Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

The New Order has provided the EVE populace much food for thought. There's a debate about whether our Agents are more like criminals or police, or whether Concord represents the police, or if Code violators are criminals.

Agent Agent Eunoli sparked a debate when he wrote:
In many ways the players in the New Order of Highsec are like superheroes from comic books. They help the law by doing what the law can't do. When an agent or knight of the New Order spots a bot the call goes out and the bot is either removed from mining range or their ship is destroyed.
Emperor Crash Zues, a carebear sympathizer, disagreed:
I take issue with the comic book superhero reference. If you knew anything about the super hero's you'll see that they work withing the confines of the law they don't purposely kill those who they feel like it. Despite the fact I have always disagreed with DC and Marvel over there not willing to kill off there enemy's.
People tossed back and forth the question of whether the superhero analogy fit. Kainotomiu Ronuken offered an example of a classic hero who bears a striking resemblance to a New Order Agent:
Take Batman. The police wherever he lives, they're OK, but nothing special. Pretty slow off the mark, bound up by red tape and paperwork all the time. What's more, they tend to focus on petty criminals, and hardly ever even notice the people pulling off the huge crimes. Batman, on the other hand, now he's good at justice. He leaves the petty criminals to the police, but when there's a big criminal out there, he doesn't have to wait for some bigwig in a hat to tell him to go; he's out there busting faces and spreading law and Order.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. A really good picture is worth even more. Agent Alana Charen-Teng proved it when she drew this helpful diagram that shows where Agents and carebears fit into the moral scheme of the EVE galaxy:

Click here for the full-size version.

Note the fact that Batman doesn't have any superpowers. Anyone can become a hero, if they have the courage. I encourage everyone to stand up for what they believe in, and help us fight the bot-aspirant menace. Imagine what we could accomplish with thousands of courageous bat-people stepping up to the plate.

Permanent links to all supporter artwork may be found on the Links page.

10 comments:

  1. how did you find out I play eve?

    - Agent Batman

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    1. They had help.

      - Agent Question

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  2. Boy how....informative.

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  3. To the Catmobile !!

    - Guybertini

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  4. sfk miners are the petty criminals. they mine ice and go afk during cycles. since there's plenty of ice to go around, they don't hurt anyone trying to mine ice.

    bot miners are the real bad guys. they orcabotfleet and chew out a system's asteroid fields within hours.

    na na na na na na na na CATMAN!!!!

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  5. Who are the 2nd and 3rd ones down?

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    1. #2 down (under Harvey Dent, and I'm assuming you know who the Joker is) is Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series of films. He's a very dead kiddie fiddler , slightly crispy around the edges, has a wicked set of claws ala Wolverine and slaughters teenagers from within their dreams.

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    2. So who's the bored guy between Saruman and Freddy?

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    3. That's Le Chiffre from Casino Royale. Guess I shoulda used someone more recognizable.

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  6. I am not sure I would compare NO players to superheroes. However a carebear saying superheroes work within the confines of the law is clearly wrong.
    Superheroes cause mayhem and destruction. Only slightly more on criminals as on innocent bystanders. They ignore the law exactly because the police is often powerless and bound by the law.
    If superheroes were real insurance companies would be fiction.

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