I can scarcely count the number of groups that have declared themselves for the Code in recent months. They often set up shop in their home systems and create local branches of the New Order. Combined, they are radically transforming the terrain of highsec.
New chapters of the Order are already well-trained on their first day, just by reading MinerBumping. That's because carebears are pretty much the same everywhere.
Seen above, a typical Hulk. It has zero tank, empty rigs, and is begging for a gank that it inevitably receives.
Then there are the special snowflake fail-fits, such as the one piloted by michaelMeilinbourne. The Mackinaw had a few odd tank mods slapped on in a half-hearted way. These are breadcrumbs and do no honour to the Code. The New Order requires 100% compliance--minimum. Yet michael was surprised that our heroes managed to destroy his fail-fit Mackinaw. So when he returned to his keyboard--over forty minutes later, according to the timestamps--he voiced his dissatisfaction in local.
michaelMeilinbourne > RetiredSlave Mary Enowool Graaf Izalude carefull ppl these are gankers roaming the cluster but 1 isk kill rights on them now and a million bountiesAgent Mary Enowool tried to comfort the angry miner. At first, the carebear pretended he wasn't upset. Mary wanted to make sure. The best way to get to the heart of the matter is to use the Code. Carebears react to it like vampires to a cross.
Mary Enowool > Not butt hurt at all
Mary Enowool > Get your mining permits today
Mary Enowool > http://www.minerbumping.com/p/the-code.html
michaelMeilinbourne > niether am I got more mining ships on hand and that 1 made me about 400 million this past weekend
michaelMeilinbourne > go fuck urself code u a bunch of bad wanna-be gooniesmichael erupted in a volcanic display. This is something people tend not to do if they really have "more mining ships on hand".
michaelMeilinbourne > excuse me meant baby wanna be's
Graaf Izalude > The code teaches people to be respectful in local
michaelMeilinbourne > do u?
michaelMeilinbourne > this is our terriority GET THE FUCK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
michaelMeilinbourne > or I will personally hire MTA to hunt u all down for the next 6 monthsHis hangar empty, michael vowed revenge. He would hire "MTA" (powerful highsec mercenaries?) and pay them with free carriers. michael also resurrected the old conspiracy theories about the New Order being run by Goons. I haven't heard those in a while.
michaelMeilinbourne > carriers make nice bribes
Mary Enowool > for a loss you were laughing off earlier you seem pretty angery
Mary Enowool > Bot-Aspirant behavior can do that to you
michaelMeilinbourne > u are CODE that pisses me off u are a bunch of goonie slaves and just left a goon ally out in null maybe just report u to them also
Mary Enowool > I have made no threats or big talk, I am here to save you from your Bot-Aspirant waysAs it turned out, michael was naturally conspiracy-minded. Immediately after his attempt to deflect attention toward other miners, he wondered aloud whether botters were behind the New Order. Because apparently no one does good things out of the goodness of their hearts anymore? Highsec can be a cynical place somtimes.
Mary Enowool > there is salvation
michaelMeilinbourne > thugs and goons at least fight u these biatches just run around and gank defenseless ppl
Mary Enowool > By believing in the code. you can become strong
michaelMeilinbourne > I don't bot but if u wanna kill bots go find the guy whose name ends in KG he runs 3 or 4 of them daoly idiots
michaelMeilinbourne > or wait did he call u cause he got warned about bots
Mary Enowool > But you aspire to be them, that is why we are here to save youIf you don't know what bot-aspirancy is, Mary summed it up pretty well. Bot-aspirants are players who strive to be as much like bots as possible, maximizing automation, and who would use macros if they were allowed. If you enjoy letting your Mackinaw chew rocks for 40 minutes while you're AFK, you probably wish the ship could mine on its own for even longer. This is a selfish way to play EVE, grinding isk while not providing highsec with emergent content.
michaelMeilinbourne > shove ur permit up ur ass
Mary Enowool > The first step is admission that there is a problem
michaelMeilinbourne > yes there is its called CODE
Mary Enowool > Thanks for the bounty, anger is the first response of a bot-aspirant, I will take that as a compliment, Thank you michaelMeilinbourne
michaelMeilinbourne > bounty was pocket change to me and I don't bot never have and never will I kill bots myself
Mary Enowool > but you do not understand, you aspire to be one
Mary Enowool > Bot-aspirant behavior is not permitted.Reading from the Code is enough to make a carebear show his true colors. As Mary fearlessly recited verses from the Code, michael shrieked with rage. This isn't something a good miner does.
Mary Enowool > No AFK mining allowed. All miners are expected to remain at their keyboards at all times, and are required to prove their presence by responding in local when requested by the Supreme Protector or one of his Agents.
michaelMeilinbourne > FOAD BIATCH
Mary Enowool > Keep local clean. Miners should be courteous in local and should refrain from the use of profanity.
michaelMeilinbourne > go play with urself
Mary Enowool > why are you so mad, we are only trying to help you
michaelMeilinbourne > bye bye Biatch
It might be hard to believe, but weeks on, michael didn't even apologize for his foul behavior by EVEmail or anything. His debt to Mary and the other Agents remains unpaid. But that's what separates Agents from other elements in EVE--we don't give up after weeks, or even months. The New Order will keep up our work for many years if necessary. And good will prevail.