Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hi I'm a Nigerian Prince

 This mail was forwarded to me from bronga.. from TunaKross (head honcho of bitten)

I guess we have a person rolling around sending these mails to people using my corp as a threat. Like that could happen... LOL

Too funny.

fw: eviction notice
From: TunaKross
Sent: 2013.08.01 04:01
To: Bronya Boga, 

Hello sir or madam. I am here as a representative of the Semper Ubi Sub Ubi pvp wormhole corporation. You may know us from the Down the Pipe podcast. I have located your wormhole, tower, and POS in your C5 and will report it to my CEO and arrange an EVICTION if you do not comply with my demands. See, my main is the primary scout of SUSU, however I am in need of some isk, so I will not report your presence to my CEO if you pay me the sum of 1.5 Billion isk (1,500,000,000) within 2 days. If my CEO finds that your corporation lives in a C5, he will organize and eviction in order to force you into fights. This is because wormhole space is becoming infested with PvE centered corporations and our corporation will do anything to force some PvP. 1.5 Billion isk should be a very low sum for a corporation such as yours which has been farming a hole uncontested for a whole month. Please just comply with my offer and you will never hear about my corporation again and I will give you contact information of mercenaries should another pvp corp stumble upon your C5. This transaction will be done on this new character so as to keep my identity inside of Semper Ubi Sub Ubi safe. Besides, if you try to tell my CEO about this deal I will just say you were lying about it because he trusts me more than you. So the choice is yours. Pay 1.5 billion isk to me, or face eviction. o/

I'll be sitting in your wormhole in a cloaked covert ops until we finish the transaction or begin the eviction process (your choice). Here's the proof:$$$$$ -- (out of respect for bitten)
Location : J14$$$$ --- (out of respect for bitten)
Class : 5
Radius : 37.767 Au
Effect : Magnetar

Beth Starlight

Wormhole Questions I Answered

 I posted a response on another board, but I thought someone who doesn't know much about wormholes could benefit from this... so I'll post it here too.

 Question 1.
Let's say you go through a wormhole static into high-sec, but it collapses behind you. How hard is it to find that wormhole again? Do you use some kind of a website to look it up or do you probe every other system around?

Finding a particular wormhole can be challenging. I’ll list some of the ways to finding the lost hole.
a. If you know who lives in the hole you can skip the following.
  1. Look on in game and enter the wormhole ID to the search field. This will pull up who is ‘likely’ to be in that hole. It pulls its information from wormhole kills. Since the odds of the same group of people fighting day after day in the same hole and not actually living there is slim to none, I would say its information is very accurate.
b. Once you know who lives in a hole. It’s just a matter of how patient you want to be. They must come out for air sometime. Either to sell sleeper loot, get fuel or pull in a recruit from high sec.
  1. Add all the corp/alliance to your watch list.
  2. Search for the logged in people using locator agents.
  3. When you get a hit, it means they are in K-space. Head there ASAP and either follow them to their hole, or use that location as a scanning point to look for connected wormhole space and you might get lucky.
c. You could also pay people to find it. There are explorers who get paid to find holes. You can content them by going into the “Wormhole” channel in game, or posting an advert on the EVE Forums.

d. Another way is to sit in a hole that has a static exit of the type you’re looking for. For example. If you are looking for a c1. Sitting in a c2 static c1 day after day will result in finding a new C1 every single day. Patience and or intentionally closing the same static over and over will result in more possible hits.

Question 2:
As for the wormholes, can any ships other than T3 be used efficiently?

  1. Short answer, yes. But a T3 is very powerful for all things in wormholes. Keep in mind though, solo wormhole life in one ship or one character isn’t advised.
  2. Just like the rest of EVE. Ship dictates function. There isn’t a single ship that is good for everything. 

