The desire for super-capital prowess and the possibility to save a few billion isk drove a player into the dark alleys of the Eve Online underworld. An Eve player under the name of “Unexpected Death” from the P.B.C.H. corporation closed a deal with representatives of Legion of xXDEATHXx to buy an Avatar class titan from theirs lot, little did knew the ironically named player that there was a betrayal brewing in the background as members of Legion of xXDEATHXx and Shadow of xXDEATHXx prepared the trap.

Then roughly 15 minutes after the transaction was complete:

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Like a RL shooting things get blurry after the fact, from the kill-mail we may only presume the naiveness of the downed pilot, as making these kind of transactions in an Etherium Reach null-sec (rather than low-sec), without support in a probably cyno-jammed system or even having the common sense to rely on a third party service (being Chribba or similar) simply leave us speech-less.

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On the other side, kudos to the DRF for pulling this one out which will server as a stark reminder on the cold and betraying nature of Eve Online and it’s players.

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54 Comments

  1. Lorren Canada

    Holy shit, this takes scamming to a new level. We kill carriers all the time in TEST during recruitment scams, but Titans? This sounds personal.

    July 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm Reply
    1. Pimportant

      In Soviet Russia, The Scammer Kills The Titan You Just Bought Off Of Him.
      It's just how the pros do it. Carriers…pfff.

      July 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm Reply
  2. Comic Gold

    This stuff really does just write itself. That character name dies to a big scam? haha.

    This is in the same league as the clown who undocked from Jita 4-4 with 70 plexes in a kestrel and got ganked by loot pirates scanning for just such an opportunity.

    July 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm Reply
    1. Checked_Source

      If you're talking about the 74 Plex Spacemonkey Kestrel; No. That was someone who flew past an alliance engagement with war targets and got popped. It was still stupid, but not that stupid.

      July 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm Reply
    2. One Sided

      The PLEX Kestrel is the best killmail ever.

      July 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm Reply
      1. Pistolero

        Nah,
        Best killmails i've seen,
        -A rapier with a Titan Blueprint getting klled by Brick Squad. in 020, 020 in geminate saw fights over 1500 players in system and a stupid ruskie forgets to move out his Tit bp from cargo before going pew pew.
        -Morsus Mihi Nyx pilot hotdropped a Anshar in Etherium Reach just a few jumps from Paala and Killed it with about 100 Billion in blue prints.

        Thats cool

        July 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm Reply
  3. anon

    other information is that this was an SF Titan.
    either way, wasnt very smart for the pilot to wander in droneregions with no standings.

    July 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm Reply
    1. SF as in the ex-IEGEX corp? lol!

      or solar fleet?

      July 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm Reply
      1. It was alt corp of one of the Directors of Solar Fleet (player BigMaman). He got ganked because UAxMaer (X.I.X FC) spotted supercap fleet moving in our regions without standings. Titan died within 40seconds, nobody was able to stop fire as it was asked in local chat by Solar Fleet alt.
        Compensation of 50b was paid to BigMaman by UAxDEATH.

        Just learn lesson: take care about standings before, not after!

        July 21, 2011 at 6:18 pm Reply
        1. masterochi

          THIS —–>>> "Just learn lesson: take care about standings before, not after! "

          Third party trusted intermediary is worth every cent, and being in 0.0 without standings is never a good idea unless you have a fleet with you. But getting temp standings is most important.

          July 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm Reply
  4. Guest

    It was bought – together with 4 supercarriers – from Solars (Wing or Fleet, doesn't matter). So no scam from xDEATHx, pity that they could not kill 4 other supers.

    July 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm Reply
  5. anon

    i meant solar fleet. there's also some drama on eve-ru reportedly about owner of said titan.

    July 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm Reply
  6. Buggrit

    Next time use a TRUSTED 3rd party who can give assurance and advice.

    Partial fail on the russians, though, they should have sold the rigs. Also some officer fit, a part would have dropped.

