Today's ray of sunshine comes to us from Agent Rollotamasi, the CEO and sole member of Mine Regs corp. As you'd expect from his corp's name, Rollotamasi helps regulate mining activity in highsec. Mine Regs has adopted the Code as the formal set of regulations for highsec mining. One day Rollotamasi's corp was wardecced by the Short Ship Window Lickers. Then, out of the blue, Rollotamasi was contacted by one of Short Ship's leaders. It seemed Short Ship's diplomat had no idea why they were at war, and requested clarification:
Terris Ozen was the diplomat/"Active Fleet Admiral". He had been away, so he didn't know what caused the relationship between Mine Regs and Short Ship to go sour. Terris saw no problem with a corp that regulates mining activity. It seemed to him like a pretty innocent thing for a corp to do.
Agent Rollotamasi, too, was uncertain about the origins of their war. So he did a little research. On his killboard, he noticed that he'd killed an illegal miner named Carley Mitchell. Twice. (Naturally, the miner was completely untanked both times.) That brought things into focus.
Rollotamasi remembered Carley and her angry reaction to being ganked. That must have been what caused the war. Carley convinced Short Ship's CEO, Draco Virpio, to declare war.
Armed with the knowledge he gained through his research, Rollotamasi was now prepared to bring Short Ship's diplomat up to speed and to suggest a solution. Would Terris accept the proposal, or would he fly into rage and say nasty things about our beloved Code?
The diplomat accepted the proposal. Ha! You didn't expect that, did you? Gotta stay on your toes, dear reader.
And yet... No surrender offer came. The wardec simply continued. Rollotamasi flew to Jita in a battlecruiser and discovered the Short Ship CEO, Draco Virpio, in an expensively fail-fit Kronos. Our hero had no choice but to destroy it and its half-billion isk pod.
Rollotamasi started to write an EVEmail to the diplomat and was surprised to see that he was no longer a member of Short Ship Window Lickers. It figures. The one reasonable, courteous member of the highsec mining corp had been kicked out. I guess he didn't fit in. As consolation, Rollotamasi informed him that his former CEO--presumably the guy who expelled him--had been vanquished in battle. Next, the Agent sent an EVEmail to the CEO and instructed him to purchase a New Order permit.
Draco confessed that he had been AFK, and that going AFK was the cause of his downfall. Somehow he failed to put two and two together and follow the Code.
They exchanged a series of EVEmails. Trying to reason with Draco was much more difficult than reasoning with the corp's former diplomat. Rollotamasi suggested Draco should try to be more like Terris--a recommendation that made the CEO bristle.
It was of no use. Short Ship Window Lickers had gone down the tubes since Terris' departure. Then Rollotamasi got the surprise of his life. The entire story took on a whole new character when he received a reply from Terris. He'd just read Rollotamasi's earlier EVEmail about the dead Kronos:
Draco Virpio was Terris Ozen's father.
"No! No! That's not true! That's impossible!", you say. The two couldn't be more different. Well, in this case, clearly the Gallant fell far from the tree. With each new generation there is a new hope. Rebels of highsec, your children will live under the Code.
Excellent execution by agent rollotamasi.ReplyDelete
I commend your actions, and wish to offer you my aid should you require it.
Wow, I bet there are some interesting conversations at their dinner table!ReplyDelete
Oh, and \o/ to Rollotamasi.Delete
May we take Terris Ozen's example and be the gallant that he has proven to be. ^5, Rollo!ReplyDelete
And now we see that the son has surpassed the father. Congratulations Ozen the Younger for your courageous stand. And a huzzah to Agent Rollotamasi for a fantastic kill.ReplyDelete
That was better than Star WarsReplyDelete
Better than the prequel trilogy, anyway.Delete
The what now? I heard Disney was going to make some new ones. Sure will be nice to have new Star Wars movies after 31 years.Delete
Did you even bother to read the article?ReplyDelete
I'm thinking not.
Its like your mad is tangible.ReplyDelete
Wow! Most inspiring post in a while! Thank the Sleepers young Terris Ozen got out before he was fully indoctrinated into the rage-filled mindset of the Goofus miners.ReplyDelete
Show us on the spaceship doll where James 315 touched you.ReplyDelete
"No! No! That's not true! That's impossible!"ReplyDelete
I can just imagine the doll line being used in a court room in all seriousness, and at least a few jurors laughing out loud.ReplyDelete
Lol, war declaration. Close corp, reopen corp, problem fix. Have the noobs pay another bill for the war dec.ReplyDelete
MinerBumping dones, beating fat retarded kids that don't know how the game works. Moved out of your mother cellar yet?
