The New Order has eyes and ears everywhere. But I don't need omnipresent Agents to tell me that a smile flashed across your face when you saw it was time for another edition of the Highsec Miner Grab Bag!
Nochi Wick, if you're reading this, it means I've decided not to take your advice. There's just too great a demand for more MinerBumping posts. Sorry, kid.
For some reason, people think I have hundreds of alts. Even people who know me well are amazed to learn that I only have one EVE account.
One of the things I'm most proud of is that over the years, I've always played a good, clean, honest game. I basically never lie, cheat, or steal unnecessarily, and I've hardly ever violated the EULA.
CCP may not give us a "community spotlight", but the New Order is 100% legal and proud of it!
The 2ndAleccia wrote me a heartfelt EVEmail about how MinerBumping made her feel. She didn't need to tell me she was new. Her allusion to people hoping for someone to "kill/overthrow" me gave it away. The older rebels have long since given up hope.
Here's the thing: If people think enjoying mining is just "the type of person they are", then yes, I do want to take that away from them. And I'm confident they'll thank me and retroactively give me permission. The New Order always acts with the consent of the people.
I often say that everyone in highsec is deemed to be aware of the Code. After all, even people who haven't started playing EVE yet have heard of it.
It's funny to think about, but when someone first joins EVE, they may not know whether they're working for the good guys or the bad guys. Protip: The New Order are the good guys.
The same principle holds true in real life. Are you friends with the good guys or the bad guys? Once again, look no further than the Code for your answer.
There's a misconception out there that I expect highsec miners to "worship" me. There's no basis for that in the Code. Should they respect and be loyal to me? Of course. But you don't even need a Code to know that. Common sense exists for a reason, people.
Remember that thing I said earlier about figuring out whether you're hanging with the good guys or the bad guys? People like Drake Vanteel make it easy.
...And another highsec resident grabs hold of the lifeline.
I'm always amused when rebels warn others to "ignore" me in the hopes that the New Order will simply go away. It's a little late for that; you may as well try to wish away the sun. Ignore it all you like, but it will continue to warm the earth with its gentle, life-giving rays.
Despite our reputation, there are still some people out there who don't feel comfortable joining the New Order. I'm a patient fellow. If you're a diehard skeptic, stick around. I promise you this: Give the New Order a few years and you won't even recognize highsec anymore.