"Imagine you were mining in nullsec and a hostile ship warped into the belt. Would you spend "maybe 20 seconds" to finish the sentence you were typing in Corp chat, or would you react immediately to the threat? Of course you'd react to the threat. Your sluggishness here is based on your perception that highsec mining is safe. Instead, in the same way you react to a nullsec threat, you should make it your number one priority to obey a command from an Agent while mining in New Order territory.My rule of thumb is to require a miner to answer me within 5 seconds of being asked. After all, I'm not asking for them to write War and Peace or even to drop a "Praise James" in local. A simple two-character "yo" or "o/" or "o7" will suffice.
"Even if you were speaking with your corp CEO, you should put that aside in favor of responding to the Agent. Remember, in highsec, any Agent outranks everyone in your corp/alliance. If you absolutely must speak with your corp without interruption, then you can always dock up."
For the miners of highsec, it all comes down to what their local Agent requires of them. Each Agent of the New Order is given the authority to to judge for himself or herself what is necessary to ensure Code-compliance. Agents like Krig Povelli, for instance.
EVE System > Channel changed to Local : AirakenKrig did a routine spot-check of an ore miner in one of the Airaken asteroid belts. Living up to his name, Ace Eternity took forever to respond. Krig was sitting next to him in a Catalyst. You do the math.
Krig Povelli > Ace Eternity are you AFK?
Krig Povelli > Please respond
Krig Povelli > Ace?
Krig Povelli > I see...
Krig opened fire and outfought the miner. Without a ship to mine in, Ace left the system. The story might have ended there, with the happy ending I just described. However, the local miners were shocked by the death of their fellow oremonger, and they expressed their outrage.
Josephine Sauveterre > Maybe you should be realistic and give people more than 40 seconds before you pass judgment? He might be off changing his kids diaper or something..It was your classic miner excuse. "What if I have to change a diaper? What if I have to help fix someone's plumbing?" Let's get real. The bot-aspirants who hoard isk and mine in contravention of the Code are not going AFK to save the world. They're probably pursuing their own selfish desires, just like they do in-game.
Krig Povelli > 40 seconds is more than enough time
Runawae > to change a diaper ?
Krig Povelli > He should always be vigilant
Krig Povelli > One should not play Eve Online while watching kids
Runawae > I hate you to do it on 40 sec
Krig Povelli > It is irresponsibleIf you've ever enforced the Code, you've probably heard miners like Josephine pull the "you can't tell me what to do unless you pay for my subscription" card. I've never understood it. Do they think The Mittani pays for tens of thousands of other players' subscriptions before he acts as leader of his coalition? Or is a miner entitled to anarchy in highsec for some arbitrary reason?
Josephine Sauveterre > That's not for you to decide
Krig Povelli > I am here to enforce the Code
Krig Povelli > It is for me to decide
Krig Povelli > I am an Agent of the New Order
Josephine Sauveterre > Do you also pay for other people's subs? No you're just another douchebag.
Krig Povelli > In what way?How can you tell the difference between an Agent and a tyrant? Both have total authority over the people they rule. What sets them apart is that Agents care about helping people, not about boosting their own egos. Despite Ace's giving him the silent treatment, Krig thoughtfully sent him an EVEmail about me and my teachings. So much for the "douchebag" theory.
Krig Povelli > I was doing him a favor
Josephine Sauveterre > You think you can dictate how other people play a game they pay real cash for? That makes you a douchebag.
Krig Povelli > As we speak I am writing him a friendly mail about the teachings of James 315
Josephine Sauveterre > Yeah you do that. Meanwhile, back in the real world. You're still a douche.
Krig Povelli > I disagree, Josephine Sauveterre
Krig Povelli > I spend time out of my day to protect Hisec from Bot Aspirants
Josephine Sauveterre > Of course you do. Douchebags seldom realize that they are douchebags.
Krig Povelli > I am a public servant of the highest honor and integrity
Josephine Sauveterre > Well, bot or not, 40 seconds is not reasonable. I don't log off my miner if my kid wants me to make her a sandwich, or if I want to go take a piss.. Since you don't realize that, you're just a douche. There's no honor or integrity in what you do.Josephine attempted to continue the debate. She was at a distinct disdavantage. She had her opinions, but Krig was armed with the Code. And he wasn't afraid to use it.
Krig Povelli > - No AFK mining allowed. All miners are expected to remain at their keyboards at all times, and are required to prove their presence by responding in local when requested by the Supreme Protector or one of his Agents
Krig Povelli > http://www.minerbumping.com/p/the-code.html
Partisan Noir > that epic discussion
Krig Povelli > - Upon being suicide ganked, a miner should congratulate the ganker on his success. A "good fight" or "gf" in local is customary.
Krig Povelli > where is my "gf"?
Veronica Badasaz > ohh no they dont
Josephine Sauveterre > I can tell you to f*ck off, that's about what you'll be getting.Backed into a corner, Josephine had no choice but to return to her vulgarity of choice. She couldn't concentrate hard enough to come up with more excuses for AFK mining.
Krig Povelli > - Keep local clean. Miners should be courteous in local and should refrain from the use of profanity.
Josephine Sauveterre > As a douche of the new order of douchery.
Josephine Sauveterre > you bow to your douchemaster Douche 315
Krig Povelli > Ace Eternity could have saved a whole lot of trouble buy purchasing a permit and by not being AFK
Veronica Badasaz > Your getting to full of yourself really....
Krig Povelli > 10 mil. ISK per yearThe rebel miners, carebears, and bot-aspirants of highsec may not admit that they respect us, but they do covet our power. To them, the ability to command a highsec miner is a sign of omnipotence. In their world, maybe that's true. For most, power tends to corrupt. Yet the Agents of the New Order have proven to be incorruptible. So when an Agent stops by and asks if you're AFK, you can be sure that they'll give you a fair, appropriate amount of time to answer. If you spend that time unwisely, you only have yourself to blame.
Krig Povelli > Quite generous
Krig Povelli > If they purchase a permit they are safe as long as they obey the code
Veronica Badasaz > as long as they obey the code omfg..
Veronica Badasaz > like your somekind of god or something
Krig Povelli > I am just a humble agent of the New Order
Krig Povelli > I also knit sweaters and play tennis
Veronica Badasaz > You knit wow...
Krig Povelli > I do lots of things, but I am no God
Krig Povelli > It takes a lot of skill and finesse
Krig Povelli > just like Ganking violators of the Code