It's like someone told the bot-aspirants that we were going to cut them some slack. What else can explain the willingness of carebears to violate the Code, after they've suffered so much for it? In fact, the bot-aspirants got hammered this week. The mighty CODE. alliance was in rare form and, once again, the carebears suffered greatly. From the week of February 11th @ 00:00 EVEtime through February 17th @ 23:59 EVEtime:
Highsec miners always seem to find a way to lose their money. They can lose a lot of isk even on the cheapest of ships. silbersack inexplicably blinged-out his Endurance mining frigate to half a billion isk before Agent Jack Van Impe brought him to his senses.
Ros Beldrulf topped silbersack, bloating his Retriever to 623 million isk. Just to make sure he'd lose it, Ros sent his mining barge into Uedama. Agent holdmybeer didn't have one of those fancy multiboxing freighter-ganking fleets at his disposal, but he did have more than enough DPS to kill a Retriever, regardless of its decadence.
Kottos probably didn't expect to lose his freighter to an NPC. But you know what's less intelligent than an NPC? An AFKPC. Agent Siegfried Cohenberg bumped the freighter until his new best friends killed it.
It looks like the Agent-aspirant Guristas are eager to join the New Order.
Corpius knew he was wrong to carry such expensive cargo in his freighter. So when he was threatened with a gank fleet (consisting of Agents BAE B BLUE, BAE B PEW, Emotion Sasen, Captain Cortar, Padme Love, ClearLove, Pure Whyte, Micky Maken, Selina Love, ZAKURELL0 LINDA, 420420420420 420420420420, Basic Black Bitch, clavo oxidado, Walther Fizzleblade, Lutz Fizzleblade, Karl Friedrich Fizzleblade, Origo Lim, Franz Fizzleblade, Archibald Fizzleblade, Hagen Fizzleblade, Gottfried Fizzleblade, Rosanna Love, Lunar Love, Another ShadeOf Whyte, Yuliana Tang, Suraka Toshiko, Yojiro, Jack Fizzleblade, Bluekiss, Ashley Whyte, and Hermann Fizzleblade), he tried to negotiate...
While he was still being bumped, he handed over a faction battleship.
He also paid a 3 billion isk ransom. Yet he was still ganked. The rebels will undoubtedly squawk about our Agents lacking honour. Not so fast. Because you see, carebears, once people find out what Corpius was carrying, they'll agree that he deserved to be ganked, ransom payment or no:
I rest my case.
Now we get to the big one. Paracidic Infection lost a staggering 43 billion isk jump freighter... in a 1.0 security system. Incredible!
Agents Tax Collector BokChoy, Dead Yellow Whale, Dead Gray Whale, Tax Collector Kittens, Tax Collector Stroheim, Dead Geen Whale, Dead Black Whale, Tax Collector Max, Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Hill, Dead Blue Whale, Dead Red Whale, Tax Collector Aruka, Dead Pink Whale, Tax Collector Richard, Tax Collector HongMei, Taxman Daniel, Dead Brown Whale, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Dead Scarlet Whale, Dead Orange Whale, Australian Excellence, Dead Purple Whale, Tax Collector Shardani, Tax Collector Buck, Tax Collector Kimi, Tax Collector Yuna, Tax Collector Larry, Tax Collector Alison, Tax Collector Fuemi, Mining Lord 1999, Tax Collector AynRand, and Ding Dong MingMong brought more than 30 Taloses into this gank. It was a masterpiece.
All the plating in the world couldn't save this guy. You want to protect your ship? Use the Code instead.
Stormfyst II lost a 2.7 billion isk freighter, and then he managed to lose a pod worth even more. Agent brainlet smartbombed the freighter pilot and vaporized his 3.5 billion isk implants.
Interestingly, one of the carebear's implants was smartbomb-related. I wonder if he appreciated the irony?