Steroid Gontarsky was every bit the threat our Agents feared. His philosophy, if allowed to flourish in the wilderness of lowsec, would pose a danger to the borderlands. In time, even Gamis itself might be at risk. Svara stopped talking to Steroid for a few minutes as she considered how to respond.
The miner was impatient. He encouraged Svara to reply more quickly.
Svara's kindness knew no limits. In addition to giving Steroid a mini-tutorial, she recovered the surviving modules from his deceased Mackinaw. She planned to hand them over--but the miner had other priorities.
Steroid continued to rage. He turned out to be a poor conversationalist; Svara could barely get a word in.
The convo ended with few signs of progress. Most miners, like Steroid, tend to be solitary. He wasn't interested in making friends. Not even powerful friends from the New Order!
After several minutes, the full weight of the situation sank in. Steroid grasped the importance of his Mackinaw loss. He sent Svara one of the more undiplomatic apology EVEmails in recent memory. (Most recommend "I'm sorry" for a subject line, rather than "your a dick".)
Steroid Gontarsky > i told you i wasnt minningA few minutes after that, Steroid felt a growing appetite for isk. Without a mining ship, he had no way to satisfy it. He needed to be reimbursed for his loss. Steroid no longer enjoyed a good working relationship with Svara, so his only alternative was to contact the other ganker: Kalorned.
Kalorned > You were an imminent threat to the asteroids
Kalorned > In a mackinaw, in a belt, within range of rocks
Steroid Gontarsky > so i wasnt doing anything
Kalorned > You could have though
Steroid Gontarsky > but i wasntThe miner insisted he wasn't guilty of illegal mining. After all, he'd been destroyed before he could activate his mining lasers. It's like when you point a gun at a police officer but don't shoot him. No harm done.
Steroid Gontarsky > empty ore hold
Kalorned > any moment you could have pressed F1 and started mining
Steroid Gontarsky > just cause i point a gun at you dosnt mean its murder
Kalorned > That's a terrible defenseKalorned wasn't buying it. Steroid needed to train a few more levels of space lawyering.
Kalorned > Any sort of person would have every right to defend themselves and shoot you if you pointed a gun at them
Steroid Gontarsky > yeah but you killed me for something i wasnt even doing
Steroid Gontarsky > and was trying to give you moneyLike a baby that needs its pacifier, Steroid instinctively reached for the "new player" defense. Guess what the odds are of Steroid actually being a new player?
Kalorned > You could be calling for friends or other backup
Kalorned > And just stalling for time
Steroid Gontarsky > ive been playing for likw 10 days
Steroid Gontarsky > chill your shit
Kalorned > Because old players dont have new alts right?Unsurprisingly, the Mackinaw pilot in lowsec wasn't able to pass himself off as a new player. In any event, CCP's studies proved it's a good thing when a new player gets killed.
Kalorned > YOu've also been playing since 2013
Kalorned > Thats a wee bit longer than 10 days
Steroid Gontarsky > i bought this account
Steroid Gontarsky > xtalic amatin is the one i made
Kalorned > Xtalic is over a month old
Steroid Gontarsky > well i havent played much
Kalorned > Your lies are becoming very annoyingHis arguments for reimbursement were thwarted one after the other. The miner was getting desperate. Would he finally grow up and buy a permit?
Steroid Gontarsky > swear were renting a station from you guys anyways
Kalorned > That's unlikely
Steroid Gontarsky > we rent this shit
To be continued...