First Degree Awox: Premeditated Murder

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TWELVE BLACK LEGION SPIES
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raping my shadowcartel logo design with poor windows paint skills! booh :p
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its funny how this report differs so much from what bandwidthh has said..this article portrais it as if starconquer made a sophisticated plan and bandwidthh was his planted spy..bandwidthh himself stated that he did it because he wanted to get some fame, and that he actually mostly did it due to frustration / boredom, and that there was no "huge" plan involved.having spend time with starconquer before, i must say i'm inclined to believe that version of the story, i for once can not imagine the adhd driven starconquer 212, who usually can't plan one step ahead (any one remember his csm campaign, where when he started he didn't even make a program but just said "i'm going todo what ever you guys say"?) is able to plan, convince and execute the way as pictured here.
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YOU WEREN'T SET UP, YOU WERE STUPID!
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I am more entertained by Grath's rage then I am by the Revenant loss mail.
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lol. again? I am not reading that. look at it. lookalso, what are the odds that in the next two pages, the grath audio is linked.
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Great story.....thanks for the write up.
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About that N3 update that probably won't run on this site.
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This is the whole crux. These were people who should have known better and they still took a bite.EVE is a wonderful teacher that way: stupidity is paid in cash.
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I don't think this is an exaggeration at all. I joined EVE because I read about the caper with the first Titan that got jacked after an operation that took a year to complete. It really does inspire people. The fact that you get to do stuff like this is immensely satisfying in a game.
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Which is what the NEX should have provided for in the first place. Stuff to show off your e-peen, not $60 bucks monocles.
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Verge of Collapse best Verge
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Grath indeed was "super dupe mad."Good thing JEFFM8R was there to keep things cucumber chilllll
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What about it?
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I don't think this is noteworthy. Just another AWOX/gank. It seems that Eve veterans, the hunters or the prey, can't change their play style when they get to the end game. No-Risk opportunities are what they want. Use this equipment on the battle field and I'll be impressed.
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"Use this equipment on the battlefield and I'll be impressed."You mean like using a Revenant in combat?
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don't feed the trooollllls
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The pilot didn't believe he was using a Revenant in combat. He thought he was going on an easy gank. The article even talks about how the pilots froze once they realized they realized this wasn't going to be an easy gank.
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yeah uh you're fucking stupid and I'm going to start yelling at powers until he bans you
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Those weren't Vets, most of those were brand new Super pilots, and of the 3 Revs in the game, this is the only one that left its POS so I'm not sure what you're crying about, the fact that he's not lining up like revolutionary war soldiers in his 300 billion isk space ship?Name me anybody in EVE who fights like that?
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By probally not run, you mean the one which was already run by the time you posted this? The one Mittani told us he was posting over 12 hours in advance on the Power Hour Stream?http://themittani.com/news/we-...Please do it Andski... Please...
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Maybe now is a good time to learn to resize photos before posting them.
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Read the mittanis article, especially bandwidthh's goodbye mail.a claim like planed for long does not make sense. It only fits to make the attention seeking (not for the first time) starconquer a bigger hero.
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I'm pretty sure they were both set up and stupid.
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Since we're on the topic of logos, for future reference, this is BL's new logo:http://i.imgur.com/izXJmvG.png
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Best write up of this so far. Also I like the term "Bubble wrapped"
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Uh okay, kudos for the rev leaving the pos. I stand corrected. But my comments are about the bigger picture. The super gankers get ganked with supers and dreads. Neither party wanted a real fight. You can't argue with that. We can draw different conclusions, but it is a fact.I don't know why I'm complaining. The days of supercap dominated combat sucked too. At least this way the subcap pilots have all the fun. So yeah, just ignore me.
