I decided that since I covered Burn Jita earlier in the week, I wasn't going to choose anything from that, even though it was really tempting to do so. If you're interested in the more interesting Burn Jita kills, here they are.
Likewise, while it's very tempting to go with something from Hulkageddon, I'm not going to do that, either. Maybe I'll do a wrap-up post on interesting Hulkageddon kills at the end of the month. More likely, I'll leave that territory to Helicity Boson to blog about. That said, I've gotta say that this particular Hulk is rather epic. Never occured to me to use A-type modules on a piece of tinfoil before. Bravo to you, sir.
And of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention this glorious piece of fail.
Usagi Tsukino of Rote has developed an image which I think describes this fit best:
But no, I'm not going with that for KOTW, either. Though it came in a close second.
No, for Kill of the Week, I think I'm going to go with this:
This is a Thanatos that died in the midst of Burn Jita that was almost overlooked. Why do I care about this badly-fit carrier? Because it died in Antiri, a 0.7 system. There are a goodly number of high-sec capital ships out there. I already mentioned a Nyx and an Archon that undocked from Jita 4-4 during Burn Jita. There are at least four ways a capital ship can be in high-sec:
- At one time, I understand that capital ships could be built in high sec.
- It could have been mistakenly reimbursed to a pilot's home system after a petitionable loss, if the pilot's home system was in high-sec.
- I'm also told that occasionally, wormhole space will glitch and will dump piloted capital ships into a random nearby k-space system that is even more occasionally in high-sec. And...
- I'm also told that if an unsubbed account is logged off in space for long enough, as part of database clean-ups, the pilots on that account will be returned to nearby stations in the ships that they're flying.
You might be tempted to ask "How much is a high-sec capital worth, if you have one?" The answer is: nothing. The GMs won't allow high-sec capital ships to be traded, bought, sold, or contracted. So unless you want to mine some veldspar or jump it out of high-sec, there isn't much else to do with a high-sec capital except show off or blow it up gloriously. But it seems from the KB comments that this pilot was looking to quit EVE on a high note. I'd say he succeeded. ;-)