Another day, another criminal brought to justice by Agent Tisiphone Dira. She was getting ready to deliver her prepared materials about the Code, when suddenly--
Nomadic Chieftain > How do you destroy me in high sec?The carebear in question was aggressive enough to seek answers on his own initiative. Nomadic couldn't believe that his spaceship had been destroyed in a spaceship PvP game. If Tisiphone wouldn't reimburse his loss, what would Nomadic do?
Tisiphone Dira > I was just about to convo you
Tisiphone Dira > I'm here to answer all your questions
Tisiphone Dira > it was your mistakes that caused you to lose your stuff, and your client's. Hope the collateral wasn't too high
Nomadic Chieftain > 50 mill puts me out if business for today.
Nomadic Chieftain > Now I'm just going to get everything reinbursed via the game management.In typical carebear fashion, Nomadic lied. He lied about the EULA and lied about what CCP had told him. When confronted with facts, Nomadic ran away--also in typical carebear fashion.
Tisiphone Dira > You can try that friend, feel free. But highsec ganking is a well known thing
Nomadic Chieftain > Well high sec isnt allowed according to the game maanagment.
Tisiphone Dira > Really? You have a citation for that?
Nomadic Chieftain > Thats what they said & they said they would reinbursh me for a previous high sec ganking.
Tisiphone Dira > No they didn't :)
Tisiphone Dira > You might be interested in reading ccp's new player FAQ http://web.ccpgamescdn.com/communityassets/pdf/EVE-Online-New-Pilot-FAQ.pdf
Nomadic Chieftain > Ok goodbye
Nomadic Chieftain > Have you seen my Mammoth wreckage?But Nomadic's luck was about to change. He hadn't been podded by Tisiphone, so he was able to watch as a local hauler pilot scooped the wreck. Nomadic convo'ed the hauler, who turned out to be helpful indeed.
Haulin' Ass > I think so yes, I've been taking it from the gankers here
Nomadic Chieftain > It had a plastic wrap in it
Nomadic Chieftain > thats all I want
Nomadic Chieftain > Plastic Wrap it all I want
Haulin' Ass > I grabbed it cause it was small
Nomadic Chieftain > Is it still intact?As friendly as he was, Haulin' Ass still wanted to be fairly compensated for his services. How much would Nomadic pay for the safe return of the cargo?
Haulin' Ass > Yeah I don't crack those open immediately
Nomadic Chieftain > Thank goodness.
Nomadic Chieftain > Where can I meet you?
Haulin' Ass > top station*
Haulin' Ass > how much for it?
Nomadic Chieftain > 2.5 million for it if its intactThe carebear requested delivery of the package at a 95% markdown. (With those instincts, he'll probably organize an ore buyback program for newbies one day.) Haulin' was stunned by the carebear's greed. When he pointed out the unfairness of the offer, Nomadic scoffed, condemning Haulin' for not working hard enough for his isk.
Haulin' Ass > Oh come on, I see it's worth at least 50 here, I'm not going to overcharge here but 2.5?
Nomadic Chieftain > 5 million then thats 10%
Nomadic Chieftain > Just for looting someone elses high sec ganking dirty work.
Haulin' Ass > Right, but at the moment I'm sitting on 50m just for stealing from himIf he wanted to, Haulin' could sell the contents of the package on the market for full price. Seized by greed and laziness, Nomadic couldn't see things from Haulin's point of view. Generously, Haulin' offered to sell the package for 25 million isk.
Nomadic Chieftain > 15 million then.
Haulin' Ass > I'll take no less than 25 on one condition, you show me the contract, take a screenshot of it
Haulin' Ass > That way I can see the collateral
Nomadic Chieftain > Emolgranlan >> Ainaille (39 m³)The package was part of a courier contract with 60 million isk collateral. If Haulin' didn't return the courier package intact, Nomadic would fail the contract and lose 60 million isk. Haulin' would save him from that fate for 25 million isk. But Nomadic didn't have that much money.
Nomadic Chieftain > please I dont have alot of money
Haulin' Ass > 60m collateral? so 25m sounds fair ay?
Haulin' Ass > I wanted half, I could insist on 30
Nomadic Chieftain > I dont have that sort of money.
Nomadic Chieftain > Thats why I haul in high sec.
Nomadic Chieftain > Because I'm newIt turned out to be yet another lie from the carebear. Backed into a corner, he admitted that he had plenty of funds to cover the 25 million isk fee.
Haulin' Ass > screenshot your wallet then to prove that pleae
Haulin' Ass > if you really are that poor I will of course take pity
Nomadic Chieftain > I have 43 million
Haulin' Ass > But this loot is worth 50 to me you see, and 60 to youUnfortunately for the carebear, his attempt to deceive Haulin' failed, and he had no leverage. He paid the 25 million isk and was given a Plastic Wrap. Still, he grumbled about how little work Haulin' had done for the money. This from a guy who was AFK'ing courier contracts on autopilot and who had put in zero effort to avoid being ganked. Carebear logic, carebear hypocrisy.
Nomadic Chieftain > Did you not see my ship & its fittings?
Haulin' Ass > Well your options seem to me to be this, 25m loss or 60 to the collateral
Nomadic Chieftain > Fine.
Haulin' Ass > Thank you
Nomadic Chieftain > Hard work for you....
Eventually, the lying carebear opened the Plastic Wrap and discovered that he'd been given a taste of his own medicine.
EVE may be a cold, harsh universe, but there's a place where the good guys win. It's called highsec.
Haulin' Ass didn't have the heart to tell the carebear that he was actually an undercover Agent of the New Order all along. He was Tisiphone Dira's alt, in fact.
Nomadic put him on a "shit list" and returned to mining in a Venture. A few days later, his Venture was ganked and he was podded. By a member of CODE., naturally.
In the end, no one could say Nomadic Chieftain didn't get what he deserved. As we've seen over the years, carebears lie constantly. They complain about scammers and thieves, but they're so desperate for isk that they'll tell the wildest lies at the slightest provocation. The carebears of EVE are almost all scammers themselves. They're just really bad at it.