Wednesday, January 29, 2014

War Report: NTR - Part 2

So my one man war against New Trade Republic for control of the ice fields of Nakugard has been going pretty well. I didn't plan to post an update so soon, since I've only been logging on for an hour or so each evening after work for the last few days, and today I get on a plane and head for warmer climes for my vacation. I didn't really intend to pursue my WTs until I got back. However, some times you just have to be an opportunist.

More Retrievers
For some reason, despite a number of lessons on the topic, NTR guys and their "allies"in GekkoState. still haven't figured out that it's a bad idea to get in a Retriever, wander 3-5 jumps from any possible assistance, and go mining while under wardec. It always ends in one predictable way. I had just logged on to check my skill queue the other day when my spies informed me this was happening again, and I felt obligated to go and do something about it.

Help from an Unexpected Friend
The next day, I was flying around running a few unrelated errands, when I received a convo request from a fellow Belligerent Undesirable. It seemed he had applied to and been accepted in New Trade Republic, in spite of being a somewhat EVE famous corp infiltrator. The convo was kind of confusing (because he was in the middle of murdering his corpmates and had his hands full, I soon found out.) The gist of it was that something was going down in Aderkan and that I should be there.

I flew that way, and found several NTR guys docked up one jump out in Ogoten. I wrongly assumed that this was where the action was, and tried to coax them out of the station. During the next few minutes, several more of them arrived and docked up, all flying pods. I thought this was curious, but am a bit slow to put things together sometimes. Then I decided to check what was going on in Aderkan. In the ice belt I found my BU comrade murdering an NTR Orca with a Gnosis in the midst of a field of wreckage.

[ 2014.01.28 01:44:03 ] Kalim Dabo > MrBlood Tivianne undock and come play
[ 2014.01.28 01:45:59 ] Kalim Dabo > Shonnyboy Solette your manhood and fight me
[ 2014.01.28 01:46:10 ] Kalim Dabo > locate your manhood lol
[ 2014.01.28 01:49:57 ] Kalim Dabo > undock cowards
[ 2014.01.28 01:51:27 ] EVE System > Channel changed to Local : Aderkan
[ 2014.01.28 01:51:48 ] Lilkisco Omni > hey kalim, you are a big douche
[ 2014.01.28 01:52:03 ] Kalim Dabo > me?
[ 2014.01.28 01:52:08 ] Lilkisco Omni > yup
[ 2014.01.28 01:52:11 ] Kalim Dabo > what i do?
[ 2014.01.28 01:52:28 ] Lilkisco Omni > come kill my orca so you can get a raging hard on and stroke it by yourself in your grandmas basement
[ 2014.01.28 01:52:43 ] Kalim Dabo > omw
[ 2014.01.28 01:52:51 ] Kalim Dabo > sounds fun
[ 2014.01.28 01:52:55 ] Yuber Eightfold > pleaase dont shoot me
[ 2014.01.28 01:53:26 ] Lilkisco Omni > kill everyone kalim, they all said you liked it when you took it in the butt from them
[ 2014.01.28 01:53:56 ] Lilkisco Omni > the all powerful kalim
[ 2014.01.28 01:54:11 ] Lilkisco Omni > it would be funny if kalim stole the kill with a merlin after all the work you did yuber
[ 2014.01.28 01:54:57 ] Kalim Dabo > Yuber is a hero, it seems
[ 2014.01.28 01:55:07 ] Kalim Dabo > i wouldn't steal his kill
[ 2014.01.28 01:55:22 ] Lilkisco Omni > which one of you is the catcher?
[ 2014.01.28 01:55:54 ] Lilkisco Omni > I bet its Kalim, I doubt Yuber takes it from anyone
[ 2014.01.28 01:56:45 ] Lilkisco Omni > enjoy the gay sex on top of my wreck boys
[ 2014.01.28 01:57:41 ] Kalim Dabo > gf

It seemed that Lilkisco would need more lessons in politeness.

Reminder of Terms
The war is approaching one week old, so I thought it would be best to make contact with the NTR CEO once again and reiterate my extraordinarily reasonable terms. Yesterday I sent him and other concerned parties a quick message from my phone at work to remind them that they can opt to end this at any time. What reply did I get? Total silence. How rude.

Time to Get Serious
My gentle lessons in internet spaceship etiquette had obviously been falling on deaf ears. Up to this point I had been fighting the entire war in a Merlin, taking goodfights against superior numbers and larger ships, giving the WTs a fair shake by any standard.

When I logged in last night and saw an NTR ice mining fleet in Nakugard with 5 Skiffs and an Orca, I couldn't believe my eyes. How little respect these carebears have for me and the military might of the New Order. How little regard their CEO has for his members, even providing the Orca boosts himself. Obviously, it was time to get serious. No more dicking around in T1 frigates. A little shock and awe was called for.

