Tuesday, November 18, 2014

War Stories

The CODE wardec initiative continues to grow. It seems like we have friends everywhere who have been waiting for something like this to come along and are eager to enlist. Some of them are alts who just want to spend a little happy funtime purging highsec when they aren't occupied by other things, but I don't mind. We're all about spreading the love here in the New Order of Highsec, even alts are welcome. Here are a few more stories from the front.

Mission runners need mining permits too
While mission running may not be specifically mentioned in the Code (more learned scholars than I may know of a passage that I have overlooked), it is unquestionably a filthy bot-aspirant activity. Mission runners obviously need to have a mining permit and be at the keyboard at all times, or they too will be subject to enforcement. The practice of excessively running missions is particularly repugnant - there are actually individuals who will run the same missions over and over, all day every day.

Anyhow, when one of our intelligence operatives reported a war target running missions in a Machariel with the encouraging name "Maserati", we knew that we had to take action. Several of us dropped what we were doing and made our way to the system.

We had the criminal probed down in his mission pocket, and then I, as the fastest tackler in the group with my Slasher, warped in to attempt to catch him. Unfortunately, he was several rooms deep in his mission. As I made my way painfully from acceleration gate to acceleration gate, he noticed me in local and was able to escape and dock up.

Undeterred, we blapped a couple of his mobile tractor units and then left the system, spreading out to cover the other sides of all the exit gates. Sure enough, the target saw that we were no longer in local and figured he was in the clear, so he undocked his Maserati and headed back to his home system of Gekutami.

I was waiting for him on gate and quickly landed point. He foolishly aggressed me with his drones, and I spent a minute shooting them down while orbiting him, until my comrades could arrive and put him out of his misery. The loot fairy was ... unkind. But we still managed at least to recoup our fees for about 4 more weeks of war.

Маленькая корпорация для новичков и не только!
So we wardecced some Russians. The dec was still fresh and we hadn't acted on it yet, so I figured I'd take a look at their home system. Sure enough, there was a Skiff mining in an asteroid belt, and 6 other guys docked up.

I was a little unsure of taking out the skiff solo with a Slasher, and it was too early on a weekday for any of my corpmates to be on. Sure, my sig radius is tiny and I'm fast, but he could potentially have lots of light drones and who knows what his corpmates might bring to the fight if they undock. So in spite of not having the skills to fit T2 light blasters yet, I decided to try my luck with an Incursus. Dual reps, cap boosters, meta ion blasters.

I arrived in system and warped to the belt. where I landed scrams on the Skiff. There was a war target Venture there which I ignored, and he quickly fled the scene. I pounded on the Skiff for five minutes or so, keeping a close eye on short range dscan. He launched a flight of Valkyrie Is, which I killed. I convoed the pilot and offered to let him go for a 100 mil ransom, but he wasn't interested.

A WT Corax landed on grid at 80 km range. I kept an eye on him, but for the moment he held off. A Rifter then landed at 0. I kept point on the Skiff and switched dps to the Rifter. He dented my armor a bit and I repaired it, but soon he was in structure and warped off to save himself. The Corax then approached to close range. I did the same to him, and soon he too was fleeing the belt. Then I turned my attention back to the Skiff.

About the time that he was in low armor, an Oracle warped in. I debated for a moment, then decided to let the Skiff go and get a tight orbit on the tier 3 battlecruiser. In hindsight I think that I could have finished off the Skiff, since the Oracle was at such close range he was unlikely to land a hit anyway. Sadly, the Skiff warped off, but I soon had the Oracle in armor. The Rifter and Corax came back and had another go at me, this time together. The Corax again warped away to save his skin, but the Rifter pilot bravely decided to go down fighting.

As the Oracle was entering structure, Skiff-guy came back with a Navy Scorpion, landing at 15 km range. I weighed my options again, and decided to overheat my guns and take down the battlecruiser.

