"A fool and his money are soon parted." Close. A Gallant, of course, knows when to part with his money--for example, when purchasing a New Order mining permit. The Goofus tries to hoard his money, displaying an inappropriate level of greed. But, as the old saying warns, he'll lose it all instead of just the 10 million isk. For proof, look no further than these kills from the week of November 12th @ 00:00 EVEtime through November 18th @ 23:59 EVEtime.
It certainly wasn't the most expensive ship lost this week, but Columbus Minayin's fail-Panther was probably the failing-est ship. It only gets worse the more closely you look at it, right down to the four different types of ammo loaded in the guns at the same time. No matter: Agents Pure Whyte, Another ShadeOfWhyte, Ashley Whyte, Sophie Whyte, and Shazna Solta managed to poach this Panther before it could fire a shot.
Pushkin Yaken heard the lie, "Fly a Procurer and they can't gank you!" She believed it. As an extra precaution, though, she stuck to mining in 0.8 security systems. Feeling totally safe, she indulged in some illegal modules. What Pushkin didn't know is that she was the target of an exhaustive manhunt, her every move carefully tracked by Agents Maximus Gooseman, Votre Dieu, Razakien Okel, Narl' Amhar, Astrid Tyrfing, Kniwa, Rungerd, and Salah ad-Din al-Jawahiri.
Geleon Prime never met a sin he didn't like. He used ORE Strip Miners, he indulged in blingy mining drones, and for some reason, he embraced the discredited doctrine of the capacitor tank. Agents Adriana Thermopylae and Alexis Thermopylae staged an intervention, killing the miner before he could cause highsec any additional harm.
Here we go. This was a week full of expensive freighters and jump freighters meeting their doom. Gancho Blanco had a 22.3 billion isk ship with a set of ORE cargo expanders. It's no surprise that he found himself in the crosshairs of so many Tornadoes--especially since he was so delinquent in paying his taxes.
Agents Tax Collector BokChoy, Tax Collector Stroheim, Australian Excellence, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Tax Collector Kittens, Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Hill, Tax Collector Aruka, Tax Collector Max, Tax Collector Richard, Tax Collector AynRand, Tax Collector HongMei, Taxman Daniel, Tax Collector Larry, Tax Collector Yuna, Tax Collector Alison, Tax Collector Kimi, and Mining Lord 1999 collected their taxes in a violent yet merciful manner.
...And this is the big one. Janine Hutari lost over 70 billion isk in a single jump freighter; she was too AFK or too bot-aspirant to bother using her jump drive to teleport to safety. Janine's loss was certainly one of the most expensive you'll ever see in highsec. This is what happens when you run afoul of MiniLuv and both the Kusion and Fizzleblade clans. A special honour was earned by everyone who managed to get in on the killmail: Agents Kty Thrace, Bint Bint, Jet Set Milly, CheytanElRagim, Jaina Evotori, Unfit ForDoody, Marcos Tolg, Suraka Toshiko, Collateralized Contracts, BAE B PEW, dAbOsSlAdY77, SynthiaGreey, Franz Fizzleblade, Jack Fizzleblade, Jayson Kusion, Jason Kusion, Hermann Fizzleblade, Archibald Fizzleblade, Urban Worrier, ZAKURELL0 LINDA, Gottfried Fizzleblade, Karl Friedrich Fizzleblade, Tender Sometimes, Kon Xanithex, Horace Goes Ganking, Joel Kusion, Jake Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Hagen Fizzleblade, Jeremiah Kusion, Joseph Kusion, Walther Fizzleblade, Justin Kusion, Jayden Kusion, Linch Virpio, Ganking Service, Nion Nostro, Snoobee Power, Sam Browning, Perlo Tissant, Naoise Sanjeet, Khan Ohmiras, BAE B BLUE, Warr Akini, Szczawiowy Brzeczyszczyk, RogeretteDodger, bi mistuff, and Johnathan Kusion.
Janine's Wyvern supercarrier BPO, valued at 18 billion isk on zKillboard, is one of the reasons why this killmail was so expensive. And there's no BPO-BPC chicanery going on here, either: zKillboard's administrator updated the website specifically in response to this killmail to incorporate CCP's improvements to how the API system handles blueprint originals and copies. Just another good deed performed by highsec's heroes.
Though autopiloting shuttles used to clog up the highsec traffic lanes, they've been hunted almost to extinction by our Agents. What's an autopiloter to do, then? gunneruk tried using an interceptor instead of a shuttle. However, our Agents are perfectly capable of killing those, too. Once gunneruk's Taranis was dealt with, Agent Nitetime Video was free to snag the pod.
It was a juicy one. With a Snake set to boost his speeds, that interceptor must've been quite a tricky target. On the other hand, perhaps it was sitting idle at the gate. Either way, there's no running from the Code.