Two questions came to my mind this weekend. The first: Is it possible to reconcile ruthlessly efficient, elite PvP with good, fair sportsmanship? In the New Order it is. The second question: Is it possible for a silly spaceship MMO to have justice of a more excellent quality than that found in real-life legal systems? With the Code, the answer to the second question is also yes. Everyone who got ganked in today's post got exactly what they deserved. From the week of July 16th @ 00:00 EVEtime through July 22nd @ 23:59 EVEtime:
Krot Pioner was flying a special, limited-issue ship distributed by CCP to those who purchased tickets to Fanfest. Only a few dozen of them have ever been destroyed anywhere in EVE. This one went AFK and autopiloted through Uedama, where he was smashed by Agent Semtex Attor. I guess from now on Krot's lossmail will have to serve as his Fanfest souvenir.
In the mood for a good fish fry? XenoGod Xxhin was in Jita with an Orca packed with everything he owned in the game. The swollen 19 billion isk ship was captured by gankers boasting an incredible array of firepower--more than enough DPS to kill the Orca in a 0.9 security system. Agents James Poddington, Capt Starfox, Skiff Poddington, Mack Poddington, Trump The King, Lawrence Lawton, Australian Excellence, Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Aruka, Hulk Poddington, Tax Collector Max, Alt Proxy, Sherri Rozei, Subotai Hyrkanian, Alt 00, Tawny Rozei, Ruby Rozei, Crom Cimmeria, Christine Rozei, Giselle Rozei, Lysergic Jackals, and Bob Pointer's accomplishment was memorialized in this photo taken by Alt 00:
Click here for the full-size version. It's true what they say: Gankers are artists; carebears are the canvas.
MinerBumping posts inspire EVE players to find emergent content that might otherwise go unnoticed. The ongoing "Code Ready Gelhan" series gave Agent Lawrence Lawton the idea to wardec Mission Ready Mining. The result was the execution of viduus Eto's capacitor-tanked Rattlesnake by Agents Skiff Poddington, Hulk Poddington, Mack Poddington, and Lawrence Lawton.
Gobowa made the mistake of bringing a 5 billion isk freighter into Uedama without so much as a mining permit or an explanation. That's a common mistake. What's unusual about this killmail is that the freighter was killed by a gank fleet consisting entirely of members of one corporation, the Gate Tax Collection Agency. Agents Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Stroheim, Tax Collector Aruka, Tax Collector Max, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Tax Collector Hill, Australian Excellence, Taxman Daniel, Tax Collector Richard, and Tax Collector HongMei did their corp proud with Taloses and stealth bombers--stunning!
Spacetruck doesn't read MinerBumping, so she didn't know an important truth about highsec life: If you equip ORE bling, you're gonna die. She went AFK in a 23 billion isk jump freighter anti-tanked with ORE cargo expanders. Her journey ended in Niarja, the graveyard of foolish carebears. Agents Lovchi, AndroGon Navy, Alarik Maleus, Votre Dieu, Nebo Blizko, Bastian Mart, Skyforus, Nam Plau, Rachel O'Conor, Narl' Amhar, KaMiKaDzExD, and Baboon Copper fired up a bunch of Taloses and won an extraordinary victory.
Over the past few years, our Agents have hunted expensive highsec pods almost to extinction. Krot Pioner managed to lose 1.5 billion isk in implants. If his name sounds familiar, it should: Krot's our buddy with the Fanfest ship. After losing his Pacifier, Krot floated in space for an additional 5 minutes of AFK bliss. Eventually, Agent Lagatha Rozei came along to remove him.
Krot had an ORE Mining Director Mindlink implant. His fate was sealed from the moment he plugged it in.