Those of you who follow my blog know that I sometimes use my old inactive corp, Revolutionary Front, as a reverse-awox corp. Lately I have been working on some side projects with some of my alts who are still in RVFRO, and decided I'd do a bit of recruiting while I was at it. I put some ads out there, and soon a young player named Ellie Tivianne responded. He was only 7 days in the game, and looking for a mining corp to join as he was wrapping up his tutorials.
My policy is to accept everyone who applies when I am doing this sort of thing (hopefully none of you plans to use this information to kill me), so I invited him/her to join the corp. Once he accepted, I got him to join my standing fleet and checked fleet composition to find him 8 jumps away in a Venture. Then I fitted an extra warp scrambler to my Tormentor and went out to find him.
Ellie was sitting in an asteroid belt mining happily away when I showed up and warp jammed him.
[ 2013.12.07 01:25:45 ] Iaculus > hi ellie
[ 2013.12.07 01:26:07 ] Ellie Tivianne > o/
[ 2013.12.07 01:26:17 ] Iaculus > i regret to inform you that you have fallen victim to a despicable act of piracy
[ 2013.12.07 01:26:38 ] Ellie Tivianne > I could always run away!
[ 2013.12.07 01:26:45 ] Iaculus > i now have you tackled, and must insist on some form of ransom
[ 2013.12.07 01:26:49 ] Ellie Tivianne > to the ... one station in the system
[ 2013.12.07 01:27:12 ] Ellie Tivianne > I will give you 4 isk
[ 2013.12.07 01:27:16 ] Iaculus > lets say... 2 million isk?
[ 2013.12.07 01:27:24 ] Ellie Tivianne > 5 isk
[ 2013.12.07 01:27:32 ] Iaculus > 1.5 million
[ 2013.12.07 01:27:36 ] Ellie Tivianne > ...
[ 2013.12.07 01:27:41 ] Ellie Tivianne > 7, and that's my last offer
[ 2013.12.07 01:28:01 ] Iaculus > i'm afraid that's not going to work
[ 2013.12.07 01:28:19 ] Iaculus > i'm going to lower your shields a bit, don't be alarmed
[ 2013.12.07 01:29:16 ] Iaculus > ok, still there?
[ 2013.12.07 01:29:18 ] Ellie Tivianne > only slightly alarmed
[ 2013.12.07 01:29:23 ] Iaculus > how about 1 million isk
[ 2013.12.07 01:29:37 ] Ellie Tivianne > 10isk
At this point Ellie unleashed her two Hobgoblin 1s at me, and I nearly killed one of them, but he got wise and recalled them.
[ 2013.12.07 01:30:14 ] Ellie Tivianne > noooo, you injured steve the drone
[ 2013.12.07 01:30:22 ] Iaculus > i will also accept assets of equivalent value
[ 2013.12.07 01:30:47 ] Iaculus > you can contract them to me
[ 2013.12.07 01:31:03 ] Ellie Tivianne > problem is
[ 2013.12.07 01:31:10 ] Ellie Tivianne > this ship isn't even worth 1mil
[ 2013.12.07 01:31:23 ] Iaculus > really?
[ 2013.12.07 01:31:30 ] Iaculus > let me check the market
[ 2013.12.07 01:31:33 ] Ellie Tivianne > 300k
[ 2013.12.07 01:32:12 ] Iaculus > the hull is worth 300k, but one must also consider the modules and drones
[ 2013.12.07 01:32:23 ] Iaculus > ok, i'll let you go for 350k
[ 2013.12.07 01:32:54 ] Ellie Tivianne > if you let me go, I'll give you some exotic dancers that I have with the rest of my stuff
[ 2013.12.07 01:32:56 ] Ellie Tivianne > ;)
[ 2013.12.07 01:33:06 ] Iaculus > contract them to me
[ 2013.12.07 01:33:18 ] Ellie Tivianne > They're a few jumps away
[ 2013.12.07 01:33:33 ] Ellie Tivianne > Dancing with the scientists I left there
[ 2013.12.07 01:33:36 ] Iaculus > you can contract them from here, just go to your assets
[ 2013.12.07 01:33:52 ] Iaculus > right click on the item, create contract
I shoot a couple of volleys, taking him into structure.