The New Order affiliated Corp was war decced by the highsec mission/mining Corp, not the other way around. Try harder next time.Delete
funny that anon 9:12 doesn't know that the NO knows all about that. must be new hereDelete
Just want to say THANK YOU. The only thing I like more then seeing an angry carebear go pop, is being able to salvage their fail-fit ships afterwards! I pull nearly 200 mil a day now! Keep up the good work!ReplyDelete
I went through their wardec history and it appears that Short Ship Window Lickers has lost over 7,6bil in assets in 5 different wars with 3,4bil of that belonging to the CEO. Draco Virpio is also effectively extorting his own members with a twenty percent corporation tax. A justified target for wardecs indeed.ReplyDelete
It also appears Short Ship Window Lickers members has a bad habit of venturing into lowsec in expensive ships. Lossmails included below (I did not bother linking all the 500+ mil pods that we're also lost along with these ships, there had to be at least half a dozen of those aswell)
i do not have an account here so im posting as Anon. but one fact id like to point out is i wasnt kicked from Short ship, i just got bored of no one ever being online. also i have decided to stay clear of your politics and this "code" of yours because for some time now iv been a part of the Brave Alliance and been mining in systems that are 0.0 and are owned by a sister alliance we work with, due to it being Sov. and all we have our own guide lines but still...ReplyDelete
You guys are treating Draco as though hes a monster but in reality he was just a noob trying to play the game and Rollotamasi is trying to get popular off of it... this article doesnt mention the rumors Rollotamasi tried starting to cause real world conflicts like telling people Draco was Abusive towards we when infact hes far from it, and on the other side of the world working 7 days a week. Rollotamasi i hope your reading this to realize that you could have caused real world conflicts over a video game... its fun to feel in power and in charge but picking on noobs in high sec space isnt cool, especially if its 0.9 or 1.0, i respect that you guys are fighting for something you believe in but theres a fine line i really hope you guys respect and thats the difference between kicking ass in a video game and causing issues in the real world... Draco isnt just my dad but also one of my closest friends. enforce the code but do so with class ladies and gents... we are gamers to rule a digital world and escape real world issues, not cause them...Delete
Before you continue, I am in no way affiliated with CODE, I just follow some of their posts and agree with most of their activity, these following observations are my own, and that is it, no more.Delete
Sorry to say bud, but if things that happen in a video game causes your father REAL world trouble, he needs to back off and unsub because it is JUST a video game after all.
These are exactly the people CODE is forcing out of the game, and thank god too. They make the game less enjoyable for everyone around them and are a serious risk to them selves and others.
Players that can't separate reality from a video game end up to be toxic and undesirable, regardless of where they are in the game, but players that let a video game effect their real life are just plainly mentally ill and need to get treatment ASAP as that kind of behavior is not normal nor safe for them or the people around them while going unchecked. If he can't walk away from a game that causes him that much real world trouble, then you have to throw addiction in on top of that, and any addiction makes mental illness that many times worse in the end. Inability to separate reality from fantasy is called schizophrenia, and is a very serious disorder on its own without addiction by the way.
Like I said, I'm sorry, but that's just plain fact right there, it may be time he docks the ship and reevaluates.
Here are some links that may help.
"Players that can't separate reality from a video game end up to be toxic and undesirable"Delete
Like Mittens? And Erotica 1? Suicide is a very real and horrible reality yet Mittens tended to think it should be a part of EvE. Getting people to take photos of themselves in embarrassing situations etc. is also reality and not in a video game. People like them certainly need to understand that EvE is a game.
"It may be time he docks the ship and reevaluates [sic]"
I fully agree. Taking stuff out of game and trying to cause people harm (psychological or physical) should cause a reevaluation by al involved.
"Inability to separate reality from fantasy is called schizophrenia"
No it's fucking not! That is a possible symptom of schizophrenia, just as it is of many other mental diseases. Try reading those links you provided!
the issue isnt that hes addicted and cant separate a video game from reality, the issue was Rollotamasi kept including people Draco knows in real life in these conversations and trying to tell them Draco is abusive and all this other crap so it wasnt a direct issue between Rollotamasi and Draco, Rollotamasi was saying things that made Draco's friends approach him about it. he knows when to just log off and let it go, but when Rollotamasi was getting people Draco works with 12 hours a day 7 days a week to start saying things thats when it messed with him. im just trying to say its not an issue of when to separate a video game from reality, its about not taking things to far, Rollotamasi was causing real world issues through people Draco HAS to be around each and every day in real life.Delete
Draco isnt mentally ill, like i said he works for military contracting and they rarely leave their compound so he lives, eats, and works with other people who are part of short ship window lickers. Rollotamasi wouldnt just trash talk Draco, he would invite all of Draco's friends to watch and he would make things up to make Draco seem like a bad person, which of course all of his co-workers would ask him about these things so it isnt the issue of just logging off and ignoring it, Rollotamasi made it to where Draco couldnt escape these things even outside of the game...
