I still hold to the honour of the 1v1 duel, but it must be done according to the Code. An opponent must first prove his worth by passing any one of the three great trials: The Test of Wisdom, the Test of Valour, or the Test of Fortitude.
For some reason, people I bump often demand that I duel them according to their own terms, rather than the Code. To which I respond, "Who died and made you the Supreme Protector?"
You will remember Eno Bray, a Code violator from Kino who recently earned the dubious distinction of being featured in a "Tears of the Day" post. He demanded I meet him in Deven, a lowsec system. I asked him a leading question because "meet me in lowsec" is a Miner Bingo line.
But there was a twist. Eno Bray didn't want me to duel him, he wanted me to duel his PvP alt in another system. I had not yet encountered this variation, so I was a bit confused at first.
I gave him an appropriate response.
Eno continued to attempt to negotiate a 1v1 duel on behalf of his alt, but I tried to steer the conversation back toward a more reasonable course, one guided by the Code.
Eno Bray > All i see is that you are pussying outI tried to explain that in EVE, every player must defend himself. He cannot make threats with one character and cash the checks on an alt. Eno continued to rage, refusing to read the relevant section of the Code.
Eno Bray > Deven.
James 315 > Eno Bray are you brave enough to do battle with me?
Eno Bray > Go to Deven.
Eno Bray > Im brave enough to kick your ass. but not with my miner alt
James 315 > Eno Bray allow me to make one thing clear. I am the Supreme Protector of Kino. you do not tell me where to go. I go wherever I please
Eno Bray > My PvP alt is stuck in Deven. if youd like, put your title on the line
Eno Bray > and get out there, and put your testicles where your mouth is
James 315 > filled with so much hate and anger...when you join the New Order, you will shed bothSadly, the conversation was derailed, ruining all hopes that we could organize a proper 1v1 that day.
Eno Bray > Ive never met someone like you before. You should be in the looney bin
James 315 > every great man in history was accused of being crazy
Eno Bray > Like Hitler
Eno Bray > oh wait
Eno Bray > sorry i meant, Charles Manson
James 315 > in what possible way am i like either of those two?
Eno Bray > Discrimination towards miners?
James 315 > you are being far too literal...come down off the soapboxFinally, Eno concluded that I was a mere troll, not a true warrior. I don't know where he got that idea, but he terminated the conversation.
Eno Bray > SOAP BOX?!@ SOAPBOX?!#(&@TY( &(
Eno Bray > says supremem bullshitter of caldari
Eno vowed never again to respond to my "troll" antics. A bold, but misguided notion. Would it last?