I hopped into my Hurricane, warped to the ice anomaly, and pointed the Orca, then since I had thoughtfully fitted a second point, I tackled the nearest Skiff as well. The other Skiffs, bizarrely, engaged me with their drones and stayed on the field for some time, rather than going to get in combat ships. Their drones, however, couldn't put a scratch in my tank, and the cargo-fit Orca and Skiff went down quickly in a hail of auto cannon fire. The other Skiffs ran away and docked up before they could share the fate of their CEO and friend.

As I only had a moment to play, I went back to Hek. On the way I encountered a WT Thorax on the gate, and put it down quickly. His pod for some reason decided to slowboat to the gate rather than warping off, so I locked it up with agonizing slowness and put it out of it's misery too.

I know you guys are reading this. Accept the terms. Don't be fools. As an added offer of goodwill, after you pay the ransom and I drop the war, I will gladly sit down with you on teamspeak and tell you how you could have killed me in every significant engagement we had, and how to avoid being targets for this sort of thing in the future.

Accept the terms. They are the most reasonable offer to end a losing war that you will ever see.

    Friday, January 24, 2014

    War Report: New Trade Republic

    New Trade Republic is a highsec mining corp, 30 members, which is active in Nakugard. None of their members possesses a valid New Order mining permit, so on several occasions our people, myself included, have suicide ganked them, then politely instructed them on the Code and on how they can obtain a mining permit. The reactions we got were less than polite and respectful. At this moment in time, Revolutionary Front consists of just me, a few alts, and a few other guys who rarely log in lately. For some time it has been on my to-do list to try my hand at Cannibal Kane style solo wardecs, and this seemed like as good a time as any. So I paid my 50 million isk to CONCORD and declared war.

    First Blood
    About 15 minutes before the war went live, my top secret intel network located a soon-to-be war target mining in a Retriever, about 4 jumps from his closest corp mate. My legion of spies kept an eye on this target, and when there were about 2 minutes to go, I logged in my PvP character, Kalim Dabo. Then I boarded my trusty Merlin, hopped over quickly from Hek, warped directly to the belt and made the first kill of the war.

    Since it was getting late for me, I returned to Hek, played gate aggro games for a few minutes with a gang of vengeful WTs, then docked up and went to bed, satisfied at having a positive war record 7 minutes into the conflict.

    NTR Batphones for Help
    Shortly after the war went live, I was informed that an ally had joined on behalf of the defender, an alliance called GekkoState., 74 members and a few active PvPers among them, primarily in low and null. I then received a mail from one of their members.

    I decided at first that I would basically ignore these guys, in spite of Django's disrespectful attitude. They were not my intended targets, and I had enough people on my watchlist to keep track of. Perhaps I would put them on my list and deal with them later on.

    On the second day of the war, my legion of spies informed me of a WT off on his own in Caldari space. It turned out to be a false lead, but on the way there, I ran into a GekkoState. pilot  named Item 8, who jumped into me on a gate in a Tayra. He then immediately abandoned ship and warped off with his pod, perhaps in a misguided effort to avoid a loss mail.

    Gee, I wonder what this anti-New Order alliance guy was doing along a trade route in an industrial with a passive targeter and cargo scanner equipped? What kind of people has NTR associated itself with in it's war against the evil gankers?

    doel soon and MrBlood
    My army of informants soon notified me of another war target off on his own mining. So I made a few quick jumps with my Merlin and blapped a fellow named doel soon in his Retriever, then killed his pod for good measure, then went back to Hek and logged.

    Within a half hour or so, I was notified that another one, MrsBlood theBloods, was out mining in a Procurer in NTR's home system of Nakugard, with his alt, MrBlood Tivianne, standing watch in a Vexor. Incidentally, the Mr/Mrs Blood couple are the ones whose big mouths caused this war to happen in the first place. Several others were in system, but docked. A warpin was arranged, so I logged in and went directly to his position, melted the face of the Vexor without taking any damage, and pointed the Procurer. I was taking some hits from the drones, so I eliminated them and continued chewing through his tank.

    MrBlood reshipped to an Atron and returned to the fight. I weighed my options but found that the dps from the Atron was so feeble that I could easily tank all of it with an occasional pulse of the ASB, so decided I would overheat my guns, kill the barge, then kill the Atron if it was so foolish as to stay on the field. It was all going swimmingly for me until the Procurer hit about 25% structure, and I realized I had forgotten to turn off the heat and burnt out my guns. I had no choice but to disengage and let the Bloods go.

    NTR begins to fight
    At some point late in Day 2 of the war, I warped to the Nakugard gate in Hek. A number of WTs both in Hek and Nakugard were online, but everyone except Gancho Ohi, of GekkoState. seemed to be docked. Gancho was parked on the gate in a Drake. I scratched my head a bit, wondering who was really there and who was afk, then figured ,"Fuck it, what I got to lose? A Merlin?", so I went ahead and engaged the Drake.

