Wormholes have their own code of honor. I know, there are plenty of people who laugh at the thought but it’s true. It has developed organically, through the encouragement of guys at the top, and kicking out the guys at the bottom, providing content for those who crave it. This weekend, a large wormhole alliance – Red Coat Conspiracy – was sieged inside its home by the combined forces of Lazerhawks and Blood Union. While the details are still shaking out, it’s clear that Lazerhawks, one of the new kids on the block, has become a formidable force in the short time since its creation. The Lazerhawks corporation was formed a few months ago, out of the ashes of Lead Farmers, who fell apart early this year. Hidden Fremen, the current CEO of Lazerhawks, was part of the leadership of Kill it with Fire. “I did say, as I left LFARM, that I wanted to see if I can bring us back up to the top.” KILL was one of the largest wormhole alliances, and separated into a number of different factions: Hard Knocks, a corporation that parted with the alliance; Lead Farmers, the old executor that remains as a much smaller entity; Black Legion, which accepted a number of the older pilots; and Lazerhawks. Hidden Fremen had the following to say: “Lead Farmers leadership went away. Be it real life or getting burned out, they decided to take it down a notch and get back to casual gameplay…It was expressed that if some roles weren’t doled out to keep the corp running, AU, then NA would leave. We left. I started Lazerhawks with lessons learned and am extremely pleased with the results.”  Lazerhawks have put in consecutive months of ISK destruction that have rivaled their older, more established relatives. They have done all of this very much as insiders to what amounts to the wormhole community. In essence, what we have today is a code that is set by the strongest entities and imposed on the weaker. First: play by the rules. Wormhole organizations have an ability to close ranks quickly if the correct situation presents itself. Second: fight, don’t farm. Third: do not siege out the corporations that fight. This is by nature ephemeral – it changes as the enforcers decide it should change. Much of the taunts, discussion, and diplomacy regarding evictions usually centers around how much or how little the previous rules have been broken by everyone involved. Fremen makes it clear that this eviction was not his plan and that Lazerhawks were brought in for timezone coverage. That doesn’t stop him from disparaging his enemies, though. 2009-12-27-22-16-53 Indeed, Hidden Fremen was quick to point out that in the siege of Red Coat Conspiracy, “[Our allies] don’t evict PvP corps or alliances.” Referencing his own killboard, he states, “we’ll fight anyone.” He’s not exaggerating. It’s clear this is an organization built from the ground up by a man who has seen an alliance fail, and is confident in the final goal. “The biggest thing is that we don’t give a fuck if we’re liked or not. We’re creating content for our members, whether we win or lose.” In truth, they do little else but win, although this story has up to this point been that of the underdog coming into it’s own. As of press time well over 70 billion in assets have been destroyed in Red Coat’s home system. As for Lazerhawks, Hidden Fremen says they will remain shooting ships and creating wormhole content, without any grand schemes for himself or his corporation. According to him, “I’m happy with where we’re at now. Aspiring to reach the top is a silly venture, in the end.” Or, perhaps he’s already there.
Tags: joran, lazerhawks, WH, wormholes

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  • wher

    did you give him blowjob too?

    • Joran

      You seem upset.

      And no, he gave me one.

      • face

        want 1?

        • Ghostspeed

          ^ ^

  • Prial

    Sucked to watch it all go up in flames with the rolling fleet not able to get back in.

  • lolsec

    How does he decide which corps are considered ‘farming’ corps?

  • King

    Welcome the newest wh merc corp.

    • Hidden

      We do all of this for free.

  • anon

    aaaaand now he’s evitcing whale girth. so much for this article, and ‘playing by the rules’.

    • This shtick about Fremen’s “[we] don’t evict PvP corps or alliances” is laughable.

      This is just Lazerhawks bandwagoning with BU/QEX to feel “relevant”.

      • Hidden

        RCC stopped being a PvP corp. You stopped playing Eve and announced the disbanding Obstergo. Your favorite accusation of me wanting to feel relevant is ironic, Mr. CSM.

  • I have huge respect for Crossing Zebras and the authors on the website but this article is whore shit.

    Non of these codes of conduct or rules set by the C5/C6 elite translate to the lower class WH corporations and the so called “rules” are only followed by the same group of people, which is a tiny percentage of the WH community. It’s always the same people.

    These people live in a bubble and only care about themselves and they lost the title wormholers a long time ago.

    • Kamar Raimo

      Not to put too fine a point on it, but how can they “lose the title” when they live in wormholes?

    • Your understanding of wormholes is completely skewed. Who are you to say C5/C6 residents aren’t “wormholers”? I don’t agree with the “rules” and/or “code of conduct” of wormholes, but groups that do are still wormholers.

      Remove the chip from your shoulder and stop hating on groups simply because they made fun of you. It happens.

      • Why don’t you go and find a new home first 🙂

        • We had a new home before the invasion. How’s nullsec and being part of the longest running joke in it?

          • I am not in nullsec.. you know me better then that

    • Joran

      I didn’t see this comment until just now, or I would have smacked some sense into you sooner.

      The codes of conduct or whatever the heck you want to call them are an informal idea that I wanted to detail as part of the article. In fact I make it explicit in the article that they are forced on to others by evictions. And whatever you say about percentages, the simple fact is that the old guard, the C5/C6, whatever they are called, are the ones that have dictated wormholes as they feel necessary.

      In fact, it is still going on as we speak. So whether you agree with it or not, whether you want to call them wormholers or not, to put your head in the sand and say anything that mentions this is somehow betraying your ideals, is misinformed at best.

      • I’ve been living in WH space longer then most of the groups out there so I know a bit about it… I just think anyone who wants to enforce any sort of code of conduct is lame as shit.

        • Kamar Raimo

          Ok, I have never lived in a wormhole, but I personally know some people who do and who have.

          From those sources I know a bit about your background, and based on that information I would say you are stretching it a bit by claiming that you have “been living in WH space longer then (sic!) most of the groups out there.”

          Your hubris is not getting you any friends in case you didn’t notice by now.

          I’d say you are better off doing your podcasts and your informational videos rather than insulting people. That will earn you much more respect than the unnecessary grandstanding you are engaging in here and elsewhere.

          • Kamar, I don’t know who you are or who your sources are but I do not feel I owe anyone an explanation on how long I have been in WH space or not… I have been in WH space longer then most groups, period.

            I am not out to make friends, I see things in a certain way and since I am not living in North Korea I can express my own opinions and debate my point of view… If you don’t like my point of view then bring another point of view to the table or shut the fuck up.

          • Kamar Raimo

            Like so many others you appear to have the misguided notion that insults are a valid method for debate and that simply by stating an opinion you automatically legitimize it.

            I haven’t even made any statement about whether I like your point of view or not. I merely pointed out that presenting it in the way you do will not help your cause.

            You could start explaining your viewpoint by responding to my earlier question below. Maybe this time you can try without using swearwords or making statements that basically amount to: They are wrong because I say so.

          • Go fuck yourself.