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This story is epic, I need to make time to get involved in more fights. Will be logging into Jabber :)
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I think you dont need to say "$60" and "bucks" one or the other works.
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Agreed. A friend of mine finally joined after hearing about the massive titan losses when that famous mis-warp happened.
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and maybe hire a graphic designer to make diagrams in your websites house-style for a unified look.
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Forgot to ask who the Killer Bee was at THOTCON (met at the door). Gimmie a call, man!
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grath, you are all stupid. you proved that the whole time I was in PL. served you right and to that rev pilot, Seijen: tell me, when you were crying on PL irc about how someone told you that you couldn't afford the revanant and boo hoo how unfair they should say that because you are RICH.. how do you feel now. are you rich enough to replace the "white elepant" ? Do or don't, either way you just look like another PL retard.
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It's at points of conflict that you learn who a person really is. After the way some of you behaved, telling people you would hire someone to kill them (etc.) I think we saw your true colors.Everyone wants to play the game to "win", but it's nothing if you win and you have no real friends to share the experience with, because something as beautiful as that is worthless if you can't share and appreciate it with others (as cheesy as it sounds). At least some of your guys saw the better side of it, anyway.
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TLDR; It doesn't matter if you win or lose, just don't lose your friends on the way.
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Siejen, please bring out your titans now. the white elephant pilot pretty much has very little SC experience. he BOUGHT his way into the situation. as far as how he got into Evol ( as he brags on his bio) , everyone who was in BoB at the time knew who's pet FC he was and that she stood around kicking anyone off of him who tried to fuck with him. He was just a spy from anzac originally.
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People kill over money. You can reduce money to "pieces of paper". Pixels to you isn't pixels to everyone.
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I know star, he definitely can plan something like this. Hes not a stupid man. You just come off as mad or some shit.
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how about you read the fucking site before you post? this is an official warning to read things.
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A friend who I lived with in the same system has these golden quote I would like to share:"Always bet on stupid"
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Jeffraider, have my babies please
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You have lost at life and at EVE at that point.
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Sometimes I just like to splurge when I use vocabulary.Imagine how much money CCP would be making if they actually opened that door and behind it was a room, that went as deep as required, with the named corpses of your sworn enemies suspended in a beautiful glass cylinder, floating in a preserving fluid.There was so much they could have done with that, so much that would actually have the potential for a revenue driver, stuff that people would want to buy that was completely in sync with the EVE experience and manifestly not a pay-to-win feature.A veritable trophy room. The actual idea of 'I own your ass'.CCP did nothing with that. They were not able to step beyond the narrow confines of a very badly implemented store that features absolutely nothing that people would want to buy more than once at best. It's a sad realization when you see that CCP don't understand their own game.
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Brilliant report, very worthwile read.
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Keep in mind initial reactions do not define someone's character. It's how they respond after they have cooled down that shows their true nature.
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I would contest that the publication timestamp and my post timestamp are, if not within the same five-minute window, damn close.Regardless, I am taking your warning seriously.At some point, I may write about the dangers of mass tabbed browsing.
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No worries
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Pl don't get small gang fights because they blob the living shit out of everything they can
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Actually he has enough liquid isk atm to buy another one, QQ more poor fag.
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It's a fucking shield super in an armor gang, it was fucked the moment it loaded grid.
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NO LESS THAN TWELVE BLACK LEGION SPIES!TWELVE!BLACK LEGION SPIES!
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I joined EVE because I heard about this last week
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I once warped a 120 billion isk T3 / dread fleet knowing full well they would die. No shits were given after a majority died. The man needs to chill his tits and go outside. Maybe pick some flowers, do yoga.

