Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How the Grinch Stole Gankmas

The High Sec Militia is hosting a December Anti-CODE Alliance Bounty Program

H o w    t h e    G r i n c h    S t o l e    s


Who is CODE?  CODE. Alliance


Dec 31st Update (Final)
  • 653 Kill-Mails
  • 3.795 Billion in bounty payments paid

During the month of December 2014:

  • For every Kill Mail against CODE earned by a pilot using ECM, a bounty of 10 million ISK will be paid to the pilot.
  • For every Kill Mail against CODE earned by a pilot using Tracking Disrupters, a bounty of 5 million ISK will be paid to the pilot.
  • For every Kill Mail against CODE earned by a pilot using anything else, and does not have CONCORD, Faction Police, or Sentry Guns involved, a bounty of 10 million ISK will be paid to the pilot.
  • All other Kill Mails against CODE will receive a 1 million ISK bounty.


*** RESTRICTIONS: 
Kill Mails against rookie ships, shuttles or pods are not eligible for bounty payments.
Goons, CODE. Members, their allies and their alts are ineligible to participate.

The pilot with the highest total CODE ship kill mails using ECM by the end of December 2014 will also receive:

     • 1 Plex
     • 1 Scorpion

     • 2nd Place to Receive: 500 Million ISK
     • 3rd Place to Receive: 250 Million ISK


Leaderboard: Dec 31 (Final)
  • #1 Omad Moreau (161)
  • n/a Thomas en Chasteaux (88)
  • #2 Magary (55) 
  • #3 Syn White (32) 
  • #4 HC Androidson (11)
  • #5 Oberon Gutchay (9)


The corporation with the highest total CODE ship kill mails using ECM by the end of December 2014 will also receive:

     • 1 Billion ISK

     • 2nd Place to Receive: 500 Million ISK
     • 3rd Place to Receive: 250 Million ISK


Leaderboard: Dec 31 (Final)
  • n/a Center for Advanced Studies (252)
  • n/a Sebiestor Tribe (55)
  • #1 White Technologies (38)
  • #2 Chinggis Ltd. (11)
  • n/a Science and Trade Institute (9)
  • #3 Zaikenu corporation (8)


The pilot with the highest total CODE ship kill mails using Tracking Disrupters by the end of December 2014 will also receive:

     • 1 Rokh Nugoeihuvi Edition

     • 2nd Place to Receive: Arazu Blueprint Copy x 1 Run
     • 3rd Place to Receive: 50 Million ISK
     • 4th Place to Receive: 3 Sabre BPC x 1 Run

Leaderboard: Dec 31 (Final)
  • #1 Shelley Tortuga (11)
  • #2 Kantar Vilorious (4)
  • #3 Zephris (2)
  • #4 Athar Hawk (1)
  • n/a Thomas en Chasteaux (1)


The pilot with the highest total CODE ship kill mails using anything else by the end of December 2014 will also receive:

     • 1 Inner Zone Shipping Thorax

     • 2nd Place to Receive: 1 Inner Zone Shipping Catalyst
     • 3rd Place to Receive: 2 Sabre BPC x 1 Run

Leaderboard: Dec 31 (Final)
  • #1 Catharian Rebillot (50)
  • #2 Zakk Starkiller (36)
  • #3 bigbud skunkafella (33)
  • #4 Syn White (25)
  • #5 Henry Plantgenet (20)
  • #6 HC Androidson (13)


To collect bounties as you earn them..

Send an  EVEmail  with your KMs against CODE to Thomas en Chasteaux  with subject How the Grinch Stole Gankmas

Program begins December 1st and runs until December 31st 2014

Train those EWAR skills and fit those ships now!

And a special thanks goes out to all the Sponsors, who are making this contest possible.
You know who you are.

Stay Vigilant
Stay Frosty
Fly Safe

The High Sec Militia




Saturday, November 8, 2014

GanksGiving


The High Sec Militia is hosting a November Anti-CODE Contest


GanksGiving
Giving gankers just what they deserve...a cold serving  of justice

FINAL Leaderboard update Nov 30


The competition involved several different categories for winners and prizes.

