Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lost Liberty, Part 1

Being the Saviour of Highsec is interesting. It doesn't come with an instruction manual, and it's not the kind of thing they tell you about at the local job fair. One resource that I have found invaluable is my world-class intelligence network. They keep me apprised of everything that goes on in highsec. Ideally, I would know everything that everyone does, as well as everything that everyone thinks.


I often receive forwarded EVEmails from my Agents. These are especially useful because Agents can provide context along with the forwarded mail. For example, Agent Spine Ripper, alt of Bing Bangboom, was able to explain that Ceideize Nuts doesn't like me for some reason. I was then able to read Ceideize's "worthless fuck" EVEmail with a new appreciation. But then there are the mails that I receive directly from the source--ones with no context:


liberty sent me a perplexing EVEmail. She blamed me for something. As an EVE rock star, I am often presumed to be responsible for things. I am alleged to have thousands of alts. FYI, unless the thing you're accusing me of is "saving highsec", I probably didn't do it.


You know liberty, of course: Highsec miner, rebel leader, word-smasher. She has been featured in MinerBumping on numerous occasions. Her feud with Bing Bangboom is the stuff of legends. Here's a sample from a recent post:
liberty > a;ways kill rights at -10 bing were at war
Bing Bangboom > yes, we are having great fun.
liberty > well u r we're not never see u for dust bing always running when we got combat ships lol
Bing Bangboom > you have a very limited understanding of what being at war means.
liberty > well u fight gorillla like not really a fight there as always in shadows
This exchange inspired Agent Alana Charen-Teng:


Centuries from now, soldiers learning about guerrilla warfare will still go back to liberty's basic analysis for fresh insights.


liberty's latest bizarre EVEmail held more significance than any of us knew. Bing Bangboom, the other recipient, launched an investigation after he was notified of U.S.A.T.O alliance's surrender. Bing reported on this at length in his celebrated "Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war" thread on the MinerBumping forum.


liberty's corp is a member of U-S-A-T-O alliance. It's nonsense. But it's not exactly the same nonsense as before:


Hyphens instead of dots. What happened to liberty's alliance? liberty's most trusted lieutenant, one of the few players who hadn't yet abandoned her alliance, sent Bing this message:
war
From: Syrax Vanity
Sent: 2014.02.22 18:49
To: Bing Bangboom,

"opps" I wonder what happened to liberty's alliance
Syrax Vanity, a director, dissolved the alliance!
From: Syrax Vanity
Sent: 2014.02.22 18:57
To: Bing Bangboom,

Bing my friend im not one to gloat your war victory is yours but know this I have destroyed the alliance and lib will be crying when he next logs in.

I Kicked all the corps out and disbanded U.S.A.T.O

I have a feeling you will be the last of his worries

syrax
Bing was amazed to hear this news. What would drive Syrax to do such a thing? Had he finally embraced the Code?
From: Syrax Vanity
Sent: 2014.02.22 19:14
To: Bing Bangboom,

Very simple really i got bored being mostly alone when i was online liberty is a nice guy very trusting. (his downfall)

I have been offline fo a couple of weeks and thought i would come on and see what was happening and again im in solertary so stuff it.

He now knows the feeling of karma as they say what go's around comes around.

As of tomorrow at around 17.00 it wil be a 2 man corp with nothing but a name.

syrax
There was an additional motive. Syrax decided to confiscate all of the assets of liberty's alliance. That would be the "close to 30-50 bil isk invested in BPO's, items, ships, materials" and "possibly close to 100 billion with 45 billion isk in build project BPC's" that liberty referred to in her cryptic, unsolicited EVEmail. liberty discovered the destruction of her alliance when she logged into one of her alts, Chimp-ang-zang. (Can chimps also do "gorilla warfare"? Never mind.) liberty immediately dashed off an EVEmail to Syrax, who helpfully forwarded it to Bing:
Re: Festive Greetings
From: Chimp-ang-zang
Sent: 2014.02.22 22:06
To: Syrax Vanity,

yea festing greetings allright here from liberty thats for sure been hard xmas n harder first month or so but then to find out you just did us over syrax why dude just tell me that why is it pure greed or it case u been payed off by new order too try and close us down just a simple understand is all request liberty.
As a man of honour, Bing felt it was appropriate to eulogize liberty's dead alliance. Here is the full text:


More appropriate words could scarcely be spoken.


Interestingly, liberty changed her bio to remove the reference to Bing Bangboom. Could it be that she's finally learned to give up a little bit of her hatred? Maybe she finally respects him as a worthy adversary? Well, technically, since Bing is a supporter of mine, he would be included in the condemnation. Still, perhaps the death of liberty's alliance was an opportunity to mend fences. The war was over. Was peace a possibility? This would be put to the test just a day later, during a chance encounter between Bing and liberty in Kino...

To be continued...

18 comments:

  1. Liberty: Alt of Ankhsucksemenwhatever? James 315 reports, you decide.

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  2. I checked with CCP and their EULA regarding MinerBumping.com, and this was their response,

    "Due to the sandbox nature of EVE as a game designed around player-created conflict, acts of piracy, warfare, nonconsensual pvp, ganking, scamming and theft are not seen as exploits by the developers of EVE Online, as the opportunity to do so is built into the game mechanics."

    So, CCP encourages and promotes this kind of behavior in the game.

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    1. "CCP encourages and promotes this kind of behavior"

      No, they allow it. Please go back to school and learn the difference. Also please search for information on "sandbox game" and learn what that entails.

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    2. No, they encourage it. EVE was built from the ground up to be a PvP sandbox where players weren't simply dumped into one of two teams. Instead, players may choose their own friends, their own enemies and even start their own wars ***for any reason they deem fit***.