By now everyone has heard what happened in Odamia; a Pandemic Legion supercarrier fleet was ambushed and destroyed by combined Black Legion, Verge of Collapse, and Snuff Box forces. Of the 13 supercarriers in the fleet, 10 were destroyed: 7 Nyxes, 2 Aeons, and the world’s first Revenant kill. There's no doubt that this gank was extraordinary, but behind the scenes was a plot as intricate as any other “EVE is Real” event.

The Saga Begins

Our Story starts with StarConquer212 and Bandwidthh, the two people at the center of the plot. 7 months ago, the two were in the same corp, Tri-gun, a former member of Lost Obsession and Convicted. Tri-gun eventually disbanded, and the pilots went their separate ways, with StarConquer212 joining Verge of Collapse, while Bandwidthh went to Pandemic Legion.

However, Bandwidthh found Pandemic Legion was not quite the land of milk and honey that he thought. While Pandemic Legion can be incredibly accommodating to its members once they’ve proved their mettle, showering them with subsidies and welcoming back former Legionnaires with open arms, Bandwidthh was finding their activities not to his liking. He had joined PL full of enthusiasm, believing he had reached the pinnacle of achievement, and then realized that winning EVE meant not logging in. The high profile of PL meant small gang operations quickly escalated or were avoided by targets, and sitting on a titan or at the login screen proved not to be his cup of tea. Lastly, he was snubbed of subsidies on his Aeon supercarrier by the alliance, however, fellow Legionnaires pitched in more than 15 billion isk in loans. This did little to help Bandwidthh’s disillusionment with PL, and he began to make plans to leave the alliance.

In the meantime, StarConquer was enjoying his Time in Verge of Collapse. StarConquer had joined the game upon hearing the tales of the Great War, how Haargoth and The Mittani changed the galaxy with a few pushes of a butan. StarConquer was looking to do the same, and Bandwidthh’s imminent departure from PL gave him just what he needed to accomplish his goal. StarConquer contacted people who would help facilitate the supercapital gank. Elo Knight’s Black Legion were believed to be one of the only groups with the dreads and balls to drop PL supers, and Snuff Box had a standing grudge from the “Kings of Lowsec” debacle. Drunk ‘n’ Disorderly was to be involved too, but were left out of the plan after StarConquer was kicked off their comms on charges of being an AT spy. But most importantly, StarConquer had an insider who would be able to deliver the supers on a silver platter.

The Plan

The plan was quite simple but quite brilliant. PL frequently drops supers on unsuspecting lowsec targets, as supers have superb mobility, and decently sized groups of them cannot be held down without a dedicated heavy interdictor wing. Intel would come in from around the galaxy, either from groups unable to contest enemy capitals, or from PL’s own spies. A supercarrier fleet would be called and dropped on the enemy caps/supers, quickly overwhelming them, and moonwalked out before the victims could even update their clones. Over their years of hot-dropping, PL has become very good at this; their last supercapital loss was during the battle of Asakai (a BDCI Titan was killed by Black Legion in April, the writer was told “BDCI losses don’t count”). Key to PL's success was their operation safeguards. First, multiple midpoint cynos would be in the fleet, both to provide extraction should things go wrong, and to bring in additional reinforcements. Second, before starting the op, the FC asked about the activities of entities with the power to counter drop, i.e. the CFC, Drunk ‘n’ Disorderly, and especially Black Legion. Lastly, other supercarrier pilots would be notified, allowing PL to escalate the fight at a moment’s notice. Properly obeyed, these measures ensure very safe operations for the Fishing Fleet, allowing it to retreat when attacked or bring overwhelming force to bear. Of course, none of this means anything if the FC is actually trying to ensure the fleet’s destruction rather than handing cap kills to his compatriots.

StarConquer aimed to turn one of these routine fishing trips into a slaughter. To do this, he would set up a large tower in lowsec Space, but not set a POS password, giving the impression that the tower was offline - not an uncommon sight in lowsec. Then bait carriers would be dropped on the tower at zero to give the impression that this was just another 2 carriers looking for a killmail. When the PL fleet arrived, the midpoint cyno would drop fleet, stranding the supercarriers in system, and the waiting dreads and hictors would counterdrop the trapped supercarriers. In addition, should the PL reinforcement fleet arrive sooner than expected, the tower would be immediately passworded, bringing its force field online and pushing away the PL fleet while shielding the friendly fleet under its protective bubble. No warp disruption bubbles in lowsec meant it would be impossible for the tower to be “rapecaged” with warp disruption fields (or “bubble wrapped” for a more politically correct term), and every cap in the tower would be home free to cyno out at will. It took little convincing for Bandwidthh to be brought on board, but once he was, all that was left was to wait for the right opportunity.

Perpetually broke pilot of Goonswarm. Will shill for isk.