Archive for October, 2009

More Tears from RRH231/RRH232/Taylor Davis

Posted in Delicious Tears on October 31, 2009 by paul

In my eve mail this morning:

From Taylor Davis:

Topic: I just don’t care
2009.10.31 05:12
This is what I sent to the guys in my corp. Don’t feel bad this game is just not for me.
I am not paying money to play a game I don’t want to play.

screw hope from what I know the real world is a joke too and god what a loser he is.
Russ

Well it looks like we are war dec-ed one more time for no reason. I have had it with this game. I have been playing less every day and dont really want to play no more. I am not even mad this time it’s funny I just don’t care.

EVE will not get no more money from me this is for sure I am not a slave who pays and works for nothing.

From RRH232:

Topic: this sucks
2009.10.31 15:20
this is what makes you happy screwing with the week. Well your a big man. I gave all my stuff to wynter the ceo of our corp and am quitting.

My life really sucks but I don’t take it out on other people. So have fun knowing you were the one that pushed me over the edge and made me quit.

I can tell you being a man of Honor has gotten me no where in life

Russ the loser

From RRH231:

Topic: this world is just shit
2009.10.31 15:45
this world is just shit well you can have it

Sometimes a player plays Eve but expects the world to be handed to them as it is in other MMOs. In this case, I never took any direct action against RRH231, but upon simply learning of my existence, he let loose gallons of tears and then ragequit the game.

Enjoy this video about the Kubler-Ross model, also known as the five stages of grief:

Can you identify the stages of grief represented in the eve mails sent over the course of the night?

Tearful Taste: RRH231

Posted in Delicious Tears on October 30, 2009 by paul

A few hours after I declared war on his corp, RRH231 opened a convo with me.

RRH231 > HI
Paul Clavet > o/
RRH231 > I see we are at war for some reason
Paul Clavet > ask your new member
RRH231 > I am talking to you
Paul Clavet > I offered Grantrem a mining protection agreement that I thought was very reasonable
Paul Clavet > only 5M a week
Paul Clavet > He said instead that he would just run off to a corp
Paul Clavet > so here we are
RRH231 > in high sec?
Paul Clavet > Yes.
RRH231 > WOW
Paul Clavet > http://eve.battleclinic.com/killboard/combat_record.php?type=player&name=Paul+Clavet
RRH231 > so this loser brought a war to me
Paul Clavet > Indeed he did
Paul Clavet > hold on, I’ll get logs of what he said
RRH231 > well we have a plan for war we just dump out of the corp and go back to work
Paul Clavet > Keep in mind that that will not protect you
Paul Clavet > I suicide gank several miners per week
RRH231 > how
Paul Clavet > Did you not click the link?
RRH231 > no don’t care
RRH231 > I have had it with this game
Paul Clavet > Keep in mind that dropping corp to avoid decs is considered an exploit and will be petitioned
RRH231 > all I get is screwed with and never get to do what I want
RRH231 > this game is a god dam joke
Paul Clavet > I think it’s funny, I guess.
Paul Clavet > It took you ten months to discover this?
RRH231 > I will prove to you I am done. I will let blow up my battleship
Paul Clavet > How about you just give the battleship to me?
Paul Clavet > tell you what
Paul Clavet > you give me the BS
Paul Clavet > I walk away
Paul Clavet > drop the dec
RRH231 > no I am going to qiut this shit game
RRH231 > it was nice to get screwed by you
Paul Clavet > Then give it to me. There’s no need to needlessly destroy an asset
Paul Clavet > That’s what they usually say

A minute later, he dropped convo and logged off.

Transfixion, Part II: How to Take Infiltration to Demoralization in Three Short Days

Posted in Capers, Combat, Duffers on October 30, 2009 by paul

For the first part, please read this entry first: So Long Transfixion, and Thanks for all the Fish

This is a chatlog-heavy post, but if you’ll patiently read through them you’ll see how I used Mich’s infiltration work, a helpful show of force by a small group of friends, along with a healthy amount of deception to extract an additional 600M ISK from Transfixion. (I will use text like this to interject notes in the middle of chat logs.)

My disclosure up-front: This was Mich’s personal op, and any involvement by his corpmates was because they are buddies of Mich and myself, not because UE was involved professionally in this caper in any way. While the general plan on our part was to use their “right place at the right time” as a show of force, UE was not involved in the planning stages and this operation does not reflect their contract work. Solty and his crew are good friends, and I highly recommend their work in their contract mercenary capacity.

When the logs start, Mich has done most of his yoinking and is ready to use his inside knowledge to help me do a 1-man wardec against Trasfixion and give them a couple weeks of pain before he wraps up his infiltration. They still have a WH POS operation, but there’s little of value left there after Mich’s douchebaggery, which they still haven’t pinned on his alts. Right after declaring war I get a convo from Chase, one of their Orca pilots:

[ 2009.10.25 03:29:27 ] Chase08888 > hmm whats with the dec?
[ 2009.10.25 03:29:57 ] Paul Clavet > BRAINS
[ 2009.10.25 03:30:09 ] Chase08888 > 1 v50
[ 2009.10.25 03:30:17 ] Chase08888 > and ur telling me brains?
[ 2009.10.25 03:30:17 ] Paul Clavet > BRAAAAAAIIIINNNNS
[ 2009.10.25 03:30:37 ] Chase08888 > ok brains?
[ 2009.10.25 03:30:42 ] Paul Clavet > Brains.
[ 2009.10.25 03:31:02 ] Chase08888 > still didnt anwser my question
[ 2009.10.25 03:31:07 ] Paul Clavet > brains?
[ 2009.10.25 03:31:37 ] Chase08888 > are u hoping we wont blob u?
[ 2009.10.25 03:31:50 ] Paul Clavet > brains!
[ 2009.10.25 03:31:58 ] Chase08888 > is that all u say?
[ 2009.10.25 03:32:05 ] Paul Clavet > hnnngh
[ 2009.10.25 03:32:17 ] Chase08888 > hey he said something other than brains
[ 2009.10.25 03:32:54 ] Chase08888 > nice k:d ratio
[ 2009.10.25 03:33:08 ] Paul Clavet > hnnn brains
[ 2009.10.25 03:33:36 ] Chase08888 > how many friends u have in dodi?
[ 2009.10.25 03:34:33 ] Chase08888 > o suddenly ninjas
[ 2009.10.25 03:34:57 ] Chase08888 > how u find us?
[ 2009.10.25 03:35:19 ] Paul Clavet > brains…
[ 2009.10.25 03:37:19 ] Chase08888 > other than brians?
[ 2009.10.25 03:42:16 ] Chase08888 > still there
[ 2009.10.25 03:52:56 ] Paul Clavet > brains
[ 2009.10.25 03:53:53 ] Chase08888 > u have no brains?
[ 2009.10.25 03:54:25 ] Paul Clavet > OK yeah that is getting a little old
[ 2009.10.25 03:54:29 ] Paul Clavet > Greetings kind sir!
[ 2009.10.25 03:55:05 ] Chase08888 > o/
[ 2009.10.25 03:55:11 ] Chase08888 > so whats with dec?
[ 2009.10.25 03:55:40 ] Paul Clavet > I heard that there were brains to be had, of course!
[ 2009.10.25 03:55:50 ] Chase08888 > so that means?
[ 2009.10.25 03:56:04 ] Paul Clavet > BRAINS!
[ 2009.10.25 03:56:28 ] Chase08888 > which u have ?
[ 2009.10.25 03:56:45 ] Paul Clavet > Soon enough I plan to be consuming yours!
[ 2009.10.25 03:56:53 ] Chase08888 > 54 v 1 evn ur nijna ppl can help u there

Michella reports the following corp eve-mail from the CEO:

2009.10.25 03:51
alright peoples
we were decced honorless internet jerks he is a dodi pirate and a 1 person corp. even though he is 1 person he will most likely only fight we he has neutral support ie remote repping. advise to stay away from dodi area for the next week. other than carry on as normal but keep an eye for him.

Between Chase and Troy, it’s clear that I’m not being taken seriously here.

A few hours later, Mich learns that because of the fearsome appearance of my battleclinic stats, and my links to Suddenly Ninjas, they should pull in WH POS. A few bored friends from UE are called upon, and they come put up a bubble on the exit as Transfixion pilots are packing things up to move out. They immediately retreat into their shields when one of their haulers and her pod are popped.

The report from Mich is that there is much pants-wetting going on in corp. We decide that we’re going to make it look like I’ve decided to start the war early by bringing in a massive fleet to stomp their POS. I take a quick screenshot and put it on tinypic as evidence that I’m among them, then open a convo with another alt of Chase, who initially pretends that he has no idea who I am.