    I got a tight orbit, warp scrambled him and began pounding with my blasters. He unleashed two Valkyrie TP-600s (medium target painting drones), but they only took one volley each to blow away, then I concentrated all my DPS on his shields. He had a formidable buffer tank, but I steadily peeled it back to about 50%. His missiles were hammering on my shields, but not so badly that my ASB couldn't handle it. At that moment, a couple more flashy icons showed up in local chat and an unfriendly Thorax decloaked nearby, so I disengaged and warped away.

    Then I decided to warp back to the gate and assess the situation. The Drake was gone, but the Thorax and a Catalyst were on the gate. They both immediately engaged me, so I jumped through. A Thrasher was on the other side. Acting fast to take advantage of the aggro timer, I switched to Null S and burned to the edge of scram range. As the fight began, I took a couple of hard volleys before I found the sweet spot, then burned him down fast. Just as the Thrasher got to about half structure, the Thorax, Catalyst and Drake all jumped through to our side of the gate and began shooting at me. I overheated my guns, aligned to a celestial, and as the Thrasher popped, I spammed the warp button and made a clean getaway.

    The Pain of Loss
    Sometimes I'm a sucker for a good fight. It is my weakness as a pirate. One the third day, I decided to take on the same Thrasher pilot I had killed the day before, plus his friend MrBlood in a Thorax. The Thorax was at long range, so I figured I could kill the Thrasher, then burn over and kill him. I almost pulled it off, too, but somehow the Thrasher managed to escape in structure, and when I was well along into the Thorax's armor, he warped back into us at his perfect optimal range and opened fire. I attempted to disengage and failed, losing my Nearly Invincible Merlin after only 6 kills.

    I redeemed myself the next day, when once again my enormous and secret network of intelligence agents located MrBlood a couple jumps away from help doing things he really shouldn't be doing under a wardec. In this case, he was running a mission in a Vexor.

    When I warped in on him in a shiny new Merlin, the fight was over almost before it began. I melted his face, and then melted his pod's face. Then I looted all the mission loot I could carry, and melted the faces of all his wrecks for good measure so he wouldn't be able to come back and profit from them. I felt justly avenged.

    Enlisted an Ally: CONCORD Police Captain
    Just this evening, my omniscient order of secret agents noticed a WT Skiff and Orca in the ice fields of Nakugard. Seven or eight other WTs were online, but without testing them I had no way to know who was at the keyboard. So once again I popped up where they didn't want me to be, pointed the Orca, killed a few drones, and soon dscanned the whole gang of them, cruisers, frigates and battlecruisers, warping down on top of me. So I disengaged, warped to a safe, considered my options, then made for the Hek gate. Maybe four of them were there, including my old friend Gancho Ohi in his Drake. I let them get aggro and jumped.

    As the gate effects start, I see the old familiar notice pop up on the screen, "Gancho Ochi, criminals are not welcome blah blah blah, prepare to be destroyed". I land in Hek and quickly burn back, escaping being blapped by a Tornado on the other side, and jump back to Nakugard, not to miss the spectacle of seeing a WT get CONCORDed in front of my face. I'm still not sure what he did, he wouldn't tell me when I asked. My guess? Smartbombed the gate maybe? zKillboard won't say yet.

    In any case, it was a very satisfying thing to watch. I only wish I had acted quickly enough to get it on the war record, even though it probably would have cost me my second Merlin to do so. In any case, I know it was a win for the good guys, and Gancho knows it too.

    Time to Offer Terms
    I figured at this point that the war record, while lacking anything spectacular so far, could still speak for itself. 9 kills (counting Gancho) to one T1 frigate loss. I'm not claiming to be great at this, but I am obviously winning by any measure, not to mention having a great time.

    So I reached out to NTR's CEO and layed down my terms for ending the war. I'm new at this sort of game, so I made a very reasonable offer. I am going back and forth between what can I realistically get them to pay, and whether I want the war to end at all, since it is so much fun for me. In the end I demanded 250 million isk plus any additional war fees that may apply.

    While the war continues, sometime in the next few days I will be going on vacation (in the real world). I will be heading out to camp in a cave on a lonely mountain in the desert, to fast and meditate on the Code. I could be gone for a few days, a week, a month, 40 days and 40 nights, who can say?

    In any case, the war fees are on auto-pay, so when I get back I plan on turning up unexpectedly just at a moment when NTR wishes I hadn't and ruining their day.

    Saturday, January 11, 2014

    A dead Mack and an irate wartarget on a tear about suicide ganking

    Having achieved our objectives of bringing Solitude to 100% Code-compliance and annihilating all of our enemies there, the Revolutionary Front has deployed to Hek, to bravely confront the carebears of Metropolis. To this end, my alt hopped into Nakugard and executed a Mackinaw today.

