Sunday, May 18, 2014

Kills of the Week

Highsec was in a wild and capricious mood this past week. Some badly-fit carebears got a bit rowdy and needed to be put in their place. Luckily, our Agents were very alert. Let's review the week of May 11th @ 00:00 EVEtime through May 17th @ 23:59 EVEtime.



Helene Troi had one of the most perplexing Mackinaw fits in recent memory. Agents Fabulous Charity and Black Night Burn were even more suprised to find a 1.1 billion isk pod hidden inside. I fear this mystery may never be solved.



spacecritter crept his way through Uedama in a 3.2 billion isk Golem. He was stopped for questioning by Agents D400, shorttee, and IREALLYHOPETHISNAMEWILLF. His answers did not satisfy them (he was AFK), so he had to die. Our heroes also got the bot-aspirant's 1.2 billion isk pod, killed by Ario Drumall. What an aloof carebear. The way I see it, if you're going to lose four and a half billion isk in a battle, you might as well be at your keyboard for it.



avelon serenity didn't get the memo about our border checks in Isanamo. She managed to lose a 5 billion isk freighter to a SWAT team comprised of Agents 412nv Yaken, loyalanon, Mildron Klinker, D400, Ario Drumall, Krominal, Walter Kramer, Zane Arnolles, NotTheSmartestCookie, Braggs Seyllin, Scylla ofMessia, Nanny State, Keraina Talie-Kuo, iZaEaRl, Zazz Razzamatazz, Lenda Shinhwa, Rabe Raptor, DJentropy Ovaert, Jebediah Phoenix, and Abraham Woodhull. And what of the loot fairy?


She was generous that day. Uncharacteristically so.


With rare efficiency, the bloated carebear carcass was recycled to fund future deeds of heroism by our Agents.



Talk about a worm! Alexis Tit UnibeeL lost a 320 million isk Worm and a 466 million isk pod while attempting to interrupt the ganks performed by Agents Jennifer Zanjoahir and Skipper Huitzilopoch. Rebellion got Alexis nowhere. Instead, he found himself on the menu of the very gankers he was trying to stop.


He vowed revenge, of course. I wonder what his vengeance will entail. Losing a billion isk cruiser?



Donnie Cash got sniffed out while flying a 300 million isk fail-fit Hound through highsec. Agent Ario Drumall was on the scent in no time flat. Next time, the stealth bomber pilot might want to consider being more stealthy. Carebears, cloaks aren't like bombs. You can and should use them in highsec. Otherwise you're behaving as though highsec is risk-free, and that's never what I wanted for you.



Gaming God experienced a crisis of faith after his AFK autopiloting Leopard and 3.6 billion isk pod were popped by Agent D400. Gaming God probably considered himself a skillful player. As any EVE player should know, elite PvP skill can't be bought; it isn't for sale in Jita. If you want to improve your battle performance, don't spend a bunch of isk on implants. Rather, you should strive to live a life of honour and discipline--and read the Code regularly. That's what our Agents do, and it seems to be working pretty well for them.

27 comments:

  1. I hope the loot fairy was kind with the Golem.

    That's such a wonderful set of faction modules. I hope they didn't all explode and the income generated helps keep the good fight going.

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    1. You can always click the killmail link and see for yourself

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  2. I think I can see the reasoning behind Helene Troi's fit. It looks like a new player fit (carebears are known for not learning), throw on a bunch of modules with individual purpose with little regard to overall synergy.

    ECM to break a gankers lock until Concord shows up. But only if the ganker arrives in a Minmatar ship.
    Drone Damage amp to kill rats quicker, meaning less time before sending mining drones back out. Or maybe to fight off the gankers that don't get jammed.
    Signal amplifier to lock quicker. The sooner rats/gankers are locked, the sooner drones can be told to shoot them.
    Anti-explosive screen seems a bad choice. Though it is the damage type most associated with Minmatar.
    The target painter doesn't make sense though.

