We've heard it over and over from the rebels and skeptics: "CODE. only shoots ships that can't shoot back." Tom Bechtolsheim, being a carebear, has probably said or thought it himself. They couldn't be more wrong. Agent Cassandra Dickinson destroyed Tom's heavily armed battleship...
...using nothing but a Skiff. Even mining ships can be deadly. Battleship versus exhumer? The CODE always wins. Always. (Cassandra did the same thing to a 500 million isk Legion.)
Ever Sheppard was autopiloting a fail-fit cruiser through highsec when she was stopped for a routine inspection by Agent Salah ad-Din al-Jawahiri. Salah used antimatter to carefully inspect the ship and remove its contents.
For some reason, the Blackbird contained 79 blueprint copies. As you can tell, zKillboard grossly undervalued the cargo, and was unable to provide an estimate for the 30 faction cruiser BPCs. Salah did some checking and found them to be worth around 2.5 billion isk in total. Then Ever Sheppard returned to her keyboard and invited Salah to a private convo. But that's a story for another day.
Orcas are sometimes used for hauling, but they also continue to pose a threat to highsec's asteroid belts and ice anomalies. MiniLuv and the New Order teamed up once again to take them down.
Drewish Riddick, a member of one of the worst corporations in the game, lost an Orca worth 3 billion isk when his anti-tanked monstrosity was discovered next door to Halaima. Agents Schizz Popinov, BoneyTooth Thompkins ISK-Chip, Althanear, Bob Painter, Fabulous Andy, tenshot Kanjus, Ricki Lake Show, James Poddington, The O'Reilly Factor, Jason Kusion, Lawrence Lawton, Dea Tacita Larunda, Jake Kusion, Knackered Old Goat, Joel Kusion, Joseph Kusion, Jayson Kusion, Logical Fallacy, Turkey Baster, Jayden Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Justin Kusion, Code Assistant, Git Guud Nurd, Prixm Wind, Seedy Mustachio, Bakerman, Hayley, Raging Bones, and Liberal Ideology swarmed the fiend.
As BoneyTooth Thompkins ISK-Chip's report confirms, the whole operation was a complete success.
Conspiracy theorists have long sought evidence to prove a direct link between CODE. and Goonswarm Federation. Actually, the Code appeals to players from all different alliances and coalitions. The week before Goons burned Orcas, players from SniggWaffe and Pandemic Legion participated in an event they called "Code 4 Good". Moogool's 2.2 billion isk marauder was just one of the bling boats roasted by their Thrasher fleets. Agents Ithica Ramlix, Raven Seer, The Aggressor, Reza Najafi, obestinaye, Freebird VII, Vlad Vladimir Vladinovsky, Your Saviorr, Xeno Szenn, Velia Yaken, eXile KZ1, Defialed, Tyrion Hekki, Calrik Aakiwa, Gohin Mangeiri, Morpion aka DarkFlyy, creone, and Sheppey Omaristos allowed the Vargur to soak up damage from NPCs, then gave him a gentle push into oblivion.
Ostog Rocks discovered a clever way to lose his 2.1 billion isk Raven Navy Issue while running missions. His provocative actions attracted the attention of Agents Breakfast, Thomas Vanek, Broken Flames, Saronsen Illat, Cody Pollard, cookie cluster, Timoxa Zero, V-ktor Dolus, Reyni Allas-Rui, and C-ta Vilosa, who came together from a wide variety of different alliances and combined firepower from different types of ships. Agent V-ktor Dolus reported the event the united them:
"Among other things, the carebear slowboated his faction battleship between empty cans (pre-looted by our friend), looking for the items required for the mission. Unsurprisingly, he failed to respond to communication requests and had no Mining Permit in his bio."Definitely a bot. A bot-aspirant at best.
scully Severasse wasn't fooling anyone with her rookie ship. She was an autopiloter, and that meant she had to be taught a lesson. scully received a surprise visit from Agent ST0NER SMURF, who knows a thing or two about popping autopiloters and their pods.
You know it's a bad week for carebears when a 4.2 billion isk pod wasn't the most expensive one. scully had 4.8 billion isk worth of implants. It's almost as if this pod was some kind of elaborate (and expensive) practical joke: A Harvest set? A Michi's Excavation Augmentor? Get outta here with that. C'mon.