Without ever leaving the shields in the home system with Resilan, I log my neutral alt in and a quick d-scan shows a lot of ships at the outer planet. Some of them have the Insidious Design tag but they are not located at the Insidious Design tower.
There is another tower out here and a quick check reveals that it is a Hard Knocks tower. And oops! The Insidious Design ships are floating inside the Hard Knocks tower. That cannot be good for Insidious Design. Unless Hard Knocks built that Archon overnight, they have stolen it from Insidious Design.
The next step is to check out the main Insidious Design tower REDRUM. The tower is there, but the screenshot below tells the tale better than I can. The modules are being destroyed by the Moros and Archon both of which I have since been told were stolen from Insidious Design.
Later discussions with J3rz11, of Hard Knocks, revealed that the presence of Transmission Lost played into their hands. After we left, the Insidious Design pilots were not able to verify that one of our pilots (Kalseth) in a cloaky Legion had left the wormhole. The leadership decided to call it a night because of that which played into the hands of Hard Knocks. They were poised and ready and once the leadership logged, the thievery began.
By my count, they got a Moros, an Archon, 7 Orcas and a host of smaller ships which was in addition to the 3 towers and the defense modules they took. Once they offlined and unanchored the towers, they put them back online with lots of guns and ewar but without any shields. Next they rape caged the towers leaving a nasty set of bug catchers for any pilots who logged off in the tower.
This was a good day for Hard Knocks as they managed to steal everything which was not nailed down. I am sure other stories will be written about it. It was interesting to literally watch is unfold on my screen.
Tower + CEO Kills
Ayeson of Hard Knocks posted the following video on the official Eve forums here.
Maybe one of the Hard Knocks diplomats can respond to this article and answer a question. Was this a response to Night Beagle's running for CSM or had this been planned prior to him announcing his intent to run?
As a final thought, wormholes are a dangerous place to fly, but the lack of robust security measures for towers makes it even more dangerous. You can lose everything while you are logged off and there is nothing you can do about it. You absolutely must trust the directors of your corp to set things up correctly and protect your assets. This is why so many of us who live in wormhole space have been asking for better or more robust security measures.