Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thanks Two Million


Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday MinerBumping received its millionth hit. In fact, that was back in July 2013. It's extraordinary how much traffic this humble blog gets each day. You would almost think that people prefer emergent gameplay and engaging content in their EVE, rather than AFK carebearing and mindless isk-grinding. Even in highsec!

The truth is, the wild success of MinerBumping does more than reflect the state of mind of the EVE playerbase; it shapes it. Each day, MinerBumping attempts to "move the needle", gently nudging highsec and EVE in the right direction. We still have such a long way to go, but we're getting there. Every hit this blog receives is a gut-punch right in the belly of bot-aspirancy and carebearism. Not a bullying, harassing kind of gut-punch, but a compassionate, life-affirming one. Two million hits represent two million opportunities for highsec carebears to think a little harder about what they're doing, or for "undecided" players to reconsider their neutrality, or for Gallants to become more bold and confident in their gallantry.

Although obviously I'm the individual most responsible for these positive changes in the EVE community, I couldn't possibly do it alone. MinerBumping enjoys the influence it does because readers like you choose to read and to share. You know that your fellow EVE player needs MinerBumping in his or her life just as much as you do. You know that it's a tremendous act of random kindness when you link MinerBumping in the local chat of highsec systems, or when you provide a link for the carebear whose ship you've just ganked.

EVE is a much different place thanks to those two million hits. Now imagine what the EVE community would look like after three million, five million, ten million, or one hundred million(!) hits. Why, with enough improvement, we won't even recognize the EVE community anymore.

Let's make it happen.

39 comments:

  1. Bakaris Drakar'akaiApril 9, 2014 at 1:41 AM

    Minerbumping changed life. Since becoming an Agent of the New Order, I got a job, a girlfriend, and earned a theoretical physics degree, by which I mean my physics degree is entirely theoretical.

    Previously, my attempts to get into EVE resulted in a lot of boredom and ship-spinning as I waited for other people to provide me with content. The CODE gave me tools to create my own content while enriching the lives of other players too~

    Thanks James 315, you are a true space hero :~)

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  2. Without James, none of this would be possible! I can't wait for 10 million visits. It makes me want to contact the media and tell them all what a wonderful game EVE is, along with my personal adventures!

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    1. And without you giving James 315 access to your anus, I'm sure James 315 wouldn't have the strength to carry on. So tell me, now that the two of you have been outed as being bed buddies, who's on top? You or James?

      In all honesty, I'm thinking that James is on top. I've heard your "Bonus Room" faggot voice. It makes me wonder if that is your original voice, or if your voice pitch was raised during the first time that a man banged your ass. Come on, you can admit it here, we all understand.

      Some friendly advise: Try having something exit your ass for a change. And no, your spine slipping out of your ass due to the realization that I'm right doesn't count.

      This is another quality trollific post from your friends at Carebears United.

      We are many. We are strong. The code will fail. The code will fall. A free highsec is worth fighting for.

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    2. Look, another carebear homophobe.

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    3. Bakaris Drakar'akaiApril 11, 2014 at 2:28 AM

      Why are anti-CODE posters always so hostile and racist/homophobic/otherwise unpleasant in their interactions with others?

      Could it be that in their bot-aspirancy, they've forgotten the basics of what it means to be human, and communicate on a mutual level with another human being?

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  3. James, thank you for the amusement and for the information. Saved from a life of mining, I've now become an expert at Karate and pvp. Much love to you and the gentlementalmens at Code. - I love you from the left side of my heart.

    bottom of my heart is reserved for some other person, possibly Darth Vader, or perhaps a puppy. Anyways, way to go! :)

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  4. Carebears forever.

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  5. I felt lost and alone before I discovered the wonderous healing powers of minerbumping.

    Now I am full of energy and wake up every day ready to tackle the troubles of New Eden and help steer Carebears onto the same path of enlightenment.

    Thanks James 315. I don't know where I would be without you.

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  6. Congratulations James! Also a big congratulations to everyone helping to create new and exciting content in highsec!

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  7. You must have very long arms to slap yourself so heartily on your own back. Hmmm, who/what has arms that long...?

