OK, first things first: I'm not going to be covering the Pandemic Legion super-carrier losses this time. The time-frame for the KOTW is from Monday at 0000 EVE time (or 0001, if you prefer) through 2359 EVE time on Sunday. Those Pandemic Legion supers died about an hour late to make the cut for this week. So you can look for them to be officially logged next week. That said, I will probably have a separate post about them in the next day or two because I think they illustrate an interesting bit of drama.
So let's get that bit out of the way first:
Number of dead super-caps last week: 0
Yep, from 0000 EVE time Monday 1 July through 2359 Sunday 7 July, no super-caps were killed in EVE. As a matter of fact, only three ships worth ten billion ISK or more of any type were killed during that seven days, and two of those kills were in Jita, this PLEX-laden Ibis and this Tengu pilot's pathetic attempt to get several billion ISK worth of implants away from or into the 4-4 station. But the funniest expensive KM of the week was Bhaalgorn. The pilot claims he didn't die due to smartbomb stupidity and also claims he wasn't involved in RMT. No, he claims he was just caught moving through the pipe by a very patient enemy in an enemy FW corp, then panicked and shot at the tackler's neutral Osprey repper. Not sure I believe it, but there you have it.
Fight of the week was obviously Z9PP-H, lost by CCP. I've covered that one already.
Honorable mention for KOTW starts with this Moros. It'll be one of the things I talk about in the Pandemic Legion article in a day or two. Needless to say, that's not how you properly fit a Moros for any number of reasons. Some of the most basic ones are covered in this TMC article about the kill, but there's a lot more going on than just that. For example, a smart Moros pilot will keep spare mods and cap boosters in cargo to cover various contingencies. It's just a dumb loss for a lot of reasons.
I also got a kick out of this Rorqual loss. It makes another nice honorable mention.
But no, for kill of the week this week, I want to recognize someone for being bad-ass. So the winner is:
Check out the total damage taken by that ship. I might quibble a bit here and there about the fit. But if you're going to lose billions of ISK in this game, that's how you go about it, having a good time. It looks very much like the Goon fleet was only able to take this Kronos down when its pilot ran out of cap booster charges. The other thing I'm sad about is the lack of corresponding Goon kill-mails, but most of those ships are supreme kiting ships so it's understandable. Hail, Darknesss! I salute you! Oh, and congrats to Goonswarm too, I guess. ;-) Any of you out there that keep saying Goons are bad at this game may have another dice roll to attempt to reevaluate that belief.
So, lots of interesting kills this week even if no supers died. But in other news, no supers died this past week, including in the Fountain war. And no supers have died this week so far in that war, either. Or at all, so far. As a side note, Mord Fiddle has some interesting things to say about that. I'm not sure I agree with them, but they're interesting!