    July 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm Reply
    1. we got a con-artist in the house!!! ^__^

      July 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm Reply
    2. citizen of dumbass

      I can provide a trusted third party exchange service

      July 21, 2011 at 11:44 pm Reply
  7. cocks

    your amazing – jeex you ganked a titan, big fucking deal…all you done is stop people buying from you – fucking idiots – you lose out on the long run, just cos you want to some titan on your kb, yeah how elite are you!! what a set of cocks

    July 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm Reply
    1. Bagehi

      Padding you killboard at the expense of your rep to offset impending super losses because of a poorly thought out invasion… priceless.

      July 21, 2011 at 9:23 pm Reply
      1. GTFO

        because russians were trustworthy to begin with AMIRITE?

        July 22, 2011 at 4:09 am Reply
    2. OhSnap

      What are you talking about? This is hilarious!

      If Goons pulled this off, ppl would just say "Oh these gewns again!" Cut the poor Russians some slack.
      They probably got enough Titans to do this kinda thing a dozen times anyway. :)

      July 21, 2011 at 9:42 pm Reply
      1. Goonygoon

        Goons would have set it up to get the payment and keep the titan hull rather than blowing it up.

        July 23, 2011 at 12:38 am Reply
  8. wdfweff

    kudos? riverini you really do come out with some shit

    July 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm Reply
    1. Ex-NC Fodder

      And yet you love to read it wdfweff…not an expert on the matter but I heard podding yourself helps with digesting the haterade…just sayin…

      July 22, 2011 at 10:26 am Reply
  9. MyTitanPloded

    Only in Eve would a bunch of fucktards applaud this behavior. This is exactly an event that should unite eve players into forming a massive coalition to eradicate entities such as these. Too bad people are so enamoured with themselves and harping on CCP, scams, RMT, etc to realize they have the power themselves to clean up eve.

    July 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm Reply
    1. Aurical Cryso

      The bitter is strong in this one.

      July 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm Reply
    2. nope

      well, the thing is, they probably have a larger super fleet than the rest of eve combined.

      they have been botting there for YEARS, they have a ton of shit

      July 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm Reply
      1. Zavulon

        drone regions are shit, they say
        DRF bot, they say

        only NC with their moons were spending their money on what? drakes?
        drf got their stuff becouse they were not selling isk, but invested them in their fleet, but! who wants to hear the truth? yes yes – drf bot. Idiot.

        July 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm Reply
        1. Mra

          U do know the Russians rmt right great investment

          July 22, 2011 at 2:30 am Reply
        2. shitposter

          You live under a rock

          July 22, 2011 at 7:51 am Reply
    3. Carlos

      this is not just the DRF. The goons are well known in the past for pulling some horrific scams a long time before the DRF was around. Dont plame the players or alliances. Instead blame CCP!

      July 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm Reply
      1. Bagehi

        Goons usually take the money and not deliver. This transaction didn't make a lot of sense. Sell under the market price then gank them AFTER delivery? They need to go back to scam school to learn how to run a scam.

        July 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm Reply
        1. Tits

          you make me proud to be a goon.

          July 22, 2011 at 6:27 am Reply
      2. 2004 player

        It is CCP that promotes violence and praise malevolence. I agree with you Carlos.

        July 23, 2011 at 6:25 am Reply
    4. OhSnap

      And I say: This is EVE's way to nerf the Supercap-superiority without stupid CCP fucking it all up.

      July 21, 2011 at 9:44 pm Reply
    5. FU!

      you realize that a RMT trasaction occured b4 they blew up that titan right????

      July 22, 2011 at 3:43 am Reply
    6. idea

      there is an old quote to this "if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen"

      July 22, 2011 at 11:23 am Reply
    7. 2004 player

      It is in human nature to kill ourselves and others just because doing the right thing is too boring or too hard. I personally would like to see a world that was meant to be cold and harsh, but changed by the very people who live in it. Sad to say Eve and the real world is very much alike because people find it more interesting to do evil things rather than to help someone out of kindness. All I can say about this id that Karma has a very interesting way of cycling. Don't worry about people even if they mock you for your opinion. Feel sorry for them. They don't know any better.

