Krig Povelli > 315 mil to save your freighterPham's freighter was repeatedly bumped, and he no longer had control over his vessel. But it was not too late. Krig convo'ed Pham and offered him a way out. At the time, there were multiple targets available to the freighter gang, which was still docked. If Pham paid a service fee of 315 million isk, he would be given a chance to turn his life around--and someone else would be ganked.
Krig Povelli > we are undocking soon
Pham Vrinimi > I thought you just wanted hugs :)
Krig Povelli > Well.. love is not free :(
Pham Vrinimi > Ah well, that's true enough
Pham agreed to pay the fee. Even better, his interest in the Code was now at an all-time high.
Pham was directed to Agent Nitetime Video, who was more than happy to introduce the freighter pilot to the rest of the New Order family.
The former rebel was impressed by the Code and the Agent's professionalism. He realized that the freighter gankers were actually doing highsec a service.
Pham only wished he'd embraced the Code sooner. That would've spared him the additional 315 million isk fee, and he would have begun receiving the benefits of compliance earlier. All in all, though, it was a good day for Pham. His freighter escaped destruction.
Now let's consider what happens to the freighters piloted by Goofuses.
Long story short, they die. james a ashdown had no intention of obeying the Code, paying fees, or even attending to his keyboard while in highsec. He lost 9 billion isk to an Imperium-run ganking team. Around 7.7 billion isk of cargo escaped destruction. It was ready to be looted by the gankers, except that there were scavengers circling all around it. One of the Goon alts contacted ashdown, offering him a special opportunity.
Oprah Winfrey Show > heyOprah told ashdown to select the wreck and abandon it. This would allow anyone to scoop the cargo without being criminally flagged and attacked by the vultures watching over it. Then, Oprah promised, ashdown would get his stuff back.
Oprah Winfrey Show > I can get you your loot back
Oprah Winfrey Show > if you abandon the wreck
Oprah Winfrey Show > I'll need you to warp to wreck. You can fleet with me and can warp to me
james a ashdown > ty
james a ashdown > omw bk now
Oprah Winfrey Show > Okay, I'm sitting on weck, just need you to come and abandon, I'll scoop, warp to station and trade it to youAt the critical moment, Oprah altered the deal: The Goons would keep everything. Greed had gotten the better of ashdown. It would have been unfair for the carebear to have gotten his stuff back for free. Yet he never considered that Oprah and her Goon friends might feel they'd earned a cut. Having failed to offer Oprah a fair wage, ashdown ended up losing everything.
james a ashdown > ty
james a ashdown > warping to u
Oprah Winfrey Show > right click wreck -> abandon wreck
james a ashdown > done
Oprah Winfrey Show > get fucked
james a ashdown > new u was going to do thatOprah successfully retrieved the cargo. In addition, Oprah wanted valuable information about who was responsible for the courier contracts. But ashdown no longer trusted the Goon alt.
james a ashdown > go halfs with ya lol
Oprah Winfrey Show > link the contracts
Oprah Winfrey Show > show me the contracts
james a ashdown > y would i do that ur only going to screw me over again
Oprah Winfrey Show > Show me the contracts, I wanna know who was shipping this stuffBy examining the courier contracts, Oprah also learned that the carebear had suffered an extra 10 billion isk in damages, due to collateral on the failed contracts. ashdown was in dire straits.
james a ashdown > Jita >> Hek (191415 m³) Jita >> Hek (330000 m³) Jita >> Hek (70000 m³)
Oprah Winfrey Show > 10b collateral
james a ashdown > ye my last 2 years game play lol
Oprah Winfrey Show > I'll sell them back to you for 1b each.
james a ashdown > only got 1 bil in wallet now after insuranceDesperate, ashdown agreed to a new arrangement: He'd pay 1 billion isk for the return of the precious cargo he'd been scammed out of.
Oprah Winfrey Show > well, I guess I could do all three for 1b
james a ashdown > how about this as u u have already screwed me over once already u give me 2 ill give u the bill and u send me the 3rd
Oprah Winfrey Show > Sivala VIII - Sukuuvestaa Corporation Warehouse
Oprah Winfrey Show > Come here
james a ashdown > omw
Oprah Winfrey Show > trades upThe carebear was apprehensive. He'd lost a 9 billion isk freighter. He'd lost 10 billion in collateral. He had been scammed out of the loot already. Would he pay another billion to the same people who did all this to him?
james a ashdown > its empty ent it
Oprah Winfrey Show > Nope
Oprah Winfrey Show > I wouldn't mess with you twice
He would. And he did.
Oprah Winfrey Show > get fuckedashdown's story is a cautionary tale. Unlike Pham, ashdown never showed an interest in changing his ways or obeying the Code. He never expressed his admiration for the freighter gankers. Nor did ashdown ever suggest that he felt the slightest bit guilty for behaving in a bot-aspirant manner. At each step when dealing with the Goons, he assumed that he was entitled to everything. Without hesitation, he believed he could get 100% of the dropped loot back and, after having already been scammed, he thought he could get 7.7 billion isk of loot for the price of 1 billion isk. All he cared about was himself. He was thoroughly bot-aspirant.
james a ashdown > well ty for well and truly messing eve up for me :)
I would ask all the freighter pilots out there who don't own permits, to consider whether they will follow in the footsteps of Pham the Gallant or ashdown the Goofus. Remember, when it comes to the trade routes of highsec, only the penitent freighter will pass.