Monday, November 10, 2014

CODE. ganker gets ganked, tears collected



CODE. has been known to publish kills of the week and their victims' tears on their online role playing site, minerbumping.com. However, this week, the role was flipped when a New Order agent was caught in an area not typical of CODE., as 99% of their RP time are in high sec.

On this occasion, the hunter became the hunted, the ganker got ganked in the low sec system of Tama.

You see, a group of Spectre Ninjas saw Piir8 violating the free movement of station traffic, as he constantly harassed ships docking to the Tama station. His actions were so consistent and so uniformed that he looked like a bot aspirant. The end result of his illegal activities?  A group of ninjas came in and blew him up in seconds.  (See killmail.)

The most important part of this event though were the tears in local, they had the taste of sweet wine as they were squeezed out and collected.  A fair warning, you will notice disparaging, derogatory remarks that maybe in violation of EVE policies.

[ 2014.11.03 01:36:25 ] RiotRick > gf
[ 2014.11.03 01:36:26 ] wolfvaine > gf
[ 2014.11.03 01:36:27 ] Odyr Atram > gf
[ 2014.11.03 01:36:27 ] Dexirian Orlenard > gf
[ 2014.11.03 01:36:27 ] Rfent > gf
[ 2014.11.03 01:36:27 ] Neza Jorel > gf
[ 2014.11.03 05:20:53 ] Piir8 > you guys dont know how to pvp
[ 2014.11.03 05:21:02 ] Piir8 > thats why you cyno thorax lmao
[ 2014.11.03 05:21:15 ] milandinia > Kill: Piir8 (Vagabond) well, whatever works
[ 2014.11.03 05:21:12 ] Trevor2014 Gunson > U MAD BRO
[ 2014.11.03 05:21:19 ] Piir8 > ya im mad
[ 2014.11.03 05:21:30 ] Piir8 > Kill: Captain Stupid (Capsule) your whole collective daily kb in one kill
[ 2014.11.03 05:21:31 ] Piir8 > gg wp
[ 2014.11.03 05:21:36 ] Piir8 > enjoy your dropsies
[ 2014.11.03 05:21:38 ] BUBAKAR MAHAHA > u mad brah
[ 2014.11.03 05:21:51 ] BUBAKAR MAHAHA > u should get permit
[ 2014.11.03 05:22:20 ] Piir8 > was my cheapest loss too
[ 2014.11.03 05:22:21 ] Piir8 > gg wp
[ 2014.11.03 05:25:00 ] Piir8 > http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/killmail.php?id=22563630 /ga,e
[ 2014.11.03 05:25:06 ] Piir8 > game match set wat
[ 2014.11.03 05:25:56 ] Piir8 > check my killboard before you talk, faggots.
[ 2014.11.03 05:26:04 ] Piir8 > my tag and what i do are two different things.
[ 2014.11.03 05:26:08 ] milandinia > did u use the f word?
[ 2014.11.03 05:26:16 ] Kali Starchaser > Im up to about 50b isk in kills
[ 2014.11.03 05:26:16 ] Piir8 > dont care cryfag.
[ 2014.11.03 05:26:29 ] Piir8 > wow 50b? thats a half a week average
[ 2014.11.03 05:26:38 ] Piir8 > gg wp baddies
[ 2014.11.03 05:26:41 ] BUBAKAR MAHAHA > why u mad
[ 2014.11.03 05:26:46 ] BUBAKAR MAHAHA > it's only game
[ 2014.11.03 05:27:12 ] Piir8 > be back in a few
[ 2014.11.03 05:27:29 ] Piir8 > hope you fags are still here typing in an empty local (besides your cyno blop lawl)






Friday, October 10, 2014

Black ops (BLOPS) is a thang


SUMMARY

Don't have 100 billion to spend to be able to hot drop on someone using titan bridges? The next best thing is via cloaked black ops battleships that can bridge vessels such as stealth bombers into a fight from far away distances.

The setup is typically done this way:

  1. Multiple cloaked alts spread out in low sec or high sec ["hunter killers"]
  2. Once the cloaky hunter finds a target, he warp scrambles it and lights a covert cyno
  3. Black ops fleet drops in and kills the target
  4. Fleet cloaks up and disappears
  5. Fleet can then bridge back to the staging area using a return covert cyno alt

Here's a great example of a well executed BLOPs attempt:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The enemy of my enemy is my friend


Maionez Varenie seems to truly enjoy PVPing. She's had a fun time dropping carriers on random procurers and she recently visited the Curse area again. But like any normal neighborhood, at some point, when you're a bully to everyone -- everyone will start ganging up on you. Such was the case when she visited the area with a Sleipner.

