Saturday, December 26, 2015
Ho, Ho, Ho
Sometimes Christmas wishes come true.
Santa Claus came to highsec this week, and I noticed that his appearance bore a striking similarity to Elite Harvester. A relative of his, perhaps.
A mysterious self-proclaimed miner with a taste for New Order shares, Elite Harvester is beloved by gankers everywhere. When a ganker says "Some of my best friends are miners," they're probably referring to him.
I think this means we get a little extra turkey and stuffing this year.
In reading Elite Harvester's EVEmail, I'm reminded of a simple truth about EVE. Some people prize isk and others skillpoints, but wisdom is more valuable than both of these. Elite Harvester is rich in wisdom.
And graceful humility. Elite Harvester purchased 50,000 shares but not for himself; he did it on behalf of the Permabanned Heroes of the Code. The New Order often thinks of its martyrs, and it's certainly appropriate to remember them at this time of year. The purchase sends us past the 794, 795, 796, 797, 798, 799, 800 (yay!), 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818, 819, 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, 825, 826, 827, 828, 829, 830, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837, 838, 839, 840, 841, 842, and 843 billion isk marks. Thanks to Elite Harvester, the Permabanned Heroes of the Code earn a Quintuple-Decuple Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™!
Every share counts. The Atomic Amish earn a Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ for sending us past the 844 billion isk mark with their purchase of 315 shares.
The trillion feels a lot closer today. I wonder how the Anti-Gankers and rebel carebears feel when they see things like this. Can they understand the generosity of the New Order, when they themselves have been consumed by selfishness and greed?
I think this post has room for one more helping of Christmas cheer.
Vexor fans, no need to contain your excitement. The moment has arrived. Gank cruisers now qualify for standard New Order reimbursement at a rate of 20 million isk each. There are two types of gank Vexors. The first, obvious type are the scaled-up traditional gank ships fit for maximum damage, using a rack of Heavy Neutron Blaster IIs, high-damage drones (Gardes, Ogres, or possibly Hammerheads), and a combination of hybrid gun and damage mods in the lowslots. Examples:
Keraina Talie-Kuo's Vexor
The other type are designed for ganking industrials and other blingy autopiloters at stargates. Like Thrashers intended for the same purpose, they're fit for tank against sentry guns and use the longer-range railguns (and Gardes). Examples:
Tisiphone Dira's Vexor
HotShotX Warcastle's Vexor
Remember, no reimbursement is available for ships handed out to you during gank fleets or otherwise provided for by fellow Agents.
And while we're at it, the new reimbursement policy also applies to other versions of gank cruisers, such as Mallers and Moas. Why not? It's Christmas after all.