Almost a year of MinerBumping, almost a year of Highsec Miner Grab Bags! In that time, literally thousands of miners across highsec have paid their mining fees and pledged themselves to the New Order, all of their own accord.
Troy Toralen claims that miners only join the New Order because they're "forced into it". I don't believe that for a moment. Miners who read this blog, what say you?
Sparhawk en Damastes demonstrated his inability to distinguish between a computer game (which he's bad at) and real life (which he may also be bad at). It's no surprise that so many carebears think EVE and reality are the same thing: If you mine AFK and don't play the game while at your computer, you're mixing the two, blending EVE and your real life in unhealthy ways.
The New Order is everywhere these days: On your desktop computer, your laptop, even your telephone. This also means carebear tears are available on multiple formats, including Twitter. It was nice to see Kuda Timberline hasn't forgotten the message that Agent Syds Sinclair delivered by awoxing his corp several months ago. Become an Agent of the New Order and you'll be a legend!
Despite being a member of an alliance that prides itself on projecting power into lowsec and elsewhere without taking sov, Sindel Pellion didn't understand that the New Order can rightly claim authority in highsec. Given the high quantity and low quality of its population, highsec needs government more than any other part of the EVE galaxy.
Miners like Jobobhi987 Alabel must be the unluckiest people in the world. They always "just" left their keyboards for a "few seconds" before a Knight appeared and ganked them. Kind of like how miners who get bumped out of range retreat back to the station and claim that they just finished mining for the day.
When Russian miner Orta Maleus brought up diarrhea in local, it reminded me of Google Translate telling me that Universal Scum said he was "sending rays of diarrhea".
Today's Russian EVE players make me nostalgic for the days when their never-say-die nullsec alliances inspired fear throughout the galaxy. Their highsec miners can't quite do the job.
After Agent Runeme Shilter killed Arrash's Covetor and pod, Arrash offered an illustration of what's wrong today's polarized political environment: Everyone sticks to their talking points no matter what!
John Cadenza brought up a short list of his pet peeves during a heated discussion about the New Order. Interesting, but completely off-topic. The New Order is not a cult, it is not a monarchy (it's a democracy), and we never threaten. We always make good on our promises.
A surprising number of impressionable young EVE players try to find themselves by experimenting with illegal highsec mining. This is why Agents of the New Order are such a valuable resource--they mentor new players. Agents don't lecture anyone, but they do want EVE players to recognize that as glamorous as mining without a permit may seem, there can be dangerous side effects, such as exploding.
Perennial scold Jean Pelletier groused about EVE's game mechanics and the futility of doing battle against the New Order under such unfair conditions. Rebels, wise up: Whining isn't emergent.
Some carebear CEO's flunky sent me an EVEmail informing me that Agents Capt Starfox, Ailish Liu, and John E Normus successfully destroyed their corpmate's untanked Hulk. The carebears misinterpreted the outcome of this glorious battle as somehow being a bad thing. If they want to know the reason for the attack, they should read MinerBumping more often, as I already said that their permits would be forfeited if they violated the Code. Nevertheless, all Agents should be on high alert, as the Zulu People alliance has dramatically improved its military since I made that post: Its killboard efficiency has quadrupled from 3% up to a whopping 12%.
Ever since I first put it on a Miner Bingo square, I have wondered why highsec miners try to act tough by invoking lowsec. It seems so random. Why not nullsec or wormsec?
ThexBoss questioned Agent Galaxy Pig's right to engage in emergent gameplay by killing his Hulk. This is why we fight--we fight for our rights. Bot-aspirants would gladly trample the Code if they could. As long as the New Order exists, someone will stand up to bullies who would take away our rights.
I don't know the Code by heart, but then, I don't need to. Because the Code is in my heart. I can look at any situation and know instantly what the proper response is. My Agents are the same. So far, I have never once seen an Agent do the wrong thing. Imagine how nice it would be if you worked for an organization whose members never made a mistake!