I was away for five months, and didn’t post here during that time. This blog was made for talking about highsec piracy, and I wasn’t in highsec anymore, so I felt weird about blogging. I still feel a bit weird about it, so I won’t give a detailed history of my nullsec holiday but heres some thoughts:
The big fights were fun. I flew tackle in jaguars 90% of the time, so I got to be active and wasn’t an F1 monkey much.
The random fights that pop up with neutrals entering your space can be fun and chaotic, but its usually more of a wild goose chase than a good fight.
We got blueballed A LOT. For each big fight I attended, there were probably around 4 fleets where nothing actually happened. Even when a big fight did happen, the setup time where I’d be waiting in fleet was massive.
I learnt how blackops fleets operate, and got to ask lots of questions. I still have a lot to learn about hunting, but I have gotten a good start. I plan to keep doing blops fleets and (even running some) with my highsec buddies.
Being in AUTZ in a big coalition isn’t that fun. All of the big fights happen in other timezones, so you miss out on most of the action (Unless you have an unhealthy sleep schedule)
One day you realize that you start viewing keepstars, titans and massive faction ships as everyday occurrences and that you probably won’t ever again have the childlike fascination you once had with them
The main reason I moved back to highsec is so I can focus more on my studies (Which I only just started again) and less on discord pings. I already have had some time to play around with highsec piracy again, with mixed results.
In other news Pix Severus, who was a major inspiration to my playstyle is playing again after a break. I managed to introduce myself and we’re actually friends now (And hes probably reading this). The MTU hunting community also seems to have some new faces. I’m beginning to learn some new ideas for ruining peoples days, so expect more posts coming soon.
After waking up and logging onto my computer this day, I was greeted with a reply to my support ticket from CCP. They had finally taken action upon Vlad’s account.
Then, I logged in to EVE to see this mail.
Vladamir had created a new account and character, and mailed me using that. I didn’t respond to his evemail, but I did send it to CCP support, so they could deal with his new account.
I was left with some questions though. What was the severity of his ban? What was the corporation he joined? Were they decent people?
To get these questions answered, I got in contact with the CEO of the corporation he joined. His username is “X Sanguine”, and he was actually a really nice guy. We began by sharing the evemails we had both received.
To wrap things up, here is Sanguine recalling the story of Vlad joining his corp.
X Sanguine > we merged on a bet X Sanguine > want a story? Le’ Shak > YES PLEASE X Sanguine > so i came back to eve to find my corp dying slowly no one on line for days X Sanguine > i wanted to chat X Sanguine > i talk alot X Sanguine > so i made this corp to fill a chatbox with fun and entertaining pilots X Sanguine > i had zero members X Sanguine > i met vlad X Sanguine > i saw he had an 8 member corp and i ask him to close it and join me X Sanguine > he said no X Sanguine > i made him a bet i could match his member base X Sanguine > in a few days X Sanguine > he said if i could then he would merge with me X Sanguine > nonstop all week nothing but recruiting and ded sites X Sanguine > so i matched his 8 and then some more X Sanguine > i said ok cool lets merge X Sanguine > he said no X Sanguine > i was kinda mad X Sanguine > so i told him that we made a deal and he should honor it X Sanguine > he told me he doesnt really have 8 members X Sanguine > after we cleared the alts and inactives it was a 2 member corp X Sanguine > and he still expected to be a director X Sanguine > so i dont have any isk or assets in the corp possesions X Sanguine > so i figured what the hell, what is the worst he could do X Sanguine > on his first full day as a director this all happened X Sanguine > your wardec i think pushed him to me really X Sanguine > so that is the story of vlad Le’ Shak > Its just coincidence that it fell on his first day as director, I had been dealing with him for a few days already Le’ Shak > Thanks for the story, that is amazing X Sanguine > i figured if you blog you might like it Le’ Shak > Really ties it all together nicely
With the destruction of Vlad’s Raitaru (Which X Sanguine ninja salvaged from us), this story has met its conclusion. (Unless Vlad has 200IQ and deceived us all into thinking he is permabanned when its only a tempban)
After spotting Vlad in local, I noticed that he had joined a new corporation. My immediate conclusion was that he made a new corporation and ditched his old one to get out of the wardec, leaving his Raitaru behind.
I decided to say hi to him, and to actually reveal what I had been up to. It would have been rather gratifying to tell him that I had also reported him, but I decided to leave that topic alone.
