Monday, June 30, 2014

Life from CODE

Back in the Dark Ages, before the New Order came to power, people would see terrible things happening in highsec and not do anything about it.

Everyone knows that the New Order has eyes and ears everywhere. Good citizens of highsec still see terrible things sometimes, but now they take action.

Agent Cannibal Kane was traveling through our realm when he came across a wicked sight. A corporation called Death To CODE? With "CODE" in all-caps, even? This could hardly be a coincidence. A new anti-Order rebel organization had popped up!

Kane sent a stern warning to Dragon-hunter Hemanseh, the founder and CEO of the corp.

Even rascals and hoodlums who live in highsec can't deny how dangerous it is to get on Cannibal Kane's bad side. He is notorious for wardeccing and destroying corporations single-handed. His EVEmail prompted Dragon-hunter to contact a CODEdot diplomat right away.
Dragon-hunter Hemanseh > I was just sent a mail from Cannibal Kane
Dragon-hunter Hemanseh > he is saying that CODE hierd him to go to war with us
DJentropy Ovaert > Well, with a corp name like that - how could the New Order resist?
DJentropy Ovaert > We love PVP and death, it seemed like you guys wanted some war.
Dragon-hunter Hemanseh > I didant know that there was an alins with the name of CODE
Dragon-hunter insisted that the whole thing was just a big misunderstanding. He had no idea "CODE." was an EVE alliance. He must have wished death on some other "CODE". Even so, honour demanded that Dragon-hunter fix the mess he'd made--regardless of whether it was an accident.
DJentropy Ovaert > Ouch! I'd consider this a good time to totally abandon the corp and reform
Dragon-hunter Hemanseh > is there any way to get out of the war with out abandoning my corp
DJentropy Ovaert > Hmmmmm
DJentropy Ovaert > Perhaps we can come to a understanding.
Agent DJentropy suggested changing the corp's name by dissolving it and starting over. Since the corp had 13 members and wouldn't be so easily closed and reopened, Dragon-hunter wanted an alternative.
Dragon-hunter Hemanseh > I don't know what we cold do
Dragon-hunter Hemanseh > I do have a member that has kild alot of miners

As a demonstration of his good faith, Dragon-hunter referred DJentropy to the killboard of one of the corp's members, Katherine Upton. Though the killmails were only available on Battleclinic, they were API-verified. Katherine had indeed killed many miners in highsec. This changed things. For the sake of one righteous person, perhaps the New Order was willing to save the corp from destruction.
DJentropy Ovaert > awesome! Well, I think I know a way.
Dragon-hunter Hemanseh > ok
DJentropy Ovaert > Whatever it is worth to you. Be reasonable. Perhaps a token gesture of ISK would be in order?
Dragon-hunter Hemanseh > all I have right now is 635,154,518.29
Dragon-hunter Hemanseh > is 2b woth it?
Dragon-hunter Hemanseh > to you
DJentropy Ovaert > 2 billion? Well....
Dragon-hunter was willing to bestow a gift of two billion isk. Would DJentropy show mercy by accepting the money?

...And to think, there are carebears who say I'm a bad influence on people!

DJentropy graciously accepted Dragon-hunter's apology and two billion isk. Still, DJentropy felt it was important for corp to take one additional step.

Death To CODE pledged its loyalty to the New Order.

DJentropy disbursed the funds and took a well-deserved nap. Judging from our successes over the last two years, I think it's safe to say that nobody naps better-deserved naps than our Agents.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Kills of the Week

Look at that. A beautiful photo taken this week will no doubt go down in history, just like Earthrise. Let us review some notable kills taking place during the week of June 22nd @ 00:00 EVEtime through June 28th @ 23:59 EVEtime.

Sierra Viridian lost a 2.6 billion isk Kronos. It's funny how people fill their ships with blingy mods while traveling AFK through highsec. They have no one but themselves to blame when their ships explode. Instead of fitting such vessels modestly, the bot-aspirants choose fittings that inflame the passions of the gankers. Gankers such as Agents Lonely Spirit, Nitetime Video, Jaxi Wreckful, Aaaaarrgg, Riytan Toralen, Maou Solidus, loyalanon, Soylent Jade, Zane Arnolles, Bishop Conrad, Jerry Rin, Jake Makbema, Bao Xi, Zynon Alland, Princess Suicide, Brutal Anna, and Pod-Goo RepoWoman, for instance.

ThundrJunk Spacehoss's faction battleship was all junk and no thunder after this gank. I know I said people should fit their ships modestly, but there must be a happy medium between bling-fits and going naked. Common sense is not so common in carebear circles, it seems. Agents loyalanon, Krominal, Keraina Talie-Kuo, Radric Davids, John E Normus, Nitetime Video, Brainbashi, Rakeris, Jake Makbema, Bishop Conrad, Cinamite, Jerry Rin, Capt Starfox, Ima Wreckyou, Ferritos, Gankstalicious, Puskarich, Princess Suicide, and Prim Cloakjoy enforced the Code for this kill.

Yikes! The CODEdot alliance participated in more than a hundred freighter kills this month. (And lost none!) Think of the destruction. The devastation. The glory of the Code.

What's so special about the death of Thomas Roshek's freighter? It was the 100th freighter killed this month. And wouldn't you know it--the gank was performed on Code Day! Agents John E Normus, Krominal, Ferritos, Keraina Talie-Kuo, Cinamite, Ima Wreckyou, Brainbashi, Bao Xi, the reaverkiller, Capt Starfox, Walter Kramer, Jebediah Phoenix, Radric Davids, Nitetime Video, Puskarich, Bishop Conrad, Schlampa, Prim Cloakjoy, Princess Suicide, Gankstalicious, Rakeris, Jake Makbema, loyalanon, Maddie Mcbumplug, and bigbud berito really know how to party.

You might be noticing more alliances from across EVE joining in on the kills these days. Sometimes the participants are in nullsec alliances that are quite hostile to one other. When it comes to fighting our common enemy, they put aside their nullsec feuds and allegiances. They know that the wars of the five coalitions mean nothing if the bots and bot-aspirants take EVE from us. Good citizens from all over the galaxy won't stand idly by and let it happen.

GeolloG took advantage of the nerf to freighter ganking by tanking his freighter and filling it with cargo. However, the New Order is far too powerful to be thwarted by a single nerf. Agents James Haythem, loyalanon, Pestario Vargas, Xeihun Khamez, Angel Pirate, BeBopAReBop RhubarbPie, Princess Suicide, Vic Jefferson, Athez, Schlampa, Jaxi Wreckful, Alttwo Nicko, unknown boat, Vargur Prime, Atalanta Loutte, ihcn, and Dendrilops killed her and confiscated her loot--worth 4.5 billion isk. Now her former possessions will be used for the common good.

