The good people of highsec were shocked and horrified this week when they witnessed carebears behaving in a bot-aspirant manner. How could they be so cruel to themselves and to others, by violating the Code? Fear not, citizens; our Agents responded in a swift and decisive manner. Here are the results, from the week of April 2nd @ 00:00 EVEtime through April 8th @ 23:59 EVEtime.
Godsmurf's Bowhead plodded along without a care in the world. He was completely oblivious to the fact that a group of Agents was tracking his every move. Agents Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Richard, Tax Collector Kittens, Tax Collector BokChoy, Tax Collector Aruka, Tax Collector Hill, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Tax Collector Stroheim, Taxman Daniel, and Tax Collector HongMei brought a fleet of nearly a dozen Tornadoes and blapped the smug right off his face.
The Bowhead was worth 7.5 billion isk. More expensive items were contained in the Fleet Hangar, but the cargo was definitely suspicious.
It was not a good week to be a Code-violating freighter pilot. Walter Kurz passed through Uedama only to be ambushed on the other side. Agents Sex K1tten, BAE B BLUE, Elite Highsec PvP, BAE B PEW, Morrigan Laima, Pure Whyte, karma balancer, reaper Shardani, Another ShadeOf Whyte, GR13Fy, Sophie Whyte, Trump The King, Shazna Solta, FR13NDy, Tawny Rozei, Sherri Rozei, Christine Rozei, Ruby Rozei, Giselle Rozei, PR13STy, and Shanade Rozei pounced on the freighter with a combination of stealth bombers and Catalysts. As a consequence, 11.1 billion isk was liberated from the forces of wickedness. A lot of it was destroyed during the liberation, but still a good result.
Mercuri Thoth had an even more expensive freighter: 11.7 billion isk of unlicensed badness. Though more heavily tanked, Mercuri had no mining permit and no good reason for being in Uedama. An opportunistic Scimitar and a whole load of Catalysts brought down this whale: Agents Manndose, Sex K1tten, Jayson Kusion, Jake Kusion, Justin Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Jason Kusion, Johnathan Kusion, Joel Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, Jayden Kusion, Joseph Kusion, Tawny Rozei, Joshua Kusion, Ruby Rozei, Trump The King, Sherri Rozei, Giselle Rozei, Shanade Rozei, uninstall 07, uninstall 01, uninstall 06, uninstall 04, uninstall 05, uninstall 03, uninstall 02, uninstall 09, uninstall 08, and uninstall 10.
As we'll see in a moment, Krot Pioner is a wonderful representation of the folly of bot-aspirancy. Already some of the signs are apparent: Visting Uedama in a freighter, fitting illegal ORE cargo expanders, etc. It was Krot's fate to be torn to pieces by a sizable Catalyst fleet, piloted by Agents Jason Kusion, Joel Kusion, Salah ad-Din al-Jawahiri, Jayson Kusion, Jake Kusion, Justin Kusion, Sex K1tten, Jackson Kusion, Johnathan Kusion, Joseph Kusion, Jayden Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, Joshua Kusion, Tawny Rozei, Christine Rozei, Sherri Rozei, Ruby Rozei, Shanade Rozei, Giselle Rozei, and Trump The King.
And here we have it, bot-aspirancy in a nutshell: Using 851 million isk worth of cargo expanders to haul 5,719 isk worth of cargo.
Members of nullsec alliances often suffer their most expensive defeats right here in highsec. Capierias Janeiros had a 5.5 billion isk Not-Freighter (also known as a "Deep Space Transport"). She came under attack when the taxmen and taxwomen came calling: Agents Tax Collector Richard, Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector HongMei, Taxman Daniel, and Tax Collector Thnx4Loot.
The New Order will not rest until every 'Excavator' Mining Drone is purged from our homeland.
galahade missed two important memos. First, that the Mercenary Coalition isn't relevant anymore. Second, that autopiloting through highsec in a pod isn't a thing--not while our Agents are watching, which they always are. Agent Myevil Gankalt spied the pod and engaged in an honourable 1v1 with galahade.
Over 2 billion isk worth of implants went pop. That must've been a great fight.