Good EVE players should have good standards. We can all agree on that, right? The only question, then, is what the standard should be. It's an easy question, because there's only one standard that has ever been offered by any serious person: the standard provided by the Code. The alternative is to wind up like one of the Gobloks seen below, from the week of August 18th @ 00:00 EVEtime through August 24th @ 23:59 EVEtime:
Yikes! How many mining permits can you buy with 94.6 billion isk? Too many for Mashimaro Mashimaro to afford, now that she has lost her highsec super to Agents Rebecca Rackner, Georgia Rackner, eviserater Adoudel, Lazergunz Pewpew, Kirra Rackner, Celestia Rackner, Yan Rackner, Jemma Rackner, Emily Rackner, Jani Rackner, Ashlee Rackner, and Defend the Wall.
You can watch the Rackner family finish off the freighter in this Twitch clip.
I must say, attempting to move an unlicensed 94.6 billion isk freighter through Niarja was not Mashimaro's finest moment.
Now that we've all recovered from the spectacle of the blingy freighter, we can relax and take in totally normal sights like a 5 billion isk battleship being ganked in a 1.0 security system. Edan Fehrnah might have looked like a madman some other week, but at least he didn't lose nearly 100 billion isk. Agents Anya Kovalsky, Narl' Amhar, Astrid Tyrfing, and Votre Dieu unleashed their Tornadoes upon the bot-aspirant Raven Navy Issue and collected a nice bit of loot.
Don Eoner is one of those miners who genuinely believes that Skiffs are ungankable. What else can explain his decision to pilot an almost entirely untanked mining ship worth a billion isk? Agents Votre Dieu, Narl' Amhar, and Astrid Tyrfing blapped the Skiff while it was autopiloting through highsec. At least he wasn't mining.
Don was afraid that once he started mining, someone might gank his blingy drones. So he kept an extra dozen in his cargo bay--leaving a nice present for our gankers.
Ptit-lu is the answer to a riddle: When is a blingy Retriever worth more than a blingy Skiff? He equipped some ORE Strip Miners and, like Don, kept some extras in his cargo. Agent Pod-Goo RepoWoman wiped them all out with a single Catalyst. The Retriever was anti-tanked, after all.
Back to business in Niarja as usual: Akice Kerensky had no idea what happened earlier in the week to one of her fellow freighter pilots. And if she did know, she didn't care--for she was high on the drug of bot-aspirancy. It is a lethal drug. Agents Georgia Rackner, Ashlee Rackner, Jani Rackner, Rebecca Rackner, Emily Rackner, Jemma Rackner, Kirra Rackner, Celestia Rackner, Olivia Rackner, Zoe Rackner, Globby Rackner, Charlotte Rackner, Kimberly Rackner, Ivy Rackner, eviserater Adoudel, Yan Rackner, and Benji Rackner administered an emergency dose of the Code.
People still use Excavators?
We don't often see Zephyrs on Kills of the Week posts, but Aseig's Zephyr contained a juicy egg. Agent Pod-Goo RepoWoman took a break from ganking blingy Retrievers to perform the task that gave the Agent her name.
Carebears, why rely on blingy implants? You don't need to hide behind them. What are you so afraid of, anyway?