As we have seen, Anti-Order rebels were unable to prevent the freighter ganks. In desperation, Sinder Paxton tried to suicide gank Agent D35, whose Machariel was bumping the freighters out of warp alignment and away from the gates. Sinder chose this bizarre Raven fit to perform his failed suicide gank. Agents Gallente Sentry Gun, CONCORD Police Commander, and D35 enforced the Code and the bumping continued.

As an aside, isn't it interesting how the enemies of the New Order claim suicide ganking isn't elite PvP because it's so easy? They say suicide ganking is so simple that anyone could do it. And yet whenever they try to suicide gank us, they devise the most peculiar setups imaginable. This leaves open two possibilities: Either ganking isn't as easy as they think, or they are truly the worst PvP'ers ever. Oh, and a third possibility: Both.

Chronos Chi lost the Pod of the Week, a 3.7 billion isk forehead-slapper popped by Agent D400. Perhaps the carebears would save some money if they spent a few billion isk to pay Agents for fitting advice.

Not enough Order? Check out "The Code Always Wins", a video by Agent loyalanon:
The Code Always Wins

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Putting Highsec to the TEST

I received word from Agent Danktor of a successful campaign against Orca-equipped mining fleets operating illegally in New Order territory. At first, it may seem like a standard report. A glorious victory to be sure--one that would have been considered miraculous before the expansion of New Order gank fleets. But we in the New Order have become almost accustomed to such martial miracles.

When you look more closely, you can see that this is no ordinary report.

Agent Danktor is a member of Dreddit, the founding corp of TEST Alliance Please Ignore. Friends and enemies alike often think of the CODE. alliance as being synonymous with the New Order. It's convenient to review killboards and stats that way. However, the New Order and its Code are not and have never been restricted to one in-game alliance. Our Agents hail from all over EVE. Danktor was inspired to lead a TEST fleet into battle against the bot-aspirants. But would these nullsec-dwellers take to it?

...Only like ducks to water.

Before Danktor could finish saying the word "Code", a fleet of Catalysts had already descended upon an illegal Orca and made a terrific slaughter of it.

The killmail tells the tale: Not a single member of CODEdot was involved in the kill. On this day, Dreddit said "enough is enough". They took revenge against those who had wronged highsec by ignoring the Code.

With an abundance of Catalysts at their disposal, our heroes fanned out and seized every bot-aspirant they could find.

Some Skiff pilots think themselves better than the other miners, due to their higher EHP. Even if they are better than the untanked Hulk pilots of highsec, they're not better than the Code. They, too, must submit or perish.

Speaking of Hulk pilots, one from the Carebear Technologies corp lost a billion isk Hulk in the Tash-Murkon region. She never saw it coming.

The Hulk pilot wasn't alone in being caught by surprise. Those who watch local and only dock up when CODEdot pilots arrive are doomed to repeat their mistake.

Orcas continued to die. During this brief campaign of less than a day, 15 billion isk was vaporized by the Dreddit Catalysts. Needless to say, there were no rebels in sight, and no effort was made to disrupt the Orca ganks. They didn't have a clue it was happening. It's difficult enough to keep up with CODEdot's Agents' activities, much less the rest of EVE's.

Yes, nullsec powers like TEST Alliance Please Ignore have their share of Agents, too. Those who minimize the importance of the New Order and deny its influence would like to ignore such Agents' existence. Carebears can ignore them--at their own peril.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Day One, Part 2

