Hint: Not like this. And before you ask, yes, those are both Civilian Shield Boosters.
Agent Sigrid Freud and her fellow gankers terminated the Mackinaw. A few hours later, Sigrid received a convo request from someone with a name suspiciously similar to the Mackinaw pilot's.
Sigrid Freud > HelloGerman miner FlashGordon13 was the Mackinaw pilot's alt. (Actually, "pilot" may be a bit of a stretch, considering how long he was AFK.)
FlashGordon13 > können sie deutsch?
Sigrid Freud > Nein
FlashGordon13 > Why do you shoot of mining ships
Sigrid Freud > I enforce the New Halaima Code of Conduct.
Sigrid Freud > and it's fun
FlashGordon13 > when you shoot of ghostshadow we can beginn a figt with 4000 membersWell, that escalated quickly.
Sigrid Freud > You have "powerful friends in nullsec"?
FlashGordon13 > yes and i fight with code and then we kill all members
FlashGordon13 > when code killeed a second ship to our corp than its a very big fightThe miner wanted revenge for his lost Mackinaw. Of course he did--all miners do. The difference is that FlashGordon13 had an entire army to help him get it.
Sigrid Freud > Oh dear.
Sigrid Freud > Should we all unsubscribe from EVE?
FlashGordon13 > we shoot code to e very small aliance 4000 members can i speak in 30 minutes
Sigrid Freud > So you are going to buy mining permits for all 4000 of these people?There was a catch, though. Getting that 4,000-man army into highsec legally would be expensive, even at the New Order's reasonable rates.
Sigrid Freud > that is quite generous of you
FlashGordon13 > not mining we shoot of all ships of the code aliance we make a war
Sigrid Freud > Yes, we will require that they purchase mining permits to enter highsec
Sigrid Freud > You can send the money directly to me
FlashGordon13 > you can send 700 mil for my losed ship or code have in 5 minutes e war of 4000 membersA lot of EVE players would grow nervous at the prospect of 4,000 bloodthirsty nullsec warriors coming their way. They might even be tempted to waive provisions of the Code in order to avoid a conflict with such a force. Not Sigrid. She was an Agent of the New Order. She was more than willing to face them down. She would stand in the Pass of Thermopylae and defend the Code. If necessary, alone.
Sigrid Freud > I have a better idea.
FlashGordon13 > what
FlashGordon13 > war?
Sigrid Freud > You send me me 40 bil for the mining permits you will need for your "war"
FlashGordon13 > when the 700 mil not in 5 minutes on my pocket then have code a very big warSince when did Germans become so belligerent?
FlashGordon13 > and we shoot code very small
Sigrid Freud > So your powerful friends in nullsec will destroy us?
FlashGordon13 > yes when i whrite the 4000 members in 30 minutes all in the high sec and we make a war
FlashGordon13 > 600 mil in 5 minutesSigrid had counted on the 30-minute timer she was given, if only for the extra time to prepare the defense of highsec's entry gates. But the clock abruptly ticked down to five minutes, and then three. That was hardly any time at all!
Sigrid Freud > Why were you mining in New Order territory without a permit?
FlashGordon13 > we need minerals
Sigrid Freud > And why was your ship fit so terribly?
FlashGordon13 > he has not good skills in 3 minutes we beginn the war
FlashGordon13 > 700 mil or big warIf this is sounding at all familiar, it's because this is not the first time a vengeful miner laid down such a strict deadline...
Sigrid Freud > I will let you buy your gear back
Sigrid Freud > 500 mil
FlashGordon13 > 700 mil or war 2 minutes
Sigrid Freud > That mackinaw was an abomination
Sigrid Freud > you should be glad we killed it
Years ago, the legendary Mine Teck did something similar. I can definitely relate to the pressure Sigrid must've been feeling at that moment.
Don't worry, everything turned out okay somehow. But that was just Mine Teck. Sigrid had four thousand angry Germans headed in her direction, so let's turn our attention back to that crisis.
Sigrid Freud > Are you sure you want your powerful friends to know you lost a blingy mackinaw in a 0.9?The moment of truth had arrived. The fate of the New Order would be decided by what happened in the next few moments.
FlashGordon13 > 1 minute
FlashGordon13 > then i wrihte the 4000 members
FlashGordon13 > war?
FlashGordon13 > 700mil?
FlashGordon13 > yes or no
To be continued...