Co2 Has Donated 300b ISK to Scooter and the Boys over at Sundering

Jack 2017-08-20

Another heist by The Imperium’s scamming experts over at Sundering has liberated 300 billion ISK worth of assets from CO2.  An anonymous Imperium operative has made off with 16 fully fitted Rorquals, along with an amazing 38,321 PLEX to reach the grand-total, worth more than $3000 in non space money.

The operative had joined a CO2 member corporation less than a week ago looking for a mark. When he saw this opportunity, it was too good not to take. The heist was simply a moment of opportunity, a combination of a player getting lazy and then foolish. Let me tell you how it all went down.

The operative and all other corp members had access to a general corp hanger, a place to drop ammunition, cheap doctrine ships and loot players didn’t want, stuff anyone could make use of. According to the operative, it was usually full of worthless junk normally not worth a second look. He had gone into the hanger looking for some fuel for his own Rorqual, when he suddenly found there were 16 other Rorquals sat in the hanger. It was a quiet day in space, with only him and a few other players online in the system. Likely a player had simply gotten lazy, and was using the general hangar to quickly transfer his fitted ships to new characters. The operative immediately snatched up the fitted Rorquals, dumping them into his ship hangar.

It wasn’t long before there was a concerned voice on the group teamspeak.

“Um… Did anyone take the Rorquals in the hangar, it’s okay if you did, just need them back.”
“Actually, I did, and you wont be getting them back”

That’s when the person who lost them made an even worse mistake. Desperate to cover up the fact that he had made such a terrible move in the first place, likely not wanting to look like a fool in front of all his alliance mates. He offered the value of the entire group of Rorquals in PLEX to the player, just asking for the Rorquals to be put back and for no one to find out. The operative quickly took the PLEX, doubling his initial 150 billion ISK heist, and of course, didn’t return the Rorquals.

This player had 16 Rorquals and the money to immediately replace all of them to burn, so was clearly an established player within the alliance. CO2’s leader GigX has recently been attacking his own super-capitals he caught ratting during a CO2 operation, as well as destroying his own freighters after banning the export of minerals from CO2 space. Perhaps this careless player feared the repercussions from his alliance leadership if they found out. After all, they might decide he’d made them look silly, getting scammed by goons. He was willing to throw away 150 billion ISK just on the off chance the agent was feeling generous. Even if you were that rich, that’s a lot of money to throw away just to not look silly. This might be another example of GigX’s erratic leadership style coming back to bite his alliances pilots, even just because of the sense of fear it is creating.

Regardless of the reason he gave up the PLEX, it has been put to good use. If you see the Avatar Titan “CO2’s Rorquals” flying around in the coming weeks, you can thank them for their generous support.

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Comments

  • Sweetnuts666

    GOOD JOB SCOOTER!!!! Gotta keep em on their toes.

    August 20, 2017 at 8:04 AM
  • Tribe Wizrad

    It’s not RMT if you write an article about it.

    August 20, 2017 at 9:31 AM
    • Lol

      August 20, 2017 at 11:01 AM
    • Mintaki Tribe Wizrad

      More like it’s not RMT if it’s not RMT. You may want to look up the meaning.

      August 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM
      • Arrendis Mintaki

        Much like doxxing and awoxing, people latch onto a term and try to apply it all over the place because they haven’t got a freakin’ clue.

        August 20, 2017 at 4:24 PM
    • dragonshardz Tribe Wizrad

      You’re an idiot.

      August 20, 2017 at 8:45 PM
    • phuzz Tribe Wizrad

      It’s not RMT if you’re not Real Money Trading.
      Unless you think it means “Rorquals? Must Thieve!” Or perhaps “Riches, Mine Thanks!” Or possibly “Reparations Mostly Taken”.

      August 21, 2017 at 10:33 AM
  • davor safranko

    grand theft rorqual gj KEK

    August 20, 2017 at 12:04 PM
  • Sylphinja the Dark Rose

    I dont get it. Why would you leave 16 fullyfitted rorqs in a publically accessible hangar and why would you give something of equal value without any surety of repayment?

    August 20, 2017 at 1:03 PM
  • digitalebola

    Scooter continues to rock the house. GigX’s “erratic” leadership style is best described as a chimp on shrooms.

    August 21, 2017 at 10:58 AM
  • CoverArticlesBest

    Bets RMT schme, write it its heist, congrats! 🙂

    August 21, 2017 at 3:57 PM
  • Darion

    Let’s see, he stole some expensive ships, then exploited that persons fear and emotions to extort more ISK from them. Wow – what a stellar example of a human being you are. After you finished doing that did you torture your cat? Perhaps instead you went to the nearest retirement home and preyed on some elderly. Great job – keep it up and continue proving what a pathetic person you are!!!

    August 21, 2017 at 4:59 PM
    • chimpy Darion

      I guess they can add the value of the salt in your tears to the theft grand total now. Eve is a harsh game, scamming is allowed, assuming that people are bad in real life because of what they do in a dog eat dog game is illogical and reflects more on you as a person than it does on them. Do you worry that people who play counterstrike are terrorists? People who play GTA are criminals? Grow up.

      August 22, 2017 at 8:35 AM
      • Darion chimpy

        Lol…there are no tears here. I don’t know the folks involved nor the corps. What I do understand is people. Normal folks don’t extort, blackmail, manipulate emotions. The scammer here obviously got off on hurting another person. For every ‘scam’ there is the other side where real people get impacted. In your example of GTA, Counterstrike, what ever, the people involved get shot, pop back to life, and go at it again. There is no equivalence between those games / experiences and what happened here. As for growing up – it appears I’ve done a much better job at it than you :-).

