Today's Kills of the Week post is dedicated to the Code. Whether you're studying it, following it, enforcing it, spamming links to it in local, or reading it for the first time, the Code is at the heart of life in modern highsec. Violating the Code, on the other hand, spells certain doom. Let's take a look at some doom that got spelled during the week of March 1st @ 00:00 EVEtime through March 7th @ 23:59 EVEtime.
Appealing Death had a particularly inauspicious name. His chosen profession--AFK hauling--was equally dubious. He lacked a 10 million isk permit and scorned the Code, so he lost nearly 20 billion isk in one battle. The Suroken system bled that day. Agents PJ Abrams, Kusotarre, leevi Serafin, AJ Abrams, Morrak Awit, SoullessAvenger, Himari Nakano, Twizzlespark Celes, Dios Rajash, Emotion Sasen, Diasho Shorin, Dios Rojosh, Daishi Saria, Dashio Sariana, Diaz Serine, dude there's my-pod, Dias Rajashi, Sasha Cohenberg, PI Slave 004, Anderton Faln, Yojiro, Krisi Kristo, and Ivan Von Jagermeister were victorious and brought honour to Suroken.
Looks like someone was in a hurry! Coreolanus grabbed a flimsy little Badger industrial ship and tossed on a few random mods. The fitting of the Badger involved no tank and less logic. Worst of all, Coreolanus forgot his permit! Agent holdmybeer asked him to slow down a bit and reconsider. (By killing him.)
Figures. Coreolanus was caught red-handed with a PLEX in the cargo. I bet the carebear couldn't wait to cash it.
It was a week of bot-aspirant haulers! Orka Ohaer made a similar mistake with his own flimsy industrial ship, but he managed to lose 1.4 billion isk of random cargo. It sorta looks like Orka put everything he owned into this ship. Surveying the situation with a perspective that only an Agent can possess, HotShotX Warcastle felt it was a good time for Orka to start over in EVE. A few thousand damage points later, Orka was liberated from his shady past.
Less than an hour later, Windows Evotori caught Agent HotShotX Warcastle's eye. Another flimsy industrial carrying over 1 billion isk of garbage! Incredibly, the Mammoth pilot was even more of a Goofus, since much of the value of this kill came from the industrial's mods. Wait a minute, what are those green cargo expanders...?
A billion isk in anti-tank mods? "ORE Expanded Cargohold"? Sorry, no. I don't have to deal with this, and I'm not going to. Everyone who fits or carries an ORE Expanded Cargohold is automatically considered in violation of the Code. Unless you're looting it from someone else's wreck, of course.
It looks like we're making some progress on the pod front. This week, the carebears of highsec were using cheaper implants than usual. Still, Kamatscho managed to lose 2.5 billion isk of unnecessary implants while traveling through a 1.0 security system. Agent Santo Trafficante and his smartbombing ways to put an end to all that. Now all that remains is for us to watch the pods next week. Will the carebears put aside the decadence of previous weeks, or will their bad habits return?
Code. always loses as usual, always!!ReplyDelete
Dosent help them that they are all bot-wanabe's
All hail Held, the true saviour of highsec!ReplyDelete
Do your agents try to engage freighters that are NOT auto piloting?ReplyDelete
You must have a permit, tank your ship, and be piloting manually at the keyboard or you're fair game, at least as far as I understand it.Delete
The lack of any one or more of these three things makes you a valid target, yup. However in these dark, benighted days, even with the valiant struggles of our Knights there are still too many targets to choose from, so we tend to prioritize the autopiloting freighters. Of course we reserve the right to target other freighters if we so wish, and every once in a while we do so. But given how much easier and more certain it is to gank an autopiloting ship (and how much more likely its owner is to be decadently bot-aspirant), it seems justified and within the Code to shoot the autopiloting ships first.Delete
Maria Thats a very long version of NO we can't do it propperly so we wont.Delete
in the codes defense its easy, it makes the killboard look good and it still preaching the code because afk piloting is wrong
Actually, it means "We can't do everyone all the time, so we prioritize the worst bot-aspirants". We can kill any one non-compliant carebear, as these Kills of the Week posts should have made clear to everyone by now. We just pursue those carebears closest to Code-Compliance with less urgency than we pursue those who display unashamed bot-aspirancy.Delete
Maria, if code where actully killing the worst of the bot-aspirants code would be to busy killing themselves all the time. Well that and the goon alts allowed to mine however they want in high sec cause they are on the no-kill list.Delete
Code lies, cheats, abuses rules, and does everything they can to try and get tears and rage from miners, but then cry foul when its turned on them. (ming comes to mind when i think of this).
Cheer up snowflake,
We all love you even if your not aware of it,
*were, *too, *because, *to, *it's, *I, *you'reDelete
That may be a record even for you, M.
