Recently, titan pilot Ved Run left his home in Vox Populi. to join Kenshin., a member of the NCdot alliance, and faced the monumental task of moving his arsenal 17 jumps to Querious, NCdot’s Headquarters. With the new jump fatigue introduced in the the Phoebe patch, moving his Nyx and Moros down took days. Now it was time to move his biggest asset: an Erebus class Titan. Ved opened his browser and opened a market window to begin shopping for the proper travel doctrine fittings. Somewhere in all that clicking around he might have slipped up and double clicked into space.

Unknown to him, the titan’s engines began to move the behemoth out of the protective POS forcefield. Like a shopper sorting through a bag of goods as his car rolled down hill, Ved was unaware. Titans don’t have parking brakes. You might avoid this by bringing up ISIS or the map so that any rogue double click doesn’t send you sailing out into the unknown.

Distracting shopping bag

The odd titan slowboating out of its POS was not lost on the local pirates, Soul Takers. They had killed this titan before by using a “bowling” exploit. CCP handed out 30 day bans and restored the titan to Ved. This time, Soul Takers took screenshots and frapsed it to avoid any controversy. They also called in their nearby pirate pals, Shadow Cartel, for DPS help. The Cartel brought in dreads and the Erebus’ fate was sealed.

Killmail

Update: From the perspective of the Pirates.

I was on an Op with Shadow Cartel about 12 jumps away from old man star when I saw the Titan log in on my watchlist-

We had nearly caught him with Heavy Interdictors (again) almost a month ago when for some reason he was 200+ KM off the edge of his towers shields- so we had been staying alert for him to come back online.

I used an alt to get Eyes on his tower in Old Man Star and watched him continuously boat downwards out of the tower- when he was free of the shields my alt served as a warpin for heavy interdiction cruisers-

Seeing he was new to NC. we figured it was a trap: our CEO stated on comms “If a Possible Titan Kill isnt worth welping dreads, I dont know what is.” With that we warped in Dreads, and I put in Triage to keep the HICs up- His towers shields defenses were not even doing damage.

Here were my 3 screenshots to my corp mates, and one of a corpie who was quick to land on grid after the HICs:

With the Chaos of getting Shadow on our Comms, having my Main several jumps away, and the completely unexpected nature of him boating out- I did not manage to catch FRAPs of it.

and other screenshots.

http://clip2net.com/s/38LKUgg
http://clip2net.com/s/38LKXs7
http://clip2net.com/s/38LKZtK

Ved didn’t know what had befallen him until it was far too late. The titan was down. When asked about his loss, Ved said this whole event was a “nightmare.”  Although he had enough ISK to buy another titan he was undecided as to whether or not he would replace his ‘Bus. His fortune was legitimately gained by methodically mining ice over the last 5 years.

Accidents happen, but dying in a high-priced ship damages the alliance’s killboard efficiency ratio. NCdot now has a titan loss on their record. NCdot FC Poision Kevin blasted “Hope you get purged you fucking twatwaffle.” Ved responded, “I dont know. Since it is a simple mistake, I accept a referee [a review].” After only 20 days in NCdot, 17 of them patiently moving ships, one accidental click has lead Ved Run to ruin.

 

Alternative Theory

But there is an alternate, more nefarious, explanation for this event. Titan pilots are celebrities in New Eden. Pirates know when they log in, and investigate immediately to see if there are any slip-ups. They are not the only ones keeping a watchful eye.

Five exotic dancers, using their ‘assets,’ may have worked their way into the pilot’s confidence, among other areas. Managing to get themselves aboard, Ved was naturally distracted as the dancers managed to unmoor the giant ship. Once set adrift, they surreptitiously alerted the waiting pirates, likely the dancers’ accomplices to begin with, who pinned it down and destroyed the gleaming symbol of Ved’s accomplishments.

The lady dancers were found in the wreckage, safe and sound. They were picked up by the pirates, who likely paid them their handsome and well-earned fees, for delivering the kill.

You never know. This is EVE.

 

 

EDITORIAL NOTE by Mail Lite: So this is actually the second time this titan has been destroyed by the same group of SHDWC and Soul Takers.

Titan KM1

 

The first time was on the 13th September 2014 and involved the titan being bumped out of his POS shields, of which he was sticking out, and then destroyed. On that occasion the titan was reimbursed just a week later and one of the pilots who bumped the semi exposed ship was banned by CCP. This, and a number of other similar events, caused CCP to redefine their ship bumping and POS shield guidelines and confirmed that if a ship was not lockable then it was counted as protected by the shields and bumping it would be considered an exploit.

