Thanks to the Code, there's Order in highsec today--but there's also madness. When you see a killmail that makes you ask, "What were they thinking?", you know there's madness. Each time a carebear loses such a ship, there's a little less madness--and a little more Order--in highsec. Here are a few examples, from the week of October 21st @ 00:00 EVEtime through October 27th @ 23:59 EVEtime:
Few things are as paradoxical as the blingy Skiff. Detar Yohar intentionally chose a Skiff, rather than a Hulk or Mackinaw, because he wanted to decrease his chances of being ganked. And then he designed the most bizarre 2.4 billion isk Skiff fit imaginable. As soon as he was spotted by Agents Max August Zorn, Ernst Steinitz, Niels Henrik Abel, and Augustus De Morgan, Detar's chances of being ganked rose to 100%.
Mystique Shana's 5.4 billion isk bling boat of a battleship blundered its way into a storm of Tornadoes piloted by Agents Ralliana, TroubleShooter Maker, Underpaid Ship Mechanic, Luna Nightblood, GimmeCash Maker, and TroubleStarter Maker. How did Mystique react to her loss? Better than you'd probably guess:
Any carebear who sends me isk after losing their ship is well on the road to recovery.
One of the craziest things about life in highsec these days is the way people throw away expensive jump freighters in Jita, one after the other. How many other Rhea pilots with ORE cargo expanders suffered the same fate that was destined for Skiddaw? Countless. Yet Skiddaw was apparently taken by complete surprise when his 26 billion isk ship was ambushed by Agents Tax Collector Kittens, Taxman Daniel, Benji Rackner, Tax Collector HongMei, Georgia Rackner, Australian Excellence, Tax Collector Hill, Tax Collector Larry, Tax Collector Aruka, Tax Collector BokChoy, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Tax Collector Stroheim, Tax Collector AynRand, Tax Collector Kimi, Tax Collector Alison, Tax Collector Richard, Tax Collector Max, Tax Collector Shardani, Tax Collector Buck, Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Fuemi, Tax Collector Yuna, Kill The Innocents, and Dr Hattrick.
Hey, look at that. Jezz Darmi proved my point by adding herself to the Jita Hall of Shame. She one-upped Skiddaw by losing over 36 billion isk. Interestingly, Jezz belongs to the ISK Acquisition corporation. And the corp name fits, actually. What Jezz didn't realize is that the people who were going to acquire isk were the gankers who scooped her loot: Agents Jayson Kusion, Tax Collector Aruka, Tax Collector Richard, Tax Collector HongMei, Taxman Daniel, Justin Kusion, Jake Kusion, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Joel Kusion, Tax Collector BokChoy, Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Kittens, Jason Kusion, Tax Collector Max, Jayden Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Johnathan Kusion, Tax Collector Hill, Joseph Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, Joshua Kusion, Australian Excellence, HSM Fleet Admiral, HSM Chief PettyOfficer, and HSM MasterChief PettyOfficer.
Trancenergy isn't quite at the level of Skiddaw or Jezz Darmi yet. Maybe losing 6.6 billion isk in a Deep Space Transport will help prevent her from ever becoming a Rhea pilot like those two. If so, she owes a hearty thanks to Agents Throatslashar, Mongochicken, iZaEaRl, Spazmongloid, and Gandor Ironfist.
Nice try. Those things don't make it very far in highsec.
Remember that Skiff pilot from earlier? Detar Yohar lost his pod, too. Agent Ernst Steinitz added another 2.8 billion isk to Detar's lossboard.
Detar had plenty of expensive implants, but you know he treasured that 'Highwall' Mining one the most. Which is exactly why Detar didn't deserve to have any implants.