The modern era of EvE has seen the rise of concentrated campaigns of terror and suicide ganking in high-sec.   Sometimes, these campaigns have a strategic goal, a la the Goon’s Ice Interdiction, and others have the simple goal of tear harvesting like Hulk-a-geddon.  These efforts are well publicized and carebears catch word to stay docked until the campaign is over.  The carebears weren’t so lucky this week.

Chinese Tear Farmers Strike High-Sec

The last week has seen a campaign of terror that has gone unpublicized and the destructon of ships together worth more than 100 billion isk.  The targets of the ganking were faction battleships, marauders, and tech 3 cruisers.  Curiously, Goons, TEST, and the other usual suspects were absent from the list of involved parties on the kill mails. The perpetrators of the ganking instead came from an unusual group: the Chinese.

Evenews24 was informed of the campaign by capsuleer Mrdiao who provided us with links to the (API verified) killmails.  The carnage wrought by these suiciding Tornadoes came from a simple calculation of success.  As Mrdiao stated in his submitted BR: “Then I got an idea: well, since many people are just looking for simple poping fun and comparing the kill/loss ratio, why not just doing this in the high-sec? 6 Tornado(360M in total) can easily kill a golem maybe worth 1.5B or more, awesome kill raito! [sic]”

For only have started on February 21st, the Chinese EvE community was able to summon an incredible amount of havoc.  Highlights incude:

4.4B Charon:

3.4B CNR:

3.4B Tengu:

3.8B Machariel:

3.9B Occator:

300M  Hookbill:

The campaign was enough fun that word began to spread and each night participation in the festivities increased.  Further, it managed to convert pilots who were dedicated carebears into “really blood-thirsty bad guys”.  It will be exciting to see if this event leads directly to the creation of a dangerous Chinese PVP community in New Eden.

Consider yourself warned Carebear Nation.

– Maxwell Albritten

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  1. Guest

    Aren't the Chinese on their own server?

    February 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm Reply
    1. Utilizing a VPN they can easily get on tranquility.

      Yes they have their own server, but there are ways to escape from the matrix. Also, iirc Hong Kong internet laws arent as restrictive as the one from the mainland, at least that's what my RL work chinese suppliers used to tell me.

      February 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm Reply
      1. Silentskills

        Elaborate further on this. I haven't managed to get past college servers to play eve. I figure getting past the Chinese government would be significantly harder.

        February 28, 2012 at 5:42 pm Reply
        1. Grad

          You need to do your own research on this. VPN r network equivalent if ninja's!

          February 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm Reply
        2. TROLOLOL

          you can't even get past your college servers? Google is your friend.

          Don't tell me they banned that too.

          February 28, 2012 at 11:16 pm Reply
      2. AAA Whos that

        Most of the "Chinese" players I have met are Taiwanese. Very different folks (Quite nice actually) and very different rules/laws. I would almost be willing to bet a few bil that the players described in the article are actually Taiwanese.

        February 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm Reply
        1. Hohohoh

          Don't let facts get in the way of a good story.

          February 29, 2012 at 8:04 am Reply
      3. Anonymouse

        Hong Kong is also not Chinese. China oversees their foreign relations, but that's about it.

        February 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm Reply
        1. allianc

          I believe it is a part of China, while they may believe themselves to be unique snowflakes, they are in fact not.
          its like saying texans arent americans, the federal government overseas their foreign relations, but thats about it.

          Also they are in fact Chinese, even if they are from Taiwan, unless of course they are mostly ethnically Taiwanese, then you would be correct.

          February 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm Reply
          1. svelte bawls

            Have you dealt with Texans? Trust me, they aren't Americans. they formed their own country once and they're welcome to do it again.

            February 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm
          2. daas

            i don't think most of them realize they are back in the union, heck, last time i was down there, peopel were flying the Stars and Stripes UNDER the Texas Star

            February 29, 2012 at 2:51 am
        2. M1k3y

          Boo the guy who actually checks his facts!!!

          February 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm Reply
    2. Akrasjel Lanate

      They have and from what i heard it's now free to play

      February 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm Reply
  2. Bear1990

    That Tengu is worth nearer 5 bil, A type Invulns are around the 1 bil mark at the moment

    February 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm Reply
  3. MAO


    February 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm Reply
    1. Arguecat

      MIAO MIAO!

      February 28, 2012 at 11:20 pm Reply
      1. daas

        its a communist cat!

        (please tell me someone remembers the old Meta webcomic?)

        February 29, 2012 at 2:49 am Reply
  4. rover

    How to you get from high sec ganking to Chinese PVP community?

    February 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm Reply
    1. Dick Cheezburger

      Seriously, that's on hell of a stretch. If the chinese can't steal it, exploit it, or farm it, they're not interested.

      February 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm Reply
    2. No one important

      I love how Riv paints Goons as "griefers" but this new group as "PVPers". Classic.

      February 28, 2012 at 4:55 pm Reply
      1. MAlbritten

        Sup dawg? Riv didn't write this piece. Also, my intention wasn't to paint what this is as PVP but rather imply that it could lead them to real pvp in the future.