[ 2013.12.07 01:34:32 ] Iaculus > don't be scared
[ 2013.12.07 01:35:16 ] Iaculus > i have a medical condition, my finger sometimes twitches uncontrollably near the F1 key
[ 2013.12.07 01:37:11 ] Iaculus > ellie, make me an offer
[ 2013.12.07 01:37:22 ] Ellie Tivianne > I thought I contracted you 2 lady dancers?
[ 2013.12.07 01:37:27 ] Ellie Tivianne > They can dance with each other
I check my contracts, and find that Ellie had indeed contracted me two female exotic dancers.
[ 2013.12.07 01:37:42 ] Iaculus > why so you did, sorry
[ 2013.12.07 01:37:49 ] Ellie Tivianne > I don't have any man dancers I'm afraid
[ 2013.12.07 01:38:02 ] Ellie Tivianne > But the scientists could probably dance if you paid them well enough
[ 2013.12.07 01:38:08 ] Iaculus > wasn't paying enough attention, i guess
[ 2013.12.07 01:38:16 ] Iaculus > thanks for the dancers
[ 2013.12.07 01:38:46 ] Iaculus > i guess that means your ransom is paid and you are free to go, then
[ 2013.12.07 01:38:48 ] Ellie Tivianne > I still have no idea where I got them
[ 2013.12.07 01:38:52 ] Iaculus > but...
[ 2013.12.07 01:38:59 ] Ellie Tivianne > and good good, I've run out of space in my ore hold
[ 2013.12.07 01:39:03 ] Iaculus > SUDDENLY BETRAYAL!!!!
[ 2013.12.07 01:39:32 ] Ellie Tivianne > :(
[ 2013.12.07 01:39:51 ] Iaculus > ok, now let's discuss the value of your pod
[ 2013.12.07 01:40:07 ] Iaculus > how about....5 million isk?
[ 2013.12.07 01:40:35 ] Iaculus > no?
[ 2013.12.07 01:40:43 ] Iaculus > got any implants?
[ 2013.12.07 01:40:52 ] Ellie Tivianne > why would I have implants?
[ 2013.12.07 01:40:57 ] Iaculus > medical clone up to date?
[ 2013.12.07 01:41:02 ] Ellie Tivianne > this char is only 370k sp
[ 2013.12.07 01:41:07 ] Ellie Tivianne > the clone is ALWAYS up to date
[ 2013.12.07 01:41:12 ] Iaculus > ok, ok
[ 2013.12.07 01:41:29 ] Iaculus > but surely you can give me something for it
[ 2013.12.07 01:42:07 ] Iaculus > don't worry, i always honor ransoms - it's the pirate's code
[ 2013.12.07 01:42:30 ] Ellie Tivianne > I've seen pirates of the carribbean, pirates don't follow a code
[ 2013.12.07 01:42:43 ] Iaculus > sure we do
[ 2013.12.07 01:43:27 ] Iaculus > allright then, it pains me to have to do this, but i must destroy your pod
[ 2013.12.07 01:43:49 ] Ellie Tivianne > to what gain?
[ 2013.12.07 01:44:01 ] Iaculus > as a self respecting pirate, i simply can't let you go for nothing
[ 2013.12.07 01:44:08 ] Ellie Tivianne > well, there is a yoloSWAGxxx420420isk
[ 2013.12.07 01:44:09 ] Ellie Tivianne > bounty
[ 2013.12.07 01:44:20 ] Ellie Tivianne > but a 420420isk bounty ain't much really
[ 2013.12.07 01:44:24 ] Iaculus > my reputation would be ruined
[ 2013.12.07 01:44:43 ] Ellie Tivianne > yet podding someone in a venture 2 jumps from a satrter system boosts your rep?
