Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Good and Evil in New Eden

I am a bit of a polarizing figure in the EVE community. People either love me or hate me. I take comfort in the fact that the best people tend to love me, while the worst people tend to hate me.


Out of nowhere, I received an EVEmail from Throckmorton. I had never encountered Throckmorton before, so I was intrigued by the passionate emotions he felt toward me.


As I suspected, Throckmorton was a highsec miner. Two days earlier, a gang of Knights dealt justice to him. I don't know why it took him two days to send me a one-line EVEmail. I'm also baffled by the fact that he called me "greedy". Aren't highsec miners the ones whose "gameplay" in EVE is centered around the acquisition of wealth?


Agent Fawn Tailor, one of the Knights on the killmail, also received an EVEmail from Throckmorton--oddly, an entire day after he sent me an EVEmail. I was a bit surprised that he contacted me before contacting the people who exploded his ship.


Fawn Tailor graciously responded to Throckmorton, and pointed out that Throckmorton was a 2006 character. I hadn't noticed that. It was plain-as-day evidence that Throckmorton had no business being a highsec miner.


Throckmorton replied. If he wanted to get away with his crimes, he shouldn't have sent it; he incriminated himself further by revealing he was unaware that anyone was ganking miners in highsec. How bot-aspirant is that?


Going back to where I started, note once more the contrast between Fawn Tailor and Throckmorton. You can easily see who the good guys and the bad guys are. The Goofuses and Gallants of EVE make themselves known by their conduct. Is it any wonder that the residents of highsec are flocking to the New Order?

19 comments:

  1. What a fine example of CODE species, Fawn is! Hope to fly with him again some day, such a gentleman, such an inspiration :)

    Regards

    Robert Leheirault

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  2. Fawn Tailor, blog-star!

    John and root are going to be so jelly

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  3. He claims he doesn't know of the New Order...

    'you are a fucking asshole... greedy fucking asshole'

    ... however he seems to have them summed up pretty well.

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    1. We all know the old saying: "when then only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a hisec miner".

      But when you're Bobbins, the saying goes "when the only tool you have is a mirror, every problem looks like a fucking asshole".

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    2. Its funny how the blog only reports bad language from miners isn't it. However from the general eloquence of your response I would say you are a credit to the New Order.

      While I admit there are some classy New Order Agents the majority have a bully boy attitude and sprout vulgar language in order to provoke a response. Perhaps you too anonymous 9.23 could do with some re-education along with your New Order brethren.

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    3. I only do one kind of vulgar sprouting, and it's not language.

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    4. "While I admit there are some classy New Order Agents the majority have a bully boy attitude and sprout vulgar language in order to provoke a response."

      Agents are given latitude under the code to use tactics to provoke or elicit the truth of a possibly criminal situation, tactics which are explicitly forbidden to hisec miners. Similar to how police officers can turn on their lights and go 100 mph to respond to an emergency, which freedom the average citizen is not granted: "- Keep local clean. Miners should be courteous in local and should refrain from the use of profanity." - The New Halaima Code of Conduct

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    5. It gives the saying 'put a cork in it' a new dimension I suppose.

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    6. @BobbyKennedy
      Its a good job they had a responsible person writing the code then and not some deranged megalomaniac.

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    7. Cork is used instead of a screw-on cap to allow a limited amount of air to diffuse through. This helps certain types of wine to age over time. Miners don't tend to improve with this aging, although the cork does make room for new tears every few months.

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    8. @Bobbins: This is the 441st time you've used the phrase "It's a good job" on this blog--none of those times were you actually referring to a good job. Is this a compensatory behavior for your lack of a good job, or are you just saying this because you don't have a good job IRL?

      "Its a good job they had a responsible person writing the code then and not some deranged megalomaniac."

      You don't seem very familiar with the origins of the Code:

      "The New Halaima Code of Conduct is the product of a truly democratic process. It was written by the entire community."-The New Halaima Code of Conduct

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    9. Anony 10.21
      'It was written by the entire community.'

      I don't want to say you haven't read the code but it doesn't sound too democratic.
      James315 - "Substantial portions of this outline [the code] are taken from my original declaration of new ownership of Halaima thread on the EVE Online forums."



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    10. "I don't want to say you haven't read the code but it doesn't sound too democratic." -- bobbins.

      "The New Halaima Code of Conduct is the product of a truly democratic process. It was written by the entire community."-The New Halaima Code of Conduct

      I'm sorry Bobbins, but you can hardly expect us to take your word over the word of the Code, in a discussion about the origins of the Code, taking place on the website which is the home of the Code.

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    11. Who is this guy anyway, giving the site so much attention and scrutiny? Must have been an expensive gank victim. Either that or just a dreadfully boring person.

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    12. Bobbins it sounds like your pretty upset over something. Whether that be because of a ship loss, or being bumped out of range, whatever it may be I just want you to know that I killed your argument on http://www.minerbumping.com/2013/05/hydra-headed-lies-part-1.html?showComment=1369804875974#c8033700425905422155 and would like a reply.

      Maybe you're so upset because actual NO Knights/Agents try to be nice and lend a helping hand when possible, thus changing your whole perspective of this game. Nice gankers..? Mean carebears..?? What???? Anyway, I digress. Please send a reply on the other blog when you get a chance!

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  4. Throckmorton is clearly the greedy one here. He wishes to extract ore while neither losing his ships while illegally mining nor paying for permits and other fees.

    I fear that by the time he comes around, he will have lost far more isk in ships. Perhaps he will wise-up before it is too late.

    As everyone knows, I do not discriminate. If Throckmorton wishes to play my game in my bio or participate in other games I hold, I will certainly give him the opportunity to earn his lost isk back and more.

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  5. is bobbins some sort of mutated tear duct that has developed the ability to post? it would explain the complete lack of logic.

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