The pilot with the highest total number of CODE ship kill-mails, that do not include CONCORD, Faction Police or Sentry Guns by the end of this month will receive**:
  • 1 PLEX 
  • Second Place to receive 250 Million ISK
FINAL - Leader Board as of Nov 30th 
  • #1 Jennifer en Marland (17)
  • #2 Syn White (14)
  • #3 Raylan Yutani (9)


The pilot with the highest total number of assisted CODE ship kill-mails, which includes CONCORD, Faction Police or others by the end of this month will receive**:
  • Megathron Navy Issue
  • Second Place to receive 250 Million ISK
FINAL - Leader Board as of Nov 30th 
  • #1 Raylan Yutani (49)
  • n/a Thomas en Chasteaux (45)
  • #2 Syn White (32)
  • #3 Muscidae (25)


The pilot with the highest total number of CODE Catalysts in kill-mails by the end of this month will receive:
  • Vulture
FINAL - Leader Board as of Nov 30th 
  • #1 Raylan Yutani (43)
  • n/a Thomas en Chasteaux (40)
  • #2 Syn White (34) 
  • #3 Muscidae (16)  



The pilot with the highest recorded damage to a CODE ship in a kill-mail by the end of this month will receive:
  • Brutix Navy Issue
  • 100 Million ISK

FINAL - Leader Board as of Nov 30th 
  • #1 Jennifer en Marland
  • #2 Foose69
  • #3 Ryuu Rockefeller


The pilot with the highest total number of CODE Thrashers in kill-mails by the end of this month will receive:
  • Talos
  • 50 Million ISK
FINAL - Leader Board as of Nov 30th :  A winner pulls into the lead on the final day!

  • Huntress Anastasia (3)
  • Tian Wet (2)
  • Red Xosk (2)
  • Valdor Hag (2)
  • baljee (2)
  • Kalakas Shazih (2)
  • Leo Deotto (2)
  • Ch'lana Tivianne (2)



The Rotten Egg Hunt
The pilot with the most expensive CODE pod in a kill-mail by the end of this  month will receive:
  • Cynabal
FINAL - Leader Board as of Nov 30th 




** Shuttles and Pods are not included towards winning the indicated categories


To enter the contest... 
Send an  EVEmail to Thomas en Chasteaux  with subject GanksGiving 

Contest runs for the month of November 2014

And a special thanks goes out to all the Sponsors, who are making this contest possible.

You know who you are.


Stay Vigilant
Stay Frosty
Fly Safe

The High Sec Militia



Locations where CODE has met the firm back-hand of justice.
... Updating soon ...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Become a High-Sec Militia member

Are you ready ...
... to bring justice to high-sec space?  

Are you prepared ...
... to hunt high-sec criminals? 

Are you determined ...
...  to begin a career in anti-ganking?



The High Sec Militia is a neither a corporation, nor an alliance. It is an organization that targets gankers of any corporation or alliance who fly in high sec space.

If you join and become a Militia member:
  • You will earn military ranks and advancement based on accumulated KM ISK values.
  • Earn bounty rewards for each KM against gankers
  • Earn ship rewards for reaching milestones in your HSM career
  • Earn rewards for repping freighters
  • Have access to our SRP program
Why We Fight

If interested, send an EVEMail to Thomas en Chasteaux

Bounty Rewards for KMs start at 1 million ISK at the Private rank, and increase 100K for each advancement in rank.



The bounty generally applies to KMs of  the traditional ganker ships, (although not exclusively): Thrasher, Catalyst, Vexor, Maller, Talos , Brutix and Tornado of any corp or alliance in any High Sec space.  The KM must be against a criminal ( -5 or below security status ) or a pilot who has committed a crime where CONCORD responds.


Militia members are prohibited from ganking, unless prior approval has been obtained for a specific target for a specific operation.
  • 5 Million ISK signing bonus
  • Enlistment Rank: Private
  • KM Bounty 1M ISK per KM, increasing by 100K for each advancement in rank,
  • Ship or ISK awards at each rank advancement.
  • KMs using DPS must have damage greater than or equal to 35% to receive bounty and rewards.
Requirements:  Clones must be 3 months of age or older


Initial Ranks: 
  • Private 
  • Private First Class -  reward: Griffin
  • Specialist  - reward: Crucifier
  • Senior Specialist -  reward:  Nemesis
  • Corporal  - reward: Blackbird
  • Lance Corporal  - reward: Arbitrator
  • Command Corporal - reward: Kitsune
  • Grenadier - reward: Sentinel
  • Fire Grenadier - reward: Falcon

Monday, October 27, 2014

What is... MinerBumping

MinerBumping is a blog site dedicated to spreading a reign of terror in High-Sec Empire space. It revels in the destruction of ships and assets of the hard-working pilots of New Eden.

Ostensibly a project of the Goonswarm Ministry of Love, the blog is filled with doublethink and Goonspeak where serial killers and criminals are lionized as 'knights' and law-abiding pilots are labeled 'criminals'.

The CODE Alliance, headed by the ponzi scheme artist James 315 and self ascribed messiah, is alleged to be the primary author of much of the content, although there are many reports that most of the site is written by ghostwriters, as evidence by the varying writing styles and quality.