and Eric Benner you say "these are the kinds of people the code are trying to force out of this game" yea um the code is operating in high sec and picking on new players... new players wont know what the code is if it isnt written in EVE itself but on a privatly owned web site, plus im pretty sure CCP wont take to kindly to people forcing there players offline, thats bad for profits. thats just how i see it even though i know EVE is a harsh environment it woud be fine to quit eve because you cant learn how to play, not because some punks trying to act tough in high sec keep harassing them before they can really play since most of the content is in low or null sec, now this is not directed at you as insult, i am just saying. theres a difference between addiction and mental illness, and just having a punk care bear constantly harassing you. now Eric Benner you said you dot really follow the code for reasons of your own so i respect that and have no conflict with you, i just think everyone trying to make a mentally ill villain out of a guy who was tired of being harassed over rules not written in the EVE universe itself (or at least no where i have been able to find it) either the code needs to be a bit more broad casted and public or its enforcers have to be a little bit more forgiving, if someone showed up and said give me money or i war dec you you wouldnt give in to the harassment, you would hit back, thats what Draco did, AND he didnt feel like he had to follow these rules and give in because like i said he couldnt find anywhere in the game it was written and Rollotamasi never really gave a clear answer of why he was after a fight he just kept asking for money because the code said so, it wasnt for another 2 months he explained it. the above article as a nice read for entertainment but its butchered quite a bit, no one can hear Draco's side of the story because at first i admit Rollotamasi was a gentle man about the fight and all but after i left i stayed clear until draco asked that i help out a bit and Rollotamasi went from being a gentle man about this conflict to acting more like a 10 year old on xbox live, if you tried to negotiate he simply responded with "your tears are delicious" and "no you are but what am i" and childish things.
though i do think its funny that my dad lost his Kronos for a stupid reason and the tax rate is like 20% or something... but i just make fun of those silly losses because hes family and im a low sec/null sec person so its funny to see those silly losses that could have been avoided. but as Draco's son i just ask that you read the article, luagh, and move on because theres 2 sides to every story and Draco's isnt being told and i know for a fact Rollotamasi wasn't the saint in white.
Terris, let me clear some things up for you...Delete
"yea um the code is operating in high sec and picking on new players... "
Actually, more often than not we are talking about characters that have years under their belts, from 2009 or so, that's not a new player by any means. Plus you don't see that legit noobs are going to be reimbursed if an Agent ganks them. Plus I think you'll find that many Agents here joined when they were new.
"not because some punks trying to act tough in high sec keep harassing them before they can really play since most of the content is in low or null sec"
See, you pointed out the problem right there, there's literally nothing to do in highsec except go on missions, mine, or the occasional wardec. The New Order is bringing some new risk and content to highsec.
And you say that it needs to be more broadcasted and public. Here on minerbumping it is one of the most read blogs for EVE. And there have been cans placed on gates as well. I don't know the extent of these or if they are even placed outside of Halaima or Kino.
However, not all Agents are the same, levels of forgiveness are dependent on the person you're talking to. It's always up to their discretion how to handle situations as NO is rather loosely organized outside of a few corps and CODE. alliance.
Hope I could clear up a few things.
you did and i appreciate it, i didnt have any idea about the code or anything because im apart of the BRAVE alliance and we never run into cans on gates, and iv never heard of this blog so i was confused when rollotamasi showed up demanding money or he would shoot, when ever we asked why he was demanding money he would just reply with "Because thats what the code says" so we were all under the impression he was a 1 man corp with bs rules trying to make a quick buck off of new players by demanding money or shooting, thats why no one wanted to pay him. but as iv recently stated i mostly live in low sec or null sec space owned by a sister alliance of ours so iv never had any major issues with you guys since the rules are different. any who good luck with your mission, and what not...Delete
Good luck and fly safe Terris. Glad I could help.Delete
Baz - Why do you insist on mentioning Erotica 1? Did I mention him? Did I ever even say I agree with him or what he did? No. Your argument is completely invalid as it does not reflect how I feel about, anything about the conversation at hand, or even attacks my belief on what happened. I feel that the line was crossed on that one and all actions breed counteractions.ReplyDelete
However, you failed to acknowledge the fact that people who take what happens in a game so seriously that it affects their real life inflict real danger to them selves and others. You also fail to realize that there are a great deal more of these types of people reacting to ganking then there are doing the ganking. You also fail to acknowledge that the behavior betrayed by the people over what happens in a video game is not only toxic and disrespectful but hurtful to the quality of the game itself.
If you want to derail a conversation, try with someone who is not a complete incompetent moron, maybe some carebear miners?