Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Highsec Miner Grab Bag #21

Welcome to the twenty-first edition of the Grab Bag of miscellaneous miner tears. We're still going strong!

In the beginning, people thought we wouldn't last a month. Yet here we are--here to stay.

Prior to my CSM announcement in Brapelille, I happened upon a container with some nasty mudslinging. That's politics for you.

Smileing Bob might not have realized that you can click on any container and discover who anchored it there. Bad Bob, bad!

Above, you can see a long train of chatter. Agent NoseCandy appears only at the very bottom to make one comment...

...and Jimbo1976 scolds her for spamming. These rebels are so sensitive.

There are a lot of characters with "James315" or some variation in their names these days. How refreshing to see someone who uses my name in a positive way.

The rebels don't understand the idea of being for something, rather than only being against something. Nihilists.

The same miners who will spend years doing nothing but scooping space rocks in silence will criticize others for trying to contribute something to the community.

In the beginning, the rebels would always say the New Order was losing, and was bound to collapse any day. Today, Straydog Yaken concedes it's a stalemate. Seems to me that we've been growing quite a bit. If this "stalemate" keeps up much longer, highsec will be ours in no time at all.

Logically, if something's harassment just because a space lawyer says it is, then I can call myself a space lawyer and declare it non-harassment just as easily.

Averill Stardust has spent the last eight years mining in highsec, until we killed his Hulk. If we had only known his situation was that severe, we would have arrived much sooner.

There's a genuine rift among the mining community these days. Some pay us, and others are angry at those who pay. I guess it comes down to what you're more afraid of: The most fearsome miner gankers in highsec, or a bunch of AFK carebears?

Makalia's attitude is common among the carebears. Even though CCP recently stated that miner deaths are at "historic lows" post-barge buff, miners still think there's way too much miner ganking now.

If Makalia weren't tanked against irony, she might have learned something...

If Sun Tzu were alive today, would he suspect the New Order of being an elaborate Goon/TEST plot? No. He would be an enthusiastic Agent of the New Order.

"Knight" is a good name for our suicide gankers. Honour, skill, power, bravery, heroism... It's all there.

Real Kamasutra is a believer in carebear math: It's better to lose billions of isk than to pay 10 million for a permit. Why? Because buying a permit is a recognition of the fact that you're playing a multiplayer game, and that you must adapt to account for the actions of other humans. That's one thing no bot or bot-aspirant can do.


  1. Sun tzu would not be a member of the new order, he enjoy a challenge. he would teach the miners how to avoid your forces (if he even could). than he would sit back and watch the show. See which side uses his principles best.

    1. Sun Tzu did not enjoy a challenge. He enjoyed winning. The best way to win is to make sure you have accounted for and removed all potential challenges before fighting. Have you actually read Sun Tzu?

    2. “So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong, and strike at what is weak.”
      “One mark of a great soldier is that he fight on his own terms or fights not at all.”
      "The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy."
      ― Sun Tzu

    3. All of that seems to describe precisely what James and the New Order do.

    4. one than has not read up on his history, until he became a genral his country was losing the war. He trained the palace concubinces (equivilent of miners) into an elite force. One could convert the greater force of miners into an efective force with a few principles below, this has been done sucsesfully in the past on a smaller scale (i know, i helped)
      "Place your army in deadly peril, and it will survive; plunge it into desperate straits, and it will come off in safety." baptisim by fire
      "If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I should say: "Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will." Stun the attackers with a percision strike
      "Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight. If they will face death, there is nothing they may not achieve." Fight when their is nothing left to lose
      "Soldiers when in desperate straits lose the sense of fear. If there is no place of refuge, they will stand firm. If they are in hostile country, they will show a stubborn front. If there is no help for it, they will fight hard." fight outnumbered
      "How to make the best of both strong and weak—that is a question involving the proper use of ground." find a way to use noobs
      "On desperate ground, I would proclaim to my soldiers the hopelessness of saving their lives." revenge
      this is how one would turn the fight, luckly you are fufilling the requirments quicker than anticipated
      "At the critical moment, the leader of an army acts like one who has climbed up a height and then kicks away the ladder behind him. He carries his men deep into hostile territory before he shows his hand." Strike where they feel safe
      "For it is precisely when a force has fallen into harm's way that is capable of striking a blow for victory." stike when they think you are defeated.
      "Success in warfare is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to the enemy's purpose." Let them come to us, inmate and destroy
      "If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in." when they are confident, you strike
      "At first, then, exhibit the coyness of a maiden, until the enemy gives you an opening; afterwards emulate the rapidity of a running hare, and it will be too late for the enemy to oppose you." ill lest you guess what this one means
      this is how to win
      if we follow this "we shall succeed in the long run in killing the commander-in-chief."
      why did i post this, it is not because i am stupid and wish yo gloat, it is because this i believe should be common knowledge, so anyone who is in our group can use it also
      and yes, i have read sun ztu more than you

  2. Someone needs to make a Knight named Sunny Tsu.

  3. Sunny Tsu sounds like a great name for a panda. Not sure Eve with pandas will work, although CCP seems intent on pandering to the carebears in empire. See what I did there?

    Now hopefully the CSM will get a realistic spokesman for what Empire should offer all players. The opportunity for riches fame and glory.

    1. Yeah, and that means all miners should get killed because they want to mine. It's a sandbox people, if you want pure PvP/PvE go to WoW.


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