[ 2009.10.25 07:12:01 ] Paul Clavet > Brains!
[ 2009.10.25 07:12:13 ] chase88888 > wth?
[ 2009.10.25 07:12:18 ] Paul Clavet > I must admit, I was concerned about the possibility of your 54-man deathforce
[ 2009.10.25 07:12:19 ] chase88888 > who are u?
[ 2009.10.25 07:12:41 ] chase88888 > im lost
[ 2009.10.25 07:12:42 ] Paul Clavet > I am the terror that flaps int he night!
[ 2009.10.25 07:13:17 ] chase88888 > ok?
[ 2009.10.25 07:13:25 ] chase88888 > still very lost
[ 2009.10.25 07:14:05 ] Paul Clavet > And you will be for quite some time
[ 2009.10.25 07:14:16 ] chase88888 > first off who are u?
[ 2009.10.25 07:14:23 ] chase88888 > 2nd wth do u want
[ 2009.10.25 07:14:28 ] chase88888 > and 3rd brains?
[ 2009.10.25 07:14:51 ] Paul Clavet > Your third question answers your second
[ 2009.10.25 07:15:36 ] chase88888 > ?
[ 2009.10.25 07:15:44 ] chase88888 > i want brains?
[ 2009.10.25 07:15:58 ] Paul Clavet > Do you?
[ 2009.10.25 07:16:16 ] chase88888 > i have brains
[ 2009.10.25 07:16:31 ] Paul Clavet > Not for long, if I have anything to do with it!
[ 2009.10.25 07:16:47 ] chase88888 > ….
[ 2009.10.25 07:16:52 ] chase88888 > o wiat
[ 2009.10.25 07:17:11 ] chase88888 > ur the person that decced us
[ 2009.10.25 07:17:12 ] chase88888 > -_-
[ 2009.10.25 07:17:26 ] chase88888 > heard u were a dodi pirate
[ 2009.10.25 07:17:55 ] Paul Clavet > Heard you guys were competent
[ 2009.10.25 07:18:02 ] Paul Clavet > guess we both learned something new today
[ 2009.10.25 07:18:21 ] chase88888 > hmm what makes u think we will come to dodi to fight when u will lhave rr there?
[ 2009.10.25 07:18:38 ] Paul Clavet > You’ve checked your killmails, right?
[ 2009.10.25 07:19:10 ] chase88888 > mine?
[ 2009.10.25 07:19:16 ] Paul Clavet > Your corp
[ 2009.10.25 07:19:21 ] chase88888 > 1 sec
[ 2009.10.25 07:20:06 ] chase88888 > yes?
[ 2009.10.25 07:20:37 ] Paul Clavet > Why do you need two ship maintenance arrays?
[ 2009.10.25 07:20:38 ] chase88888 > wut bout it?
[ 2009.10.25 07:21:05 ] Paul Clavet > Do you store your BRAINS!!! there?
[ 2009.10.25 07:21:16 ] chase88888 > wtf?
[ 2009.10.25 07:21:24 ] chase88888 > link what ur looking at
[ 2009.10.25 07:21:45 ] Paul Clavet > stand by
[ 2009.10.25 07:22:05 ] chase88888 > can i sit?
[ 2009.10.25 07:24:57 ] Paul Clavet > http://i34.tinypic.com/2cdbz8p.jpg
[ 2009.10.25 07:25:56 ] chase88888 > u got to be shitting me
[ 2009.10.25 07:28:12 ] chase88888 > sso how u get into our hole? (Mich tells us that the URL is being passed around the corp, with much panic following.)
[ 2009.10.25 07:28:59 ] Paul Clavet > Locator agents, my carebear friend
[ 2009.10.25 07:29:04 ] Paul Clavet > Followed you, actually
[ 2009.10.25 07:29:12 ] chase88888 > carebear?
[ 2009.10.25 07:29:18 ] chase88888 > -_-
[ 2009.10.25 07:29:24 ] chase88888 > me no carebear
[ 2009.10.25 07:29:31 ] chase88888 > followed me?
[ 2009.10.25 07:30:07 ] Paul Clavet > That remains to be seen. And yes. Your misunderstanding of game mechanics will not change the fact that you let it happen.
[ 2009.10.25 07:30:31 ] Paul Clavet > I followed you and watched you a couple jumps out while you sat on gate like an idiot
[ 2009.10.25 07:30:55 ] Paul Clavet > Then I saw Julie come in here and then appear on locators in wspace
[ 2009.10.25 07:31:03 ] Paul Clavet > so I knew your entrance system
[ 2009.10.25 07:31:18 ] chase88888 > wait?
[ 2009.10.25 07:31:29 ] chase88888 > ive been doing missions this whole time
[ 2009.10.25 07:32:12 ] Paul Clavet > So Chase0888888888888888 isn’t your alt?
[ 2009.10.25 07:32:40 ] chase88888 > ummm no?
[ 2009.10.25 07:32:53 ] chase88888 > i guess i took his name
[ 2009.10.25 07:33:05 ] Paul Clavet > I can’t wait to kill Chase08889-Chase88887
[ 2009.10.25 07:33:07 ] chase88888 > given me shit bout it for ever since i joined
[ 2009.10.25 07:33:19 ] chase88888 > sounds fun and gl
[ 2009.10.25 07:35:01 ] chase88888 > i like ur phobos
[ 2009.10.25 07:39:50 ] chase88888 > so why i dec us?
[ 2009.10.25 07:40:06 ] Paul Clavet > I already told you
[ 2009.10.25 07:40:07 ] Paul Clavet > brains.
[ 2009.10.25 07:40:29 ] chase88888 > wth has that got to do with this?]’
[ 2009.10.25 07:44:09 ] Paul Clavet > So listen here cupcake… I’m planning to have my buddies here make your POS go bye-bye within 8 hours.
[ 2009.10.25 07:44:19 ] Paul Clavet > I can make that all go away, and drop the wardec
[ 2009.10.25 07:44:23 ] Paul Clavet > but I won’t do it for free.
[ 2009.10.25 07:44:44 ] chase88888 > how much?
[ 2009.10.25 07:44:49 ] Paul Clavet > 500M
[ 2009.10.25 07:44:54 ] chase88888 > no
[ 2009.10.25 07:45:00 ] chase88888 > maybe 100m at most
[ 2009.10.25 07:45:05 ] Paul Clavet > 300M
[ 2009.10.25 07:45:06 ] Paul Clavet > final offer
[ 2009.10.25 07:45:14 ] chase88888 > no
[ 2009.10.25 07:45:17 ] Paul Clavet > OK then
[ 2009.10.25 07:45:19 ] Paul Clavet > brains it is!
[ 2009.10.25 07:45:27 ] Paul Clavet > Know that I’m going to follow you to your next WH too
[ 2009.10.25 07:45:40 ] chase88888 > ok and?
[ 2009.10.25 07:46:30 ] Paul Clavet > You’ll not get another offer like this.
[ 2009.10.25 07:46:39 ] Paul Clavet > You sure you don’t want to check with your CEO?
[ 2009.10.25 07:49:14 ] chase88888 > uhhh
[ 2009.10.25 07:51:22 ] chase88888 > 100m?
[ 2009.10.25 07:51:44 ] Paul Clavet > 300M was my final offer.
[ 2009.10.25 07:51:46 ] chase88888 > 200m?
[ 2009.10.25 07:51:55 ] Paul Clavet > Pay that and I move on to easier marks
[ 2009.10.25 07:52:34 ] chase88888 > cause im not stupid u will have ur ninja budddies came and start killing it
[ 2009.10.25 07:52:37 ] Paul Clavet > Consider how much your orcas are worth
[ 2009.10.25 07:52:46 ] chase88888 > ok?
[ 2009.10.25 07:52:51 ] chase88888 > its docked up
[ 2009.10.25 07:52:56 ] Paul Clavet > Docked up forever?
[ 2009.10.25 07:53:10 ] chase88888 > im lost i think the owner docked it up
[ 2009.10.25 07:53:13 ] chase88888 > idk forever
[ 2009.10.25 07:53:51 ] Paul Clavet > You’ve seen that I can find your WH entrance systems at will
[ 2009.10.25 07:53:55 ] Paul Clavet > I will do it again
[ 2009.10.25 07:54:03 ] chase88888 > ok
[ 2009.10.25 07:55:36 ] Paul Clavet > You have 30 minutes to pay up, or I go ahead and pay my friends to begin moving their fleet in to take down the POS
[ 2009.10.25 07:56:13 ] Paul Clavet > I suggest that you tell your CEO
[ 2009.10.25 07:56:21 ] chase88888 > already did
[ 2009.10.25 07:56:27 ] Paul Clavet > 300M will otherwise seem very cheap this time next week
[ 2009.10.25 07:56:55 ] Paul Clavet > Contact me if you change your mind. Until then, I’ll bring the rest of my folks in and get them ready.

I drop convo. A few minutes later Chase and Troy, the CEO, draw me into a convo.

