Saturday, February 2, 2019

Contest: Special Forces Month

In honor of the brave men and women combating terrorism and organized crime throughout the New Eden galaxy, we are proud to announce

SPECIAL FORCES MONTH

During February 2019, members of the High Sec Militia (either the coalition or the corporation) are eligible for billions of ISK in awards and prizes. Daily Awards will be presented throughout SPECIAL FORCES MONTH, and Event Prizes will be announced and presented 6 March 2019. Daily Awards will be posted on the HSM blog (delayed two days), along with a running tally of the top ten contenders for the Event Prizes.



Daily Awards
Any given action will receive only the greatest of these, plus the MARSOC Bonus if eligible.

MARSOC Bonus: 10 million ISK
for each mining ship saved. If no mining ship is destroyed at the action location within five minutes (before or after) of the time on the killmail, this Bonus will be divided equally among all HSM pilots receiving the applicable Award.

SSO Award: 5 million ISK
for each DD kill, divided equally among all HSM pilots on the killmail.

Special Boat Service Award: 3 million ISK
for each Point kill, divided equally among all HSM pilots on the killmail.

Oz Award: 2 million ISK
for each ECM kill, divided equally among all HSM pilots on the killmail.

Kommando Spezialkräfte Award: 1 million ISK
for each Logi kill, divided equally among all HSM pilots on the killmail.



Event Prizes
These will be divided equally among all leaders in a tie.

Seal Team 6 Prize: 1 billion ISK
to the HSM pilot receiving the greatest total amount in MARSOC Bonuses throughout SPECIAL FORCES MONTH.

Alpha Group Prize: 1 billion ISK
to the HSM pilot receiving the greatest total amount in SSO Awards throughout SPECIAL FORCES MONTH.

22nd SAS Prize: 1 billion ISK
to the HSM pilot receiving the greatest total amount in Special Boat Service Awards throughout SPECIAL FORCES MONTH.

Shayetet 13 Prize: 1 billion ISK
to the HSM pilot receiving the greatest total amount in Oz Awards throughout SPECIAL FORCES MONTH.

GSG 9 Prize: 1 billion ISK
to the HSM pilot receiving the greatest total amount in Kommando Spezialkräfte Awards throughout SPECIAL FORCES MONTH.



For the purposes of SPECIAL FORCES MONTH, a “terrorist ship” is any ship (excluding non-combat ships, corvettes, and capsules) piloted by a member of the CODE. alliance.

To be eligible for the Daily Awards, your actions must take place at a stargate, asteroid belt, or ice belt in any high-security system in New Eden, and must result in either:


  • a DD kill by inflicting at least 35% of the damage dealt to a terrorist ship and dealing the final blow; 
  • a Point kill by appearing on the killmail as the first (top-most) pilot to target a terrorist ship with a warp scrambler or disruptor, after which the terrorist ship is destroyed by any other player or NPC; 
  • an ECM kill by appearing on the killmail as the first (top-most) pilot to target a terrorist ship with an ECM jammer, after which the terrorist ship is destroyed by any other player or NPC; 
  • or a Logi "save mail" by repping an aggressed mining ship, after which the aggressing terrorist ship is destroyed by any other player or NPC. Logi submissions must also include a cut-and-paste from your game logs of the logi you provided showing at least one full cycle of positive (>0) reps.


Contact HSM Private Cochise Chiricahua with any suggestions, questions, or other comments.


Some details for SPECIAL FORCES MONTH:

Submissions. To enter your actions for the Daily Awards, forward the killmail (if available), a link to the verified zKillboard record, and all other required documentation to HSM Private Cochise Chiricahua in a single in-game e-mail within 24 hours after the action. One action per e-mail, please. All Daily Award winners will be entered into the contests for the Event Prizes.

Video Competition. Got a video of your SPECIAL FORCES MONTH kill? Include a link in your submission e-mail. After SPECIAL FORCES MONTH, all HSM pilots will vote to pick their favorite. Voting will be open from 1 March 2019 through 4 March 2019, one vote per HSM pilot. The winner will receive a prize of 250 million ISK (divided equally among all leaders in a tie). Videos must be in a common format, publicly available, and free of undesirable content (i.e., vulgarity, spam, viruses, ads, etc.)

