Friday, September 21, 2018

The Code in Italian

What's this? The Code in Italian?


Bellissimo!


You can thank Agent Mordred Redeye for The Code in Italian translation. The Code is now available in nine different languages: Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. Just another sign of our extraordinary dominance in EVE. CCP may be cutting back on foreign language support, but the New Order only grows more accessible.

Nine languages! And to think, the Anti-Gankers can't even write properly in one.


Code merch? You never know. We've seen bumper stickers and laminated mining permits before.


BONUS!

Agent CiXiang Reytzenstein has crafted another piece of Code artwork:


Once we've filtered out all of the non-compliance and bot-aspirancy, highsec will be a sight to behold.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

If You Ignore Them, They'll Go Away


If you're going to come up with an excuse for not buying a mining permit, "I only have 10 million isk" is a really bad one.


spartan cero lost his Venture. Despite having plenty of money for a permit, he chose not to purchase one from Agent Lewak. Instead, the miner decided to buy a new Venture and augment its defenses.


...Slightly.


Some miners complain that they weren't warned about the Code before being ganked. It's an unpersuasive excuse, especially after they get ganked the second time.

...In the same system. In the same asteroid belt. In the same hour.


Every Agent loves an opportunity to name-drop the Saviour of Highsec. Without realizing it, spartan cero created one.


The miner's ignorance suggested that he was a new player. Actually, he'd been playing EVE for several months before he was ganked. In that time, the only thing he'd learned about the game was misinformation.


Agent Lewak defeated spartan cero in spaceship PvP and verbal PvP. Now the miner wanted a rematch--in verbal PvP, at least. He attempted to craft some sort of rhetorical trap.


...But whatever line of questioning spartan was attempting to set up, he dropped it. My name triggered him, I think.


The Code is the only thing happening in highsec, the most populated area of EVE. As it always does, it attracted attention. Content!


The nine-month EVE veteran believed that a poorly fit Venture was his only path to success. Lewak knew better: The only thing spartan needed in order to prosper in the game was the Code. And Lewak had already given it to him, twice.


"The mighty CODE. alliance only wants attention. If everyone ignores them, they'll get bored and go away." Such was the thinking of the bot-aspirant carebears... in 2012. It's hard to be more wrong than that. In fact, CODE. is one of the few organizations in EVE from 2012 that still exists today, and we grow more powerful and more relevant every day.


The miner logged off in a huff, leaving our Agent to sum up the day's events for everyone watching in local chat:


No one can, in good faith, seriously recommend to another player that they should attempt to resist the Code. It doesn't work. It never has and it never will. The only proven path to prosperity is compliance.

Always!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Perfect Code, Perfect Process

Highsec is such an orderly place these days--and it's all thanks to the Code.


Consider this gank. Was the destruction of this Retriever a senseless act of violence? Random griefing? Bullying? Or--heaven forbid--torture?


On the contrary. Each and every gank is thoroughly vetted. An extensive process takes place before and after the gank to ensure that no reasonable complaint can be made. And it's always done perfectly.


Consider the case of Nakari Gufrai. He had a mining permit. The rebels and Anti-Gankers and bot-aspirant apologists out there will tell you that a New Order mining permit is worthless. They'll insist that you're just as likely to be ganked following the Code as not following it. "Being at your keyboard doesn't make a difference." But look at what actually happened here.


Agent Lawrence Lawton's conduct couldn't be questioned by any reasonable, rational person. Adding an extra layer of protection, Agent Guybertini (who issued the original permit to Nakari) was immediately contacted so that he could review the matter himself.


Nakari was given a post-gank interview to see if there was anything Agent Lawrence missed. Despite being a ganked permit-holder, Nakari couldn't complain. He didn't have any grounds for complaint, and he knew it.


Nevertheless, some of the miner's worst instincts came to the surface.


As an emergency measure, our Agent deployed the name of the Saviour of Highsec.


For the worst miners, hearing my name will make them squeal with rage. For the better miners, it makes them open their wallets.


Everything worked out just fine. So much for all those horror stories you hear from the theme park advocates about bullying and harassment.


Guybertini had just learned of Nakari's permit revocation when he received news that the miner had paid up again. The New Order is extraordinarily efficient.


Nakari proudly presented his shiny new permit. He didn't have a problem with the way he was treated. Why should anyone else? When it comes to criminal justice, the Code and its enforcers are the gold standard. Everyone has a lot to learn from us.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tapestry of Tears, Part 19

Previously, on MinerBumping... Lahnius suffered a humiliating loss when one of his prized Nakugard refineries was destroyed by Failed Diplomacy corp. With his already-battered reputation in tatters, Lahnius began using a new strategy: Having his own alts talk him up in local chat.