      James 315 declared war on bot aspirancy, Bing Bangboom declared war on U.S.A.T.O, each for their own reasons. Anslo, a famous rebel miner who's efforts petered out a year ago declared war on the New Order, again, for his own reasons. I believe Anslo was wrong in his judgement, but he partook in one of the key elements of the most unique game on the market today.

      That is awesome.

      If you don't like the New Order and what we do, that's fine. Start a resitance against us and try to help miners resist and even destroy us. You are more than welcome to try, not only by the New Order, but CCP too.

      Don't sit there denying that the New Order is doing anything but exactly what this game was designed to encourage people to do.

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    3. Dear Anon 10:55.

      It is truly a shame thet you completely & utterly fail to appreciate the scope and potential of the awesomeness that is EvE. Your lack of imagination should not be used as a guide as to what constitutes acceptable legal gameplay.

      - Guybertini

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    4. @An Agent

      No, they allow it. Please go back to school and learn the difference. Seriously, just try it. I'm sure it's within your capability. CCP also created the local chat channel, but that doesn't mean they encourage profanity, racism or sexist abuse that the likes of you or others post in local.

      "If you don't like the New Order..."

      eh? Stop making stuff up will you.

      "Don't sit there denying that the New Order is doing anything but..."

      I said stop making stuff up. If you can't, how's about just being quiet like a good little boy?

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    5. "I said stop making stuff up. If you can't, how's about just being quiet like a good little boy?"
      Amusing coming from someone calling themselves a "minor". :)

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    6. "No, they allow it."

      Wrong again. Saying it over and over again doesn't make it any less wrong. Try qualifying your arguments with logic and cite your sources.

      "CCP also created the local chat channel, but that doesn't mean they encourage profanity, racism or sexist abuse that the likes of you or others post in local."

      Actually, NO have consistently been courteous in local and just about every medium. I've seen all manner of vile abuse hurled at NO agents from rebels, ranging from petty insults to real life death threats. Hell, this very blog you're commenting is a massive archive of many such conversations. You'll be hard pressed to source any hateful comments coming from NO agents. Go on. Prove me wrong. Find chatlogs and images of NO agents being as vulgar as you've claimed.

      ""If you don't like the New Order..."

      eh? Stop making stuff up will you."

      IF. IF you don't like the New Order. If you like NO, then you don't need to do a thing. Be Code compliant (seeing as you're a miner/minor) and laugh at the idiots that get themselves blown up.

      "I said stop making stuff up."

      I'm not. You said that NO are doing things that CCP merely allow, rather than encourage which, isn't the case. Of course if you can prove me wrong on that front, you're welcome to try. "hurr durr try going to school" isn't exactly mature debate.

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    7. "Wrong again."

      Saying it over and over again doesn't make you right. Try qualifying your arguments with logic, reason but above all for you, honesty.

      "Find chatlogs and images of NO agents being as vulgar as you've claimed."

      Oh dear. Me telling you to stop making stuff up isn't working as you're still doing it. Show me where I claimed NO agents are being vulgar.

      You can't because you are a liar who makes up ridiculous strawmen in the hope you'll sound "right" when you knock them down. If you want mature debate, try starting with honesty and stop lying.

      It's a wonder that anyone would ever believe anything you ever say.

      You need to prove that CCP promote high-sec ganking. That is what you assert so the burden of proof lies with you. I'm saying the sandbox allows for such actions (which it clearly does) but they aren't necessarily promoted by CCP. Just like being racist is possible within the sandbox but isn't promoted. "hurr durr" indeed.

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    8. "Oh dear. Me telling you to stop making stuff up isn't working as you're still doing it. Show me where I claimed NO agents are being vulgar."

      "that doesn't mean they encourage profanity, racism or sexist abuse that the likes of you or others post in local."

      "You need to prove that CCP promote high-sec ganking. That is what you assert so the burden of proof lies with you."

      http://www.eveonline.com/sandbox/pirate/ Right there, on eve-online.com, CCP have put together a list of professions players are free to choose from. Ganking isn't just allowed, not even simply encouraged either, but is actively being promoted as a selling point of the game.

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    9. OmniscientEvEPlayerMarch 12, 2014 at 6:46 PM

      You have singularly failed to demonstrate either point. You haven't

      a) "Show(n) me where I claimed NO agents are being vulgar."

      or

      b) "prove(d) that CCP promote high-sec ganking"

      For (a) to be even remotely true, I'd have had to of mentioned NO before your ridiculous lie. It's clear to anyone with a basic grasp of language that you made that whole NO = vulgar thing up. It's more likely to be your view than mine given that you originated that thought in this thread. Shame on you.

      Your proof for (b) is that the obvious possibility of being a pirate in a sandbox game = CCP promoting high-sec ganking. Even a simpleton can see how ridiculous your claim is there.

      I'm guessing that is your very best effort so I think I'll stop wasting my time. So long anonymous misunderstander of the sandbox concept.

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    10. Well, I was hoping we could've had an adult conversation. Good luck in your future endeavours.

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    11. Hmm, minor. You did mention the racism, profanity "the likes of you or others post in local" HEAVILY implying the NO as "An Agent" is an agent of the NO, and the "likes of him" would also be agents.

      And he had provided evidence of CCP promoting piracy....

      My proof of CCP promoting piracy is when CONCORD returned a Catalyst I had used to gank a mackinaw back to me.

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    12. Da hell? How'd that happen?

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  3. Thanks for clearing up what we have known since 2003

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  4. "Centuries from now, soldiers learning about guerrilla warfare will still go back to liberty's basic analysis for fresh insights."

    It's gems like this that leave me giggling at my keyboard in RL. :D

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  5. gorrillas throw there poo!

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