Friday, May 10, 2013
Some time ago, I received the above EVEmail from Hig Hurtenflursts. When I encountered him again, I decided to touch base and see if he had changed.
Not much improvement, yet. But you never know when you're on the verge of a breakthrough.
I have collected billions of isk in mining permits alone, but I still occasionally come across people who think no one has ever paid.
Denialism and hope of an anti-Order expansion? Hig was making me nostalgic.
The suicide rate among today's youth is appalling. It's no wonder, with people passing out pro-suicide advice like it's Halloween candy. Sadly, Hig never did explain how the next expansion would destroy the New Order.
I decided to leave Hig in the penalty box while I moved on to more promising miners.
Then Hig came to life again. It was time to learn more about what made him tick.
Hig is a member of BIG, the corporation best known for its famous EVE lottery. BIG also used to be known for running rigged lottery scams--though you won't read about that in their "Community Spotlight".
I returned to the scene of Hig's crime to save the ice. Would he learn from his past mistakes?
Some questioned the legitimacy of my rule, but Hig became uncharacteristically silent. That is, uncharacteristically silent for a miner who isn't AFK mining.
Hig once again returned to the ice. I forgave him.
When Hig returned to the ice for yet another illegal mining operation, I saw a desperation in him that I hadn't seen before:
Yellow-boxing is the official "cry for help" game mechanic of EVE.
I am like Aquaman, sometimes given insufficient credit as a superhero, but I reign supreme in my own domain. According to Greenpeace, 80% of the world's life resides in the oceans. Just like 80% of EVE accounts are in highsec!
Everyone who plays EVE must decide whether he will fill the role of a hero or a villain. I am happy to say that I am a superhero.