    [19:35:03] EVE System > Channel changed to Local : Nakugard
    [19:37:02] H3donism Bot > gf
    [19:38:36] MinGornv > что это было Пух? (google translate: it was Pooh?)
    [19:39:01] H3donism Bot > Kill: Rapid Firing (Mackinaw)
    [19:39:24] H3donism Bot > another Code-violator brought to justice in Nakugard...
    [19:39:50] Mystic Ben > wow, must have been a hard fight with that Small Shield Booster I
    [19:40:00] H3donism Bot > Rapid Firing, it is customary to offer a "gf" in local following a PvP encounter
    [19:40:09] H3donism Bot > it shows courtesy
    [19:40:29] H3donism Bot > Mystic Ben, his tank was formidable, but I overcame
    [19:41:15] H3donism Bot > because good always triumphs over evil
    [19:41:26] SamJermy The2nd > what was the evil?
    [19:41:30] Avensys > a bot hunting bot aspirants
    [19:41:34] Avensys > what has this game come to...
    [19:41:44] H3donism Bot > permitless mining in my territory
    [19:41:50] Domnita Soim > H3donism Bot you are very sick
    [19:41:52] SamJermy The2nd > wheres your territory?
    [19:42:09] Domnita Soim > but you can serch for help yet
    [19:42:09] H3donism Bot > every system of 0.5 or greater security
    [19:42:30] Domnita Soim > maybe you have a chance :)
    [19:42:36] Domnita Soim > still

    Domnita Soim is the CEO of Portia Squad, who as near as I can tell is some kind of market hub camping white knight anti-ganking wardec corp. Not really sure what their game is - they wardecced us on our first day in Hek, apparently for talking in local about miner bumping. Since then they followed us around a bit, taught a couple of our newer members a valuable lesson about not afking at safe spots, and generally haven't affected our operations at all. Since most of our pilots are outlaws already, a wardec isn't the wisest way that our enemies can spend their 50 million isk, but they are welcome to it if it makes them feel better.

    Since Domnita declared war, I hadn't had any occasion to speak to her until today. It seems that she was hanging out in Nakugard ranting in local about suicide ganking when I arrived in system. At first I thought that I had set her off, then I noticed that there were 15+ other guys in local who were blinking red, all of them with Russian bios, most belonging to null sec alliances.

    [19:42:44] Avensys > permittless mining is still better than using bots
    [19:43:02] H3donism Bot > Domnita Soim I assure you I feel fine, but thanks for your concern :D
    [19:43:22] Domnita Soim > every nut say same thing
    [19:43:40] sin tausong > lol
    [19:43:47] Domnita Soim > you have been abused in childhood?
    [19:43:58] Buck Knasty2012 > i hope so ^
    [19:44:01] Domnita Soim > all your angry must come from somewere
    [19:44:14] MinGornv > какое живое обсуждение началось :) (google translate :what a lively discussion started)
    [19:44:38] Avensys > just report her, bots violate the eula
    [19:44:41] Avensys > whether miner or ganker
    [19:44:49] Domnita Soim >
    [19:44:50] H3donism Bot > angry? it is a joy to play eve and engage other players in stimulating content. i am serene in my heart.
    [19:44:55] vdiv > макинав убивать все равно что по астероидам стрелять (gt: makinav kill that still shoot asteroids)
    [19:45:02] Aftermath Lekwar > why about 20 criminal in this local?
    [19:45:12] Domnita Soim > i must admit they are so efficient that ccp may take measure soon...
    [19:45:26] H3donism Bot > Avensys, yes, please report me for being a bot - the proof is in my name after all.
    [19:45:45] H3donism Bot > Even GMs need a good laugh sometimes.
    [19:45:51] Aftermath Lekwar > why soo many criminals here?
    [19:45:55] Domnita Soim > they will destroy missioning soon :))
    [19:45:57] MinGornv > да я смотрю постоянно прикрываются еулой стрелки по баржам, а сами втихаря так же копают :) (gt: yes I look constantly hide behind euloy arrows barges, and themselves as well sly dig)
    [19:45:59] Avensys > you even admit to it
    [19:47:32] FauztX > что-то я на борде ни одной баржи не вижу. у кого-то болит за потерянный халк? (gt: something I'm on the board or one barge can not see. someone hurts for lost hulk?)
    [19:47:52] Domnita Soim > for about 100 mil worth of ships they destroyed 30 billions
    [19:47:57] Culex Mozg > NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO
    [19:47:59] Domnita Soim > or more
    [19:48:25] vdiv > ага pvp с майнерами. - pvm - player via miner (gt: Aga pvp with maynerami)
    [19:48:29] Artem Ice > 300 billions!
    [19:48:29] Domnita Soim > i will post this on eve forum
    [19:48:37] H3donism Bot > Domnita Soim thats because we are elite PvPers who can't be defeated in battle
    [19:48:54] H3donism Bot > :D
    [19:48:59] Domnita Soim > in the end will be so many who will do it that ccp will NEED to nerf suicide gankink :)
    [19:49:06] Buck Knasty2012 > hahahaha go to low or null and try saying that
    [19:49:25] sin tausong > i dont think elite PvPers suicide gank
    [19:49:27] Domnita Soim > ignore him, he still refuse to take any medication
    [19:49:55] H3donism Bot > Domnita Soim hey now, nobody said anything about medication...what have you got?
    [19:50:09] Domnita Soim > aspirine
    [19:50:11] Domnita Soim > :))
    [19:50:28] Domnita Soim >

    A quick look at the battleclinic link that Domnita was angrily spamming in local revealed that these
    happy Russian fellows had been on a suicide ganking binge, targeting the local mission running population in the area, and very effectively killing them with large numbers of Thrashers. I suddenly realized that I was in the presence of true heroes.

