Friday, October 26, 2012

The Curious Case of Capt Lynch, Part 1

As the Father of the New Order and Saviour of Highsec, I have become somewhat prominent in the highsec community. I wouldn't necessarily describe myself as "famous", but I am extremely well-known and famous. Consequently, I get my fair share of private convo requests from people I don't know. Such requests are often the beginning of interesting EVE experiences.


I received a convo request out of the blue from someone named Capt Lynch. He wouldn't begin the conversation with a polite "hello" or "o/", so I decided I would.


He immediately started in on his grievance about his brother and an Agent or something.


From Capt's description of events, there were literal tears involved. This led me to believe there could be only one explanation:


Obviously Capt's brother was at fault, and the Agent was in the right. Facts were in short supply, but I had heard enough to know that much.


I had just solved another case, and in record time. Case closed. Or was it?


Capt switched gears abruptly, offering me advice. It's a rare condition in this day and age to get any good ideas from people who complain about the New Order. But I was willing to hear him out, if only so he could feel like he had a Supreme Protector who listens.


I was skeptical about Capt's pitch. He was going to double my income and increase my Agents' income by 50%? Or was the income of my Agents and I going to double by 50%? Either way, I'll believe it when I see it!


Capt's brilliant plan was to charge gankers for the right to gank miners in my territory. And if they don't pay, then what? They get Concorded?


Ganking should have as few impediments as possible, in my opinion. I certainly wouldn't add a fee, even a nominal one. I believe in open-source ganking. For the world.


Capt's well of creativity wouldn't stop flowing. His next big idea was to give miners an entire minute to prove they aren't AFK, because some people go to Jita and turn off local blink, or something like that...


Capt then proposed a plan wherein I would post extra warnings to miners with containers around the stargates of my territories.


It was as if every bad idea floating around highsec had merged into some kind of singularity in Capt's brain. He warned me that the changes coming in the winter expansion would leave me vulnerable to attack. For a proper analysis of how the changes will affect bumpers, you can check out this post.


I assured him I was plenty Invincible to deal with a few extra gankers, but he insisted.


From the beginning, I could tell there was more to this Capt Lynch fellow than met the eye. As he continued to rattle on, I vowed to get to the bottom of this mystery. Specifically I wanted to know, what was the deal with this guy? Above all else, I am interested in the truth. I would find answers.

To be continued...

46 comments:

  1. "I believe in open-source ganking. For the world."
    Beeing myself a big fan of open source i really love this one.

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  2. One of the things that most annoys me about Crimewatch is how all the pubbies seem to have gotten the impression that setting a bounty on someone will mean that CONCORD leaves alone anyone who attacks them. I mean, what?

    And yeah, this guy approached me before James about disciplining the Agent who so upset his brother, but balked at providing logs, screenshots or even just the Agent's name and a brief summary of what he said. I can't help but think that maybe there is some amount of exaggeration going on here.

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    1. Most prolly the guy it's just making facts because HE was bumped not some imaginary brother.

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    2. I really enjoyed the amount of energy he put into his brother's case in comparison to the novel of telling James how he should maintain and adapt his own duties.

      It almost seemed he didn't even care about his brother at all!

      ~Murk Paradox

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  3. Sorry but if your folks are going on verbal abuse rampages, that's against EULA. Trolling or not, that's just not right. Especially if a kid was actually torn up over it.

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    1. If this were grounds for banning, many (if not most) highsec miners should immediately be banned. The amount of vile invective hurled at Agents of the New Order is unbelievable, and highsec miners are far, far more vicious animals than any other class of EVE player I've ever met.

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    2. Let me be the first to remind you that the EULA/TOS/Whatevercontractyouname only pertains to you.

      Anyone else's contract is none of your business.

      Thanks for supporting the Code!

      ~Murk Paradox

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  4. You asshole...that was a PRIVATE CONVERSATION. You have no right to publicize it like this. This IS a breach of the EULA...you have no right to place that conversation on a public forum or blog without my permission...and I am NOT giving it. Remove this blog post or I will report you to Blogger AND CCP. You have 24 hours to comply.

    -Capt Lynch

    If you wish to confirm this...feel free to contact me in-game.

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    1. NO ONE WILL EVER BELIEVE YOU.

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    2. CCP already have...so I'm just waiting for what google will say.

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    3. Are you talking about the EULA which says "You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy regarding communications you make in the Game, whether through private in-Game messaging, during chat, or in chat rooms."?

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    4. Because Google is totally going to care that someone publicised a chat log on a site run by them. Especially when CCP makes it very clear in the EULA that you should not have any expectations of privacy.

      "Except for certain information in your Account (discussed below), all transmissions by you to the System are not private. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy regarding communications you make in the Game, whether through private in-Game messaging, during chat, or in chat rooms. CCP and/or its designated affiliates and representatives may monitor communications made by or received from you. You should not provide private information to any other player in the Game. CCP shall not be responsible for the consequences of any such disclosure by you."

      -- http://community.eveonline.com/pnp/eula.asp I suggest reading it before making yourself look like an ass again.

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    5. I realize you are illiterate and gullible but you shouldn't expect everyone else you interact with to be just as illiterate and gullible.

