Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Highsec is Awox Country


Even an anti-tanked Orca like Frogbaseball Frogbaseball's can't be killed by a solo Talos in highsec. Unless, of course, there's a wardec. Or an awox.


Agent Winchester Steele joined a highsec industrial corp in good faith. He was gobsmacked to see that rebel mining operations were taking place in the corp. Luckily, Concord does not interfere if you shoot members of your own corp, so Winchester unloaded on them. Everyone loves a whistleblower!


The art of awoxing has become more prominent, thanks to the various pro-carebear changes to highsec that have been implemented over the years. Agent Armstrong Geten, too, felt the call.


Armstrong showed up to the corp mining op in a Tornado and obliterated everyone in sight, including an Orca, three Retrivers, and (somehow) one of the pods.


The New Order brings life and activity to an otherwise dull, silent highsec. It's not just local that we liven up; we also spice up everyone's corp chat. Valen Caderante logged in and was surprised to see so many members of his and Armstrong's corp chatting.


Armstrong could have hit and run, but he chose to remain in the corp to explain his actions. The "victims" of his attack were tripping over each other to drop the H-bomb.


It didn't take Valen long to realize that the New Order was at work; our reputation always precedes us now. Was he going to take the fight to Armstrong? No, he was instructed to remain docked up.


It's difficult to get miners to sit at their keyboards and learn about the Code. But the death of the miners was a great conversation starter. After all, the corp mining op was cancelled, so what else did they have to do?


A picture is worth a thousand words. Armstrong passed along some New Order tracts.


Old habits are difficult to change. The carebears blamed their lack of firepower and "warps" for their loss, instead of admitting that they were guilty of violating the Code.


Still smarting over his Orca loss, Ken isuber requested additional information about what went down.


Armstrong explained that when James 315 is not present, his Agents act on his behalf with full authority to enforce the Code. The authority includes the death penalty for serious crimes. Of course, all violations of the Code are serious.


The miners debated whether their beef was with the Code, the Agents or the Saviour.


Sometimes it's difficult for miners to immediately see the loss of their ships as an act of mercy. It takes time.


Having mostly watched the conversation in silence, the CEO of the corp rebuked Armstrong.


Like all awoxers, Armstrong eventually had to leave the corp. But there's no doubt that he will be remembered for as long as the corp exists, and that he went out with class. To all miners reading this, I would encourage you to bring a combat ship to your next mining op and destroy the Code violators in your corp. Do you want to AFK next to a bunch of people you don't even like, or would you rather become a legend?

29 comments:

  1. What can a single Tornado do when it's fueled by an idea? Its cannons shoot more than bullets...they shoot opportunities for you miners. Now take them and discover what EVE can really offer to you.

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  2. It was a great victory for the new order, the heathens eventually paid a heafty 200 million to the new order to rid me of their corp

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    1. Rofl, that's the cherry on top of the already impressive ice miner sundae.

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  3. \o/ Victory for the Order! Well done.

    -Oink

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  4. Awoxing is great for breaking the ice and forming stronger bonds. Sometimes a lady like myself is too shy to strike up a conversation with that dark and handsome (but afk) miner stud, so I awox - we never run out of things to talk about after that!

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  5. My HAMDrakes are also quite effective at ridding us of the afk-orca scourge. Though I did have to back off a bit... they get suspicious after 15 or 20 of these.

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  6. I used to be one of them. I used to stand proud and strong, watching the horizon, listening to the winds, ever alert against those who felt the Itch.

    There were many such enemies. There were predators, there were trophy-hunters, there were cullers ready to take us the moment we lowered our ears. Hundreds of us died each day, but the rest of us survived. Far more important than that, we lived.

    Lived. We married the fear in our hearts to the cunning in our noggins; we outwitted those who felt the Itch. For every trick they devised against us, we learned one of our own. We lived. But something changed.

    After so many years, I return to the herd. There is no fear left in them. There is no cunning. I tapped one on the head and he did not answer; he continued grazing. There is not a predator to be seen.

    They are my brothers and sisters. They are my family. They are my blood.

    But when I look at them now...

    I feel the Itch.