[ 2009.10.25 08:03:17 ] chase88888 > conditions?
[ 2009.10.25 08:03:32 ] Paul Clavet > You pay, we go away, I drop dec.
[ 2009.10.25 08:03:34 ] Troyd23 > o/
[ 2009.10.25 08:03:39 ] Paul Clavet > Or you don’t pay, and we land a fleet within the hour
[ 2009.10.25 08:03:46 ] chase88888 > we pay 150m u drop dec we pay rest?
[ 2009.10.25 08:03:57 ] Troyd23 > point of the dec if you can land afleet anyway in 0.0?
[ 2009.10.25 08:04:16 ] Paul Clavet > My terms are my terms. Feel free to refuse them.
[ 2009.10.25 08:04:22 ] Troyd23 > i See.
[ 2009.10.25 08:04:53 ] chase88888 > how do we know u still wont come in w/ fleet?
[ 2009.10.25 08:05:03 ] Troyd23 > Proxy corp, I like it 🙂 And my associates assure me you have a grat track record.. lucrative buisness eh?
[ 2009.10.25 08:05:32 ] Paul Clavet > Truth is, I’ve got some noobs in a Class 4 that I’d rather be doing this to
[ 2009.10.25 08:05:59 ] Paul Clavet > but I’ve been dealt with… rudely… by chase here, so I intend to see this through.
[ 2009.10.25 08:06:08 ] Paul Clavet > Unless I get the satisfaction of payment.
[ 2009.10.25 08:06:56 ] Paul Clavet > I’ll note that there’s 20 minutes left on my offer.
[ 2009.10.25 08:07:07 ] Troyd23 > Understood
[ 2009.10.25 08:07:48 ] Troyd23 > I’m more baffled at yoru timining.. how long have you been watching us?
[ 2009.10.25 08:07:58 ] Paul Clavet > I see no reason why I should tell you that
[ 2009.10.25 08:08:05 ] Paul Clavet > but as you’ve seen from my stats I do a lot of this
[ 2009.10.25 08:08:09 ] Paul Clavet > including POS takedowns
[ 2009.10.25 08:08:37 ] Troyd23 > Oh, i’ve been informed. 🙂 I see your corp is used as a proxy corp 🙂
[ 2009.10.25 08:09:10 ] Troyd23 > ALways took suddenly ninjas as a ninja looting corp.. apperntly you’ve expanded or I haven’t encountered this service lol
[ 2009.10.25 08:09:29 ] Paul Clavet > We keep it somewhat quiet
[ 2009.10.25 08:09:32 ] Troyd23 > Anyway, to serious buissness we’re considering your offer and will get back to you in 10 mins with a decision.
[ 2009.10.25 08:09:45 ] Troyd23 > The timing is very peculier, and is worrying us.
[ 2009.10.25 08:09:53 ] Paul Clavet > As it should
[ 2009.10.25 08:11:27 ] Paul Clavet > But understand that if you refuse, you will never be completely safe in a WH ever again. As you’ve seen, I’m quite adept at finding WH hidey holes.
[ 2009.10.25 08:11:50 ] Troyd23 > Weve had this type of runin before… and tbh we are stripping that WH for this very reason.
[ 2009.10.25 08:12:02 ] Troyd23 > jsut finished moving our T2 ships when i got a text to log in :/
[ 2009.10.25 08:12:08 ] Paul Clavet > How many more times would you like to do this, then?
[ 2009.10.25 08:12:27 ] Troyd23 > NOne, which was why we were leaving the WH in the first place lol
[ 2009.10.25 08:12:59 ] Troyd23 > Difference was it was a 200 man alliance last time. *sigh*
[ 2009.10.25 08:13:31 ] Paul Clavet > Once is bad luck. Twice is enemy action. 🙂
[ 2009.10.25 08:13:55 ] Troyd23 > Ah so you know or were involved? with the last one? 😛
[ 2009.10.25 08:14:12 ] Paul Clavet > I’m just saying that you should take all possibilities into consideration.
[ 2009.10.25 08:14:25 ] Paul Clavet > by the way, most of the fleet is here and ready to begin should your response warrant it
[ 2009.10.25 08:14:38 ] Troyd23 > I hope thats’s a helpful hint of some sort.
[ 2009.10.25 08:15:11 ] Paul Clavet > 5 minutes
[ 2009.10.25 08:15:18 ] Troyd23 > mhm, have the timer.
[ 2009.10.25 08:15:55 ] Troyd23 > the WH bubble.
[ 2009.10.25 08:15:58 ] Troyd23 > it comes down too
[ 2009.10.25 08:16:00 ] Troyd23 > upon payment
[ 2009.10.25 08:16:29 ] Troyd23 > I don’t intend on paying and being boxed in, or shot in the low-sec adjacent.
[ 2009.10.25 08:17:38 ] Paul Clavet > understand that we have other priority targets elsewhere (This is complete BS, we’re all there because we’re bored.)
[ 2009.10.25 08:17:49 ] Paul Clavet > upon payment our mission is complete, we move on
[ 2009.10.25 08:17:52 ] Troyd23 > So, upon payment your leaving completly to go gank those class 4 noobs?
[ 2009.10.25 08:17:57 ] Paul Clavet > indeed
[ 2009.10.25 08:18:04 ] Troyd23 > Fair enough, but you could leave stragglers.
[ 2009.10.25 08:18:12 ] Troyd23 > AS we’re obviously comprimised
[ 2009.10.25 08:18:13 ] Paul Clavet > I could, but they aren’t doing this for free (Only they ARE doing it for free. Also, there’s 6 of them instead of 40.)
[ 2009.10.25 08:18:17 ] Paul Clavet > and I’ve got a reputation to maintain
[ 2009.10.25 08:18:30 ] Troyd23 > PIrates love their reputation, 🙂
[ 2009.10.25 08:18:52 ] Paul Clavet > indeed
[ 2009.10.25 08:18:53 ] Troyd23 > 300mil, to this character? the proxy i’m assuming.
[ 2009.10.25 08:19:16 ] Paul Clavet > Directly to this character
[ 2009.10.25 08:19:30 ] Troyd23 > Ah, one last request.
[ 2009.10.25 08:19:38 ] Troyd23 > THough not sure if conform to yoru standards or codes.
[ 2009.10.25 08:19:51 ] Troyd23 > one of our members wants to come along to your next target and gank shit for fun >_>;
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:01 ] Paul Clavet > haha
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:01 ] Troyd23 > UNsure how that looks on you, or if is allowable.
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:04 ] Paul Clavet > well
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:05 ] chase88888 > troy make taht 2
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:11 ] Paul Clavet > Suddenly Ninjas is always recruiting
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:11 ] Troyd23 > both of these guys lol
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:12 ] Paul Clavet > even alts
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:18 ] Troyd23 > theyre bored oout of their mind moving shit from this pos xD
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:32 ] Troyd23 > NO intention of joining i’m told, jsut bored and want some fun after all the boring un anchor.
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:41 ] Troyd23 > i’m loggign myself, so.
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:51 ] Paul Clavet > We can probably arrange for that
[ 2009.10.25 08:20:57 ] Paul Clavet > Time is up
[ 2009.10.25 08:21:06 ] Troyd23 > isk transfered. (Money appears in my wallet.)
[ 2009.10.25 08:21:26 ] Paul Clavet > stand by
[ 2009.10.25 08:22:15 ] Troyd23 > I also doubt this guarentees much amesty from suddenly ninja’s in the future?
[ 2009.10.25 08:22:27 ] Troyd23 > for wahtever other shady services you guys offer.
[ 2009.10.25 08:22:46 ] Paul Clavet > war retracted
[ 2009.10.25 08:22:53 ] Troyd23 > appreciated.
[ 2009.10.25 08:22:55 ] Paul Clavet > do NOT warp to the WH
[ 2009.10.25 08:23:03 ] Paul Clavet > I know that this is a lowsec exit
[ 2009.10.25 08:23:12 ] Troyd23 > can i get my pod in first?
[ 2009.10.25 08:23:18 ] Troyd23 > before it collaspes ? >_>
[ 2009.10.25 08:23:30 ] chase88888 > morby <<<< paul if u cant tell my mouth gets head ans i say some stuff [ 2009.10.25 08:23:32 ] Paul Clavet > my guys will escort you out to hisec for 200M
[ 2009.10.25 08:23:33 ] chase88888 > so ima sry 🙁
[ 2009.10.25 08:23:40 ] Troyd23 > yeahhhhh
[ 2009.10.25 08:23:53 ] Troyd23 > are you serious? lol its one jump to high-sec.
[ 2009.10.25 08:24:01 ] Paul Clavet > yeah, just offering
[ 2009.10.25 08:24:27 ] Troyd23 > Fair enough, but it is weapons hold?
[ 2009.10.25 08:26:03 ] Troyd23 > confirming withdrawal of some ships.
[ 2009.10.25 08:27:18 ] Troyd23 > your phobos is still in system.
[ 2009.10.25 08:27:28 ] Paul Clavet > there is some internal discussion going on (At this point my friends is discussing what they want to do next since they got very little action and no money. Their decision is to maintain the camp for now.)
[ 2009.10.25 08:27:59 ] Troyd23 > understood.
[ 2009.10.25 08:30:52 ] Paul Clavet > OK, here’s the deal
[ 2009.10.25 08:31:00 ] Paul Clavet > I’ve dropped the dec
[ 2009.10.25 08:31:04 ] Paul Clavet > myself and the ninjas are leaving
[ 2009.10.25 08:31:16 ] Paul Clavet > UE’s guys have decided that they will deal with you on their own
[ 2009.10.25 08:31:20 ] Paul Clavet > they just happened to be here
[ 2009.10.25 08:31:22 ] Troyd23 > oh thanks…
[ 2009.10.25 08:31:32 ] chase88888 > ue?
[ 2009.10.25 08:31:42 ] Troyd23 > i guess tehy want their own 300mil?
[ 2009.10.25 08:32:11 ] Paul Clavet > Seperate merc corp that came along, they weren’t a part of the negotiation
[ 2009.10.25 08:32:24 ] Troyd23 > awesome.
[ 2009.10.25 08:32:39 ] Troyd23 > For my beenfit.,
[ 2009.10.25 08:32:53 ] Troyd23 > and well i guess cleitn relationship honor.
[ 2009.10.25 08:32:56 ] Troyd23 > client*
[ 2009.10.25 08:33:08 ] Troyd23 > Are they usually affiliated with you?
[ 2009.10.25 08:33:19 ] Paul Clavet > I suggest that you make contact with them before attempting to move assets
[ 2009.10.25 08:33:21 ] Troyd23 > and did you and the ninja’s make up the majority of the fleet?
[ 2009.10.25 08:33:47 ] Troyd23 > I see, they have no intention of leaving?
[ 2009.10.25 08:33:52 ] Paul Clavet > We had over 40 pilots staged, of that UE is maybe 10?
[ 2009.10.25 08:33:56 ] Paul Clavet > My guys are gone
[ 2009.10.25 08:33:59 ] Troyd23 > mmm k
[ 2009.10.25 08:34:28 ] Troyd23 > Let me ask you.. what system di dyou stage from? ive been claoked int he lwo-sec entrance and seen mabye 3 piltos come through.
[ 2009.10.25 08:34:35 ] Troyd23 > excuse my typing.
[ 2009.10.25 08:34:55 ] Troyd23 > but i’m guessing your stagede outside of the WH atm
[ 2009.10.25 08:35:41 ] Paul Clavet > My guys are on their way out. I’m still cloaked in the WH, but I’ve no intention of re-engaging
[ 2009.10.25 08:35:50 ] Troyd23 > understood.
[ 2009.10.25 08:36:07 ] Troyd23 > UE representative then?
[ 2009.10.25 08:36:12 ] Troyd23 > err a name, if you do’t mind.
[ 2009.10.25 08:36:30 ] Paul Clavet > honestly I don’t know which of them is in charge
[ 2009.10.25 08:36:35 ] Paul Clavet > they were just along for the ride
[ 2009.10.25 08:36:40 ] Troyd23 > ah 🙂 k
[ 2009.10.25 08:37:49 ] Troyd23 > is the warp bubble yours?
[ 2009.10.25 08:37:51 ] Troyd23 > or UE’s
[ 2009.10.25 08:38:00 ] Paul Clavet > if it’s still up, it’s not mine
[ 2009.10.25 08:39:14 ] Troyd23 > well kinda hard to communicate with guys you can’t see in local and have no real organization. Shoudl entice them to come along for the c4 gank lol
[ 2009.10.25 08:39:43 ] chase88888 > right cyas; sry the way i was talking earlier its odd seeing a 1 man corp dec us 🙁
[ 2009.10.25 08:40:09 ] Troyd23 > nothign is as it seems chase, night.
[ 2009.10.25 08:40:49 ] chase88888 > o/

At this point I pack it up and log off for the night. Troy orders everyone to hole up and as far as I know that’s the end of the violence for the night.