Rami Taredi > Good thing you made a new corp, pirates could be a problem otherwise Vladamir Valtouri > it’s actually not my corp lol Rami Taredi > Oh, really? Vladamir Valtouri > yep Vladamir Valtouri > my corpmates and i merged Rami Taredi > 6 days old regardless, pretty new Rami Taredi > Oh, nice Vladamir Valtouri > indeed Rami Taredi > Why are there still people in the old corp then? Rami Taredi > or are you forming an alliance? Vladamir Valtouri > he’s the last corp member to leave. won’t be back until friday as he’s on vacation Rami Taredi > You’re not sounding so mean today Vladamir Valtouri > how have i been mean in the past? lol Rami Taredi > “i trust you but cant be too sure so i’ll be starting to pull your stuff at some point” Vladamir Valtouri > well thats not being mean thats just being honest Rami Taredi > You don’t seem to be a very honest individual
I then proceeded to call him out on his bullshit.
Vladamir Valtouri > how so? Rami Taredi > “but to lower clients, simply usuing mind games will do the trick.” Rami Taredi > You admitted you are a liar yourself Vladamir Valtouri > stretching the truth Rami Taredi > I’m stretching the truth? Rami Taredi > Or you are? Vladamir Valtouri > buuut i can see your perspective. i suppose when it boils down to it i am a liar when doing those things. and yes i stretch the truth Rami Taredi > So why should I believe anything you’ve told me so far? Vladamir Valtouri > i can also be very honest though Vladamir Valtouri > because so far i havn’t lied to you Rami Taredi > Well, you have already lost your war it looks like Vladamir Valtouri > i’d have lost from the start lol Rami Taredi > Every single person you have talked to from that corporation is me Vladamir Valtouri > i knew 🙂 Rami Taredi > Nope, you didn’t Vladamir Valtouri > i pulled your ip mate Vladamir Valtouri > there addresses came from the same pc Vladamir Valtouri > or at least same network Rami Taredi > How many do you reckon are me? Vladamir Valtouri > not sure on that one Rami Taredi > The thing is, your entire explanation on how eve servers work was incorrect Rami Taredi > I immediately consulted with people who actually know what they are talking about and they laughed at what you said Rami Taredi > You have nothing. Rami Taredi > Additionally, like I said the first time I met you, you underestimate how petty I am Vladamir Valtouri > if you say so Rami Taredi > So because you have nothing to threaten me with whatsoever Rami Taredi > and you have somewhat annoyed me Rami Taredi > I’ll remove any structures you or your buds place around this area Rami Taredi > Plus we’ll continue to gank you and your members, keep sending them evemails on how you pulled them into this mess, and see how it goes from there Rami Taredi > Theres only so many times you can explain to people that you did nothing wrong Rami Taredi > When you know in your head that you got yourself into this mess Vladamir Valtouri > hmm, fine. so be it then. Vladamir Valtouri > congrats, you’ve got me. proud? Rami Taredi > No, not yet
This went on for a while longer, but it didn’t really go anywhere. It definitely felt cathartic though.
The day of the second timer had come. We fielded four Leshaks vs Vlad sitting in his Raitaru, shooting missiles at us. Of course, the missiles didn’t do much, and it wasn’t long before Vlad started talking again.
Le’ Shak > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXqszbQVdaw Vladamir Valtouri > yes? Le’ Shak > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPEgRHuY3Fk Vladamir Valtouri > oh thank you for giving me the opportunity to shoot the guns on this thing 😀 Le’ Shak > Kill: Sabrina Keil (Retriever) Vladamir Valtouri > a simple ship that can be reimbursed Vladamir Valtouri > also, i want to say thank you to you and your corpmates for attacking on time. i’ve gone ahead and gathered all the stuff i need. Vladamir Valtouri > i hope you guys are ready 🙂 Le’ Shak > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SISjSXsb1xU Vladamir Valtouri > by the way, go ahead and tell your buddy Rami that i’ve gone ahead and pulled his account info and pc info Vladamir Valtouri > or do you guys speak russian? Vladamir Valtouri > eh whatever it wont matter. toodles mate 🙂
Just like the previous day, he had a chat with Rami at the same time. Again I decided to act as dumb as possible, along with pretending I wasn’t associated with the wardec.
Vladamir Valtouri > i know you’re cloaked outside lol Rami Taredi > Just out sightseeing Vladamir Valtouri > btw, i sent our attackers with a message 🙂 Rami Taredi > Nice, you telling them off? Vladamir Valtouri > nope. the message was directed for you. and technically goes to them Rami Taredi > … why don’t just tell me instead? Rami Taredi > Seems like a pretty inefficient way of sending messages Vladamir Valtouri > not as dramatic 🙂 Rami Taredi > How is sending a delayed message dramatic Vladamir Valtouri > you’ll have to wait 🙂 however, i’ll tell you this, i’m super glad tbey attacked on schedule and in a large group. Vladamir Valtouri > besides, this whole war thing is stupid but i’m having loads of fun now. i finally got to shoot the guns on this thing XD Rami Taredi > Wow that does sound pretty fun Rami Taredi > I’m guessing that message wasn’t important then Vladamir Valtouri > it was only important depending on how you view it lol but if you feel it wasn’t then disregard it 🙂 Rami Taredi > So its a conditionally threatening message
At the end of day 3, we had reinforced the Raitaru a second time, gotten a free Retriever kill, and been provided with more evidence of doxxing to send to CCP.