        February 28, 2012 at 4:59 pm Reply
        1. M1k3y

          Either way its still ganking…

          February 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm Reply
        2. Mhm

          Lol i highly doubt it. You're hilarious though.

          February 28, 2012 at 11:17 pm Reply
      2. Random Miner

        well, they were actually attacking warships right? not miners? It's a bit less puss of them to at least attack fighting ships

        February 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm Reply
        1. Hum


          February 29, 2012 at 3:16 am Reply
          1. Random Miner

            missed that, i take it back, instead of 90% douche, they are 100% douche…lol

            February 29, 2012 at 7:01 am
    3. MAlbritten

      It's not rare that someone gets their first taste of pvp action by high-sec griefing and ganking. As this is the first concentrated effort by any Chinese players on Tranq, it isn't impossible to imagine that they could continue to act in concert and begin to have an impact on more than just carebears.

      February 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm Reply
    4. Cynic

      I'm more interested in seeing a campaign board or some sort of focused participation on the KMs. Besides a few names that reappear and many others being more or less no name corps or NPC corps, all it tells me is that it's a few people multi-boxing or even 1 guy with whatever those programs are that allow you to control a dozen+ clients at once.

      I could resubmit the same info with slight tweaks and say members of congress, or the Egyptian Mafia or whomever are ganking pricey highsec stuff for tears.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:48 pm Reply
        Need register.
        In Chinese but you can try google translate. Contains all details of the campaign.

        February 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm Reply
        1. zzz

          yo i tried to register it needs to be manually approved? come on.

          February 29, 2012 at 3:47 am Reply
  5. HR4ever

    Since when is high sec ganking news?

    February 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm Reply
    1. MAlbritten

      Reread the second paragraph and you'll get there.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:05 pm Reply
  6. adopt

    This is probably revenge for what PL/FHC did to the Chinese server

    February 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm Reply
  7. CareBearStares

    You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous of which is "never get involved in a space war in Asia," but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never take your eyes off of D-Scan when your multi bill hull is on the line!"

    February 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm Reply
    1. what the hell

      Not at all. I got ganked in my T2 fit golem don't know what does those fxxing crazy people fill in brain.

      February 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm Reply
      1. CareBearStares

        Man, what?

        February 28, 2012 at 11:46 pm Reply
        1. daas

          and a third lesser known blunder "dont fly your T2 ships under the influence of copious amounts of THC"

          February 29, 2012 at 2:47 am Reply
          1. CareBearStares

            LOL usually because when listing that blunder comes around it's replaced by, "What were we talking about?"

            February 29, 2012 at 3:51 am
  8. yellow menace

    inb4 Chinese power block conquers TQ

    February 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm Reply
  9. Shadowy guy

    Its an Occator not a viator btw

    February 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm Reply
    1. MAlbritten

      Sho' nuff. Haven't seen an Occ in so long my brain just went to Viator. Name has been changed in article. Thanks.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm Reply
    2. Arguecat


      February 28, 2012 at 11:22 pm Reply
  10. 0bserver

    Nice, that funny game transformed into BS killmails, funny videos and thats it… time for CCP to sell this "awesomegame", if anyone is tarded'nuf to buy it.

    February 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm Reply
  11. AAA Whos that

    Anyone ever see the Hypocrisy in High sec ganks? So-called Pvpers think that PvP should be everywhere. Always their justification anyways. But at the same time, popping multibillion isk hulls is akin to the "Carebears" they despise….. shooting red crosses that don't particularly shoot back.

    Whatever floats your boat, but I certainly prefer shooting others who want to shoot you, and who could teach you a thing or two about actual PvP. With an actual trepidation that you could lose something whilst trying to do the same to another……

    Shooting bears, dropping Titans on BS gangs, Super blobs, 500 V 500 lagfests…….

    WTF has happened to eve?

    February 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm Reply
    1. chaky

      so fucking true. kidnapping a candy from a kid? they think that's funny?
      they need to go see a doctor

      February 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm Reply
      1. If your 5-year-old kid has multi-billion cash in his bag and no bodyguard when he walk 5 miles to school everyday, you can't really blame anyone for kidnapping him you know

        February 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm Reply
        1. Ohhai

          Do you always spout complete bullshit like that sentence above? Latent criminal.

          February 28, 2012 at 11:25 pm Reply
        2. If he had multi-billion cash in his back this motherfucker wouldn't be walking anywhere without a dump-truck carrying his ass. Goodluck Kidnapping him.

          February 29, 2012 at 5:04 am Reply
        3. Buggrit

          If he's got multi-billion cash in the bag, he's got some guys with biceps the size of your thighs armed to the teeth all around him.

          Meaning – when travelling do a passive fit.

          February 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm Reply
    2. Ohhai

      aye cap'n +1 don't mind the haters.

      February 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm Reply
  12. Zeroniss

    Nice article Maxwell.

    I look forward to seeing what this holds for the future of our sandbox. The emergence of new interest groups in the nullsec wars is always an interesting thing as each introduces their own brand of the EVE experience to the game.