    If Helene Troi had fitted the right type of jammers and been paying attention, she could have survived the gank.

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    1. Unbonused ECM isn't that good, although two ion base jammers each would have had about a 30% chance of jamming...assuming she was ATK. Hi sec belt rats die so fast, a DDA is moot...would have been better off with a DCII. Really no excuse for a shield booster, much less a blue one.

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  3. Doesn't seem like a lot of the pilots have shown anything here that says they are carebears; freighter with mixed modules and ships, Hound fit that sorta sucks but could still be meant for a roaming fleet, etc.

    The commentary just seems like James projecting some anger onto random people.

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    1. >spacecritter crept his way through Uedama in a 3.2 billion isk Golem.
      >His answers did not satisfy them (he was AFK)
      He was moving while AFK. Which means autopilot. That's bot aspirant behaviour.

      Avelon serenity was probably autopiloting. But that isn't clear.

      Donnie Cash. Again, I'd say autopilot because a stealth bomber aligns so quickly that if it was warping to zero it should be immune to ganks.

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    2. In addition to the case of Helena - It appears looking at her bio that she lacks a New Order mining permit which is quite an offense.

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    3. Common sense would dictate that the hound is a REALLY bad FW missioning bomber. Common sense would also dictate only a bear would fit a ship like that.

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    4. I think the common theme is they were all afk autopiloting. Do that in high sec and people will kill you just to make a point.

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    5. Don't know if that Hound was scanned ahead of time, but faction mods in such a glass ship is asking to be ganked. My SB is always cloaked, even travelling between hi sec gates.

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    6. I did not scan the Hound. I landed at the gate - he was autopiloting without proper permit - he had to die. Neither did i loot the remains.

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  4. PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE MUNITION

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  5. Black Night BurnMay 19, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    5 weeks ago I was a carebear, I lost my mission ship and thought, do I relly want to spend my time grinding isk, to get back to the isk grinding level I was? and then I saw the light, now I'm on kill of the week.

    There is hope for all!

    My bio says knight in training, I think today it can be upgraded.

    High sec, its worth fighting for.

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    1. Black Night BurnMay 19, 2014 at 9:50 AM

      and I forgot to add, that this was in the first gank fleet I was leading, providing alt warp ins and finding targets...

      Dont delay, gank lead today!

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    2. Still a long way to go grasshopper. hang out with loyalanon best gank fc ever I have been in his fleets and your kill mail is good but not loyalanon good

      Tank

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    3. Don't listen to them, mate, ganking with two years old alt is easy, getting the job done with a fresh toon/former mission runner, now that takes skills, if you weren't with Code already, I'd be offering you a job.

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  6. You saw Wolf Soprano's latest loss? Yeah, that's working out great to be sure :P

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    1. an anathema? oh no im broke now

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    2. Yup, we lost an anathema :(

      Everyone, pack it in, back to Jita - show is over :P

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  7. "Rather, you should strive to live a life of honor* and discipline--and read the Code regularly. That's what our Agents do, and it seems to be working pretty well for them."

    The agents play the game as a team picking on single targets at a time, you don't need a code for that.

    Strife for a life of honor, maybe the agents will do this one day.... far far far int he future...

    Ooohw wait game life and real life is supposed to be separate according to you guys.
    yet you write on you blog and the agents comment on it every day ... their gaming life and real life have fused further than vegeta and goku....

    yet you point at carebears and cry that they need to separate their gaming life fromt heir real life.

    Im a game not because i only have real life but because i choose to have many.

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    1. It always puzzled me why so many miners/carebears upon losing their (pretty cheap) ships are using the rhetorics of kind "yeah, I lost this ship, but at least I have a real life and... and lots of sex lolz". Sure dude, you totally have real life, and probably even many of these real lives, but just try to accept that so many of fervent followers of the CODE also have rich out-of-game lives.

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    2. I think you misread his last comment.

