Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How the New Order Will Achieve Final Victory, Part 1

The New Order has a bold mission: We will control all systems with a security status of 0.5+ and impose the New Halaima Code of Conduct on every man, woman, and child in highsec. At length, order will emerge from chaos, and everyone who resides in highsec will benefit--to a ridiculous degree. The carebear ethos of a risk-free highsec theme park will be replaced by an understanding of the proper way to play EVE.

Ever since the New Order began in June 2012, I have made my intentions perfectly clear. Even when the entire New Order consisted of one guy bumping miners out of the Halaima ice field, I proclaimed my vision of a grand future for highsec.

It seemed unrealistic back then. Few would have predicted that a year and a half later, the New Order would become the most prominent organization in the most populated area of EVE Online. Or that a blog called "MinerBumping" would be one of the top two or three most widely-read EVE blogs, that its IPO would attract nearly 700 investors (more than any other EVE IPO), that hundreds of Agents would flock to the banner of the Code, causing multiple trillions of isk worth of carebear equipment to be vaporized, and that the New Order would be identified by the GMs as the most common cause of petitions. It would have seemed unlikely that pledges of loyalty to the New Order would become the most pervasive "stamp" in an EVE player's bio--aside from the traditional bio fodder of damage types for rats and translations of AU's to kilometers, of course.

The perspective of the EVE community has shifted radically. Before, very few EVE players gave much thought to the carebearization of highsec, or what it could mean for EVE. Almost no one cared one way or the other about the existence of AFK miners, or carebears who failed to tank their ships. Highsec ice fields with infinite ice were not considered a problem. If someone suggested EVE should be more welcoming for new players so CCP could make some extra cash, not many would find reason to question the idea.

All that has changed. The advocates of carebearism and a risk-free highsec theme park no longer steamroll across the EVE community without resistance. CCP was forced to "solicit community feedback" on the subject of miner bumping, and to make a special ruling on its legality. Incredibly, they were even made to see the wisdom of removing infinite ice from EVE.

And as for the Father of the New Order himself?


...Let's just say few things provoke a more intense emotional reaction from EVE players than hearing the name James 315. (Try it.)

When I began the New Order, I knew it would take a long time to complete my mission. I estimated that it would take eight years to bring about total victory in highsec. My estimate hasn't changed: By June 2020, we can expect 100% Code-compliance from everyone in highsec. Cheerful compliance.

That's not to say there haven't been surprises along the way. I was fully prepared to spend the first year bumping miners on my own until I recruited my first Agent. The New Order developed much more rapidly than that, to say the least. I'm constantly amazed by the enthusiasm EVE players show for the New Order and its Code. I am often contacted by players who tell me that they joined EVE specifically because they heard about the New Order, and I'm even more frequently told by players that the New Order is the only reason they didn't allow their subscription to lapse.

The emotional warmth felt by our supporters is matched only by the frosty bitterness of our enemies. They, too, have been baffled by our success thus far. In the beginning, they dismissed the New Order. But over time, they have grown enraged. They can't understand why they see mention of the New Order everywhere they look. They were confused and increasingly maddened by hearing the names "James 315" and "New Order" and "Miner Bumping" over and over again. The New Order wasn't supposed to succeed. It was supposed to go away and be forgotten. Even today, when miners first hear about the New Order, they'll often say something like, "Someone will put a stop to you."

The enemies of the Order imagined an elaborate conspiracy in which the New Order doesn't really exist, it's just promoted by an army of alts. (Fun fact: I have one account.) As the New Order grew in numbers and influence, the tin foil became ever more wild-eyed, and the Goons were inevitably blamed. Indeed, some of our Agents came from GoonSwarm. They also came from everywhere else.

As our enemies made the painful transition from denial toward acceptance, a mystery remained: Why has the New Order been so successful? How did it grow from its humble beginnings in the Halaima ice field? And since no one has proven capable of opposing the New Order, could it really take over highsec?

I've occasionally touched on these subjects before, both in MinerBumping posts as well as in informal chats with our Agents. In the next post, I will provide the answers in some depth.

To be continued...

