Sometimes, you go to use your cloak and Microwarpdrive together and it goes terribly wrong. Drugs are bad, m'kay? Amusingly, had actually fit the fifth warp core stab, he would have gotten away. To my knowledge, the maximum scram from two faction scrams is six.(1)
This Tengu just made me laugh. I wonder if he realizes how many Tornados have to die to make that gank unprofitable? It's a miracle if he got any flying time out of it at all. Maybe he didn't. It was one jump out of Jita, after all.
But for KOTW, I'm gonna go with this:
This one was featured on TMC as their "Awful Loss Of the Day" the day before yesterday. Short version: an Amarr militia pilot apparently didn't realize that since the Faction Warfare changes a year or so ago, you can no longer dock at hostile low-sec faction stations. While the pilot was trying to figure this out, a humble Atron pilot named Justari went into full man mode and tackled the Rev and started begging for help. That took about ten minutes that the Amarr could have come in and driven off the tackle and apparently didn't. Result: dead four billion ISK Rev. Excellent tackle, Justari!
Number of dead super-caps last week: 7
That's somewhat more like it!
First up was this Nyx, lost in Tama to a PL gank squad. Word on this one has it that the pilot was playing around with a smart-bombing battleship in that system (Tama is a haven for smart-bombing battleships) when he got it ganked. He apparently decided to escalate. Suddenly Devoter, suddenly cyno. To the Nyx pilot's credit, he apparently almost had the hictor down but his extreme lack of tank on this... ummm... "fit" made this a ridiculously fast loss, so fast that some of the PL supers involved couldn't get on the mail. Here's the video, which is fun:
That same day, about 12 hours later, Nulli Legio lost a pair of supers, this Erebus and this Nyx, also in low-sec while travel fit. Where they were going, who knows, but they didn't get there. There was only one guy in system at the time, but that one guy had two alts both in hictors. So when he saw the cyno ship put up his cyno, he warped both hictors in and infini-pointed these two supers. Two other Nyxes got away. Meanwhile, he instructed his alliance mates to warp in in dreads. Since both supers were travel-fit, they died quickly. Excellent work from EVE player GeassCC, who made those kills happen! EVE News 24 has the story.
Next up, another pair, this time two CFC Nyxes, this Nyx from Fatal Ascension and this Nyx from Goonswarm, both lost during the 9R4-EJ fight on Thursday this week, and the first supers to fall to the CFC/TEST war that I'm aware of. TMC has a video on this one, which happened as part of a larger brawl. CFC sold these two supers pretty dearly, if the battle summary is to be believed!
Another Nyx died the next day, this one ratting fit from Red Alliance in Derelik low-sec. EN24 again has the story... this one is kind of entertaining! It's PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS again, which again means scanning down a super's log-out spot. But this time they came up with an amusing method to get the Nyx to log back in: they offered to buy the thing and asked to see the fit in chat. Nyx pilot logs in so he can post the fit, logs back out and so doesn't see the noob-ship land next to him and shoot him with a Civilian Gatling Railgun to keep him aggressed. The rest is just application of DPS.
Also Thursday was a second Erebus loss for Nulli Legio, again in Domain low-sec, this time to Shadow Cartel. And again, EN24 has the story. It's essentially not that different from the Nyx story, only this time the Erebus jumped into the cyno a few seconds before downtime. By that time, a ship was already in warp to the cyno and show Shadow Cartel just set up rolling shifts to keep a cloaked hictor at the log-off spot. After that, all that was required was patience.
Not a bad week, all things considered. Would still like to see more supers dying in Fountain, though!
(1) Deep space transports have a +2 warp core strength, so they can shrug off two points of warp disruption or scrambling. Four warp core stabs increases that by +4, to +6. You need +1 warp core strength to warp. Some warp scramblers, notably the Republic Fleet Warp Scrambler, have a -3 warp core strength. So two of them against this ship would have prevented him warping.