[ 2013.12.07 01:45:05 ] Iaculus > i don't discriminate :)
[ 2013.12.07 01:45:30 ] Iaculus > i like to involve new players as well as vets
[ 2013.12.07 01:45:56 ] Iaculus > it wouldn't be fair to do otherwise
[ 2013.12.07 01:47:02 ] Iaculus > anyway, i hope you enjoyed your time in our corp, i suppose you will be moving on now
[ 2013.12.07 01:47:34 ] Iaculus > you can still get the ore from your wreck, i'm only taking the modules
[ 2013.12.07 01:48:06 ] Ellie Tivianne > what, 2 miner I's, a 1mn afterburner and a small shield
[ 2013.12.07 01:48:10 ] Ellie Tivianne > wow, what loot
[ 2013.12.07 01:48:24 ] Iaculus > if you truly are a new player, i hope this experience inspires you to persue a life of piracy
[ 2013.12.07 01:48:48 ] Ellie Tivianne > not really
[ 2013.12.07 01:49:07 ] Iaculus > trust me, it's way more fun than staring at rocks
[ 2013.12.07 01:49:28 ] Ellie Tivianne > eh, been watching stuff at the same time
[ 2013.12.07 01:49:31 ] Ellie Tivianne > plus
[ 2013.12.07 01:49:38 ] Ellie Tivianne > I have been mining for all of 3 hours
[ 2013.12.07 01:49:50 ] Iaculus > i get that, i do
[ 2013.12.07 01:50:06 ] Iaculus > i started out mining too, it's ok for awhile
[ 2013.12.07 01:50:26 ] Ellie Tivianne > no, I mean I have literally only done the starting mission arcs
[ 2013.12.07 01:50:29 ] Iaculus > but only the least creative type of player makes a career out of it
[ 2013.12.07 01:50:50 ] Iaculus > Ellie Tivianne i understand what you are saying
[ 2013.12.07 01:50:51 ] Ellie Tivianne > I was mining while waiting for something to build for the 10/10 mission
[ 2013.12.07 01:51:17 ] Iaculus > that's cool, and you should definitely finish those missions
[ 2013.12.07 01:51:27 ] Ellie Tivianne > well
[ 2013.12.07 01:51:29 ] Ellie Tivianne > I was going to
[ 2013.12.07 01:52:47 ] Iaculus > and when you are done with them, the best thing to do is join a training corp like EVE University, for a little while at least
[ 2013.12.07 01:53:09 ] Iaculus > get your bearings a little that way
[ 2013.12.07 01:53:26 ] Ellie Tivianne > I was more waiting to make more money to fit a cloak on that venture
[ 2013.12.07 01:53:28 ] Ellie Tivianne > but sure
[ 2013.12.07 01:53:38 ] Ellie Tivianne > which I'm glad I left in station
[ 2013.12.07 01:54:34 ] Iaculus > if you keep playing eve, you'll find that the thing that really distinguishes this game is the cutthroat pvp
[ 2013.12.07 01:54:46 ] Ellie Tivianne > Yup
[ 2013.12.07 01:54:55 ] Iaculus > you can lie to people, scam them, steal from them, murder them, it's awesome
[ 2013.12.07 01:54:59 ] Ellie Tivianne > Just don't think that killing a venture is really that cutthroat
[ 2013.12.07 01:55:23 ] Iaculus > oh believe me, i would have killed you whatever you were flying
[ 2013.12.07 01:55:47 ] Iaculus > i cast a wide net and take whatever swims into it, i've gotten great kills that way
[ 2013.12.07 01:55:50 ] Ellie Tivianne > hmm, better get friends to guard me next time I join a new corp then
[ 2013.12.07 01:56:11 ] Iaculus > haha, just do a little research first
[ 2013.12.07 01:56:48 ] Iaculus > if you had googled us, you would have found my blog everevolutionaryfront.blogspot.com
[ 2013.12.07 01:57:15 ] Iaculus > sorry, i'll link that properly www.everevolutionaryfront.blogspot.com
[ 2013.12.07 01:57:32 ] Iaculus > it pretty much spells out everything about us
[ 2013.12.07 01:57:44 ] Ellie Tivianne > I'll make sure to google someone next time then :P
[ 2013.12.07 01:57:55 ] Iaculus > ^^ good plan
[ 2013.12.07 01:58:26 ] Iaculus > anyway, this has been fun, have a glorious evening
[ 2013.12.07 01:58:49 ] Ellie Tivianne > Toodleoo
[ 2013.12.07 01:58:57 ] Ellie Tivianne > Fly safe-ish o7