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โ€œTwo things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.โ€ – Albert Einstein

Last year in 2012 as i’m sure many of you are aware, The Wis was ganked in the Gallente ice interdiction on his 25 accounts, following this there was a huge ordeal with what The Mittani said at fanfest resulting in The Mittani being banned for 30 days, resigning from his position as Chairman of CSM7 and forfeiting his right to run for CSM8.

Well The Wis is back and quickly got back to his old habits of multi boxing Mackinaws while high sec ice mining, things were going well with The Wis banking some nice cash when someone found him.

On the 20th of October 2013 a forum post was submitted to the General discussion. In that post this picture in particular is of significance. While Hinata’ Hyuga From The Dark Triad might of thought she had successfully hidden the location of the Mackinaw gang by cropping the picture to exclude certain bits of information, she unfortunately forgot about the Stargate at the bottom of the picture.

On the 24th of October, 4 days after the post went up a member of SniggWaffe got in contact with Operative X10-4. Operative X10-4 is a member of Sepultura. a Syndicate based corporation for people who speak Portuguese. While most of their time is spent pvping in Syndicate they occasionally take weekend trips to jita to gank any targets of opportunity they happen to come across.

So after receiving this information Operative X10-4 quickly got together with a few of his corp mates and called in some of his friends from elsewhere in the universe. They quickly got to work and began plotting to take down the Mackinaw fleet. They decided to go with Smartbombing tempests, with its 8 high slots, relatively cheap price and being the best looking battleship it was a sturdy choice.

After positioning themselves 1 jump out from Hadji they patiently awaited for The Wis to log on his legions of alts. As the Mackinaws got busy crushing ice, the gankers waited a few minutes, calculating that The Wis would go AFK and allow his alts to continue mining in his absence.

As the gankers patiently waited they got a Cloaked Hound in position and patiently waited for the signal to jump through the gate and warp to the hound. As the cloaked hound got in the perfect position he called over comms and the gang of Tempest’s + 2 Megathrons jumped through the gate and warped onto the Hound, as they landed the Hound warped off and the battleships unleashed hell onto the Mackinaws.

2 minutes and 39 dead Mackinaw’s later Concord came in to kill off the tempest’s. At a loss of approximately 1billion isk the gankers managed to kill off 15b isk worth of Mackinaw’s, a nice catch and all thanks to one little error in a cropped image and a player looking for attention on the forums. Albert Einstein was certainly right.

Video of the gank

Credit to Operative X10-4 for providing the intel.

  • Brain Gehirn
    • Simon pieman

      Great vid, great gank, well done lads.

  • Herpa Derp

    Dude just cant catch a damn break lolz. Just hope he don’t kill himself in RL due to this.

    • ScAreMoNgeRinG

      There is no break to get. You multi box so many mac’s in the same grid your just asking for this. There is a reason why the author is talking about stupidity and i doubt he is refurring to the guy who missed the gate on his overview.

      • Herpa Derp

        Oh its only pixels he should know better so lolz. Just a no lifer literally.

    • Random Miner

      if he’s been mining with that many macks he better be able to replace that fleet 10 times over. And if this drives him into depression, he’s far too sensitive a person. Oh and this is eve, who gives a fuck anyway, fuck ’em lolz

  • Operative X10-4

    The plan was set by Soturno and Brain 1 day before the gank. It was an awesome operation, and every one involved in that had really good laughs, tks for all those who somehow made it happend.

  • Forallmoronsoutthere

    You are right. The stupidity is infinite. Look at all these idiots living for the sole purpose to grief other people. Btw, I didn’t get it… what is interesting about your story?

    • eric loto

      You must be one of GGs alts. This is a legit news article. Eve is not meant to be played afk. If he was popping dscans he could have seen a tempest fleet inbound and suffered zero losses. But nope, this carebear couldnt alt tab away from his raid.

      Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. Miners need to dscan. This wasnt greif. This guy knows game mechanics. Killing a vexor in his level 2 after he aggresses u for stealing is greif. This was just a great gank. Learn terminology im surprised you didnt call it an awox.

    • Duh

      I would argue that mining ice afk in 100 macks is infinitely stupid

  • Weed Jones

    OP sucess! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Andrew Metzger

    15 b is probably a piss in the ocean if this guy is any good at this. Refitting all those macks, though, is gonna take some time. Definitely asking for it.

