I don't usually feature dumb people for the Kill of the Week, but sometimes you have to recognize a special breed of dumb. I present you the best possible ship to use to bash a tower:
I knew wormhole guys were rich. But damn. That fifth Caldari Ballistic Control System was adding 15 DPS to this fit assuming perfect skills. Story on this one is pretty straight-forward. Scout spots small fleet of BCs and BSs shooting at an off-line tower. Fine, we've all done it from time to time. But this guy apparently warped his five ECM Raven Navy Issue to the tower, started shooting, then wandered off to have a cigarette. When he returned to the computer, he was in Jita. Here's his pod.
I invite you to count the mistakes. If you can't get to at least eight, you're not trying hard enough. ;-) Thanks to a reader in Surely You're Joking for pointing me at this one! I've said it lots of times on this blog: the right tool for the right job. Yeah, this RNI does 1500 DPS or so. But a total glass cannon Oracle does 1200 DPS at 10% of the price and it doesn't burn through ammunition...
Honorable mention, you say? Sure. I'm a big fan of this Bestower, and this Bestower. Yes, they're separate kills. Yes, I know I get yelled at when I mention haulers, but these are special. These two characters were created within 20 minutes of each other. Then they died in these ships within 20 minutes of each other in the same system, to the same pilot. I'd say RMT money laundering is alive and well in EVE Online, wouldn't you?
Number of dead super-caps last week: 2
First super kill of the week gives this week's post its name: this Wyvern. It's a pretty straight-forward ratting Wyvern caught and killed by Verge of Collapse. It doesn't seem to have made the EVE news websites. But I doubt the story was much more complicated than "Oh, it's just one neut in local and the intel channels are clear. What can he do about me-- oh shit, where did all these people come from?!" What's funny about the kill isn't how it happened. It's what was in this Wyvern's cargo hold. Was there any item in EVE this Wyvern wasn't carrying? I have this picture of a Beverly Hillbillies Wyvern pick-up truck with all this dude's worldly possessions making a big pile in the back with his grandma perched in a rocking chair on top.
And yesterday, there was this TEST Alliance ratting Nyx killed by Shadow Cartel. Killed in Auner... in low-sec... in his very first day in TEST Alliance. That's five Nyx jumps from TEST's ratting space. Apparently, he decided a good way to celebrate his very first day in TEST Alliance was to run Level 5 missions in low-sec. I swear I am not making this up. This appears to be the real story of how this Nyx died. TEST has recruited quite a good pilot here, don't you agree? We can even make a pretty accurate prediction of what he's training: Advanced Drone Interfacing V. Four drone control units? Scrub.
This isn't technically a super, but I also enjoyed this Vherokior Probe kill for a variety of reasons. Drone regions completely safe, amirite? It was almost a super-cap kill of the week... Maybe the pilot will finish fitting out that titan he's working on and then I'll be able to write about him again.