Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Heart of Blackness, Part 1

Everyone who knows me knows that I am a big fan of something called "accountability". I believe people ought to be held accountable for their actions, and that they ought to be expected to behave in a civilized manner. Hence, the Code. If I could sum it up in a few words, it would be something like, "Be excellent to each other." If you're a miner and unsure of whether you should do something, you might consider the question, "Would I be doing this if James 315 were right here, attending this mining op?"

I can't be everywhere at once, watching everyone in highsec simultaneously. But luckily for highsec, as the number of New Order Agents grows, the Code can be enforced everywhere at once. Every miner in highsec can be monitored and held accountable for his or her actions. Arden Elenduil is one of those Agents.

Arden decided to take a break from elite PvP and join a highsec mining corp. He happened upon a corp called BLACKHEARTSGAMING. The CEO, the charming fellow pictured above, accepted Arden's membership application immediately. There was no background check, API submission, or any kind of communication passed between Arden and the corp beforehand. BLACKHEARTSGAMING trusted Arden, and Arden reciprocated. Arden trusted BLACKHEARTSGAMING to behave like any decent highsec miners would. Arden put aside the cynicism of EVE and hoped that he would not be betrayed by the miners.
BloodyZero > who all is joining this mining op?
Arden Elenduil > mining op?
Arden Elenduil > oooohhh
Arden Elenduil > hadn't looked at the calendar yet
BloodyZero > you coming?
Arden Elenduil > maybe, i'll have to check
Arden Elenduil > i've set myself as tentative
Soon after Arden was accepted into the corp, he had the opportunity to experience what he assumed would be a nice, relaxing, Code-compliant mining op.
BloodyZero > Arden Elenduil what mining skills and assets do you have?
Arden Elenduil > most i can fly is a retriever
Arden Elenduil > i'm more of a combat pilot
BloodyZero > can you fly a freighter?
Arden Elenduil > i've got a buddy that can
Arden Elenduil > but he ain't online now
Chainsstyle Arnerette > Miasmos How long tillu could be flying that?
Arden Elenduil > that i can fly already
BloodyZero > would you be willing to haul?
Arden was an elite PvP'er, so he offered his services as an escort for the mining op. But for some reason, his fellow corpmates weren't interested. They wanted him to haul instead. Could it be that they assumed a highsec mining operation was automatically safe, simply by virtue of its being in highsec? Arden started to get very nervous.
Arden Elenduil > i take it 4 expanded cargo holds in the lows will suffice?
Arden Elenduil > and a tractor in the highs
Chainsstyle Arnerette > ya
Chainsstyle Arnerette > Thats fine
Arden Elenduil > wait, do expanded cargoholds even affect the mineral bay?
Chainsstyle Arnerette > no
Chainsstyle Arnerette > They give u a bit more for top
Chainsstyle Arnerette > basically u just need a tractor beem
Arden put his new corpmates to the test, asking them about fittings for the hauler he was supposed to fly. If they were good miners, they would tell him to fit a tank and get a permit. If they were bot-aspirants, they would tell him that his fittings didn't matter. Arden's worst fears were confirmed.

The leader of the corp mining op was Chainsstyle Arnerette. His corp title was "hymen slayer" and "miner". In highsec, whenever someone describes himself as something "and a miner", he's just a miner. In any case, the important thing was that Chainsstyle and his buddies were Code violators. Arden couldn't believe he had been betrayed by another highsec mining corp he'd joined.
Chainsstyle Arnerette > ya I am just afk mining whilke I calean
Arden's head swam. He was disgusted by what he saw. But he wouldn't be a victim. He was an Agent of the New Order, the most powerful and courageous group of pilots in all highsec. And he resolved to hold these people accountable for their crimes.

Arden arrived at the mining op. They had an Orca, so they didn't need him to haul. Instead, they gave him access to the Orca's ship maintenance bay so he could grab a mining barge. Arden couldn't fly the Hulk, so he ejected it and let a friend pick it up. The friend also promised to give Arden the assistance of remote reps if any Code-violators attempted to stop him from doing what he was about to do.

Arden switched into a Claymore and began locking up the miners. He didn't have enough scrams for all of them, but most of the miners were AFK anyway. They brought their own doom upon themselves.
InsanePostman > really?
InsanePostman > really?
Arden Elenduil > yep
Arden Elenduil > 500 mil or the orca dies
As a member of the mining corp, Arden was free within the game mechanics to hold his corpmates accountable to the Code. Arden used that freedom to do the courageous thing, not the easy thing. He didn't play EVE for AFK isk. The miners of BLACKHEARTSGAMING had used and abused their own freedom to pursue wickedness. They would pay a price for it. But the severity of their punishment was up to them. They could behave with honour, like Gallants. Or they could be Goofuses. If they chose to be Goofuses, bad things would happen.

To be continued...


  1. At the risk of sounding like a cliché carebear, those BHG folks sound like 12 year olds with their names, titles, and bios.

    Well done, Agent Arden!

    1. Dirty blonde jokes, hymen slayer? Their bios are proud advertisements of sexual frustration. Luckily for them, mining requires neither skill nor interaction with the fairer sex.

  2. Huzzah Arden Elenduil !! Huzzah the New Order !!

    Yet more mining repropbates brought to justice.

    - Guybertini

  3. High Adventure! The daring Agent versus the mindless miner; infiltration, cunning and heroism. What a tale!

    Eagerly awaiting the next installment..


  4. What betrayal! To imagine, miners mining illegally in high-sec...were I Arden I would have done the same. I can only hope it went well for our hero!

