I've been getting the sense that a lot of rebels have gotten fed up with the rebellion. They've grown tired of how toxic it is, how they always fail, and the embarrassment of telling another EVE player, "I'm an Anti-Ganker. I make failed attempts to stop ganks." But what alternative is there, for a "veteran" rebel? That's an easy question to answer: The Code. Embrace the Code, and you won't need to end up like these Goofuses from the week of October 1st @ 00:00 EVEtime through October 7th @ 23:59 EVEtime:
In the historic Kamio system, Nomad Akachi was mining with one of the most decadent mining vessels we've ever seen. Look at that fit. Every high, mid, and low slot is filled with an illegal module. To give you some idea of how blingy this 1.8 billion isk Hulk is, the damage control unit alone is worth 300 million isk. Damage controls are supposed to make your ship less likely to be ganked!
But as flagrantly as Nomad Akachi violated the Code, his Hulk inspired something really cool. Agent Milkmypigeon reports:
Agents Milkmypigeon, Zoo Bop, Cari 158, Coneja DeLuna, RoidMasher AccountThree, Fleurs du mal, and BoomstiK took down the blingy bot-aspirant. Hollywood needs to make a movie about this. It's time, I think. Audiences are ready for it.
When you need to lose a lot of isk in a hurry but you don't own a freighter, a Deep Space Transport will do. That's what tzamy must've been thinking with this 7.6 billion isk Occator. tzamy autopiloted into a trio of Tornadoes piloted by Agents Ralliana, Underpaid Ship Mechanic, and Luna Nightblood. 'Twas a good day for blapping carebears.
Zip Holio's love affair with EVE met a violent end when he lost a freighter worth 31.5 billion isk. He should've known he was in for trouble when he dared to equip a set of ORE bulkheads worth nearly 700 million isk. Bling and tank don't mix--just ask Nomad Akachi.
A truly massive gank fleet was assembled; everyone wanted to get in on this kill: Agents Urziel TheGunner, Tantaria Stavanghar, Hermann Fizzleblade, Basic Black Bitch, Miros Homar, Synamic, Bint Bint, Jet Set Milly, Franz Fizzleblade, Another ShadeOf Whyte, Blasty McVoidFace, Archibald Fizzleblade, Gottfried Fizzleblade, Padme Love, Origo Lim, Urban Worrier, dAbOsSlAdY77, Collateralized Contracts, Perlo Tissant, Kon Xanithex, Gea Stormbound, Hagen Fizzleblade, Yojiro, Shazna Solta, Unfit ForDoody, Captain Cortar, Karl Friedrich Fizzleblade, InferiDiii, Bluekiss, Dean Wong, ClearLove, Rawr Allier, Walther Fizzleblade, Pure Whyte, Darnoth, Selina Love, Selphaina, Ashley Whyte, Yuliana Tang, 1337 asain Sirober, Ronnie Botten, Rick Breau, Horace Goes Ganking, Mark Ormerant, Jack Fizzleblade, Spartan Girl, Sharon Arran, Lunar Love, Lucifer Jaynara, Rosanna Love, Cynosaurus-Rex, and read motd.
That's what a 31.5 billion isk freighter's cargo looks like, in case you were curious. It's amazing to think that someone would haul 21.2 billion isk worth of Drone Coronary Units. Zip Holio probably suffered a coronary event of his own when he returned to his keyboard--which wouldn't happen immediately. Agent Aaaarrgg snagged Zip's 687 million isk pod, which was still hovering in space four minutes later.
Ships like these remind us all that much work still needs to be done in highsec. Iridiy Booms used and abused his Gnosis with a fit partly inspired by his bot-aspirancy and partly inspired by his utter Goofusness. The heroism of Agents D34dly D34dly, Larsulrik Napsterbane, Davina Mustaine, and Slutzilla was proven once again when they removed this abomination from highsec.
Last week, we saw an abundance of expensive pods. Quizert kept it going with her 3.5 billion isk pod, which was smashed by Agent Liek DarZ. Quizert had been autopiloting in a rookie ship.
Ironically, the madwoman had a set of Nomads.
That's right, another outrageously blingy pod. Lunar Skye of Incompitant Fools corp (no comment necessary) was ganked while autopiloting toward the Uedama stargate. Agent Theodor Tancos saw no reason why Uedama should have to deal with her garbage. So he did the right thing and killed her.
Nearly five billion isk was lost to the carebear. Her loss was highsec's gain. What a wonderful Code we have!