Death... IN SPACE

20th August 2008 – 7.36 am

Coming out of dock from Perimeter station I hear sounds of a firefight. This isn't as uncommon as I would have expected in high-sec space, but it is still a little concerning when powerful ships decide to battle it out in front of a heavily populated space station. I have not normally hung around to watch the scrap, but this time I was intrigued. There were three ships involved that I could tell, and many drones were buzzing around the Drake in the centre of it all. It's not long before the drake blows up dramatically, but to my surprise the fighting continues! The aggressors pod the pilot, leaving his frozen corpse floating in orbit near the station.

I was a little taken aback by this, partly because it was such a merciless act, and partly because there didn't seem to be any Concord intervention afterwards. As I understand it, kill rights don't extend to destroying escape pods. Even so, I don't know what motivated the dogfight in the first place, or who first attacked whom, so I will not draw any assumptions. It was a nice display of fireworks, though.

  1. 4 Responses to “Death... IN SPACE”

  2. For a weekly fee, a corporation can declare war on another corporation or alliance. This makes Concord look the other way and you can fight war targets with impunity even in highsec. Pods are free game under wardecs as well.

    By Winged Nazgul on Aug 20, 2008

  3. So Concord are simply a 1920s police force... IN SPACE? Yikes.

    By pjharvey on Aug 21, 2008

  4. Members of the same Corp can also freely attack each other, although I doubt that's what happened in this case.

    By Btek on Aug 22, 2008

  5. Just to clarify for new players, you will not be war dec'd as you start belonging to powerful NPC corporations. So new players are 'relatively' safe.

    Realy enjoying reading your eve journey from the beginning.

    By Michael on Feb 1, 2011

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