When he popped I then set a close orbit and scrammed the Scorp. I didn't have any serious thoughts about killing him at the time, but I figured that I had already made a fair trade with an Incursus for a Rifter and Oracle, so I might as well stick around and see what could happen. The Scorpion did not launch any drones and his missiles proved ineffective against me, although I quite enjoyed the satisfying thump when they went off. Surprisingly soon he was in low shields and I began to believe a little bit.

That was when their entire corp arrived. In addition to the Navy Scorpion, there was a Navy Vexor, the Corax, a Thrasher, and some random guy in a shuttle who apparently didn't have a PvP ship but wanted to watch the fight.

I knew then that I wasn't getting the Scorpion, so I switched targets to the Navy Vexor. I tore through his shields and dug deep into his armor, but my two reppers and cap booster were cycling nonstop to deal with the incoming damage. After a few minutes I ran out of cap booster charges and was forced to disengage in 80% structure. I gave them a 'gf' in local and ran off to resupply.

That's all for today! The Code always wins!

Friday, November 7, 2014

AAR: Raid on Biki

Those of you who keep track of me know that a couple weeks ago I launched a new project- building an official New Order wardec corporation within CODE. alliance. Since it's creation two years ago, CODE. has focused almost exclusively on suicide ganking. It has done so with great success, ultimately becoming the most successful ganking organization in the history of eve. This did not happen overnight. It took a long term effort from a lot of determined, creative individuals.

But suicide ganking is not the only tool that we have at our disposal to create emergent content in highsec. We still have corp infiltration, at least for the next month or two, and we also have my personal favorite- wardecs. Independent agents and small corps have been using war declarations to enforce the Code since before there was a Code, but until now there has never been an official New Order wardec corporation.

So I started one. We've been gaining traction steadily and have recruited a few legendary highsec PvPers, and now we have started killing things. We've seen a lot of action over the last few days, and more is coming. I've been so busy hunting targets that I haven't had the time to write about it yet, so I figured that today at work I would pen a small report about the events of last night. It's a story of pew - not legendary pew, no kills that would be featured on TMC, nothing world changing - just some typical shenanigans that I got up to when I took an hour to log in and do a little casual bear hunting. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

I found these guys the other day when I saw the need for a few additional targets to keep the kills coming and make sure that my members had enough fun things to do. I don't even remember exactly how I chose them. Sometimes I get tips, sometimes I use third party fan sites to research possible targets, sometimes I cruise the belts looking to see who is out there mining without permits. Sometimes I wardec people who mouth off in the forums. In any case, I found these guys a few days ago and decided they made good targets, so I wardecced them.

We have a dozen or so wars going currently, and almost all of them have a positive war record. None of our wars has a negative record, but a few have 0 kills. This was one of those. So when I logged on for a quick session and saw that their CEO, CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK, was online, I passed his name on to our intel people to get a locator run, which turned him up in a backwater of Domain called Bika.

I hopped in my Practically Invincible Slasher (of justice!) and hopped over there to check things out.

Surprise attack
As I approached the system, the intel folks reported several corp members moving around in space within a few jumps of Bika. An Apocalypse was sighted in an asteroid belt, apparently mining (!), but unfortunately retreated to the corp POS and dropped his ship off before I could arrive.

When I jumped into the system, only two corp members were present- one docked and the other mining Jaspet in an ore anomaly with his Retriever. I warped to the Retty, orbited him at 500 and destroyed him with Republic Fleet EMP S. He never launched his drones or attempted to either defend himself or escape.

Knowing that he had corpmates nearby, I kept a close eye on local and dscan. Sure enough, less than a minute after the battle local spiked from two reds to seven. About half of them went directly to the station and docked, while the other half went directly to their POS and called me out in local from the safety of their POS shields.

