It's almost impossible to comprehend the sheer scale of the New Order's recent victories in Uedama. Hundreds of freighters and hundreds of billions of carebear isk have been destroyed. It's really been quite a spectacle. But when we look at statistics like these, it's easy to lose sight of the individual players involved. Today, the story of one freighter pilot who was ganked in Uedama.
It's a tale as old as time: A fail-fit freighter came lumbering into Uedama, completely oblivious to one of the biggest highsec events ever. Despite carrying no cargo, the freighter had two anti-tank cargo expanders fit, along with a nanofiber for some reason. As any bot-aspirant will tell you, every freighter needs a good mix of cargo expanders and nanofibers.
Fourteen Catalysts and loyalanon's Moa later, the freighter gave up the ghost.
The freighter pilot was Tase Ahashion. He, too, lived by a code. But unlike our Code, which is pure and true, Tase's code was just a series of weird, random "I'm a good guy" bullet points in his bio. For a good guy, he sure didn't have a problem violating the Code, did he?
Tase was also the director of a smallish highsec carebear corp. Its goal: "to have FUN". Its members accomplished this by hauling and mining, though they also dabbled in missions--adding a little spice to their EVE experience.
The day after this freighter was ganked, loyalanon received an invitation to join Tase in a private convo. Had Tase finally decided to offer a "gf" to our heroes?
Things got serious immediately. Tase sent CCP a strong (tech II?) petition regarding his freighter loss. While the petition was pending, Tase also wanted money. Better to get the isk out of loyalanon before he got banned.
Legendary bumper Siegfried Cohenberg joined the convo. He, too, was put on notice.
Naturally, Agent Siegfried asked which rules he was being accused of breaking. Tase declined to answer. How could Siegfried not know? Actually, this was a pretty good response from Tase. From now on, when a carebear asks an Agent to clarify which provision of the Code was broken, the Agent can answer, "If you don't know then we have a real problem." Nice!
loyalanon turned the tables. Unlike Tase, he was prepared to cite authority in the form of a landmark MinerBumping post from last year.
Unresolved issues remained. Tase accepted an invitation to join CODE.'s TeamSpeak server to have a heart-to-heart with the Agents who'd killed him. When told that the conversation would be recorded, Tase decided to making a recording, too.
Over the course of 18 minutes, a frank discussion took place. Tase asserted that it's against the rules to kill freighters in highsec, which he believes is a no-PvP zone. A debate ensued. Tase lost the debate. He quit.
A few hours later, Tase expressed his opinion that it was unfair for multiple Agents to be present during the TeamSpeak conversation. However, it was his own fault for not bringing additional carebears to represent his highsec PvE corp.
Although loyalanon was busy wrecking carebears and coordinating a fleet of New Order Agents, he managed to carry on a conversation. Tase didn't say so, but he was probably impressed.
As in the TeamSpeak discussion, Tase was challenged to produce any proof that the New Order doesn't keep its word.
As before, Tase lost the argument. He'd rather beg CCP to ban people for ganking freighters than simply pay the 10 million isk he owed. Greed is one deadly vice.