She bounced around a couple systems until finally, Fraternity., was able to catch up with her.

The setup with neighboring gangs...

[06:01:11] RiotRick > slepiner gorgon has cyno (carrier bait) fyi
[06:01:22] RiotRick > Maionez Varenie

The kill...

[06:09:34] Nirvoak Denullth > Kill: Maionez Varenie (Sleipnir) as u wish, my lord, the russian is dead

Sometimes yes, to defeat an enemy, you might want to tell their other enemies where to search for them. :-)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hero Orca Battles Suspect...Woops


It seems like all miner PVP stories start out with an angry person and a mobile tractor unit (MTU).

In this case, Ciphas Patrouette, Bel Dian, RiotRick, and Kopaka Newton were just goofing off after C3/C4 wormhole adventures. Afterwards, Ciphas and Bel started ice mining and reported an MTU that was left alone on an ice belt. Riot comes in to shoot it and all of a sudden, a neutral Orca and Skiff (not the owners of the MTU) started throwing drones around Riot. This would have been an okay choice if Riot was in a frig or a cruiser, but when he's coming off soloing C3 sites, more than likely you'll need some more guns.

The skiff was able to escape due to warp core stabilizers, but came back in a battleship Machariel. Unfortunately, the Mach wasn't able to properly position himself and was too close to the fast moving Legion. He barely hits Riot.

The hero Orca, the saviour of a stranger's MTU (which was saved btw), falls to the Legion, with a skiff and a hulk in its ship bay. (*golf clap*) That's a true sacrifice, a true miner bro right here.





Some correspondence afterwards...

Monday, September 8, 2014

EVE Coalitions - List of alliances


Someone posted this on www.reddit.com/r/EVE by scwizard and it is roughly a list of all alliances inside EVE and their subsequent coalitions.  Being re-posted here for easy reference.  Dotlan also has a good list that has the player/pilot count.

Western bloc
Russian coalition:
These are Eastern European players based out of Stain. -A- has all these alliances blued.
  • AAA Citizens
  • Against ALL Authorities
  • Against ALL Anomalies
  • C0VEN
  • Enemy . Unknown
  • LEGIO ASTARTES ARCANUM
  • Southern Federation
  • The Afterlife.
  • Autopilot-Engaged
  • Cold Steel Alliance
  • Drop the Hammer
  • LEGIO SECUNDUS
  • Dream Fleet
  • pwn-O-graphy
  • Red Alliance
  • RED University
  • ROMANIAN-LEGION
  • Stain Empire
  • Desman Alliance
  • Hand of Despair
  • Inver Brass
  • Southern Citizen
  • Stainless.
Providence Bloc:
NRDS alliances living in Providence.
  • The Volition Cult
  • Silent Infinity
  • Curatores Veritatatis Alliance
  • Yulai Federation
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Sanctuary Pact
  • Sev3rance
  • The Fourth District
  • Care Factor
  • TSOE Consortium
  • Gun Fun Alliance
  • No Safe Haven
  • Fear My Baguette
  • BORG Alliance
  • E L I T E Alliance
  • Elemental Tide
  • Evictus.
  • Eternal Pretorian Alliance
  • We Are Internet Famous
  • Ark Alliance
  • Renaissance Federation
Cluster Fuck Coalition:
Well organized coalition controlling and living in western sov null.
  • Goonswarm Federation
  • The Bastion
  • Fidelas Constans
  • RAZOR Alliance
  • Fatal Ascension
  • Tactical Narcotics Team
  • Circle-Of-Two
  • SpaceMonkey's Alliance
  • The Initiative.
  • Get Off My Lawn
  • Executive Outcomes
  • I Whip My Slaves Back And Forth
  • Initiative Mercenaries
  • Gentlemen's Agreement
  • Forged of Fire
SOLAR:
Eastern European players living in Querious that have an unknown agreement with the CFC that grants them blue standing, living space and the ability to build supercapitals.
  • SOLAR FLEET
  • SOLAR WING