Got to love when a codie starts to lose an argument they break out the spell checker, lolDelete
*pats maria on the head*
What argument? I'm talking with Icey here, and thought I'd help you improve your writing while I awaited his response. If you're bothered by being corrected, M, perhaps you should do a bit of proofreading before posting your comments?Delete
Oh it dosent bother me at all maria, i actully quite enjoy you code monkeys getting upset when i purposely mispell ;)Delete
How about that big highst where goons lost 250 billion? Any comments the little codie maria might want to make? :)
Not really. Why do you expect me to care?Delete
That theft really just means that the gankships changed hands. They're still going to be used to murder carebears, just under a different flag. If you think 250B of gankships are going to be used for anything else, you're deluding yourself.Delete
@290xanaots Perhaps the goons will even buy them back? It good to see you starting to think like a miner anyway :) after all does he actually lose his mining barge when he can create an unlimited number of them for free.Delete
It's amazing how few miners seem to understand this very simple concept. Things you produce yourself by farming all the resources for them are not free, they cost you a very great deal of time. You could mow someone's lawn for $10 for an hour and save yourself the rest of that time.
The Code Always winning as usual.ReplyDelete
Siegfried Cohenberg for CCP CEO!!!!
Globby was Wolf's secret goon alt.Delete
Another great kills of the week brought to you by decadent carebears. Some of this looks familiar though. Wondering if I already read part of this on that new rebel blog, what's it called? He Rows in Hi-sec? Held by Finn's Sternum?ReplyDelete
Awww how sad....goons loses 250 billion. Poor goons.
Good thing we aren't goons, huh?Delete
Nah, your just goon wanabe's.Delete
Good thing your back ming! I was getting worried you might have tried to hurt yourself or something.
Wow. Guy takes a day off and the bot-aspirants just grow like weeds. Time to cut them back down to size, I guess.Delete
And with ming's comment, we have heard from a different kind of bot-aspirant...Delete
It's interesting that the term bot-aspirant has stung carebears so badly that they wish to turn it back upon its creators (no matter how little it actually applies). It seems that pve players are perfectly fine with emulating bots in their behavior, so long as nobody points out that that's what they're doing.Delete
And codies don't repteat the same action over and over? Pick soft target, gank, wait out GCC, draw Concord, repeat...it seems like they do, they are bot-aspirant too, just a different repeated chosen activity...how narrow minded of you not to recognize this maria...Delete
Have you not been reading the blog that you are commenting on? There is an infinite variety in styles of ganking and Code enforcement, and each gank is different. Each one is different because they involve interacting with different people, and each human interaction is unique.Delete
A "bot-aspirant" is someone who plays like a bot, and who would use bots if they were allowed by the game. Human interaction isn't scriptable, it's why bot-aspirants dislike it so strongly. Ganking, with all the interaction it involves, is unscriptable. Only by entirely ignoring the human element (talking with victims afterward, selling permits, etc) and seeing only the semi-scriptable elements (flying a ship, shooting a target) could one possibly mistake this noble profession for bot-aspirancy. And that mistake says a lot more about the one making it than it does about ganking.
tl;dr: the only way in which ganking could be bot-aspirant is if you completely ignore its human elements and focus only on the in-game mechanics. And such a narrow focus and disregard for human interaction makes you bot-aspirant, not gankers.
But I read about many hanks here that had no human interaction first, and it was initiated afterwards by the victim ( victim initiated does not count )...so, you are bot- aspirant after all...Delete
Most of the ganks you'll read about here have human interaction afterward, initiated by the ganker. And even when the miner is the one to initiate conversation, the gankers choose to remain in that conversation and participate. An activity which features human interaction cannot, by definition, be bot-aspirant. Let it go, miner. Maybe try the "gankbear" meme instead? It's still silly, but at least it's less self-contradicting.Delete
Ok, let's revise this a bit, pick soft target, gank, wait out GCC, draw Concord, extract tears from victim...bot-aspirant, the human interaction when abstracted to what it is there for can be bot-aspirant...you loose again maria...Delete
It is truly saddening that all that you can understand of our varied interactions with carebears is "extract tears from victim". We have SpaceCourt, we have feedback forms, one-on-one chats, group chats for recalcitrant carebears, long correspondences, sometimes people will buy poems from the beggars at trade hubs...there is this infinite variety of interaction between Agents and the carebear populace, but for you, all it is is "tear extraction". How truly sad that your understanding of the world is so limited, Anon@3:10. Goes to show what comes of insufficient time spent meditating on the Code.Delete
I guess the truth hurts, but that is the only reason you code monkies even contact the victim...and 1 micron meditating on that drivel is 1 micron wasted...Delete
Can you conceive of any other reason why one person might contact another person in an MMO? Is "tear extraction" the only one you can grasp?Delete
I don't always transport PLEX outside of stations, but when I do, I make sure to use half fit badgers to do it.ReplyDelete
To Veers or not to Veers?ReplyDelete
Haven't been able to play due to real life stuff..just thought I'd take a peek and see what's up. Same as it was when I left. Code keeps winning and ag keeps losing. Carry on peeps o/ReplyDelete
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