    • Josef Bauer

      actuall you buy 30 macks, you buy all the modules, haul them packed to dest.station, then you assemble and activate them one by one and have the loadout open in the fitting browser and click on the button to have it equipped in 1 mouseclic.
      its not that tedious but still takes a hour or 2 especially cos you have to trade each shipe to your alt. and keep a list so you dont miss one out ๐Ÿ™‚ need have logistic V IRL to do it

      • Andrew Metzger

        If you are CEO I think you can even drop them into toon hangars w/o even having to do the trade.

  • Truth

    This is a gank even carebears can appreciate, and what those who call ganking “pvp” should aspire to.

  • Dumbledore

    Holy wands of wizards, that man must love his rock drilling.

  • Simon pieman

    This is why i play eve, this is no ordinary gank, no gevlon style killboard padding, this is fucking gold planning and execution, Plus fucking one.

  • Dinsdale Pirannha

    Why 2 minutes for Concord to arrive?

    • samualvimes

      it’s a generalisation. If you watch the video it’s the usual amount of time.

    • flatterpillo

      not 2 minutes for Concord to arrive, but rather within 2 minutes all the events had transpired. so all the mackinaws were dead, the tempests had been killed by concord and all was said and done ๐Ÿ™‚

  • hmm

    this is the problem with eve. no risk in these occasions just reward

    • anon

      what reward?

      • The Observer

        15 bil in kills and sweet, sweet tears.

  • morebortsigns

    i dont see the challange in this tbh,its highsec so local is useless,killing bots in null is a totally different hard to do gank,trust me tried and tried to killa botter in goons but no matter how manny bubbels and cloakies and recons we used the bastard was in a pos the second we did logon.

    • Brain Gehirn

      The challenge is to coordinate some amount of people to warp at good spot.
      Also BS’s are slow and some of us were negative (sec status or standings) and this make things a bit harder.
      ALSO the guy cleans a belt VERY quickly! lol

      Not exactly a challenge at all… but need a bit of work.

      • Ossey

        murders,,,

    • General Ion

      We didn’t do this for challenge, things like this are done for fun, we did it for fun and we laughed alot as you can see on the video… You want to see a challenge here? Gank 40 mackinaws and try not to laugh… That was our challenge… Kisses.

      • Maloxkov

        My huerteguese friend. all of my hugs to you from venezuela <3

  • anon

    It’s not exactly a fucking secret where this guy’s been, you know.

  • The Observer

    oh good lord, please tell me that freighter and the nightmare died too.

    • Simon pieman

      If only, i think it would take quite a few more to pop a freighter, smartbombs would be far from ideal, maybe a gang of talos after initial ganking of the macks would of worked, it would certainly been the cherry on top.

      • obvious gay

        sorry but the concord people stays. so they cannot do anything

    • Jaime Gomes

      No the freightner didnt die.

  • Duh

    GODS WORK

  • Shattershark

    Who needs stargate names in image when you have locator agents? TBH you don’t even need a screenshot if you have a name of one of his miners.

  • Bob from FA

    Stupidity is infinite. Just look at Black Legion.

    • Albanossi

      confirmed

  • some herooooo

    and this is what the guy looks like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYDLbos1FOg

    • heh…..

      idgi

    • Dragon Outlaw

      His shirt seem to indicate that he could be working for a medication manufacturing company (for horses). If this guy plays lots of hours, he might be “faking” being on sick leave AND cashing RMT money at the same time! If it is the case (and if that really is him on the picture), his employer would want to know about it!!

      • observer

        good idea moron fucktard now your taking harassment into the real world not just in game how do you know he doesn’t own the fucking company pray that isint your in game name you’ve posted with you’ve just banned yourself from eve for life moron

        • Dragon Outlaw

          1st of all: go fuck yourself, I’m not the one who posted is picture in the 1st place.
          2nd: There is nowhere in my post where I tell people they should harass him. There are a few IFs in my above post. Learn to fucking read!
          3rd: People that owns a company like that don’t have time to play massive hours on MMOs. We don’t even know how much time he plays the game. If he is a casual player then I don’t give a fuck about what he does then.
          4th: Yeah piece of shit…go cry to CCP and have my already un-subbed account banned.
          5th: You are probably the Wis himself and are now butthurt that someone “may” have found what you are doing. But hey…if you are on sick leave (and faking it you bastard!), you are probably allowed to sit in front of your computer all day anyway…so fucking chill !!