Eastern bloc
HERO Coalition:
New player friendly coalition living in Catch.
  • Brave Collective
  • Test Alliance Please Ignore
  • Spaceship Samurai
  • Bloodline.
  • Of Sound Mind
  • Almost Awesome.
  • Black Pearl Alliance
  • FOX.HOUND
  • Nerfed Alliance Go Away
N3 Coalition:
Coalition responsible for the largest alliance in eve, the renters "Northern Associates."
  • Northern Coalition.
  • The Kadeshi
  • Nulli Secunda
  • DARKNESS.
  • Fraternity.
  • The Unthinkables
  • Caladrius Alliance
  • Nulli Tertius
  • HUN Reloaded
  • Pangu Coalition
  • Darkspawn.
  • Echoes of Nowhere
  • Gentlemen's Club
  • Cult of War
Pandemic Legion:
Extremely wealthy alliance controlling north eastern sov null. They have a NiP with the CFC.
  • Pandemic Legion
xxdeathxx coalition:
Eastern European players living in and around Geminate and cache. They have a NiP with the CFC.
  • Legion of xXDEATHXx
  • Hard Alliance
  • Infinity Space.
  • Synergy of Steel
  • Babylon 5..
  • Shadow of xXDEATHXx
Western insurgents:
A loose coalition of alliances living in western NPC null and harassing the CFC.
  • Black Legion
  • Mordus Angels
  • Pasta Syndicate
  • Ineluctable.
  • Ev0ke
  • etc
Let me know of omissions/mistakes in the comments.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

RvB Ganked Caracals Take Down Prized Hunt

Wanting to avoid a second week where the caracals didn't get a fight, RvB Ganked FC Manga Solaris led his public NPSI fleet to Providence, and it ended well with a grand brawl in 9KOE-A. But before they had that jolly good fight, they hunted for wabbits.

Yes, that's right, wabbits.  This time, their prize ship was Drag Naught's Dominix Navy Issue filled with blingy A-type membranes and faction mag stabs.

After filling their stomachs with wabbit meat, they gained enough energy and excitement to go after a similarly sized Ishtar fleet.






Friday, August 22, 2014

A slow but calculated response


There is a lesson to be learned about a recent POS bashing. 

Our story started with a small empty tower attacked with overwhelming force. good EEx and others in his corps shot at the tower, brought it into reinforced mode and then the empty tower garnered the interest of a titan bridged 30+ HAC fleet from Gorgon (lulz).

Faced with such numbers, a small group may not be able to respond immediately...but they can respond slowly and methodically to make sure proper balance is achieved:



Killboard green, plus the corpse is on the market...



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Case Study: Kill on Sight tool also hurts CVA

CVA's Kill On Sight list

CVA's KoS tool is helpful for Providence residents because it allows them to see who is "safe" in local and who they can freely engage without violating their NRDS doctrine.

Any alliance, corp, or pilot could be added to the list as long as someone is able to submit a statement.  To Provi's eyes, once you are added, you are guilty until proven innocent.

Unfortunately to one Provi cyno pilot who ventured into low sec, this tool didn't work well in his favor. His first death ever on his account came from someone that was flagged as KoS and simply returned the favor.

Local: "That's Not Fair"



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Surviving a two carrier hot drop!


Anablue didn't intend this to be a capital escalation.

He was just a happy little miner wanting to get some ore until Majonez Varenie of the Gorgon Empire started attacking him in an expensive 370m Gila. His 30m procurer withstood for a while and backup started arriving.

Surprise!
What Majonez didn't realize, was that Alpha procurers have warp disruptors, so she couldn't warp out. What happened next was a surprise to all of us -- Majonez lit a cyno and brought in two expensive carriers, an Archon (pilot: Blackfishik) and Nidhoggur (pilot: makstomaks). Clearly, Gorgon Empire's escalation skills are elite!

Right when the Gila died, the Archon and Nidhoggur started locking ships on the field and pointed/neuted what they could.  Tirabi lost his Ishtar after helping drop Majonez and RiotRick was locked up, neuted, webbed, and warp disrupted by the two carriers. About 20 Einherji started hitting on Rick, but surprise -- the tank is buffed like a madman. Taxing his afterburners, and knowing that the carriers are too slow moving -- Rick and the rest got out.

Everyone and their mother started bringing out ships into the system, but Gorgon cyno'd out. Conclusion? Survived a hot drop, won the ISK war, and got important intel on capital pilots/ship types.

  • Full battle report
  • Gorgon losses: 378m Gila death
  • Locals:  30m procurer/292m Ishtar. 