  1. [ 2014.11.07 01:45:03 ] EVE System > Channel changed to Local : Bika
  2. [ 2014.11.07 01:47:17 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > gf
  3. [ 2014.11.07 01:51:24 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > Kill: Eric Baylord (Retriever) learned the price of mining without a permit
  4. [ 2014.11.07 01:52:03 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > the CODE always wins.
  5. [ 2014.11.07 01:52:09 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > www.minerbumping.com
  6. [ 2014.11.07 01:52:26 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > lol, dont see you attacking anything with guns cheif, lol
  7. [ 2014.11.07 01:52:43 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > just unarmed ships, not to worried about you, lol.
  8. [ 2014.11.07 01:52:53 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > then you haven't been looking CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK
  9. [ 2014.11.07 01:53:06 ] Tootsy Karma > Syeed Ameer Ali bullying helpless new players ...
  10. [ 2014.11.07 01:53:09 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > I am sitting still scan me and come on
  11. [ 2014.11.07 01:53:13 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > you would have noticed my elite PvP excellence if you paid attention
  12. [ 2014.11.07 01:53:27 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > I was not in system cheif again
  13. [ 2014.11.07 01:53:36 ] Tootsy Karma > elite pvp bullshit. bullying miners is anything but elite
  14. [ 2014.11.07 01:53:44 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > i'm just chilling in my invincible slasher in an obvious location waiting for you all to bring the fight
  15. [ 2014.11.07 01:53:49 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > come at me bros
  16. [ 2014.11.07 01:53:53 ] Quinzal en Teugrette > bruh
  17. [ 2014.11.07 01:54:02 ] Eric Baylord > coming
  18. [ 2014.11.07 01:54:08 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > stop guys stop, he is a weak player, just hitting unarmed ships, leave him alone and just feel bad for him
  19. [ 2014.11.07 01:54:25 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > he cant fight anything armed
  20. [ 2014.11.07 01:54:25 ] Eric Baylord > yes sir
  21. [ 2014.11.07 01:54:27 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK don't want to take a losing fight, eh?
  22. [ 2014.11.07 01:54:44 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > i understand - not everyone can be as brave as a code agent
  23. [ 2014.11.07 01:54:53 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > no we cant sorry
  24. [ 2014.11.07 01:55:03 ] Tootsy Karma > piss off mate. brave while cloaked can be any bitch
  25. [ 2014.11.07 01:55:12 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > you cant bait me when all you do is hit unarmed ships
  26. [ 2014.11.07 01:56:19 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > you guys missed the ORCA and The HULKS, so please retrivers are nothing we build those
  27. [ 2014.11.07 01:56:52 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > good luck mate, we will be here when you come back, fly safe
  28. [ 2014.11.07 01:57:48 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > what makes you think i'm leaving?
  29. [ 2014.11.07 01:58:21 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > i'm still hoping you guys will man up and fight me
  30. [ 2014.11.07 01:58:39 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > because everyone knows your kind, the miners are logging alts and are going back out, so nothing you can easy kill and we still make money, so I am not worried, stay please
  31. [ 2014.11.07 02:00:25 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > ooh free drones
  32. [ 2014.11.07 02:00:42 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > lol please take them, lol we make those  also
  33. [ 2014.11.07 02:00:47 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > lol what a loser, lol
  34. [ 2014.11.07 02:01:17 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > OMG dont take the drones, we better close shop guys, lol
  35. [ 2014.11.07 02:03:35 ] Tootsy Karma > oh my. was that your mom pulling the plug calling it a night?
  36. [ 2014.11.07 02:03:42 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > lol
  37. [ 2014.11.07 02:03:55 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > your hot pocket is ready, lol
  38. [ 2014.11.07 02:03:58 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > that was me persuing your corpmate who ran away
  39. [ 2014.11.07 02:04:43 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > lol, if this guy is all we have got to worry about lets pull the ORCA back out of the WH. this is a joke.
  40. [ 2014.11.07 02:05:39 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > :D
  41. [ 2014.11.07 02:05:47 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > www.minerbumping.com
  42. [ 2014.11.07 02:06:03 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > I am going AFK, lets see if my ship is still alive when I come back, lol
  43. [ 2014.11.07 02:07:30 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > are you guys probing me?
  44. [ 2014.11.07 02:07:39 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > would it help if i stood still?
  45. [ 2014.11.07 02:07:53 ] Tootsy Karma > not really. we´re basically ignoring you
  46. [ 2014.11.07 02:08:21 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > ah sure, well someone is probing someone, and it ain't me
  47. [ 2014.11.07 02:11:56 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > silly carebears
  48. [ 2014.11.07 02:12:04 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > did he just run like a bitch when the gun ships showed up?
  49. [ 2014.11.07 02:12:16 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > oops wrong box
  50. [ 2014.11.07 02:12:31 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > don't you know that one who is strong in the code cannot be defeated in battle?
  51. [ 2014.11.07 02:13:39 ] Tootsy Karma > yes. the pussy is strong in this one
  52. [ 2014.11.07 02:13:50 ] Tootsy Karma > reaks like fish a mile away
  53. [ 2014.11.07 02:13:50 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > one who is strong in code can sure run away, yes I do see that, lol
  54. [ 2014.11.07 02:14:17 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > this is so funny, I was worried about these guys, but not any more

