Monday, September 17, 2012

The Test of Wisdom, Elonaya Edition

The New Halaima Code of Conduct has specific protocols about how a challenger can arrange to duel me. When miners get angry, and when they discover my Invincible Stabber lacks weapons, they often bring out their most prized PvP ship and demand a 1v1. In previous posts, we looked at how challengers in Uotila and Kamio fared. In both instances, the challenger invoked the Test of Wisdom, and failed. Today we'll see if the latest challenger, hailing from the Elonaya system, did better.


larrissa quickblade brought her beloved drake into the ice field of Elonaya and insisted on dueling me for the honour of the system. I guided her to the 1v1 provisions in the Code, but she balked after learning what the process entailed.


Like most challengers, larrissa finally settled on the Test of Wisdom.


Though interrupted by Nathan Pickle's delivering a self-serving, unverifiable excuse for going AFK while in the ice field, the Test of Wisdom went on. No questions about rivers today. The subject for the first question was zoology.


Sadly, larrissa quickblade did not live up to her name, and she failed to answer the question during the allotted time period--or during any time period, for that matter.


Whenever someone has the courage to challenge me to a duel and invoke one of the three Tests, I give that person some credit, even if the Test is failed. They're still winners in my book, though technically I suppose they're losers.


larrissa began making excuses for why she failed. There's always an excuse. Why don't people take responsibility for anything anymore?


Being a graceful loser is a test in and of itself. Some accept defeat with dignity, while others lash out in anger. I find myself a target of this displaced hostility more often than not.


Clearly, larrissa's idea for improving the Code was a faulty one, subject to all kinds of abuse.


At the end of the day, larrissa didn't get the opportunity to test out her drake. It's just as well, for it surely would have been destroyed by my Invincible Stabber. Another duel won without firing a shot.

12 comments:

  1. I'm actually considering seeking you out just to take the Test Of Wisdom for fun. I don't want to fight you. I just want to find out what kind of questions you have in store.

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    1. Heh i was thinking the same thing. So far i have to admit that like people before, i would've miserably crashed and burned. The largest river for example, i would've gone with the longest. On this one, i would have known that one egg-laying mammal is the platypus, but i wasn't aware of there being three kinds of platypus.

      Its not just that the question themselves are tough, they are also rather tricky. I would love to see an example or two of third and fourth questions.

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    2. Sorry, *second and third questions.

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  2. Nostradamouse RirailleSeptember 18, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    The echinada and the platypus is the answer...


    Also, I still see that you have not corrected your mistake that plunged my name in infamy.

    I therefore demand reparations for the slurs you have posted in this blog by associating my name with the vile and proletariate profession of miner.

    I demand correction of this disgusting and diffamative statement or justice will be seeked...

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    1. Could you point me in the direction of the post you're referring to and what the mistake was? I may be able to help you out.

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  3. Nostradamouse RirailleSeptember 18, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    http://www.minerbumping.com/2012/09/storm-clouds-gather-in-elonaya.html


    I can see you are reasonable. As you can probably infer by my current attitude, I dislike miners. So being noted as "other miners have suggested" hit me hard. I lost sleep for days because of your post.

    I'll take a simple rewording as an apology.

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    1. Found the reference and fixed it. Now get some sleep, bro!

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    2. Thanks, truly the New Order messiah is magnanimous

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  4. Dear James 315,
    As you spread your justice over the borders of Elonaya we, among others, succeeded to gank tanked and semi tanked Macks in the high sec systems around Aunenen in quite profitable ways. Sometimes we come across Agents of yours but be asured that we do not intend to take away your custumers.
    We share your passion for emergent gameplay and the creation of content for the starving mining comunity. When bumbing fails...you know where to find us...

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  5. http://www.efficientdrinker.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Screen-shot-2010-09-22-at-2.03.57-AM.png this is what your avatar looks like

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    1. I always admired that our Protector has actually the looks of a young Tibus Heth.

      http://evewho.com/pilot/Tibus+Heth

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    2. @ Anonymous 3:46pm

      Not a bad resemblance. Let's hope the effort to curb AFK mining is more successful than prohibition!

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