    Question 3. (indent, why u so mad?)
Is it generally better to be in a wormhole with no effects?
Wormhole effects can be a blessing to the prepared and a curse to the unprepared. Don’t bring a shield ship to a negative shield effect system. Using wormhole effects to your benefit is key. If you can’t do that, or can’t be bothered to. You’re at a disadvantage to the people who do.

Question 4. 
How profitable are different classes of wormholes?
  1. Not all profit is gained through anoms or sigs. If you used that as a base to judge wormhole profitability start at the bottom which is a c1 then go to the top a c6.
  2. If you aren’t using anoms/sigs as a profit measurement. The safety and security you can obtain in a wormhole is second only to a dead end null sec pocket. You can close your static and prevent it from re-appearing by not warping to it. Effectively shutting a door and not having it open till you want it to. Don’t let this fool you to think you’re untouchable. Newly spawned holes can appear in your wormhole from outside, when a static hole elsewhere is closed then reopened. Your number may just be the one it pulls randomly. Also don’t forget forces from within. People are often sitting cloaked day after day … watching in a wormhole. You can never truly be safe in EVE.
  3. Profit can also be measured in PI. The PI in wormholes is some of the best in the game. IF PI is your goal, it’s the same through all wormholes. So a c1 is just as good as a c6.
  4. Capital escalation can only be done in a c5 to a c6. This is where you intentionally spawn more sleeper battleships to an anom, and leave a ‘place holder’ trigger NPC to make the site respawn at down time. This can be done for 3 days. 30 anoms turns into 90. Each escalated anom is about 800+ mil. X 90…. Yea. That’s a bit of money.

    Question 5.  (Indent no fix!)
Are there still unclaimed/abandoned wormholes anywhere, or are all of them have been taken/explored already?
  1. Two ways to look at this. Yes you can find an empty one. There are always people who just give up and walk out. Or are removed by a hostile force and the hostile force doesn’t move in. You can just plant your POS and call it ‘yours’. But be prepaired to defend it.
  2. The other way of looking at this is paying the “Iron Price”. Taking a hole you want, by force. Because fuck you, that’s why.

The way of Bob

Bob, ruler of all things wormhole. Bringer of ISK. Destroyer of fortunes. Creator of empires. Weaver of wormhole chains...

To recognize his existence isn't needed. To praise him isn't warranted.  If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through Bob. And the beautiful thing is that we are moving against wrong when we do it. Bob is love. He who hates does not know Bob, but he who has love has the key that unlocks the door to the meaning of ultimate reality.

Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do Bob's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the wormhole. And I've looked through. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know, that we, as a people will get to the promised wormhole.

One of my alts jumped into C1 from a C5 in our chain. I hit D-Scan, saw a Hulk with two mining drones out. I cloaked and warped to the mining anom. He pulled his drones when I landed and warped.

He left his jet can, so I waited for him to return.

He then started this conversation in local chat. I guess he had eyes on the c5 and saw me jump in. Bob bless the paranoid.