      July 23, 2011 at 6:32 am Reply
  10. Marcus McTavish

    Goons do this crap with recruitment.
    Its a cold hard lesson for a person who did not use a trusted 3rd party, did not transfer in a lowsec system and did not have assurance.

    Please if possible try and make this site a little bit unbiassed again.
    All it is now is anti-drf, pl, raiden. and so pro goon propaganda.

    200 v 60 is not a elite fight

    July 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm Reply
    1. Former NC

      Maybe it's a result of the propaganda, but I'm liking the balance of articles. Nobody likes RMTers/ex-BoB/ex-TRI anyway, ain't no amount of spin going to change that.

      July 21, 2011 at 7:13 pm Reply
      1. Carlos

        If u think Goons dont RMT and havent done RMT in the past, then you are naive and spending too much reading mittani's bs propaganda.

        July 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm Reply
        1. masterochi

          You know, I hear a lot of accusation but no one has ever pointed to a large isk transaction and proved Goon involvement in any sort of RMT.

          Now I got issues with Goons and their allies, which I would not discuss here, and I do not know Mittani or any of the leaders but I have been flying as an ally to them this past year and I have never known any of them to propose, condone or allow any sort of RMT.

          If you know of anything, post some evidence but these constant accuastions lower your credibility in particular and these forums in general.

          But, dispite my disappointment for their skills ,I must swear before you all, they are honest and honorable. They do not trade ISKS for money, but build and buy ships.

          If only they would learn English and buy better microphones maybe I would again fly with them. But, to return to my point, slandering Mittani, the Goonswarms or their Allies is unfair and in my witness, is totally incorrect.

          Evidence, or STFU!

          July 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm Reply
  11. xdeathx intel

    drf dc t3… The Titan was stolen during an internal transfer and not sold

    July 21, 2011 at 7:05 pm Reply
  12. EVenews got trolled by evekill comment , this is crazy .

    July 21, 2011 at 10:12 pm Reply
  13. Caustic Castration

    this is why -A- have the right idea, these animals do not have the right to oxygen.

    We should band together (except hobo's and testies) to rid eve of this cartel of rodents

    July 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm Reply
  14. Guest

    moral of the story … don't do business with the legion.

    July 22, 2011 at 1:39 am Reply
    1. OhSnap

      Nah, the NC did business with em for years – never a complaint.

      July 22, 2011 at 2:06 am Reply
      1. FU!

        the nc wasnt ganking the supers they were selling the legion

        July 22, 2011 at 3:45 am Reply
        1. OhSnap

          And in hindsight, that surely was a smart idea…

          July 23, 2011 at 1:04 am Reply
  15. Test member

    I take offense to that, his is our tactic…

    July 22, 2011 at 4:24 am Reply
  16. Annon

    He payed for the Titan, but didnt payed to get alive with it.
    is it so hard to understand its capitalism now all over the world.

    July 22, 2011 at 6:05 am Reply
  17. Annon

    He payed for the Titan, but didnt payed to get alive with it.

    July 22, 2011 at 6:54 am Reply
  18. sour

    what lowlifers jesus! i remember back in the days of piracy and caual pvp…it was unthikable to ransome some1 and still kill him. but whos to expect honor from botters boooo.

    July 22, 2011 at 7:52 am Reply
  19. Gaius_Bismarck

    there is a reason why services like that of Chribba exist and are successful. nuff said.

    July 22, 2011 at 9:04 am Reply
  20. Ungoon

    He paid for a Titan, he got the Titan properly handed over. He didn´t pay for safe passage or a good middleman and he obviously wasn´t able to properly use a Titan.

    His fault only, this is absolutely no scam.

    Congrats on the kill, guys.

    July 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm Reply
  21. Poleinloslobos

    Funny thing the got was paid for his loss as he was a solarfleet alt ? So xxdeath lost 50 billion+ for being stupid… LOL

    July 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm Reply

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