This was a very special week for highsec: It was a week full of tremendous victories for the New Order. One might ask, how does that make this week different from any other week? It doesn't. Every week is a very special week when the New Order's around. Let's celebrate some ganks from the week of July 20th @ 00:00 EVEtime through July 26th @ 23:59 EVEtime.
Xulnaga starts us off with a bang. He didn't get the memo about being able to fit freighters with modules, or he just didn't care. He had 9 billion isk to haul around highsec and 0 million isk worth of mining permits for his freighter. The result was a dead freighter, ganked by Agents Aaaarrgg, ELicken, loyalanon, Big G Chelien, John E Normus, Jake Makbema, James Haythem, Bishop Hudson, Keraina Talie-Kuo, Krominal, Lonely Spirit, Rakeris, Princess Suicide, Yucan Blome, Nitetime Video, Mary Enowool, ATM Pro Asanari, Jon 1, Zane Arnolles, Babahabas, Jolly Rancer, P3tsku Janoinen, Cuddletime, grebnedlog kram, Catalysting You, Pod-Goo RepoWoman, and Jericho47.
But wait, there's more! The killmails on ZKillboard and Eve-Kill were API verified, but truncated. You see, Xulnaga was carrying around a lot of cargo, especially blueprints. Most were merely blueprint copies, but a few dozen were listed in-game as BPOs. The scan of the cargo was dropped into Evepraisal, which uses Jita market values to assess the total worth of a ship's contents. The Evepraisal estimate of Xulnaga's cargo was between 28 and 71 billion isk--not counting the several BPOs for which there was no market data.
All things considered, a 10 million isk permit is a pretty decent investment, no? That whole "New Order can't claim sov in highsec so just ignore them" thing doesn't seem to be working out so well for you rebels.
BlackSite Operator was flying a 9-10 billion isk jump freighter and decided to swap out one of his reinforced bulkheads for an expanded cargohold. He needed more room for his prized possessions. Who cares about a few measly hitpoints, right? BlackSite sure didn't. He was a bot-aspirant. Our Agents, on the other hand... John E Normus, Big G Chelien, Krominal, Keraina Talie-Kuo, loyalanon, Nitetime Video, Aaaarrgg, Zane Arnolles, ELicken, Yucan Blome, Brutal Anna, Lonely Spirit, Mad Fatchick Killer, Rakeris, Cuddletime, Arno Rafe, Rick Therapist, Radric Davids, Anal Canal, Zombiepilot, Jay Amazingness, P3tsku Janoinen, Jericho47, Pod-Goo RepoWoman, and Reprocessing Survivor take highsec more seriously. They won the risk/reward debate with antimatter.
Ouch. Areath Mehuputania was flying a fail-fit Nestor worth more than 2 billion isk. The carebear didn't think he needed a proper fit, since he was only killing NPCs in a mission he was running. Along came Arden Elenduil, who helped himself to some of the wrecks. Even though Arden's status as an Agent of the New Order entitled him to confiscate the contraband, Areath opened fire. Under the aggression rules, this made Areath a valid target. Arden easily won the battle, tearing the 2 billion isk monstrosity apart--while Areath probably yelled, "Leave me alone!"
Note to CCP: You can give the carebears a safety button, but it won't save them. If the next expansion included a Common Sense Button, the carebears would immediately switch it to the "off" position.
HARCLOCKSIS wanted to mine in highsec without my permission. To ensure his safety, he filled his Mackinaw with some expensive equipment, but not much tank. He ended up losing quite a bit more than the 617 million isk killmail suggests. HARCLOCKSIS, it seems, has a nasty little addiction--to Harvester Mining Drones.
Each one of these little puppies costs over 200 million isk. Agents loyalanon and Sophia Soprano were disgusted by what they saw, but they knew they'd come too far to quit saving highsec now. Once the Mackinaw was safely out of the picture, they scooped the drones and sold them to buy more Catalysts. Now that's what I call a happy ending!
People like Roman Ahashion probably look down on the freighter pilots who get ganked in Uedama. If so, they're hypocrites. Roman anti-tanked his blockade runner and, despite having a cloaking device equipped, turned it off so he could travel through my territory on auto-pilot. Agent D400 was on duty and gently reminded Roman that cloaks exist for a reason--as do gank ships. Roman wasn't willing to use his cloak, but D400 was willing to use his gank ship. Several hundred million isk worth of skillbooks and tags went up in flames.
BONUS! Last week, the notorious liberty of U-S-A-T-O tried to interfere with the New Order's freighter ganking in Uedama. Ever wonder why the rebels can't stop us from killing freighters, even though they know where we operate? liberty's Manticore fit provides a clue. Sanadoon1 and DeTech Deplete of Hunter Killers. corp took only one minute to kill her: 58 seconds to stop laughing, 1 second to kill her, and 1 second to wait for the next server tick.