    [19:50:40] Domnita Soim > this show something is wrong :)
    [19:50:55] Domnita Soim > with game mechanics
    [19:51:07] Mystic Ben > every time I hear "elite pvp" it's in connection with "I rape you together with my 10 dudes"
    [19:51:12] H3donism Bot > Megamaks T44 is a hero
    [19:51:37] H3donism Bot > somebody needs to keep mission-runners under control
    [19:51:58] Domnita Soim > so enjoy how long you can crazzy russians, is like in nature, if a predator is to effective he will end dieing together with his preys....
    [19:51:59] sin tausong > hero's are people that take on more than 1 ship with only one ship not the other way around
    [19:52:08] H3donism Bot > look at the ships some of those people are running around in!
    [19:52:09] Prime Chaos > lol
    [19:52:15] Prime Chaos > space bushido way
    [19:56:10] H3donism Bot > Domnita Soim maybe you should wardec these troublesome russians if you have such a problem with them

    Will Domnita post a rage-thread about ganking in the EVE Online forums, as s/he has promised? Will CCP be convinced to "finally nerf suicide ganking" as a result of the compelling arguments that s/he presents? Will the heroes of Mother Russia be defeated by Domnita's clever meta-gaming tactics? Only time will tell...

    Edit: Domnita started her thread.

    Saturday, January 4, 2014

    Progress in Boystin

    Our small but growing group has been making progress in our ongoing community service project in Solitude. Today the system recieved a visit from a self described "white knight" and anti-New Order guy, Hitamino.

    On this occasion, the belts were filled with code-compliant permit holding miners, having recently been cleansed by our noble Knights. See how they tell him where he can stick his "anti-ganking service".