The rebel forces mobilize
During all this, I was chatting with my corpmates and two of them were on the way to assist me, but they were still quite far out, so I decided to see what I could do solo in my Slasher. I warped to the station, targeted the Tristan and set a close orbit, but did not engage. He attacked and I noted with approval that he couldn't scratch my formidable speed/sig radius tank.

A Coercer landed on grid and I orbited it at 7500, taking little to no incoming damage. A Brutix, a Harby and a Rifter joined the attack, and my shields were soon stripped away. My armor slowly sagged under the pressure of all those glancing blows. Still I flew circles around them. After 5-10 minutes of this, I was close to structure, so I docked up.

The next round, I decided to try a different approach. I undocked and flew directly out from the station, activating my afterburner. Only the Rifter was able to keep up, so I drew him 40 km or so from his comrades and blew him up, then slew his pod. I then warped off to the sun, thinking to shake off my aggro timer and return to station. When I landed, I found an AFK wartarget in a Heron on grid. I killed him and his pod too, then went back.

  1. [ 2014.11.07 02:20:23 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > GF
  2. [ 2014.11.07 02:21:24 ] Viper Temur > darn
  3. [ 2014.11.07 02:22:26 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > I am heading out to mine, play with him if you want to, I will q up any ships lost in the building Q
  4. [ 2014.11.07 02:22:42 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > gf
  5. [ 2014.11.07 02:23:03 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > you know what always wins?
  6. [ 2014.11.07 02:23:10 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > ...
  7. [ 2014.11.07 02:23:26 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > that's right - the CODE.
  8. [ 2014.11.07 02:23:33 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > www.minerbumping.com
  9. [ 2014.11.07 02:23:45 ] Tootsy Karma > bullies? people with mommy issues?
  10. [ 2014.11.07 02:23:56 ] Tootsy Karma > deluded cyber-pussies?
  11. [ 2014.11.07 02:24:12 ] Eric Baylord > lol
  12. [ 2014.11.07 02:24:16 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > well to win, you would have to stop people from mining as we have at least three doing so right now, it says a lot.
  13. [ 2014.11.07 02:24:17 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > How is taking a 7-1 fight bullying, Tootsy Karma ?
  14. [ 2014.11.07 02:24:34 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > just curious about your reasoning
  15. [ 2014.11.07 02:24:41 ] Tootsy Karma > killing rets is bullying
  16. [ 2014.11.07 02:24:46 ] Tootsy Karma > not the thing outside the station
  17. [ 2014.11.07 02:24:57 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > lol
  18. [ 2014.11.07 02:25:27 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > go ahead master of code, stop the mining
  19. [ 2014.11.07 02:32:22 ] MRS IVANA HUMPALOT > is that one of those code pussies?
  20. [ 2014.11.07 02:32:48 ] Tootsy Karma > it sure is
  21. [ 2014.11.07 02:33:07 ] MRS IVANA HUMPALOT > glad they have no real skill. I have heard about them, but they dont scare me.
  22. [ 2014.11.07 02:33:54 ] MRS IVANA HUMPALOT > dont they gank? If he can gank me right now I will pay him 50 million. come try it.

