Is it a good thing or a bad thing when the New Order destroys its enemies for violating the Code? Smart, reasonable people will tell you it's a good thing. But then there are the rebel carebears, who say just the opposite. For all you fence-sitters out there, today is a day of clarity. As we review these kills from the week of October 30th @ 00:00 EVEtime through November 5th @ 23:59 EVEtime, ask yourself this question: "Is highsec really worse off without this ship?" You will find yourself illumined.
Suwa Aburagafuchi's 1.2 billion isk Retriever did exactly what it ought to do--it attracted the attention of a pair of Agents of the New Order. Despite its overdrives, Agents Subotai Hyrkanian and Crom Cimmeria caught up with the mining barge and destroyed it. Why was it so expensive?
Just what every Retriever needs in the cargo hold.
Lucky Chuck spent hundreds of millions of isk to fill his freighter's lowslots with faction modules. He could've invested some of that isk in a mining permit. He chose to throw caution to the wind, and ol' Chuck's luck ran out. Justice was served by Agents BAE B BLUE, Unfit ForDoody, Darnoth, Lawrence Lawton, Jack Fizzleblade, Ganking Service, BAE B PEW, Bratok Srayona, Yojiro, Grant Bant, Joe Kouvo, Mack Poddington, Gea Stormbound, ZAKURELL0 LINDA, Nullus Modus, Hermann Fizzleblade, James Poddington, Laelynn Kino, Archibald Fizzleblade, Elite Highsec PvP, Hulk Poddington, Franz Fizzleblade, Skiff Poddington, Hagen Fizzleblade, Groenteboer, and Francis Tazinas.
It was a disaster for Lucky Chuck. Imagine what he could've done with all of that cargo! He could've fit two Retrievers.
xaii katar's Mammoth was short on hitpoints, so he played it safe. He was in a 0.9 security system and on his way to a 1.0 security system. There he met Agent Narl' Amhar--and his fate. One point two billion isk disappeared in a flash.
Gic Geac was aware that the New Order monitors all freighters and industrial ships, so he stashed away his cargo in a fail-fit Drake instead. But the Code doesn't apply only to mining ships and haulers; it applies to anything and everything in highsec. Agents Justin Kusion, KoHfeTHbIu TpoLLb, Shadow Cyrilus, Jayden Kusion, Jake Kusion, Winnie Po0h, Joseph Kusion, Joshua Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, Jason Kusion, Johnathan Kusion, Jayson Kusion, Joel Kusion, and Jackson Kusion taught Gic what happens to Code-violating Drakes.
Cedrela wasn't willing to take any chances, so she moved her 3 billion isk cargo in a ship that can warp while cloaked. To minimize the possibility of being caught, she enhanced the ship's agility. I suppose Cedrela must've breathed a sigh of relief when she entered highsec. She set her ship to autopilot and went AFK. Cedrela survived nullsec and lowsec, but highsec PvP'ers operate on a different level. Agents Rick Therapist, Brutal Anna, Carebears' Nightmare, and Marina Gankalot ambushed the Crane and helped themselves to the loot.
That's one way to lose billions worth of implants. To be fair, though, there are worse ways...
...Like AFK autopiloting in a shuttle. Yes, there are still people who do this. As of a couple days ago, Tom Gerard was one of them. His 2.3 billion isk pod was practically naked in a Caldari Shuttle. Agent Milkmypigeon terminated the vessel without a second thought.
Thus, another criminally reckless carebear's possessions were erased from highsec. Is EVE any worse off?