    [14:43:14] Loma Veria >   o7
    [14:57:57] Kalim Dabo > o/
    [15:03:55] Kim Niminen > hi
    [15:18:25] H3donism Bot > gf
    [15:19:18] H3donism Bot > Kill: Yves Thellere (Retriever)
    [15:19:44] H3donism Bot > another illegal mining operation shut down by the brave Knights of the New Order
    [15:20:18] H3donism Bot > interesting speed tank on that retriever...
    [15:20:54] Yves Thellere > not really. just fell asleep. was at work all night. enjoy the loot. :)
    [15:21:07] H3donism Bot > i will, thank you
    [15:21:27] H3donism Bot > can i interest you in a mining permit to avoid future attacks?
    [15:21:38] H3donism Bot > only 10 million isk for 1 year
    [17:04:06] H3donism Bot > gf
    [17:06:05] H3donism Bot > Kill: Darth Exodus Uc (Capsule) Kill: Darth Exodus Uc (Venture) This guy still hasn't learned that it's wrong to mine without a permit
    [17:06:17] H3donism Bot > after yesterday... Kill: Darth Exodus Uc (Hulk)
    [17:25:35] mamelee > got no respect for people who are buying a permit to mine in highsec. grow some balls miners !
    [17:27:02] Jagatai > lol
    [18:19:02] Loma Veria > Hitamino how may i help u?
    [18:19:24] Hitamino > ?
    [18:19:33] Hitamino > oh i see, this is your lot :p
    [18:19:44] Hitamino > was just lookin about.  theres a known ganker in this system
    [18:20:31] Axel Sparten > no ganker
    [18:20:32] TigerXtrm > just one?
    [18:20:39] TigerXtrm > lol
    [18:20:39] Lome Veria > i see, thanks for the information
    [18:20:41] Axel Sparten > ah ;-)
    [18:20:46] Kyle Hargrove > More than one
    [18:20:47] H3donism Bot > Loma Veria doesn't need to worry about gankers
    [18:21:06] Hitamino > why's that?
    [18:21:16] H3donism Bot > he is a law abiding miner who purchased a permit for each of his characters
    [18:21:26] Hitamino > you paid this douche?
    [18:21:35] Rurika Tsuri > say what?!
    [18:21:40] Kyle Hargrove > More than one folk payed him, actually
    [18:21:44] TigerXtrm > oh god -_-
    [18:21:49] H3donism Bot > Kyle Hargrove true
    [18:21:58] H3donism Bot > some here are wiser than others
    [18:22:03] Hitamino > tha't's why he hangs about, because he knows you guys are gullible enough to pay him
    [18:22:09] H3donism Bot > more sensible
    [18:22:21] Hitamino > lol, sensible is to simply stop you being able to gank
    [18:22:24] Lome Veria > so we should better pay u to "safe us"? :D
    [18:22:24] Hitamino > which is easy
    [18:22:37] Hitamino > i dont ever ask for payment for anything
    [18:22:46] H3donism Bot > Hitamino the 10 mil fees are a drop in the bucket - just a symbolic gesture really
    [18:23:01] hipotecadoydesgraciado > the italian mafia..
    [18:23:03] Hitamino > they are support of a protection racket to a bunch of lowlifes
    [18:23:16] TigerXtrm > /emote noms popcorn
    [18:23:20] mamelee > thats the problem, i's symbolic
    [18:23:23] Hitamino > you are some alt sitting around ganking people
    [18:23:24] Kyle Hargrove > Yeah, that's how the mafia operates
    [18:23:33] Kyle Hargrove > "Pizzo", in italian
    [18:23:38] Hitamino > you gank people who pay too, making up random reasons
    [18:23:48] H3donism Bot > Hitamino the fees aren't our means of support - charitable donations are
    [18:23:52] Hitamino > gullible people that pay up only encourage you to do more
    [18:24:12] H3donism Bot > so far over 170 billion in donations from well-wishers collected
    [18:24:15] Hitamino > what they should do is what the rest of us do and tell you to fuck yourselves
    [18:24:25] Hitamino > mmmhmmm
    [18:25:28] H3donism Bot > speechless eh?
    [18:25:28] mamelee > agree ! what is stopping him to ask for more whenever he wants
    [18:25:51] Hitamino > nothing, new order guys do that all the time
    [18:26:10] Hitamino > im surprised Loma Veria hasn;t be told about botlike behaviour yet
    [18:26:21] Hitamino > any more that a couple of miners and they use that one
    [18:26:29] Hitamino > or they tell you you didnt salute them or whatever
    [18:26:43] Lomx Veria > :)
    [18:26:49] Lomx Veria > cuz atm im not alone in this belt
    [18:26:49] Hitamino > bunch of kids playing gangster, that's all they are lol
    [18:26:54] Iaculus > nobody believes your slander Hitamino
    [18:26:59] Lomx Veria > and i've talked long enough to H3donism Bot
    [18:27:18] hipotecadoydesgraciado > another copy name from futurama
    [18:27:46] Hitamino > anyway
    [18:28:03] Hitamino > it seems theres no miners worthy of my white knighting here, so onwards and upwards
    [18:28:26] Hitamino > continue to pay your little gangster buddy to stay in the area
    [18:28:31] Iaculus > bybe bye then
    [18:29:40] Rurika Tsuri > o7 fly safe
    [18:34:35] hipotecadoydesgraciado > jion the yihad..
    [18:37:13] mamelee > venite da me, vi faccio vedere io dove vi potete ficcare il vostro pizzo

    At this rate, our work will soon be done here...

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

    The Pacification of Solitude - Beginnings

    Boystin V - Moon 6 - Federal Intelligence Office Assembly Plant
    The new Revolutionary Front has kicked off its first major community service project - bringing the remote highsec islands of Solitude into compliance with the New Halaima Code of Conduct. This region has always been near and dear to my heart as the place where I spent much of my time in EVE University and where I started FCing small PvP gangs (shout out to my Solitude Rifter Team bros). It made me sad to fly around and see the belts occupied with AFK miners, multiboxers with names like "Titan Miner 1", "Titan Miner 2" and so on, and unguarded enormous freight containers stuffed full of ore littered about all over the place. So I decided we should do something about it.

    Welcome to Solitude
    We set up shop in Boystin(0.5), the local trade hub, and began bumping miners all over the region.  The locals, sadly, did not immediately welcome us with open arms.

    [ 2013.12.26 21:57:50 ] Gray Spike > Attention Solitude miners, gankers, and xoth, for every 1 billion in damages you do Revolutionary Front and any other james whats his face. I will give you 100mill for the lols, if you manage to pop large value ships up to 250mill per 1 bill. have fun!
    [ 2013.12.26 21:58:08 ] Kalim Dabo > yelowfff trojan has been bumped
    [ 2013.12.26 21:58:25 ] Kalim Dabo > Gray Spike  Revolutionary Front pilots are invincible
    [ 2013.12.26 21:59:30 ] Kalim Dabo > Celebrate, friends,  weissfff  whitefff  yellowfff and company have fled the anom, another victory in the struggle of humans vs bots
    [ 2013.12.26 21:59:55 ] Kalim Dabo > hail james 315!

    Following this exchange, we were wardecced by the notorious alt-holding corp Version 2.01, who then proceeded to suffer a humiliating defeat at the hands of our elite combat pilots, and were utterly crushed and destroyed before the wardec even had time to go live.

