Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Saving Capt Lynch, Part 3

Previously, on MinerBumping... I gave Capt Lynch some advice worth its weight in gold, and he reluctantly apologized for lying about New Order Agents making his brother cry. Capt was eager to shield his corporation from retaliation. Upon receipt of a 100 million isk payment, I agreed not to attack Capt's corp. However, I could not guarantee my Agents would not defend their honour in the manner they saw fit.


The day after Capt paid me my money, he sent me an invitation to a private convo. He was in good spirits, and had finally learned how to begin a conversation with appropriate pleasantries.


Capt wanted my assistance in putting together some materials for a guide to EVE, to help convince his friends to give the game a try. The effort ran into a roadblock when he didn't take my advice on using the guide to emphasize miner bumping as the best career choice.


Without warning, I invited a couple Agents into the convo, and I asked Capt to invite someone from his corporation, Ashfell Celestial Equilibrium.


Capt obliged and invited Kthk'dor Mhrynn, one of the three leaders of the corp. Now my private convo with Capt consisted of two Agents, myself, Capt, and Kthk'dor. Classic negotiating strategy: Always have more of your own people in the room. I took the opportunity to interview Kthk'dor and get more info about his corp.


I was interested in securing a lasting peace between the New Order and Capt's corp. Capt's "starter's guide" for EVE got put on the back-burner, where it frankly belonged.


Kthk'dor already knew about the controversy with Capt. I set that aside and began exploring commonalities between the corporation and the New Order. With any luck, we could come to an understanding.


My Agents maintained a respectful silence. Capt did, too, for the most part.


Kthk'dor and I came from the same place. We both wanted peace.


It was a good first meeting, and I was optimistic that progress had been made.


A couple hours later, I received another convo request from Capt. I invited a few Agents. Capt was in a panic; he was being threatened with expulsion from his corp.


Kthk'dor had received another threat of a wardec from one of my Agents, and he blamed Capt.


Capt was despondent. As the closest thing to his guardian angel, I tried to help him out, and asked him to start again from the beginning. Agent Willy Bryan had threatened Capt's corp with wardecs. The corp was not happy with Capt about it.


Capt requested confidentiality, but I told him I couldn't arrange that unless I knew what he was talking about. Capt put aside the need for secrecy and went on ahead with his story.


According to Capt, Kthk'dor's calm demeanor in the peace conference belied much angst about the situation. He gave Capt a stern talking to.


The key issue here was honesty. Capt's fate rested entirely on his ability to tell the whole truth. He insisted he had, and that he was hiding nothing.


Capt then asked me to defuse the situation and try to encourage peace, to maximize his chances of not being kicked from his corp.


Capt was certain he would be kicked from his corp, but vowed to soldier on. Those highsec missions won't run themselves.


Two days later, I posted Part 4 of "The Curious Case of Capt Lynch". Agent Mallak Azaria noticed Capt had been expelled, and theorized it was because Capt was a corp thief. Mallak's source about the missing ships is unknown.


For a week, Capt had great difficulty finding another corp that would take him. According to Capt, every corp he talked to was either afraid of the New Order or was leery about the corp-theft rumor.

But the story has a happy ending. Capt secured employment with Penguin Brigade. I don't know whether Penguin Brigade is aware of Capt's checkered past or the rumors about corp theft. I'm also unsure of whether Penguin Brigade will come under threat of wardecs due to its new association with Capt. But I am confident that whatever happens, Capt Lynch will face the challenges of the future with the same level of dignity and grace that he has thus far.

37 comments:

  1. A happy ending!

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    1. How did you come down to the fact that he stole ships from his corp? Something's fishy in your response.

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    2. It wouldn't be the first time I've infiltrated a corp harbouring an enemy of the New Order.

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    3. To be frank though, I never actually implied that Capt Lynch stole ships. I'm aware that ACE has recently had trouble with corporate thefts & have put in place several security measures which appear to have little effect on the matter. Stuff is still going missing from ACE hangars (they have a wormhole full of nice stuff).

      My goal was to awox Capt Lynch while he was running missions, but I missed out. I would love to claim responsibility for the stuff going missing, but that would be a lie.

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    4. The only happy ending is with the death of your "order!"
      http://proveldtariat.wordpress.com/

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    5. The New Order has the backing of several powerful financial entities & players. You can't bring down the New Order while ignoring it's funding. This is a fight that you cannot win & I look forward to the day when you finally realise this & join the fold.

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    6. Carebear corps with carebear directors' policies. If you can't keep people from taking your stuff you don't deserve to keep it.

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    7. But I didn't steal anything from this corp, I didn't even have access to the ships stolen. I didn't deserve being harassed by you, why do you keep going over the same things.. I thought this was done already.

      Please stop talking to me and about me.

      -Capt Lynch

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    8. Everything that has happened to you was brought on by your own actions & lies. So you actually did deserve it.

      Now please quote the part where I actually said that you stole stuff, because I sure as hell can't find it.

