Even with a full set of snakes a disposable cyno frigate goes 0m/s.Yup! When Rote Kapelle is out roaming, I always ask people to point the pods we catch, but don't kill them right away. Reason: it's amusing to occasionally get on the KM for this sort of super-expensive pod.
This honorable mention made me smile, a Prowler full of 18 billion ISK in juicy loot. It's a nifty example of knowing your target and gambling. The pilot is a known member of one of the incursion communities and is apparently a bit of a braggart about his wealth. You can't cargo scan blockade runners any more, though. But when someone saw him flying around in a cloaky hauler, that someone apparently decided it was worth a gamble. I'd say it paid off! Alts are your friends.
You'd think the word about the Sagain undock and die station would have gotten around and how unhealthy it is for jump freighters like this Nomad. You'd be wrong.
And just to make all the honorable mentions ganks, there's this Machariel that just made me literally laugh out loud. What goes through one's head when you see that little Catalyst swarm?
Number of dead super-caps last week: 12
Before you ask, no. It wasn't a record for the number of dead supers. It had a shot, but the record for number of dead supers in a single week since I started tracking this is 14, which happened once last October and once this past January. Still, in terms of actual ISK lost, this week is a record for that with about 800 billion ISK in PL super-capital ships alone being destroyed this week, and almost one trillion ISK total! So congrats to everyone involved there.
As I already covered, first to die were those ten Pandemic Legion super-carriers, headlined by this 300 billion ISK Revenant. My prior blog post has pointers to the various news stories and a condensed version of the tale. To his credit, the Rev pilot in question had a really good sense of humor about it all. On the CSM Crowdsourcing thread, he had this suggestion:
Suggestion: Increase the frequency of Revenant BPC drops.Hee! We'll ask CCP to get right on that. ;-) Needless to say, the Revenant itself is the KOTW. Another big congrats to Black Legion and friends!
So that was ten: the Revenant, two Aeons, and seven Nyxes.
The next day, this Hel went down in Caldari low-sec to a mixed group anchored around Shadow Cartel dreads. Story on this one seems straight-forward. This was a super returning to the game after a long absence. The pilot involved jumped it into this system (presumably heading north) but couldn't get the Hel off the jump-in cyno before potential tacklers started landing and instead logged the Hel off there. Big mistake, and could have been prevented with a 10-second cyno. Needless to say, a hictor was waiting for the Hel to log back in... which he eventually did.
Last to die was this ratting Nyx, absolutely murder-death-killed by SOLAR FLEET and friends. Again straight-forward: Nyx in anom, caught and bubbled in the anom, and every sub-cap in the world shows up. There's video, but it's pretty bad except in a "fireworks show" sense.
Still no war-time super losses! Son, I am disappoint.