    First shots fired
    As we got more resources into the area, we began some ganks, as well. The first miner to die was Cirle Lanart, whose failfit Retriever had been hanging around the belts since we had moved in. Three times he was bumped out of range, and three times sat there for 30 minutes or more before reacting. His crimes were many, and he refused all efforts to initiate communications. After being ganked, his pod floated in the belt for a full 20 minutes before I felt obligated to go back and put it out of it's misery.

    The price of non-compliance
    Pretty soon, our headquarters in Boystin was a ghost town, local population having dropped 50% or more, the belts littered with the abandoned drones left behind after mining barges and exhumers had been destroyed, looted and then salvaged for the cause.

    Everywhere I went in the region, local chat was abuzz with word of the new order. The rebellious locals feared us, and tried to build up their courage with shallow mockery and insults. Some, however, could see through their false bravado to the truth...

    [ 2013.12.31 02:08:22 ] Stormrayje > and then tellin em its for their own good
    [ 2013.12.31 02:08:46 ] jason Valdez > I like it.  If they can get me in high sec i will give them props
    [ 2013.12.31 02:08:50 ] Socket Toomey > There is always people like that. I got one word for them. BLOW!
    [ 2013.12.31 02:09:46 ] jason Valdez > i have more lying around in my walt then they will ever make tho.  So its easy for me to not care
    [ 2013.12.31 02:10:06 ] Stormrayje > they are......very welll funded
    [ 2013.12.31 02:10:20 ] Stormrayje > unfortunatly
    [ 2013.12.31 02:10:35 ] jason Valdez > doubt the corp out here is
    [ 2013.12.31 02:10:44 ] Stormrayje > that is likely true
    [ 2013.12.31 02:11:01 ] Haedonism Bot > hey everybody
    [ 2013.12.31 02:11:08 ] Haedonism Bot > what's going on?
    [ 2013.12.31 02:11:20 ] Socket Toomey > o7
    [ 2013.12.31 02:11:44 ] jason Valdez > know one out here will pay or care. its the frontier out here.  well the high sec frontier anyhow
    [ 2013.12.31 02:12:03 ] Haedonism Bot > what are we paying for?
    [ 2013.12.31 02:12:15 ] Socket Toomey > The most aptly named Constelation in the game
    [ 2013.12.31 02:12:26 ] jason Valdez > just noobs spaming local trying to get people to pay for the right to mine
    [ 2013.12.31 02:12:37 ] Stormrayje > guys.....hes in the corp
    [ 2013.12.31 02:12:40 ] Haedonism Bot > oh
    [ 2013.12.31 02:12:43 ] Sera Stark > lol, he's one of em Haedonism Bot
    [ 2013.12.31 02:12:54 ] Haedonism Bot > just logged in, heh
    [ 2013.12.31 02:13:02 ] jason Valdez > so another noob.  hello noob
    [ 2013.12.31 02:13:18 ] Haedonism Bot > yes, you need to have a permit to mine in highsec, of course
    [ 2013.12.31 02:13:22 ] Haedonism Bot > that's the law
    [ 2013.12.31 02:13:26 ] Stormrayje > while i appreciate the toon name...still a member of the nude odor
    [ 2013.12.31 02:13:35 ] Socket Toomey > LOL I can't believe people pay bounties either.
    [ 2013.12.31 02:13:37 ] Haedonism Bot > has been for about a year and a half now
    [ 2013.12.31 02:14:07 ] Stormrayje > you guys kill permit holders all the time, its just an extortion ring, get over it
    [ 2013.12.31 02:14:09 ] Socket Toomey > Ok after I sell the mods I got off your buddies earlier today I'll pay your bounty
    [ 2013.12.31 02:14:49 ] Haedonism Bot > Stormrayje name one permit holder who was killed and not reimbursed for his loss
    [ 2013.12.31 02:14:59 ] Haedonism Bot > i don't believe you can
    [ 2013.12.31 02:15:04 ] Stormrayje > was a year ago, how would i remmber
    [ 2013.12.31 02:15:14 ] Stormrayje > i left you douch sacks in empire
    [ 2013.12.31 02:15:18 ] Stormrayje > stay there
    [ 2013.12.31 02:15:20 ] Haedonism Bot > sometimes accidents happen, bujt the victims are always compensated generously
    [ 2013.12.31 02:16:27 ] jason Valdez > bro.  no one out here will pay you.  No one care.  the only reason i am talking about it or you is you are makeing my local blink
    [ 2013.12.31 02:17:05 ] Haedonism Bot > jason Valdez you may not care now, but you will soon if you mine without a permit
    [ 2013.12.31 02:17:17 ] Haedonism Bot > always cheaper in the long run just to pay
    [ 2013.12.31 02:17:44 ] Socket Toomey > LOL almost no one mines out here. We are just screwing around. This area is a mission area. Good luck making anything.
    [ 2013.12.31 02:17:58 ] Haedonism Bot > Socket Toomey i see miners every day
    [ 2013.12.31 02:18:16 ] Haedonism Bot > so obviously you are wrong
    [ 2013.12.31 02:18:21 ] Stormrayje > they attack non miners al the time, just go look at their website, they will attack anything they think is an easy target
    [ 2013.12.31 02:18:39 ] jason Valdez > dont mine.  I actully make money now.  I have half a mind to now.  sense you couldnt possible stop me.
    [ 2013.12.31 02:19:09 ] Haedonism Bot > Stormrayje it is true that miners are our primary focus, but all of highsec is our sovereign space, and we will enforce order however we must
    [ 2013.12.31 02:19:13 ] Socket Toomey > I think they will get bored quick out here. It's been tried before. We've put up with a lot of shit over time in Solitude and the punks always move on.
    [ 2013.12.31 02:19:57 ] Stormrayje > lol you live in hisec because you can take advantage of game mechanics to harass thats all there is to it
    [ 2013.12.31 02:20:21 ] jason Valdez > Just letting you know i move through space afk most of the time.  feel free to try and gank me
    [ 2013.12.31 02:20:49 ] Haedonism Bot > jason Valdez duly noted, thank you
    [ 2013.12.31 02:21:15 ] Stormrayje > so sex bot, did you just rejoin your corp to avoida wardec?
    [ 2013.12.31 02:21:16 ] jason Valdez > hell if you manage to gank me i will give you 100m
    [ 2013.12.31 02:21:36 ] jason Valdez > you or you noob mates
    [ 2013.12.31 02:22:44 ] Haedonism Bot > Stormrayje no sir, don't know why you would think that. I was on sabbatical with Suddenly Ninjas, and just returned
    [ 2013.12.31 02:22:44 ] jason Valdez > i have been playing a long time.  I have had much more impressive try
    [ 2013.12.31 02:23:25 ] Stormrayje > sabbatical?  so what like, taking abreak from being a dick?
    [ 2013.12.31 02:23:43 ] Stormrayje > tired of being in the cross hairs all the time?
    [ 2013.12.31 02:24:09 ] Haedonism Bot > Stormrayje how rude! Mind your manners when speaking to a law enforcement officer.
    [ 2013.12.31 02:24:31 ] Stormrayje > you expect anyone to take you serious with that name?
    [ 2013.12.31 02:24:33 ] Stormrayje > meow?
    [ 2013.12.31 02:24:49 ] Stormrayje > go chug a bottle of syrup ossifer
    [ 2013.12.31 02:27:05 ] Ekcim > All I've gathered from this conversation is that the New Order agents are polite gentlemen, and that miners are rude children.
    [ 2013.12.31 02:27:16 ] Socket Toomey > Give em time he needs to pull the orange starpped ball out of his mouth to speak
    [ 2013.12.31 02:27:32 ] Haedonism Bot > allright, gentlemen, as much fun as this is, I just logged on to check my mail, need to sleep, have a nice evening
    [ 2013.12.31 02:27:50 ] Socket Toomey > gonight
    [ 2013.12.31 02:27:52 ] Stormrayje > Ekcim keep telling yourself that while they politely bend you over
    [ 2013.12.31 02:28:14 ] Haedonism Bot > Ekcim there is much truth to what you say...