The CODE itself, is described as laws but written as an excuse to subjugate Empire space, and forcibly commit extortion and racketeering on all pilots.

The site desperately clutches to several fundamental "Big Lies" to justify criminal behavior and describes the criminal acts as noble. To do otherwise, would bring the entire quasi-religious edifice crashing down.

As a cultic messianic figure, James 315 uses the MinerBumping site to send dictats to spread murder and wanton destruction to achieve his and his Goonswarm masters goal - the turning of Empire Space into Renter Space, with all pilots paying taxes and swearing allegiance to them.

What is unknown is how the Empires feel about this. CONCORD, as pure bots, are programmed only to confiscate criminal ships used to commit crimes, but are forbidden to interfere in economic activity, whether obviously criminal or otherwise.

The goal of MinerBumping isn’t to make a point or to "save high sec". The goal is to sadistically harass and grief capsuleers and watch them squirm.
It happens over and over: CODE ganks and trolls a miner or hauler and gleefully watches as messages, EVEMails, and channels begin to fill up with rage.

What is clear, and is mentioned repeatedly in channels and forums, is the less highly publicized goal of permanently ending the careers of pilots, forcing them to give up and leave New Eden. (aka quiting)

MinerBumping delights in news of pilots leaving New Eden, which as Goonspeak, runs naturally opposed to the idea of saving High-Sec or EVE itself and is by design.

In many ways, MinerBumping is a closed-end ecosystem of bad internet tics and terrible debating tactics. The site brings together dedicated sadists, and it has captured an especially broad phylum of EVE trolls. The forum and comment sections are arsonist choirs.

CODE's so called version of emergent gameplay isn’t about gaming or creating content. It's about pure destruction and the evil intent behind it. It’s an embarrassment and open sore upon EVE.

Good gaming is about creation, wonder, and exploration.

But in MinerBumping and CODE, you find a bizarro land where Evil is Good, Murder and Mayhem is 'Content'[sic], and to save EVE everyone must quit... save for the scum and villainy of the universe.

Monday, October 20, 2014

High-Sec Miner Advisory Notice

Important info for High-Sec Miners

The following information is provided to help miners avoid being ganked in High Sec.

Criminals use scouts in asteroid and ice belts to find potential victims.  These scouts, whether alts or co-conspirators, prefer to fly innocuous ships such as Ventures, Mining Barges or Industrial Ships to not frighten or scare off their next victim. The higher skilled criminals will use cloaked ships, who you will never see on grid.

The criminal scout's tactics are to approach your ship to within optimal distance of the gank ship guns and ammo type. The scout will bookmark its position and then relay the information to the criminal ganker who is waiting at a station. The ganker will then warp in at zero to the scout location and gank your ship.  There is little chance of escape at that point and they will pod you.

There is no good reason why any unfamiliar pilot should approach your ship. If you witness this behavior, toward yourself or others, you must immediately go on high alert, warn the others in your fleet or in the belt, align your ship to your predetermined safe spot, and consider warping away either immediately, or soon thereafter.


Solo Gankers always target Retrievers, Covetors, Mackinaws and Hulks.  The reason for this is because they are difficult to tank and can be ganked with one catalyst. It is rare to see a Procurer or Skiff ganked, and if it happens, then it takes a small gank fleet.  The KM statistics alone prove that Procurers and Skiff are the safer option.

The High-Sec Militia provides Anti-gank fitting suggestions for

  • Ice Skiff
  • Ore Skiff
  • Ice Procurer
  • Ore Procurer
  • Orca

also more fits can be found here
With all those fits, make sure the Damage Control and Invulnerability Shield is always on.

The suggested Procurer fit is around 65,000 EHP and the Skiff 90,000 ( depending on skills ).  With that much EHP those are difficult to gank.  The Procurer/Skiff have the exact same yield as Retriever/Mackinaw plus they have a better speed / warp out time plus they both get 50% extra drone damage.

The primary consideration is risk and survivability.  Are you prepared, mentally and financially, for the significantly increased risk for a larger cargo hold?

The suggested Orca fit is around 420,000 EHP.  The damage control on that fit is ultra important because it adds 240% to the hull HP.  That fit will boost fleet yield, armor and shield resists.
 

Safety Tips

Add the Ganker, Corp and Alliance as a Contact and mark them as Terrible Standing so you know when they are in local.  So for instance it would be very beneficial to add CODE. which is the Alliance for a lot of Gank Corps.

