TEST Leviathan Dies in Stain

2017-04-26

A TEST Alliance Please Ignore (TEST) Leviathan worth approximately 118b ISK has been killed tonight by Stainwagon forces in the Stain system of 4GQ-XQ. According to commenters on the /r/eve subreddit, the pilot is planning to quit EVE. He may have tried to sell or give away the titan prior to gating into 4GQ. Those commenters supporting this story say that he was unable to find anyone to sit in the ship. This resulted in a decision to suicide it instead.

As noted by other commenters, however, elements of this story don’t seem to make sense. There is at least one Keepstar accessible to the pilot in question. There, the titan could easily have been traded or contracted to another corpmate, even one who could not fly it. In addition, a small TEST gang was apparently dispatched to attempt to save the Leviathan, further undercutting claims of intentional suicide. It is possible, however, that the would-be rescuers were simply a small roam in the wrong place at the right time.

INN will update this story if more information becomes available.

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Comments

  • huffer

    The “small gang” was just ships from his cargohold, he died alone.

    April 26, 2017 at 11:42 PM
  • Rhivre

    When I first heard this, I thought it was part of the TEST NPSI they announced for someone leaving the game, but this seems a bit weird

    April 27, 2017 at 12:07 PM
  • “Didn’t want that Levi anyway” sure TEST, sure…

    April 27, 2017 at 2:33 PM
  • Arrendis

    That’s what I get for not looking closely enough at the BR when I’m multi-tasking. Thanks for clarifying.

    April 27, 2017 at 6:09 PM
  • Tsyolin

    I was in comms when it went down, from what I understand the dude wanted to quit and whelped all of his shit at once to make sure it happened. As you can imagine, people were pretty pissed about it. Not a chance he tried to give it away, or this wouldn’t have happened.

    April 28, 2017 at 7:32 PM
  • TonyBravo

    “. In addition, a small TEST gang was apparently dispatched to attempt to save the Leviathan, further undercutting claims of intentional suicide.”

    Except you see, if you read the pilot names, it’s all the Titan owner… except one guy… hardly constitutes a gang… if Test were truly trying to save a Titan, there would have been more than just some small subcaps.

    But, yeah, totally undermines the suicide theory right?

    May 1, 2017 at 4:01 AM