      It was essentially "I'm not a gamer because I have no life, I'm a gamer because I choose to have many." based on the idea that games allow you experience a life you wouldn't have otherwise.

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    3. What does this mean, that our lives have fused further than vegeta and goku? A question for the philosophers among us.

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    4. A++ would be totally confused by again.

      This post gerped more then the fsck of vmatis and gameron!

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  8. i have not lost any ship to the code and never will because:
    A. when i play in never afk
    B. I have invested in a permit
    C. we'll i do have a life, i hope for your sake you have one too ...
    D. Apparently you don't know the gamer Quote "I don't play games because i don't have a life but because i choose to have many."

    Don't automatically think that because i choose to post anonymously that i do not honor the code. I however find that they way certain Agents/knight act is not right with the code.

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    1. Anon 7:09PM I guess you were answering to my Anon 6:46PM.

      Let's see what exactly you don't like in Agent's behavior (and whether it's "not right with the CODE")

      * The agents play the game as a team picking on single targets at a time, you don't need a code for that.

      You're confusing means and aims here. CODE is being enforced in many ways, one of them is by ganking rebel miners. When engaging in PVP activities in Eve it is generally recommended to have superior firepower, tactics, defense, electronic measure or combination of these and other elements that contribute to the outcome of battle. Unfortunately, PVP mechanics for suicide ganking nullifies everything besides sheer firepower delivered in shortest amount of time, hence the "wolf pack" you talked about. But you probably saw examples of non-suicide warfare (Bing BangBoom's victory over rebellous alliance, who totally surpassed him in numbers, firepower etc.) where Agents showed their aptitude in all forms of Eve combat. If you don't like one of forms the CODE is enforced, it doesn't really mean this specific way of enforcement is against the CODE or is dishonorable. Suicide ganking is pretty time-consuming, requires precision due to narrow attack window and is risky due to low negative status you have and many ppl attempting to kill you on sight. Those who still take suicide ganking path are well aware of consequences.

      * Strife for a life of honor, maybe the agents will do this one day
      This one is a baseless accusation that Agents aren't living life of honor already. I can't really find a good argument proving that Agents aren't persons of great honor. If you have those, please present them or try to avoid these baseless statements.

      * their gaming life and real life have fused further than vegeta and goku....
      You're missing the point here again. Agents of the CODE never issue real-life threats, never degrade to making disgusting remarks of sexual nature etc. Agents are playing this game (and using real-life time of course, I know no other way of playing Eve besides sacrificing some of your precious life to it, and again, it's our choice and each one of us finds its perfect balance between family/friends/hobbies and this game) but aren't obsessed by it. I can't say that about all the miners/carebears, my experience says they're much more susceptible to mixing game and real life. Again, not all of them do that, but significant percentage sure does.

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  9. Sigh here i was writing a nice reply then the frigging blog twitched on me ill give a shorter version.

    "* The agents play the game as a team picking on single targets at a time, you don't need a code for that."

    On your reply to this: The group-up tactic is old and doesn't have allot of honor to it.
    " I however find that they way certain Agents/knight act is not right with the code."
    **Please read certain again** There are Honorable Agents in the ranks Bing BangBoom bieng one of them.


    "* Strife for a life of honor, maybe the agents will do this one day
    This one is a baseless accusation that Agents aren't living life of honor already. I can't really find a good argument proving that Agents aren't persons of great honor. If you have those, please present them or try to avoid these baseless statements."

    Agents are neither honorable or dishonorable. Nobody can proof the reason why somebody becomes a knight for the order. all i can say is somebody has to have hostile/bad intentions to become a ganker, which is a dishonorable act.

    * their gaming life and real life have fused further than vegeta and goku...
    (you guys totally fell for this one)
    It was the point to see how you would react, since They were never fused for very long.

    As for the immaturity of the player base. Allot of them will find them self turning into Agents/knights because its easier to attack the players that don't fight back.
    (notice how i didn't say can't)
    they will always resort to Shame full acts over chat because that's all they have left

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