Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Nuclear Option


As the New Order marches unopposed across highsec, various rebels have attempted to theorycraft new strategies for dealing with us. These plans usually involve encouraging someone else to do something.


Steele Overlord encouraged others to wardec what appears to be a random industrial corp. I warned him that I would protect the industrialists if I had to--though I didn't have to.


As months go by without effective opposition, the carebear forces of the status quo grow more desperate. Even their petitions have gone unanswered. Amanda diCaprio proposed the nuclear option: If all the miners in highsec quit the game for six months, it will force CCP to act by depriving them of subscription revenue.


The mad plot to organize a mass boycott of EVE horrified even Amanda's fellow rebels.


Amanda was confident that EVE and CCP would survive in the end. When it was all over, the rules would be changed to outlaw the New Order forever.


Agent Pestario Vargas countered that if all the miners left the game, those left behind would pick up the slack--and make some decent isk doing so.


But Amanda's "everyone quits" plan appeared unlikely to be executed in any case.


There was some confusion. Amanda was not interested in stopping the mining, just the purchase of subscriptions.


This triggered the standard debate about whether people who pay for their subs with PLEX are really giving CCP a financial benefit or not.


Rebel Matthias Mecklenburg urged Amanda to accept the New Order's existence in EVE, and to abandon her reckless scheme.


Amanda was unconvinced, and began to do what carebears usually do when their arguments have been defeated in debate.


Though many miners have threatened to quit, few do so. And those who quit are more than covered by the new subscription revenue from people who join EVE for the purpose of joining the New Order. We're CCP's best friends: We have saved or created hundreds--perhaps thousands--of subscriptions, and are a shining beacon of emergent gameplay. I urge all miners to pay their subs and submit peacefully to the rule of the Code.

33 comments:

  1. The only time miners unite to do anything is with themselves using their ISOboxing software.

    This is laughable.

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  2. Why does the PLEX system confound people so?

    -Pig

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    1. I guess they assume they're created out of thin air...if they found out that CCP gets more money from a PLEX than from a month of subscription their mind would be blown away...

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    2. I find it amusing that it confuses people so much. CCP gets their cut no matter what.

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  3. I was on the fence on whether to fly with the rebels or with NO, but the way these miners cry over losing an internet spaceship made the decision clear. Pardon me while I go train exhumers so I can scout for the NO.

    o7

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  5. I'm Matthias Mecklenburg, and I approve my message. (I stand by all my words in the screen-captures.)

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    1. Matthias Mecklenburg, the rebel voice of reason. =)

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  6. I was wondering how it must feel for someone that Failed to run for CSM still think people care about what he thinks? Sad, but nobody really cares..oh i forgot about the lames that give him ISK because there looking for a father in there real life..very sad

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    1. Yet here you are reading the blog of someone who, according to you, nobody cares about what he has to say.


      - Guybertini

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    2. You've made a very common mistake: posting a comment claiming you don't care, and expecting anyone to believe that you don't care. Those who truly don't care do not bother posting.

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    3. EVE ≠ Real Life

      EVE Personalities ≠ Real Life Personalities

      Making a Choice in EVE ≠ Making a Choice in Real Life

      Experiencing Consequences in EVE ≠ Experiencing Consequences in Real Life

      Oh, and...

      Having a Real Life Father ≠ Real Life Choice

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    4. Eve = Real

      Eve Personalities = real life personalities

      James 315 = the Antichrist and eats babies apart from when he is playing EVE. Worse still, IRL he is certainly something evil like a lawyer or even a journalist!

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  7. Vote James for CSM..oh wait..EPIC FAIL there..i wonder what else he will fail at...oh yea..having other people call him father..sounds sick to me!!!

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    1. James is the Father of Highsec - whenever he logs on, I greet him with a "Hi Daddy!"

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    2. You're just envy 'cause you don't have such a wonderful family...

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    3. Actually you are spot on with your comment if you consider when this conversation took place: it's from beginning of march.

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    4. "Actually you are spot on with your comment if you consider when this conversation took place: it's from beginning of march."

      That makes little or no sense. Try again.

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    5. "That makes little or no sense."

      Correct. Why post such old stuff now? Especially as the conversation of the first 3 screenshots took place 4 days *after* (March 10th) the rest of it (March 6th).

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    6. My god, a bunch of space historians here...

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    7. "Correct. Why post such old stuff now? Especially as the conversation of the first 3 screenshots took place 4 days *after* (March 10th) the rest of it (March 6th)."

      Because this isn't a news site like EVEnews24 or TMC.com, and so people don't come here looking for current events, but for blog posts about the New Order. Are you old enough to be using the Internet unsupervised?

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    8. Aye, better old news than no news at all. Thanks for the clarification.

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    9. I see, you're not old enough to understand that this is not ANY kind of news, as this is not a news site. Thanks for the clarification.

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    10. I guess I just explained how "this is not ANY kind of news". Nice age argument though, sort of - ahem - *new*.

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    11. "I guess I just explained how "this is not ANY kind of news"."

      Incorrect, you just failed to understand an explanation of that, which is the polar opposite of your claim.

      "Nice age argument though, sort of - ahem - *new*."

      I see that you're not old enough to understand the difference between an argument and an insult.

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  8. Man, we got some bitter carebears here today. :D

    If I was running a blog, I'd imagine that I too would omit details that weren't funny/interesting/relevant, such as the temporal separation of these screenshots.

    -Pig

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  9. okay what you NEED RIGHT NOW is a specific player channel dedicated to minerbumping to focus all those precious tears into a giant funnel... because who knows what tears may be shed in vain in faroff places.

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    1. You mean, who knows what far off trees may be watered into verdant forests by those tears, which were definitely not shed in vain? The water in the geyser that awes you today, fell uncollected and entered the earth a million years ago.

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    2. You mean a public channel separate from the password-protected official channel that only Agents and rebel spies currently congregate in? If you wish see it, then make it so!

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    3. LOL- Alana, we miss you! Come back. The voice of reason has fled and we need you back. =(

      -Talon Blacksheer

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    4. I am always with you in spirit! =)

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