The lessons of the Code are invaluable. Carebears have little cause for complaint when our Agents drop by and teach them how EVE is played. Instead of whining about their losses, the carebears should ask themselves, "What could I have done to avoid being ganked? How could I have been more faithful to the Code?" Anything else is folly. Let's examine a few of the lessons that were taught during the week of April 14th @ 00:00 EVEtime through April 20th @ 23:59 EVEtime.
Judging by the bulkheads she fit, Iona Sarkovy knew her freighter would be in danger if she went to Uedama. Perhaps she assumed that our Agents would prefer to gank a freighter with fewer hitpoints, and that hers would be overlooked. If so, she seriously misjudged the firepower of our Agents' gank armadas in 2019. Agents Taxman Daniel, Tax Collector Max, Tax Collector Richard, Tax Collector BokChoy, Tax Collector HongMei, Tax Collector Kittens, Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Aruka, Tax Collector Hill, Tax Collector Stroheim, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Tax Collector AynRand, Australian Excellence, Tax Collector Fuemi, Tax Collector Buck, Tax Collector Kimi, Tax Collector Shardani, Tax Collector Alison, Tax Collector Yuna, and Tax Collector Larry won the battle with a dozen Taloses and several Catalysts.
Due to all of our freighter ganks, highsec's hauler pilots are increasingly switching to other kinds of ships to move their contraband. But as Alena McJenkins learned, this strategy is highly risky. Alena loaded up her tech I hauler as though it had hitpoints to spare. Agent Gogela was able to pop this 7.7 billion isk ship all by himself, and in a 1.0 security system to boot!
Our Agents have upped their patrols of 1.0 security systems--to great effect. Amelia MoonHawk lost 8.6 billion isk in a flash when her Deep Space Transport was blapped by a group of Tornadoes piloted by Agents Gandor Ironfist, iZaEaRl, and Spazmongloid. Nowhere in highsec is safe for the Code violator.
We've seen plenty of blingy Skiffs that had a lot of tank modules, but Foghat Allier opted not to add too many hitpoints to his mining ship. I wonder if Foghat secretly wanted to be ganked by Agents Maximus Gooseman, Yamadutas, Misha Mawashi, Lewak, Gagah Enforcer, Araena Calorne, Eva Mavas, Elana Sabezan, Eduard Limonov, Edmund Sublett, and Salah ad-Din al-Jawahiri. I mean, come on--ORE Ice Harvesters?
Chrona Corporation found itself at war with the mighty CODE. alliance after the corp failed to recognize the Code as the supreme law of the land. Every wardec is an opportunity for another CODE. victory, and this one was no different. Agents Aaaarrggs Scout Alt, Aaaarrgg, Pod-Goo Repoman, Pod-Goo RepoWoman, Pod-Goo Repairman, and Hek Arbosa assembled a strike force of Leshaks and Guardians and took down the enemy corp's unlicensed Engineering Complex.
Monkeyfou LeVagabond was having a bad day when his 3 billion isk freighter was ganked by, well, this:
That's a lot of CODE.! Then came the race to gank Monkeyfou's pod. The winner was Agent brainlet, who timed his smartbombs with the precision we've come to expect from such an elite PvP'er.
As it happened, Monkeyfou's pod was worth even more than his freighter. But even more valuable, of course, was the lesson: No permit, no ship--and no implants.