EVE's famous "learning cliff" presents a challenge to new players and casuals alike. Luckily, there's a shortcut, and it comes in the form of a simple piece of advice: Never bet against the Code. If you bet against the Code, you'll go bust in a hurry. For example, from the week of April 9th @ 00:00 EVEtime through April 15th @ 23:59 EVEtime:
Notorious Anti-Ganking leader Rusell practices what he preaches. Unfortunately, he doesn't preach anything good. Rusell packed up an 8.8 billion isk freighter and set sail across highsec. This report from Agent Firnen Bakru describes what happened next:
I'm assuming BIP stands for "bump in progress".
Could the Anti-Gankers be getting organized at long last?
Rusell's freighter proved helpless in the face of true heroism and bravery from the likes of Agents Arobaz, SynthiaGreey, BAE B BLUE, Yojiro, Emergent Gameplay, Bint Bint, Unfit ForDoody, Flamboyant Surprise, Chris Sabre Archon, ZAKURELL0 LINDA, Shazna Solta, Sophie Whyte, Eugenie Brazier, Urziel TheGunner, Hermann Fizzleblade, Jack Fizzleblade, Another ShadeOf Whyte, Gea Stormbound, Karl Friedrich Fizzleblade, Heisenberg Hemah, Hagen Fizzleblade, Pure Whyte, Elite Highsec PvP, BAE B PEW, Archibald Fizzleblade, Franz Fizzleblade, Gottfried Fizzleblade, Ivana Freemam, Ciek Ciekawski, and Dixie Lot.
But where was that big Anti-Ganking fleet? How did the AG'ers react to the calamitous loss of their mentor's freighter? That's a story for another day, dear reader.
Agent Arden Elenduil is something of a mysterious figure in the New Order. He typically prefers to keep his kills off of zKillboard, and carebears are baffled by his methods. How does he induce people like Aleks Shuxov1 to fight him in their expensive ships? That's not important. What matters is that when a fight does take place, Arden always wins.
Norady entered the "Deep Space Transport" sweepstakes and reported to Poinen, where she was received by Agents Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Richard, Taxman Daniel, and Tax Collector HongMei. They presented her prize, a complimentary tax audit. She lost her 6.1 billion isk ship and cargo, but she didn't have to pay for the service.
Nobody told Lincoln Hawkz that it's rude to bring ORE cargo expanders to Uedama. That's no excuse, though; Lincoln should've read MinerBumping. His faux pas resulted in the loss of his 9.5 billion isk freighter when he came under attack from Agents Jet Set Milly, Braggs Seyllin, Nitetime Video, Salah ad-Din al-Jawahiri, Subotai Hyrkanian, Crom Cimmeria, Milkmypigeon, Perlo Tissant, Sex K1tten, Jake Kusion, dAbOsSlAdY77, Skiff Poddington, Jayson Kusion, Urban Worrier, Zane Arnolles, 007 JBond, Jason Kusion, Collateralized Contracts, Mack Poddington, Justin Kusion, James Poddington, Joel Kusion, Trump The King, Tawny Rozei, Hulk Poddington, Jayden Kusion, uninstall 03, uninstall 01, Lawrence Lawton, uninstall 02, Jackson Kusion, uninstall 07, uninstall 04, uninstall 06, Kon Xanithex, uninstall 05, Joseph Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, uninstall 09, uninstall 08, Joshua Kusion, Mark Ormerant, Harletta Quinn, and Roby Rozei.
Lincoln's cargo consisted of 7.4 billion isk worth of Hydrogen Isotopes, which are used to fuel jump drives, among other things. Maybe he was planning to supply some jump freighters. As we've seen, however, jump freighters rarely make use of their jump drives while being ganked.
Case in point: Mining Forman, whose jump drive remained inactive as he patiently waited for his demise. He, too, equipped a pair of ORE cargo expanders, in addition to ORE Reinforced Bulkheads. Is it permissible to fit an ORE module, if it technically adds tank to your ship? I'm gonna say no, stay away from ORE modules. Mining Forman was punished for his crimes by a sizable fleet with a variety of weapons: Agents Sex K1tten, Milkmypigeon, Jason Kusion, James Poddington, Mack Poddington, Justin Kusion, Joel Kusion, Jake Kusion, Jayson Kusion, Jayden Kusion, Joseph Kusion, Lawrence Lawton, Johnathan Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, Joshua Kusion, Skiff Poddington, Hulk Poddington, Booka Shade, Tawny Rozei, Trump The King, Giselle Rozei, Christine Rozei, Ruby Rozei, Shanade Rozei, and Harletta Quinn.
Willrich Emporos met Agent Fate and Destiny in an asteroid belt. His pod was unleashed upon the destruction of his 550 million isk Hulk. He was either too distraught or too AFK to escape.
As you can see, there are still some Michi's Excavation Augmentors hiding among the miners of highsec. Stay alert!