Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Highsec Miner Grab Bag #57

Raedyn Hakaari believes our Agents will one day do various chores for the bot-aspirants. No one knows what the future holds. What we do know is what is happening in the present: The New Order is ruling highsec and enforcing the Code. And you're reading the latest edition of the Highsec Miner Grab Bag!

Though "white knight" carebears still occasionally attempt to camp our gankers' stations, it has long been impossible, thanks to insta-undocks. Eveline Chance finally gave up and wrote a petition about it. It's a silly thing to do, but I suppose it beats spending hours trying and failing to tackle a Catalyst.

We frequently see carebears denigrating the Order by way of historical comparisons. Johnn 315 puts all of history aside and declares the Code the absolute worst.

The bio is a great place for EVE players to express some things about themselves and to pledge loyalty to me. What the bio isn't so great for--declaring one's opposition to the New Order.

A proper bio will get you protection in highsec. Sinder Paxton learned what a Goofus bio will get you.

Agent Dreadchain was challenged to gank a miner, so he did. Lesson learned. The New Order never bluffs!

I love the sandbox nature of EVE and the freedom (within reasonable limits) that it allows the players. I'm happy to let people enjoy EVE the way they want to enjoy it, but no AFK miner enjoys playing. Otherwise they wouldn't be AFK. EVE is not a single-player sandbox; it's a multiplayer sandbox, and Tranquility is the PvP server. That means "leave me alone" is off the table as a play-style.

We've gotten a lot of laughs from Google Translate over the years. Having encountered many English-speaking carebears, I've come to realize that Google Translate is more adequate than I originally thought. Kiti N is no less articulate than your average rebel miner.

Nahz Yaa has a new excuse for mining in highsec. He doesn't do it because it's relaxing or any of the typical reasons. Nahz prefers to mine because he can do it while drunk, high, or "tired asleep from jogging". True. You can also have your four year-old child mine for you. Your Mackinaw's still going to explode, though.

There are so many misconceptions about the New Order. It doesn't qualify as a "roleplaying" organization. Indeed, few people in EVE speak more about game mechanics, the risk/reward balance, nerfs, CCP, petitions, and the like. (When I posted a copy of the Code on the general discussion subforum of EVE-O, a forum mod moved it to the roleplaying subforum. The roleplayers got mad, pointing out that it wasn't proper roleplay, and they successfully petitioned to have it moved out.)

EVE players live in a cynical world. Everyone's looking for what the "catch" is. There is no catch. We're the good guys, and we're here to help you.

Another reason for MinerBumping's astonishing success: Even our enemies are avid readers. In time, they can't help but see that we're right about everything. ugly inside, clearly, is only in the first stages of that journey.

Ganking for the Code only takes a character slot and a few hours of training. And it earns you a lifetime of pride.


  1. Sinder is clearly confused and placing misinformation in his bio. The CODE most certainly does not allow you to pay 10m isk to mine AFK and, in fact, AFK mining is strictly prohibited even after purchasing a permit. Any non bot-aspirant CODE lover knows this! If only he had taken a moment to read the CODE and incorporate it into his play-style he wouldn't be so angry. Miners, WTFU, READ the code, LIVE the code, FIND fulfillment!

  2. lmao this was a good one.

    I'm so swollen with pride right now.

    -Galaxy Pig

  3. The part of Sinder Paxton's bio I DID like?

    All those 315s in his bounty, the Mark of James is a sign of great honor!

    Also, someone needs to tell Wolfstar Patrouette that he can insure a ship in the station BEFORE undocking.

  4. I can assure everyone that Sinder did not purchase a FUCK OFF! PERMIT from me. Although the idea is intriguing. Will have to give some thought into what such a thing would entail. I bet if I was selling those I could PLEX all my accounts for YEARS.

    I also seem to have fixed my computer problem by uninstalling EVE and reinstalling although my virus-checker gave me the interesting error message of "Payload target not found" which made me get that funny feeling. Trialing a few things before I return to full Agency but it looks like I'm back.


  5. For anyone interested, Johnn 315 is an alt of Jerra Austeus. He lives in Hentogaira last I saw him, which was when I podded him for lulz. Haven't seen Jerra around much since. I think he got tired of loosing ships to us.

    1. Does James know about this alt?

    2. This is not surprising, everyone is James 315's alt.

    3. Well, it's hit that point. Carebears are now shooting other carebears and calling them James 315 alts.

  6. James, I mine 'your' ore what I can and I pay nothing to you. :-)
    You are a bad and coward lord, because you are rarely online
    and not fighting with your 'agents'. You are a coward!
    I want a strong lord.
    And Sun Tzu? You haven't read Sun Tzu carefully!
    It's never good to destroy.
    Bumping is ok. If someone is afk, so he should get nothing.
    But never destroying!
    James. you have so many blood on your hands.
    Is this Sun Tzu's way?

    Your side should get a new address:

    "I'm happy to let people enjoy EVE the way they want to enjoy it,..."
    Hi, hi, you are a figure of fun.

    So, enough.
    I must get more ore from "your" highsec. :-)

    1. James315 is leading his agents; By demonstrating the core values of the CODE and inspiring all of high-sec. Bumping is only one tool of the agents and often that is not enough to discourage bot-aspirance and a heavier hand of guidance is needed. It is at the discretion of the agents as to which tool is required in the appropriate situation and we trust the agents professionalism and good judgment in these matters. The savior can not save everyone at once, but worry not, salvation shall find you and eventually all of high-sec will be saved.

  7. No tears from Sinder Paxton after you ganked him? I am disappointed. He should probably be flying a tanked Procurer instead of an untanked Retriever if he's going to be a vocal rebel.

    LOL @ Eveline Chance...yeah, quick undock bookmarks are an exploit...what a dumbass

  8. Dammit, here I am trying to get people to realize we all roleplay and have fun with the game and stop filing petitions over every little tiny thing and whoever is phoning in James is saying NO. THIS ISN'T ROLEPLAY.
    Your not helping the game "James"

    1. So then it is true that you just choose to roleplay the retarded carebear?

    2. KristallNachete, honestly one of the most tasteless names you could have picked.
      KristallNachete otherwise referred to as the Night of Broken Glass,a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria on 9–10 November 1938, carried out by SA paramilitary forces and non-Jewish civilians. German authorities looked on without intervening.[1] The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass that littered the streets after Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues had their windows smashed.
      At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and 30,000 were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps. Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, as the attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned (95 in Vienna alone) and over 7,000 Jewish businesses destroyed or damaged.
      I can say without roleplaying as a retarded carebear you are indeed a douchebag. I've defend a lot of code members. You I wont.

    3. Kristal you chose that name just to bait bears like Gorila into the nazi bingo square, didn't you? He even quoted wikipedia, as though we didn't already know what it meant.

  9. A wise man once said: "It is an ill thing to spit upon highsec."


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