Sunday, August 11, 2019

Kills of the Week

A lot of carebears claim that they're not bot-aspirants. "I just enjoy making isk," they say. "That's how I choose to spend my time in EVE." If that were true, though, then why are these carebears so bad at making isk? Not only do they choose the lowest isk/hr professions--they also make terrible financial decisions, such as not purchasing a New Order permit. Here are some examples, from the week of August 4th @ 00:00 EVEtime through August 10th @ 23:59 EVEtime...

Our extraordinary victories in the field of freighter-ganking have forced people like cluty to haul their blingy cargo in Deep Space Transports instead. It humiliates them. But things only get worse when they discover that brave Agents like FEAR Sotken, JIucuLla Dark, and Ksenya PROXY are also experts at ganking DSTs. Destroy 12 billion isk with three gankers? No problem!

For more than a decade, the Niarja system has enjoyed a reputation of being one of highsec's most dangerous systems. Daxter Octavius didn't care. He was perfectly willing to activate his autopilot, go AFK, and hope that everything went fine in his absence. And so it did: Fine for the New Order, that is. Agents Rebecca Rackner, Georgia Rackner, Ashlee Rackner, Kirra Rackner, Celestia Rackner, Jani Rackner, Emily Rackner, Jemma Rackner, Olivia Rackner, Globby Rackner, Yan Rackner, Phoenix Rackner, eviserater Adoudel, Kimberly Rackner, Charlotte Rackner, Zoe Rackner, Ivy Rackner, and Adara Gaea easily disposed of the unlicensed freighter.

Not every DST can be a 12 billion isk bling boat like cluty's, but there are plenty of Cleopatra Helioses out there. Cleopatra was careful to keep her ship and cargo under 5 billion isk. She apparently never considered that Agents Astrid Tyrfing, Narl' Amhar, Votre Dieu, and Rungerd could purchase a set of 4 gank Tornadoes for far less than that.

Ever since the Nullsec Blackout of '19 drove the sub-capital carebears back into highsec, our Agents have kept a watch for any signs of botting. One such sign is the presence of blingy mission-runners and others who fly excessively expensive "combat" ships. Chopin Franciszek's 4.5 billion isk Rattlesnake caught the attention of Agents Ralliana, MAGAMED maga, Underpaid Ship Mechanic, zijo1, Luna Nightblood, and ZJIO, who moved swiftly to crush the presumed bot.

John Abagnale was another example. He had no business flying a faction battleship worth nearly 5 billion isk. Not only did he undock with the blingy beast--he sent it unescorted into Niarja! Agents Votre Dieu, Narl' Amhar, Astrid Tyrfing, Rungerd, and Ingrid Scylding sent him an urgent message. Hopefully he received it soon after returning to his keyboard.

Burcina chose to play Russian roulette with her money: She bought a bunch of expensive implants and paraded herself around highsec without a permit. Needless to say, Burcina lost. Agent Lewak, too, appreciates a good game of chance every now and again. In fact, gankers often enjoy popping pods because they can contain billions of isk worth of implants--or nothing at all.

Burcina's pod was worth 2.3 billion, a highly satisfying killmail for our hero. But whether a pod is empty or blingy, the result is always a loss for the carebear and a victory for the Agent. Because the CODE always wins. Always!


  1. i recommend a section within the kills of the week, that mentions honorable kills of the week. detached from the most valuable ISK kills.

    1. agents should be encouraged, to send a mail of kills they find interesting, if they see them. not only their own kills. I will go ahead and send outstanding stuff i see to our saviour, he will choose his favorites.

  2. Ok, I can see the Marauder going down since he was on autopilot and modules unactivated....did the same thing happen with the RS? That build should have been able to take far more damage (great permit enforcement, by the way).

    1. Oops, meant Vindi.

    2. It was almost certainly autopiloting, killed on a stargate after being scouted a few jumps down the pipe.


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