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    9. Ok...who the flying fuck is that guy? I don;t usually go in for bounties but if anyone finds out who that anon was who just impersonated me in a feeble attempt to re-ignite the incident...I wouldn't cry much if you podded his carebear ass.

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    10. Mallak Azaria October 30, 2012 3:04 PM

      The plot thickens... Capt Lynch has been removed from
      his crop after a number of ships were stolen.

      I am not mad at you for that, but this has been going on for so long that I;ve grown tired of all of this. I;ve learned my lessons now, please accept my apology to all the agents of the New order.

      -Capt Lynch

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    11. Ok...I will become a damn shareholder if someone finds and kicks this impersonators ass into the next area code.

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    12. Mallak, quick tip for convo. If you mention something like a corporate theft or other incident so close to when someone is expelled like that; it is automatically going to mean, to them,you are implying it's them.

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  2. One thing's certain, this will make him a stronger eve pilot, because he had the oportunity to run into the New order.

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    1. Indeed. Not only will he be a better player for it, he now has content for this guide of his. He can tell all his friends about how a small lie in EVE can turn in to something very big & affect not only himself, but everyone around him. The 'Butterfly Effect'.

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    2. "I made up a stupid story about my brother crying, and I got kicked out of my corporation... I was there!"

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    3. HiSec will never be safe for Capt Lych. It doesn't matter if he's in an NPC corp or a player corp, I foresee him loosing a lot of ships in the very near future.

      He should have paid and accepted James 315 as his leader from the start. This should be a fine example of action and consequence to you all.

      ~Murk Paradox

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    4. Time will tell. From an experimental standpoint, it would be interesting if everyone left him alone to see how long it takes for him to bring unwanted attention to himself.

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    5. Murk...you appear to be the only one still in rage mode over this. I've learnt my lesson (Never stick my head above the paraphet and never insult a guy like James)

      The only way you'll get my ships is to attempt a account hack...which in this day and age...well, I'll leave that to your imagination.

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    6. Not to mention that I have alrwady paid over 3 times the usual fine...I HAVE paid...alot.

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    7. Actually that's someone else impersonating me. I have not posted anything in 2 days until now =)

      I for one do not wish ill will towards you. I don't even care. I DO care, about the Code's side of things. That is all.

      Account hack? Sounds like a job for the TinFoil Brigade sir.

      ~Murk Paradox (The real, not bot-aspirant copycat)

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  3. Only one way out for him he has to become a miner bumper himself.

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  4. > ..I gave Capt Lynch some advice worth its weight in gold..

    That might be the case, since words do not have weight.

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  5. In responce to the ending...it a happy one. Penguin Brigade are aware of the rumours and whole incident and still gave me a place. Penguin Brigade is also a Recruitment corp for one of the major Nullsec alliances so, once I've gotten a third jump clone up and running for nullsec...I'll be out of your hair forever.

    Personally I'm looking forward to moving to Nullsec...a chance to learn PVP from those who do it all the time.

    Its been real but its not been real fun. Best of luck with your miner bumping and I personally hope we never cross paths ever again.

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  6. The only thing I regret is ever even bothering to pay and apologize to you at all.

    At least I soon have the PVP skills to defend myself if we ever meet in Nullsec. Penguin Brigade is everything you are not.

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    1. Ummm...have you SEEN their killboard?

      http://eve-trg.com/killboard/

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    2. I suspect that is what he means when he said "Penguin Brigade is everything you are not." :D

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    3. I would like it noted that my forum link from EVE has been hijacked...any more posts using my account as a name link are impersonations.

      You honestly think after the grief I got that I'd restart it so soon?

      -Capt Lynch

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  7. This is a good example of a rehabilitated highsec miner. Not only did the "New Order" teach him personal responsibility but, they also provided the motivation for him to expand his boundaries beyond the highsec ice fields and into places where risk actually exists. Bravo "New Order."

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    1. And he got to be famous!

      ~Murk Paradox

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    2. for the 500th time...I...AM...NOT...A....MINER!!!!!!

      -Capt Lynch

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    3. I swear I will get to the bottom of this and to who is imperonating me. From now on, I will only contact or comment this in-game.

      To who ever is out there trying to mess things up. YOU CAN STOP IT NOW!! I will not make any more comments here. The only person using my name in this forum is that retarded idiot impersonator.

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    4. That MIGHT have worked, dumbass...had I not evemailed James to say I;d be using this account from now on...you might as well come clean.

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  8. Wait a minute, did you just reveal your RL google account on a public forum, one that the people who griefed you in-game use? Must be it, since if that account where created for game use, you might have figured a more suitable name than "Largefish10" :D

    If the above is the case, you just played into their hand. Not so well played, sir o7

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    1. You try and choose a sensible name on an online community of over 3 million people. Plus I don;t use it for EMail...I only use it to access Youtube.

      So spam away...they definately won't be read....ever.

      It is however nice to see at least two people grown up enough not to extend their grief campaign to email.

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  9. I see a witch hunt....leave the man alone

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    1. Wise words, I will leave the man alone for my part.

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