People look at the New Order of Highsec in awe, asking, "What is their secret? What are the reasons for their success?" There are many, but one of the biggest reasons the New Order is so powerful is the New Halaima Code of Conduct.
Meet Samui Pelox. Highsec miner. Explorer. Skeptic.
Samui began reading excerpts from our Code and pasting them into local, pointing out all the problems she had with it.
Some people think that all we need to do to recruit people is just hand them a copy of the Code and let it work its magic. Sometimes, yes. But not always. Some miners grapple with the Code, for there are a lot of challenging passages. On the surface it may look like subjugation, but it's the opposite. Code-compliant miners are the happiest, freest miners I know.
Luckily, our Agents do not simply pass out links to the Code in local and say "see ya later". Agents of the New Order guide the miners and help them through the wonderful journey to enlightenment.
Samui was most concerned about the "blackmail" in the Code. Obviously there isn't any. The Code is all about rewarding people for doing the right thing. We rescue them from the natural hazards of non-compliance, such as being bumped or killed.
I've often seen miners copy-pasta the definition of "extortion" into local. This may be the first time we got a "blackmail" entry. And from Urban Dictionary, no less!
By this point, you might assume Samui is too far gone. True, most people would give up and say Samui's vision of EVE is irreconcilable to their own, and part ways. That's not how the New Order works, though.
We have a "no miner left behind" policy. We're not interested in some of highsec, but all of it. We're not here to improve highsec, but to perfect it. That means we must make every effort to achieve 100% Code compliance.
The story has a happy ending. Samui Pelox came to understand and appreciate the New Order and its Code. Like many skeptics, the more time she spent with the New Order family, the more common ground she discovered. And so it will be with every miner in highsec. Skeptics, rebels, and all.