There's a lot of anti-bot sentiment out there these days. That's good: it's about time people started catching up to where the New Order has been for years. But what all these new converts need to realize is, the best way to fight against the bots is to not to act like one. Quite frankly, too many carebears act like a buncha bots. Take, for example, some of the bot-aspirants killed from the week of December 9th @ 00:00 EVEtime through December 15th @ 23:59 EVEtime:
Oof. Marianna Alcoforado was deleted from Jita when her 31.4 billion isk jump freighter was ganked at 4-4. It took 19 Taloses, but it was definitely worth it. We've come a long way since the days of tech I fitted Catalysts. Agents Jason Kusion, Jayson Kusion, Australian Excellence, Cesaro, Pod Destroyer Molly, Justin Kusion, Tax Collector Aruka, Tax Collector HongMei, Joel Kusion, Tax Collector Kittens, Joshua Kusion, Joseph Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Jayden Kusion, Jake Kusion, Taxman Daniel, Jeremiah Kusion, Tax Collector Richard, and Johnathan Kusion brought elite PvP to the heart of capitalist highsec.
Meanwhile, all the way on the other end of the galaxy, Polina Great lost her 33.4 billion isk Wyvern supercarrier. She probably didn't expect to encounter a CODE. fleet in Feythabolis. She needs to read more MinerBumping! Agents Soldier Forrester, SidtheKid100, WaTeR Ubersnol, l0rd carlos, Intigo, Miyamoto Uroki, Tawa Suyo, TurboCrazy, TigR Kashada, NiXoR x, Kadesh Priestess, lady labia, Mizhir, Zaebos, Mizz Sunshine, Casper24, Scotty Smartypants, and Tiamat Key enforced the Code in deepest nullsec. The sun never sets on the New Order.
From the sublime to the ridiculous. fizzy Oriki equipped his Raven precisely as you'd expect a Goofus to fit out a battleship. And he lost it that way, too:
Yes, fizzy got himself CONCORDed when trying to retaliate against Agent Krig Povelli, who solo PvP'ed fizzy's Orca with an Orca of his own. Just two minutes later, one of fizzy's corpmates lost an Orca--also killed by Agent Krig in an Orca duel.
Highsec can be weird sometimes.
chopopolis chopopi's hauler nearly exploded when the carebear anti-tanked it to within an inch of its life. Despite having almost no hitpoints, the ship managed to undock without incident. Alas, the carebear was lulled into a false sense of security: He activated autopilot and went AFK. Agent Votre Dieu blapped the Bestower, which was worth 6 billion isk.
Those Skill Extractors certainly are effective.
With so many exotic kills this week, it's nice to see that people like Lance Odinson can still lose a billion isk the old-fashioned way, by losing a blingy Mackinaw. Agents Noll Kion and Lisa Tears parted another miner from his ORE Strip Miners.
Raymond Lannister proved that even when you've lost a 1.7 billion isk Kronos, things can get worse. Agent Eva Mavas and some of her friends ganked the Kronos, but they didn't kill the pod. So the 4.7 billion isk pod sat there in space for 16 minutes while Eva patiently waited out her aggression timer. Upon returning, Eva popped the Capsule. I'm sure Raymond will explain that he totally wasn't AFK, though; stupid highsec game mechanics were surely to blame.
Ah, the return of the Asklepian set. Hi, Asklepians. Bye, Asklepians.