        August 22, 2017 at 10:58 AM
        • chimpy Darion

          WOOOSH…… that’s the sound of any clue flying waay over your head. To judge people’s out of game character based on their behaviour in a fictional game where the normal rules do not apply is misguided at best. It smacks of a desire to impose your belief system on any situation that does not conform to your belief system, even if you enter that system knowing it does not conform to your ideals. Most people adapt to Eve. The ones that have the most difficulty adapting are the ones who cry the loudest. You are an excellent example. Those who adapt do well. The avatars in Eve pop back to life and go again in exactly the same way. Thet’s why you don’t have to make a new character when you get podded.

          August 22, 2017 at 11:29 AM
          • Darion chimpy

            Sigh….you are correct that you and I have different belief systems. I have adapted to EVE quite well. I just don’t get the impulse to tell people who do crappy things, that they are cool. The guy in the article put a few hours into a corp to get an opportunity to steal stuff. I get the role playing aspect, perhaps the ‘spy’ thing excited him. If it stopped at him picking up the rorq’s, I would have said he’s a loser for taking 300-500 hours of someone’s time, but let’s face it, the rorq owner was careless and was asking for trouble. Where the thief crossed the line (my line that is – not yours), was when he engaged the person in conversation and extorted another 300-500 hours of time from the person. That’s just creepy and he should be called out for being the lying asshat that he is. I appreciate that you think this was a cool thing, just don’t pull me into your crappy belief system.

            August 22, 2017 at 12:46 PM
          • chimpy Darion

            How is that any different to blowing them up? Or should we stop shooting at ships too?
            You may find this link of use to you.
            http://www.mmogames.com/topmmos/best-mmos-for-kids/

            August 22, 2017 at 12:52 PM
          • Darion chimpy

            Thank you the the link. I got a chuckle out of it. I’m not sure why I’m engaging with you. I guess I’m still trying to figure out if you are ignorant or just stupid. If you can’t see the difference between blowing up spaceships versus lying to get into a corp, then stealing somebodies stuff, then extorting more ISK while continue to lie, I guess I’m going to have to swing to you are just stupid.

            You appear to think I believe EVE should change – I don’t believe that at all. What I do believe is that people who do crappy things should get called out as crappy people. And most people realize that ‘roleplaying’ isn’t a legitimate excuse to do horrible things. Just a day or two ago another person posted how they stole AT ships. I breezed through the article but memory says the guy spent 1.5 years cultivating the relationship to the point where he could do the theft. That ain’t normal people behavior – yet another example of an asshat that should get told he’s an asshat, not get congratulated.

            August 22, 2017 at 2:30 PM
          • chimpy Darion

            CO2 and the goons are at war right? The goons steal from CO2, isn’t that just economic damage instead of explosion damage and without the ficklness fo the loot fairy? The goons get assets worth 300 bill from an enemy, a morale victory to post as propaganda, a 300 bill weaker enemy, a demoralized enemy, a more internally paranoid enemy, an enemy with a few less Rorquals to turn out war material, a less effective enemy. All of these consequences are part of the war between the goons and CO2. Didn’t CO2 desert the goons during the Casiino War? So it’s probably quite a moral boost for the goons that someone who deserted and turned traitor ate a 300 bill theft.
            Band of Brothers, the largest alliance in Eve at one time, was disbanded by a single traitor who switched sides and collapsed for good all that Band of Brothers stood for. Was it a dick move? Fukking right it was, and it utterly destroyed Band of Brothers. This is war in Eve, not Animal Crossing. Get over yourself.

            August 22, 2017 at 2:42 PM
          • Darion chimpy

            Let’s recap the exchange. I said the guy that stole the rorq’s and then extorted money is a creep and likely is a creep outside EVE. You disagree saying real life and eve is completely disconnected and just look at GTA and other shooters and how people don’t become terrorists. I explain how your example is crap due to the lack of any consequences for death in shooters versus the 100’s of hours of game time lost due to theft and extortion in this case along with the sheer joy this person felt by doing it.

            This bad example of a human extorted 100’s of hours from some smuck and was proud of his crappy deed. I am not going to congrats him – war, no war, game, not a game. Not really anything more needed to be said. Enjoy the stunted world view you have subscribed to.

            August 22, 2017 at 3:16 PM
          • ViridianNightstalker Maelstrom Darion

            Your logic doesn’t add up at all, How does extorting someone who begs for their stolen goods back make anyone a creep in eve. When people beg to be let go of their ships while tackled, and then get destroyed anyways after paying the ransom how is that any different?

            August 22, 2017 at 6:26 PM
  • thrasher

    pretty sure the plex part is against CCP COC.

    August 21, 2017 at 11:04 PM
  • Addelee

    Original source (as no evidence was presented)

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Eve/comments/6us8ey/thank_you_for_the_rorquals_co2/

    August 22, 2017 at 9:57 AM
  • BEZ

    i heard its stole from test server.. Lamo

    August 23, 2017 at 3:32 PM
  • Johnny Crowe

    Not gonna lie 10/10 would read this article again just for the salty comments.

    August 24, 2017 at 12:12 AM
  • eMtoN

    Odd

    A guy steals your rorqs and you don’t use a contract to ensure their return? The only reason I can think of for them to be in the public hangars is that they won’t show up on an API asset search. Which means he didn’t want someone to know he had 16 rorqs. That… is odd.

    August 24, 2017 at 5:12 AM