[ 2013.07.31 03:53:42 ] Logan Payne > Hello there.  Welcome to our WH
[ 2013.07.31 03:53:53 ] Logan Payne > Can we help you with anything?
[ 2013.07.31 03:55:05 ] Logan Payne > I know u cloaked really quickly and all... STHIL was it?
[ 2013.07.31 03:55:31 ] Logan Payne > Awwww...  c'mon... don't be shy....
[ 2013.07.31 04:03:29 ] STIHL > Yes. You can bring your ships and come pik up this can
[ 2013.07.31 04:04:03 ] Absolute Zer > you promise to not shoot?
[ 2013.07.31 04:04:08 ] STIHL > No
[ 2013.07.31 04:04:13 ] Logan Payne > lol
[ 2013.07.31 04:04:35 ] Absolute Zer > we'll pay you 5 mil to drop it's cargo off at the POS
[ 2013.07.31 04:04:51 ] STIHL > You can pay me 5 mil not to shoot it
[ 2013.07.31 04:04:52 ] Absolute Zer > just set forcefield password to "dontshoot" you'll be ok
[ 2013.07.31 04:14:05 ] Logan Payne > That C5 u guys have is nice
[ 2013.07.31 04:14:18 ] STIHL > keep guessing thats not where i'm from
[ 2013.07.31 04:14:45 ] Logan Payne > Just assumed since it's where u came in from...
[ 2013.07.31 04:15:15 ] STIHL > c5 c1... would make me want to jump out a window
[ 2013.07.31 04:15:39 ] Logan Payne > don't dig the WH life then?
[ 2013.07.31 04:15:59 ] STIHL > Do you listen to "down the pipe" podcast?
[ 2013.07.31 04:16:09 ] Logan Payne > nope
[ 2013.07.31 04:16:24 ] Logan Payne > is it EVE related?
[ 2013.07.31 04:16:42 ] STIHL > Its the one and only wormhole podcast for eve
[ 2013.07.31 04:16:57 ] STIHL >
[ 2013.07.31 04:17:41 ] Logan Payne >  just today I got blown up trying to get back from 22 jumps into null sec
[ 2013.07.31 04:17:49 ] Logan Payne > was exploring and a WH collapsed behind me
[ 2013.07.31 04:18:23 ] Logan Payne > I like exploring, I'm just too much of a newb to do it well
[ 2013.07.31 04:18:23 ] STIHL > Just find a new hole.. and start exploring back to LS or HS
[ 2013.07.31 04:18:41 ] STIHL > Are you familure with the god of wormholes?
[ 2013.07.31 04:18:50 ] Logan Payne > I'm not
[ 2013.07.31 04:18:55 ] STIHL > His name is Bob
[ 2013.07.31 04:19:12 ] STIHL > Bob punishes those who take from him and do not give back
[ 2013.07.31 04:19:20 ] STIHL > bob demands sacrifices
[ 2013.07.31 04:19:46 ] STIHL > We are his followers
[ 2013.07.31 04:20:07 ] Logan Payne > i see....
[ 2013.07.31 04:21:03 ] STIHL > I have come to fight. Will you fight?
[ 2013.07.31 04:21:09 ] STIHL > Will you give back to Bob?
[ 2013.07.31 04:21:49 ] Logan Payne > I have no ship to fight with...  had a drake this morning, but it was 'sacrificed' about 4 hours ago...
[ 2013.07.31 04:22:27 ] Logan Payne > if it'll make u feel better, u can blow up an ibis
[ 2013.07.31 04:23:07 ] STIHL > Bring forth the sacrifice
[ 2013.07.31 04:24:09 ] Thorrnn > I must warn u...  I have a civilian gatling gun on this ship....

The sacrifice

[ 2013.07.31 04:25:02 ] STIHL > Bob is pleased
[ 2013.07.31 04:25:14 ] Thorrnn > Excellent.
[ 2013.07.31 04:25:31 ] Thorrnn > but now I have no ibis
[ 2013.07.31 04:25:33 ] Thorrnn > lol
[ 2013.07.31 04:25:34 ] STIHL > o/ Fly well my friends
[ 2013.07.31 04:25:41 ] Thorrnn > o/

I then left his jet can alone, and went back to scanning for targets.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Random pvp videos

Thank you for the content.

The offerings from Bob have been bountiful this past week or so, I wanted to post some of the videos of the fights we had.

Special thanks to all the people who sacrificed their spaceships to bring us gaming experience.

If we killed you or were killed by you. Thank you very much for the content.!! Not kidding.

Video 1:

Smart bombing Carrier on a C2/Null sec hole.

This was a carrier kill we got on a hole to null sec from a connecting c2.

A little background on this fight, we only had 5 people on voice coms. One of which was a total newbie (but he tries hard). I had a super long day, and I was in a very bad mood. I totally yelled at people when I shouldn’t have. I have apologized to each of them repeatedly! Nobody wants to be talked to like that, and I was way out of line.