Use your Directional Scanner, always watch the Local channel.
It is advisable to not engage in conversation with the criminal gankers, especially criminals from CODE, who tend to recruit the most violent and delusional pilots in New Eden.
If you choose to engage in conversation, be on high alert for your own safety, don't fall prey to distractions, and bring a shovel for all the BS you will have to wade through.

AFK mining significantly increases your risk of becoming a victim to space violence.
If you do then you are more of a target because gankers look for ships which are inactive or are being attacked by NPC drones.


Avoid solo-mining when possible

Try not to mine alone. Find and join mining fleets for increased safety as well as mining boosts.  If you choose to solo-mine, then it is strongly suggested you do so only in a Procurer or Skiff.
New Eden is filled with perils and dangers, and you must manage your exposure to harm and risk intelligently and appropriately.


Fun Facts

Most gankers will only gank in areas which are 0.7 and below and the lower the sec rating, the more you are at risk.

Certain regions are more dangerous than others.  The Citadel and Lonetrek are the most ganked regions and the most ganked systems are Isanamo, Aufay and Uedama.


What can you do?

If you have a kill right then you can activate it and make it available to everyone. Info on how to activate a kill right here: https://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Kill_rights

Support other miners especially new miners, offer them help, advice and warn them about gankers. Supply them good anti-gank ship fits and when you see someone from a ganker corp in local then warn others.

Learn to tank - improve your armor and shield skills and also get T2 light drone skills.

Go to the Anti-ganking channel for more information and to report gankers.

If you feel you are being harassed by another player or you are a new player and have been deliberately targeted in a noob system by a ganker then you have an in-game option to Create a Support Ticket.  Just click the Help Icon or press F12.  If you have evidence of harassment or personal threats made by a ganker then please respond to this eve-mail so help and advice can be provided.


What not to do

You don't have to pay out ISK to gankers for a so called 'mining permit' and you don't have to follow their 'code of conduct'.  In fact you don't need a license at all to mine on Eve so it is a scam and a way for them to control what you do.

I hope this info proves useful, if you think it is then please share it with your friends or corp etc.

N.B. A generous donor is offering free Blueprint copies of T1 mining ships and modules for anyone who has been ganked - so please contact me.

Mining Tips - #1 - Safe(r) Retriever Mining (video)

Mining Guide

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bumper Mach-Attack Bounty Program

Ganking Bumper Machariels... For Great Just-ISK

250M ISK bounty for each speed-tanked bumper Machariel KM in the following systems


  • Aufay
  • Balle
  • Isanamo
  • Jita
  • Madirmilire
  • Niarja
  • Uedama



The Machariel faction battleship is known not only for its questionable Jovian origins, but also for its superior speed.


Criminal gangs in High-Sec space employ Machariels to bump freighters to position their victims beyond the range of the gate guns for their allied gank-fleets to attack, or to hold the freighter hostage until an extortion payment is made, usually 500M ISK and up.


The CODE dot Alliance [CODE.] with heavy Goonswarm support has targeted Uedama and other trade route systems for freighter interdiction. Uedama is the natural choke point for all High-Sec traffic between the major trade routes of Dodixie-Jita, Hek-Jita and Rens-Jita.


Tens of billions worth of ISK of freighters and cargo have been interdicted, stolen and destroyed by these CODE./Goon fleets.  The primary tool that these criminal gangs use to set up the destruction of the freighter is the usage of the Machariel bumper.


Due to the threat these ships pose to the shipping lanes in Uedama and elsewhere, the High-Sec Militia is offering a bounty reward of 300 million ISK for every speed-tanked Machariel destroyed in the Aufay, Balle, Isanamo, Jita, Madirmilire, Niarja and Uedama systems. If you see a Machariel gate-camping, scanning and bumping a freighter, then those are the criminal bumper pilots this program seeks to target.


This bounty program is valid beginning October 1st 2014 and for all KMs dated on that day forward. The program results and effects will be examined at the end of the month and will be renewed each month until further notice.


Check back here periodically for updates.


Send an EVEMail with the KM of the Machariel (Aufay, Balle, Isanamo, Jita, Madirmilire, Niarja and Uedama systems only) to Thomas en Chasteaux.

After verification and confirmation, payment will be made.


**Conditions



  • CODE., Goon and their allied affiliate members are not eligible recipients for payments of these rewards.
  • The High Sec Militia reserves the right to withold payment if reasonable suspicion or activity is detected in targeting non-Bumper Machariels
  • Speed-Tanked Machariels KMs are only accepted as valid for rewards, as marked by the presence of:
    • 2+ Overdrive Injector Systems or variants installed in low slots
    • 2+ Nanofiber Internal Structures or variants installed in low slots
    • 2+ Hull  Inertial Stabilizers or variants in low slots
    • 500MN Microwarpdrive or variant in mid slot
    • The presence of installed cap rechargers and cargo scanners.