Previously, on MinerBumping... The EVE community got an unprecedented look at the archives of the New Order. Records of the very first day of Code enforcement were revealed. At first, the miners of Halaima didn't take to the Code. Barely more than 30 minutes after the bumps began, a rebel named quard brought a tech II fitted Tempest and opened fire on my Invincible Stabber.
(notify) quard, criminals are not welcome here. Leave now or be destroyed.
(combat) quard [INRTI](Tempest) aims well at you, inflicting 1288.2 damage.
(notify) Approaching quard's Tempest
(notify) CONCORD Police Captain has started trying to warp scramble "quard [INRTI](Tempest)"
(notify) CONCORD Police Captain has started trying to warp scramble "quard [INRTI](Tempest)"
(notify) Approaching Wreck of: quard's Tempest
The Invincible Stabber lived up to its name, winning the First Battle of Halaima. quard's desperate (and expensive) suicide attack so soon after the launch of the New Order has led to much speculation. Did the bots and bot-aspirants of the future, taking a cue from the "Terminator" films, send an assassin back in time to destroy humanity's champion? If so, the humans of the future didn't bother sending a protector, since my ship couldn't be killed.
James 315 > /emote took the loot! :)
James 315 > FYI your battleship did not even pierce my shields
James 315 > because my Stabber is Invincible
quard > ur an idiot
quard > thats ok i got kill right on u now haha
James 315 > I just made 20 million from your wreck, thank you sir
randop > so, you made more from you being a jackass, then you made in your actual buisness
Rebels have a distorted view of reality. quard believed that by trying to suicide gank me, he earned a kill right on me. He also felt that because he lost a tech II fit battleship, I was an idiot.
James 315 > strataforce please pay me 10 million, or i bump u
strataforce > lol, i will gladly move systems to stay away from you...
strataforce > im not an ignorant bastard
James 315 > if you pay me, you can mine in peace for 365 days
strataforce > big woop
James 315 > so, you are my enemy then?
strataforce > i was one who put in a pettion on your ass
strataforce > ill doit as many times as i need til i get results
strataforce > you have no business inthis system, youre a heirarchy dictor
strataforce > *dictator
With no means of opposing my Invincible Stabber, miners retreated from the ice field and docked up. No one had paid yet, so I bumped those who remained. As always, bumping the carebears proved to be an effective interrogation technique. Unprompted, a miner confessed to petitioning me.
James 315 > strataforce you are being put on the Red Pen list for petitioning me. You now must pay 30 million for mining permit
strataforce > lol, as i said before to you... since you clearly have a small brain, i lead a fleet in null ad i mine NULL ice. this is just a side job that you take WAY too seriously
James 315 > lying won't get you off the Red Pen list
strataforce > nice, good job... i have a fleet remember. im not the one doing it alone
James 315 > just a friendly reminder, botting is not allowed in this system
strataforce > OK, and agin as i said beforeI dont bot
James 315 > well you still need to pay me for mining permit, like everyone else
The highsec miner claimed not to be a highsec miner. He was really the leader of a powerful nullsec fleet, and he mined nullsec ice. Like I said, a distorted view of reality.
James 315 > like who randop?
randop > reveiw histroy, around 1AD
James 315 > all i can tell you is, i went toe-to-toe with a T2-fit battleship and I won
randop > LOOK! I CAN FIT MY SHIP TO SURIVIVE A SUICIDE GANK!! im the savior!!!
luzinski > hey guys simple why not just bump him back with your alt accounts lol
randop ceased mining, but he continued to agitate in local. He warned me that I'd share the fate of someone else who thought himself to be a highsec messiah, more than two thousand years ago.
James 315 > Spetlana pay 10 mill plz
randop > jame 315, fuck off
Spetlana > Screw u You are noiob that purchased a tiin
James 315 > NOT cool
Spetlana > You a toady
Spetlana > Hmm u are 13
James 315 > i can't believe this, it's like everyone wants to be on the Red Pen list today
strataforce > because we're sick of your shit....
James 315 > strataforce you have spent what, all of about 10 minutes with me and you're already sick?
I renewed my search for an honest miner. strataforce had a very low tolerance for the New Order. I'd spent less than an hour enforcing the Code and he was quite ready for it to go away. However, the Code was going to last far longer than any of the miners expected.
Spetlana > What ever 13 year old
Spetlana > hmm maybe 14
strataforce > i got sick when i saw you online... frst few seconds
James 315 > my identity is defined as a husband, a father, and a businessman
strataforce > your busness is a CONARTIST
Spetlana > See the thing is I could give a rats ass if u pump me
Spetlana > Could not care if I mine ice
Spetlana > assclown
James 315 > but dont u think 10 million is a reasonable price for a fee?
strataforce > exactly
I referenced one of my all-time favorite tear posts, an anti-Hulkageddon thread on EVE-O, "A Plea for Rationale in the System of Natural Consequences". Just when it seemed every miner was stark raving mad, I received a convo request from someone in the ice field:
Channel Name: Private Chat (twirlz)
twirlz > fun idea and i like it. here is my 10 mil
James 315 > once i receive payment I will set you to positive standings
twirlz > there ya go
James 315 > payment received
twirlz > great.
twirlz > cya around
James 315 > o/
twirlz > if ur buisness takes off well u should hire more bumpers
James 315 > heh
The first mining permit was purchased. Since I was the only Code enforcer in EVE, I kept track of permit owners simply by assigning +5 standings to them. Those on the Red Pen list were set to -10.
James 315 > twirlz paid 10m and is free to mine. why not learn from twirlz? much smarter
quard > dont pay the ass clown
twirlz > all for clearing out a ice field for me
James 315 > i dont get u people...if it's not the money then why not pay?? :(
quard > because no one likes u or want to give in to u being an idiot
strataforce > I dnt feed the Parasprites... if anyone knows where im coming from.
James 315 > i am Saviour of Highsec. i didn't ask for it, fate handed me this role
quard > ur the idiot of highsec
As a result of the miner bumping, the ice field was cleansed. Only twirlz remained, happily mining away. The rebel miners couldn't explain why they were unwilling to pay 10 million isk per year, but students of bot-aspirancy know: Emergent gameplay and human interaction just aren't a part of their routine.
randop > 10+ tornados/talos' at you
randop > i can adn will send
James 315 > all i ask for is the respect that is owed me
James 315 > and maybe a little isk
randop > i will send a ganking fleet after him
randop > then parade his frozen corpse in the ice belt
For more than an hour, randop did nothing but make idle threats in local. It was all he could do. It was carebear instinct; miners all across highsec would independently develop the "strategy" of boasting about phantom rescue fleets.
ReallyNotHere > James 315 woot o/
Caleb Arody > hehe i love driving through here
James 315 > i have nothing to fear from your so-called "gank fleets"
James 315 > send dreadnoughts against me, and i would brush aside even those
James 315 > then you will know that I am the Saviour of Highsec
LtauSTinpoWErs > james
LtauSTinpoWErs > i loved your post on the forums
LtauSTinpoWErs > good luck bumping them o/
Day One ended in victory, the first of many. I could already tell that highsec had a bright future ahead. Very bright indeed.

Over Three Hundred Seventy-Two Billion in Shares Sold

I am very hopeful for the next generation.

Speaking of hope, we've got a lot of Supreme Protector's Tips of the Hat™ to distribute, so let's not waste any time. First, Tora Bushido, leader of the mighty The Marmite Collective alliance, purchased 500 shares, sending us over the 369 billion isk mark. Tora earns a Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ for helping us reach this milestone.

Next up...

More Quafe Please rang in the New Order new year by purchasing 1,000 shares, sending us over the 370 billion isk mark and earning a Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ of his very own.

Need more? Here you go: Ralph Vynneve bought 1,200 shares, sending us over the 371 billion isk mark and earning the third Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ awarded today.

And last, but not least, an anonymous donor purchased 1,050 shares on behalf of Erotica 1. Consequently, we moved over the 372 billion isk mark and Erotica 1, despite having been permabanned without explanation from CCP for the last few months, earns a Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™.

Now that's some fine teamwork. Well done, all.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Day One, Part 1

First there was the Code. Then there was MinerBumping. But what happened during the interregnum? The earliest days of the New Order are often considered something of a mystery. Because MinerBumping didn't appear until August, we don't have a series of lovingly-crafted posts to transport us back to that late June 2012 to early August 2012 period. Yet these were important days in the history of highsec--they were the dawn of a new era. As is typical of such dawns, few people were around to see it.

