Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kills of the Week

The carebears suffered an extraordinary--perhaps unprecedented--defeat this last week. Something very precious of theirs was killed, and died. I won't say what it was quite yet. Some of you already know what I'm referring to, but I'll keep the rest in suspense for the moment. Until then, let's put aside any impatience or curiosity we might be feeling about that, and simply enjoy some kills from the week of March 15th @ 00:00 EVEtime through March 21st @ 23:59 EVEtime.



Sometimes a carebear can get into trouble by being a little too cute. So it was for the freighter pilot named Highsec Alt. Sigh. Highsec Alt belonged to the Friends of Brave alliance. I don't have a problem with Brave Newbies, but it occurs to me that if you're going to spend your time in highsec, you might want to try being a Friend of CODE instead.

Agents Kusotarre, Turkey Baster, Thomasina, Dr Raholan, Kachiko Sama, Carcass Jack, Zuntrax Kolar, Twizzlespark Celes, Seabronc, Freya Guinness, Dias Rajashi, Jin Blam, melindro siro, Pretty Ordinary, Unfit ForDoody, VeryWorshipful Brother, Eure Dincigkeit, Diaz Serine, Ghuleh Idolatrine, The Occidental, Morrigan Laima, Dios Rojosh, Dashio Sariana, Diasho Shorin, Dios Rajash, Daishi Saria, and Bbbbutttttt Shaishi blew up the freighter, removed 12.8 billion isk of unlicensed goods, and kept about 5 billion isk of it for themselves.



Alya Cabral had her heart set on an anti-tank fit, but she got bored partway through and ended up with a half anti-tank, half unfit industrial. Agent HotShotX Warcastle, on the other hand, was 100% Code-fit. He blapped the industrial in no time flat. So what did Alya need all those cargo expanders for, anyway?


You always need plenty of extra space to carry around PLEX, if the carebears are to be believed. Interestingly, the PLEX was wedged between Antimatter charges and an Antimatter blueprint.



Some little kills are so bizarre that they manage to worm their way into a Kills of the Week post. Meet Byzarro, the proud owner of a laser salvager capacitor Moa. No more. Agent Super Perforator saw Byzarro go suspect and legally killed him. I'm not sure CONCORD would've punished that kill anyway.



Rydia Fenn had some crazy ideas about lowslot modules that she wanted to test. The result: Failure. Agents Lament von Gankenheim, Masao Kurata, and Nicolas Dupre put Rydia's limited-edition Mackinaw through its paces and discovered a number of flaws. Half a billion isk later, they recommended a sturdy tank and a mining permit.



Rydia wasn't the only one running around with one of those special edition Macks. Var Skell had one, too. Like Rydia, he failed to tank it. Things only got worse from there. Agents Liek DarZ and Plasma Death discovered something terrible lurking inside the exhumer...



...Var Skell's decadent pod! Agent Liek DarZ destroyed 3.1 billion isk of implants, including two that our Agent was particularly relieved to see in the wreckage:


The Michi's Excavation Augmentor and the Mid-grade Harvest Epsilon are worth a billion each. They're also per se violations of the Code, due the to bot-aspirancy necessarily involved in fitting them.

Var Skell wasn't done yet, though. Notorious rebel leader Held der Finsternis reported on his HeroesOfHighsec blog that Var Skell is quitting EVE as a result of these losses. He sent the following message to Held:
"I'm leaving EVE. The changes over the last years have proven unacceptable. I will donate the few ISK I have to your cause, set up a 1 ISK contract so you can have all my limited assets (they will be in Korsiki) and then delete my retarded little character."
I found his comment about "the changes over the last years" interesting. What changes? The last few years have seen CCP massively nerf ganking and aggression in order to make highsec--particularly highsec mining--safer. I can only assume, therefore, that the change he's referring to is the introduction of the New Halaima Code of Conduct. The New Order should be proud--we're delivering on our promise to bring change to highsec.

27 comments:

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    1. The Code always wins!!! Always!!!

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    2. no, the code always whines, always!!!

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    3. Code. repeating the same thing over and over in hopes that someday somebody will believe it.

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    4. Isn't that what you AG guys do all day? I mean, James' blog posts consist of nothing but the truth, how horrible it may look to some of you carebears.

      And that glorious truth is that the code always wins, always.

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    5. Kavoro Pel you seem to be under a mistaken idea I have nothing to do with AG except what i read right here. I am all for ganking just tired of seeing the same thing repeated over and over. Yes yes we all get it the cake is a lie arrow to knee blah blah shit gets old time to come up with something new.

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  2. No, you whine like babies over and over again ;)

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  3. Nice to see so many Knights crowded onto that Providence Killmail. Warms the cockles of this New Order heart.

    When it comes to Highsec, CCP should bypass the CSM and speak directly to James 315. His advice and input will be crucial in delivering a better Highsec for all.

    In the interim, CCP should check the Code to make sure that any present and future plans touching our Homeland are not only Code-compliant but actually arise from its glorious spiritual core.

    The recent CSM elections were characterised by stark voter apathy; not so, the election of the Supreme Protector.

    Highsec has a benign, strong and merciful leader. His Supreme Council (made up of senior New Order Knights) translates his vast Vision into action.

    Some of that action can be seen in today's blog post, above. But there is more to do, comrades, much more.

    Let us redouble our efforts, put our shoulders to the grindstone, walk the Xtra Mile. You know, Push.

    All Hail James 315, Saviour of Highsec, Supreme Protector, Father of the New Order!

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  4. That's actually part of our Code- the CSM is worthless. I do hope our Highsec fundraising campaign was a success to keep Highsec carebear Var Skell in the game. I have neither received a contract nor seen him login.

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  5. Highsec alt is almost certainly an alt of Veers! who else would name and alt using the word alt?

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    1. good catch...I've added him to the list of Veers alts.

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    2. i'm just happy that voter apathy didn't allow the code candidate to get in the csm
      what an unmitigated disaster that would have been!!
      thankfully we can rest on our laurels and watch code blow smoke up it's own ass some more.
      should be fun.

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    3. Sabriz, another veers alt, would have defected to AG had she been elected

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  6. I'd like to tip my hat to Var Skell who gave his assets and isk away to agents in the minerbumbing channel before quitting.

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    1. Hah! Legit laughed like a crazy person from this exchange. >.<

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    2. Can confirm he was in minerbumping channel, giving away assets. His final gallant action!

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    3. YaY! the New Order always wins!

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  7. meh seems made up

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    1. "All made up," he says.
      In green print, "CREST verified."
      You can't make this up.

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    2. It's like we have a whole bunch of wendy wrights in the comments.

      That's not evidence, you aren't showing me any evidence

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    1. Dave is a known Veers alt

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  9. Held is a known James 315 alt

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  10. James 315 is a known Currin Trading alt

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  11. I laughed quite loudly at this..."I'm not sure CONCORD would've punished that kill anyway"

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