Thursday, June 19, 2014

Yes, All Freighters Need Mining Permits

A bit of controversy was stirred up earlier this week when Agent loyalanon posted a friendly public service announcement that all freighter pilots need to purchase mining permits to ensure their safe passage through my territory.


Some questioned whether this was in the Code, or whether it was an expansion of the Code, or whether the "mining permit" should be called something else. A few heretics rejected the idea of a mining permit entirely, while others dismissed the idea of a non-mining ship needing a permit to mine.

It's times like these that remind us that highsec isn't perfect yet. Considering how many freighters and jump freighters have been slaughtered by loyalanon's gank fleets in recent months, you'd think people would've taken our Agent's PSA more seriously. But the freighters--some of which contain all of the pilot's possessions in EVE--keep dying. Out of mercy, I have decided to address this topic personally. The scope of the carnage is too great to ignore.

As we all know from reading and re-reading the Code (and perhaps from hearing others read it during Bonus Rounds), all highsec miners need permits. True, freighters don't mine. So why do freighters need a mining permit if they want to travel through highsec without being ganked? Because the Code contains other provisions, including some provisions that the carebears aren't so keen on citing and picking apart. For example:

"Bot-aspirant behavior is not permitted."

Obviously, flying an expensive ship in highsec while on autopilot is bot-aspirant behavior. Even if you're at your keyboard, flying an expensive ship without a proper escort is bot-aspirancy; it assumes that highsec is a place where you're free from danger. For this reason, solo freighters are inherently problematic. Such a ship should at least have a scout, logistic support, and perhaps some webbing ships to get it to warp more quickly.

The typical freighter pilot travels alone. There are only two reasons why a freighter would ever do this in highsec:

(1) The assumption highsec is 100% safe.
(2) Confidence the New Order will grant safe passage.

Viewing this logically, the Gallant option would only apply to someone who has previously earned the New Order's good graces through the purchase of a mining permit and strict adherence to the Code. Not everyone who buys a mining permit actually mines. Some people buy permits just to show their support for the New Order. Sending an Agent your money and pledging your loyalty to me in your bio--these are good ways to say, "Thank you for what you've done for highsec." If someone sent me an EVEmail that said, "I fly a billion isk ship through your territory on a daily basis, so here's a billion isk for shares," that would make a lot of sense to me.

That's not all, though. Freighter pilots owe a special debt to the New Order.

Way back in October 2012, writing for TheMittani.com, I warned of the dangers of carebears who demand nerfs to freighter ganking. Carebears with visions of 100% safe theme parks have a knee-jerk reaction to any kind of ganking. They see something blow up and they immediately come up with ways that it should be made more difficult. They take for granted that highsec PvP is a problem to be solved.

And so the carebears begged and begged and begged CCP to nerf freighter ganking, even though miner ganking had been massively nerfed just a few months earlier. Each time, the carebears say they only want "one more nerf", but it's always followed by another demand. CCP, no doubt embarrassed by my article on potential nerfs to freighter ganking (which they were probably already thinking about), held off for a time. In the latest expansion, CCP finally implemented their nerf to freighter ganking. They boosted the EHP of the freighters (while lowering their still-gigantic cargo capacity), and they gave the ships lowslots with the potential of massively boosting their EHP still further.

Then the carebears committed two extraordinary crimes. First, they began using the lowslots to anti-tank their freighters, making them even more vulnerable to ganks than before. Second, the same week CCP rolled out the nerf, they immediately began begging CCP for more nerfs to freighter ganking!


We saw some of their tears and nerf-begging in a prior Kills of the Week entry, since the Kronos expansion was released during the first Burn Aufay event. This lengthy thread provides additional examples. Thus, CCP gave the carebears what they wanted, and rather than thanking CCP and tanking up their freighters, they used Kronos as an excuse to indulge in a bacchanalia of bot-aspirancy.