There is some good news, though. The EVE client automatically records game logs and chat logs. I still have all of my logs going back to January 2006, when I first arrived in EVE. In preparation for the second anniversary of the Code, I unearthed and reviewed some of these precious logs. Now, for the first time ever, readers of MinerBumping will be able to catch a glimpse of the first days of the New Order. Come with me...
[ 2012.06.26 22:06:04 ] (notify) Anchoring the selected object, it will take around 60.0 seconds to do so.
The twenty-sixth of June, 2012. It, too, is an important date in highsec's history. It was the first time an in-game action was taken in the name of the Code. Two days earlier, I announced the creation of the Code and raised 100 million isk from the sale of New Order shares. Now it was time to transform the idea of the Code into a reality. Some of the 100 million isk was spent to purchase a set of small secure containers to anchor at a distance from the Halaima ice field.
(notify) Anchoring the selected object, it will take around 60.0 seconds to do so.
(notify) Anchoring the selected object, it will take around 60.0 seconds to do so.
(notify) Anchoring the selected object, it will take around 60.0 seconds to do so.
(notify) Anchoring the selected object, it will take around 60.0 seconds to do so.
(notify) Anchoring the selected object, it will take around 60.0 seconds to do so.
There were no objects inside the containers, but the containers couldn't have been less empty. Each container became a sign post. I set the names of the containers and provided the ice field with instructions on how to follow the Code. Miners often accuse the New Order of not providing them with sufficient "warning". Ironically, my very first act in the name of the Code was to supply the ice miners of Halaima with just such a warning.
luzinski > swtor has a new patch?
Uni fication > what is swtor ?
randop > star wars the old republic
randop > a star wars mmo
luzinski > patch 1.3
twirlz > game blows
twirlz > personal opinion obviously
daniel Saisima > is that going to free to play soon
luzinski > rumors says that it will be f2p :(
As I was anchoring the containers, some idle chit-chat occurred in local. Halaima was a busy system in those days. Still, most of the time it was silent. Not this evening. After the sixth container was finished anchoring, I stood back and admired my work. Everything was good. Now it was time to break the ice--if you'll pardon the pun!
James 315 > ICE MINERS OF HALAIMA: Hi folks, if I could direct your attention to the new cans anchored about 200km from the belt
randop > ?
James 315 > I have taken control of Halaima and will commence bumping miners out of range at will.
James 315 > To be safe from bumping, please send me 10 million isk for a 365-day mining permit
randop > all those in favor of ganking this dipshit?
Just like that, the very first words spoken in response were a Miner Bingo quote and a call for someone else to stop me.
CmdrCally Janeway > ill even damp his ass
James 315 > I would like to caution you all against ganking attempts. I can assure you my ship is quite Invincible
James 315 > Please see my bio for additional details, including a link to the main forum thread on the subject
CmdrCally Janeway > not so invincible when u cant lock shit
James 315 > I can't be jammed
Halaima's miners were pessimistic about my new regime, right from the jump. They made extraordinary threats against my Stabber Fleet Issue. I took pity on the miners and told them quite plainly that it wouldn't be possible for them to destroy my ship. If they had only listened, they could have spared themselves much wasted isk and effort.
James 315 > I know this will be a disturbing development to some, but it's for the best. I will have free reign to bump those who don't pay
Uni fication > maybe james 315 will be unlucky and run into a ganking smarttie BS in action :)
luzinski > whats bumping?
luzinski > whats going on?
luzinski > why 10million to just get bumped?
randop > to not get bumped
randop > all ships, target james 315
CmdrCally Janeway > he's so gutless if he was really going to do something he'd have done it by now
The miners braced themselves. So far, nobody was paying for permits. Would they get bumped, or would this whole "Code" storm blow over?
randop > everyone drop something in a can
randop > if he is going to do something, he will fight for it
James 315 > Amack808 pay 10 million or i bump u
quard > james 315 100m and i wont kill u
randop > Amack808 do not pay
James 315 > don't listen to them, you need to pay
Amack808 > ....
randop > James 315 200m, or the tornados coming to this system will kill you
James 315 > I cannot be killed, I fear no tornado
quard > realy
The first miner to be bumped in the name of the Code was Amack808. He was the bot-aspirants' Adam, if you will. The miner refused to pay, and he began to suffer bumps. The first rebels issued furious threats against me. While randop spoke of fleets of tornadoes inbound to Halaima, quard hinted that he would kill me personally.
randop > who are you? the mesiah?
James 315 > I am James 315, the Saviour of Highsec!
quard > are u high or drunk
randop > or both?
luzinski > wow 10million to not get bumped
luzinski > thats alot
luzinski > can we ask for a reduction lol
James 315 > Sorry folks, it's 10 million
I've always considered 10 million isk to be a generous price for a year of friendship with the New Order. luzinski tried to haggle anyway. No deal. Regardless of what would happen in highsec over the coming years, the price of a mining permit would be a constant.
James 315 > Amack808 if you pay me 10 mill you will be free to mine for the next 365 days
James 315 > Nothing personal, just business
Amack808 > and you can suck my dick
Amack808 > for 5 mil
luzinski > lmao
daniel Saisima > lol
James 315 > I would caution you against showing me disrespect. Those who get written on my Red Pen list have to pay 30 million
James 315 > Check the link in my bio, it's all there
randop > ok, uh.....fuck you?
Because MinerBumping didn't yet exist, I couldn't link the URL in local. Instead, I referred the miners to my bio, which contained a link to the thread on EVE-O with the Code. Sadly, my bio was carelessly wiped away by a GM who lacked the civilized man's appreciation for history.
Amack808 > do i care?
James 315 > Well, I did stop you from mining, did I not?
Amack808 > once again do i care..
Amack808 > i was full
Amack808 > so you just make me relize that
James 315 > I understand that you are full. The question is, full of what?
The first miner was forcibly removed from the ice field. There was nothing he could do but help establish future Miner Bingo squares.
James 315 > i am a man of honour
Amack808 > are you
Amack808 > your out here bumbing people for money
Amack808 > thats honner
James 315 > if you pay me the 10 mill, you have my word that you can mine in peace
Amack808 > go mack your money doing somthing else
James 315 > i have shareholders to consider
James 315 > 100 million worth of investors paid me today to help start this business
randop > peopple are really stupid then
James 315 > they are smart businessmen and businesswomen
In the days before Agents, I was alone. The system was filled with hostility; people tend to fear what they do not understand. However, I did have shareholders. I cited their financial support as evidence that I was a stand-up guy. My investors proved that there was popular support for the Code.
James 315 > Amack808 this is nothing personal against you. I simply saw you mining in my ice field without paying me
Avane Astaad > your just wasting your time
James 315 > on the contrary; if someone is bumped out of mining range, he cannot mine
Avane Astaad > simple warp into the middle of the belt will take a while to try and bump someone out of the middle of a bunch of rocks
James 315 > Avane Astaad i am a professional, i am very good at what i do
luzinski > James 315 anyone tried to kill you before?
James 315 > many
luzinski > just curious
A miner spoke up, telling me I was wasting my time. This bumping business would amount to nothing, he said. I disagreed. Time would tell who was right and who was wrong.
(notify) quard, criminals are not welcome here. Leave now or be destroyed.
(combat) quard [INRTI](Tempest) aims well at you, inflicting 1288.2 damage.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, a miner who had threatened to kill me actually showed up in a tech II fitted battleship and opened fire. It had barely been 30 minutes since I proclaimed the Code. Would my Invincible Stabber survive this onslaught and live to bump another day? Or would the New Order and its Code be destroyed and tossed into the ash heap of history before they had a chance to take root?

To be continued...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Two Years of the Code, Part 2

Click here to read Part 1.