  5. >you will never be a respected hymen slayer and a miner.

  6. Move over Bing Bangboom. Another courageous agent is after my heart.

  7. Because how we treat others in an online game determines our worth as human beings? You would resort to threats of real life killings over a game? I feel you're a bit too invested in this. A miner should understand that, as a miner, they need to take certain precautions as a safety. Precautions from both the poisons of bot-aspirancy and ganking. We at the New Order do our best to educate highsec miners of the dangers of both. A code-compliant miner soon learns how these precautions better themselves as both a miner and a player.

  8. Lol Arden, you just showed me your claymore fit the other day. Glad to see its being put to good use!

  9. ahh another butthurt when you gonna grow up and learn punctuation

  10. Wow what thoroughly unpleasant people. In part two I hope they thank Arden for his efforts & kindness.

  11. /emote is hoping for a story that ends with Gallants, but knows those are precious few in hisec mining.

  12. I'd normally call this unscrupulous trolling, but these guys deserved every bit of it. Just wish the article included their tears.

    1. You'll just have to wait for part deux

  13. Man what a group of douchebags- take their 500 mil AND kill the orca.

  14. *ooh look another butthurt*
    *ooh, how does how we treat people ingame relate to our real lifes*
    *miners are evil and should feel bad*
    *The order is honorable in all its actions*
    *the code is what will save the game*
    *no we are not a cult*

    You guys can twist and turn all the facts, but then again you are playing a GAME.
    And in a game it will always reflect how you real are in your own mind.
    So if miners are soft hearted compassionate players, it might just be that' s the normal person they are.

    How ever The New order agents are compassionate in their own way,
    They think that enforcing the code on other players is a nice way to relax while playing the game, just like the school bully will beat up other kids because they have nice stuff than him or because his daddy beats him to much.

    Enforcing your superiority over other players means nothing but 1 thing,
    Your own incompetence for compassion.

    of course an agent/knight will come and twist and turn my words so they can make them self feel better bring it on, ganker tears are the sweetest kind and this website is full of them. :)

    1. Hey there, i will not "twist and turn" your words, but i will quote you: "so if miners are soft-hearted, compassionate players [...]." everything else you say after that is entirely irrelevant, you created a hypothetical environment founded on the generalized "fact" that miners are soft-hearted and compassionate. In the actual spaceship world though, things clearly point in the other direction. For evidence check www.minerbumping.com

      Have a compliant day! o7

    2. wait did you just .... oooh i see you use a already twisted source of information to make it look like you aren't twisting things how clever

    3. Circular reasoning at it's finest.

    4. You gotta love people that only quote to take things out of context,
      so lets qoute propperly shall we.

      "of course an agent/knight will come and twist and turn my words so they can make them self feel better bring it on, ganker tears are the sweetest kind and this website is full of them. :)"

      "In the actual spaceship world though, things clearly point in the other direction. For evidence check www.minerbumping.com"

      You having to resort to the code ... mhhh tears lovely tears.. please more tears..

      "everything else you say after that is entirely irrelevant" Sooo much tears let me get my bucket.

      "Circular reasoning at it's finest." - You want to fill my swimming pool with tears ... how lovely.

      Go ahead Please me more with your tears.

    5. "Your own incompetence for compassion"

      What the?? I don't even ....

      - Guybertini

    6. Anon 7:31AM

      I'm not sure you really appreciate kind of game you're playing. It's about spaceships killing other spaceships. It's a violent game from the very beginning. That's why absolute majority of vessels in this game can and should fit combat modules. That's why the main reason to play this game is to "Enforcing your superiority over other players". Actually, it's the point in most games - either through pvp, or through scoreboard or any other way of showing how good you are in the game. If you don't like that, go play solitaire or something... I'm pretty sure you're too soft for Eve kind of games.

    7. I guess if I dunk on someone in NBA Live that's also evidence of my "incompetence for compassion".

    8. Anon 7:36pm

      Well, you probably need to know the subject better before making obviously wrong assumptions/allegations/complaints. As far as I can tell, it's not a sign of good judgment to lecture on topics you're not informed about.

    9. so you jump the gun because i lied about not playing the game,
      Com'n you have better tears than that for me.

    10. thank you bob bedala, for your donation of tears.

      You can grief and yell all you want, you people actually are ashamed so much of what you do in the game that you have resort to completely twist and turn everything.

      so you will attack the fact that i am posting under "anonymous" ...
      how retarded are your my dear tear bringer? Most of your followers and agents post under "anonymous"

      Please do cry some more. As to add something to this By your code you just lost all credibility, "Impotent" ? you clearly trying to curse at me :) which is against your code.... have a nice day ...and if you must bring me some more tears

  15. Happily the hero in this story took swift action against injustice! I can't wait to read more.

  16. Ahh, 500 million or the orca dies but its not piracy. I'm quite sure you can justify being an ass by claiming it to be a fine or a confiscation.

    1. He's a fellow corporation member. How can he be a pirate? He was accepted to the corporation after due diligence and given access to various corporation assets. I can't imagine pirate having such freedom of operation.

    2. Piracy? Poor Anon 10:30, where do you see the piracy in this? This is retribution. This is payment. This is justice. His fellow corpmates were the real issue here. Did you not read how flagrantly they disobeyed the Code? How they accepted him in to their corporation with open arms only to stab him in the back with a betrayal of the Code? 500 million ISK is a small price to pay for the destruction of his trust.

  17. pics or it's not really happening anon

  18. You're talking to us now.


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