Fine Print. All kills during SPECIAL FORCES MONTH are also eligible for rank advancement and the HSM’s other existing incentives (though they will require a separate submission by the normal routes). Contrary to existing incentives, SPECIAL FORCES MONTH does not consider the value of terrorist ships destroyed, only their quantity. Award totals will be grouped only by HSM pilot. If you control multiple HSM pilots, you may not combine them to be eligible for greater incentives. HSM Private Cochise Chiricahua is the sole and final judge of all decisions related to SPECIAL FORCES MONTH. There is no appeal from his decisions.

Please submit all correspondence regarding SPECIAL FORCES MONTH to HSM Private Cochise Chiricahua by in-game e-mail. We welcome any and all hints, tips, suggestions, and other comments.

o7,
Thomas en Chasteaux,
Commander, High Sec Militia.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Looter ALOD: A picture worth a thousand words

The Goons were practicing their art of bumping and ganking in Niarja once again.  Their artwork remains an exclusive color palette of the reds and yellows of crime and explosions. And their tools simply a cockeyed keyboard easel gripped firmly with one hairy hand, and in the other, a furiously stroked F1 brush.

The results of these brush strokes are always in the theme of Ecce Bee



But this day, a different picture was painted. A fortizar they hoped to loot turned to ashes in the Loot Fairy's hands.  In the next attempt at a loot pinata, a stroke of masterpiece was made.  The Goon Looter was caught, and his face captured in a moment of pure joy, in the oils and canvas of justice.




Friday, December 21, 2018

Machariel ALOD: Cries of the Eagle

The Advanced Tear Harvesting crime gang was once again ganking freighters along the major trade pipe in Niarja.

But things weren't going terribly well for their Machariel Bumper pilot.  There were a few escapes, then a Rhea cyno'ed out.  At that point, Tamika just seemed to stop.  Tamika just sat there, and sat there, far off the gate

It was at this time, that Team TetraFinity called for an intervention with a mass of loud explosions.






Nothing.
Tamika remained motionless, now in her pod.  Tamika just remained there, motionless, far off the gate. 

We grew concerned.  Bright lights and explosions no longer seemed to interest Tamika.

Suddenly, we heard the scream of a bird of prey.



As we watched Tamika's clone corpse twist and turn in the void, we thought we noticed a wry smile on her face.

At that point, we knew, Op Success!
We left the grid knowing we brought Tamika some space happiness.


Friday, November 23, 2018

HSM Insignia - 4th Tier Ranks



The High Sec Militia awards ranks to members who fight crime.  The following medals are awarded to each respective rank.


Sergeant
awarded at an accumulated km total of 15 Billion ISK
2.1 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Rook SRP



  


Staff Sergeant
awarded at an accumulated km total of 18 Billion ISK
2.2 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Curse SRP





Sergeant First Class
awarded at an accumulated KM total of 21 Billion ISK
2.3 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Keres SRP




Master Sergeant
awarded at an accumulated KM total of 24 Billion ISK
2.4 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Lachesis SRP


HSM Insignia - 3rd Tier Ranks



The High Sec Militia awards ranks to members who fight crime.  The following medals are awarded to each respective rank.


Grenadier
awarded at an accumulated km total of 7 Billion ISK
1.7 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Sentinel SRP



  


Fire Grenadier
awarded at an accumulated km total of 9 Billion ISK
1.8 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Omen SRP





Grenadier Major
awarded at an accumulated KM total of 11 Billion ISK
1.9 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Falcon SRP




Master Grenadier
awarded at an accumulated KM total of 13 Billion ISK
2.0 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Pilgrim SRP



HSM Insignia - 2nd Tier Ranks



The High Sec Militia awards ranks to members who fight crime.  The following medals are awarded to each respective rank.


Corporal
awarded at an accumulated km total of 3 Billion ISK
1.4 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Blackbird SRP



  


Lance Corporal
awarded at an accumulated km total of 4 Billion ISK
1.5 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Arbitrator SRP





Command Corporal
awarded at an accumulated KM total of 5 Billion ISK
1.6 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Kitsune SRP






Thursday, November 22, 2018

HSM Insignia - Beginning Ranks



The High Sec Militia awards ranks to members who fight crime.  The following medals are awarded to each respective rank.


Private
1 M Bounty Payments

  


Private First Class
awarded at an accumulated km total of 500 M ISK
1.1 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Griffin SRP

 


Specialist
awarded at an accumulated KM total of 1 Billion ISK
1.2 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Crucifier SRP



Senior Specialist
awarded at an accumulated KM total of 2 Billion ISK
1.3 M Bounty Payments
eligible for Nemesis SRP