Laur Anordar > Just curious, are you an alt of the CEO or a newer player? Kayson Raul > been playing 2 weeks [This is a lie, its an alt of the CEO] Laur Anordar > Ah, I see. Well my advice is to avoid mining in retrievers and covetors, they cannot be tanked well and are prone to ganks. Laur Anordar > Also, don’t trust your CEO, he got you into this mess. Kayson Raul > how so? Laur Anordar > His ego bought your corporation a war. Laur Anordar > That is all I am at liberty to say. Laur Anordar > Fly safe.
With that out of the way, it wasn’t long before Vlad got mad. Conversation requests lit up on both my catalyst alt and my main, and I knew this was going to be a fun day.
Vladamir Valtouri > do tell me how my ego got me into this mess? Laur Anordar > I am not at liberty to say. Vladamir Valtouri > your loyalty mean that much? Laur Anordar > You have offered me nothing. Vladamir Valtouri > oh i can offer lots. name your price mate Vladamir Valtouri > as i said, his convo will stay between us. you have my wordt
Note: You can trust a man’s “word”, but you cannot trust a man’s “wordt”
Laur Anordar > Given that I cannot trust you on that, and it could lead to my expulsion from my corporation… Laur Anordar > 200 million. Vladamir Valtouri > divulging information of such a nature shouldn’t get you expelled. that’s ridiculous. i can easily pay your price, but how will i know you will actually start talking? Laur Anordar > Take it or leave it. Vladamir Valtouri > or, give me assurance that you’ll talk. can’t trust an alt account Laur Anordar > Not sure how I can assure anything. Vladamir Valtouri > think on it Laur Anordar > Been nice talking with you, good luck.
At the same time as this conversation, I was talking to him with Rami, trying to act as dumb as possible.
Vladamir Valtouri > hey there 🙂 Rami Taredi > Hello. Vladamir Valtouri > so i see someone got a corp to wardec me eh? Rami Taredi > Oh? Vladamir Valtouri > also, why is they still think my ego got us into this -_- nothing about what we talked about had anything to do with that lol Rami Taredi > I dunno, ask them? Rami Taredi > I didn’t wardec you Vladamir Valtouri > i’m trying but theyre being secretive
“I didn’t wardec you” is actually the truth. My CEO was the one who wardecced his corporation, after I’d asked him to.
Vladamir Valtouri > so quick auestion, it’s true that every solar system in eve is it’s own server correct? Rami Taredi > uhhhhhhhhhhh Rami Taredi > not sure about own server, own instance sure Vladamir Valtouri > interesting. i wonder how this will go then Rami Taredi > how what will go? Vladamir Valtouri > don’t worry about it Vladamir Valtouri > thankfully we’ve been chatting long enough for me to obtain things. same goes for any of the corp members currently active in the systems i’m visiting Rami Taredi > Oh nice, intel gathering? Vladamir Valtouri > intel gathering beyond in game Rami Taredi > how is that even possible Rami Taredi > don’t people stay pretty anonymous Vladamir Valtouri > you really have no clue how this works do you? Rami Taredi > I haven’t done something like that before so no
So, at this time I didn’t have much knowledge as to how the EVE servers actually work. However, I knew enough that this next part had me scratching my head. If you are particularly tech savvy, you might want to brace yourself for the oncoming section.
Rami Taredi > Isn’t this bannable though? Rami Taredi > So you’re planning on doing that to these wardeccers? Vladamir Valtouri > only if your caught Vladamir Valtouri > also, i never said that Rami Taredi > Oh so you don’t plan to? Whos the target? 😀 Vladamir Valtouri > that will be for you to find out Rami Taredi > Hmmmmmm interesting Rami Taredi > Thanks for the explanation Vladamir Valtouri > not a problem. i’d hate to get banned for such a thing honestly, but i don’t appreciate being mocked. so as a show of good faith, i’ve put you on my list Rami Taredi > seen any around the place? Rami Taredi > Oh, bad list or good list? Vladamir Valtouri > i suppose both. Rami Taredi > that seems pretty inefficient to be on both hah Vladamir Valtouri > i trust you but cant be too sure so i’ll be starting to pull your stuff at some point Rami Taredi > thats not nice 🙁 Vladamir Valtouri > can’t be too sure mate. Vladamir Valtouri > sorry if this upsets you
So, at the end of day 2, I had a retriever kill, a confused CEO, and enough evidence to go to CCP support to report him for doxxing.