    One local rebel even saw fit to issue himself a forged mining permit and brag of it to one of our agents in chat. Don't be deceived if you see these, friends! While convincing to the casual observer, you can tell that the permit is a fake because it's bearer is a Code violating asshole.

    Hints of Success
    Not all Solidudes and Solidudettes, however, hate and fear the New Order and the Revolutionary Front. As we take action against the code violators and hopeless carebears, we begin to hear quiet words and hints of support for our cause.

    [ 2014.01.02 01:27:44 ] EVE System > Channel changed to Local : Lour
    [ 2014.01.02 01:41:49 ] Hero Avada > you guys are awsome
    [ 2014.01.02 01:42:05 ] Haedonism Bot > me? thanks!
    [ 2014.01.02 01:42:15 ] Hero Avada > you bro.

    We have noticed Catalysts and fittings mysteriously appearing on the markets at favorable prices in favorable locations, a quiet tip of the hat from the true EVE industrialists who understand that our cause is their own. And today we sold our first mining permits in Solitude.

    [ 2014.01.02 18:49:19 ] H3donism Bot > Congratulations Loma Veria  Lome Veria  Lomi Veria  Lomo Veria  Lomu Veria  Lomx Veria on the purchase of your New Order mining permits!
    [ 2014.01.02 18:49:34 ] H3donism Bot > Enjoy the peace and security of highsec space!
    [ 2014.01.02 18:50:23 ] Lome Veria > Fly Safe
    [ 2014.01.02 18:50:28 ] Jamyl Falek > o7
    [ 2014.01.02 18:50:40 ] TRIXOTOS > 07

    There is hope for Solitude yet...