I got an evemail from Shaggie2Dope, a member of an NPC corp and an alt of the Transfixion member XIPHIAS DANI:

2009.10.27 00:11
Im going to murder your mother, and make you eat her intestines while I start from your feet and skin you. Then I will craft a whip from your fresh skin, and beat you to death! It will be grand! Then Im going to deficate and molest your corpse prior to engulfing you in flames. Woot!

It was reported. Mich reported that Xiphias Dani got hassled by a GM, but no action was apparently ever taken. I find that disgusting. RL threats have no place in this game and the penalty should be an account-level permaban, no questions asked.

Back when I did the initial vote, it had not shown up in Sanctionable Actions, so I had figured it was bugged and declared another vote. This ended up being quite fortuitous, as it allowed me to drop the dec and immediately re-declare it. I do so the next day, and get this convo shortly after. An evil plan hatches in my brain, but I don’t think they’ll go for it.

[ 2009.10.27 01:24:38 ] NOl’ack > hi…..
[ 2009.10.27 01:24:40 ] Paul Clavet > o/
[ 2009.10.27 01:25:03 ] NOl’ack > I am hearing and odd story of what has happend and i would just like to hear it from you
[ 2009.10.27 01:25:16 ] Paul Clavet > Well, it all started about 30 years ago
[ 2009.10.27 01:25:20 ] Paul Clavet > I was born premature
[ 2009.10.27 01:25:30 ] NOl’ack > lol
[ 2009.10.27 01:25:51 ] NOl’ack > sorry ti hear that but you seem to have pulled through it ok
[ 2009.10.27 01:26:25 ] NOl’ack > the question i have is what caused you to war dec us again
[ 2009.10.27 01:26:26 ] Paul Clavet > indeed, I have no lasting social interaction problems at all!
[ 2009.10.27 01:26:29 ] Paul Clavet > ah
[ 2009.10.27 01:26:31 ] Paul Clavet > well you see
[ 2009.10.27 01:27:04 ] Paul Clavet > The money is gone. I got an email saying that it was confiscated because the person who gave it to me bought it via RMT
[ 2009.10.27 01:27:16 ] Paul Clavet > unless I get 300M of REAL ISK, I’m going to be pressing this further.
[ 2009.10.27 01:28:40 ] NOl’ack > well that is going to take a bit of time….i hope you don’t mind…..our ceo is off line and i can’t reach him…..so please bear with us
[ 2009.10.27 01:29:05 ] Paul Clavet > well, it is what it is… I’m rather displeased, as you can imagine.
[ 2009.10.27 01:29:53 ] NOl’ack > I understand compleetly, just give us the time to figure this out, please
[ 2009.10.27 01:30:03 ] Paul Clavet > You guys need to act fast… I’m running locators now and if I can find your POS, it’s toast.
[ 2009.10.27 01:30:17 ] Paul Clavet > I hope you understand that I feel like I have dealt in good faith and have been betrayed
[ 2009.10.27 01:31:28 ] NOl’ack > you and me both…the one that gave you the money has been telling me not to buy Isk from those sights from the day i started.
[ 2009.10.27 01:44:00 ] NOl’ack > I just want to check someing, your saying that troy the guy that payed you last night payed you in illegaly purchased ISK, is that corect?
[ 2009.10.27 01:44:37 ] Paul Clavet > that’s what I was told when CCP took it
[ 2009.10.27 01:44:56 ] Paul Clavet > he explained that it was being taken from me in case I was trying to launder it
[ 2009.10.27 01:45:18 ] NOl’ack > would you be willing to forward me the email?
[ 2009.10.27 01:46:14 ] Paul Clavet > it has a bunch of legaleze at the bottom, saying it’s only for me and I shouldn’t publish it or forward it
[ 2009.10.27 01:46:18 ] Paul Clavet > I don’t want to lose my account
[ 2009.10.27 01:46:34 ] Paul Clavet > plus it has my real name on it
[ 2009.10.27 01:46:38 ] NOl’ack > you have to understand……this is no longer just about the war, we don’t allow people that break the rules of the game in our corp……even if it is our ceo
[ 2009.10.27 01:46:51 ] Paul Clavet > well, your internal policing is your business
[ 2009.10.27 01:47:03 ] Paul Clavet > you have my sympathy on that front
[ 2009.10.27 01:47:27 ] Paul Clavet > I hate most of all that this become about something other than in-game stuff
[ 2009.10.27 01:47:40 ] Paul Clavet > it *was* all about fun between my guys and your corp
[ 2009.10.27 01:47:48 ] Paul Clavet > now CCP is involved and my account is flagged

Chase convos me again as well. Note that there’s some overlap and Nol’ack is pulled into the chat midway through.