Freighter pilots, I have been patient with you. For many months after the New Order began ganking, we didn't touch the freighters. We held back because we wanted to give you as many opportunities as possible to turn from your ways and avoid losing your expensive ships. We wanted you to have every chance to read the Code and follow it, to save yourselves the anguish. Also, we didn't have enough firepower to kill you yet.

Instead of turning toward the Code, freighter pilots betrayed everyone in highsec through their actions. Truth be told, I've grown weary of the entitled attitudes of the freighter pilots. They go from point A to point B and act like it's no big deal. This is my highsec now. When they arrive safely at their destination, they should be over the moon that they didn't get ganked. I know many will say, "But not all freighter pilots wanted CCP to nerf ganking", or "not all freighter pilots autopilot AFK", or "not all freighters are being anti-tanked".

Perhaps. However, as a group, freighter pilots have enjoyed the fruits of institutional carebearism. This makes them guilty of collective bot-aspirancy. I have considered banning freighters from highsec. I still might. However, today, to balance the scales, all I require is that freighter pilots pay reparations. Freighter pilots say that they aren't all bot-aspirants. If so, we still need some means of identifying the good ones. They need to make a gesture. They need to buy mining permits.

Just so there is no confusion, every freighter and jump freighter found in highsec without a mining permit is subject to immediate termination. Yes, even if the freighter is empty. Yes, even if it's not anti-tanked. Yes, even if the pilot is at his keyboard. Get a permit. Violators will be punished at the discretion of our Agents.

As always, it is the responsibility of the permit owner to ensure that he or she presents the permit to our Agents and provides any information needed to establish the validity of the permit. They are available for purchase at a price of 10 million isk per year.

Two final points. First, owning a mining permit does not exempt you from obeying the rest of the Code. If you buy a permit and engage in bot-aspirancy, your permit will be revoked, which may occur simultaneously with the destruction of your ship. Second, Agents of the New Order are your friends, but they are also your superiors. Be polite, do what they tell you, and for goodness' sake, don't give them any guff.

56 comments:

  1. WOW .. Stop phoning your blog in James.
    Let me be the first to point out a few things, how can you really call it a "mining permit" ? You need to come up with a new name son.
    2nd. Your followers are some of the BIGGEST Bot-aspirant's in the game. Scout a miner, Undock, and GANK, and rage at me in local if I shoot them.
    You claim to be against bot-aspirancy. LOOK IN THE MIRROR fools.
    damn.

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    1. Gorila, you are the MOST fake person in Eve Online.

      Love,
      Jaxi Wreckful

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    2. Gorila is a strange one. He manages to simultaneously spout nonsense and insightful comments. His comment regarding the name of mining permits is surprisingly cogent.

      What should the new name be? Hisec permit?

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    3. I think you're confused as to what a bot-aspirant is.

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    4. Gorila. You sound upset. Are you? Upset?

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    5. Mistrum RidcullyJune 20, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      Apparently he didn't read past the first sentence of the post (I'm generously assuming that the first sentence was, in fact, read). The second sentence raises the question of whether "mining permit" is an appropriate name.

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  2. Hm Gorilla is right, the writing style is different, this another one calling himself James...

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    1. i bet you think there was more than one person who called himself jesus

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  3. They need money, lots of stocks sold but account is quite low. Since kronos ganking might be bad buisiness. A mining permit?
    This getting more and more rediculous and its already completly rediculous.

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    1. I didn't expect highsec carebears to grasp the idea of donating isk to a cause. That would mean parting with some isk and we all know how difficult that can be for the average carebear.

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    2. I donate ISK to certain groups that. Those groups do not require my donations. The new order seems to be requiring a 10M Isk donation...and that is something I will never do, nor will I pledge loyalty to a circus of CLOWNS or their BUFFOON leader...

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    3. OK, but what about the New Order, will you give 10M to them?

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    4. The treasury sometimes is super flush, sometimes it's a bit lower. It never runs empty, and it never will.