34 comments:

  1. A timely and uplifting State of the Nation address; can't wait for Part 2...

    Sasha

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  2. lmao jimmy you cant even keep your own bullshit story straight so who does currin trading belong to then? Since its not your alt i guess we can report it for its bio stating to be a proud alt of james 315 fucking retard

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    1. Fun Fact #2: An account has three characters.

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    2. BeBopAReBop RhubarbPieJanuary 22, 2014 at 12:33 AM

      You do know that you can have three characters on one account, correct?

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    3. Didn't you know? The Code is so powerful that only 3 agents are considered an *army* by carebears now.

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    4. Enemies of James 315 and his shining knights of eternal golden justice are wont to accuse him and them of persistent adolescence, emotional neglect as children, and so on. Yet, as the Saviour himself has observed more than once, the rebels are typified as much by juvenile foul-mouthed outbursts, downright incivility and disrespect as they are by their basic misunderstanding of game mechanics.

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  3. BeBopAReBop RhubarbPieJanuary 22, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't leave us hanging!

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  4. Wow, can't wait to read the no doubt informative second part of this instructional corollary.

    ---Friendly Neighborhood Scoundrel

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  5. Thats really interesting.

    Iam not a miner.

    So did you realise, that the price for Retriever vessels falls down 5mill in last year (av.price) & at the same time the price for Procurer vessel raise 5mill. (the prices for e.g. Tritanium, Isogen etc. are falling since 1 Year or stay stable at av. level)

    Were really happy that our Procurer industry grows with each Retriever shot down......

    Were the secret winner thanks to NEW ORDER our profit is huge and we dont lost any ship cause were the industry.

    btw
    ye more people using a Procurer ye less target you may have, it wont matter cause there will be always new player as well as stupid ones that using a Retriever.

    Future Announcing: We´ll start soon a new T2 (small) blaster production line cause the price for these items are also growing instantly since 1 year

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    1. You do realize that since the mining barge buff that the actual cost of a making procurers went up like 200%...The price is rising continuously to meet the actual build cost as thousands if not tens of thousands or more of procurers wer mass produced pre-nerf to make isk on the margin!

      I know cause I still have 250 lying around somewhere

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  6. I eagerly await the next installment in this epic saga!

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  7. Ahhh... 6 more years to retirement. I think I'll retire to a nice wormhole somewhere.

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    1. 6 years is only the beginning. After that it's a matter of maintaining the order we will have at that point brought about.

      Can't wait for part 2!

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  8. GODDAMN the Savior knows how to keep us reading! This is great. :D

    -Galaxy Pig

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  9. Inspiring words! I hope this article ends well, I'm on the edge of my seat.

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  10. #bringinglocaltolife

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  11. "I am often contacted by players who tell me that they joined EVE specifically because they heard about the New Order" Yup, that is what got me to sign up and continue training while I am on the road.

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  12. As long as this remains in-game role playing, all this is OK, and it's even sometimes funny.
    New Order is a kind of crusade against miners, well why not.

    It seems alas it goes farther with concerns about how real people have to/should play the game and that is no more role-playing. I quote :
    "The carebear ethos of a risk-free highsec theme park will be replaced by an understanding of the proper way to play EVE."

    This is a serious matter !
    It shows some kinds of irl intolerance, which is hardly acceptable.

    So M. James 315, as long as you play your role of an in-game illuminated mystic leader, I'll read your blog with pleasure. But please, stick to it and don't mess it up with irl considerations.


    PS :
    "Never heard of a lion complaining there was too many gazelles in the savanna."

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    1. I'm confused, what kind of IRL intolerance are you seeing in the New Order's desire to improve players in game play? (gameplay that takes place in the game not RL?)

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    2. It shows some kinds of irl intolerance, which is hardly acceptable.

      Tell me, Nony, are you tolerant of crime? Of criminals? Murder: do you tolerate it? I hope you don't say yes. If no, then you've endorsed "irl intolerance, which is hardly acceptable". And you've also endorsed the New Order, which is simply fighting the criminals that highsec has identified within the game of EVE.

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    3. it s a nice sophism dude, which is not a valid argument though.

