Honor Among Thieves: ADHC Thief Nets 15 Billion

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No respect for other people's pixels.Shame on you.
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I saw a Machariel in that shipsplosion picture, why did noone think to take that first?!
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Indeed you did. That was owned by the one member in the corp who I had too much respect for to steal from.
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TBH if you're tempted by that amount in wh space you're doing it wrong.
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It was more the fact that I was going to be kicked out soon, so before I left I wanted to take something. Note I only have 4.5M SP
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It‘s not really a matter of granular POS rights, but of trust between players. I used to be in a CEO position in a Wormhole corporation, and I managed POS roles. You should have several SMA with different security levels. New players without much trust and personal bonds get the low security SMA for their ships. The more trust, the better your parking lot. Capitals get their own SMA. At least for small to mid scale corps this system works just fine. Of course it doesn‘t work if you as a CEO / director are lazy or just plain dumb.
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These guys were very smart guys. They had some hangars for higher ranked members at other POS's which I couldn't access. However I think some people just couldn't be bothered to move all their ships from one SMA to another after being allowed access to the higher security ones.As for capitals they had so many of them in hangars I THINK the hangars got full. That or they used the capitals nearly everyday for sites so it's easier to just jump into them.
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15b is newsworthy? I took 34b off temnava foreign legion one night and didn't think twice about it.
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"You did? Good, now have a bicky and be quiet please." Dylan Moran
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It's less about the ISK and more about trusting complete randoms found in local.
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Responding to every comment f5 style and asking to be published yourself.. never heard of discretion is a thief's best friend. Here is another wipe, don't bloody your epeen today.
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What are you doing in a C5 with <5m SP, a dedicated picket, town clown?
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Never asked to be published. Asked if Twyn was interested in hearing a story, as I read his ALOD's
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Wait what Oscar B? Uh but really I was mainly used for moving junk, a lot of scanning and using an Ashimmu in sites, web+dreads+carriers
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Is that really a Jump Bridge in that DScan in a WH? Like really. These guys are PRO.
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Still it sounds like gross management mistakes to me. Corp Management has to make sure that POS don't get littered with stuff, that a reasonable amount of ships is available, and not a total overkill etc. T3 cruisers and Capitals floating in the force field, this is wrong on so many levels.
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Have you ever heard of the tale "The PRONS that stole christmas" It's a thrilling tale maybe you would like to hear about it some time?
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Was going to mention that.. ! Wtf is THAT doing there ?
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ADHC sucks balls. A few exceptions, but really their kitchen sink fleets are the laughing stock of wh space.
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So he stole 15b from his corp because, "he realised the way they functioned wasn't for him". Charming...
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HAHAHAHA that is the type of shit that makes ee fun
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you there - may you live forever
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LOL well somebody's on an ego trip. >.>15 bill can be made back in a couple of hrs of blitzing escalations.Seeing as how you don't have the patience or intelligence to make it anywhere good in the game I can't judge on whether or not the 15 bill was worth it.
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Why would you kick an already dying horse?
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Who needs improved POS roles when you have faint red lines in space highlighting your route? CCP has priorities, damn it!
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And of course, WH have jump bridges.
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Oscar good luck finding a corp in the future, nobody is going to take you in. Taking 15bil and splitting it up between 5 dudes is a miserable heist.
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Or the story is fake.
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This is eve, well played to Oscar, enjoy it :)
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Honor among thieves is rare, but telling.
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ADHC = lemmings.Yes, having a lot of folks in the WH makes ops and PvP safer, but the rewards suck ... smaller slice of the pie.And when ( and I do, mean when ) your POS gets nuked, the ship pinata rewards the hell out of the besiegers.
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So, you abused the trust placed in you, and the terrible POS management functions that not enough people use according to CCP. Um grats?
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Is anybody not getting a laugh about the irony in all this? He breaks the trust of a corp he's flown with, and yet puts his trust in 5 random people. And then in other comments says he couldn't steal a Machariel because it belonged to one person who he "had too much respect for". Like that person is gonna respect him after ripping off his corp because he didn't steal his Machariel. While I do enjoy great heist stories, this one is really just good comedy
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3bil each? Pathetic, I've stolen as much from corps without even blowing the thief...pluswon for lolbowling and ragemails however.
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That was rather badly explained on my behalf. I was being put up for 'member vote' get enough votes and I stay, not enough and I leave. I had overhead on comms and realised it was likely that I wasn't going to stay, so I thought I might as well take somethinh
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The jump bridge was heisted from nullsec a few weeks ago and left as a trophy.
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Like I said, I loved the story!
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Oscar already took everything though. We don't PVE (or PVP amiright) so there is nothing for an invasion to take. He even stole all the fittings. Sad face.
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We do have a jump bridge. We took it from null sec somewhere with the obvious intention to jump directly to other null sec systems. We have not figured out how to make it work yet though.
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Sounds like you didn't scan enough. Punk ass.
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Maybe you should figure out how to set up and use a fleet doctrine effectively first before playing around with stuff in null. go carebear and keep at your signature ECM-ganks fools
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Join goonswarm, get to read about this stuff on a daily basis in a subforum devoted to stories like this.
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Uh it's like a signing bonus, duh.
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What honor? What am I missing.
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that was a pretty cool read. and regardless of the 3 bil payout for each of the 5 dudes, thats some pretty nice scratch at 4m sp. thats about 6000 rifters :)
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You can bet he will be red flagged and barred from any sort of recruitment in any well known WH alliance.
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Hey Oscar, don't count on getting a chance in any decent WH alliance from now on.
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All the bitches complaining about the amount of ISK involved need to HTFU and accept the article as a great piece of storytelling with nice screenshots and editing. That's entertaining, and I come here for entertainment.
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I can just see his next story being about how he stole cap skills and a carrier .
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place like 3 + t3's in orca hangerplace lots ships in carrier. howd you get so little.
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Well, CCP told that it took almost no time, it's like all the data was already there... Or maybe it's gonna be semi-random s*** if you look closer.While we are at it, I believe that CCP could use more gradual approach to patching. Their idea that every change about a single in-game facet must be done in one go, never to go back again 'till the next cycle sounds pretty bad to me. Of cource I understand that this could affect market and other aspects of EVE which tend to have significant inertia associated with them, but some things can very well be done gradually.
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it seems every one says you can make 15 mill but you dont know how good it feels to still someones stuff and make good isk from them lets say 3 person 6 bil each that is good isk and you made your chrarcter huppy for what he does and the thrill us awesome made differenty way and learn more about stolen stuff and the people hatred
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just keep it up man every one hates you becuase yu stole from them or they have been had dome one so they talk shit about how you can make 16 or 6 bill yourself and tell you that your character is doomed it is so easy to make new account and ai just to still and make billions of isk once again my first corp theft was 6 billion solo so i am hunting new corp to give me pos rule with new alt so this one will still trillion :)