The Soul Taker pilot was unbanned by CCP after a public outcry and even had the support of the titan pilot, who believed that a permanent ban was a harsh punishment. Around a week after the pilot was banned the decision was reversed by CCP.

55 Comments

  1. Deltaguy

    so where is the video if they frapsed it.

    December 15, 2014 at 09:22 Reply
    1. NoOneImportant

      maybe they did not post it since there was no need to ??!?!?!? Did you think about that ?!?!?

      December 15, 2014 at 09:25 Reply
      1. Thatguy

        needs more exclaimations and question marks repeatedly ??!?!?!? !?!?!?!?!? !!?!?!?!?!? !??!?!?! !!??!?!?!?!?!? !?!!!?!?!?!?!

        December 15, 2014 at 09:33 Reply
        1. Porucznik Borewicz

          We all love this breed.

          December 15, 2014 at 11:46 Reply
        2. Cartridge

          wtf is wrong with exclamation marks ?

          December 16, 2014 at 11:11 Reply
          1. Thatguy

            wtf is wrong with you !?!?!?! ?!?!?!?!?! ?!??!??!?!!!

            December 17, 2014 at 10:03
      2. Deltaguy

        yes cus i would kill a titan fraps it and not post it, wouldnt u?

        December 15, 2014 at 09:33 Reply
    2. Dism0

      there is no video.

      December 15, 2014 at 17:15 Reply
      1. Eldwinn

        It is amazing seeing how much information is really missing from this article.

        December 15, 2014 at 20:43 Reply
  2. welldoneyouranidiot

    Hope you get kicked you fucking moron, idiots with too much ISK.

    December 15, 2014 at 09:37 Reply
    1. Dichzor

      “idiots with too much ISK.” that describes pretty much everyone in NC. Please be more specific.

      Also, wont they have troubles with numbers, if they purge all idiots?

      December 15, 2014 at 09:51 Reply
    2. welldoneyou'reabiggeridiot

      You’re

      December 15, 2014 at 11:44 Reply
      1. Thatguy

        Actually “you’re” wouldn’t apply in his sentence composition. So congrats you’re the bigger idiot, in fact.

        “Hope you get kicked, you fucking moron. Idiots with too much ISK.”

        December 15, 2014 at 13:29 Reply
        1. chzy

          “welldoneyou’reabiggeridiot”

          See what I did there?

          December 15, 2014 at 14:12 Reply
        2. Z

          I know reading is hard, but try looking at the name itself next time

          December 15, 2014 at 16:27 Reply
          1. Thatguy

            Don’t Care !?!?!?1/ 1/1/1/1 ?!/1/1/1! ?!?/!/!?? ?!!?!?!?!

            December 15, 2014 at 16:49
          2. Z

            Is this some sort of ascended shitposting? Exclamation point guy is over there

            December 15, 2014 at 18:35
          3. Z

            Is this some sort of ascended shitposting? Exclamation point guy is over there

            December 15, 2014 at 18:35
          4. Thatguy

            I am just being a derp.

            December 17, 2014 at 09:59
        3. Senex Legio 1

          facepalm

          December 15, 2014 at 16:36 Reply
    3. Candyman

      It’s good to be the king, with mountains of ISK and a jacuzzi full of your TEARS… keep ’em coming…

      December 15, 2014 at 20:49 Reply
  3. lol

    ”Twatwaffle” I lol’d

    December 15, 2014 at 09:46 Reply
  4. necromonger

    The new FA ?
    Calling others bad when welping one afer another o7

    December 15, 2014 at 11:15 Reply
    1. We only welp tengu fleets. NCdot welps supers. They are on another level.

      December 15, 2014 at 14:40 Reply
      1. Etienne

        NC. can afford to welp supers. FA can’t afford to welp tengus.

        December 15, 2014 at 16:32 Reply
        1. didn’t want those supers anyways. already replaced. didn’t really want fountain. did not want to form for those timers. t3 fleets replaced. did not want all that renter space. reavers are not real. Mittani is not a real lawyer. CFC just RMTs everything. ZOMG CFC are such blobbing noobs. Our enemies are f1 monkeys but not us! lol you killed you own titan! We are not the new bob, the CFC is! We are leet. Winning the isk war. Strategic objective does not matter. We are there for goot fights.

          December 15, 2014 at 17:02 Reply
          1. yierharh

            Mitty is not a lawyer.

            December 15, 2014 at 20:52
        2. Necromonger

          Oh we know you can afford to welp supers man we witnessed that spectacular 55+ titans burning in ashes against those poor scrubs who never use their supers and can only press F1.