In the early days of the Code, enforcement operations were limited to one system. This was natural, since a bumper could only bump one miner at a time anyway. The New Order's limited sphere of influence enabled onlookers and aspiring Agents to easily find the center of action--if there was any action to behold. Over time, and especially after the launch of the MinerBumping blog, more bumpers rallied to the cause. The first Agents tended to belong to NPC corps or one-man alt corps, so a channel was created to help them keep in touch. Usually only one or a few people were in the channel at any given time.

The addition of new bumpers had an enormous psychological impact on the miners. After a couple months, the New Order was occasionally able to send five or more bumpers into a single system at the same time. The miners had no choice but to admit that they couldn't all be alts of the same person. The madman from Halaima had "spread his madness onto others," they said. The carebears became terrified at the possibility that a new trend was developing, one that threatened their sleepy highsec.

Anti-Code resistance took place from the very beginning. Miners were infuriated when bumped. Early observers were surprised by the sheer amount of rage induced by bumping. Those with experience in nullsec warfare all agreed that a highsec miner was angrier about losing a mining cycle than a nullsec pilot was about losing a fleet, or an empire. Many carebears were also upset when they returned to their keyboard to witness other miners being bumped. James 315 and his Agents seemed so confident about their authority over highsec. Surely there was a way to take them down?

Try as they might, the rebels could find no effective means of resistance. When they petitioned the bumpers, GMs rejected their pleas and gave them advice for countering bumping. None of it worked. Talented bumpers were able to hit moving targets. Counter-bumping was impossible. Some carebears reshipped and yellow-boxed the bumpers, but nothing happened. Wardecs were pointless because CCP had nerfed them so much--a cruel irony. Some rebels even went so far as to try suicide ganking, but the Invincible Stabber always survived. In their frustration, the carebears showed their true colors: They made real-life death threats and spewed forth all manner of filth. Organized resistance became nearly impossible, as the rebels repulsed even each other.

The New Order was small, but concentrated. Agents got to know and trust each other. If the timing was right, there might be enough Agents around to form a small fleet. This raised an interesting question: If Agents traded their Stabbers for destroyers, could they gank miners? Since the August 2012 buff to barges and exhumers, miner ganking had all but ceased to exist. A year earlier, the mighty GoonSwarm Federation had conducted a successful and widely-publicized miner ganking campaign in Gallente highsec. Now, thanks to all the nerfs, they concluded that another ice interdiction was impossible. It was too easy for miners to tank their ships.

But the New Order wasn't focused only on conducting campaigns of total annihilation. From the start, Agents were content to do what little Code enforcement they could. They followed the example of James 315 himself. If they were only able to bump a few miners, fine. Everyone in local mocked them, telling them they couldn't make any difference. Critics said if the New Order couldn't bump every miner at once, if they couldn't control every system at once, then it was all pointless. Most people would have agreed. The "all or nothing" philosophy was no doubt part of the reason why no one had ever tried to take over highsec before. But the New Order was strangely immune to this brand of defeatism. Agents repeated what they heard the Saviour say time and again, "It doesn't matter. I will enforce the Code when and where I please. If even a single miner is bumped out of range, it is a total victory. And some day, all highsec will obey the Code."

And so the Agents of the New Order became interested in the possibility of ganking miners, even if it was just a few poorly-tanked ones. Prior to the nerfs, solo ganking was a viable career. If done correctly, it might even be profitable. Those days were long gone. The concentration of bumpers in a single system opened the door to multi-ganker operations. This, too, had disappeared from highsec, since it wasn't profitable. However, the New Order was not motivated by profits; it was motivated by the Code. If a Code-violating miner was blown up, even at a loss, it was a total victory.

In December 2012, the Knights of the Order were officially created. MinerBumping provided instructions on creating and training ganker alts. The idea was to have Agents fly small groups of tech I Catalysts to kill a single target. Their security status would soon plummet to -10, but if properly coordinated, they could still do their job. Since their firepower was limited, and since mining ship EHP had been buffed so much, they would need to work together. The practice of bumping miners in a single system and forming a community had made this possible.

Possible, but barely. The Knights of the Order was a fragile organization. They could only gank a target if enough pilots were available for a fleet. A fleet would also require someone willing to command and, since -10 security pilots needed a warp-in, someone willing to scout. For most of the day, no fleets could be formed. The New Order had few resources at its disposal. A typical active fleet would have a scout and perhaps three or four tech I destroyers, just enough to take down a badly-fit miner.

Logistics were also an issue. Since the New Order was comprised primarily of alts of random volunteers from across EVE, there was no real organization in place. Catalysts and their fittings had to be bought directly from the market. Some Agents had access to industrial ships and could partially seed a system's market. But the miners in the system could sabotage operations by buying up those supplies themselves. To bypass this, the New Order created its first official corporation; Agents could acquire ganking supplies from private, corp-only contracts.

Most of the time, Knights were able to get their hands on enough Catalysts and guns. Nevertheless, even when they formed a fleet, they were vulnerable. The New Order could only get enough pilots in a fleet if they hung around their home system. The ganks, which took place in the same few systems over and over, attracted a lot of attention. Miners were shocked to see the return of miner ganking. Our Agents knew better than anyone how ganking had disappeared from highsec. Spending months bumping miners out of the ice fields, there wasn't a gank to be seen. Now the ships were exploding again.

Anti-Order rebels could have ended the movement right then and there. With so few Agents, only one fleet of gankers could operate at a time. The locations were predictable; our Agents repeatedly ganked miners in the static ice fields. Even the targets were obvious, since we had very few scouts to provide warp-ins, and most of them couldn't cloak. Catalysts were (and are) almost absurdly weak to ECM attacks. A single throwaway ECM frigate could camp out in an ice field and jam our entire fleet from 50km without breaking a sweat. There were plenty of rebels who wanted to see the New Order fall. Thousands of miners had been enraged by the bumping campaigns, and now they were being ganked. From the masses of highsec carebears, surely they could scrape together a few competent anti-gankers and put a stop to this enterprise before it started.

But they didn't.

Highsec industrialists turned out to be breathtakingly bad at EVE. Their combined centuries of AFK mining did them no good when it came to actually playing the game. They gnashed their teeth, petitioned CCP to end combat in highsec, and continually warned that someone else would stop us. A small handful of pilots did try to disrupt the ganks, but they were slow to develop proper tactics. This gave the New Order time to grow, and to adapt.

The New Order's collection of ganker alts grew in number and capability. After a few weeks, some could even equip tech II weapons. Miners fled in panic from one ice field system to the next. In one case, an ice-mining system with over 100 regular miners emptied out in just a few days of our arrival. When the rebels finally devised ways to stop the attacks, New Order gankers developed countermeasures and kept right on going.