Twyn Sets the Scene

I recently received a rather cryptic EVE Mail from someone I had never met regarding the theft of some ships from a wormhole.

Subject: Wormhole Heist story?
From: Oscar Athonille
Sent: 2013.02.16 20:54
To: Twyndyllng,

Just pulled off a heist with some mates in a WH

9 loki 5 prot 5 tengu 4 legion ~15 Bil

Oscar Athonille > oops
Oscar Athonille > my buttons slipped
m oebius > fuck you
Oscar Athonille > i accidentally a ship

It's an intersting [sic] story if you'd like to hear and maybe write about. Got a lot of screenies as well.

Now, my first thought was "I've seen WH battle reports worth more than this heist," but I'm a sucker for a good story, so I replied, and eventually struck up a conversation with the thief himself. A few minutes later, and after clearing it with the editorial staff here at TMC, it was decided. Here is the story of an Adhocracy Incorporated (ADHC) heist, told by the thief himself.

Oscar Tells His Story

(Editor's note: The following story, written by the thief, has been edited for grammar, spelling, and readability.)

My name's Oscar Athonille, and I just stole 15 billion worth of loot from my corp. It’s not as grand a scale as a Titan heist or a bank fraud, but for a five-man team of people I had never met before, it went to plan.

Three days ago, I was having trouble with my corporation, which I had no intention to steal from when I first joined. After realising that the way they functioned wasn’t right for me, I knew I was going to leave. But with all these SMAs left out in the open and I can take the shit, why not leave in style?

At first, I took 800 million worth of modules. They actually escorted me through the fucking WH chains to high-sec so I could sell all of their shit. Whilst out in high-sec selling that loot, I see a bunch of pirates trash talking in Local chat and killing Brave Newbies Inc. Knowing that I wasn’t going to be in my corp for much longer, I wanted to arrange to join another corp ASAP. I convoed a director/faux CEO, whom we’ll call "Zg". Zg did the usual interview shit until I asked him if he could fly an Archon.


A scan of the wormhole's contents (from: http://i.imgur.com/OZnalYC.png).

My corporation had five different POSes, each with capital ships surrounding them. Of course we wanted to go for the big ships, but after discussing the logistics of such a thing, we realized that the warp scramblers would keep us pinned and pop us. Someone even thought of getting PL in on this. However, the more people we had, the more attention we would bring and the smaller the cuts we would get would be, so we kept it quiet, just five people.

In the past week or so, I had been staying up around daytime to see when people were online and what would be the best time to start the heist. It appeared that an hour before downtime was the best time to start. After planning for roughly two hours, we decided we would go into the system in cloaked ships and I would bump out all the T3s. As I am a new player, I couldn’t actually get into many of the ships, so I fit a bumping Stabber to ram the ships at 10 km/s, pushing them outside the shields. The time was arranged and the people were informed. Keep in mind, I didn’t know these people and they didn’t know me either. It was completely based off of trust.