CODE reinforcements arrive
I continued to tease my wartargets on the station while my two colleagues made their way to Bika. Signs of frustration on the part of the rebels began to show. Several of them made a show of marching off in a huff with their Procurers to mine (since Code could apparently only field one noob in a Slasher and they weren't scared).

Just when my backup, Agents Lexa Hellfury and the musteg landed on the in-gate, the enemy forces on the station undock had dwindled back to just the one guy in his Tristan. I advised them to standby and made a quick tour of the system.

I quickly discovered the rebel mining operation in an asteroid belt - two Procurers, an Apocalypse, a Brutix, and assorted frigates and destroyers. They were defiantly mining without permits right under the nose of an Agent, and had to be destroyed.

Looking at the buzzing swarm of light drones surrounding their fleet I committed my soul to James 315 and attacked. Urging my comrades to jump and warp to me, I tackled the most valuable ship in range and tried my best to dodge and weave and survive as long as I could. 

I went down in flames as musteg and Lexa arrived in a Caracal and a Keres. They quickly dominated the battlefield, and I was able to re ship to a Reaper, fit a warp scrambler to it, and return to help them destroy the rebel battleship. Once again, the New Order defeated the enemies of highsec and saved the day.


The aftermath 
As we proceeded to loot the wrecks, the rebel CEO, CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK, showed an unexpected streak of "Gallantry" and congratulated us in local. 

He even generously offered to reimburse all losses on both sides. Unsure if he was serious, I posted my Slasher loss and soon found my wallet blinking with a 6 million isk donation. I, too, am generous to a fault, and so I offered to reduce the price of his first mining permit by 6 million isk as an award for his good sportsmanship. Unfortunately for him, he declined.

  1. [ 2014.11.07 02:47:04 ] Lexa Hellfury > gf
  2. [ 2014.11.07 02:47:11 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > GF all
  3. [ 2014.11.07 02:47:26 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > I will cover all loses for those that dies, both sides
  4. [ 2014.11.07 02:47:31 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > gf
  5. [ 2014.11.07 02:48:16 ] MRS IVANA HUMPALOT > they are still to scared to gank me!!!, lol lol lol lol lol lol
  6. [ 2014.11.07 02:48:30 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > MRS IVANA HUMPALOT busy now, maybe later ok?
  7. [ 2014.11.07 02:48:45 ] MRS IVANA HUMPALOT > always an escuse with code, lol
  8. [ 2014.11.07 02:49:10 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > Kill: Syeed Ameer Ali (Slasher)
  9. [ 2014.11.07 02:49:32 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > 6 mil should cover it, CAPTAIN
  10. [ 2014.11.07 02:49:55 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > sent
  11. [ 2014.11.07 02:50:06 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > you are a true gentleman, sir
  12. [ 2014.11.07 02:50:28 ] Lexa Hellfury > lol, ive never seen that before
  13. [ 2014.11.07 02:50:30 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > i'll even deduct that from the price of your mining permit
  14. [ 2014.11.07 02:50:38 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > I stand by what I said, attacking an honest miner, is a pussy move, a stand up fight, that is a mans game
  15. [ 2014.11.07 02:50:44 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > only 4 mil for the next year!
  16. [ 2014.11.07 02:50:51 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > there will never be a mining permit
  17. [ 2014.11.07 02:50:55 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > :D
  18. [ 2014.11.07 02:51:00 ] Syeed Ameer Ali > good fight gents
  19. [ 2014.11.07 02:51:07 ] CAPTAIN CRIMSON HAWK > have a good one

That was all the time I had to play yesterday, so I wasn't there when my friends destroyed two additional unliscenced SEVEN OF NINE vessels, but it made me smile when I checked the killboard this morning over breakfast.


Never forget the victims of September 10, 2014.
The Code always wins...