Monday, August 4, 2014

The Nine Spectre Ninjas

TLDR: Bigger fleet cancelled, small gang of 9 stayed, went to Provi, killed 650m of ships, got surrounded by 30+ Provi response fleet, escaped because of hero pilot who reshipped ceptor with probes and got out through ncdot null.  To learn more about Spectre Fleet, click here.

The Brave Nine

Like all good stories, it started with a noble task. It was late (6:00 EVE time) and someone announced there was a high value target in Spectre fleet.

We banded together to chase after a Kronos, an expensive marauder-class ship that jumped into a wormhole. Unfortunately, the marauder jumped back to high sec after a failed tackle and the yet-to-arrive fleet was called off.

But there were nine that didn't want to give up the noble quest of EVE jihad.  Nine random strangers, forged together through a common bond -- the color of purple (NPSI). Courageous and maybe a little bit foolish, the nine chose to stay in fleet and find another fight.

These heroes were: Aritani Rimsan, Canttro Yarlax, CombatSmurf, Dominic Pierce, EMU EVILHarvestor II Harbinger, Prof HubertRiotRick, and Sir Jormor. Through a very thorough and diligent process, akin to throwing darts at a board, the group chose me, RiotRick, as fleet commander.

Reship!
With a quick reship in Amarr, the kitchen sink fleet converted into two interceptors, one logi, and six T1 cruisers. We headed to KBP7 after seeing some activity, and the moment we landed on grid, we killed a Magnate, then a Malediction with 421 million ISK worth of cargo (op success!).


Then as we moved into B-WPLZ, we faced a small gang: Hound, Police Pursuit Comet, Maller, Exequror, and Brutix. [The full battle report is here.]



This is also where we suffered our first loss, Prof Hubert's crow, that served to be a blessing in disguise later on.

Trapped But Not Dead...Yet



My intent was to come in and out of the pocket fast; however, I didn't anticipate we'd immediately face off a small gang which gave Provi time to field a response fleet and facilitate a "road block" at KBP7-G.  And now our fleet was stuck with few choices. If we forced our way out, we'd be bubbled and would face immediate death. CombatSmurf did some hero scouting with his ceptor and was able to count almost thirty pilots with caracals, rapiers, enyos, ishtars, and hurricanes...then he died.

So we warped to TU-O0T to get some distance between us and the enemy fleet, and finally we looked at our options: (1) Die with no chance of taking anyone with us (2) Find a wormhole and fight on our own terms and escape.

Prof Hubert knowing his brothers in arms were trapped, came back into another interceptor with core probes. So we jumped all around our pocket of space to see if we could find a wormhole, and finally saw one in Y9-MDG. However, the enemy also knew our choices and already had a flycatcher waiting for us at the wormhole entrance.

As we warped in, he bubbled the entrance, and the Provi came in for the kill. I made the call to not engage and jump the hole, which saved most of us. Havestor II Harbinger got caught as he entered and had a solo fight and got us another kill, then the rest of Provi followed in and podded him.

Bouncing through random celestials inside the C6 wormhole (J122452), we were waiting for Prof Hubert to get his scans completed for our exit.  Dominic Pierce, Aritani Rimsan, and Canttro Yarlax were struck down in different engagements inside the hole, and out of nine ninjas, there were three left: Prof Hubert, RiotRick, and Sir Jormor.  [The full battle report is here.]

Once we found a hole to another part of EVE (ncdot null), we made best speed from null to low sec avoiding bubbles and small gate camps, and we managed to kill one more ship on the way home.

Conclusion

  • Fleet composition:
    • Cruisers, armor, 1 logi, 2 interceptors
    • Original #: 9
    • Surviving #: 3
  • ISK performance:
    • Loss: ~250m
    • Killed: ~650m
What made this roam exciting and slightly different from other small gang roams that I've been a part of was the fact that we were cornered by overwhelming numbers, trapped in a pocket with no k-space exit, and some of our ships were able to survive to fight another day. As one fleet member stated, "My adrenaline was pumping the whole time" because we were constantly on the run.



RiotRick is one of Alpha Republic's fleet commanders, a member of the Solyaris Chtonium (SLYCE) alliance, and a junior FC for Spectre Fleet.

Friday, August 1, 2014

If it's too good to be true, it probably is


Somewhere deep in null, a procurer was sitting on an ice belt mining away without little regard. At least, to Protonchik, that's what it looked like.

