Thursday, September 27, 2012

Highsec Miner Grab Bag #5

Welcome to another edition of the Grab Bag! It's time to chill out, relax, and enjoy drinking in another collection of miscellaneous miner tears.

Miners have pursued a wide variety of different strategies for defeating me. So far they've all come up short. I have to give Kosh Tolstar some credit for his originality: If miners stop paying me for awhile, maybe my subscription will run out!

Here's a good example of the Internet Tough Guy Syndrome and how rapidly it can be cured with bumping. Agent BillMurray transformed the miner within 60 seconds:

Next is a series of curious communications from Sam Vega:

First he sends me an EVEmail calling me "mr. breivik".

Later, when I bumped him out of the ice field, he did it again.

Even when I'm not around, he calls me "the breivik", and the others--while offering unhelpful advice--seem to know what he's talking about. Sam's reference is to Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian mass murderer who killed several dozen people and injured hundreds more. I guess that's better than being compared to Hitler?

Another creative way to counter my bumping strategy. So far the FBI has rejected any petitions filed against me, I presume.

Poor lewby lews doesn't get it. There's more than one way to violate the Code.

What some miners don't realize is, we hold them to a higher standard than CCP does. Miners should consider it a compliment that we have such high expectations for their behavior.

Like I told an Agent the other day, miners never forget being bumped.

As of this writing, "AFK ice miner" does not qualify for protected minority status.

Well, the Breivik comparisons were a freshing change of pace, but it's pretty much inevitable that some miner will compare the New Order to Nazis.

More fan mail from the locals. When the subject line simply reads "maniac", I know I'm about to get some well-thought-out, constructive criticism about my governance of highsec.


  1. Did that Tetsia just set a new Godwin's Law record?

  2. This is so stupid it's actually funny. Miners never seem to learn, do they? The New Order isn't racism. AFK Miners aren't an ethnic minority, thus it can't be racism. If anything, AFK Miners would be the ethnic majority in High-Sec, making the New Order more along the lines of "social outcasts)

  3. Maybe there are miner gene - Born to mine ?

    1. You mean born to be AFK right?

    2. As my mahatma guru J.R. "Bob" Dobbs says, "You know how dumb the average guy is? Well, mathematically, by definition, half of them are even dumber than that."

  4. Just to clarify, racism would be discriminating based on race, since the race is absolutely not relevant to whether or not james will or will not bump, i'd say it's ostracism.

  5. You realize that when you get bumped, your ship is hurled several kilometers away, while absolutely nothing happens to the bumper's, right?

    Also, Challenge accepted. Where are you? I'll come bump you all day, even if you pay. Then we'll see what happens.


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