Monday, September 26, 2016

Freighter Testimonials: A Charon in Perimeter


The other day, around 6 am New Eden time, I was hauling with my freighter.  In the Perimeter system on the Niyabainen gate, a Machariel started to target and bump me so I was unable to warp.

I called for help in the Anti-Ganking and Gank-Intel channels, and two brave pilots answered the call - Trantham Patton and Sir Frankfoot.

When the gankers came, I was saved by only these two pilots, with Trantham Patton in a repping armor and hull Nestor and Sir Frankfoot with an ECM griffin.

If it wasn't for them, I would have lost my charon and its cargo. They did an amazing job at keeping me alive while Concord did the rest.  I praise them for that.

Here is the generated kill rights to prove

Best Regards,
A Charon Pilot

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Not worth the paper it is written on

As most understand the mendacity of Jimmy Clown Shoes ...

... and his permits

... it remains a mystery of the Universe that a few pilots continue to succumb to the empty rhetoric and permit scams.

The Militia was investigating criminal activity in Otela, where they found Lawton and the Poddingtons active.

A Mackinaw was found in the asteroid belt, but it was determined that the pilot had unfortunately bought a permit.

Surely, having just so recently purchased the permit, no harm would come to this miner. 
Surely, the issuer of the permit would not so soon forget.

Meh ....

Naturally, there were excuses made for the sudden termination and revocation of the permit.

And the scam continued.

But the Militia remains hopeful and steadfast in the belief in Liberty and Freedom, and will continue to Serve and Protect the good capsuleers of New Eden.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Infinite Goon Monkey Theorem

A report in the Gank-Intel channel warned that  Niarja is hot... multiple machs on Madirmilire gate.

The Militia sent a scout to the area to check, and noticed a Goon Machariel heading in the same direction.  Nothing of note was on the Madirmilire gate, so the scout jumped into Niarja.

Indeed, there were two Machariels and several ships camping the gate.  However, it was the Mercenary group Free Candy Get In The Van Alliance.  The alert was canceled, and the trade lanes remained safe for the moment.

And then the Goon Machariel entered Niarja.

It has been said, that a monkey fitting ships at random for an infinite amount of time will almost surely fit the perfect ship, the likes of which that would cause the Hand of Bob to immediately nerf it.

This is not that ship.

If only Goonie Plarf had that 7th Inertial Stabilizer, he might have been safe.  
If only.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Viewpoint: The First Time

Impressions from a LogiBro's first call to arms fighting crime

It was strange, and something I can't understand to this day. Why would anyone gank the way I see being done? Freighters, miners, full ships, empty ships, mission ships, it didn't seem to matter.

Another aspect I didn't understand was the people who would try to stop them. Why bother? It would be like trying to catch the scurrying mice out in the field. There were so many places for them to hide. You could never stop them. Never catch them all no matter how hard you tried. And all the waiting? You could set up all you want, if they didn't come out of hiding, or didn't go the way you predicted, it was all for not.

I was even ganked a time or two. It didn't mean anything really. I make more than enough ISK to replace anything I fly. I gave information on the anti-ganking channel, told people about my experiences, who to avoid being ganked, how to make ships that were harder to gank. But still I shook my head at the idea of trying to actually stop a gank.

But, I'm not sure what was said, something that someone said in the channel, or maybe it was Jennifer en Marland, but I started thinking about fits that could be used to try and rep a ship, or perhaps catch a ganker at a gate.

I still scoffed at the idea of actually using them, of course, you'd have to be stupidly lucky to pull it off. And still, something just seemed to say 'Why not try?'

One day, on a whim, I decided to actually buy and fit an Osprey for Anti-Ganking use. To rep freighters being ganked. One day, I answered the call. I joined up with HSM, still unsure if what I was doing was wise. This couldn't be fun, not in the slightest. This wouldn't be productive.

I'm not sure I could have been more wrong.

Getting there, the anticipation of if I'd make it in time. Seeing what was going on, watching the movements, it was a bit like a dance.

Though the freighter was lost, and there are some serious questions as to if this was a gank, or if it staged, one thing was for sure. I'd tasted what it was like to make a combat plan, to engage in an effort of some measure of magnitude.

I saw that a difference can be made. I had to chuckle a bit, I'd dismissed how important and amusing it can be, this game of dog, cat, and mouse.

While I have a busy schedule, I'll definitely make time to show up with Anti-Ganking a time or two.

And if you, like I did, question if it is worth it, or if you can enjoy it, all I can say, is grab an Osprey, Crow, Kitsune, or other ship of the like, and give it a try.

A Private in the High Sec Militia