Been quite ill so not much to post about in the last week; I missed what looked like some fantastic fights between us and M34N, details are: here. Not 100% sure about the causes of the loss in blue standings but it's a great pity. I think we definitely worked well together but am sure egos had something to do with the breakdown. The loss of the M34N carrier may have put a repproachment beyond us.
What else have I missed? A quick scan on the KB also shows a 5-billion isk kronos kill, a romp into null-sec, an ass kicking by some ECM heavy gang, a T1 and T2 frigate roam and some lol-kills. And lots and lots of loot to sell. In other words, a typical Bastard week.
Am busy reading up on the missed blogs and will have some summaries for everyone soon.
However, just to keep you all amused, I want to thank Pi'rate, one of our newer members for helping us refine our loot-system where the plunder from our kills are sorted out, valued and categorised - all ready for sale either in Hek or Jita. Loot handling has always been done manually. Loot sales and the isk share from our plundering is one of only a small handful of sources of income for us and the procedure needs to be crystal clear; even amongst us pirates. Nothing would poison the corporation than distrust of this nature. Loot thievery would no doubt increase and it would be a nasty affair sorting out who gets what when the dust settles after every fight.
It does get complicated in multi-corp gangs however and we need to put in a system where it doesn't de-generate into a mad grab for loot....but then again, we're pirates and there by treasure!
Still, it is an involved process but deemed open and fair. Each kill and the loot dropped from the kill is split equally between all involved members, including those not involved in dealing damage such as scouts and those providing intel leading up to the kill. All loot kills are collected up and sold as a batch once every couple of months.
With the high rate of pirating we've had; that's a lot of loot with a lot of potential isk and an appreciable amount of administration to keep people up dated. Thanks therefore has to go to RoninD and Jed (to name two) who have been doing a bulk of the work.
Now, check out the results below:
Automated with a handy program that tells us the value of each item sold for each kill. We already know who is involved in each kill through the KB kill-id (held separately) but this organisation of the loot drop is now pure sex and almost an automated process. We can log into the forum and check on the progress. All we need now is for the allocation of the isk share to be done automatically, at the end of each month (for example) and it will be win, win, win.
What can I say but pure sex?
Piracy does pay and we're lucky it has been paying quite well. All we have to do is to keep on looting, ransoming and plundering ships across New Eden and wait for the isk to appear in our wallets a couple of months later. I have a 'phoon and tempest to put together and the isk will come in very handy.....love to hear what 'phoon and tempest set-ups peeps out there think are the 'dogz bollocks'.
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