The only interesting thing about the big kills this week is how boring they are.
Sure, there were lots of freighter ganks. Goons seemed to go out of their way to go after high-sec freighters this week, in fact, including this 43 billion ISK monster gank. Loot? Denied! All in all, I count eight super-expensive Goon freighter ganks this week. Negative Ten was also very busy in Rancer this week but again nothing particularly interesting jumped out at me. And surprisingly, not a single person sent me a funny kill story this week, which is very unusual.
This one is vaguely interesting:
It's a Nightmare that was apparently trying to slip out of Jita while under a RvB war-dec... bad decision. He apparently tried using four neutral logis and two XLASBs to ensure he'd make it to no avail. As of today, the pilot involved is out of his corp, out of his alliance, and it would not surprise me to learn he's out of EVE, too.
All in all, though, I think I'll go with this as KOTW:
That one's a Viator full of wormhole loot apparently trying to get to Jita. Viators used to be super-safe for this kind of thing, but an RSB'ed Sebo'ed Tornado has a fantastic lock time. A single Sebo and two RSBs is sufficient for about a one-second lock-time on a frigate. That's well under a second for this Viator, so even had the Viator pilot immediately cloaked after hitting warp, it still would have come down to whose Internet connection is faster. The Tornado won, locked the Viator, blap. No point needed, and just as easy to do in a 1.0 system as a 0.6 system. So if you're running billions to Jita in thin-skinned Transports thinking your cloak will keep you safe? Well, maybe after December 4, but until then not so much any more.
Still, kind of a slow week for interesting kills. And it didn't stop there...
Number of dead super-caps this week: 1
Another week, another defenseless super-cap ganked, this time an Avatar popped in low-sec by Ev0ke and friends. EVE News 24 has the story on this one but you can save your time. It's just a run-of-the-mill gank just outside POS shields. The Titan had a DD fitted but no good target to use it on, so the Titan didn't get a single kill. Hell, the most interesting thing about this kill is wondering why Pan Sternenbauer fits Dual Heavy Pulse Laser IIs and what I assume is a healthy number of Sebos on his Armageddon since he can lock a pod faster than two Broadswords, two Devoters, and a Falcon. Sounds vaguely heretical to me. Congrats to Ev0ke on the quick response, though!
Another Avatar died about four hours ago as I type this. It'll appear in next week's KOTW tracking.