Saturday, February 23, 2013
Code of Codes
I usually receive mining permit payments in the wallet of James 315, so I was surprised to see 110 million transferred to Currin Trading from a highsec industrialist.
Boo Neiko deposited isk sufficient for 11 mining permits. So far, so good. But conditions were attached: Boo would not pledge loyalty and had no interest in following the Code. From her childhood, she learned not to bow to criminal activity, though she had no problem sending said "criminal" a bunch of money.
I sent a response. If I were without honour, I might be tempted to keep the isk for myself. Instead, I kept the isk for myself and held it in trust.
Boo refused to follow the Code. Though she understood that she was still at risk of bump and/or gank, she didn't ask for the money back.
I reminded Boo of her responsibilities. I couldn't help but be amazed that a miner was more willing to hand over 110 million isk than to update her bio. No one ever said bot-aspirancy makes sense.
It was a battle of the codes. On one hand, the code of Boo, which requires giving away money and getting blown up for no reason. On the other hand, the New Halaima Code of Conduct, the power of which transforms highsec into a happier, healthier place every day. I ask the reader: Which code do you follow?