Criminal bumpers brought to justice


And as always, thanks to all the supporters of the Militia.


Stay Vigilant

Stay Frosty
Fly Safe

The High Sec Militia

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Hunt for CODE. October

The High Sec Militia is offering 1 Million ISK for each KM (conditions apply) against CODE. Alliance members during the month of October.

If you have KMs in your Combat Log against CODE. members, send them in an EVEMail to Thomas en Chasteaux for 1 Million ISK each. 

Note: KMs in the combat log constitute the final blow.


**Conditions

  • Rookie Ship KMs will not be accepted.
  • Pod KMs will not be accepted.
  • KMs against CODE. Alliance members only
  • CODE. members not eligible for payments
  • Goon members not eligible for payments
  • Known gankers not eligible for payments
  • We reserve the right to review KMs and refuse payment for suspicious activity.

Total Rewards Paid To Date: 418 Million ISK collected by 37 pilots.

And as always, thanks to all the supporters of the Militia.

Stay Vigilant
Stay Frosty
Fly Safe

The High Sec Militia


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What is... The Ministry of Love

The Ministry of Love (or Miniluv in Goonspeak) is a ministry of Goonswarm.

The Ministry of Love enforces loyalty and respect to the Goons through fear, reinforced through systemic repression using operations of High-Sec ganking and endless War-Decs, as well as systematic brainwashing of its followers. The CODE Alliance is, in part, an operation of Miniluv.

The Ministry of Love, like other Goonswarm creations, is a misnomer, since it is largely responsible for the practice and infliction of misery, fear, suffering and ISK loss of miners and industrialists - who are the true content creators of New Eden.

According to its founders, the Ministry was created because "Burning Jita was so much fun", and because "High-Sec offers pleasures not found in Null Sec."  This last statement is in reference to how boring and lonely Null-Sec has become, with the ability to be complete asshats in High Sec by griefing and trolling unsuspecting and naive pilots.  The Ministry "just likes murdering stuff" whose current objective is "to cull the herd" - a clear reference to Goons and CODE's stated public desire to watch capsuleers permanently end their careers (rage quit and leave the game).

The Ministry of Love 's name is apt, in a perverse way, since its ultimate purpose is to instill love of The Goons amongst its sociopathic pilots, and conversely  hatred in the minds of miners, industrialists and haulers as part of the CODE. process of converting or eliminating them. As a sign of conversion, capsuleers are forced to wear a symbol of fealty, submission and humiliation in their bio. CODE. is Goonswarms operation to turn High-Sec into Renter Space.  Mining Permits are not only required for mining, but also hauling, or traveling in shuttles or pods. Given the speed of ganking shuttles and the small minority of pilots who purchase permits, it is clear that no check for permits are done before a shuttle or pod gank occurs.

This nomenclature is typical of the language of Goonspeak, in which words and names frequently contain both an idea and its opposite; the CODE./Goon pilot is nonetheless able to resolve these contradictions through the disciplined use of inhaled boosters.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Results of September 2014 Contest

The Anti-Ganking Community September  CODE. Ship "Decommissioning" Contest has come to a close, and the results are in.


The competition involved several different categories for winners and prizes.

The pilot with the highest total CODE ship kill-mails, that do not include CONCORD or Faction Police:
  • 1st place: Jennifer en Marland
  • 2nd place: Varus Vindicti
  • 3rd place: Kantar Vilorious
  • 4th place: Matthew Harrisai
  • 5th Place: Tenchi Sal
1st place winner to receive:
  • 'Hustler' Heavy Neutron Blaster I (7)
  • Federation Navy Anti-Matter Charge M (20000)
  • Republic Fleet Warp Disruptor
  • a set of 10 TII Small or Medium Combat Drones of your choice.
  • 100 Million ISK
  • 1 PLEX 

The pilot with the highest total assisted CODE ship kill-mails, which includes CONCORD, Faction Police:
  • 1st place: Varus Vindicti
  • 2nd place: Aela Taron
  • 3rd place: Kantar Vilorious
  • 4th place: Sarah Flynt
  • 5th place: Gur'man Thiesant 
1st place winner to receive:
  • Talos
  • Dread Guristas ECM Multispectral Jammer (2)
  • 'Integrated' Ogre (5)
  • 'Integrated' Berserker (15)
  • 100 Million ISK

Also, the Top 5 contestants in each category above will also get their choice of a fully fitted cruiser, compliments of our sponsors:
  • Blackbird
  • Moa
  • Rupture
  • Thorax
  • Vexor


