I logged in today for a few minutes. I noticed a strange red crossed swords symbol in the corner of my EVE client. Turns out my Alliance had war declared on it a few days ago. The aggressor’s BIO suggests they can do mercenary work, while their kill-board suggests they don’t do a great deal of it. They had reinforced my POCO and about 30 minutes before I had logged in destroyed 3 of them. Missed content.
The last POCO comes out of reinforcement tomorrow. Not sure why the timing was so different – it shouldn’t have been. There were 14 Leshaks, a Nestor and Damnation on the kill mails, and the the POCO were taken down in around 10 minutes. Not much I could have done about it even if I was aware it was happening. Maybe I could have got some screen captures? Never mind.
I have remarked many times that I earnt little ISK from them. The tax rates were set very low, the minimum possible (just so I could see who was using it) if anyone asked for standings. Actually, I think it was barely higher than that anyway. For quite a while the 4 of them combined would only earn 1 or 2M ISK a month. I haven’t paid them any attention, and I haven’t used them myself for quite some time. Looking at the Planetary tax income it looks like I made 40M across the four of them in the last month. That could have been a record. They might have finally paid for themselves!
I am partially bemused by this turn of events; and slightly embarrassed that anyone relying on them will be inconvenienced (and likely charged lots more tax).