You've heard the saying, "No good deed goes unpunished." Then came the Code, and all was set right. Now we have a new saying: "No bad ship goes unpunished." For the proof, see these kills from the week of October 14th @ 00:00 EVEtime through October 20th @ 23:59 EVEtime:
Jack Jills went up to Jita and broke his crown--among other things. Jack didn't have a mining permit, you see. Nor did he have the good sense to teleport his jump freighter to safety. No matter--I'm sure he didn't mind losing 42.6 billion isk anyway.
Agents Tax Collector Shardani, Tax Collector Kimi, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Tax Collector Hill, Tax Collector Aruka, Tax Collector Larry, Tax Collector BokChoy, Tax Collector Richard, Tax Collector Stroheim, Tax Collector AynRand, Tax Collector Max, Tax Collector Kittens, Tax Collector Molly, Tax Collector HongMei, Australian Excellence, Tax Collector Alison, Tax Collector Daniel, Tax Collector Buck, Tax Collector Yuna, Tax Collector Fuemi, Tax Collector Rachel, Tax Collector Otto, HSM Chief PettyOfficer, HSM Fleet Admiral, and HSM MasterChief brought nearly two dozen Taloses into battle. You know what? They won.
Chatherin Yao gambled it all--and lost. Catherin flushed 49 billion isk down the drain when she chose to violate the Code in Jita. Many, many taxes were collected that day.
Agents Tax Collector Kittens, Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Aruka, Taxman Daniel, Tax Collector HongMei, Tax Collector Richard, Tax Collector Shardani, Tax Collector Stroheim, Tax Collector BokChoy, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Tax Collector AynRand, Tax Collector Kimi, Tax Collector Hill, Tax Collector Yuna, Tax Collector Max, Tax Collector Larry, Australian Excellence, Tax Collector Fuemi, Tax Collector Otto, Tax Collector Rachel, Tax Collector Buck, Tax Collector Alison, and Dr Hattrick had another successful round of elite PvP. Good for them. Excellence should be rewarded.
Giant Industrials corp lost its 26.5 billion isk engineering complex after being subjected to an agonizing campaign of bullying and harassment. Isn't that what they're saying about wardecs these days? Agents Kissemurra, Blazing Pancake, Ice is Nice, Discofitta, Delicate Feminine Flower, Chocolate Rainbow, Sigrid Tystnad, Love Humps, Dominated, Jathrine, Rainbow Cake, and Kermakakku brought a fleet into battle. They couldn't lose. Some would say it's because wardec mechanics magically make the aggressor invincible. They're wrong. Only the Code can do that.
Selyemsuty laughed at the jump freighter pilots who manage to lose billions of isk while AFK autopiloting through highsec. He laughed because he knew he didn't need a jump freighter to do that; he had a perfectly good Bustard that could do the same job. Agents Gandor Ironfist, iZaEaRl, and Spazmongloid brought in a trio of Tornadoes and detonated 8.5 billion isk worth of contraband.
Dimar Press is a very wicked man. Some carebears abuse battleship hulls, for instance, making a Megathron into a mining ship. Dimar made a Vindicator into a cargo-expanded freak of a hauler. This is the kind of ship you'd expect to see in an old horror film--not in our fair highsec. The heroes in those old movies knew how to handle monsters. So do our Agents, like Jake Kusion, Joel Kusion, Jayson Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Jayden Kusion, Johnathan Kusion, Joshua Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, Joseph Kusion, Jacob Kusion, Jason Kusion, Jonas Kusion, Jack Kusion, Jeffery Kusion, Jeremy Kusion, Josh Kusion, Jimmy Kusion, Josiah Kusion, Jessie Kusion, Justin Kusion, HSM Rear Admiral, and HSM Admiral.
Not unlike Dracula himself, who often needs to be killed a few times before he's finally done and dusted, Dimar Press emerged from his blingy cargo Vindi as a blingy Capsule. Agent Jimmy Kusion drove a stake right through his heart.
That's 2.23 billion isk worth of implants that will never see the light of day again.