The bot-aspirants really took a beating this week. Where was Anti-Ganking? Well, when they saw the awesome power of the Code, they took off in a panic--leaving all those carebears behind to die. The lesson should be obvious: Put your trust in the Code, not in a bunch of cowards and failures. To demonstrate, from the week of February 18th @ 00:00 EVEtime through February 23rd @ 23:59 EVEtime...
There were several contenders for the worst miner of the week, but Tolik West's bling/capacitor Covetor took the prize. How do you lose over half a billion isk on a ship this bad? Agents Zen Stenier-Tian and Xan Staraider brought the miner to justice.
We see a lot of blingy mission/ratting ships, but they don't often exceed 4 billion isk. Poti Kunn managed to lose 4.7 billion on his Rattlesnake. All those shields did him no good against the firepower brought by Agents Archibald Fizzleblade, Hagen Fizzleblade, Hermann Fizzleblade, Jack Fizzleblade, Matt18002, Gottfried Fizzleblade, Lutz Fizzleblade, Franz Fizzleblade, Walther Fizzleblade, Erich Fizzleblade, Karl Friedrich Fizzleblade, holdmybeer, Emotion Sasen, Daniel Chanline, erobb, tumblr ptsd, patyooki, James BIG BONED, Shy Elf Trap, PogChampion, oink piggu, brainlet, and Serious Web Developer.
As someone who's done his fair share of killing using a smartbombing battleship, I have to say I find D'rokk's Apoc painful to look at. But it gets worse. Agent achterlijke did less than 1% of the damage on this kill...
...Yup. There's a difference between smarts and smartbombs. D'rokk was attempting to prevent the gank of a Retriever by smartbombing a group of Catalysts. Not only did D'rokk get himself CONCORDed--losing far more than a Retriever's worth of isk--but he also failed to save the Retriever. It seems the only time these Anti-Gankers ever crawl out of their holes is to fail.
Once again, the jump freighters got hammered this week. When will they learn to stop feeding us kills? Falcon Man of the MOSTLY AFK alliance lost a 25.5 billion isk Anshar in a 1.0 security system. Our Agents seem to enjoy the challenge of a quick CONCORD response.
The roll of honour: Agents Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector HongMei, Dead Blue Whale, Taxman Daniel, Dead Black Whale, Tax Collector Kittens, Dead Gray Whale, Dead Scarlet Whale, Dead Geen Whale, Tax Collector Hill, Dead Orange Whale, Dead Red Whale, Tax Collector BokChoy, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Tax Collector Aruka, Tax Collector Max, Tax Collector Richard, Tax Collector Stroheim, Dead Purple Whale, Tax Collector Kimi, Tax Collector Buck, Dead Yellow Whale, Tax Collector Alison, Dead Pink Whale, Tax Collector AynRand, Tax Collector Larry, Tax Collector Shardani, Australian Excellence, Tax Collector Yuna, Tax Collector Fuemi, Ektallion, Mining Lord 1999, and Ding Dong MingMong.
Killing 20 Hulks in one go? Magnificent.
If her character name is to be believed, Jita Alt2009 comes from a time before there was a Code. Our heroes gave her a taste of how much highsec has changed--to the tune of 30.5 billion isk. Ouch. I'm sure the carebears would like to say, "That loss has already been replaced," except our fleets would simply gank the replacement.
Agents Tax Collector Max, Tax Collector HongMei, Jayson Kusion, Tax Collector Richard, Jason Kusion, Justin Kusion, Taxman Daniel, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Australian Excellence, Tax Collector Aruka, Tax Collector Kittens, Jake Kusion, Tax Collector BokChoy, Joel Kusion, Tax Collector Stroheim, Jayden Kusion, Tax Collector Kimi, Joseph Kusion, Joshua Kusion, Tax Collector Larry, Tax Collector Yuna, Jackson Kusion, Tax Collector Alison, Tax Collector AynRand, Tax Collector Hill, Jeremiah Kusion, Tax Collector Shardani, Johnathan Kusion, Tax Collector Fuemi, The Confiscator, Tax Collector Buck, Pod Destroyer Molly, Ding Dong MingMong, Ektallion, and Mining Lord 1999 demonstrated extraordinary heroism and elite PvP skill with this kill.
Zume Tsukaya decided to blow 5.9 billion isk on implants for a character that spent its days AFK hauling on autopilot. Once Zume lost her 15.7 billion isk Bowhead, Agent Baron Rozei took away her implants, too. She didn't deserve them.
Hmmm... If Zume was flying a "ship that can't shoot back", then why did she spend so much money on gunnery implants?