[ 2009.10.27 01:30:52 ] Paul Clavet > o/
[ 2009.10.27 01:30:52 ] Chase08888 > o/
[ 2009.10.27 01:31:09 ] Chase08888 > ill pay u 150m (all i have) to dont kill the pos
[ 2009.10.27 01:31:20 ] Chase08888 > i heard what happen
[ 2009.10.27 01:31:29 ] Paul Clavet > I’ll need the other half within 12 hours
[ 2009.10.27 01:31:37 ] Chase08888 > ok
[ 2009.10.27 01:32:06 ] Paul Clavet > that will buy you some time then
[ 2009.10.27 01:32:18 ] Paul Clavet > understand that my guys will be maintaining their camp to make sure nothing gets out
[ 2009.10.27 01:32:19 ] Chase08888 > so 150m and 150 later?
[ 2009.10.27 01:32:22 ] Paul Clavet > yes
[ 2009.10.27 01:32:32 ] Paul Clavet > Sooner is better on the other half, I’m sure you understand 🙂
[ 2009.10.27 01:32:42 ] Chase08888 > uhh i wont be on in 12 hours
[ 2009.10.27 01:33:19 ] Chase08888 > i brought in a another guy to make sure this is legit
[ 2009.10.27 01:33:22 ] Chase08888 > and a scamming>
[ 2009.10.27 01:33:30 ] Paul Clavet > yeah, we were talking
[ 2009.10.27 01:33:35 ] Chase08888 > ok
[ 2009.10.27 01:33:44 ] Chase08888 > so 150m
[ 2009.10.27 01:33:55 ] Paul Clavet > If you want, I will accept 150M plus 150M worth of assets
[ 2009.10.27 01:34:00 ] Chase08888 > transered (I receive 150M ISK)
[ 2009.10.27 01:34:03 ] Paul Clavet > maybe a rigged battleship or a couple of hulks or something
[ 2009.10.27 01:34:18 ] Chase08888 > couple of hulk lol -_-
[ 2009.10.27 01:34:21 ] Paul Clavet > hehe
[ 2009.10.27 01:34:25 ] Chase08888 > a hulk and domi -_-
[ 2009.10.27 01:34:29 ] Paul Clavet > sure
[ 2009.10.27 01:34:34 ] Chase08888 > if i had that
[ 2009.10.27 01:35:18 ] Paul Clavet > brb
[ 2009.10.27 01:39:09 ] Paul Clavet > back
[ 2009.10.27 01:39:35 ] Chase08888 > wb
[ 2009.10.27 01:39:39 ] Paul Clavet > so I’m going to need something worth 150M contracted over to me before 1300, when the next shift of POS-stompers come back
[ 2009.10.27 01:39:44 ] Paul Clavet > but I appreciate you working with me on this
[ 2009.10.27 01:39:53 ] Paul Clavet > I freaking hate people who buy ISK
[ 2009.10.27 01:40:19 ] Chase08888 > why is that? lol
[ 2009.10.27 01:40:29 ] Paul Clavet > buying it through PLEX is legal
[ 2009.10.27 01:40:42 ] Paul Clavet > in fact, if one of you wanted to do that you could pay me off now for like $15
[ 2009.10.27 01:40:53 ] Paul Clavet > but this guy didn’t
[ 2009.10.27 01:41:03 ] Chase08888 > and give us 50m back lol
[ 2009.10.27 01:41:03 ] Paul Clavet > he bought it from some chinese site that got it from stealing people’s accounts
[ 2009.10.27 01:41:10 ] Chase08888 > 🙁
[ 2009.10.27 01:42:14 ] Chase08888 > how bout shuttles 🙂
[ 2009.10.27 01:42:16 ] Chase08888 > jk
[ 2009.10.27 01:42:18 ] Paul Clavet > lol
[ 2009.10.27 01:42:30 ] Paul Clavet > it would take a lot!
[ 2009.10.27 01:44:59 ] Chase08888 > like 10k at least -_-
[ 2009.10.27 01:50:46 ] Paul Clavet > btw, one of your guys I think sent me a threatening eve mail with his alt
[ 2009.10.27 01:51:00 ] Paul Clavet > I don’t know if you guys can investigate it, I’ve still got that eve mail
[ 2009.10.27 01:51:07 ] Paul Clavet > I did petition it, that’s not cool
[ 2009.10.27 01:51:32 ] NOl’ack > yeah we know about that and he is going to be dealt with as well
[ 2009.10.27 01:51:55 ] Paul Clavet > do you want a copy of the eve mail in question?
[ 2009.10.27 01:51:58 ] Paul Clavet > it was pretty bad
[ 2009.10.27 01:52:13 ] Chase08888 > ya
[ 2009.10.27 01:52:14 ] NOl’ack > yeah i would like a copy of that
[ 2009.10.27 01:52:23 ] Chase08888 > both
[ 2009.10.27 01:52:25 ] Paul Clavet > from Shaggie2Dope
[ 2009.10.27 01:52:32 ] Paul Clavet > 2009.10.27 00:11Im going to murder your mother, and make you eat her intestines while I start from your feet and skin you. Then I will craft a whip from your fresh skin, and beat you to death! It will be grand! Then Im going to deficate and molest y…
[ 2009.10.27 01:52:42 ] Paul Clavet > molest your corpse prior to engulfing you in flames. Woot!
[ 2009.10.27 01:52:56 ] Chase08888 > -_-
[ 2009.10.27 01:53:00 ] Paul Clavet > yeah, it sucks
[ 2009.10.27 01:53:25 ] Chase08888 > that would hurt 🙁
[ 2009.10.27 01:53:30 ] NOl’ack > wow….that is just not acceptable
[ 2009.10.27 01:53:50 ] Paul Clavet > sounds like you guys had problems of your own before I came along heh
[ 2009.10.27 01:53:52 ] Chase08888 > im nto even that bad
[ 2009.10.27 01:54:29 ] Paul Clavet > Can I give some free advice?
[ 2009.10.27 01:54:36 ] Paul Clavet > It’s none of my business of course
[ 2009.10.27 01:54:43 ] NOl’ack > ……join a corp of one?
[ 2009.10.27 01:54:46 ] NOl’ack > lol
[ 2009.10.27 01:54:47 ] Paul Clavet > lol
[ 2009.10.27 01:54:52 ] Paul Clavet > it does make things easier!
[ 2009.10.27 01:54:54 ] Paul Clavet > but seriously
[ 2009.10.27 01:54:54 ] Chase08888 > make a proxy corp 0)0
[ 2009.10.27 01:55:12 ] NOl’ack > we would like to know
[ 2009.10.27 01:55:15 ] Paul Clavet > Do you know Troy real well? Does he have access to any corp assets?
[ 2009.10.27 01:55:29 ] Paul Clavet > Because he’s about to get real bad news if he doesn’t know that CCP is onto him
[ 2009.10.27 01:55:30 ] Chase08888 > yes?
[ 2009.10.27 01:55:36 ] Chase08888 > for?
[ 2009.10.27 01:56:02 ] Paul Clavet > I’m just hoping he doesn’t have anything to scoop from you guys and run
[ 2009.10.27 01:56:19 ] Paul Clavet > I’d secure everything you can until you can determine if this was a big misunderstanding
[ 2009.10.27 01:56:26 ] Chase08888 > hes the ceo why the hell would he do that?
[ 2009.10.27 01:56:38 ] Paul Clavet > Why the hell would he buy from RMT?
[ 2009.10.27 01:56:39 ] Chase08888 > he gave ALL his isk to the corp
[ 2009.10.27 01:57:03 ] Chase08888 > i mean i gave u all my isk
[ 2009.10.27 01:57:09 ] Chase08888 > and im still richer than him
[ 2009.10.27 01:57:12 ] Paul Clavet > I know, and I appreciate that
[ 2009.10.27 01:57:24 ] Paul Clavet > keep in mind you’d still have yours and we wouldn’t be having this convo if he hadn’t done what he did
[ 2009.10.27 01:57:49 ] Chase08888 > he didnt do that convo fyi
[ 2009.10.27 01:57:57 ] Paul Clavet > ?
[ 2009.10.27 01:58:04 ] Chase08888 > that evemail he didnt do that
[ 2009.10.27 01:58:12 ] Paul Clavet > who didn’t?
[ 2009.10.27 01:58:21 ] Chase08888 > troy
[ 2009.10.27 01:58:38 ] Paul Clavet > Oh, I would hope not, I infered it was a regular member from your reaction
[ 2009.10.27 01:58:53 ] Chase08888 > kinda
[ 2009.10.27 01:59:02 ] Chase08888 > a old pirate so
[ 2009.10.27 01:59:31 ] Paul Clavet > I’m just saying, it’s POSSIBLE that this was all a misunderstanding, and if the 300M is returned to me I’ll return what you’ve sent, but… if there’s even the tiniest possibility that Troy has not been completely honest, I’d think about securing any
[ 2009.10.27 01:59:38 ] Paul Clavet > corp assets while you make sure
[ 2009.10.27 01:59:55 ] Chase08888 > ok
[ 2009.10.27 02:00:06 ] Paul Clavet > again, free advice and I know it’s not my business
[ 2009.10.27 02:00:10 ] Paul Clavet > I just think we all got screwed here
[ 2009.10.27 02:00:18 ] Chase08888 > ok well g2g soccer practice
[ 2009.10.27 02:00:20 ] Chase08888 > o/
[ 2009.10.27 02:00:23 ] Paul Clavet > kk
[ 2009.10.27 02:00:24 ] Paul Clavet > 12 hours
[ 2009.10.27 02:00:25 ] Paul Clavet > 🙂
[ 2009.10.27 02:05:59 ] NOl’ack > ….I am really starting to dislike this corp……if it is not one thing its another….
[ 2009.10.27 02:06:22 ] NOl’ack > sorry to bring this up to you….cant really tell my corp mates thatlol
[ 2009.10.27 02:06:58 ] Paul Clavet > crap happens
[ 2009.10.27 02:07:11 ] Paul Clavet > sometimes you get mixed with the wrong folks… but most of your corpies seem cool
[ 2009.10.27 02:07:39 ] NOl’ack > yeah most of them are…..a few are not……
[ 2009.10.27 02:08:00 ] Paul Clavet > Do you know who sent the crazy terrible eve mail?
[ 2009.10.27 02:09:29 ] NOl’ack > yeah we do…..But our “directors are never one these days and it makes dealing with these issues a bit hard…..
[ 2009.10.27 02:10:07 ] NOl’ack > on these days…sorry
[ 2009.10.27 02:10:21 ] Paul Clavet > yeah, I understand
[ 2009.10.27 02:10:42 ] Paul Clavet > When you have more than a handful of people, your management needs to be present and able to deal with problems
[ 2009.10.27 02:11:13 ] Paul Clavet > of course, in this case it seems that management WAS the problem
[ 2009.10.27 02:11:34 ] NOl’ack > to make maters worse a few of our members have big mouths and tend to get people pissed at us
[ 2009.10.27 02:11:40 ] Paul Clavet > yep
[ 2009.10.27 02:11:53 ] Paul Clavet > kinda the opposite way I would have expected corps to be run
[ 2009.10.27 02:12:00 ] Paul Clavet > I have a military background and that shit doesn’t fly
[ 2009.10.27 02:12:06 ] NOl’ack > yeah I know…..
[ 2009.10.27 02:12:13 ] NOl’ack > by the way…
[ 2009.10.27 02:13:22 ] NOl’ack > if chase ever starts running his mouth to you……could you try it ignore it….heis 15 and has not learned how to keep a civle tongue
[ 2009.10.27 02:14:06 ] Paul Clavet > I kinda gathered that
[ 2009.10.27 02:14:11 ] NOl’ack > lol
[ 2009.10.27 02:14:22 ] NOl’ack > as it would happen he has gotten alot better
[ 2009.10.27 02:14:42 ] Paul Clavet > Can’t make a leopard change its spots
[ 2009.10.27 02:15:32 ] NOl’ack > yeah but kids do grow up and become more mature….one would hope any way……
[ 2009.10.27 02:16:08 ] Paul Clavet > indeed
[ 2009.10.27 02:16:14 ] Paul Clavet > sorry all this is going on man
[ 2009.10.27 02:16:16 ] Paul Clavet > it sucks
[ 2009.10.27 02:16:25 ] Paul Clavet > and I’m supposed to be the enemy here lol
[ 2009.10.27 02:16:27 ] NOl’ack > yeah i know…..
[ 2009.10.27 02:16:59 ] NOl’ack > well your not shooting at us yet….so your still ok in my book
[ 2009.10.27 02:17:45 ] Paul Clavet > I almost feel bad about it at this point, but I have to keep the pressure up to get paid. I have a reputation I’ve gotta uphold.
[ 2009.10.27 02:18:05 ] Paul Clavet > And I don’t want people thinking they can break the rules in order to pay me off
[ 2009.10.27 02:18:47 ] NOl’ack > yeah…I just can’t believe that he would do that……
[ 2009.10.27 02:19:05 ] Paul Clavet > maybe it’s all a big misunderstanding… CCP has done it before
[ 2009.10.27 02:19:14 ] Paul Clavet > but not often
[ 2009.10.27 02:20:19 ] NOl’ack > ….yeah but we have never had to resort to buying isk…..the only thing we do is sell plex, if we need to….
[ 2009.10.27 02:21:04 ] NOl’ack > the question is how could we prove that this is a missunderstanding…..there really is no way…..
[ 2009.10.27 02:21:24 ] Paul Clavet > That’s what sucks most of all I guess
[ 2009.10.27 02:24:25 ] NOl’ack > sorry i will be right back…..really need a smoke

I learn through Mich that UE is still in the WH. Apparently Transfixion wanted to escape, so they offlined the POS to unanchor it, realized that it had to be online in order for them to unanchor the guns, and were putting it back online when several UE guys swooped in and killed everybody. I couldn’t let a moment like this pass, so I opened a convo with Nol’ack:

[ 2009.10.27 03:57:28 ] Paul Clavet > So what’s this my guys are saying about the POS being offlined?
[ 2009.10.27 04:01:25 ] NOl’ack > …i’m not 1005 on what is going on….i was told to off line the guns…..i did then your guys showed up…..
[ 2009.10.27 04:01:30 ] NOl’ack > 100%
[ 2009.10.27 04:01:42 ] Paul Clavet > Do you guys not take me seriously?
[ 2009.10.27 04:01:47 ] Paul Clavet > Do you think I’m bluffing?
[ 2009.10.27 04:03:39 ] NOl’ack > oh we take you very seriously……i want to just pay you and get this over with,,,,
[ 2009.10.27 04:04:29 ] Paul Clavet > Then I suggest you pass that on, because I’m aware of what you’re trying to do, and even if you do manage to get past my fleet, I will not be going away after being betrayed
[ 2009.10.27 04:05:32 ] NOl’ack > we’ve been over everything we coud find on you, including your web sight, rather infromitive realy, as well as your killboard record………we know that you are serious
[ 2009.10.27 04:09:06 ] Paul Clavet > I see that Troy is online, that must mean they didn’t ban him
[ 2009.10.27 04:09:41 ] NOl’ack > yes odd huh
[ 2009.10.27 04:10:10 ] Paul Clavet > that would be one of a few words for it
[ 2009.10.27 04:11:44 ] NOl’ack > and they havent taken his funds…….even odder
[ 2009.10.27 04:11:58 ] Paul Clavet > You sure of that?
[ 2009.10.27 04:13:25 ] NOl’ack > Yep……he may be the CEO but i am able to watch the whole corp….namly thier wallets…..and his is still full…..well as full as it ever is……guy spends alot of time broke……
[ 2009.10.27 04:14:10 ] Paul Clavet > heh
[ 2009.10.27 04:14:51 ] NOl’ack > so ccp took the funds that he gave you but not the stuff that he had……odd
[ 2009.10.27 04:15:01 ] Paul Clavet > wtf
[ 2009.10.27 04:15:15 ] Paul Clavet > I guess it doesn’t matter now. Ball’s in your court.
[ 2009.10.27 04:15:30 ] Paul Clavet > But I wouldn’t advise moving your POS until you’ve been cleared.
[ 2009.10.27 04:15:54 ] NOl’ack > there is every posiblitiy that this is just a miss understanding
[ 2009.10.27 04:16:25 ] Paul Clavet > misunderstanding or not, how do I know that I’m going to get my money back?
[ 2009.10.27 04:17:53 ] NOl’ack > you don’t just like we don’t know if, after we pay you again we simply wont get deced again
[ 2009.10.27 04:18:02 ] NOl’ack > we are working on it
[ 2009.10.27 04:18:18 ] NOl’ack > we still have atleast 10 hours to figure it out…
[ 2009.10.27 04:18:38 ] Paul Clavet > Well, keep in mind that at this point, it’s costing me money.
[ 2009.10.27 04:18:55 ] Paul Clavet > My guys are tied up heading for the new lowsec entrance to stage when they could be hitting another target
[ 2009.10.27 04:19:27 ] Paul Clavet > And seeing as you guys couldn’t easily scrape together 300M, I have trouble seeing how it’s going to pay off to continue to press if you don’t pay up
[ 2009.10.27 04:19:41 ] Paul Clavet > but I’m in a position where I need to do so in order to protect my reputation
[ 2009.10.27 04:19:50 ] Paul Clavet > so you can see how I’m a little irritated at this waste of my time.
[ 2009.10.27 04:20:14 ] NOl’ack > it’s costing us money as well, our guys are sitting in stations or loged off
[ 2009.10.27 04:20:41 ] Paul Clavet > And they could be for quite some time, don’t forget that. If you guys do your part it can be prevented.
[ 2009.10.27 04:23:37 ] NOl’ack > so what do we still own you?
[ 2009.10.27 04:23:54 ] Paul Clavet > 150M, and 150M to Chase for what he sent me
[ 2009.10.27 04:26:16 ] NOl’ack > ok i have to ask, what happens if we don’t pay you? I realize you will take out our pos and blast us to hell for a week, but after that…you just going to keep the dec open?
[ 2009.10.27 04:26:35 ] Paul Clavet > Most likely
[ 2009.10.27 04:27:03 ] NOl’ack > huh well i don’t like the sonds of that….
[ 2009.10.27 04:27:17 ] Paul Clavet > not forever, mind you
[ 2009.10.27 04:27:31 ] Paul Clavet > eventually it’ll dawn on someone that they can’t run hisec ops and I find their WHs
[ 2009.10.27 04:28:04 ] Paul Clavet > but anyway, ball’s in your court.

[ 2009.10.27 04:34:14 ] NOl’ack > hello again
[ 2009.10.27 04:34:48 ] Paul Clavet > So, I see that nobody is online that can do anything after my little raid
[ 2009.10.27 04:35:13 ] Paul Clavet > the terms, they are a’changin
[ 2009.10.27 04:35:43 ] Paul Clavet > I’ve been dealt with in bad faith here. I’m going to need my money within an hour or the POS goes bye-bye.
[ 2009.10.27 04:37:54 ] Paul Clavet > So there you go. No further dimplomacy happening at this point, just a simple choice. o/

At this point, I go off to watch a movie, but leave my account logged in so they will think I’m busy staging my massive fleet to come finish off the POS. I get a convo:

[ 2009.10.27 05:33:32 ] Chase08888 > o/
[ 2009.10.27 05:35:21 ] Chase08888 > paul
[ 2009.10.27 05:35:25 ] Chase08888 > we wanna pay the 150m
[ 2009.10.27 05:37:32 ] Chase08888 > nol offical diplo u gonna speak to paul?
[ 2009.10.27 05:37:47 ] NOl’ack > i have him in a nother chat too
[ 2009.10.27 05:38:06 ] Chase08888 > he speaking in that chat?
[ 2009.10.27 05:38:13 ] NOl’ack > nope
[ 2009.10.27 05:38:18 ] Chase08888 > hmm?
[ 2009.10.27 05:38:32 ] Chase08888 > paul we want to pay the 150m
[ 2009.10.27 05:38:37 ] NOl’ack > may have his thing set yo auto accept
[ 2009.10.27 05:38:41 ] Chase08888 > but we need u to talk to make this work
[ 2009.10.27 05:38:41 ] NOl’ack > to
[ 2009.10.27 05:38:49 ] NOl’ack > i knpw
[ 2009.10.27 05:38:59 ] Chase08888 > im talking to paul -.-
[ 2009.10.27 05:39:48 ] NOl’ack > …i’m and egosentric bastard….i think every one is talking about me…..
[ 2009.10.27 05:39:58 ] NOl’ack > but only good things
[ 2009.10.27 05:40:14 ] Chase08888 > lol
[ 2009.10.27 05:40:35 ] Chase08888 > paul do u guys want isk or not?
[ 2009.10.27 05:42:14 ] NOl’ack > sorry about that….you see what i mean about the mouth on some of our guys
[ 2009.10.27 06:19:42 ] Paul Clavet > back
[ 2009.10.27 06:19:44 ] Paul Clavet > apologies

[ 2009.10.27 06:20:28 ] Paul Clavet > You there?
[ 2009.10.27 06:20:41 ] NOl’ack > yeah sorry was watching doctor how
[ 2009.10.27 06:20:53 ] Paul Clavet > good show 🙂
[ 2009.10.27 06:20:58 ] Paul Clavet > So the decision is to pay then?
[ 2009.10.27 06:21:04 ] NOl’ack > yes it is.
[ 2009.10.27 06:21:07 ] Paul Clavet > That’ll save my fleet some time 🙂
[ 2009.10.27 06:21:18 ] NOl’ack > but we want terms….
[ 2009.10.27 06:21:26 ] Paul Clavet > Terms are the same as they were
[ 2009.10.27 06:21:30 ] Paul Clavet > I don’t want anything else.
[ 2009.10.27 06:21:39 ] NOl’ack > we do….
[ 2009.10.27 06:21:43 ] Paul Clavet > I’d rather move on to other pressing targets
[ 2009.10.27 06:21:49 ] Paul Clavet > Oh, really?
[ 2009.10.27 06:23:05 ] NOl’ack > we would like your word tht if somthing gose wrong you will contact us befor war decing…….give us a chance to straiten things out with you befor shooting starts…..
[ 2009.10.27 06:23:16 ] Paul Clavet > Of course
[ 2009.10.27 06:23:48 ] NOl’ack > thank you oh and one more thing……
[ 2009.10.27 06:24:55 ] NOl’ack > in the future we may want your help……advice, hints, help full info on getting good at pvp
[ 2009.10.27 06:25:25 ] Paul Clavet > I’m certainly always eager to help people learn about pvp in eve
[ 2009.10.27 06:25:33 ] Paul Clavet > I can’t always be available or anything
[ 2009.10.27 06:25:48 ] Paul Clavet > But if you’re wanting to learn I can help you with that.
[ 2009.10.27 06:26:20 ] NOl’ack > Thank you, that is great but down to buisness
[ 2009.10.27 06:27:17 ] NOl’ack > when you get the money you will leave…..for good….
[ 2009.10.27 06:27:27 ] Paul Clavet > except when you guys want pvp help 🙂
[ 2009.10.27 06:27:34 ] NOl’ack > well yeah
[ 2009.10.27 06:28:26 ] NOl’ack > and you are speaking for the whole fleet corect…
[ 2009.10.27 06:28:30 ] Paul Clavet > Correct
[ 2009.10.27 06:28:49 ] NOl’ack > every one gone…no camping in the hole this time
[ 2009.10.27 06:29:29 ] Paul Clavet > I’m on overwatch for the WH now… I can’t commit more intel than that until I’ve got payment
[ 2009.10.27 06:29:34 ] Paul Clavet > but we’ll be gone, we’re sick of it 🙂
[ 2009.10.27 06:30:03 ] NOl’ack > you have done alot of damage to us…..realtivly speaking…..and we don’t want to have to do this again
[ 2009.10.27 06:30:14 ] Paul Clavet > Oh, we won’t be doing this again
[ 2009.10.27 06:30:18 ] Paul Clavet > too much trouble for all involved
[ 2009.10.27 06:30:26 ] Paul Clavet > especially with the isk-buying
[ 2009.10.27 06:30:38 ] NOl’ack > we still are not sure on that one
[ 2009.10.27 06:30:45 ] Paul Clavet > eh
[ 2009.10.27 06:30:49 ] Paul Clavet > in any case, troublesome for me
[ 2009.10.27 06:30:54 ] NOl’ack > yeah
[ 2009.10.27 06:31:17 ] NOl’ack > well let me talk to that man up stairs quick and we will get this done
[ 2009.10.27 06:35:50 ] NOl’ack > Dam…..ok more questions…..you are going to let us enter the hole, and leave the hole after we pay you correct, you and your fleet
[ 2009.10.27 06:36:09 ] Paul Clavet > Correct. We are OUT as soon as I’ve got verification.
[ 2009.10.27 06:36:19 ] Paul Clavet > got something else to be at in an hour
[ 2009.10.27 06:36:33 ] NOl’ack > not just out of the hole, but also leaving us alone in k-space
[ 2009.10.27 06:36:47 ] Paul Clavet > yes.
[ 2009.10.27 06:38:25 ] Paul Clavet > Who is authorizing the payment btw?
[ 2009.10.27 06:38:35 ] NOl’ack > no tag along mercs this time
[ 2009.10.27 06:38:48 ] Paul Clavet > Nope, they’ll be skipping on to the thing at 0800
[ 2009.10.27 06:39:04 ] Paul Clavet > which means they’re itching to either leave or start shooting
[ 2009.10.27 06:39:53 ] NOl’ack > well i will be this time, but the funds were colected from most of the corp, so no illeagly bought funds
[ 2009.10.27 06:40:01 ] NOl’ack > not this time
[ 2009.10.27 06:40:04 ] Paul Clavet > Thank god
[ 2009.10.27 06:40:18 ] Paul Clavet > and if CCP refunds the money I’ll make sure it comes back to you
[ 2009.10.27 06:40:55 ] NOl’ack > ok, I will be contacting ccp to see what is up, i don’t want a ceo that would do that
[ 2009.10.27 06:41:18 ] Paul Clavet > right
[ 2009.10.27 06:41:23 ] Paul Clavet > awaiting payment so I can be on my way
[ 2009.10.27 06:42:05 ] NOl’ack > you should have it (I receive the other 150M)
[ 2009.10.27 06:42:13 ] Paul Clavet > stand by
[ 2009.10.27 06:45:24 ] Paul Clavet > Hey Nol?
[ 2009.10.27 06:45:43 ] NOl’ack > yes
[ 2009.10.27 06:45:44 ] Paul Clavet > BETRAYAL
[ 2009.10.27 06:45:49 ] Paul Clavet > Never trust a Jerk.
[ 2009.10.27 06:46:12 ] NOl’ack > so your going to atack any way
[ 2009.10.27 06:48:14 ] Paul Clavet > Yeah, you’re pretty gullible.
[ 2009.10.27 06:48:24 ] Paul Clavet > Thanks for the 600 mil
[ 2009.10.27 06:48:33 ] NOl’ack > oh no I’m not…lol
[ 2009.10.27 06:50:03 ] Paul Clavet > See you when the dec goes live, my carebear friend.
[ 2009.10.27 06:50:57 ] NOl’ack > no you won’t……
[ 2009.10.27 06:51:01 ] Paul Clavet > Oh?
[ 2009.10.27 06:53:47 ] NOl’ack > I aint a PVPer yet…..so what would be the point of me even logging on while you have us deced
[ 2009.10.27 06:54:37 ] Paul Clavet > Can I have your stuff when you eventually quit?
[ 2009.10.27 06:54:42 ] NOl’ack > well aside from puting in new skills every few days….
[ 2009.10.27 06:54:51 ] NOl’ack > me quit…naH
[ 2009.10.27 06:55:46 ] NOl’ack > I am a very layed back person, i have no problem waiting
[ 2009.10.27 06:55:56 ] Paul Clavet > Then enjoy your wait!

