Monday, January 27, 2014
Officer Tear Drops
People tell the New Order to "try shooting something that can shoot back", but they forget about the miners' drones. Agent Krominal gloriously sacrificed his gank Catalyst, which had come under heavy assault from illegal miner Tri'Jaa Jarick's Mackinaw's tech II drones. Krominal's sacrifice paid off, as the Mackinaw was destroyed, never to threaten highsec again. CONCORD was also involved in this engagement.
The New Order won the battle. We're accustomed to winning battles, but unlike some other EVE entities, we don't make a habit of gloating about it. Agent Keraina Talie-Kuo moved swiftly to repair the rift between Krominal and Tri'Jaa by sending Tri'Jaa an informative olive branch:
Pirates and bullies don't send messages like these. Only the good guys do. That much should have been plain to Tri'Jaa; now nothing stood in the way of her becoming a member of civilized society.
And yet... As in the case of pods, which can be worth nothing or multiple billions, you never know what you're going to get with a carebear. (Note: The 100 million isk bounty on Tri'Jaa was added after the events I'm about to relate. This doesn't bode well for the carebear. But then again, neither does the title of this post.)
Tri'Jaa was down one Mackinaw for the day, but she still had an ample supply of exclamation marks from which to draw upon.
It's so weird that carebears say "you can't stop me" after we stop them from doing things. Keraina gently corrected the former Mackinaw owner. Now Tri'Jaa was at a crossroads. She could change her ways, or she could continue shedding tears.
Tri'Jaa was willing to replace some of her profanity with dashes. Judging by the number of dashes she continued to use, she was angrier about the loss of her Mackinaw than the average nullsec pilot is about losing an empire. The anti-Order petitions continue to flow; Tri'Jaa concluded by announcing she would get Keraina banned for harassment.
It's not for no reason that the New Order has lost zero Agents to harassment petitions (and every other kind of petition, for that matter). We know not to abuse the EVEmail system--or the English language.
After yet more fascinating carebear tears were shed, Tri'Jaa blocked Keraina and put the matter in CCP's capable hands.
Word of the tear drops got around, and controversial Jita businesswoman Erotica 1 took the opportunity to weigh in. She was personally offended by Tri'Jaa's real-life death wishes. Since Tri'Jaa had blocked only Keraina--and not the entire CODE. alliance--Erotica 1 assumed that Tri'Jaa intended for a line of communication to remain open. Perhaps by now Tri'Jaa had cooled off enough to see things more clearly. Erotica 1 closes billion-isk deals every day, so she was optimistic about being able to reach a settlement.
Astonishingly, Tri'Jaa still had tears left to give. So very many of them.
With more questionable use of the "block" feature, Tri'Jaa isolated herself further from the EVE community. In times like these, I find that carebears benefit from more interaction with the New Order, not less. Still, Tri'Jaa made her decision. Her mining vessels, should she continue to use them, remain at risk in highsec. If she loses another, will she yield more tears, or is she all tuckered out? Let's hope it never comes to that.