How can you NOT notice?

Posted: May 17, 2012 in eve online, General, Ninja-ing, piracy, Wormhole
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As most of those reading ninja themed blogs should have realized by now is that most of us are noticing a sharp decline in the “shooty mission runner” type. A lot of speculation goes around the reason why too. But, sadly there is no sure fact to prove anything. The best we can do really is hope that it would simply pick up again…

Don’t let this decline in a more traditional method of extracting tears get your hopes down though. Many people have some clever ways of getting the entertainment they want out of EVE 😛  Bearing that in mind, I finally got around to getting my hands dirty with some corporation infiltration.

To be honest, it wasn’t that hard really. My method of finding a target I think was rather unique too 😛 So one day I’m bored as heck and decide to start scanning for a wormhole. The initial idea was to find some dude making a mistake, maybe not checking DSCAN and then getting relieved of whatever he is piloting as punishment 🙂

Turns out that the first wormhole I scan out is a Class 1… with 2 caps on dscan… Immediately I knew that these guys are here to stay 😀  Quickly I probe down all the sites in the hole and start the waiting game. Both the Thanatos and Chimera were just floating in the POS. It was not long though after I have finished probing the hole that some activity started to stir. They piloted the 2 caps and a Ferox and warped from the one anomaly to the other. I am in a cloaky Loki at the moment and after seeing the amount of drones they had there (refer to the pic) I decided I will wait it out and see what happens. Maybe I could just pop the salvager at the end and claim some easy profits 😛

But no, they guarded the Noctis that came to cleanup pretty well haha. During this time it struck me, I need to get into this corporation and kill these caps. Yes! That is what I must do. “/emote evil laugh muhaha”

I got an alt ready and made initial contact. Spun them some story about me being lonely miner needing friends and what not. They took a while to get me into the corporation but alas I got in. I was not asked for any API. Not once did I talk about the wormhole during recruitment though. Before I left the class 1 hole I got myself another alt inside the wormhole as a way to scan myself out. So this way I could get in and out without legitimately them even knowing that I know about the wormhole. I might have to add here that this is a highsec mining corporation and they are very hush-hush about the wormhole.

I have been in the corporation for 2 weeks, and after watching their activity times I took a change to go and peek in the wormhole to see what there is for me 🙂 They have logged out toons in the Capitals now so that is not my target. But an easy raid sounds good to me? I took my scanning-alt and scanned the new highsec, moved my main toon into the hole and watched. Once the hole was clear, I contracted over the bookmarks and made my first entrance into the wormhole:

Excuse the blanking out of the names, but so  many of them were not even renamed it shocking. Also, this screenie was actually taken during the heist and is missing some of the ships that we have already taken out. So anyways. I return home and decide that I will hit the coming weekend once they all have logged off. I also quickly browsed around the hangars and saw there are some nice items that I could grab there too! A quick estimate was say roughly 2/3 Bil worth of stuff. Not exactly a gold mine, but also not bad for my first time.

The week went by where I was not very active anyways when finally the Friday came! The planned time for this was like 12am local time. From the activity that I have seen, this is the time most of them have logged off. Essentially, the only guys I really want out-of-the-way are the ones that live in the wormhole. I had a few of the WCS guys ready too to help me out.

The plan was simple. Once they all logged out, I will enter the wormhole (which I scanned out earlier that day and got ready), warp to the POS and launch and bump the ships out of the shield. Then I will have someone in a POD that can fly the hull warp to me, board the ship and dock it up in empire. Easy. But there were a few complications. Firstly, the toon I am using is terrible in flying anything competent, so 90% of the ships had to be launched and bumped. What did I have to use for this? A MWD Fitted Omen :((( This had a major time factor to it. Secondly, the POS is hostile, so anything with a really long align time (or a pilot making  a mistake) could cost us getting blown up. Not that this really matters as it’s not our ships, but it would connect our names to this.