Using his cloaky alt, Protonchik flew within 2000m of Nearien, the ice miner.  With his Ishtar, Protonchik scrams and starts shooting. But what turned out to be an easy kill became a nightmare for this killboard loving PVPer. Proton always flies with small gangs and tries to never get killed...but not today. This trap was especially for him...(we like killboard perfectionists).

Nearien took out his drones and hit hard on Proton's Ishtar, then the little old miner started warp scrambling back. Then several others started warping in to see what was hot at the ice belt. Within seconds, he was cooked and melted.

Escalation

Protonchik brought in a small fleet after being killed.  The battle report can be found here.  The YouTube clip can be found here. Tirabi and friends from Courage and Madness, and The Guardians came in to respond to the criminal activity. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Talos vs Procurer


Backstory from Culpa Vyvorant

Just right before down time some miners reported a Talos on an asteroid belt. I went in with a tanked procurer to see if I could tackle him.  My drones melted him in seconds because he didn't have a proper fit. I later convo'd him and gave him advice on fittings, plus an extra 70m ISK to help him recover.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mackinaw Pilot: How I Survived 7 Catalysts


Our story starts out today with Fallen monk, one of the oldest miners in the game. He volunteered to mine some good ole high sec ice for us...with a Mackinaw. And better yet, a tanked Mackinaw.

And you know what Mackinaws do to gankers like Valhallas Angels: it attracts them, like moths to a flame.

The first 3 moths:

A quick effective gank requires a warp-in. Their warp in was no other than Odin Draugadrotti, the CEO of Valhallas Angels.  (He later confirmed he uses isboxer to control his impressive number of catalysts.)  His first three attacks utterly fails to kill Fallen monk, who was mining ice the entire time of the gank attempt.

Monk apparently was laughing so hard he couldn't keep his hands on the keyboard/mouse, because three destroyers just got blown to bits by CONCORD.


Local v1:


The setup:

So now Monk has a mark -- someone who feels inadequate, who needs to prove himself to the world that he isn't gank dysfunctional.  (Maybe a drug booster would have helped?)

Shortly after his small defeat, Odin logged off. He popped back online a couple hours later, and noticed a friendly mail from some random stranger named Culpa Vyvorant, encouraging him to do it one more time...


And so Odin, encouraged by another and fueled by his resolve, cranked up his next set of catalysts.  This time it won't be three catalysts, he reasons, but four! Nothing could go wrong, right?

The four moths:


Sadly, everything goes wrong for Odin.  All four catalysts couldn't break Fallen monk's tank. Like the other attempt, Odin was the warp-in and the four catalysts did their work.  He was so focused on his target while controlling his isboxer windows, he unfortunately fell to what we call "tunnel vision". His biggest mistake? He failed to notice one simple change on the grid: the Mackinaw was getting remote shield reps.

Local v2:



And of course, others that saw this incident also chatted with him...


Moths to a flame...

Friday, July 25, 2014

"Mining Our Own Business" Part 5


Culpa Vyvorant is a simple miner in the middle of low sec space.  Next thing he sees is a hurricane with a warp disruptor!  So does he eject?  Does he quit the game? Nope. He warp disrupts back! Then calls his friends. Lesson learned, indeed.

[ 2014.06.24 05:02:39 ] Johan Vilhelmsson > gf
[ 2014.06.24 05:03:14 ] Johan Vilhelmsson > lesson learned
[ 2014.06.24 05:03:18 ] Culpa Vyvorant > gf
[ 2014.06.24 05:03:24 ] Culpa Vyvorant > Please note I'm only here to mine.
[ 2014.06.24 05:03:30 ] Johan Vilhelmsson > i know
[ 2014.06.24 05:03:50 ] Johan Vilhelmsson > looked doable   my bad

"Mining Our Own Business" Part 4


Array Aggression of THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (BOOKS) is an elite pvper hunting miners and PVE ships with as many friends as possible in low sec to pass time. His eliteness saw 2 miners, Jenny Dallas and 22000, on an ice belt and thought it would be an easy kill. But 2200 just went back to station and got an anti-ganker ship.  Time passed indeed.

[ 2014.07.04 20:25:31 ] Array Aggression > killing ventures and procurers in low sec is a way to pass time, 

"Mining Our Own Business" Part 3


victoria 13 believes she could gank 2 procurers with her ultra souped up Astarte.  With over hundreds of millions worth of mods, what could go wrong, right?

The story can be told through local chat ganker tears...

