The New Order has eyes and ears everywhere in highsec. There's no escaping the Code or its justice. If you're interested in spending any length of time in highsec, here's how you should approach the game: Before undocking, ask yourself what an Agent of the New Order would think of your ship. Is it the right ship? Does it have the right modules? Is it carrying illegal cargo--or too much cargo? Does its pilot (i.e., you) own a valid mining permit?
For each of the ships seen below, killed during the week of August 28th @ 00:00 EVEtime through September 3rd @ 23:59 EVEtime, the answer to at least one of these questions was no.
For some reason, I get a fair amount of hate-mail in my inbox. But lately, I've been getting a lot more apologies.
Something spurred this pilot into action. Let's find out what it was.
Mary Spirit had a jump freighter worth 8.3 billion isk. She sent it into Uedama without a care in the world. She was soon taught a lesson by Agents Nitetime Video, Rick Therapist, Winnie Po0h, Aaaarrgg, Chapo Muerte, Zula Terra, Pod-Goo RepoWoman, Brutal Anna, Jake Kusion, Justin Kusion, Joel Kusion, Jayden Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Joseph Kusion, Jason Kusion, ThatOleSerpent, Johnathan Kusion, Adelina Maori, Alt Proxy, Kblickens, Fiddly Pop, Ermingard Maori, Avila Maori, Amelia Maori, Gertrud Maori, Alt 00, Joshua Kusion, Erminlinda Maori, Jayson Kusion, Adela Maori, Half-Life Warboy, Gerlind Maori, Theudelinda Maori, Carebears' Nightmare, KoHfeTHbIu TpoLLb, and Grimhilt Maori. Judging by her post-gank apology and permit ownership, she learned that lesson well.
It was another really tough week for non-compliant freighter pilots in highsec. CODE. registered kills on more than 40 freighters and a few jump freighters, including BOBKuH CbIH's Ark. BOBKuH's mix of tank and anti-tank got him nowhere. He was defeated by the efficiency of Agents Jayson Kusion, Braggs Seyllin, Jason Kusion, Chapo Muerte, Allise Soprano, Johnathan Kusion, Justin Kusion, Joseph Kusion, ThatOleSerpent, Joshua Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Milkmypigeon, Jake Kusion, Joel Kusion, Kblickens, and Jayden Kusion.
Unlike Mary, BOBKuH didn't learn his lesson: The very next day he was ganked in a Mackinaw while trying to earn back some of the 11.8 billion isk he'd lost.
Technically this kill would be covered by next week's post, but some carebears are in a hurry to give away their money to gankers.
Yes, good ol' Slevin Kelev Ra managed to lose over 47 billion isk. He couldn't be bothered to fit even a single tank module. Nor did he find room in his budget for a 10 million isk permit fee. The Anti-Gankers would probably congratulate Slevin on not "wasting" 10 million to save his 47 billion. Agents Logical Fallacy, Darnoth, Yvain Bluewater, Prixm Wind, ZAKURELL0 LINDA, Pure Whyte, Logical Fatality, Unwarranted Assumption, Hayley, Nin Rin, Miner Compliance Officer, Gea Stormbound, BoneyTooth Thompkins ISK-Chip, The O'Reilly Factor, Warr Akini, Ledalin, Benchab Mas, Ricki Lake Show, big brutor three, big brutor four, eC Cade, Fabulous Andy, Ikolo, and Mei Guo punished the fiend for his crimes.
Chappy23 Chapman had 3.2 billion isk of stuff to move, so he made sure to fit no fewer than seven anti-tank modules on his tech I industrial ship. It was easily popped by Agents Ayatola Whoami and Austrene Jakuard. No doubt Chappy23 petitioned CCP to request a buff to industrial ship hitpoints. How can carebears be expected to fit tank?
Some nullsec dwellers have this idea of highsec as a laid-back, casual, "anything goes" kind of place. Sophie Spade seems to have had that expectation--which would explain why she went wild with a blingy ship in Uedama. Highsec's changed a lot in the last few years. We follow the Code now, and a little modesty goes a long way. Agents Allise Soprano, Sex K1tten, ThatOleSerpent, Kblickens, and Chapo Muerte followed the Code and were rewarded with a 3.6 billion isk killmail.
Liberated from her expensive ship, Sophie Spade was caught carrying an additional 2.9 billion isk, this time in her pod. Having very much enjoyed PvP'ing Sophie's Golem, Agent Chapo Muerte saw no reason to stop there.
Another misconception about highsec: Because there are no bubbles, people can use as many expensive implants as they want. Not so. People can use as many expensive implants as our Agents allow. For further guidance, please consult the Code. Compliance is mandatory.