'Twas another tranquil day in Tolle. Suddenly, a rebel miner appeared!
Kun'Asuka objected to the way Agent M0N0 was enforcing the Code. Specifically, he didn't like the bumping part. Kun'Asuka questioned whether the New Order was even contributing to the community.
Well, that's pretty dark. It wasn't the first time an angry miner had made jokes about the real-life suicide of an Agent, but it was still in poor taste. Fortunately, our Agents are professionals. M0N0 courteously gave Kun'Asuka the chance to bring the conversation back on track:
Having been given a reality check, it was a simple matter for Kun'Asuka to politely walk back the comment and restore
Kun'Asuka continued to spew profanity in local. But after a few minutes, he unceremoniously disappeared.
M0N0 had petitioned him! Ice miner and serial malcontent Myles O'Bryen, of all people, agreed that Kun'Asuka's behavior was inappropriate.
Time will tell how long the ban will last, though M0N0 estimates that it will probably be a 30-day ban, since that's how long an individual was banned after making a suicide joke at Fanfest. Kun'Asuka, if you're reading this, I hope you see this ban not as a punishment, but as an opportunity to reconsider your choices. If and when you return to the game, please pay 30 million isk and join the New Order. We're a very forgiving bunch, and we would love to have you become a miner-bumper as part of your rehabilitation.
I think we've all learned something important today. CCP and its GM staff continue to play a valuable role in promptly punishing those who violate the EULA. While the Agents of the New Order will never be banned for bumping non-compliant miners, the miners need to remember to behave themselves. The safest option, of course, is for a miner to comply with all the terms of both the EULA and the Code.