The rebirth of miner ganking spread terror across highsec. The miners soon learned that things were different this time. They heard about the New Order and its Code. They became regular readers of MinerBumping. Even those who hated the New Order found a guilty pleasure in reading about their fellow carebears crying over being ganked or bumped. Over the months that followed, thousands of miners purchased mining permits and pledged to follow the Code. Other miners, resisting the Code out of "priciple", yelled at them upon reading their pro-Order bios.

The ranks of the New Order grew dramatically. Many of the new Agents were former carebears--including gank victims who found the experience exhilarating. With more Agents and firepower available, the New Order no longer fielded one single fleet. Agents operated in multiple fleets, and "branch offices" of the New Order sprang up all across highsec.

But while the New Order grew, the resistance did not. Due to turnover, the number of active rebels remained pretty much the same over time. The days of stalking a single New Order fleet and protecting its next victim were over. With the New Order spread out and operating in a multitude of cells, there was simply no way to stop the ganks. Protecting an ice field or asteroid belt was pointless, since the New Order fleets would rack up kills elsewhere. Seeing the futility of their mission, rebels gave up. Some rebels, having spent time protecting ungrateful, AFK miners, became disgusted by them and realized the New Order was right all along. Many of the original rebels switched sides--and found themselves welcomed by the New Order with open arms.

Meanwhile, the MinerBumping blog grew in popularity. The most widely-read EVE-related materials are, of course, news sites and the official EVE website. Even before the retirement of blogs like Poetic Discourse and Jester's Trek, MinerBumping became the most widely-read EVE blog--aside from Gevlon Goblin's, with its audience built from his years of posts about World of Warcraft. MinerBumping's popularity inspired more EVE players to enforce the Code in every way imaginable. Countless wardecs and awoxes were performed in the name of the Code. On some occasions, even a single New Order Agent could bring down a corp or alliance full of carebears. In the early days, the targets of these operations had to be filled in on the details of what the New Order was and where the Code could be read. Today, upon reading the words "New Order" or "Code", the carebears nod (or bristle) in recognition. Highsec miners who have never heard of Chribba react with passion when they hear the name "James 315".

In nullsec, far beyond the borders of New Order territory, the transformation from alliance-based to coalition-based politics was completed. The nullsec economy also changed, from moongoo-based to renter-based. Before, alliances could look at a sovereignty map and judge the relative power and importance of the various powers. Now they have outgrown in-game sovereignty. Coalitions own space, but can't own in-game sovereignty. Renters own in-game sovereignty, but they don't own space. Members of nullsec alliances have become untethered, lacking the comfort of objective, easily-measured, easily-viewed metrics. Since they can't point to the map, they argue with each other about "relevance". Does an alliance matter? Should it be recognized as important, or "have a seat at the table"? The ultimate put-down is to tell a rival alliance that it's not relevant.

The New Order, now recognized as a genuine power in EVE, will be told by others that it is not relevant. The New Order can't be defeated in-game, so its importance must be dismissed in the meta-game. However, one might fairly say that if someone blows up your ship, he is relevant to you. The New Order is in highsec, but it blows up a lot of ships. Fair warning to all readers who have made it this far: What you are about to see is heresy. In the polite circles of EVE society, you are not supposed to repeat or even be aware of these facts. In the style of the aforementioned Goblin, I have prepared a chart listing the damage inflicted this month by CODE. (which conducts a large fraction of the New Order's activities), and many well-known nullsec alliances. For comparison's sake (and for amusement), I also included a single pilot, Agent loyalanon, in the chart. The data is from, and the usual caveats about killboard statistics apply:

Here's a permanent Imgur Link in case you wish to share this chart with others in the future. But again, fair warning--this is a dangerous chart. Some may experience extreme consternation when viewing it, possibly an upset stomach and/or eye-watering, and they are likely to blame the person who shared the chart with them.

Carebears look upon the events of the last two years and shake their heads, wondering how some guy with a Stabber in an ice field turned the world upside down.

Now for year three.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Two Years of the Code, Part 1

Happy Code Day, everyone! It was two years ago today, on June 24, 2012, that the New Halaima Code of Conduct was declared on EVE-O. (The link to this and other historic posts may be found on the Links page.) That's how it all began, with a simple forum post by a corp-less character named James 315.

...You might have heard of him.

As we celebrate the second anniversary of the founding of the Code and the New Order, nothing could be more appropriate than a bit of quiet reflection on where we started and how far we've come. It truly is a remarkable tale.

It began, of course, with that forum post. The summer of 2012 was a dark time for EVE. CCP's focus had long since shifted away from providing EVE players with genuine, content-filled expansions. Instead, the winter and summer "expansions" consisted primarily of nerfs to highsec aggression. The nerfs were aimed at pleasing the teeming carebear masses of highsec, whose subscription fees would supposedly float CCP on a wave of cash as they developed CCP's future: Dust 514 and World of Darkness.

At the time of the drafting of the Code, there were still more nerf "expansions" to come. Despite having already rolled out the summer 2012 expansion (a nerf to wardecs), August saw an "emergency" expansion to massively buff the EHP of mining ships and end Hulkageddon Infinity. For the next expansion, scheduled for December 2012, CCP planned to nerf can-flipping and aggression baiting. Not exactly the stuff of which video game legends are made.

And yet, almost entirely hidden beneath the thick darkness, there was a point of light. In spite of everything, in defiance of the vast, surrounding blackness, it still shone. It represented hope, the possibility that the spirit of EVE was alive, somewhere.

Obviously I'm referring to myself.

On June 24, 2012, I presented the EVE community with a different vision, a different highsec than the one they saw every day. Everyone believed that highsec was impossible to change. It would forever be dominated by bots and bot-aspirants, AFK carebears who would only input a few minimal clicks to receive their risk-free internet space money. These misguided players would continue to lobby CCP into skewing the risk/reward balance and fattening the highsec carebear population. In doing so, they would leverage their numbers to gain even greater lobbying power until EVE was transformed into the effortless theme park they desired--and which some believed would make CCP rich.

My forum post presented a radical alternative. I would do something about the carebears. A single player in a single ice field in a single system of highsec would perform an act known as "miner bumping". Carebears would be bumped out of the ice field, one at a time. They could escape this fate by following a set of rules called the Code. The requirements of the Code were extremely limited: A fee of 10 million isk per year, and the miners had to behave like players instead of bots. It was such a small thing--but far more than they had ever been asked before.

