Meet Jester John. Miner. Permit holder. Rebel.
Though he understood that he had to pay for the right to mine in Abudban, he hated the New Order. So he plotted against it. Like all other such plots, it failed because miners don't want to do things.
Why did this rebel miner pay in the first place? Because his employer, Zantiu-Braun Corporation, required it. Jester didn't like that.
Before you can leave your corporation, you must resign all of your corp roles, which takes 24 hours. Fellow rebel Racha Ni'Tar cheered Jester's decision to leave Zantiu.
The CEO of the corp, Aria Stane, returned to Abudban just in time to hear Jester's reckless talk in local. Jester had entrusted Aria with 10 billion isk worth of his blueprints, stored in the corp hangar. In light of Jester's treason, Aria confiscated them.
The rebels were displeased, as they always are when justice is done.
Members of the same corporation may attack each other freely, without Concord interference. This is often called "awoxing", but normally it refers to people who join a corp to attack others. Now Jester was threatened with a kind of reverse-awox.
Jester couldn't wait out the 24 hours to leave corp. He just had to get that sweet, sweet Abudban ice. True to her word, Aria attacked him. With her Orca.
Aria's Orca had a set of Hammerhead II drones, which methodically chewed through Jester's Mackinaw.
Racha was disgusted to watch the execution of her ideological companion. Yet it is the fate of all who oppose us.
Jester could have had a bright future. But there is no future outside the loving embrace of the New Order. As CEO, Aria enforced the law on a member of her corp. Is this the beginning of a new era of corporate responsibility?
In a hushed voice, Jester vowed revenge.
Step one in his revenge plot was to beg for the return of his blueprints.
Jester failed to confess and repent of his crimes, so Aria kept the blueprints. Bad publicity? That's for you to decide, dear reader.
Then Jester asked whether he could petition CCP for his ship to be returned. He claimed he was just considering all the options, but what about the most obvious option--obedience to the New Order?
Jester vowed revenge once more, and logged for the evening. I wouldn't count on his getting vengeance, though. I hear that costs a lot of credits.
Aria's leadership and commitment to the Code inspires us all. One day, every CEO in highsec will do likewise, to ensure the purity and fellowship of all their corp members. Won't that be splendid? Let us hasten the day.
Go Aria, heroine of the New Order and mistress of the battle orca. Owner of some nice new BPOSReplyDelete
What a numnut.ReplyDelete
The New Order really is starting to turn into a bunch of thugs... when an agent opens with "Hi ___, you owe me 10m ISK, see minerbumping.com for details", it hardly makes me sympathetic to your cause.ReplyDelete
I don't see that quote in any of the pictures in the article. Did you post this in the wrong place? I'm glad you're here on the site, learning, though.Delete
Unrelated this story, sorry. I couldn't think of a good place to post this because I highly doubt James will say anything critical of agents on the blog. I'm also noticing a trend of "bump first, ask questions later" -- I've witnessed several permit bearing, not AFK miners being bumped by agents too lazy to check their bio.Delete
I don't believe that the code prohibits a trial bump as a means of checking if the permit holder is afk or not. It's actually something I would personally recommend, as if the permitholder blows up and violates the code with foul language over one little bump, then it has been revealed that he wasn't a true Code believer in the first place. If James wants to standardize the permit-checking procedure, then I'm sure he will.Delete
inb4 the decDelete
"Unrelated this story, sorry. I couldn't think of a good place to post this because I highly doubt James will say anything critical of agents on the blog. I'm also noticing a trend of "bump first, ask questions later" -- I've witnessed several permit bearing, not AFK miners being bumped by agents too lazy to check their bio."Delete
We all make mistakes. I have done such a thing before, and promptly reimbursed the miner with no hard feelings. Perhaps next time you should simply engage the Agent in a convo. OR are you just whistleblowin a situation you weren't involved with?
I hope everything is going well. I am interested if you can clarify your position for me in your previous comment. Specifically this, " It's actually something I would personally recommend, as if the permitholder blows up and violates the code with foul language over one little bump..." I just want to take a moment of your time to quickly pull this apart.
part 1: It's actually something I would personally recommend,
>>This is simple enough it means you would do it. The next question, the important question is why?
part 2: as if the permitholder blows up and violates the code with foul language
>>This raises a question for me; what leads you, Audrik Villalona, to believe the permit holder will "blows up and violates the code with foul language"? This language isn't used in Anonymous post, so I will have assume, and please correct me if I am wrong, you learned this behavior reaction observing other responses.
Now, this produces two thoughts, neither of which I am accusing of, but would like some clarification.
Firstly: For you, Audrik Villalona, to know how a permit holder would respond to "one little bump" in the context that your described, would mean you would have to observed that behavior before. Which would mean that the practice has been done before James 315, the savior of highsec, "standardized the permit-checking procedure."
Secondly: In the case you didn't know the permit holders reaction to "one little bump" would tell me you could for tell the response due to the action. For example, If I speed on the highway, I could get a ticket. If you bump a permit hold before asking if they are AFK they will "blows up and violates the code with foul language". My question to you, Audrik Villalona, is why do you think this would be their response?
I do hope for a response, I would hate to garnish you with the first impression of a provoker rather than, what it should be, a peace maker.
"Now, this produces two thoughts, neither of which I am accusing of, but would like some clarification."Delete
This barely resembles English. Perhaps you can have someone translate it for you?
"This language isn't used in Anonymous post, so I will have assume[sic], and please correct me if I am wrong, you learned this behavior reaction observing other responses. "Delete
It's quite difficult to follow your broken English, but I think I have the gist: You're wrong, I haven't observed that.
"In the case[sic] you didn't know the permit holders[sic] reaction to "one little bump" would tell me[sic] you could for tell[sic] the response due to the action."
Then you'd be wrong again. I am not a wizard and can not see the future. Your ignorance of the hypothetical, or subjunctive mode, in English has led you to ascribe magical powers to me which I do not in fact possess.
Magical powers granted.Delete
You're most welcome.
It is one (foolish) thing to not follow the Code, but to talk shit about your Code compliant corp while they have control of billions of isk worth of your assets... that is a special level of stupid. Also ROFL at Aria using an orca of all things to kill this enemy of the New Order. Bravo.ReplyDelete
The now ex corp member had capital bpos but thought 10million isk was too much.ReplyDelete
Sounds very risk averse but incredibly storing personal items in a corp hangar is also risky so the mind boggles.
People don't stop to think that their actions could have long term ramifications. They're caught up in the moment & are completely oblivious to the fact that their actions could negatively affect the people around them.Delete
And that's why kneejerk reactions are silly.Delete
Good job Aria, well played lol!
It's not about the 10m ISK. It's about the principle. Anybody who is mining in an exhumer easily has that much ISK. But they may not want to swallow their pride and accept the New Order.Delete
Miners dont have principles. There's nothing to check against. You mine. You haul. You sell. Rinse and repeat. I'm not saying miners don't have scruples, hell, I'm a miner as well. But there's a difference between paying 10million isk and buying a permit for 10 million isk. Any miner with "principles" would see that, since miners are by nature, industrialistic in nature and would realize that the permit of bump free 365 days of mining is well worth it. But then, those principled miners cant keep their mouths shut anyways so I guess "principles" goes right out the window when you forfeit a permit and get red penned lol.Delete