In the tranquil system of Autaris, justice came to William Bell, who lost his Hulk. In addition to his poor choice of career and mining ship, William had erred in equipping his Hulk with such modules as a sentry damage rig and a 1mn Civilian Afterburner. Clearly, this was a new player in need of some good advice.
Or maybe not so new. William had been a member of a highsec mining corporation for just shy of 10 years. In fact, William started playing EVE in 2005. A lot's changed since then--the most significant change being the Code.
Shortly after being ganked, William caught a break. He was contacted by Kintaro Kitsuji, who offered assistance.
Contrary to what you might expect, Kintaro was not a member of the mighty CODE. alliance. He simply saw a fellow EVE player in need and wanted to help out.
When he returned to his keyboard, William sent a reply. He admitted that he was indeed the original owner of the aged William Bell character.
William Bell > I will take all the help you can give, thank you so muchKintaro joined a private convo with William and his fellow corp members, who turned out to be William's alts.
William Bell > I've only been back for 2 days been gone for 9.5 years...but got back into it to get my mind off the divorce.....and then this happenes, I almost took an ax to my computer
Kintaro Kitsuji > Is your corp just you?
William Bell > yep 3 characters all me
William Bell > and from the looks of it struggling really badThe miner had been gone for nearly 10 years, he claimed. If true, he'd been away while the New Order took over. He was certainly having difficulty adjusting to the new highsec. He probably hadn't even read the Code yet.
Kintaro Kitsuji > Well, yeah.
Kintaro Kitsuji > I mean, you have t2 mining ships. Anything else? It's rough to mine.
William Bell > yep
Kintaro Kitsuji > A lot of stuff, spread around?After being ganked, William feared that he'd accidentally settled in a high-crime neighborhood and wanted to move away. Maybe Kintaro knew a safer area of highsec where he could AFK mine in peace.
Kintaro Kitsuji > I have a citadel in Seil for my corp.
William Bell > whats that
Kintaro Kitsuji > Basically a player owned station.
William Bell > ahh ok....any chance of this happening to me again somewhere whereever you're setup at? I just want to mine research and build and sell in peace any ideas?
Kintaro Kitsuji > Not likely. The system is pretty quiet and I like to wardec anyone that gets uppity.The miner had been looking for Scordite, but he struck gold with Kintaro. The dude had it all figured out.
Kintaro Kitsuji > I was going to offer a freighter pickup for your stuff and bring it here.
William Bell > sounds good. I apparently need protection....you have anything that might be able to haul all my stuff outta here?
William Bell > yeah, I need outta here, you're place have good ore?
Kintaro Kitsuji > Hah, yeah. If you want, you can contract it all to me on a 1 day deal and I'll pick it up with my Charon and run it here.Kintaro offered to move all of William's stuff to his new home. Suddenly, William suffered a pang of doubt. What if Kintaro was a scammer?
Kintaro Kitsuji > It's a 0.6 system with lowsec next door.
William Bell > ok , that should mean decent ore and ore yields, sure I take you up on that but are you going to run away with all my stuff? it's expensive
William Bell > or should I put a colateral on it
Kintaro Kitsuji > No. I have no reason to do that. I've got my own stuff, plenty of ISK and I hate gankers too.In fact, Kintaro had no intention of harming the miner. Actually, he was going to help William adjust by teaching him how to play EVE in 2017.
William Bell > well I hope I can trust you because starting over......idk if I could take that right now.
William Bell > to much going on with life
Kintaro Kitsuji > I feel you.
The first lesson: Always read the fine print.
To be continued...