The Code is such an integral part of EVE. Knowing how to obey the Code is almost like knowing how to jump through a stargate. If you don't obey the Code, you're really just bad at the game. How bad? Let's look at an assortment of people who don't "get" EVE, from the week of May 13th @ 00:00 EVEtime through May 19th @ 23:59 EVEtime:
Matrix 101 lost a staggering 44 billion isk when he tried to take an ORE-anti-tanked jump freighter through highsec. Despite being in a 1.0 security system, the Rhea was dispatched by a relatively small force. The Russian contingent of the New Order was armed with Taloses, which pack quite a punch: Agents Vollond, Astrid Tyrfing, Bastian Mart, Narl' Amhar, Vulpeculla, Alarik Maleus, Votre Dieu, KaMiKaDzExD, Nam Plau, Ariku Orenuk, Varvarin, Rungerd, Lovchi, Sergey AB, Basya, kali laska, and Baboon Copper.
Whether or not this stuff was originally mined in nullsec, transporting it through highsec without a permit was both illegal and foolish.
As I've said before, there's more than one way to skin a carebear. rody haringman learned that lesson when he lost his 20.7 billion isk jump freighter. As with Matrix 101, the jump freighter in question was a Rhea. But it was a completely different kind of kill:
As I'm sure Facebookina McHashtags vonInstagram and Aaaarrgg would attest, rody made a serious mistake somewhere.
The New Order's massive freighter-ganking operations have taken a toll on the freighter and jump freighter populations. Kuromi Saban thought it safer to use a Deep Space Transport, but by now we should all know how that goes. Kuromi simply got himself caught by Agents Luna Nightblood, Ralliana, and Underpaid Ship Mechanic, who specialize in hitting exactly these kinds of haulers.
Alixe Aishai lost a Mackinaw. That's bad enough, but it was a 1.3 billion isk Mackinaw. How do you lose an exhumer that expensive? You fit it with a pair of ORE Strip Miners...
...and stash a pair of ORE Ice Harvesters in the cargo. Agents Tarkk Navin and Hazel Navin were more than happy to clean up Alixe's mess.
Agent Krig Povelli's battle Orca continued to prove its worth this week. Krig took on mprotector, who was piloting an Orca of his own. It's not clear what mprotector was thinking by taking this fight. Regardless, he lost his Orca and his billion isk pod. Incredibly, Krig's Orca was challenged minutes later by another Orca, this one worth 1.9 billion isk. Krig prevailed again, winning the Everyshore regional competition and earning him a spot in the battle Orca semi-finals.
Mastra Kumamato was in over her head, I think. Agent Lawrence Lawton busted open Mastra's head and removed its contents. It didn't take him long.
One of these implants sticks out like a sore thumb. Sorry, carebears. If you want to use a mining implant, be prepared to lose all of your implants.