Progress! For years, the Code has acted as a powerful engine of progress in highsec and EVE. Sadly, the bot-aspirant carebears have allowed themselves to fall behind. Instead of enjoying the benefits of the Code's progress, carebears get ganked in ridiculous ships and end up looking like relics--which they are. Soon to be extinct, by the way. From the week of April 19th @ 00:00 EVEtime through April 25th @ 23:59 EVEtime...
Look at this guy. Maj Thorn put everything he had into a 50 billion isk Rattlesnake and allowed it drift AFK into Uedama. To give you an idea of how much faith Maj Thorn placed in his bling: The 50 billion price tag had little to do with his cargo; the Rattlesnake had multiple purple mods worth outrageous amounts.
It looks like everyone wanted to get in on this kill. Agents Jason Kusion, Jake Kusion, Jeremiah Kusion, Jackson Kusion, Joseph Kusion, Tax Collector YouGonnaCry, Tax Collector Shredlord, Jacob Kusion, Jessie Kusion, Joel Kusion, Tax Collector GimmeYaISK, Jimmy Kusion, Tax Collector Rika, Tax Collector NeverLoses, Jeremy Kusion, Justin Kusion, Tax Collector Coronalmao, Josh Kusion, Tax Collector ImMegaRich, Jayden Kusion, Jayson Kusion, Tax Collector Maximus, Tax Collector ImTheBest, Tax Collector Tax Collector hahaGetDunkd, Johnathan Kusion, Tax Collector GoPlayWoWkid, Joshua Kusion, Tax Collector Kelly, Tax Collector Markus, Tax Collector IsNumber1, Jack Kusion, Tax Collector GetWrecked, Tax Collector hahaYourebad, Tax Collector DadPlsNo, Tax Collector YoureTrash, Tax Collector Herbert, Jonas Kusion, Jeffery Kusion, Josiah Kusion, I eat RedCrayons, Australian Excellence, and Tax Collector Thnx4Loot had fleet of Catalysts stretching as far as the eye could see.
I suppose when someone else loses a Rattlesnake worth 50 billion, losing your 12.5 billion isk freighter while AFK in Niarja doesn't seem so bad. But it was cold comfort for blackfin, who probably had no idea about anything going on inside the EVE galaxy. Agents everiserater Adoudel, Rebecca Rackner, Emily Rackner, Jani Rackner, Ashlee Rackner, Celstia Rackner, Olivia Rackner, Yan Rackner, Kirra Rackner, Zoe Rackner, Jemma Rackner, Charlotte Rackner, Ivy Rackner, aiva ganki, Globby Rackner, riprip10, Phoenix Rackner, Kimberly Rackner, hegils, Prion Solutions, Benji Rackner, and Vladimir Puotin rode forth in their own Catalyst fleet and put an end to blackfin's "freighter run".
Let's talk about some miners. Yes, people like Samual Issier are still losing mining ships worth over a billion isk. ORE Ice Harvesters and ORE Strip Miners are a big part of the problem. Agent Guybertini has attempted to persuade miners not to use such bling, but when talk fails, a Talos will do.
Kozmo Kramer Taranogas is perhaps the worst offender out there when it comes to blingy mining ships. As you can see, Kozmo's blingy ORE Strip Miners and blingy shield mods fattened his Skiff to an isk value of more than 2.2 billion. But that's not the worst of it. Just one day earlier, Kozmo lost a 1.3 billion isk Skiff. His solution was to fly an even more expensive one! Can anyone blame Agents IronRod Kami, Daystalker 2020, Just-Another-Code-Alt Auralis, Hillbilly-2000, Gankzie McGankFace, and Zor Q for ganking this Goofus? Kozmo lost some blingy Hulks earlier this month, too. Our Agents will be monitoring him closely.
Needless to say, this is not how a faction battleship should be treated. TraderVexxx is yet another example of the casual cruelty of the bot-aspirant miner. Agents Pod-Goo Repoman, Ulianov, Aaaarrgg, and Aaaarrggs Scout Alt felt particularly righteous when they ganked him.
Enik Gonz lost a 2.8 billion isk Nightmare in Uedama. You can probably take a guess as to the circumstances of his loss; I will simply mention that the Kusion family was involved. And as the owners of expensive implants should know, the Kusions play for keeps. Agent Josiah Kusion smartbombed Enik's pod and added another 4.4 billion isk to the butcher's bill.
Enik owned a number of fancy combat implants. I wonder if he considered himself defenseless?