Luck. You may only have it for a moment, but afterwards everything changes. However, luck doesn’t counteract stupidity and a lack of game knowledge. This is one of those stories.
The Golden Goose
I messaged Dark Lord Digital to ask why he would fit such a monstrously expensive Ferox and how he had managed to afford it.
His luck started when he won 500 million ISK off an EVE Radio competition. As a three-month-old player, the ships he had been flying weren’t that expensive, so he put all his winnings into his SOMER.Blink account. And this was where his luck literally paid dividends. Over the next few hours, he managed to turn that 500 million ISK into 16 billion ISK. That's luck at its finest.
Easy Come, Easy Go
Taking his 16 billion ISK in winnings, and being a little bit bored, he first decided to take a 1 billion ISK Ferox into low-sec, losing it in a fabulous ball of fire.
A week later, once again bored, and after spending 8 billion ISK on his Ferox, he decided to take it to Rancer, where he got caught by a gate camp and produced this lossmail.
That's right. It was an officer-fit Ferox. When I asked Dark Lord about this, he said:
[20:10:35] Dark Lord Digital > the fact that i started playing a couple months ago and had no idea I weren't supposed to put all that on ferox
[20:11:51] Targie McRed > ahh fair enough
[20:12:27] Dark Lord Digital > lol, yea. have since been re-educated
In the end, Dark Lord wasn't angry about his loss. He took it in his stride:
[20:16:25] Dark Lord Digital > yea, but it's learning experience
A funny point to note is that, after killing the Ferox, all three members of the hostile party had a 1 billion ISK bounty added to each of them.