The pilot with the highest recorded damage to a CODE ship in a kill-mail:
  • 1st place: Aela Taron
  • 2nd place: Jennifer en Marland
  • 3rd place: Varus Vindicti
1st place winner to receive:
  • Megathron Navy Issue
  • Federation Navy Anti-Matter Charge L (20000)
  • Large Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer II
  • Large Core Defense Field Extender II (2)
  • Federation Navy Garde combat drones (5)
  • Warrior II combat drones (10)
  • 100 Million ISK

The pilot with the highest total number of CODE Thrashers in kill-mails :
    • 1st place: Tenchi Sal
    • 2nd place: Aela Taron
    • 3rd place: Varus Vindicti
    1st place winner to receive:
    • Federation Navy Anti-Matter Charge S  (20000)
    • 50 Million ISK


        And, as a late entry to the prize pool, the pilot with the highest number of CODE. Pod kill-mails:

        • 1st place: Tenchi Sal
        • 2nd place [tied]: Varus Vindicti
        • 2nd place [tied]: Matthew Harrisai
        • 2nd place [tied]: Jennifer en Marland
        1st place winner to receive:
        • 50 Million ISK

        For all who entered, random drawings were held,  giving away the following prizes:
        (Max 2 prizes per contestant)
        • Federation Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane  (1)
          • Jennifer en Marland
        • True Sansha Energized EM Membrane (2)
          • Odin Vidur
        • True Sansha Energized Explosive Membrane (2)
          • capinhoes Anneto
        • Dread Guristas Thermic Dissipation Amplifier (2)
          • Nathan Dalbarade
        • Dread Guristas Explosive Deflection Amplifier (2)
          • Oberon Gutchay
        • Dread Guristas Kinetic Deflection Amplifier (3)
          • Tenchi Sal
        • Dread Guristas EM Ward Amplifier (2 )
          • Varus Vindicti
        • 'Stalwart' Particle Field Magnifier (1)
          • Morpheus Thalar
        • 'Beatnik' Small Remote Armor Repairer (4)
          • Chaos Ellec0n
        • Mid-grade Halo Beta
          • Leopold Ippisch 
        • Garde II Sentry Drones (20)
          • Sarah Flynt
        • Garde II Sentry Drones (20)
          • Morpheus Thalar
        • Garde II Sentry Drones (20) 
          • Matthew Harrisai

        Tuesday, September 30, 2014

        SitRep: King of High Sec and Hek Operations

        A few points should be made on the King of High Sec's encounter with the High Sec Militia, as recorded here. ( fast forward to 3:37 ) and described here.

        First, to King's credit, he mentioned on several occasions that the CODE doesn't always win.
        That is the first step in the healing process when one is involved in a cult - the acknowledgment that the oft repeated cultic mantras and chants are fundamentally flawed, if not outright lies.

        Second, King admitted that he may not be able to stream future ganking operations, because the "Anti-Gankers" (formally known as the High Sec Militia) will make it difficult, if not impossible, for him to gank. This is a refreshing, and recorded, moment of honesty and self-realization for a CODE member.

        Third, King tried. Even though he knew the Militia was in system, he flew out and tried, wanting to see if the Militia could stop him. And stop him we did.  His final effort of the night stands in stark contrast to so many encounters with CODE, where they see the Militia in system, and either refuse to undock - fearing space combat and ship explosions - or flee the system, looking for easier, unprotected targets.

        In which case, a game of Cat and Mouse begins, with the CODE member the Hunted, and the Militia the Hunter.

        It is common knowledge that CODE ganks miners only because it is easy and simple to do so. For CODE, the term Elite PVP is defined strictly as shooting unprotected, unarmed targets, who are usually AFK.

        When resistance by the Militia is brought to bear, CODE slinks away.

        And to King, the Militia gives a tip of the hat, with a disapproving glare. 
        For at least he dared to run the Gauntlet of Justice.

        And a lesson was taught that night, another CODE gankalyst was decommissioned, and another miner's assets saved.

        Stay Vigilant.
        Stay Frosty.
        Stay the Course.

        The High Sec Militia

        Wednesday, September 17, 2014

        High-Sec Militia Recruitment Drive

        New Eden - a lawless and amoral void where humanity lives in exile in deep space.

        EVE allows you to be the best of Saints or the worst of Sinners.  Your internal moral compass, your work ethic, and your innate sense of right and wrong drives you down either path.


        Although well-funded criminals operate with impunity in empire space, our primary concern is the scale at which the CODE. Alliance and those like them are operating.


