Angry miners say a lot of the same things over and over, as the success of Miner Bingo can attest. Even so, the occasional miner will come up with a baffling new complaint about the New Order.
Today's unique whine comes from LeeMan87. He's a resident of the Abudban system, and I noticed him making some cryptic remarks about New Order plagiarism. He would not elaborate, so I let the matter drop.
Later, LeeMan voiced his concerns. Apparently MinerBumping is almost identical to a book series he's read. It occurs to me that all those young adult novels about vampire-aspirant teenagers make a lot of money. Is this a market the New Order could break into?
According to LeeMan, we have all been playing out the "Sword of Truth" books.
Engel Atomic, who has read part of the series, was skeptical about LeeMan's theory. If LeeMan's wrong, at least the "Sword of Truth" author will sell some extra books.
Later, I encountered LeeMan in Abudban. I was eager to learn more about his theory.
He wasn't willing to spell everything out, but he linked the Wikipedia page in Abudban local. My Agents and I began to comb the page for hints, hoping to unlock the secrets behind the New Order.
One thing that immediately jumped out at me was the struggle between good and evil in these books--just like the way the New Order fights evil in highsec!
Agents quickly donned the mantle of Zeddicus Zul Zorander, a powerful wizard who would have no problem at all enforcing the Code against AFK knights and warlocks.
LeeMan added some new details in an effort to buttress his theory, but I think he's been reading these books from the wrong point of view.
If you thought CCP's recent announcement about the legality of miner bumping would put an end to the space lawyers, think again. They're not gone--they're just studying space copyright law.
On the other hand, maybe LeeMan has a point after all? My Invincible Stabber gives me extraordinary agility, as well as velocity.