When the time finally came I proceeded as planned and launched the first Tengu. Once it was bumped out I flew to my alt, boarded the ship and warped to the best aligned celestial. Moments later a corpmate logs in!!! I did not have him on my watch list so I only realized this when I had already warped off with the tengu and was  MWD-ing back to the SMA. In vain I warp the Omen out and wait for the suspicion to rise in corp.

Like 5 minutes pass without a word being said in corp, and the corp mate logs off… Ok? I guess he didn’t notice? I hope. Everyone returned to their positions and we resumed. I bumped the 2nd tengu out and it gets transported safely. Upon launching the Broadsword, another corpmate logs in. This time I have him on my contacts list and noticed it immediately. I let go of everything and warp out as soon as possible. I was watching the POS with my main in the loki and saw that I had successfully warped off the Omen before he landed in the POS. PHEW.

Immediately he asks if the owner of the Broadsword had logged in. I play a little afk game and when I came “back”, claimed to know nothing.

[ 2012.05.11 20:57:09 ] [corpie] > for some reason [redacted]’s ship has been
abandoned in the middle of the WH.. but online members says hes not been on =/
[ 2012.05.11 20:57:16 ] [corpie] > odd
[ 2012.05.11 20:57:44 ] [me] > oh I was about to say i dont recall anyone looking
for you
[ 2012.05.11 20:58:50 ] [corpie] > just odd that its been left there is all, i
dunno anyone else who can fly it to have left it there either
[ 2012.05.11 21:00:19 ] [me] > hmm. i dont recall seeing a person by that name.
though I might have missed him
[ 2012.05.11 21:00:45 ] [corpie] > members list says hes not been on since last
week either
[ 2012.05.11 21:01:18 ] [me] > lol well then I dont know
[ 2012.05.11 21:01:43 ] [corpie] > niether do i 😛
[ 2012.05.11 21:02:02 ] [me] > hah
[ 2012.05.11 21:02:05 ] [corpie] > nvm 64 days training before i can put it back
in the hangar so nothing i can do about it
[ 2012.05.11 21:02:15 ] [corpie] > ill catch ya later

He logged shortly after that. I waited a good 20minutes just to make sure he doesn’t try to Ninja log in to try to catch me red handed. That didn’t happen.

From here it was pretty smooth sailing along the way. All the ships and items I wanted made it out of the wormhole, except what I thought was retreivers was in fact a mixture between covetors and retreivers. These ships mass’ was too much for the wormhole, so we decided to self destruct all of them 😀 Because I was able to fly them all out to a safe to get blown up this went rather fast.

The fireworks ended our evening and as we were all tired we called it a night. I moved the infiltration alt way back to the corporations home to try to minimize the suspicion.

The next day it was time to count up the totals. The heist netted me the following:

  • 4 Fitted Drake
    • One drake was T2 Ancillary Rigged with Dread Guiristas CPU mods and T2 Gang Assist modules
  • 7 Fitted Ferox
  • 5 Fitted Naga
  • 4 Fitted Buzzard
  • 2 Fitted Helios
    • 1 Sisters Expanded Probe Launcher
  • 2 Fitted Viator
  • 2 Iteron Mark III
  • 1 Manticore
  • 1 Broadsword
    • 2 x B-type Active Resist modules totaling about 150million
  • 2 Tengus
    • 1 T2 Resist rigged.
  • Random loot and salvage

All the ships were stripped and hauled to Jita to sell. In total the profits from the heist netted 4 Billion ISK.

Now, here comes the really strange and funny part… This happened a week ago. I am still in this corporation. No mails have been sent out regarding a ‘thief’. No tears. Nothing 😦 I have liberated 4 Billion ISK, and that did not get me ONE tear. Not even one. In fact, when I log in, I am invited to join the guys in missions etc. HUH.

The one player that actually lives in this wormhole has logged in multiple times, and never has he said anything remotely regarding the missing ships/mods. He didn’t even ask about the Broadsword…

Maybe I’ll come back for round two sooner that I thought.

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Comments
  1. Paul Tagg says:

    Wow……Just wow….*golf claps* encore!

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