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    1. Our dear leader's list of acheivments will never cease to amaze me.

      Savior of Highsec
      Leader of the New Order
      New Eden's only sapient and fully intelligent cephlopod.

      I for one, will gladly follow our hyper-intelligent mollusk Savior for all of his glory!

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    2. Is it Mr Tickle? http://goo.gl/kPJeIz

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  8. I dont care mutch for any of this. I kinde like to watch the fail fits die. But tbh, believing that your ganking is helping with anything in highsec is retarded and incredibly naive. You can waste your time for the rest of your life doing this, and it will still be the same.
    Its how the game is designed. And no matter what you attemt to do, Its a lost fight even before you started. :)

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  9. Gotta agree with the Anon above me. I really enjoy the reading - your writing is very compelling - but I don't believe you've had a real affect on high-sec. As others have mentioned before, Gevlon Goblin single handedly got the majority of high-sec to switch to Skiffs/Procurers.

    Enjoy the fun - we all are too - just don't start believing things that aren't true in the process. CODE is a lot of fun, but a difference they do not make.

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    1. I see plenty of retrievers to gank... After a few days at it the procurers come out. You have to keep giving the bot-aspirants reminders or they slip back into old habits.

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  10. LOL
    2million hits doesn't mean shit. Your own monkeys generate those. He but let the monkeys dream of grandeur...
    XD

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  11. I don't play Eve anymore, but the comments on this site are pretty entertaining :)

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  12. We are winning the war on Bot-Aspirancy, one permit at a time.

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    1. Ignorant statement. your not winning anything. :) And you never will.

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    2. If just one worthless code-violator is left destitute, having lost both the ship he'd saved up for with months of grinding, his most valuable asset, his only means to make ISK, if just ONE whiney carebear quits the game, I'll sleep sound at night knowing I've done my job, and it was all worth it.

      -Galaxy Pig

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  13. Mostly when I come here I like to read about some of the things that are written. BUT, when I'm not here I don't read about them. I find that very confusing. Can anything be done?

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    1. Yes follow the code, live the code and die for the code, by ganking the bots etc.

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    2. Please change the sequence:
      die first...

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  14. Mistrum RidcullyApril 9, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    I visit the site to obtain my RDA of cognitive dissonance from the comments, wherein James 315 is an insignificant speck in the EVE universe, utterly powerless and unknown, yet simultaneously is destroying the game experience, driving countless players to quit, and single-handedly wiping out CCP's profit margin.

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  15. First of all, and this is genuine - congrats on two million hits.

    Second, you gave me a great laugh after I read your 'speech' about reaching two million hits. It was the burst out loud kind of laughing.

    Anyway, have a nice day. =P

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  16. And how many of those hits are actual people and not code robots? Not many I assure you. Consider this: You claim to have two million hits, how many unique people does that represent? 10? 20? 50 maybe? Just because you have 2 million hits doesn't mean they are from 2 million different people.

    As usual, another bullshit blog post provided by the bullshitter himself, James 315.

    This is another quality trollific post from your friends at Carebears United.

    We are many. We are strong. The code will fail. The code will fall. A free highsec is worth fighting for.

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    1. are these guys actually doing anything besides bad trolling?

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  17. I admit to being one of the 50 people who clicked minerbumping over 20,000 times in 2 years.

    -Oink

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  18. Oh! Sorry, bad morning head math, did I say 20,000? I meant 40,000. You're welcome, James!

    -Oink

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    1. At least you didn't give bad morning head. I'm sorry that I can't say the same for our wonderful and esteemed host, James 315.

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    2. simple question, do carebears united do anything in game or just bad trolling?

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  19. However:
    Tipp: this page wants to set a cookie if you want to comment, but after that i delete it right after that... My next reload gives another hit...

    LOL

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  20. If anyone does NOT think "Butthurt Miner" is not a dummy account used to push the idea that "content" and tears are being "generated"... I have a bonus room you can join in on for free profit!

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  21. Congratulations. Keep up the good work making hi-sec interesting again

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  22. I read this while not at the keyboard and flying a barge. MinerBumping is a contributing factor to being an AFK miner.

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