          BattoRem hit the nail on the head tough.

          How is the not invading Fountain invasion going ? o7

          December 17, 2014 at 11:20 Reply
  5. Retarded

    hmmm…maybe if supers would ONLY move with WASD this would not have happened? And I though you could dock your supers on POSs by now.

    December 15, 2014 at 11:17 Reply
  6. lol

    Please give me all my Christmas’s at once and make it a third times a charm

    December 15, 2014 at 11:46 Reply
  7. Gfy

    I feel bad that Ved is taking so much grief. But trust me, we check every time he logs on and didn’t even fart until it was lockable.

    December 15, 2014 at 12:05 Reply
    1. Matterall

      are the screenshots or the video available?

      December 15, 2014 at 16:50 Reply
      1. gfy

        As far as I know there is no video. If there is, I have not seen it.

        December 15, 2014 at 17:46 Reply
      2. Max Meridian

        Yes i would like to see the video of me jumping and missing out on the kill too.

        December 15, 2014 at 17:46 Reply
  8. rofl

    kenshin is like the spacemonkeys of NC.

    December 15, 2014 at 13:40 Reply
  9. N3 is keeping their title of having lost the most supers since the jump changes. Congrats! Come claim your prize!

    December 15, 2014 at 14:43 Reply
    1. Tiehaa

      Plz recruit Kenshin into CFC.
      Its so much of a carebear corp it’s not even funny anymore.

      December 15, 2014 at 20:48 Reply
      1. depends. how many supers do they still have? lol

        December 15, 2014 at 22:46 Reply
        1. Tiehaa

          travel to their ratting systems and find out.

          December 16, 2014 at 10:25 Reply
        2. Tiehaa

          travel to their ratting systems and find out.

          December 16, 2014 at 10:25 Reply
          1. but really my corp is recruiting. But only if you have a sense of humor. We also enjoy solo pvpers but not mandatory.

            December 17, 2014 at 04:19
          2. but really my corp is recruiting. But only if you have a sense of humor. We also enjoy solo pvpers but not mandatory.

            December 17, 2014 at 04:19
  10. Marlona_Sky

    “moving his Nyx and Moros down took days”

    I’m sorry you lost your titan Ved, but it makes me smile seeing you in pain and agony trying to do Capitals Online in a post-Phoebe era. Working as intended.

    December 15, 2014 at 17:19 Reply
    1. Supercraps Online

      man I don’t know if it’s a doom thing or what, but you, quesa, and vince are really great at making everyone sad.

      December 17, 2014 at 05:16 Reply
  11. Coreola

    Yea…this Poision Kevin guy… you messed up our KB!!! BLERGG!

    December 15, 2014 at 20:32 Reply
  12. Candyman

    Awesome stuff… we’re almost at the point where the death of a titan is worthy of, at most, a dramatic yawn or two. Welcome to the new age of EVE…

    December 15, 2014 at 20:39 Reply
    1. yierharh

      fleet doctrine these days, personally dont even log in to go all the way when there is a “titan tackled” ping. In the old days you would drop everything, log in and hope you get on the km before it died.

      December 15, 2014 at 20:50 Reply
      1. Bodiil

        thats still the case you dumb fucking scrublord

        December 15, 2014 at 23:08 Reply
  13. vince draken

    Poison Kevin i actually the worst fc in ncdot.

    December 15, 2014 at 20:39 Reply
    1. yeah

      He shouldn’t even be an fc tbh, he knows little about game mechanics or tactics.

      December 15, 2014 at 20:41 Reply
      1. no shit sherlock

        Lol calling him an fc just feeds his immature ego, better term for him a posing wannabe

        December 15, 2014 at 21:18 Reply
  14. Maccian

    There is no video because when these things happen we all have more important jobs to do at hand and we don’t have surplus people to waste time getting fraps up and running every time we undock, speaking for Soul Takers

    December 15, 2014 at 22:44 Reply
  15. NC.Guy

    this guys is a fucking idiot…….. that is all

    December 16, 2014 at 02:09 Reply
  16. :P

    Let me see

    I do not know if it is normal or common, but querious has been bombarded by WHS, two, three on each system where have nine, 10 closed anomalies. The CCP can only be making a joke with the game!

    Accordingly, it is not as ‘abnormal’ lost ships. Still, recklessness is not the privilege of one or two in EVE online.

    December 16, 2014 at 11:13 Reply
  17. Ali from special projects

    Death to all super caps!1

    December 16, 2014 at 14:19 Reply

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