With all the celebrations of the fifth anniversary of the Code, it's been like a party in highsec. Everybody's into it. But can you imagine how embarrassing it would be to get caught violating the Code this week? Wow. Well, that's what happened to these guys, from the week of June 18th @ 00:00 EVEtime through Code Day @ 23:59 EVEtime...
Pope Arji of ISK Army corp learned what a real army looks like when his 7.2 billion isk Drake Navy Issue faced off against Agents Disco Superstar80, Alarik Maleus, Narl' Amhar, Lovchi, Vollond, AndroGon Navy, Bastian Mart, Votre Dieu, Rachel O'Conor, Skyforus, Another Sky Alt1, Nebo Blizko, and Tamara Blizko. So much for isk tanking.
"Don't buy a permit," says the rebel. "Use a cheap ship and you'll earn back the money for a replacement each time you get ganked." babdur baboom trimmed down into a minimalist Covetor. But the bot-aspirant couldn't resist a little indulgence. His 'Aoede' Mining Laser Upgrade cost half a billion isk. If he thought he could hide his sins behind a modest Covetor hull, he was wrong. Big or small, the Code comes to them all. Agent Dr Petrosilius Zwackelmann uncovered babdur's crime and punished him for it.
Grandduke Yoric put together a rotten Widow fit, and things only got worse from there. He was seized by a new strain of madness that's been working its way through highsec lately:
Agents CONCORD Police Commander, Lahnius, and Madyson Landar stopped the rebel before he could do any real harm (except to himself).
I don't know what it is, but these crazy carebears keep trying to suicide gank Agent Krig Povelli. Burticus Cesaille lost a Deimos worth over a billion isk during his failed attempt. Was Jita out of Catalysts?
Then, on Code Day, the situation escalated:
Gallanthe lost a blingy 2.7 billion isk Kronos to Krig and CONCORD. Rebels, this is why we call it elite PvP. It's not nearly as easy as we make it look.
If it's worth killing, it's worth over-killing. NINI LEE came under attack by a dozen Taloses, eight stealth bombers, and eight Catalysts piloted by Agents Another ShadeOf Whyte, Pure Whyte, Tax Collector HongMei, Sophie Whyte, Tax Collector Aruka, Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Max, Tax Collector BokChoy, Tax Collector Richard, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Tax Collector Hill, Tax Collector Kittens, Karl Friedrich Fizzleblade, Jack Fizzleblade, Taxman Daniel, Archibald Fizzleblade, Hermann Fizzleblade, Hagen Fizzleblade, Gottfried Fizzleblade, Trump The King, Tawny Rozei, Leeroy Mallory, Tax Collector Stroheim, Sherri Rozei, Ruby Rozei, Australian Excellence, Giselle Rozei, and Christine Rozei. The Obelisk was carrying a fleet of ships, but the better fleet won.
The New Order has really been throwing its weight around lately. Sehrazat Momaki's triple-anti-tanked freighter was no match for 16 stealth bombers and 11 Catalysts piloted by Agents Emergent Gameplay, Archibald Fizzleblade, Lawrence Lawton, Jack Fizzleblade, Franz Fizzleblade, Hagen Fizzleblade, Yojiro, Unfit ForDoody, Hermann Fizzleblade, Blasty McVoidFace, Gottfried Fizzleblade, SynthiaGreey, Slipstream Prediouca, Bint Bint, Darnoth, SKAfan, Karl Friedrich Fizzleblade, Lanaya Takayama, Skiff Poddington, James Poddington, Cardamom Majere, Hulk Poddington, Selina Love, ClearLove, Basic Black Bitch, Mack Poddington, and Pat Makunt.
Down went 22 billion isk of contraband. There's no escaping it: The Code must be obeyed. There's no other option. None.