The chain in which we were bringing ships was our hole, to a c3, to a c4, to a c2, to the null sec. One of the reasons I was so mad was, how people keep kept asking dumb questions and bringing useless ships for the task at hand. Add that to the pressure of fighting a carrier, and a carrier in a Null sec group, who could bring hundreds of people down on our heads at any moment… it was a stressful fight.

The recipe for killing a carrier is logi, nuets and dps. That’s it. It’s not hard, but you need to stay focused.  

FYI that fucking clown horn is Ikky’s polarized timer. This video is from his recording, you can’t hear his voice… so sometimes it seems like we are talking to ourselves. 

(blog site be trippen, can't imbed the video..  ) 

Great fight, and the funny thing about that fight. That carrier pilot can be seen talking shit to us in null sec local. “It’s dangerous in wormholes”  LOL

Video 2:

 Bait Gnosis ! and scout industrial !!

Yes… this was another case of the bait gnosis paying off. Our gnosis pilot jumped the hole and dropped tech 1 probes, when we saw a gank fleet on scan.

They brought it at first, then realized the gnosis was bait, and tried to get away.

Video 3:

High sec hole fight… (lame) but we killed something.

After these guys repeatedly try to bomb us on our static, we go and play with them on their highsec hole.

Armageddon Kill:
These guys didn’t want to fight on a smaller scale after we offered, kind of a bummer. We messed with them for a while but got bored and wandered off.

 (blog site be trippen, can't imbed the video..  )

Operation: Welcoming Committee

TLDR: We put a spy into Brave Newbies to be connected to their wormhole edition, 3 visits, 1 real fight.

First I want to say, BNI or Brave Newbies are a hell of a corp/alliance.  Not sure if their overall play style will work for them in the long term, but I was a fan of it while I was a part of it.

To get into BNI isn’t hard, all you really need to do is send an app and some kind of description as to who you are. Mine was “ I’m a spy alt, please let me in”. Not joking.

I hung out in Raha and got a few kills, did some dumb things, generally had a good time. But it really wasn’t why I joined. My goal was to use BNI as a platform to get launched into another more strict recruit corp. Turns out, it wasn’t really needed. Brave Newbies has a small spin off corp called “Dropbears Anonymous”. They advertise freely within BNI and have BNI set to blue. They even share mumble coms with them. I honestly thought it would be much harder, but then again this is BNI we are talking about. God blessem for not giving a fuck.

At the time I just joined the Dropbears channel and said “HI, how do I get into the wormhole?” No further verification of non-evil status was needed. I was added to the private dropbears wormhole intel channel, which in the message of the day said the high sec connection they were connected to at the time. They asked me what I could fly, I told them. Not much. They didn’t care.

The high sec was really all I needed. With the high sec connection known, I simply needed to put in a scanning alt, and I could raid them anytime I wanted. I did just that.

I found they were living in a C2 Black Hole, static High sec, static C3.

I flew around in a cloaking tengu and was about to gank one of the miners happily mining away in an anom. Then I thought to myself, maybe I should check what they had. At the time of scanning, I saw multiple frigs, cruisers, battle cruiser, logi cruisers, battle ships. All piloted, all just “waiting”. I jumped on the BNI coms and listened to see if they saw me jump into the c2 and would then be on a state of alert, perhaps baiting with the miner. Nope. None of that. I let him go about his business, I wanted the big fleet.

I pipe up in my own voice coms.. “who wants to fight a huge BNI WH fleet”?  Of course EVERYONE jumped at the chance.  We wanted to catch them out of the POS and hopefully not at the high sec wormhole, I can’t stand that.  So the only idea we had was to catch the ratting fleet as it moved though the static c2/c3 connection. Because of all the ships on scan, I wanted to make sure I wasn’t leading my gang into a death trap. BNI are newbies, but the shouldn’t be underestimated. They can call targets well, their logi is adequate and their fleets typically follow good fleet practice. .

