Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Word's gotten out about the New Order. It's not just because of the miners we kill. We also make an impression on everyone in the ice fields and asteroid belts who sees someone else get ganked.
It's lately become fashionable among miners like Riku Ronuken (no relation to awoxer Agent Riku Klayton) to say that Agents should give proper warning before ganking a miner. Funny, they always mocked the warnings I gave before bumping them. Now they want to be warned?
Karma and justice go hand in hand. The miners have gotten all warning they deserve, and more.
It's no longer necessary to provide miners with any notice. When the New Order consisted of one brave soul bumping miners out of Halaima ice field, yes, it was called for. But now that MinerBumping is one of EVE's most widely-read blogs and the New Order is the number-one topic of conversation across highsec? All miners are deemed to have read the Code. Not to put too fine a point on it, but I'm famous and awesome and a rock star and everyone knows how cool the New Order is and that they should follow the Code. No one can act surprised when their ship explodes!
Times are changing. We're shifting from the way things used to be to the way they're going to be. The first phase of highsec's history was when the New Order didn't exist. The second phase was when the New Order was a small part of highsec. In the future phase, highsec is the New Order. We're not part of the story, we are the story.
The time to stop the New Order was back when we were a fledgling movement. Perhaps we could have been strangled in our cradle. But we weren't, and now it's too late. Highsec's fate is sealed.
Things will be uncomfortable for some people. The denialists, who are already accusing me of having literally hundreds of alts, will have an increasingly distorted view of reality until they accept the change we bring. Some people think the New Order is too prominent, or that it gets attention out of proportion to its importance. Some people are tired of hearing about "James 315", "the New Order", and "the Code". Those people are not going to enjoy highsec's future. Highsec belongs to the Agents of the New Order. Everyone else is just living in it--if we permit them to do so.