RIP Python Cartel
The Python Cartel was active again for a couple of months near the end of 2012. We spent a couple of months having fun but we had just a bare minimum of active pilots to make things playable. Then came this fight on the 16th of November:
...where we got absolutely brutalized by FW during a planned roam with nano-cruisers. Turns out nano-cruisers aren't as amazing as they were the last time Python was heavily active. T3 cruisers tend to eat you alive from almost any range. The results of the above engagement caused several pilots to quit Eve once again and go play DOTA2 (which is a horrible shit game by the way Gamble and Felix you fucks). Without enough pilots to really keep the corp going, I got kind of bored and unsubbed for a few months like I always do. Well I am subbed once again and the first thing I did was apply to a new corp and then do this:
I love the Python Cartel. We still have active forums and people play lots of non-Eve games together still but I don't think we will ever be able to recapture what we had all those years ago. Too many folks are no longer interested in Eve and those that are have moved on to new corps and we couldn't convince them to come back for the final PC revival. So this is for you Pythons. We will always be Pythons and we will still play games together but as an Eve corporation, I am pouring one out for us:
That MS Paint picture is lower quality than you're used to because I did it myself. Next time I'll outsource to Skye again and it will be better. Anyhow, Rest In Peace Python Cartel. Well maybe. Ok probably not. See you guys in 2018 when we resurrect and then die again. And when we do it again in 2022 as well.
Almost Got Me
I moved into a new system and joined a new corp. I started to move some of my stuff in which is a fucking pain in the ass at this point. After five years of playing on and off and living in Egghelende, Gulmorogod, Evati, Resbroko, Ishomilken, Aurohunen, Passari and probably other systems I can't even fucking remember, I have stuff EVERYWHERE. Every time I go to a random system on a roam I'll dock up and find that I have 4 fully fit ships ready to fly in a station I don't even fucking remember ever having docked in. So it's a pain trying to get all my shit together and help would certainly be useful. Good thing this guy offered up his assistance randomly:
[ 03:58:31 ] Space Samuri > hey
[ 03:58:34 ] Space Samuri > XXXXX just talked to me
[ 03:58:39 ] Space Samuri > said you might need help moving stuff to low sec?
[ 03:58:59 ] Spectre3353 > well everything is in lowsec, its just about a dozen jumps away from rancor
[ 03:59:16 ] Space Samuri > need help getting it there?.
[ 03:59:27 ] Space Samuri > its free for all new guys
[ 03:59:37 ] Spectre3353 > yea if you are able that would be swell
[ 03:59:57 ] Space Samuri > what exaclty do u wnat moved
[ 04:00:03 ] Space Samuri > yea np
[ 04:00:43 ] Spectre3353 > good question... ive got a couple bs's and bc's and several thousands mods in passari/ishomilken
[ 04:01:00 ] Space Samuri > oh that's fine
[ 04:01:05 ] Spectre3353 > and lots of smaller ships but i dont think really need to move those over
[ 04:01:07 ] Spectre3353 > i can do them myself
[ 04:01:18 ] Space Samuri > ok go ahead and contract to me whatever you do need moved
[ 04:01:32 ] Spectre3353 > ok thanks let me try and figure out exactly what is worth moving and ill do that
[ 04:01:34 ] Spectre3353 > thanks for the help
[ 04:01:40 ] Space Samuri > np o7
[ 04:01:43 ] Space Samuri > i'l be on for the next few hours>[ 04:02:24 ] Space Samuri > if u have stuff in passari i can move it soon
[ 04:02:29 ] Space Samuri > i'm actually leaving there in a bit
[ 04:02:31 ] Spectre3353 > ok cool thanks
[ 04:02:39 ] Space Samuri > np
[ 04:04:21 ] Spectre3353 > are you moving stuff using a freighter?
[ 04:04:28 ] Space Samuri > yeah
[ 04:04:37 ] Spectre3353 > ok so that can fit a ton of shit right
[ 04:04:42 ] Space Samuri > yeah lol
[ 04:04:49 ] Spectre3353 > ok im used to moving with carriers, way more annoying
[ 04:05:09 ] Space Samuri > yeah freighters 4tw
What a super nice dude! I opened up my assets tab and selected everything in Passari and started to create a contract. Just to be safe though I figured I'd check Space Samuri's corp and standings. Hmm... not in my corp, not in a related corp and not blue. So I asked the person who he said had referred him to me and they said:
[ 04:08:47 ] XXXXX > no i didnt talk to that person
Well son of a bitch. I almost got scammed... and probably deservedly so. I went back and figured I'd at least have some fun with the guy and lead him on after he almost got a few hundred million ISK worth of items out of me:
[ 04:09:54 ] Spectre3353 > i have like a ton of faction mods and some faction bs's i wanted to move too
[ 04:09:59 ] Spectre3353 > youre sure you can get it in here safely?
[ 04:10:10 ] Space Samuri > yup positive
[ 04:10:22 ] Space Samuri > we make sure everything gets there without a doubt
[ 04:10:23 ] Spectre3353 > awesome, im just going to give a trade instead of courier to make it easier
[ 04:10:33 ] Spectre3353 > i have a bunch of plex in there also
[ 04:10:37 ] Spectre3353 > ill just throw them in the lot
[ 04:10:41 ] Spectre3353 > do you want to move some isk for me also?
[ 04:10:47 ] Spectre3353 > i have a few trillion in passari
[ 04:10:50 ] Spectre3353 > i need moved
[ 04:11:30 ] Spectre3353 > if the freighter doesnt have room for that much isk its ok i can haul it in my titan instead
...and he left chat without another word. What a sore sport.