The EVE community reacted. Although the EVE-O moderators repeatedly moved the thread from one subforum to another (twice in violation of those subforums' rules), players found and read the Code. They were skeptical, but strangely fascinated. In a parallel thread in the Market Discussions subforum, I advertised the sale of New Order shares. Only 100 were available for purchase, to raise a total of 100 million isk. They sold out almost immediately. More were made available. These sold out even more quickly. Not a single miner had been bumped yet, but people knew something was happening in highsec.

Then the time came. A Stabber Fleet Issue named "Invincible Stabber" warped into the Halaima ice field. In a future post, as part of our continuing celebration of the anniversary of the Code, I will release never-before-seen logs related to the first days of the New Order. These logs offer insight into the pre-Agent, era of the New Order.

Before the MinerBumping blog came into existence, highsec could only experience the Code by reading a few shareholder reports I posted in Market Discussions, or by making the pilgrimage to Halaima. A small following gathered, mostly inspired by curiosity. I announced that there would one day be a great empire in highsec, and that the Code would be followed by all. The miners found this claim incredible, the delusions of a lunatic. I was but one man. What possible difference could I make?

The rest, as they say, is history. A few people decided to join in the fun of bumping miners. They became the first Agents. At first, miners believed these Agents must actually be my alts, because no one else could be crazy enough to support the Code. Meanwhile, there was so much interest in New Order shares that the limits on their sale were lifted. The shareholders, too, were dismissed as my alts.

In August, at the same time mining barges were being buffed, MinerBumping went online. It was an instant success. Now people could experience the joys of the Code at their own convenience. The blog quickly became one of the most widely-read blogs in EVE. Players saw stories about Agents, and they wanted to join in. They also sent in more isk for shares, though no one yet knew how the isk would be used. It was simply deposited in James 315's wallet with the belief that it would somehow do some good.

In the first few months of MinerBumping, there was a vacuum of sorts. The August 2012 barge buff led to the immediate cancellation of GoonSwarm's "Hulkageddon Infinity", which reimbursed all players who ganked miners. Miner ganking all across highsec came to a halt. When the CSM winter summit convened, CCP reported that miner ganking was at an all-time low--though the population of highsec miners was at an all-time high.

In a series of articles for, I criticized the direction CCP was taking EVE. As each new "expansion" was revealed to be yet another nerf to highsec PvP, more and more players agreed with me. The articles, along with posts on MinerBumping showing what the carebears were really like, changed the community's outlook. In their eyes, the carebear lifestyle was not a legitimate way to play. The carebears were largely AFK, sucking isk from ice fields with infinite ice. Aside from a few mouse-clicks per hour, they were identical to bots. They contributed no content to the game, but because of their numbers, they were able to persuade CCP to remove content from the game through nerfs.

And the carebear view of the game was more warped than anyone had realized: Many carebears genuinely believed it was against the rules to kill them in highsec. As MinerBumping posts proved, they were petitioning CCP because their spaceships were being shot at or bumped. They really did want to remove all risk from highsec, and in many cases, the carebears assumed non-consensual PvP was already against the rules.

As 2012 came to a close, two dramatic things occurred. On EVE-O, bumped miners had been whining endlessly about the New Order in thread after thread. The moderators were concerned. GMs knew that miner bumping was causing a lot of petitions to be filed. It had started with numerous petitions against a fellow named "James 315", but then other players were being identified as bumpers. From the perspective of the GMs, these petitions must have been mystifying. Getting blown up by a ganker was one thing, but why would the miners be so upset by bumps? Would the carebears force CCP to end the bumping? The situation was getting critical.

Removing or penalizing bumping was technically problematic. Innocent bumps occurred constantly in the trade hubs, so it couldn't be flagged. Besides, the physics of ship movement and bumping were probably coded by someone who had long since left CCP. Previously, CCP had to go to great lengths to deal with the legacy code of even minor aspects of the game, such as the billboards near stargates. There was also the sticky problem of the growing anti-carebear movement. If CCP nerfed something as harmless as bumping, CCP would make themselves look ridiculous all while validating James 315's criticisms. However, the carebears kept moaning. CCP was between a rock and a hard place.

At first, EVE-O moderators attempted to squelch all discussion of the New Order by locking all threads about miner bumping. They might have initially suspected these threads were publicity stunts made by New Order alts. But they weren't, and the angry carebears kept posting them. Finally, CCP took the unprecedented step of creating a special thread for community feedback on the bumping issue. If the carebears united, CCP could say that they were merely reacting to the consensus of public opinion by doing something about bumping. Years later, a similar strategy would be used during the Erotica 1 scandal. But this time, there was a major miscalculation: The feedback thread was put into the Crime & Punishment subforum. True, this kept it out of the sight of the widely-trafficked General Discussions subforum. But it also meant the feedback would come largely from "criminals" with no love for the carebears. Overwhelmingly, EVE-O posters condemned the anti-bumper crusade.

When all was said and done, the bumping mechanic survived without a nerf or a new rule. It was a small victory for the anti-nerf crowd, but it was the first. The carebears had been told "no". In attempting to ban bumping, they had overreached, becoming a parody of themselves. It was a major turning point.

Don't forget, I said two dramatic things happened before 2012 was out. The other one? The New Order began training Catalyst pilots.

To be continued...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Absolved Victory, Part 2

Previously, on MinerBumping... Damned Defeat, an inauspiciously-named highsec mining corporation, was subjected to an audit by the New Order Spai Agency. Our Agents joined the corp and were shocked by the miners' indifference to the Code, so they started killing everybody.

While CEO JTClone Ares was busy re-watching Godzilla at a movie theater, his corp members' mining op was awoxed. Our heroes stomped on the carebears and poured out destruction upon them--much like Godzilla, in fact.

Agents Jerry Rin and McRibwich vonBlueRibbon GuitarSolo were baffled by the miners' willingness to schedule a mining op just hours after the day's previous awox session. An Orca and other miners were counted among the dead. Then the miners huddled in a station and awaited their CEO's return from the movie theater. When JTClone Ares came back to EVE and heard the news, he sent out a blistering EVEmail to everyone in Damned Defeat.

Because his corp had been awoxed, the CEO felt it was time to show his cards. JTClone Ares' long-term plans for Damned Defeat were quite extensive. Here's a summary of how he envisioned the corp's future:

1. Build corp-building supplies.
2. Wardec "noob corps and alliances".
3. Move to lowsec for dreadnought and carrier warfare.
4. Move to NPC nullsec to build titans and supercarriers.
5. Roams and massive nullsec wars.
6. "Kick some serious assholes who do nothing but pick on noobs".

Interestingly, step #6 demonstrates JTClone's distaste for those who pick on noobs. Yet step #2 reveals that he planned to pick on noobs.

