Monday, March 11, 2013
Is This the End of the New Order?
There was some disappointment when the March 1st doomsday did not occur, and when Mine Teck's deadline expired without event, and when the rebel Tornado fleet failed to materialize. But these non-events were by no means the only ones we have(n't) seen.
Throughout the New Order's campaigns, those who resist us have expressed a consistent faith that someone else will rise up to stop us.
Frequently, the rebel miners themselves claim that they'll do the job.
Sometimes they set specific deadlines, like Mine Teck's or blood valentine's. Otherwise, the day of reckoning is unscheduled. Maybe the fear of the unknown will make the New Order lose its nerve?
Olof Alabel is the classic example of a miner who is shocked and outraged when he learns of the New Order's activities in an otherwise peaceful highsec.
There are so many people who make their living in highsec. Surely they will do something about the New Order?
Few organizations in EVE have as many enemies as the New Order. The sheer number of them should guarantee some kind of counter-attack.
Perhaps this is an example of diffusion of responsibility--the more people who are angry at the New Order, the less likely there will be a response.
Still, the miners make so many promises about retribution. Indeed, they thought the Retribution expansion would destroy the New Order.
Rebel threats can be quite specific: The Tornadoes are 24 jumps away, I have nine friends, etc. But specificity doesn't lead to action--only to more specific, concrete disappointments.
The CODE. alliance welcomes war. Sometimes people do wardec the alliance, but we receive more threats of wars than actual wars.
Always vengeance tomorrow, never vengeance today.
Lacking the ability to attack us directly, some rebels threaten to strike the soft underbelly of the New Order, our dear permit-holders.
But the permit-holding miners of highsec remain safe and sound, undisturbed by rebel threats.
The New Order and the various resistance groups across highsec could not be more different. The New Order has a Code; the rebels believe in nothing. The New Order takes action; the rebels are AFK. Faced with such enemies, can anyone dispute that the New Order deserves to take over highsec?