ALOD: 28 Billion Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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Oh Miniluv, I will come back to you soon, I promise <3
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rule number one...transfer all your shit to a neutral alt and transport,not 100 percent safe...but safer than this. thanks for the intel though. I have a neut alt I have been skilling for such a mission. alpha pop the suicide ship as soon as he becomes a suspect...... yummy!!!! added all these boys to my contacts. will be watching and my bitch will be there
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good luck alphaing a brutix with your "bitch"
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Enjoyed reading the story. To be continued :)
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sad i missed this one, good job.
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Now imagine if the game was a proper sandbox and MYM8 could have actually shot at each other over the catch... we could have epicness like this on a daily basis.
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I think he was referring to the suicide jammer
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Good luck with that.
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lol I was there, we got this on video
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All this would have been avoided if the twat left corp and made more than one trip.
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"27 billion ISK worth of cargo" not "27 billion ISK's worth of cargo", does this site even have editors?
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http://english.stackexchange.c... Wrong, get fuuuuuuuuucked.
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My alt suicide ganks, 00grunt.Once the gank starts, you are not going to have enough ships on site to prevent the gank. The most you can do is whore-mail on the CONCORDOKKEN.If that make you feel a little better, then go ahead.What works is not being stupid. The second they saw red flashies, they should have docked and stayed docked.
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Oh, and thanx for the idea about suicide Blackbirds ... some of the New Order's Orca targets have started using cheap AFK logis.
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"and all participants get double payout"Implying that all participants dont even get half of a full share of the kill? Is the faggotry level in goons/miniluv actually this high or did I miss something?
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IIRC miniluv pays their gankers even when nothing good drops, so on really good days they get paid less. They even out the rewards so that they don't get screwed by rng some days.
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Marmite collective are just a bunch of hisec noobs with idle threats. We've been wardecced for a while and they've never come to fight us. The war is zero kills on both sides... Come on, guys, you can do better than that.
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correct. what we get is more than fair. Hell i'd do it for free. something just feels good about ruining thousands of dollars in pixels for someone else
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You aren't thinking about the overhead in terms of fair. None of us comes out of our own wallets for ships and ammo. Ministers have no expenses. We're like made men, we get f*k bitches and get paid.
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Clearly, they have better things to do. They'll wait until you get careless, would be my guess. Have fun staying docked!
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Im confused. Is there some mechanic which prevents people from shooting each other in eve I am un aware of?
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I to, slept through 7th grade english class.
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read up on commerce raiding, then apply it to Eve.
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Never, ever pay a ransom. No one ever honors it.
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I hope you are as good in pvp as you are in reading when wars start :)
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Most of these pvp pro's are docked up for a week and screaming from the station how good they are. Its funny :)
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"I, too" it's not ironic if you really are an idiot.
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Totally not a troll: Can someone explain how Miniluv's payouts work? From what I gather, the overall value of the freighter is typically meaningless - you get paid a standard share for being a part of the operation. The loot drops are then banked for rainy days with no loot dropping. (And sometimes, if a drop is particularly valuable, people get extra.)
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Hm, if I read that graph correctly, it would be ok to write "27 billion ISKs worth" or "27 billion ISKs' worth". The green line which corresponds to your "27 billion ISK's worth" looks like misspelling ambient noise. While it's questionable that you need the possessive form, it's clear that you need a plural ending.However, if you want to have the apostrophe there, then write something like "one ISK's worth".
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lame because it involved bumping
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Who said anythng about a Brutix. I am going for the the Blackbird. Be loads of fun adding my dps to everyone else
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I am not there to prevent anything. Frankly, I dont care who gets suicide ganked. I am there to whore on a free km and if it prevents some ganking...then those tears will be just a delicious as the gankee's. Its a good waste of time while I am waiting for fleets to form or a cyno to go up in null. I dual box already anyway. Love all these stories about high sec ganking and want to get in on the fun
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Some lowsec pirates actually honour it. Just that everyone else is hurting their business. Bastards.
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Note, deal was for 5bil...It stated that only 500mil was paid. So unless there is an editor's error...
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Not exact, but basically minluv pays their pilots x amount for each freighter they kill. That x will vary a little according to what the value of the target is, but it is generally less than the value of the loot received from the drop. The rest then goes to pay for expenses - replacement gank ships, etc.
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Or just used one of the many freighter services in Eve
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Iz found entire nest of grammar Nazis. Call help from the juice. Killem Nazis.
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What are you blathering about. Corpmates can shoot each other, but why should they?
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Following this event, the Marmite Collective declared war with Goonswarm. Two weeks later, we've destroyed 275 ships worth more than 75 billion isk, to our loss of only 4 ships. Our loot or your tears, pick one.