        Piracy and banditry are as old as time. However, it is the industrialization and large scale funding of this criminal enterprise that is new, and represents a threat to the galactic economy. Through the mixing of quasi-religious mantras, unyielding fanatical dogma, and zealotry in its convert-or-die philosophy, the CODE. Alliance has terrorized several regions, claiming dominion over all empire space as a future caliphate for their prophet James 315 - a charlatan and self described messianic figure previously and infamously known for ponzi schemes.  The CODE. Alliance is becoming a menace to galactic civilization that must be suppressed and minimized through the efforts of a High Sec Militia that supplements and augments the tireless yet limited efforts by CONCORD.


        Trillions of I.S.K. worth of ships and cargo have been destroyed and plundered, enabling these groups to grow quickly and out of control, spreading their cultic reign of terror, extortion and murder of untold numbers of clone citizens of all empires.


        Lawlessness

        New Eden is essentially a lawless place. In High-Sec, there are consequences for criminal activity, but the punishment by CONCORD is static, and does not scale with the weight or severity of the crime.

        Bandits, raiders, and pirates skillfuly navigate the system of crime and punishment, and manipulate the CONCORD response at will. So if there is to be any retribution, punishment or justice, then it must come from the hands of the good capsuleers of New Eden.


        High Road; Low Road

        The Low Road is the path taken by suicide ganker pilots, who terrorize empire space, robbing capsuleers of their hard earned profits and cargo.  But the High Road, requires a pilot who recognizes the value of hard work, and who sympathizes in the pain of loss when psychopathic criminals violently steal the assets of their fellow capsuleers.

        The question before you is simple, do you have what it takes to rise above the mere struggle for survival, to live by a higher standard of conduct, to hold dear the ideals of freedom and liberty, and to take up the fight for the right of every empire citizen to live free from oppression and tyranny?


        If you hold yourself to a higher code of conduct; if you are willing to beat back the menace of the suicidal, cultic clones of James 315, then join the High-Sec Militia.  We are looking for a few good capsuleers who embody the best of what New Eden has to offer.


        The High-Sec Militia is recruiting:



        • Bounty Hunters
        • Logi - Remote Shield/Armor/Hull Reppers
        • Logi - EWAR pilots
        • Pod Snipers
        • Alpha pilots for special ship decommissioning missions
        Requirements:  Clones 3 months of age and older

        Join the Militia, and help us beat back the tide of CODE.


        Stopping a CODE. Gank



        Friday, September 5, 2014

        Gankers and CODE. Privilege

        Arguing with members of the CODE. alliance only gets you into a never-ending morass of goalpost moving and verbal gerrymandering.

        Their arguments tend to fall into what are called the 3 Ds of Internet Arguing: Dismiss, Deflect and Derail.


        Dismissal entails denying that ganking exists at all in the first place, evidence be damned. This often involves long and tortured explanations about how CODE. really isn't ganking at all and is perfectly rational and egalitarian. Occasionally it involves explaining to miners how they’re completely misinterpreting things, they’re oversensitive or overemotional. This dismissal also includes the mysoginistic tactics of "Blaming the Victim".  It is a maxim of the CODE schadenfreude to insist that it is the miner who is at fault, for a host of ever evolving yet ever dubious reasons.

        Deflection is all about verbal judo and flipping the accusations around on the miner. In terms of arguing ganker privilege this usually appears as variations of  “No! miners are the criminals” or “Miners steal ore and discriminate against us gankers!”

        Derailing is the most common version of these arguments and serves to change the subject of the conversation, usually by the people in question. Suddenly, instead of discussing the ganker griefing/trolling culture’s dismissive role for miners, we’re discussing the hierarchy of asteroid oppression or why we’re talking about this instead of, say, racketeering and extortion (permits). Or dealing with assertions that, by extension, anyone who agreed with the anti-hisec ganking wants to ban all PVP.

        CODE. is not a case of emergent game play that took CCP by surprise – it is simply a group of sociopathic gankers who decided that whenever and wherever a capsuleer mined or transported ore, henchmen and mafia-like enforcers would threaten and harass them with space violence.

        Thursday, September 4, 2014

        How to Help Against CODE.

        Add the CODE. alliance as a Contact, then mark as "Terrible Standing".  You will then see Gankers marked in the local channel and in your Overview.  Although usually, in Overview, they are Criminal. (-5 to -10)

        If you want to help against CODE, then ...

        • ...spread the word that flying a Retriever, a Covetor, or Mackinaw creates a High Risk of being 'ganked', because each has such a low ehp. Each is extremely easy and quick to gank.  Fly a Procurer or Skiff instead and fit for shield tank, not mining yield.  It is important to remember, that no sector in space should be considered 'safe'.  Just as sharks swim in the ocean, there are predators in New Eden.  The problem is, too many are griefers and trolls who hold a deep-seated animosity towards miners, haulers and industrialists. 
        • ...watch the Anti-Gank channel and Gank-Intel channel for news on CODE activity, then go to the "infested" system, and help any way you can.


