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.
Posted by MinerBumping at 22:24
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Asking questions is a good start Jacob. Soon I think you'll see that James is not Hitler, mostly because James has not slaughtered millions of people in real life. Instead he advocates for blowing up spaceships in a spaceship blowing up game.ReplyDelete
One thing James is though is the savior of Hisec. He saved me, and he can save you too.
"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."ReplyDelete
PFFFFFFFFFFFFT JAMES THINKS HE IS ELITE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAReplyDelete
thanks for the insightful and constructive replies we all come to expect from people who dont have what it takes.Delete
Anon 4:49, you sound just like the pub crawlers how say that a successful football player is "not good"...while they're drinking beer watching him play, and he is an accomplished football player.Delete
Same anon, I assure you.Delete
I don't claim to be elite, in face, I'm miserable at PVP alone. My corp lives in Null and we have targets in all directions. I fly tackle and logi, and watch in awe of the skill my corpmates have. But even as the man who flies the frig, I'm qualified to say none of this is elite. So I'm not the guy who sits in the pub, I'm the back up punter. I still play on the team, but I'm far away from being the star.
And as a veteran strategy player, the Code is like playing on easy, and killing the idiot enemy with super weapons.
"But even as the man who flies the frig, I'm qualified to say none of this is elite"Delete
No you're not. You're missing the point of that analogy. No one has heard of anything you've done. You're in the pub.
"So I'm not the guy who sits in the pub, I'm the back up punter. I still play on the team, but I'm far away from being the star."
Teams don't even have backup punters, they have some other player who's already on the team learn how to be the backup punter as well. You're not on the team.
"And as a veteran strategy player, the Code is like playing on easy, and killing the idiot enemy with super weapons|"
The Code is about getting the enemy to stop playing like an idiot. This is the opposite of what you're saying, because your understanding of the Code is below what one would expect from a small child. Back to the pub you go.
That's just it, there is no enemy. You're not fighting anything, you're murdering them. They aren't harming EVE, they are no threat, no danger, none of that. They are industrial players, and you're killing them not in the name of piracy but in some Code the rest of the game population scoffs at. James is not elite nor is Kalorned, or any of you cultists. And I'm on the team, because I play the game, you're missing the point of my analogy. You're a hated group and deserve to be so.Delete
"That's just it, there is no enemy"Delete
"killing the idiot enemy"
" you're missing the point of my analogy."
when you contradict yourself, you don't(can't) have a point, son.
"And I'm on the team, because I play the game"
'I play basketball, so I'm on the Miami Heat'...lulz. Keep bringing the laughs.
Get a grip man. The use of bot programs is the REAL violation of the TOS/EULA. We destroy them in the name of The Code, and James 315 because its the RIGHT thing to do. Bot-aspirant players are a more common example of the real affliction of this game. IM an industrial player, so i guess THAT tosses your "poor little miners" or w/e arguement out the window.
I have been an active part of the New Order for nearly a year, and the majority of the people that have publicly scoffed at the NO, have also exploded in their ignorance of its history
You may be on the team, but youre on the WRONG team! If the Washington Generals is the team you belong on, the Harlem Globetrotters are always gonna make you look like fools.
Just like what is happening to you here.
Throughout history there are examples of "criminals" doing what is right, to make the world a better place. The New Order is such an example.
What is it with miners and Hitler? Its not like the New Order is targeting a specific race. We're targeting a (chosen) profession that has terrible regulatory standards. Just because you can do it without a permit, doesn't mean its right to.ReplyDelete
Some people are shooting themselves in the foot from the get go.