Let's see if we can catalog all the mental errors involved in this loss mail. Because there's several of them.
We'll start with this thread on the EVE Online forums. Homo Enigmaticus, the pilot involved in this loss mail, was advertised there as a near-perfect Titan pilot. Gallente Titan V, Doomsday Operation V, JDC V, Capital Hybrid Turret V, and lots of very nice Leadership skills, including Fleet Command IV. 80 million SP all told, and if the buyer over-paid a bit at 35 billion, it's a dumb but forgivable error. There aren't a lot of near-perfect Titan pilots for sale, after all, and it's a purchase you only have to make once. But then the buyer, Anoxim Acore, makes the dumb and unforgivable error of buying the character with his main.
Guys, when you buy a super-cap pilot, use an alt. You're not required to advertise to your enemies exactly who your Titan pilots are before he even sits down in the thing. Needless to say, any serious potential enemy FC of LAWN likely logged this transaction right away and added the pilot to their watch lists.
Amusingly enough, Hellakhanasos in that same thread predicts the future (edited for clarity):
Don't sell to CFC scrub, dishonour will come to the character & character's family and it will be used by a noob =(Good call.
Next up, it seems clear from what I've heard from a couple of old LAWN friends that this guy was on public comms declaring his intent to jump his Titan into supposedly friendly space. Next pro-tip: if you're not part of a fleet, nobody needs to know you're moving your super-cap but you. If you can afford a Titan, you can afford a cyno alt to scout out the system and there's no need to tell everyone what you're planning. It's now also pretty clear that LAWN's comms were compromised and the moment this pilot declared his intent to jump his Titan, NCdot started putting together a tackle op.
Had this guy scouted the system in question himself, he might have noticed that the system was badly compromised. Apparently, he didn't bother. It's OK, it's not like he had any warning, like another friendly Titan dying in supposedly friendly territor-- owait.
So, why was it so important to jump into this compromised system? themittani.com's coverage of the incident says:
He actually jumped into the system deliberately to bridge 13 bros in subcaps out. It was not a misclick.Gods, I hope that's a troll.
If you're curious which news site has the better coverage of this incident, that would be EVE News 24, which has not only the art and the key details, it has a video of the kill. It also has a bit of Local chat porn:
[00:26:06] anoxim_acore> IM TAACKLEDEveryone, warp to anoxim... owait.
[00:26:09] anoxim_acore> IN QPO
[00:26:13] anoxim_acore> NEED HELP
[00:26:32] Venetian Tar> ping the dudes with stars
[00:26:33] anoxim_acore> please
[00:26:36] anoxim_acore> HELP
[00:27:53] anoxim_acore> HELP
[00:27:57] anoxim_acore> IM TACKLED
[00:28:16] anoxim_acore> IM IN QPO
Congrats on the very nice kills, NCdot! I'm very jealous.