        Assist by... 

        • Announcing in adjacent systems that CODE is actively destroying ships in the infested system... warning Miners and Freighters
        • Bring an ECM fitted ship if CODE is destroying Miners, you will usually find like-minded anti-CODE pilots in the system. You will also recognize names from the anti-gank channels.
        • Bring a Remote Repair ship to repair the shield/armor/hull of Freighters during the gank-attempt.  The Anti-Ganking community is actively recruiting Logi pilots who can fly the Remote Shield/Armor rep cruisers of the various races (Exequror, Auguror, Scythe, Osprey).  The AG community is ready to assist in getting you into one of these ships, properly trained, and properly fitted.  Contact Thomas en Chasteaux if interested. 
        • Bring a PVP fitted ship... and shoot (almost) anyone who goes criminal in the CODE infested system.  Please be aware,  the AG community does employ "special forces teams" to go criminal, sacrificing their ships and security status, to gank the Machariel battleship-class bumper ships that CODE hires (including alts and mercenaries).  CODE uses Machariels to bump freighters away from the gate and sentry guns, to hold the freighter hostage until the criminal timer has ended for the gank fleet, or to extort large sums of money from the freighter pilot (500 M isk and up).  The AG community gives special thanks to those brave and heroic souls who have made it their mission to kick the bumpers in the teeth.  So if you see a Machariel bumper go 'pop' on grid, give a hearty shout-out in local. 


        "Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing."
        "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."

        Tuesday, September 2, 2014

        CODE. Ship Kill Contest


        The contest is complete!  View the results here



        The Anti-Ganking Community is hosting a September  CODE. Ship "Decommissioning" Contest.

        The competition involves several different categories for winners and prizes.

        The pilot with the highest total CODE ship kill-mails, that do not include CONCORD or Faction Police by the end of this month will receive:
        • 'Hustler' Heavy Neutron Blaster I (7)
        • Federation Navy Anti-Matter Charge M (20000)
        • Republic Fleet Warp Disruptor
        • a set of 10 TII Small or Medium Combat Drones of your choice.
        • 100 Million ISK
        • 1 PLEX 

        The pilot with the highest total assisted CODE ship kill-mails, which includes CONCORD, Faction Police or others by the end of this month will receive:
        • Talos
        • Dread Guristas ECM Multispectral Jammer (2)
        • 'Integrated' Ogre (5)
        • 'Integrated' Berserker (15)
        • 100 Million ISK

        Also, the Top 5 contestants in each category above will also get their choice of a fully fitted cruiser:
        • Blackbird
        • Moa
        • Rupture
        • Thorax
        • Vexor


        The pilot with the highest recorded damage to a CODE ship in a kill-mail by the end of this month will receive:
        • Megathron Navy Issue
        • Federation Navy Anti-Matter Charge L (20000)
        • Large Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer II
        • Large Core Defense Field Extender II (2)
        • Federation Navy Garde combat drones (5)
        • Warrior II combat drones (10)
        • 100 Million ISK

        The pilot with the highest total number of CODE Thrashers in kill-mails by the end of this month will receive:
        • Federation Navy Anti-Matter Charge S  (20000)
        • 50 Million ISK


        For all who enter, random drawings will be held,  giving away the following prizes:

        (Max 2 prizes per contestant)
        • Federation Navy Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane  (1)
        • True Sansha Energized EM Membrane (2)
        • True Sansha Energized Explosive Membrane (2)
        • Dread Guristas Thermic Dissipation Amplifier (2)
        • Dread Guristas Explosive Deflection Amplifier (2)
        • Dread Guristas Kinetic Deflection Amplifier (3)
        • Dread Guristas EM Ward Amplifier (2 )
        • 'Stalwart' Particle Field Magnifier (1)
        • 'Beatnik' Small Remote Armor Repairer (4)
        • Mid-grade Halo Beta 
        • Garde II Sentry Drones (20)
        • Garde II Sentry Drones (20)
        • Garde II Sentry Drones (20)  (Yes 3 sets available!)


        To enter the contest... 


        Send an  EVEmail to Thomas en Chasteaux  with subject CODE Ship Kill Contest. You will be assigned a registrant number to confirm you have entered the contest. 

        Contest runs for the month of September 2014

        And a special thanks goes out to all the Sponsors, who are making this contest possible.
        You know who you are.

        Fly Safe, and Happy Hunting!