[ 2014.06.28 09:08:24 ] victoria 13 > you guys cant fight without capital suport,puss
[ 2014.06.28 09:08:41 ] victoria 13 > keep diging
[ 2014.06.28 09:08:42 ] RiotRick > becuz fighting a procurer with a command ship with C types is any less honorable


"Mining Our Own Business" Part 2


More battle procurer shenanigans!  A single procurer in a lone belt...perfect target right?  Nope.  It's a trap with warp disruptors and all.

[ 2014.06.28 03:58:55 ] GodsSoldier Aideron > :O) gf
[ 2014.06.28 03:59:56 ] Culpa Vyvorant > gg
[ 2014.06.28 04:05:54 ] GodsSoldier Aideron > lol, forgot i was suspect
[ 2014.06.28 04:06:08 ] Culpa Vyvorant > lol i just wanna mine bro
[ 2014.06.28 04:06:14 ] Culpa Vyvorant > im not here to fight u
[ 2014.06.28 04:06:24 ] GodsSoldier Aideron > what were those drones? were they from carrier?
[ 2014.06.28 04:06:30 ] Culpa Vyvorant > yes

"Mining Our Own Business" Part 1



Miners in EVE never get a break. Their labor produces the weapons and ships that are then in turn used to kill them. It's a vicious cycle.

But what happens when a miner stops being a victim? The answer: fun.

Backstory from Nearien
We had about 5 procurers mining in Alachene, with a lone Ishtar guarding it with sentry drones.   

This was about the same time we moved some capitals around from a couple other systems, which made it a great opportunity to mine (for realz) and setup a trap at the same time.

We started seeing some activity of neutrals scouting the system, and expected a gank on our 5 poor procurers very soon.  When the gankers started pouring in, we quickly assigned fighters to the procurers and they became....super procurers!

The first attack came from Shadow Cartel's ishtar, who ate the first set of fighters and died. Instead of giving up, he brings in a neuting geddon friend (or alt) and he reships into a Dominix.  These also died.  By this time, we already had T3s, ships, etc come out of the wood works to help protect our poor little procurers.  Check, and mated.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Revenge is sweet...or is it?


This confused us a little bit .. actually not a little bit, quite a ton.  A skiff rarely gets killed in high sec because of its awesome tank, but this one did. At first glance, you would think he was ganked, but in reality, belenger dumm turned suspect because he wanted revenge!

More details below...

Backstory from TheLastDon

It's a couple hours from down time...

I'm like, hey guys, let's hit an ice belt or two...  Soon as we enter into an ice belt, we see a mobile tractor unit (MTU). We shoot it to see if the owner, belenger dumm & co,  is afk. Nope! He's definitely awake. He collects it, and we go on our merry way to the station to get our barges so we can mine.

30 minutes later....

Ice is almost gone, and there's some stuff around that's scattered. One of our corps mates brings in an MTU/industrial ship.  All of a sudden we see our miner friend, belenger dumm, shooting at our MTU.  He is now suspect with his skiff mining barge.  He's aligned and probably didn't think our mining barges had anything that could hold him down.  But you see, we like fitting our procurers with warp disruptors.  It's a habit.  He gets tackled, and everyone starts flying back to get their PVP ships.  And I think you know the rest of the story...

Revenge is sweet in EVE, but you gotta do it right.

We're not friends


In EVE, there are high sec, low sec, and null sec areas.  Venturing into low  and null areas can be extremely dangerous, but can be very rewarding as well.  Such was the motivation of Luc Legrand, wanting to visit low sec to explore strange new worlds and find bounty rich NPCs.  Unfortunately for Luc, he kept his high sec habits, and when RiotRick gave him a fleet invite, he accepted.  And that's when his adventure ended.

Backstory from Riot

We tried to hail him in local and understand what he was doing in our little corner of space. We execute an NBSI policy in system. After failing to find him on the belts, I simply invited him to my fleet to see if he would accept. To my surprise, he accepted. End of story.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Miner's revenge: When lasers kill.


When miners go wild!  We always love hearing killmail stories such as these...

Backstory from Ninja:

I joined Spectre on a Venture themed roam and they were meeting up in Amarr.  Our FC (fleet commander) brought us to Provi (Providence) and we jumped into a middle of a sov fight.  CVA and others were duking it out.  We came in for fun and was able to catch a few things, including this crow that underestimated what a bunch of mining ships could do to him.  He was just sitting some distance off the gate and he just let us burn into him.  Bad move.  

Don't underestimate mining ships!