After all these Grab Bags, highsec miners continue to develop new ways of viewing the New Order--and your humble host, the Saviour of Highsec. Let's start with one:
This Neagan fellow sounds like a smart man. I, too, fight zombies of a kind.
Admittedly, until recent years, I did not anticipate having people say things to me like, "Life check mister, you're a video game cult leader". However, the New Order is in the business of giving "life checks" to the people who spend their days slaving away in the asteroid belts. Whether or not being the Father of the New Order is cause for reassessing and recouping one's life, I leave for history to judge. As for the bot-aspirant lifestyle, our Agents will judge them.
Some miners are ahead of the curve, and others are what we affectionately call "late bloomers". It can take a very long time to realize that 10 million isk is a small price to pay for legal status. Fortunately the New Order will be around long enough to save each miner.
Granted, a miner like Capt Lynch is likely to burn through a number of permits while he vacillates between the Order and the resistance. His moral arc is long, but it bends toward Code-compliance, I feel.
Kai Onslot is confident that mercenaries will eventually put a stop to the New Order. I wouldn't count on it. I hear some of them are quitting EVE because PLEX is too expensive.
Kitsu Yamida claims to have been ganked by the New Order after purchasing a permit. Because Kitsu feared backlash from rebel miners, Kitsu never put a pledge of loyalty in her bio. Hence, the gank. Two points of note: First, every miner in highsec should be more afraid of New Order gankers than anti-Order gankers. Second, if you're calling us a "cult" and showing disrespect to the Saviour of Highsec in an EVEmail, you probably weren't Code-compliant to begin with.
"I wasn't AFK, I was just [AFK]." It's times like these I regret retiring that Miner Bingo square. To all of you carebears out there, pick better friends. The ones who encourage you to violate the Code are nobody's friends.
I'm not sure why "New Order = Blood & Honur!!!" is included with the rest of Jia Far's klaxon-like bio. We're strongly in favor of honour. Blood? Better than bolts and batteries.
Life check mister, you're "free Kamioeen". Not to be a pessimist, but I don't see a bright future for this one-man resistance movement.
Sounds like we need to organize a debate between rebels like Kato Arcov who think we're ruining the game, and the rebels who claim that the New Order isn't having an impact.
Agent Jer'ith Bodas heard a poet-for-hire was in local, so he paid 10 million isk for a poem about the New Order. It was lovely. Someone's mining permit paid for that!
Although I strongly believe that every man, woman, and child in highsec has what it takes to obey the Code, not everyone is cut out to be a full-fledged Knight of the Order. I don't think Chi Tawate has the right stuff.
Finally, let's close out this edition of the Grab Bag with a hopeful, positive EVEmail:
There you have it, straight from the carebear's mouth: Having your mining barge ganked by the New Order expands your consciousness. And it's legal no matter where you live!