I'd like to remind all of the bot-aspirants out there of the importance of the Code--but there's no time. I need to get right to the first kill in this week's Kill of the Week post. It's an important one. From the week of July 28th @ 00:00 EVEtime through August 3rd @ 23:59 EVEtime...
Normally I'd make some comment about "capacitor-tanked" ships, but there's no need. You see that isk value? Count the digits. Not 112 million. One hundred twelve billion isk. Emma Emmerich lost 112 billion isk because she failed to purchase a 10 million isk mining permit and obey the Code. Agents Luna Nightblood, Ralliana, and Underpaid Ship Mechanic earned the top spot on zKillboard for this one. No supercap kill needed. Emma must wish the zKillboard blackout was still on!
Now, you might ask what sort of contraband this Goblok was carrying. Yes. Yes, I can disclose that information:
Good thing this is the "Season of Skills", right?
After a kill like the one we just saw, The Nuker's 20.9 billion isk freighter going AFK through the Niarja pipe almost doesn't seem so reckless. Almost--if not for the Code. Agents Rebecca Rackner, Ashlee Rackner, Kirra Rackner, Emily Rackner, Yan Rackner, Jani Rackner, eviserater Adoudel, Georgia Rackner, Olivia Rackner, Ivy Rackner, Adara Gaea, hegils, Celestia Rackner, Zoe Rackner, Jemma Rackner, Charlotte Rackner, Globby Rackner, Phoenix Rackner, and Kimberly Rackner saw to it that this freighter pilot was given a timely reminder about the Code.
Highsec is a no-purple zone.
Baldwin Ellecon can take some consolation in the fact that his AFK 30 billion isk jump freighter was killed during the week that Emma Emmerich was failing in her RMT scheme or whatever. Nevertheless, Baldwin was still forced to swallow the loss of all his stuff. Niarja's honour was defended by Agents Olivia Rackner, Zoe Rackner, Charlotte Rackner, Ivy Rackner, Phoenix Rackner, Globby Rackner, Jani Rackner, Yan Rackner, Ashlee Rackner, Emily Rackner, Kimberly Rackner, Georgia Rackner, Rebecca Rackner, Jemma Rackner, Kirra Rackner, Celestia Rackner, and eviserater Adoudel.
So many unlicensed structures are removed by our Agents, yet the anti-Code crowd continues to insist that "you can't claim space in highsec". Silly rebels.
If you ask someone like waswas1 Jaynara what "elite PvP" is, he'll tell you that it's about having the blingiest combat ship you can buy. A 5.9 billion isk tech III cruiser would certainly suffice--under that definition. However, the waswas1 Jaynaras of the world do not dictate the culture of highsec; the New Order does. Specifically, fine Agents like Rungerd, Votre Dieu, Narl' Amhar, and Astrid Tyrfing. Their authority comes from the Code, and their power is illustrated by the fact that they eat 6 billion isk strat cruisers for breakfast.
Add another one to the Emma Emmerich fan club: BadWolf Parmala managed to lose 13 billion isk in a Deep Space Transport. His ship was all Power Diagnostic System and no heart. Accordingly, he was executed by Agents Astrid Tyrfing, Votre Dieu, and Narl' Amhar. If BadWolf loses 8 more of these, he'll catch up to Emma!
Highsec miners can be really disgusting creatures when they feel like it. Perpetua Kurvora thought that his 1.4 billion isk Hulk would go unnoticed. Big bling, no mids, no rigs, no problem! Or so he thought. Perpetua believed that all of our Agents were too distracted by the bling boats rolling AFK through highsec's trade hubs to care about a simple unlicensed exhumer. Wrong. Our Agents police all of highsec, and they punish all Code violators. Agents Ralliana and TroubleShooter Maker punished this one. To prove my point, six hours after Ralliana popped this Hulk, she killed that 112 billion isk Occator one jump away.