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    1. Nice - I especially liked "we married the fear in our hearts to the cunning in our noggins" lol

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    2. I like the comparison of bots/aspirants to sheep or cows or something

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    3. Using the word 'noggins' felt like a subtle troll

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  7. Next time, demand a medal as an additional ransom. Psychotic Monk has been doing it for a while and has medals such as "This person is a known and confirmed AWOXER".

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    1. He needs all the votes he can get this election. Psychotic Monk for CSM Chairman!

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  8. Awoxing as a means to an end for example as an extension of a corp war is a great example of the sandbox at work.

    This is not even to steal funds, its just gratuitous griefing... frankly a little sickening. A very poor example of human kind... a great way to put off new players.

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    1. I don't see that at all I see it as a favor to them

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    2. What's the difference between this Awox and your beloved "war awox"? New Order is at war with AFK miners and code violators in general. This is part of that war. Just what you said you like about the sandbox.

      By the way, do you know what is a very poor example of human kind? Someone who judges people "bad humans" because they destroy internet spaceships in a videogame.

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    3. Remember "Eve is real", and notwithstanding the marketing cliche people do put real time and love into their pixels. For them losing the fruits of that effort can be just as real as losing something created in the real world that had no monetary value or use.

      If I make a model car with the intention of smashing against your model car I won't be too upset if your car wins. If I make a model car with the expectation of keeping it for its own sake - I will be more upset if you put your big foot on it for shits and giggles.

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    4. An important part of EvE is to investigate people you would trust.

      EvE stands for Everybody vs Everybody.

      Betrayal is a part of EvE Online. If you cannot HTFU, anon, then I suggest you find a different game to play. This is not your little "model car building online" game.

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    5. If they build their pixels without understanding they're going to lose them, they're playing the wrong game. Do you remember the first rule of EVE? Assume that what you undock is already lost.

      I'm sorry but there's really nothing to argue, the game is based on destroying ships. Otherwise there would be no need to build them again. You can feel sad if you lose a lot, sure...but insulting, telling people they're bad humans and invoking hitler? Hell no. Causing losses is just playing the game as it was designed.

      And it's something everyone does in EVE, even by mining...even if they don't see it. When you mine and sell you make ore prices lower for everyone else. Everything in EVE causes damage to someone else. There are no victims.

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    6. "If I make a model car with the expectation of keeping it for its own sake - I will be more upset if you put your big foot on it for shits and giggles."

      It's unfortunate if you get upset over the loss of your prized model car (and I don't mean that in a condescending manner), especially if you bring it to a public event where you are explicitly told that model cars may be destroyed for fun. The fault does not lie with the ones who destroyed it - the error is your's for remaining too attached to it or not understanding the nature of the game.

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    7. Alana there-in is the probelem; CCP explicty does not tell you your ships my be destroyed for other peoples fun. Inded it calls that griefing and says it is not permitted. Further CCP gives this region of space a mis-leading name, "High Security".

      It is this gap in perception that results in the "tears" rather than gf's.

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    8. Anon 8:46, it is High-sec, not Full-sec.

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  9. The in game corporation recruitment tool was the best thing CCP has ever done for the game.

    Within 10 seconds of applying, my scout alt was in corp, and hunting Macks with his mighty thrasher!

    10 seconds to get new CONCORDless targets!

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  10. Confirming that i beat my wife and eat babies because I shoot spaceships in a game about shooting spaceships. Also confirming that Orca pilots are "new players".

    Agent Steele

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  11. As amusing as these Awox stories are here and in EVE-O C+P, I'm surprised they didn't change it so ganking corp mates now brings Concord when they added the duel function. It's like the cops not caring if you beat your wife, but they'll eff you up if you beat some random person.

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  12. I am so happy that I made my alliance kick Winchester away from a corp of ours when the recruiter stated that there was a single kill of a mackinaw that he took out. I think this was before he seriously started awoxing, but in the end, we prevented him from awoxing us.
    Do some background check before accepting a character into your corp and you'll immediately see if that guy is an awoxer.

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  13. "Betrayal is a part of EvE Online. If you cannot HTFU, anon, then I suggest you find a different game to play. This is not your little "model car building online" game."

    Agent Trask, I suggest you HTFU and learn to deal with people criticsing you for being a griefing little shit.

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    1. He just did. By the way, he is been criticised for playing the game by the rules. Not much to criticise right?

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  14. Godwin's law ftw

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