haha money

The next day, the guys from UE attacked in the WH while Transfixion was offlining the POS. They recovered all of it intact.

So after Mich yoinked nearly six billion ISK from them, I pulled another 600M from them with only a little chatting and a little help from friends, and a POS was stolen as well.

But wait, there’s more! Stay tuned for Part III, in which Michella extracts ANOTHER 500M ISK!

So Long Transfixion, and Thanks for all the Fish

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2009 by michella

or  how to infiltrate, rob, and demoralize a corp in less than two weeks 

Hello faithful readers! It’s been a while since I posted anything, but I’ve been busy merc’ing it up w/ the guys at Underworld Excavators (firmly recommended if you want to be a merc, and have a love for all things pew). While not making WTs sad, I find lulls in my schedule where I have little to do, and this time I thought I would fill it with carebear tears.

 I’ve been reading a lot about corporate infiltration, and really, I consider this to be the fastest way for one person or a small group of people to generate a massive amount of tears, and a pretty generous amount of ISKs. So, without further distraction let’s get into it, shall we?

 

Step 1: Are you ready?

Thing you will need for a successful corporate infiltration:

1)      A character this particular corp would find appealing (read: Hulk pilot, Orca pilot, Missioner).

2)      An actively recruiting corporation.

3)      A cold and calloused heart (yes, you will make them cry, possibly in real life).

 

Step 2: Target Acquisition

OK, I’ve got my infiltration alt ready, but where are all these bears? How do I know a good target?

Simmer down there cowboy, we’ll get there. You are looking for just about the stupidest people in the game. They fly things they shouldn’t fly, they do things you probably know better than, and they more than likely buy PLEX or illegal ISK from ISK farmers.

Finding these particular lovelies is quite simple using my patented “Sit on my ass and let the target come to me” targeting system.

1)      Get in a cloaky ship on your main and camp out at a busy gate in a major trade hub.

2)      When you see big expensive ships fly by, show info.

3)      How old is this toon? If less than 6mo and he’s flying a big, expensive ship read on.

4)      Is he in a corp? If yes continue.

5)      Is his corp an indy/mining/missioning corp? If yes continue.

6)      Is the corp recruiting? If yes, good sign. Does it specifically point to hiring “new players”? If yes, this is your corp.

Let’s take this system into practice using my target corp:

Here is my target: Chase08888 from the corp Transfixion. I picked him up flying an Orca out from Jita, but wait there’s more. I did a quick scan of his cargo and behold POS fuel. Now kids, if you are trying to infiltrate a corp, and you are looking for targets, nothing says “please steal from me” like a 5 month old corp’d Orca pilot, with POS fuel in his cargo hold. Why is it a good target?

1)      No matter what people tell you, DO NOT corp your Orca alts. They are just as effective in an NPC corp, and are instantly the primary target in a combat situation. Why? ISK efficiency. Even if you lose 2-3 BSs taking one out, it paid for itself. It’s also one of the piñatas of EVE. Cool and expensive stuff falls out of them much in the same way candy erupts out of a Paper Mache donkey when you hit it with a bat or large piece of wood.

2)      It’s a 5mo Orca pilot. When you were 5 months old could you afford an Orca? I’m not even going to go into the whole “Only fly what you have support skills for”, since by the end of this article, it should be droned into your brain.

3)      The Orca is a great ship, it does tons of things. POS fueling probably isn’t on the top of that list. Why? Orcas take about 50 seconds to enter warp and have a really slow warp speed. They are the perfect person to follow around, and if you have POS fuel in the cargo bay, you just hit the top of my “list of people to stalk” today. Guys, use an indy or something, not a 400M ISK bullseye.

4)       If you’re flying something in an Orca you don’t want people to see, stick it in the Corp Hanger, save yourself the cargo scan fail.

5)      Did I forget to mention while I was following it I noticed it was on auto-pilot? No? Well that’s a segway right into: Don’t auto-pilot people. Just don’t.

As long as were following this guy, let’s look into the corp, shall we?

Corp Stats

CEO Stats 

Well, these guys just look full of win, don’t they? Let’s apply to their corp.

 

Step 3: The Infiltration or Breaking the Ice 

Now for reasons of account security (read: at some point I’d like to sell this useless indy pilot), I’m not gonna do chat logs here, but needless to say it was pretty easy and went something like this:

Tearbot > Ohai

Director> Ohai

Tearbot> I wanna join corp, I’m a noob and I wanna mine.

Director> Good stuff, CEO not on right now, when he is we’ll get back to you.

Tearbot > Ohai

CEO > Ohai

Tearbot > I wanna mine for you.

CEO > For great security justice give me limited API info.

Tearbot > What’s that?

*fast forward thru noob faking*

CEO > Well, you don’t look like an infiltration alt, welcome aboard.

Tearbot > o/

Yes. It’s that easy…..really. About 3hrs into this corp I see the following in corp chat:

Corpie1 > wheres the WH system today?

Corpie2> it’s in RandomLowSecSystem

Corpie1 > kthxbye 

That’s right, it’s a POS in w-space connected to low-sec and they just gave me the entry system. A few things about POSs:

1)      Very few people know how to set them up correctly

2)      WH POSs are notorious for getting jacked

3)      If you don’t know how to do role based security, you shouldn’t be putting up a POS.

For my continued lucrative actions I’m not going to tell you what NOT to give people access to, but needless to say, this corporation failed.

As I walked away with a Large POS, a few POS mods, misc battleships, battlecruisers, some t2 ships, about 90Km3 of t2/meta4 loot, a few hundred thousand zydrine/megacyte and a few faction goodies, I figured I’d make a pit stop at their corp hangers (Let you fingers do the walking to Corporation>Home>Offices), and behold, even more stuff to steal (a few more mining barges and about 2M m3 of unprocessed ore). Once again, if you do not have a firm understanding of role based security, you should not be running a corp.

Also, as a side note here, if you are going to be stealing from either a low-sec POS or a WH POS w/ openings to low-sec, here’s how you get away with it (most of the time, yes I know a serious gate camp would hose this): Get your main in a falcon with either perfect or near perfect skills, have him run escort for your alt and when someone drops the point on him, jam it w/ your main and off goes your alt to the next gate, while the very unhappy pirate gives you tears. Cloak up your falcon and move along. Most 1-2 man gate camps pretty much crumble under the weight of a douche bag in a falcon. 

At this point I figured I would be made, but no one seemed to really care, and when they did, they seemed to blame others instead of me. So I sat around for a while and continued pewing WTs in UE. About a week later I logged onto my infil alt that was stationed in their home mining system and looked into the corp hangers. Now, given their recent trepidation and losses, they had initiated a checks and balance system (Station Containers w/ passwords and logs) for people to put the ore into, and for the processors to take the minerals out, process and put into the minerals Station Container. The issue with this security is this: People are stupid. As I opened the containers one by one I noticed that everything was unlocked. That’s right people, I can steal all this stuff, and someone else has to take the blame…yoink, and I’m 200M richer (I’m really starting to love these guys). 

