on the monthly list.
Meanwhile, Agent loyalanon and the brave Knights of the Order have been slaughtering more bot-aspirants.
Thanks to the extra cash in the Treasury, our Knights move with confidence across the battlefield and slay the beasts whose EHP once made them untouchable.
Even freighters are continuing to feel the pain. If only they knew that they had a Code that could save them--and acted upon that knowledge.
Our brave warriors have attracted the attention of more "white knights", who try to use ECM to stop the ganks. Sorry, rebels, but a Knight of the Order beats a white knight any day of the week. That's why "Knight of the Order" gets capitalized and "white knight" doesn't. Note the cowardice of Oci Osskmi, who hedged his commitment to his cause by sacrificing midslots for a weak tank instead of more ECM. Unlike our Knights, he lacked the courage of his convictions. He perished anyway.
As loyalanon said, this is only the beginning. You'll need to read the next Kills of the Week post to see more. loyalanon brought up an interesting point: Could the carebears hold Ripard Teg partly responsible for the deaths of their ships? Ripard is the blogger/CSM member who raised the ruckus about Erotica 1 and called for her permaban.
It is possible. Ripard's name is being cursed by many good citizens of highsec today, including Tora Bushido of the murderously successful Marmite Collective alliance.
The Marmites declared war against Ripard's alliance, Rote Kapelle. Rote Kapelle views itself as an elite nullsec PvP alliance, but even they bring ships through highsec. Certainly Ripard could be blamed for all of the resulting losses.
Some in the Order have taken to name-dropping Ripard Teg when they contact bot-aspirants after ganking them. An interesting example of the ripple effect! Under the circumstances, it might be appropriate for Ripard to handle reimbursements for all the lost mining/PvE ships?