We brought 4 guardians, 1 proteus, 1 legion, multiple battle cruisers and cruisers. We even invited some friends of ours from Inerrant (a bro corp).  We were expecting a massive throw down. And even with all the stuff we bought, and we were outnumbered at the time mind you.

We landed on the connecting hole just as the fleet was warping off. We caught only people who warped late. That’s ok, all their pilots could simply ship up. They didn’t. They said in local, there wasn’t any way what they had could break our 4 guardians. Fair enough, we weren’t mad I guess we came in kind of strong.  Perhaps a little excessive.

Listening to them on their voice coms wasn’t as entertaining as I thought it would have been. The nicest guy in the world “a DAMN PATRIOT” was apologizing to everyone who lost ships and sounded sorry to the people who lost ships. Like some kind of tour guide who just got everyone lost. It was depressing.  

What’s worse is, he asked one of our directors if we had a spy. But let’s be real here, he isn’t going to say yes.  My corp will always keep its word, but I never said anything about lying to people.

A few days after the fight I found out Psychotic Monk from belligerent undesirables and lord of “Big RED war dec” had a few ships in that hole and was destroying miners, and fucking with them in local. Psychotic Monk is a friend of ours, so I opened a convo and said basically if he needed any wormhole muscle for a fight in that hole, we would be happy to lend a hand. He said ‘thanx, I’ll keep that in mind’.

I found out after that, there was a character from AHARM, was in that hole too. Something about him putting up a POCO in the place of POCO drop bears removed. LOL.

So that’s 4 separate groups fighting over this horrible c2/HS/C3 black hole. Good Times.

Thrus rolls around I get a convo from Psychotic Monk, a multi battleship fleet, backed up by 4 logi  was farming the Static of drop bears. OOO this should be fun. I tell everyone to not bring crazy stuff. We bring only 2 guardians, 1 t3, and various other cruisers and battle cruisers. We even bring less people.

This time, we move the gang on top of the c2/c3 and they have eyes on both the high sec, and on the c2/c3. They scatter. They don’t even come through the way they came. They fly around the c3 like chickens with their heads cut off. They have multiple battleships supported by logi inside the c3. Not only that, they have even more pilots in the POS. Nothing. ZIP. We chased around some ships but in the end we only killed on brave griffin.

Lame. Also we find out from the spy, they are proud of it! They are proud that they didn’t fight, that they ‘blue balled us’. This isn’t null sec fuckers, people get removed for that shit! Don’t bring your pos up/station up blue ball bull shit into MY W-space!  If it wasn’t for our other operations, we would have done a full scale invasion right then and there. 

I was honestly pissed. I expected more of them. Two times we showed up on their turf, they had the pilots, they had the ships, they simply didn’t want to give back to Bob, what Bob so generously gave to them. ISK.

I assured my guys, we would be returning to get our fight, one way or another.

The next day, we returned.

This time, we intentionally ship down to t1 cruisers. Supported by two Augour and one damping celestus. No ECM.  I brought the flag ship! ‘bait gnosis’. This is a 120k armor tanked, multipoint scan rez boosted monster. Great for baiting. We also had two other battle cruisers, but nothing super special.  We didn’t bring a bubbler, we didn’t bring a T3 or even a t2. We brought an armor gang that would look good to fight, that we didn’t mind losing.

This time we went about it a little differently. I took the gnosis in alone and parked it on their c2/c3. A lone gnosis, sitting on a c2/c3 while their entire battleship/4 logi supported farming fleet was murdering sleepers. My support waited one jump out from their high sec connection.

They engaged!  I pulled in the rest of the fleet to fight the domi/logi/rape bus.. But in the confusion I forgot why the gnosis was actually there and failed to point anything but an augour. UGGGGG!!! Major derp on my part. We did catch a straggler on the other side, but nothing super awesome.

We exchanged some talk in local. Our entire fleet was sitting on the c2/c3 waiting for them to put together a fight. They had eyes on us, and knew exactly what we had.