In the past, few people believed Lahnius when he claimed to score victories against the Code. Mr None, one of Lahnius' alts, was able to support his claims. He was a witness to everything.


At times, Lahnius ran more than one alt; Blayne Shinn reported to duty in local chat.


As with his other alts, Madyson Landar shared the same schedule as Lahnius. When their leader logged off, so did the rest of them. On the bright side, Nakugard was spared all of their chatter whenever Lahnius was offline.


Once Lahnius started talking with his alts, he was hooked. He couldn't get enough of it.


Since fewer and fewer Nakugard residents were willing to speak with Lahnius, the rebel leader grew increasingly dependent upon his alts for conversation and support.


Nevertheless, not everyone who lived in Nakugard was an alt of Lahnius--and pretty much anyone who wasn't his alt disliked him. But there was another disadvantage to the "chatting with alts" strategy:


...When his alts lost ships, Lahnius lost them, too.


Failed Diplomacy's wardec was still active, so they took the opportunity to destroy two of Lahnius' Navy Scorpions. Fittingly (no pun intended), the alts used identical fits.


Like a pufferfish, Lahnius had used his alts to make himself appear bigger than he really was. The disastrous loss of his Navy Scorpions proved how expensive that strategy could be. He returned to relying primarily on his own account to fill Nakugard with gibberish.


Not everything had been taken from Lahnius--at least, not yet. Two of his three refineries were still intact.


Failed Diplomacy corp had cost Lahnius a lot. Yet the true hatred of his life remained: Agent Alt 00.


Lahnius urged Alt 00 to have Failed Diplomacy step aside so that they could settle their differences in solo combat. If Alt 00 accepted the challenge, everything would come down to one decisive battle for the fate of Nakugard.

To be continued...

Monday, September 17, 2018

Tapestry of Tears, Part 18

Previously, on MinerBumping... The war was taking its toll on Lahnius. He'd dreamed of fighting a righteous crusade against Agent Alt 00 and the rest of the mighty CODE. alliance, only to be embroiled in a war with Failed Diplomacy corp. Then the worst happened: Failed Diplomacy destroyed Lahnius' precious refinery. But Lahnius wasn't out of the game yet.


Lahnius had a fantasy about getting CODE. members banned by reporting a conspiracy theory to CCP. Naturally, Lahnius shared this fantasy with Nakugard local.


Late at night, Nakugard was quiet. Lahnius noticed that Alt 00 was still in the system, though, so he challenged her to argue with him.


Our Agent was AFK. Unlike the miners she hunted, however, she was safely docked up in accordance with the Code and common sense. Her account merely logged chat. Lahnius kept chatting.


Without anyone to talk to, Lahnius mused about highsec politics. Maybe Anti-Ganking would wise up and figure out a way to defeat the New Order, or maybe Pandemic Legion would do it.


Lahnius felt he was in a stronger strategic position than when the Failed Diplomacy wardec started. They destroyed his refinery, true, but he'd gathered so much intel in the meantime.


What Lahnius needed was a way to translate his intel into victories in actual spaceship battles. That goal, so far, proved elusive. Maybe random people who saw him chatting in local would provide the necessary firepower.


Lahnius gradually realized that he was alone, broadcasting his message into the cold, dark emptiness of space.


Alt 00 eventually logged off for the night, though another account remained in system to log chat in her absence. Would Lahnius find a reason to continue talking?


Lahnius boasted to anyone who would listen, which was pretty much no one. Whatever plans Lahnius had with his "lady", they were put on hold for this nonsense.


The next day, our Agent was scouting nearby systems when he ran into Blayne Shinn. From his previous encounters with Blayne, Alt 00 knew him to be an alt of Lahnius.


Another of Lahnius' alts, Mr None, joined the conversation. It seems Lahnius had found a solution to his problem of having no one to talk to: He spoke to his own alts, giving them commands--which they of course promptly obeyed. They even laughed at his jokes.


Unlike other EVE players, who called Lahnius a crackpot, Lahnius' alts completely agreed with his conspiracy theories.


Lahnius enlisted the support of yet another of his alts, Madyson Landar. She was able to confirm Lahnius' suspicions about the Saviour of Highsec. At last, the rebel leader had found his following.

To be continued...