In just a few days, Damned Defeat had signed up quite a few new players who'd been sold on the carebear lifestyle. JTClone Ares had much bigger plans for them. But then came the New Order Spai Agency's audit and all the attacks. Did this jeopardize JTClone Ares' plans?

Kinda, yeah. JTClone Ares didn't know how to deal with awoxers. He felt he had no choice but to negotiate with them. Luckily, a compromise was reached. Agent McRibwich was granted all 1,000 shares of Damned Defeat stock. He immediately called for a shareholder vote to determine the new CEO of the corp. All 1,000 votes were cast for Agent Jerry Rin.

As is usually the case when a new CEO takes over, the corp underwent some restructuring. Jerry decided to streamline the corp by eliminating redundancies. To begin with, all of the bot-aspirants had to go. This resulted in the immediate termination of nearly everyone in the corp. JTClone Ares and CaptAristotle were permitted to stay onboard in subordinate positions.

It turned out that Damned Defeat's new CEO was a man of deep convictions. Jerry was unashamed to declare his support for the New Order and adopt the Code as the supreme authority of Damned Defeat. Jerry was ready to take the corp in an exciting new direction. Of course, now the old CEO had to be told. An Agent of the New Order was dispatched to speak with JTClone on TeamSpeak.

SoundCloud: Former CEO of Damned Defeat hears the news
(Note: This recording is unedited and contains long stretches of silence. You'll need to fast-forward to the content.)

During the conference, JTClone Ares was informed of the changes to his former corp and given some frank criticism of his leadership skills. He was also asked how he felt about his new role in the corp. Sadly, it would seem that JTClone was too stuck in the old ways of highsec to embrace the future.

JTClone decided not to stay with Damned Defeat. He issued an EVEmail to the corp announcing his intention to quit EVE forever.

JTClone tendered his resignation and went off to parts unknown. He started off with great dreams of wardeccing noobs and attacking those who wardec noobs. Now he was a broken man.

To be sure, the New Order won an extraordinary victory that day. They weren't the only winners, though. Everyone who was kicked out of Damned Defeat got the opportunity to find a better corp--one where the players play EVE instead of AFK mining. That's as big a victory as any.

Over Three Hundred Sixty-Eight Billion in Shares Sold

Everyone's buying shares in the New Order these days--even miners. Why? Because they know it leads to good things in highsec. One of those good things is known as the Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™.

BLOB-A-THON purchased an additional 1,000 shares. They own 6,000 shares now! Their latest purchase sent us over the 368 billion mark. Now that's using your head!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Kills of the Week: Burn Aufay Again

The New Order is powerful. Everyone knows that much. But just how powerful are we? Powerful enough to go anywhere in highsec, obliterate every bot-aspirant in our path, publicize it to all EVE...

...And then do it all over again. Our brave Knights returned to the Aufay system to let them know we haven't forgotten them, and to prove that we can return at any time. We did it openly. Any rebel "white knight" who was willing to endure the toxic atmosphere of the resistance had the chance to try and stop us. They knew the time, the place, and the targets. But they were completely incapable of doing anything--other than crying in local and screaming at each other in their private comms. The New Order simply has too many pilots and too many ships with too much DPS to be stopped. If the rebels wanted to stop the ganks, they should have shown up a year and a half ago, when we were small. They didn't. Now it's too late.

During the week of June 15th @ 00:00 EVEtime through June 21st @ 23:59 EVEtime, more than 50 freighters and jump freighters were put to death by New Order forces. Since we have powerful friends in nullsec, contingents from the CFC, HERO, and other coalitions put aside their differences to unite against our common enemy, the carebear.

Marco TheWarrior auto-piloted his way out of a 10 billion isk freighter. Apparently he wanted to lose all of his possessions in a single gank, so he anti-tanked his freighter and packed it all in. Easy come, easy go.

Incredibly, another 10 billion isk freighter made the same fitting choice later that week. Thoreemb didn't learn his lesson from the other unlicensed freighters who died; he had to learn it personally. He could have spent the money on 1,000 mining permits instead--at least then he would've had something to show for it.

For the sake of diversity, various other high-value bot-aspirants were punished for their decadence. VBeacher's 4.2 billion isk Vindicator had lots of weapon upgrades. All that firepower went to waste, because he couldn't fire a shot while AFK. He could die while AFK, though.

To be fair, freighter pilots aren't the only ones who have trouble learning their lesson without expensive losses. doh low is the former owner of a 2 billion isk Orca. This gank was highly efficient, since it destroyed the illegal mining vessels contained within. This saved our Agents the trouble of locating and stopping the carebear's planned mining op.

This wasn't a good week for unlicensed jump freighters. BonSkla lost 11 billion isk because she was too proud to buy a 10 million isk mining permit. Much of the loss came from the 33 Sovereignty Blockade Units she was carrying. In-game sovereignty is a fine thing for nullsec-dwellers. However, when you come to highsec, it's the de facto sovereignty you need to worry about. The New Order owns highsec. There's no use putting your head in the sand; we inflict far more isk damage each week than virtually every alliance in nullsec.

7 billion isk went down the drain the moment Evea Delanora decided to anti-tank her jump freighter and bring it into my territory without my permission. You think highsec is safe? If you lose your ship in a nullsec fight, your losses will be limited, thanks to insurance, alliance reimbursements, and jump clones (to avoid fighting with expensive implants). When was the last time you personally took a 7 billion isk hit? Evea did this week, because she thought "no one can control highsec". Her belief in that myth cost her more than any other mistake she'll ever make in her EVE career.

Sir Porkins was in a big hurry to get his Anshar through Aufay. That's why he indulged in a trio of Inertia Stabilizers instead of tanking up. Our Agents said, "Not so fast, my friend. Let's see your permit." He didn't have one. Seconds later, he didn't have a 7.3 billion isk jump freighter, either.

As I mentioned earlier, a massive thread of tears was posted on EVE-O by carebears who didn't like losing their freighters. Just weeks ago, CCP buffed the freighters. Now even CCP must be frustrated by the carebears' limitless appetite for nerfs. CCP Falcon chimed in:

To build a new highsec--a perfect highsec--the New Order must burn down the old one. Some EVE players are fit for the new world. Some are not.

187 m/s is the speed at which a fully-skilled pod (without navigation implants) auto-pilots through highsec--after its outer shell, an auto-piloting jump freighter, is removed, of course. Some EVE players are content to go through life plodding along at 187 m/s. We in the New Order believe there's a better way.

Are you ready for the future? Do you believe in the possibility of a better highsec? Maybe you have what it takes to become a ganker for the New Order. Contact Agent John E Normus about joining New Order Logistics, a CODEdot corporation.