What's generally needed around a dangerous poisonous snake is a conveniently placed mongoose. So it was with this Rattlesnake:
Now that's the sort of solo-kill you dream about: taking down a pimp fit faction battleship with a T1 cruiser. Excellent work, Jebediah Beane! How did it happen? I'd be willing to bet it was some variation on someone going suspect when they didn't intend to. For instance, there's a new trick by which people who want PvP with drone-using mission-runners aggress the mobile tractor units those mission-runners have deployed. Attacking the MTU makes you suspect, drones set to aggressive come over and attack you, and suddenly you are in a limited engagement with a mission-runner who probably isn't fit for the engagement.
Is that what happened here? Don't know. But it was likely something like that if not that. Again, excellent kill however it happened!
Honorable mentions? Here's a related one: this Golem makes two weeks in a row with idiotic unbuffered overly pimped Golems dying gloriously and probably quite easily to an insultingly small number of Tornados. Bastion modules work best if you have shields for them to add resistance to, guys.
Always check your corp or alliance war-decs before you undock. It's not that hard.
This just made me laugh, a kill my buddy Rixx Javix was involved in, the ultimate Merlin. Check out the damage taken. I might have to build one of these just for grins.
This Myrmidon loss was sent to me by the victim who thought I would find it amusing. I sure did! Ninja Unicorns have been playing around near my home region of Syndicate lately and we're also finding they believe there's no kill like massive overkill...
That's all I could find for this past week, though. Pretty quiet on the amusing kills front...
Number of dead super-caps last week: 2
Already eight supers dead this week (which started yesterday, the 6th), but for last week there were only two. They started with this InitiativeDOT Nyx in the Scalding Pass war zone, killed by N3-friendly FraternityDOT and Pandemic Legion (including CSM member Sala Cameron (using an alt)). EN24 has the story on this one, but it's a straight-forward case of baiting a too-aggressive super pilot with a tasty-looking likely ratting carrier. Once the hook was swallowed, cynos went up and the Nyx was found only 30km away. There's a vid on the EN24 story, too, if you want it.
Then on Sunday morning, this Aeon went down in The Forge low-sec. This one is also straight-forward: the owner listed the ship for sale on the EVE-O forums, and got a bid that he accepted from EVE player Terrortorix. And through some wildly incompetent process, the owner/seller allowed Terrortorix to show up at his Aeon's location in a Phobos instead of a pod! From there, I imagine it was a pretty straight line to a big pile of loot.
That's all for this week though like I said, already eight for the current week, three Monday, one yesterday, four today. I'll cover them next week.