Each day, highsec carebears should resolve to be better than they currently are. Maybe that looks like putting down the mining lasers and picking up a smart set of neutron blasters. Or maybe it's trying to avoid making a fool of yourself in a Kills of the Week post. Like today's, covering the week of May 24th @ 00:00 EVEtime through May 30th @ 23:59 EVEtime...
Ganking an expensive jump freighter like Sulfur Atom's 22.9 billion isk Rhea in Jita is very satisfying. Here, the satisfaction was enhanced by the carebear's ORE cargo expanders. And it probably didn't hurt that Agents Tax Collector Max, Pod Destroyer Molly, Tax Collector Hill, Tax Collector Kittens, Taxman Daniel, Tax Collector Richard, Tax Collector Aruka, Tax Collector BokChoy, Tax Collector Stroheim, Tax Collector HongMei, Australian Excellence, Tax Collector Kimi, Tax Collector Larry, Tax Collector AynRand, Tax Collector Alison, Tax Collector Yuna, Tax Collector Shardani, Tax Collector KarlMarx, Mining Lord 1999, and Dr Hattrick got to scoop a cool 8.7 billion isk worth of loot for their trouble...
...But pre-ganking a bunch of unlicensed mining ships is pretty nice, too.
What possible excuse could Zabar Amalacs have had for going AFK in a 5.6 billion isk Golem? For that matter, what excuse could he have had for blinging out his Golem to 5.6 billion in the first place? Agents Caldari Citizen 2116212079, Lovin Jr, Mr Lovin, Young Loving, Mc Iovin, 1400mm Gallium Cannon, and FleetJump Jump saw no reason that Zabar should continue to possess such a ship, so they took it away. Good on them.
There's been a rash of blingy mining ships lately. J4M4 Shaishi's 1.2 billion isk Skiff is a perfect example: ORE Strip Miners, unnecessarily blingy tank modules, and so on. Agents Dishrag, Zor Q, Daystalker 2020, Gankzie McGankFace, Hillbilly-2000, IronRod Kami, Just-Another-Code-Alt Auralis, and Hillbilly2000 somehow managed to penetrate the supposedly impervious Skiff hull and were rewarded with 687 million isk worth of loot. That's how mining is supposed to be done.
Thorhan was another foolish miner who was separated from his isk. After Agents Fate and Destiny, Never Gonna SeeGrandKids, and Zopiclone obliterated the 1.4 billion isk Hulk--in a 0.9 security system, no less--they were treated to a bonus in the form of Thorhan's 2.9 billion isk pod. What a bot-aspirant miner.
If apple2 Deadpool was attempting to troll the Niarja system by bringing in a 1.3 billion isk battleship armed only with fireworks, the effort failed: Agents Georgia Rackner, Yan Rackner, Jani Rackner, Rebecca Rackner, Ashlee Rackner, Emily Rackner, Kirra Rackner, Celestia Rackner, Jemma Rackner, and Vladimir Puotin simply terminated him like any other unwanted carebear.
Of course he was carrying a skill injector.
Blingy pods have also been making a comeback these days. Gripen ANM was caught with a juicy pod by Agents Keraina Talie-Kuo and Kibbera. Incredibly, Gripen was autopiloting in a virtually unfit frigate at the time.
Carebears, fit your ships before you even think about buying any implants. And before you do either of those things, buy a mining permit. It is the law, after all.