Thursday, July 11, 2013
Smacktalk, Corp Leaders, and the Red Pen
The New Order never fails to help its friends. When friend of the Order nopset earned killrights on an illegal miner, Agent Arden Elenduil saw to it that justice was done.
Though the rebel Hulk was armed with several deadly combat drones, Arden bravely piloted a Cynabal into battle and won a glorious victory.
The Hulk pilot had friends of his own. One of these was Carbuilder Hemah, who was disgusted by what he saw. He denied the existence of the Code. A denier! His corpmate, Lost Shadow, joined in the smacktalk before leaving the system:
Lost Shadow > no i dont give a damn
Lost Shadow > we are all at our fucking ships
Lost Shadow > we arent botting
Arden Elenduil > all miners are required to pay 10 million isk per year and to adhere to the code
Lost Shadow > fuck you and your god dman code
Arden is a professional. Despite the resistance, he kept the conversation from going off the rails.
Carbuilder Hemah > piss the fuck off douche
Arden Elenduil > good sir, that is no way to speak to an agent of the new order
Carbuilder Hemah > fuck youuuuuuuuuu
Carbuilder Hemah > what do you think of that shit for brains
Arden Elenduil > i would say that you are being rather impolite
Carbuilder Hemah > i would say you can suck my cock
While engaging in diplomacy with Carbuilder, Arden was amazed by what a cliché Carbuilder was. The dude's a walking, talking Miner Bingo board.
Carbuilder Hemah > you better remember bitch boy we stop mining you dont have guns you dont have missles
Carbuilder Hemah > and you dont have ships
Arden Elenduil > there are plenty of code compliant miners who are more than happy to supply us with equipment that has been built in a legal manner
Carbuilder Hemah > so tell mr james 315 to suck on my mother fucking cock
Carbuilder starting camping on the idea that highsec carebears are essential to EVE's economy. But Arden made an excellent rebuttal: There are now enough Code-compliant miners to fully supply the Order with everything we need.
Arden Elenduil > i must warn you that being impolite to an agent of the new order can be quite detrimental to your financial wellbeing
Carbuilder Hemah > aww are you getting butthurt
Arden Elenduil > as such, i'm forced to raise the fee to 30 million for you and members of your corp
Carbuilder Hemah > fuck you buddy
Carbuilder Hemah > my corp has nothing to do with this
Now things were getting serious. Carbuilder's continued infractions of the Code won him a spot on the dreaded Red Pen list. The price of Code-compliance was now three times what it was just a moment before. Even worse, Carbuilder's corp was subject to increased scrutiny.
Raising the stakes, Arden arranged to have a friendly wardec declared against Carbuilder's corp. This helped draw their attention to Carbuilder's inappropriate treatment of an Agent of the New Order.
The corp was alarmed. They intended to make a career of mining in highsec, so they didn't feel it would be smart to alienate the rulers of highsec by having a loose cannon in their corp.
Arden Elenduil > i would much prefer it if all miners were to simply accept the code, and pay the fee
Carbuilder Hemah > yeah im sure you would
Carbuilder Hemah > get paid for doing nothing
Arden Elenduil > being an agent of the new order is a fulltime job good sir
Carbuilder Hemah > because everything ive read so far was people mining paying attention to their own business and you and your code members just kill a miner because they dont see why they have to pay
Arden and Carbuilder continued to politely discuss the finer points of the Code. Meanwhile, Carbuilder's corp reached its decision. Carbuilder invited Arden to a private convo:
Carbuilder's corp is ruled by wise leaders indeed. They came up with a Solomonic solution: The corp would become Code-compliant, and Carbuilder would have to pay for the mining permits out of his own wallet.
The effect of the Red Pen list was severe; Carbuilder had to pay 30 million isk for each individual permit. Foul language and discourtesy can be pricey!
The Hulk pilot, not a member of the corp, also had a 30 million isk permit paid for by Carbuilder. Later, he paid for one more permit.
In total, Carbuilder had to fork over 420 million isk. But Arden promised that Code-compliance would be more than worth it.
Carbuilder added an extra clause to his bio to announce his newfound permit ownership. Yet his attitude did not reflect the kind of pure heart we expect from truly Code-compliant miners. Will Agents of the New Order view him as a legitimate permitholder, or will they see him as a work in progress, who needs further discipline? Only time will tell.