      I heard the same thing in real life such as "if you don't like racists your are racist too". I don't pretend you are one, I just say your argument is invalid.

      Try again.

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    4. @anony:728pm:

      Your argument is so nonsensical, no one can even tell who you are responding to, fyi; or what you are trying to say. If I assume that you are responding to Von Keigai, simply because you posted directly after him; then I'm informing you that he is right, and your "same thing" is not the same thing; therefore your argument is invalid.

      Try again.

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    5. to anonymous January 22, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      "I'm confused, what kind of IRL intolerance are you seeing in the New Order's desire to improve players in game play? (gameplay that takes place in the game not RL?)"

      I'm glad you are confused... I wrote my post for that purpose.

      1/ NewOrder don't want to improve player gameplay, NewOrder want to make people play the way they want people should play. And I'm speaking about that.

      2/ As for the concept of "improving gameplay" is a not an absolute concept, it is more of a personnal concept. This concept is based on the perception of the game and the aims of the player. And you know perfecly that people don't seek the same thing in game. Some people are perfectly happy play with some aspects of the game that you may not like.

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    6. @Logic tutor

      You are right I missed the way to respond to Von keigai, first time posting sorry.
      But you understood very well to whom the answer was for...anyway.

      To make it clear.

      1/ As I've said in my first post.
      I have no problem with the NewOrder crusade as long as it stays in game.
      That is a good role playing.

      2/ But please, stick to role playing.
      JAMES 315 is the leader of the New Order in the Galaxy EVE, not in the game EVE. Do you see the difference.
      So that being said, mixing NEWORDER mythology with "game play" consideration is irrelevant.

      Get it ?

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    7. "JAMES 315 is the leader of the New Order in the Galaxy EVE, not in the game EVE. Do you see the difference."

      No.

      I play the game EVE, but I'm unaware of the Galaxy EVE.

      What is your perceived difference there? Your distinction is opaque to me.

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  13. "As our enemies made the painful transition from denial toward acceptance, a mystery remained: Why has the New Order been so successful? How did it grow from its humble beginnings in the Halaima ice field? And since no one has proven capable of opposing the New Order, could it really take over highsec?"

    How they got so successful, thats easy the idea is good.
    But.... i have been talking to some of the Gankers and 100% compliance it not what they want.. they only support the code to gank not to actually enforce the code.

    This saddens me :'(

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    1. It's early in the crusade yet. We're still in the phase of inflicting terror and shedding blood as a primary means to an end. As our numbers and influence grow, as compliance grows, we can transition to less violent tactics. But we must first build the reservoir of intimidation to draw from later.
      It's like training a pet.

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  14. Subscriptions numbers keep falling and CCP has been losing peeps to Riot left and right. Seems to me there might not be much of a high sec left to "rule" let alone a game to even play at the rate things are going. Clearly we all know CCP is putting more eggs into the WoD and Valkyrie baskets these days. Two pretty much half ass garbage expansions this year and a few new ships to appease the masses are proving that. Jimmy may sit on the high sec throne but it's not much of a kingdom anymore...and it doesn't look like it's getting any better anytime soon...thanks for the good times CCP but I'm going to move on to games that are actually fun to play.

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    1. Actually, you are wrong here, subscription numbers have actually been rising, it's the people that actually stay that needs to be looked at.

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  15. The only downside of the New Order: "To be continued..."

    James, you kill me sometimes! :P

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  16. If James deserves credit for anything it is in corralling the dumbest, weakest, pussies in high sec and making them believe they are doing something of note. Eight years? That's great. The only thing that will happen in eight years is half of the order will have grown up by then. The other half will still be living in their parent's basement spending their time contemplating suicide while they see any chance for procreating slip away with every pound added to their girth.

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    1. Show me on your Mackinaw where the agent touched you....

      Even if that's all James manages to do, it'll far exceed any contribution you hope to make. Other than to pad kill mails, that is.

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    2. Dear Anon 6:17, you sound upset, want to talk about it? We are here to help.

      - Guybertini

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  17. Less bloviating. More Orca killmails.

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