It was time to go. I sat inside the POS, watching my corp chat: 7 people online, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2… Excellent. It's just me and another guy. I called in the fleet and they sat at different planets waiting for me to bump the ships out. It was almost like a menu on TS:

“What ship would you like?”

“I’ll take a Loki.”

“Coming right up.”

Since I was in a WH corp and we had shared hangars, the members appended a call sign to their ship names. So I told my fleet mates some call signs to rename their ships to so as to reduce suspicion. This worked for the most part, and the only other member online hadn’t noticed that there were ships on D-scan going out of the system.

At first, it took me awhile to bump ships out, but after a while I got the hang of it. The ships started spewing out. I’d bump a ship out, and they’d fleet warp to me and grab it, then rinse and repeat. All the while, I have Mumble open, speaking to the only player online, talking about random gibberish and what not. It was all going according to plan … until the only corp member online saw a pod on D-scan. He tried to combat probe down a fucking pod, and at one point he got 87% on the damned thing. He asked me to sit at a planet and wait. I was keying up on both TeamSpeak and Mumble at the same time, so my fleet mates knew what was happening

“Oh he’s at planet XI”

This lasted about 10 minutes until my corpmate gave up and one of the heist members picked up a Loki I had bumped out. Then downtime hit. We didn’t know if anyone was going to be online after downtime. We had already taken about 5 billion worth of ships, so we were pretty happy. But greed is greed, and we wanted much, much more.

In the space of 10 minutes, I started bumping ships out faster than my partners could get in them, then I realised I hadn’t checked fucking corp chat for ages. Nine people online. I hadn’t even realised. I went on comms and asked around, as well as using WHAPP, a wormhole mapping tool that lets you see where most corpmates are. In WHAPP, some can disable the tracking option, which completely slipped my mind. So for the past half hour, there had been corp members online in a POS not five AUs away.

It was getting too risky, so we decided to grab one more ship for each member and then bail. I started bumping them out: Loki, Loki, Tengu, and Proteus. This was when I fucked up. A corp mate warped to the POS, and he saw me mid-fucking bump with all these ships outside the shields and randoms jumping into them.

“Loki O'Grady > wtf?”

The cover was blown. They got in their last ships and fucking legged it. I stayed behind in the POS. Ping! Ping! Ping! The corp forums, Mumble and WHAPP were lighting up in red: “OSCAR IS SELF DESTRUCTING SHIPS AT POS #!” I wasn’t, but I guess stealing them is worse. As a final ‘fuck you’, I eject every single ship out of the SMAs.


Ships, ships, ship everywhere, ejected from the SMA (source: http://i.imgur.com/j5ZQbC0.jpg).

The SMAs giving birth to hundreds of ships is a beautiful sight. The corp is going fucking mental. People are trying to put the ships back in while I just keep bowling into them, sending them outside the POS. The rage in Mumble is hilarious:

Oscar Athonille > oops
Oscar Athonille > my buttons slipped
m oebius > fuck you
Oscar Athonille > i accidentally a ship
Oscar Athonille > i hadnt gone bowling for ages guys sry

It was as big a success as it could’ve been. We got the 15 billion worth of ships and bailed out of the system while they scrambled to clean the mess up. I join my corp's fleet and interject before I get kicked:

Phrobro Phalkenberg > 9 loki 5 prot 5 tengu 4 legion (I also took a fleet tempest and a normal tempest) ~15 Bil
Oscar Athonille > http://i.imgur.com/VFmN8Ay.jpg?1
Blue VanMeer > fffft
Blue VanMeer > this is why we need granular POS roles

After a job well done, we go back to high-sec and start selling the loot. There's one T3 for everyone and two billion ISK on the side. Also, as a little extra, I logged back in to see this in my inbox:


Tears, lovely tears (source: Oscar).

Twyn Comments

That ends Oscar's account. Needless to say, Oscar did much of the work, so I figured I would do what he could not and get a statement from Adhocracy. After chatting with some of the line members, the general consensus was that the cost of the theft was indeed worth less than a fight they had been in earlier that very day. Their official statement was:

[23:20:43] NilZad Berkina > TBH its no biggie... Shit happens. Its why Wh space are pushing for more granular security in POS if CCP ever gets its thumb out of its collective arse

This was something both sides of the story agreed on, actually. You heard them, CCP. Even corp thieves think POS roles need a fix.

Note: Masterful MS Paint censorship added by Twyn; all images credited to Oscar.

Pirate, frigate enthusiast, wanderer, and general scallywag. In-game name is Twyndyllng, strike up a conversation anytime, but be warned, I tend to shoot first and then ask a ton of questions later.