Agent Capt Starfox has earned a reputation for efficiently terminating those who would refuse the blessings of the Code. But he has a softer side, too. Starfox yearns for an outbreak of reason and understanding among the carebears. To that end, he stepped up to become the New Order's lead diplomat.
Gankers aren't the only EVE players who need courage to do their job. Diplomats do, too. For they must travel to strange lands and subject themselves to the twisted cultures and backward thinking of their enemies. Respectfully. His first stop? Union 416.
EVE System > Channel MOTD: This channel has been set up in accordance with the dictates of the Declaration of April 16, 2014, and is presently maintained by the Kalidasa corporations. Ganking is Bullying. Drag 'n' drop to share a link to this channel: Union 416At this point, some background information is necessary. Union 416 is an anti-Order channel created after random carebear Eloise Stormgren issued the "Declaration of April 16, 2014".
Capt Starfox > Hello all o/
Raven Eaglefeather > ganker alert
Capt Starfox > Can someone help me understand why ganking is bullying?
Capt Starfox > To me if CCP allows it, it's not bullying, but that's my opinion, what's yours?
You can read this "Declaration" on the EVE forums. I'll give you a summary, though: The Code it ain't.
In fact, the rebels' latest literary masterpiece was so baffling that even CCP Falcon saw fit to take a shot at it. The thread didn't make it to two pages before it was locked. Although it's unclear whether more than one or two errant carebears signed onto this "Declaration", it is affiliated with another anti-Order movement, one started by a blogger who believes ganking is bullying.
No, not rswfire.
No, not that guy, either. I'm talking about a blog where the author is willing to come right out and say that he thinks all ganking in highsec is literally bullying. In fact, the title of the blog is "Ganking Is Bullying".
You can read their manifesto here. Again, I'll summarize: The Code it ain't. And so we find ourselves in a soup of carebear confusion, all created by people who genuinely believe shooting a spaceship in a 0.5 security system is morally repugnant in real life, and possibly criminal. It sounds crazy. But in a world where a CSM member passionately argues that Bonus Rounds are literally "torture" (using a line of reasoning very similar to the Ganking Is Bullying blog), why not?
Thus, the new breed of rebel miner is born. It almost makes one nostalgic for the days of "I'm going to hire powerful mercenaries from nullsec to stop you from bumping me!" Only by understanding the bizarre extremes of the new carebear mentality can one truly appreciate the courage of Capt Starfox and his diplomatic mission. These are the people he has volunteered to reason with.
Raven Eaglefeather > i will answer with a counter point. say a hacker breaks into a teenagers webcam and records her naked and spreads her picture all over the internet. she then kills herself. what would that be considered?Capt Starfox made his way into the toxic environment of the new resistance movement, armed with only his wits and his Code. He was going to need to them both if the mission was to be a success.
Capt Starfox > How is that relevant to ganking in a video game?
Raven Eaglefeather > time and money invested in a game being forcefully taken from you in a place where you thought you would be safe.
Raven Eaglefeather > something being forcefully taken by another in a place where you felt or were supposed to be secure, sounds familiar.
Raven Eaglefeather > like home invasion, rape, robbery.
To be continued...