In the early European evening of Monday, March 25th, a freighter carrying 27 billion ISK's worth of cargo started a journey towards Jita. Two groups of pilots almost immediately began hunting it. The freighter, a Providence, was piloted by Corinthia Clete, a member of Cookies Dealers corporation. Cookies Dealers had left the predominantly Russian DarkSpawn alliance just the day before—and DarkSpawn is one of the many alliances at war with The Marmite Collective <MYM8>. As a result, the freighter pilot and his corpmates were still operating under the war dec they had 'inherited' from DarkSpawn.

Moving a freighter under a war dec along a well-travelled route was their first (painfully obvious) mistake. Marmite is quickly becoming one of the best-known (and most effective) high-sec mercenary alliances with their killboard bloated with war targets along the Amarr-Jita axis. As of this writing, they're operating 82 different war decs, making Empire space a target-rich environment. A Marmite pilot spotted Corinthia's freighter roughly halfway between Dodixie and Jita, heading towards the Citadel. The hunt was on.

Meanwhile, the Goonswarm high-sec ganking group 'Ministry of Love' (Miniluv) was powering through another day of freighter kills, having just executed a Charon in Haatomo. After a truly gruesome day last week, the organization has returned to its late-2012 heyday. Alts fitted with cargo scanners were deployed as usual, covering the regular routes to and from Jita. One scanner, Lavender Princess, was set up with eyes on the Dodixie-Jita highway. A peek at an incoming Providence revealed a treasure trove of cargo. Lavender PMed Braygo Khallazar, who broadcasted in all caps: "LOG IN DPS AND BUMPERS UEDAMA, THIS ONE IS COMING FROM SIVALA." A fleet was quickly formed with Miniluv leader Warr Akini as FC. DPS pilots were given suicide Brutixes, and Miniluv freighter-bumpers in fast battleships and SFIs moved into position on the Sivala gate in Uedama.

Corinthia Clete jumped through to Uedama and the bumpers launched towards their prey. Before they could make contact, the freighter was gone. Surprise on comms was followed by the realization that Corinthia was not alone. Two corpmates, in a Malediction and an Ares, had tagged along to web the Providence. Being webbed allows a freighter to enter warp much more quickly, and canny haulers will often enlist an alt or corp buddy to 'web-warp' their way through dangerous areas. Miniluv, momentarily flummoxed, moved on to the next system for another attempt.

Unbeknownst to the Goons, Marmite was also stalking the freighter. Noting that the pilot had his corpmates scouting, they moved further along his route and began setting up a login trap in Anttiri and Juunigaishi. Unaware of the webbing, they intended to log in on both sides of the gate upon the freighter's arrival in Antirri, trapping and destroying him.

Once in Juunigashi, the Providence once again entered warp almost instantly with web assists. Perhaps spooked by the hostile war targets in local and Goon Stabber Fleet Issues bearing down on him, Corinthia Clete docked up instead of continuing to Jita. Miniluv, disappointed, began to reset to Uedama, but they left a scout watching the station. Disappointment turned to urgency a few minutes later as the freighter undocked again. The scout was able to get another cargo scan revealing that the potential loot had actually increased in value—the target was picking up more stuff to bring to Jita! Warr Akini, determined not to let the target slip away a third time, ordered all ships into Antirri where the greater part of the Marmite force happened to be logged off and waiting.

As before, the webbing scouts entered system first, checking local for war targets. Finding it clear, the freighter was brought in. At this point, Miniluv took drastic measures. Arch Sera, in a suicide Blackbird, jammed the Malediction and Ares as soon as the Providence decloaked. They were unable to web the lumbering freighter, and the Providence was stuck aligning as usual until CONCORD responded. It was enough time for a Stabber Fleet Issue piloted by Helfeln Meathead to hit the freighter with a mighty bump, knocking it hopelessly out of alignment. Other bumpers joined in, and soon the freighter was bouncing along at 500 m/s. Arch Sera soon died to CONCORD, but the seconds he bought had meant that no amount of webbing could save the freighter. The Goon DPS began preparations to engage the target.

The Marmite Collective had been watching, though. Spotting the freighter pilot's predicament with an alt, <MYM8> pilot mylittleangel logged in, burned to the freighter and engaged. After a point was secured, the Marmite gang logged in en masse. Mylittleangel's Proteus was soon joined by two Lokis, a Firetail, a Rupture, and a Megathron Navy Issue.

AKA Alikchi. Traitor, hater, ganker, idiot. Follow me at @alikchialeika.