  • can anyone calculate how much isk he makes per hour with all those characters?

    • Me

      Probably 30 mil each, so around a bil an hour. Needless to say this probably didn’t really hurt that much.

  • Anoneemouse

    As long as you have the name of a single alt it’s possible to locate the character with ease. Knowing the gate is irrelevant — use a locator agent and you have the system in 5 minutes.

  • squee

    all I have to say is THANK YOU for ganking him he made life impossible in that area for my corpies and me since he was hogging up all the ice and we couldnt get any of the ice in that constellation (since they removed the ice belts in hadji with the ice changes)
    please keep ganking him
    PS… kinda suprised it was only mackis that were there he tends to bring an obelisk (warps in and out with the ice), nightmare, vulture and some other combat ships

    • Brain Gehirn

      The nightmare was there with some nagas. Nagas have shoot us but without that much success. Nightmare just stared at us.
      Providence was nearby but was impossible to kill it just with those amount of SBยดs

      • squee

        I have nothing against the guy it was just the monopolizing of the ice that kinda irked me since they removed the belt on the system next door (hadji) with the ice changes. Everytime i wanted to do some ice mining only to find that it had been sucked dry by him in agal i was on grid with the guy at the ice anomalies and all i gotta say was HOLY F*** what ever scripts he uses to make the macks move in unison is crazy…props to him on that

        • Rick

          its called ISBoxer

          http://isboxer.com/

        • josephdamienfurlotte

          I use isboxer to mine as well, not with 40 but its alot of Fun

        • Alx

          Is’t it fornirden by the EULA?

  • bitter vet dot

    nice kills , but i am thinking that for a guy to have 40 accounts thats is lets 40 PLEX a mouth , i know how much is a plex this days but i put at 500 mil , soo thats 20 bil a mouth paying the accounts , somebody said he is making 1 bil /h , i put at 500 mil/h , if he plays 10h./d he needs 4 day to pay the accounts , what is he doing with the rest of isk ????somebody wanna bet on it???

    i say he is selling isk . i mean it cant be a guys who is playing eve for fun , nobody will go to the trouble of haviing 40 caracters to make a lot of isk just to have fun in eve

  • CCPYitzak

    What he lost there is just like a small child’s piss in the ocean. That’s why he does not even care. What i don’t get is where’s the fun when you play it this way? Except you have also a lot of PVP alts wich you feed this way?

  • Random Miner

    why anyone flies anything but a skiff while mining anymore is beyond me. I laugh out loud when i see a hulk warp in. Might as well be name “Shoot This”

    • Chron X

      Interesting… That’s my college’s mascot.

  • tara read

    You know now that I actually bothered watch the video of Mittens speaking I gotta say he’s about a 3/10 on my would bang meter… He tried too hard to emphasize the tears. You guys want awesome tears without the BS?

    This dude got tackled and came on Bastards comms and was made to sing to get released. Not only did he sing fucking well everyone was so impressed they paid him.

    https://soundcloud.com/johnnytwelvebore/the-bastards-singing-ransom-4

    • Dragon Outlaw

      Props to “The Bastards” for honoring their word in letting him go and even tipping him. A lot of jerks would have just blown him anyways.

      • Mister Blowjob

        So would a lot of people with an oral fixation.

        ZING!

  • observer

    so the hounding of the wiz continues….pathetic

    • SCUM

      I agree and all because of an attention whore like Shittani.

  • FA Diplo

    Only one thing is infinite. EvE players stupidity who are too stupid to join FA.

  • dee deedee

    seeing as how the character that “tried to hide the location” of the macks has this for her bio in game: “Responsible for the 50 Mack Smartbombing of 2013c” she may not have been trying to hide anything.

  • Maloxkov

    “estoy mui fรฉliz” HAHAHAHA

  • Tiago D’Agostini

    nope.. is Esotu muito feliz. Its not spanish. Its brazilian portuguese.

  • low sec dweller

    epic, love it, do it again

  • random guy

    interesting how tmc didn’t cover this news ๐Ÿ™‚