Another couple of days go by, and to my surprise, they have another low-sec POS setup and once again, they tell me where it is in corp chat. At this point, someone must have informed the CEO about some of the finer points of role based security, as I can no longer disassemble a POS (bummer), so I enlist the help of Paul and a few freelance UE pilots to go and help me harass these carebears as they are getting ready to pack up and head back to highsec (I would imagine Paul’s wardec hitting and a few losses to local low-sec pirates enforced this decision). I’ll leave what happened here up to Paul, as it transfers from my scam to his here, but needless to say, I got another Large POS, some more POS mods, the CEOs corpse, and some misc ships. 

Infiltration successful, assets pilfered, mission complete. Stay tuned for Part 2 of the Saga of Transfixion or How to take infiltration to demoralization in 3 short days by Paul Clavet.

Akemi Mifune’s CNR Meets Paul Clavet’s JerkRaven

Posted in Combat, Ninja Salvaging, Video on October 26, 2009 by paul

Killmail here.

The video is still fuzzy, I know. I run Eve at 1080p and when it gets squished down for distribution a ton of detail is lost. I may well end up running it in windowed mode a bit smaller to boost my system’s performance and make video bearable. I also need to remember to zoom in on the action for the sake of the video.

Akemi claimed that I was using an exploit to extend the timer. All I’ll say about that is that not knowing how a mechanic works does not make your loss petitionable. Better luck next time!

I Accidently The Whole Tower

Posted in Capers, Combat, Wormholes on October 13, 2009 by khalia

One of my alts has formed a new corporation for the purposes of Wormhole-space exploitation. He’s currently sitting in our chosen system while the funds are being raised for the POS and fittings.

Every day or two I scan down the new wormhole exits and go looking. On this day, I found a Class 2 wormhole which was well populated – two towers – and that wormhole itself had an additional exit to a high security location in Amarr space. This wasn’t very unusual, but I also noticed industrial ship traffic through this wormhole.

Seeing the potential for some quick pew, I sent out the word to Suddenly Ninjas. Only two people – Llyan and Emizeko Chai – were willing to make the 20+ jumps from Dodixie down to deep Amarr space. Llyan was bringing a Broadsword heavy interdictor for the locking on the inside of the wormhole.

We stage ourselves inside the wormhole, and after a few minutes, a Badger Mark II pops in and quickly dies. Apparently lacking in communication among their corporation, the CEO pops in 4 minutes later, also in a Badger Mark II and dies as quickly.

We open the cargo on this one and HOLY SHIT WTF FACTION TOWER? The Shadow Control Tower (Large) dropped by the Badger is worth at least 900M on contracts. None of us have the cargo space, so Llyan makes a mad dash to the nearest industrial he can buy. We’re expecting a fleet of guys from their POS to descent on us, but nothing ever happens. The tower gets scooped and put on contracts. There’s a cool 300M for each of us.

I had to go deal with real-life at this point, but Llyan, Zeke and some others managed to beat the snot out of the same corp a few times:

http://tears.evekb.co.uk/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=895427
http://tears.evekb.co.uk/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=895430
http://tears.evekb.co.uk/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=895425

Check out that last one, the Harbringer. Shield and armor tanking? Someone needs to turn their pilot license in to CONCORD.

Lesson of this story: When moving a billion ISK of equipment into wspace, guard both exits with a decent fleet. Lacking that, I hope to see more of these fellows again!

Mahna Mahna: A Ninja Scanning Demonstration

Posted in Ninja Salvaging, The More You Know, Video on October 12, 2009 by paul

This is my first attempt at a YouTube video. What do you think? If feedback is good I’ll start recording my carebear ganks and post them as well.

Blewzmann, Part IV: Mother of God, Blewzmann. Why?

Posted in Combat, Delicious Tears, Duffers on October 8, 2009 by paul

The war between DEADS and TEARS ended some time ago, but the merc corps hired to fight them kept their wars active because the DEADS folks continue to undock in and lose ridonkulously expensive ships. Solty and his crew at Underworld Excavators won the powerball last night, killing Blewzmann’s faction-fit CNR, netting over three billion ISK in loot with at least another billion destroyed.

You know, it’s obvious that this guy has plenty of RL cash to throw at PLEX for ISK for silly ships, so maybe it’s not a terrible idea for you (yes, you) to wardec DEADS just to hunt Blewzmann. I mean, the others are pretty fail for the most part too, but Blewz is a like a freaking leprechaun.

Edited to add: Solty made a blog post, including the tears:

[03:39:36] Blewzmann > pricks
[03:40:30] Blewzmann > come on
[03:40:34] Blewzmann > man dont pocdcme
[03:40:47] Blewzmann > dont pod me
[03:41:07] Blewzmann > come oin p[leasse
[03:41:13] Blewzmann > i dont want this
[03:41:27] Harrigan VonStudly > but you like the asshole word
[03:41:27] Joruk Korlath > [03:30:56] Blewzmann > asshole
[03:41:29] Blewzmann > man u took all i have
[03:41:45] Blewzmann > well lokk waht u did
[03:41:58] Blewzmann > i was no wheree around all that stuff
[03:42:05] Blewzmann > i did not talk that crap
[03:42:11] Blewzmann > i run missions omly
[03:42:19] Blewzmann > u took 4 bil fom just now
[03:43:04] Blewzmann > ixcannot be;eive u guys

Guild Shout-outs. Killing spree!

Posted in Combat, Ninja Salvaging, Site News on October 6, 2009 by paul

I’ve recently installed a Sitemeter widget (wow, averaging 175 unique IP visitors a day!) and have been seeing lots of referrals coming from corp and alliance forums that I can’t view without a login. If someone in your corp has posted a link to my site and it gave you lulz, posting a shout-out from your crew would really, REALLY make my day. I’m thrilled when other people enjoy reading these things as much as I enjoy making them.

Also, I killed a missionbear last night and another tonight. I’ll blog about them at least briefly soon. That makes three missionbear battleships in as many days. How long will I be able to keep this up? Maybe I could start a charity where you could sponsor a Jerk, kind of like the March of Dimes, but for hurting people.

A lot of times I think that soon I’ll get to the point where most kills won’t be interesting, but so far there’s always something new and different in every engagement. I hope you aren’t bored yet… I know that I’m not!

Voxeltree learns: Never turn your back on a Jerk.

Posted in Combat, Duffers, Ninja Salvaging on October 3, 2009 by paul

You know what they say about Megathron pilots. They always shoot ninjas.

I don’t know why, but a significant percentage of Megathron pilots will shoot at ninja salvagers, then stick around to have their ship aerated.

Now I can expand that to include Navy Issue Megathron pilots as well.

I was solo salvaging. Good friend, fellow MLYT blogger, and new Suddenly Ninjas Salvage Director (grats dude!) Khalia Nestune and I were in a fleet together, but were operating separately. This gives you the best of both worlds: You get the missionrunners who only shoot at solo ninjas, you have RR backup if you need it, and you have someone to talk to.

I had six hits, but nobody was biting. Incidentally, I had recorded the scanning process to put online, so as soon as I can sort that out you’ll get to see it. After three of them, I skipped two and jumped to my Navy Megathron hit because, hey, Megathron pilots always shoot at ninjas, right?

Right. I looted from his wreck, he targeted me. I aligned to the station, and he fired with his big guns, missing of course. I returned to the station and grabbed JerkRaven (formerly NinjaRaven). While I was waiting out my session timer, voxeltree opened a convo:

Paul Clavet > o/
Paul Clavet > you didn’t have to shoot at me 🙁
voxeltree > if u wantto clean up thehits I do thats fine
voxeltree > I react automagically….
voxeltree > don’t care if u pick bones, but be careful showing up unannounced
voxeltree > I’m justgetting loyalty points, contents of wreks do not interest me
Paul Clavet > well
Paul Clavet > how do I know you won’t shoot again?
Paul Clavet > I don’t want to lose my ship
voxeltree > you don’t
voxeltree > I flew out as fast as u did
voxeltree > been ganked too many times
Paul Clavet > you there now?
voxeltree > yes

Hilarious. He’s been ganked too many times, so he’s not going to shoot at me again after giving me aggro the first time. I guess he just trusted me not to come back and pew him?

At this point, I was undocking in JerkRaven and in warp. Khalia was hot on my heels with a RR Osprey. I landed on the gate, confirmed that he was still in the mission with my directional scanner, and warped on in. I landed right on top of him, waiting through an agonizingly long lock time before putting a warp disruptor on him and starting the barrage of Caldari Navy Bane Torpedoes.

voxeltree1small

Paul Clavet > 500M for your ship
voxeltree > 🙂
voxeltree > you’ve been in eve years longer than I
Paul Clavet > 500M or you pop
voxeltree > ok
voxeltree > lay off or no $
Paul Clavet > I stopped shooting
Paul Clavet > send money before my reload or you die
voxeltree > your quite agressive arn’t u
Paul Clavet > 10 seconds
voxeltree > how do I send $
voxeltree > ?
Paul Clavet > right click my name
Paul Clavet > send money
Paul Clavet > I’m shooting
Paul Clavet > send it or die
voxeltree > hmmm, no, I’m rich, I’ll die

voxeltree2

He never even fired back. After he popped, he sent the following:

voxeltree > I have all the plex in the world

Then he logged off. I guess he means that since he’s rich IRL, he can afford to buy GTCs and sell them in the market as PLEX for ISK. I guess if throwing what is essentially a $20 bill away is what floats your boat, then I’m happy to make that transaction happen for you. I know more than a few players in Eve that are actually quite wealthy in the real world, and they don’t buy their ISK. I guess voxeltree is what friends of mine call a “trust fund capsuleer”.

Here’s the killmail. I don’t have access to the Suddenly Ninjas killboard anymore, and I haven’t taken the time to set one up for myself, so you’ll have to live with the terrible but freely available Battleclinic killboard for now. Note the big hits: the faction ship (market value 450M), the three faction guns (all of which dropped for me, worth 240M altogether), and probably 60M worth of large rigs and T2 modules. 750M lost for him, 50M for Khalia for coming along, and about 220M for me.

Voxeltree learned a 750 million ISK lesson: Don’t shoot at ninjas, and don’t turn your back on a Jerk.