Thursday, February 14, 2013

Peer Pressure


I always enjoy seeing miners' reactions when they learn about the rules we've put into place in place in highsec.


Meet Szlam. He read the Code and took an immediate disliking to it.


Something new is happening in highsec now, thanks to the increased power of the New Order. A schism has developed between the miners who will pay, and those who will not yet pay.


I've noticed that the Code-compliant miners tend to be polite and respectful to others, regardless of their compliance status. Meanwhile, rebels like Szlam tend to be intolerant.


Upon learning that she was a permit holder, Szlam immediately challenged Shanija to a duel.


What gives a government its legitimacy? At what point does a regime lose its power to levy taxes? This is a philosophical question that has been pondered for a very long time. Now it was Szlam's turn to try answering the question.


...Eloquent as the Declaration of Independence.


Incredibly, Szlam's charm offensive didn't get him anywhere.


Sometimes the rebels call us a "cult". Yet we're the ones who are inclusive--it's the rebels who try to isolate people.


As he looked through the bios of the miners in the Brapelille ice field, Szlam was horrified to see how pervasive the Code has become.


At last, Szlam couldn't take it anymore. He created the Flower Revage Cartel and pursued a policy of war against the New Order.


Between Flower Revage Cartel and SPIONKOP's KILL A CULT, could an alliance of anti-Order corps be in the works?

29 comments:

  1. Can they form an alliance? A good question as always Savior, but I have to ask this.

    If his prospective alliance mates were to see this - http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=9845672 - would they want to?

    Just a thought.

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  2. I am glad that someone as new to The New Order as myself is able to try and make a difference in winning the hearts and minds of the citizens of Hi Sec. But for me, and The New Order, this is only the beginning!

    Hail The Supreme Protector!

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  3. Shanija should've taken the duel. Hopefully Szlam wouldn't know the rules of CONCORD and it'd be amusing.

    The old "rights". See that surprisingly less these days (or I hang around with less emotionally reactive people, not sure which).. "You don't have the right to demand anything". Dude, it's a sandbox game not a workplace employment contract.

    I'm seriously considering moving to New Order systems, because watching these guys get so massively worked up over 10mil or "the principle", in a game such as Eve which practically encourages this sort of extortion-based behaviour is hilarious.

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    1. Come by sometime - we are the life of the party. We are fun-makers, not fun-takers! We turn those frowns upside down!

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    2. I too am enjoying the party. I moved to Brapp so I could see first hand all the drama. To think that some get so worked up about a permit, when really it's a cost of doing business. I would think this wardec will cost Szlam far more than a simple mining permit, and in that case, all legitimate(permit holding) miners benefit.

      -Lina Vatta

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  4. If you guys were an actual threat I think I'd think about giving the 10M but for now it just seems more fun to yell "clown" whenever you guys shows up and watch you play "New Order"

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  5. Another well-mannered, classy rebel takes the spotlight!

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  6. Since it's obviously your only line of defense, I'll give that to you.

    Cheers ;-)

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    1. a line of defense from what exactly?

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    2. Being right where resistants are wrong.
      It's true, many miners loose their tempers, it is part of human nature. Doesn't make their point wrong though.
      In many regards, I'm not different from you lot. I do believe bots should be exterminated, and I am completely convinced that you should be able to try and take money from people to allow them to do what they already are allowed to do, even if I don't approve it.
      But just like you should be allowed to do so, I am allowed to resist, and make you my personal enemies, just like other capsuleers do. And it is something you expect, right ? You'd have to be blind not to.

      I always make me weekly visit here, sometimes more, cause even if I do not wish to join you, I like to see where you can get, plus it keeps me informed. Only I was expecting something a little more active than just picking the more rude of us to try and make a point. There's well mannered people - and rude people - in every basket, yours too.

      Anyway, I'll see you guys in space, just know that when we do encounter, you'll be in my sight, and I won't hesitate one second to shoot you If you misbehave, because I follow my own code, and because I can :-)

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    3. No one succeded in what you want to do. Part of the New Order point is proving how players can get absurdly invincible by using "protection" mechanics that carebears cried for (example: leaving and remaking a corp to nullify war decs). New Order expose the fact that high sec is not a true sandbox, and that artificial protection mechanics are bad and can backfire for the carebears. There is little to nothing that can be done against the New Order, but you are free to try of course!

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    4. See that's what you say, but really fail in proving in space. We've been laughing at you guys for a while a nothing really ever happened

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  7. Funny how he's intolerant, rude, obnoxious and all around hurtful, and yet a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. A show more or less dedicated to love and tolerance.

    Perhaps he should take the lessons of the show to heart

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    1. Well, that's the thing. I'm a brony also, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that there is no shortage of asshole bronies.

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    2. Sombody should just petition the shit out of that guy. He will got his account banned - problem solved.

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  8. Well, it's over. Tonight in Brapelille local two guys from Brick Squad told everyone that there were gonna be some changes to the way the New Order operates. No more bumping, ganking, or permit sales. And if you have a permit... bad luck for you. The Brick Squad let their time-table slip as well. March 1st.

    I bid you all adieu, we've had a good run.

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    1. Bwa hahahahahahaha

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    2. Those Bricks should have been back home protecting their homes from the pillaging russians, not giving the bear stare in high to the righteous and hardworking Knights and Agents.

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    3. Lil Gangrel you should be doing less posting and more learning how to play Eve. Silly miners.

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    4. "And if you have a permit... bad luck for you."

      Let me see if I have this straight. A group called Brick Squad who disagrees with the New Order - presumably because of the way the New Order operates - is threatening compliant miners with, wait for it, New Order tactics?
      Presumably now miners won't have an any way to comply because they will be upsetting one side or the other..... I'm sure they will love that.

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    5. Sounds like XIX convinced Brick that sov isn't the way to go, that fighting New Order would be a bit more tailored to their playstyle.

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  9. Well since the New Order is failing I suppose it is only natural for people to try to help them and since buying a permit does not eliminate the miners from being a target just say thank you.

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    1. If by "failing" you mean always winning, expanding territory, converting old enemies into allies and an overall awesome success of public support...then, yes, New Order is "failing".

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    2. No by failing I mean not achieving their objectives. If by expanding you mean aimless wandering between systems....

      'then, yes, New Order is "failing"' - I'm glad we agreed on one thing anyway :)

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    3. Funny how they're powerless when using their method of twisting words to make the other one say something he didn't . I'm glad you did that, maybe one day one of them will realize how ridiculous they sound.

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    4. If by "ridiculous", you mean amazing, benevolent, generous and loved by everyone, you'd be ...completely out of your mind.

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    5. Posting in a thread with anonymous posters making meaningless comments using pronouns without clear antecedents.

      You idiot, don't you know they know about us? Hah, what can they do, we will destroy them easily!

      I have clearly won the argument, and you have lost it! And so have they. You're the best thing that ever happened to us.

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  10. As someone who is Pro-Order and also a Bronie, it shames me to see one of our own fall so far.

    Fluttershy has a sad face.

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