Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The New Order War Machine
In December 2012, I unveiled my plan for the creation of the Knights of the Order, an army of suicide gankers who use Catalysts to annihilate miners caught violating the Code. It didn't take long for our reputation to be established.
After the barge buff in August 2012, the suicide ganking of miners had dropped to "historic lows", according to CCP. The New Order revived the practice and reminded carebears that there is a difference between right and wrong.
Thousands of miners have purchased mining permits, pledged their loyalty to the proper authorities, and follow the Code. Hope shines brighter than it ever before.
The noble Catalyst is the primary weapon of the gankers. Some rebels attempted to resist us, but found themselves overwhelmed by our numbers. In addition to dedicated ganking corps like New Order Logistics and NEW ORDER DEATH DEALERS, numerous "freelance" Agents have rallied to the cause, cutting across all EVE: members of big alliances, small corps, 1-man corps, and NPC corps. All kill in the name of the Code. The resistance movements, to the extent that they even made an effort, failed. They simply couldn't keep track of so many Agents ganking miners in so many systems.
Shortly after the creation of the Knights of the Order, I announced a reimbursement program in which the money from New Order shares would be paid out to gankers, based on the Catalysts they sacrificed for the cause.
For eight months now, the Knights have been fueled by the power of New Order shares. Although the gankers themselves are very familiar with this process, today's post reveals, for the first time, the full extent of the reimbursement program. Over the course of this noble crusade, the number of Knights has increased substantially--as has the number of gankers who can pilot tech II-fitted Catalysts. Over 111 billion isk in New Order shares have been donated into my wallet. Yet I am poor. Why? Because I am a river to my people!
Pictured above is a typical reimbursement batch, performed by yours truly, once every several days. Some reimbursement batches are larger than others; this one was bigger than average because it included a series of NEW ORDER DEATH DEALERS reimbursements, which are usually requested all in a row. Keeping track of the amount of reimbursements paid out is very simple. At the foundation of the New Order, James 315's wallet had a couple billion in it (with the vast majority of my personal wealth kept on the Currin Trading character). Add to that a few billion in mining permit sales and a few billion for writing articles for TheMittani.com, and I'd have about 7 billion isk in my wallet. Everything else would come from New Order shares. I have no income sources and, since my Invincible Stabber still hasn't been killed, I've had no expenses other than the reimbursements I pay out.
Here's what is in my wallet today:
I estimate that the New Order has reimbursed about 110 billion isk of ganker ships and equipment. Let that figure sink in. That's more than double what was paid out by GoonSwarm during the entirety of Hulkageddon Infinity, which ended last year at the time of the barge buff. Thousands of (mainly) tech II Catalysts, along with a handful of Brutixes, have been repaid to keep gankers ready for action. The money was put to good use, and efficient use at that--well over a trillion isk worth of damage has been inflicted upon the carebears.
This has been made possible due to the courage and generosity of more than 500 different shareholders--one of the biggest market enterprises in EVE's history. 26 billion worth of shares were purchased even before I announced my intention to use the money to reimburse gankers; people had faith that the New Order was a good cause. During the first two months of the program, the money poured into my wallet. Though a lot of Catalysts were reimbursed, our numbers had not yet grown, and fewer of our pilots were fielding tech II equipment. From that point, reimbursements paid out exceeded the amount of isk coming in, but not by much. My wallet slowly drained, month by month, until it reached 7.6 billion, which is roughly what I'd expect to have left after every last share went into reimbursements.
As long as the money flows in, and as long as shares are purchased, reimbursements will be paid out. Gankers will continue to wreak havoc among our enemies. To keep the New Order community apprised of the health of the reimbursement fund, I will have the amount in the "treasury" put on display, in a picture like the above, atop the month's contributors bar on the side of MinerBumping. It will be updated each time the shareholder info is updated (which is also when I do my reimbursement batches). This way, potential contributors will be able to make informed decisions on when and how much to donate to the cause so that the killing may continue unabated.
110 billion worth of ganking ships reimbursed. That face you see is the face of a man who is very proud to be the Father of the New Order and Saviour of Highsec today.