Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Ten Questions for the Saviour
When a rebel carebear tries to tell an Agent of the New Order what's what, it never goes well. Jacob Carter Torchwood's query, directed at Agent Kalorned, was featured in our earlier post about the Gamis Twitter feed.
For someone who thought he could educate one of our Agents, Jacob had a lot to learn. His myth about making miners immune to bumping with the "orbit" command was debunked in August 2012 on this very blog. But eventually, Jacob realized that he wasn't in a position to teach anyone anything. He needed someone else to teach him a thing or two.
...Naturally, he came to me. Jacob sent me a questionnaire with the ten questions he most desperately wanted answered. He could've asked me anything at all. Unsurprisingly, the first question was about whether I'm committing Genocide with a capital "G".
As a matter of principle, I won't answer any question directed to me in the "some say" format. It's a pet peeve of mine. Sure, some miners believe what I'm doing is Genocide, but some other miners think I'm the greatest thing since Sliced Bread. Why aren't we talking about those miners?
Now we're getting somewhere. It's true that I've never lost a duel. And as Saviour of Highsec, I've never lost a ship. However, prior to my ascension to my current position, I lost plenty of ships in PvP. I was in Goonfleet, after all.
I don't give away all my secrets here on MinerBumping, but this one's no secret. I direct the gentleman to one of my most-read posts ever: How Do I Fit My Stabber?
I might have bumped a miner or two in my day.
The question of how man dreams up new ideas is a philosophical one. That having been said, you can read about the Secret Origins of the New Order, the tale of how GM Banana helped give me the idea to create the Code. Sort of. CCP threatened to permaban me if I didn't take down the screenshots for that post, so you only get the text there.
Codifying the Code came naturally to me. I didn't create the Code on my own, though. It was written collectively by the highsec community, with me acting as everyone's representative. In a way, we all created the Code. And it's up to each new generation of players to preserve, protect, and defend it.
There you go again with the "some say"! Some people believe that I'm more like a Gandhi or a Washington or a Churchill or the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior. Those are the people you should be talking to. What are they teaching you over there in Gamis?
Like any good parent, I love all my children equally.
I was going to write up my battle plan for fighting a highsec titan, but oh, "think realistically". Realistically, my Invincible Stabber eats titans for breakfast.
I may be elite, but I'm no elitist. I firmly believe that anyone can become an Agent of the New Order. If you build enough trust, you can apply to join the CODEdot alliance. The real question is... Do you have what it takes to make CODEdot proud?
I hope this exercise has been helpful, Jacob.