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    6. Please do post your correspondence with CCP regarding this matter, I suspect that their reaction will be something along the lines of "Lul Wat?". Meanwhile not in lala land we're laughing at your sense of self entitlement and your expectation of anonymity on the internet.

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    7. I think youtube.com would be more willing to listen than google would be. Try them. Please post the results, or link the interaction. Thanks in advance!

      ~Murk Paradox

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  5. Really? Please do go on...

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  6. taken from the EULA page:

    You may not submit any content to any chat room or other public forum within the Game that is harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, libelous or defamatory, encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liabilities, or is unlawful in any other way, including without limitation the submission of content that infringes on a third-party’s intellectual property rights.

    -

    I consider being portrayed by James 'cherry-pick of that private conversation very offensive. Like I said...remove this blog or I will take action against you.

    This is your final warning, James

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    1. And what part of MinerBumping.com is "within the Game" exactly?

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    2. The only way that that section of the EULA could be remotely related to this case is the supposed obscenities that passed between your brother and the unnamed Agent. In that case, your brother should submit a petition to CCP.

      And you'll have to include the Agent's name this time, too.

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    3. Just...please just leave me alone. I'm not even a miner. My brother isn't one either...I haven't done anything to deserve being tormented like this. Where does it say in your code that you should torment kids to tears?

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  7. Oh...and I concider the reposting of comments I made IN CONFIDENCE, IE PRIVATE a breach of my IP rights.

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    1. They're not *your* IP rights - when you agreed to the EULA you transferred your IP rights to CCP (section 10C). This applies to all User Content, including "posting messages in chat rooms".

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  8. Oh "James". You think causing a child to cry in a video game is an accomplishment? This is the equivalent of bragging about the dump you just took - which you probably do as well. Semi-bragging about a child's tears just makes you look like a complete loser.

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  9. /me fetches popcorn. This ones going to be good.....

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  10. Just when I think we have mined out all the productive leads James sets off another charge and hits another motherlode....

    I am proud to be a part of the New Order of Highsec.

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  11. Wow; the level of rage and butthurt ....
    Capt Lynch pls post more, somehow i feel you are really gifted for this.

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    1. How would you feel if it was your words being twisted to make you seem like a mental sub human, Kazacy?

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    2. You might not feel that way if you didn't write like you were subhuman

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  12. Just file a complaint with the hosting company Mr. Lynch.
    http://www.ip-adress.com/whois/minerbumping.com
    If you have money and evidence, hire a lawyer to bring charges against the company. I can't give details and I have no clue if it's 100% possible, but most lawyers will give 100% free consultation. The website is also hosted with the company in Seattle, in the States. He is under lawyer jurisdiction.

    Good luck!

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    1. Thanks for the advice but I live in the UK

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    2. In addition, attempt to claim libel and slander if you so choose. If not, your lawyer(s) should be able to develop a case to bring against him or the hosting company. If the company is smart, they will simply cease service and hand over the guy and his real identity should he not comply.

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    3. UK huh? Well ain't that some shit...don't know what to tell you. You could still try a consultation and file a complaint with ENOM at least.

      good luck to you.

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    4. Thank you mr anon...nice to meet ONE decent soul on this blog post.

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    5. You're quite welcome Mr. Lynch. Many of us are watching developments very closely. If you wish to something, proceed to Tolle with friends and tell miners how to counter the situation. Bump the bumpers, bump back the mining ships, afk or not. Offer alts to enter their corps to web them in safety for free, offer alternative locations, war decs, anything at all. Do not let them think they are unstoppable.

      You can do something, all of us can, it is simply a matter of acting, while others work in the background to stop this behavior.

      Good Luck, Fly Safe and Fly True.

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    6. Also tell them to file complaints with ENOM as much as possible. That would help other activities.

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    7. ...Excuse me if I laugh.

      Anyone who seriously thinks that the New Order is committing crimes in the real world is, frankly, quite off their head.

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    8. Crime? No. Slander? Open to negotiation. Anything is possible since the website is located on an American server. With current legislation as it is, stopping this website is not unfeasible.

      Mr. Peterson would also be at risk as well should someone move forward in filing multiple complaints with ENOM in regards to his...choices. You can laugh if you please, but the law is the law, and if someone so chooses to bring it against Mr. Peterson and his venture here, it will happen.

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    9. I'm not gonna shut the site down...I'm not that type of petty person. I just want this one sided insult of a blog post removed.

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    10. That's a pity. Oh well, there are other methods.

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    11. It's not like you'd get the site shut down anyway. Toot your horn some more.

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    12. As a fellow "Anonymous", I take offense to your Anonymous posts in regards to being singled out as an identifiable entity.

      Anonymously yours,

      ~Murk Paradox

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  13. James appears to have an uncanny knack of discovering new sources of salt water and butt-hurt

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  14. Capt Lynch, perhaps you should post the entire chat log here to counterbalance the supposedly biased version James put up.

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    1. Yes of course, that way he can reclaim his good reputation! The truth will redeem you Capt Lynch!

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  15. Oh no your online persona is being slandered... :facepalm:

    Call the cops yet? What'd the lawyer say when he stopped laughing?

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  16. I think somebody forgot that it's just a game and also forgot his big boy pants.

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