Thursday, January 10, 2013
Powerful Friends in Lowsec
For the past several weeks, rebels have randomly appeared in the ice fields, promising to protect Code violators from the consequences of their actions. It hasn't worked out.
They claim they'll bring in new recruits or call in backup from lowsec and nullsec. So far, nothing.
We've taken corrective action against a lot of miners, but they haven't been transformed into resistance fighters. If they were interested in fighting, they wouldn't be mining in highsec. More often, they purchase a mining license and join the New Order family.
An anti-Order fleet is inbound? We've never heard that one before, except before. In more than six months of enforcing the Code, I have yet to see even one fleet respond to the miners' distress signals.
Why don't the pirates show up when bidden? Surely someone has tried hiring mercenaries against us by now.
I received a private convo invite from an anonymous gentleman who wished to thank me for something I had done. When someone thanks me, I always ask them to be more specific, since I've done so many great things.
Is it possible that the mercenaries and pirates who get hired to fight us simply take the isk and run? Payment in the mercenary business is always upfront, and rarely tied to performance.
By taking a carebear's money and not attacking the New Order as promised, a pirate can take a bold stand for the betterment of highsec. It's an act of courage, one that proves even lowsec pirates can have honour.