Who doesn't love a good awox story? I have yet to meet a true EVE player who doesn't appreciate the simple beauty of joining a mining corp to kill their Orcas.
The big awox nerf is almost upon us, so there's no better time to savor the bliss of this emergent-friendly, intuitive game mechanic.
Agent Lord Mandelor heard rumors about a highsec industrial corp called Caldari Mining and Logistics Academy using Orcas to provide bonuses to its miners. Worse yet, one of the Orca pilots was seen in local bragging about how he could go AFK within a POS and still provide bonuses. Mandelor sent two awoxers to the corp, which accepted their applications without question.
The Orca pilot in question, who has since left the corp, was XxMinerxX X. Agent Mandelor's investigation confirmed the presence of rampant bot-aspirancy and disregard for the Code. To be honest, all it took was one look at XxMinerxX's bio.
Using his awox alt, Allan Qartermain, our hero bumped the corp's two Orcas outside the shields of their POS. Then he opened fire on the first Orca, Lara S Winters.
The carebears did nothing. After Lara's Orca was dead, Allan and the other awox alt, Blute Shoes, attacked XxMinerxX. This apparently interrupted the miner's trance-like state. Now he was playing EVE.
One of the corp members attempted to rescue XxMinerxX's Orca. As usual, the miner relied on a poorly executed act of deception. Carebears love to lie--almost as much as they love to talk about honour.
Both Orcas were converted into gorgeous wrecks. Our heroes prevailed, despite being heavily outnumbered by their corpmates on the corp's home turf. Classic New Order victory stuff there.
The miner didn't spare a single moment to appreciate the elegance of the awox operation. Nor did he offer his temporary corpmates a "gf". Instead, he chose to compound his violations of the Code by directing profanity at our Agents.
Nevertheless, our Agents had an audience beyond XxMinerxX himself: The rest of the members of Caldari Mining and Logistics Academy. Since they were attending an "academy", the New Order's finest offered an unscheduled seminar on the Code.
But as every professor knows, no matter how valuable the lesson, there's always at least some percentage of the class that don't want to be there.
XxMinerxX pulled out the old "I would've paid but now I won't" line. Before our Agents could remind him that he was lying, the miner turned his hostility up a notch. He vowed to declare war against his opponents. Since the awoxers were still members of XxMinerxX's corp, declaring war would have been tricky. Clearly, the carebear was aware that he was dealing with the New Order, which proved he did know about his corp's need for mining permits all along.
Regardless, the "Academy" was now committed to the destruction of the New Order. Could the awoxers salvage the situation (after salvaging the Orca wrecks, that is)?
To be continued...