    I really do hope they continue to foster their PVP spirits from this and realise there is a world of Pew Pew out there where their targets will shoot back at them too 😉

    February 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm Reply
    1. Buggrit

      What the crap is this? They're harvesting. Pure and simple.

      February 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm Reply
    2. I Post Comments

      If sov was changed so it became way too expensive to hold onto 90% of the unused space the super alliance had there would always be new people settling into 0.0.

      March 2, 2012 at 2:32 am Reply
  13. AttikusF

    Welp……not REALLY going after the miner's are they ? And so far it looks like exclusively caldari systems. Nothing really new here TBH.

    February 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm Reply
  14. DarthNefarius

    Looks like the expensive targets were actively tanked shield ships or haulers of T3's I'm guessing that they were all AFK hauling when they were targeted? Interesting tactic especially since many the examples were in .7 not just .5

    February 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm Reply
  15. Gvraget Anun
    February 28, 2012 at 6:27 pm Reply
  16. Gary Bell
    February 28, 2012 at 6:42 pm Reply
  17. Themick

    Just to clear things up for those who are confused: The Chinese do have their own server, Serenity. However, some are also able to access TQ through a couple different ways, especially if they happen to be geographically located close to an area with less restriction.

    Also, while their server is F2P, since they are on TQ, they are still regulated to the subscription based system we are.(obvious, I know, but some people may need this to be pointed out to them)

    February 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm Reply
  18. Former NC

    Simple tips to keeping expensive shit alive:

    Once you get it out of Jita keep it out of Jita, and off the main travel routes.
    Never ever use it for anything other than carebearing in a small constellation.
    Never take it out of this constellation.
    If for some reason you absolutely need to move it and can't get it couriered to its destination, DON'T USE FUCKING AUTOPILOT.
    And finally, if you're still unable to avoid ganking then don't buy the ship and learn to skill properly.

    I for one am tooling up a Vindicator for some proper pew-pew, fuck keeping expensive shit docked or only for carebearing. I might end up losing it but I'll have so much more fun.

    February 28, 2012 at 8:02 pm Reply
    1. nenny

      i haz a vindi thats worth close 2 4bill and its set up 4 pvp, id use it as well and die in it other then the fact that my corp CEO has said im NOT ever 2 fly it into pvp otherwise ill be kick from corp…. still thinking of a funny way 2 lose it thow :)
      if anyone haz a idea let me know

      February 29, 2012 at 2:59 am Reply
      1. Former NC

        Your CEO doesn't sound like much fun.

        February 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm Reply
    2. Shattershark

      Also, cheap fits save ships. Most of those shiny mission fits are retarded and/or excessive.

      Don't know what's the big deal about that ganking spree, though. My two alts scored 80bil in five months while using missions to regain sec status and training all the way from zero to destroyers to battleships.

      February 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply
  19. some dude

    This is why we can't have nice things.

    February 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm Reply
    1. Arguecat


      February 28, 2012 at 11:19 pm Reply
  20. Lies!

    Only 2 of those 6 were API'd… The unAPI'd ones are fake till I see me some API VERIFACATION!!!

    February 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm Reply
  21. pink panther

    this shit is not PVP its just retarded ganking. If you wanna pvp go to lowsec wardec or go to 0.0

    February 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm Reply
  22. Random Miner

    With no insurance it's still all loss for the gankers, and the one's being ganked are still getting insurance. And no, this was not pvp ….lol

    February 28, 2012 at 10:12 pm Reply
    1. zzz

      shut the fuck up faggot its about ganking mission fags with purple mods.

      February 29, 2012 at 3:52 am Reply
    2. Buggrit

      You got any idea what the crap insurance on a machariel is??

      February 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm Reply
  23. Arguecat

    It's hard to go against "tear harvesters" in this game. They are a problem to the game and society with that sociopathic behaviour.

    February 28, 2012 at 11:27 pm Reply
    1. daas

      sociopathic? fun fact, given an environment with no restrictions and a guarantee get-away (such as eve online) 90% of subjects tend to go for the "tear extraction"a dn be total dicks, since environments like this are the only way to see someone's true personality unhindered by social restrictions.

      February 29, 2012 at 2:54 am Reply
  24. eve player

    i wonder where all the pricey faction and officer mods that survived went let me guess for sale on chinese RMT websites

    February 29, 2012 at 12:34 am Reply
  25. Gunny

    Red Chinese gankers, seriously who gives a shit. Glad they have their own server.

    February 29, 2012 at 2:20 am Reply
  26. zzz


    February 29, 2012 at 4:04 am Reply
  27. Buggrit

    When travelling put a massive passive tank + cover the explo hole. Also passive tank the shields. The machariel could easily have taken 3 times that much gank.

    February 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm Reply
  28. Acac Sunflyier

    I didn't know the Chinese could even play Eve with all that government censorship goig on

    February 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm Reply
  29. xpat

    I can confirm I had no issue accessing eve from Shenzhen.

    I would imagine there would be no issues in anyof the other SEZs.

    February 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm Reply

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