[ 2013.07.27 03:03:37 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > grrr we still haven't finished our goddamn pvp fitting
[ 2013.07.27 03:03:43 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > sorry it's gonna be a few minutes
[ 2013.07.27 03:03:45 ] Bronya Boga > we can wait
[ 2013.07.27 03:03:48 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > k
[ 2013.07.27 03:04:13 ] Zed Vudu > Oh, it's gonna be so BROUGTEN you'll be remembering the brang for a long time!
[ 2013.07.27 03:04:37 ] Cethion > Parse error
[ 2013.07.27 03:04:56 ] Sir Lomax > we shipped down so you would fight, this is our 3rd trip to your hole
[ 2013.07.27 03:05:46 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > i know i know
[ 2013.07.27 03:06:02 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > we're dealing with zenoidan and his jackasses and this is the first time i've FCed
[ 2013.07.27 03:06:11 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > *and founded a corp
[ 2013.07.27 03:06:14 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > and lived in a hole
[ 2013.07.27 03:09:51 ] Bronya Boga > *YAWN*
[ 2013.07.27 03:10:33 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > we're very disorganized..
[ 2013.07.27 03:10:50 ] Bronya Boga > lol
[ 2013.07.27 03:11:51 ] Baghtar > anyone seen my pants? i need pants..
[ 2013.07.27 03:12:00 ] Bronya Boga > no baby
[ 2013.07.27 03:12:03 ] Bronya Boga > you dont need pants
[ 2013.07.27 03:12:39 ] Cethion > pants, pants, pants pants pants pants!
[ 2013.07.27 03:12:43 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > that's literally what’s happening
[ 2013.07.27 03:12:47 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > has anyone seen my thorax??
[ 2013.07.27 03:13:11 ] Sir Lomax > seriously.. you bringing people from Raha?
[ 2013.07.27 03:13:28 ] Baghtar > Aint nobody got time for that.
[ 2013.07.27 03:13:34 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > nono
[ 2013.07.27 03:13:38 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > i literally have
[ 2013.07.27 03:13:45 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > 12 thorax and 6 vexor hulls sitting in SMA
[ 2013.07.27 03:13:46 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > unfit
[ 2013.07.27 03:15:00 ] Sir Lomax > ADP... I want to have a high opinion of you. Please don't wreck this.. This is us
[ 2013.07.27 03:15:59 ] shoot2belowme > a DAMN PATRIOT STFU and just bring it you gutless cunt
[ 2013.07.27 03:16:14 ] Bronya Boga > shoot2belowme read his bio please
[ 2013.07.27 03:16:15 ] Sir Lomax > He doesn't not represent us .. btw

Aside from “shoot2belowme”’s spurging in local, we were very friendly and patient. We came nearly 27 jumps just for this fight. We wanted them to engage and have fun. Shoot2belowme is from null sec and speaks a different language. It sounds like a total asshole way of speaking, but that’s how those null guys talk.

They actually brought a fight. And before you berate me about my target calling, I want you to know, I have been working long hours at work for weeks, and I’m totally burnt out. I’m normally just a little less bad.

The after fight convo.

[ 2013.07.27 03:26:52 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > 7o guys
[ 2013.07.27 03:26:55 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > come back again in a few weeks
[ 2013.07.27 03:26:56 ] Sir Lomax > 7o
[ 2013.07.27 03:27:00 ] a DAMN PATRIOT > we will be better i promise
[ 2013.07.27 03:27:11 ] Sir Lomax > You guys brought it.. that’s all that matters
[ 2013.07.27 03:27:19 ] Baghtar > better and quicker ;)
Now I want you to notice the “7o” I did there, Bronya jumps my shit for doing it
in the video, but honestly it was out of pure respect for BNI and that culture. 
Bronya might not like them, but I will always be a fan. 
Great dudes, and let’s hope they put more effort in the future towards internal 
corp security, than farming sleepers. 
Hit me up in game if you want their high sec connection. :P