      Why, you may ask?

      Real EVE players love us. And by "Real" EVE players, I mean people who don't mind throwing a few billion to a good cause. The average dirt poor and selfish bot-aspirant cannot understand this, and never will be able to understand it. Bot-Aspirants only care about themselves and hording ISK in a sad attempt to feel like they are part of the community.

      Mark my words - as long as bot-aspirants are floating around in high-sec, the New Order will be there and will have plenty of cash to fund as many ships as we want. There's too many wonderful people out there who actually understand CCP's vision of EVE and support emergent game play - and those people will keep us flush with as many spaceships as we want until the day the servers shut down.

      That all being said - you really should get a permit.

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  4. Do never forget:

    http://gankerbumping.blogspot.de/

    Were independant!

    We dont need to run around like beggars!

    Were http://gankerbumping.blogspot.de/

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    1. "We dont need to run around like beggars!"

      So why are you begging here for attention?

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  5. You guys attacking the "mining permit" term should refresh your English skills
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiom_in_English_language

    Otherwise you'll be asking about a bucket when somebody mentions that some freighter just kicked it :)

    When I say "dude, you need a mining permit" I'm not saying this person is a miner -- it's just sign that this particular individual's development level (or gameplay style to that extent) is that of a miner.

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    1. You make me laugh. Gankers have no more skill than a miner. Did you forget that you die when your target does too. That's because you don't have the skill for pvp, so you go after those who can't fight you while you die in the process. Ganking is a job for those without the development of a pvp'er. You know- like miners. LMAO at you fools. Oh, I will never pay anything to your cause, and I will never lose a ship to you fools!

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  6. Wise words from James 315. Not a moment too soon.
    James must love us all to protect us so well.

    If the name of the mining permit changes may I suggest "Saviour's Tithe" or "Codegeld" from the word Danegeld.

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    1. We can call it a writ of passage for all I care, I will still buy one for each alt that flies internet ships in hisec.

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  7. I try to stay neutral in all this as much as possible, haven't seen a pro or anti code player in 3 weeks, but wow seriously James. You and your code have won eve, there is nothing else to do for you and the gankers, other then getting more and more hate from people, coming up with new rules, killing innocent players, because your code makes them look like criminals that are only out to destroy the perfect New Eden where James and his buddies want to have full control over high sec.

    And with every little twist of your own code you get more and more targets to gank.

    but hey, if you and your buddies got some sort of power fetish going on that's fine. But don't try to rub your high all mighty stuff in our faces if we don't want it

    If you and your buddies don't like how the majority of people play then why not just try another game

    All I read on this blog is hate, hate on the "carebears", but with this increasing aggression against anything and everything you can call everyone a carebear.

    To me you and your code buddies are the carebears, you could fill an ocean with all your daily tears how people should or shouldn't play the game, nobody gives a flying F what you stand for and why you do it

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    1. You sound upset.

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    2. I never met an innocent player. I've met competitors in a competitive game. Met a lot of those. Some more competitive than others. But they all either pay or get exploded and that's how it is in all of New Eden. Hisec ain't special.

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    3. And since you cool and very manly, you prever to shoot those who don't shoot back. Which by all means is allowed, but its not manly, its not cool and guy like you are just griefers. Griefers in Online games are the lowest kind of players one can find. So thats it nobody likes you which might be cool for you, but also nobody respects you either. Except your equals. Like drunkards respect each other, but are still on the lower end of the social pyramid.
      :)
      Oh and before i forget, you aint smart ether, its just a bunch of lies and discussion manouvers, but you lost already every Diskussion. Like Religios fanatics vs Evolution.

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    4. You seem to not realize a few things, Anon.

      1. Everyone can shoot back if they choose to.

      2. Many agents and supporters of the Code regularly shoot things that do shoot back.

      3. Supporting the Code is, for most, volunteer work done for the betterment of New Eden and not their primary occupation.

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    5. You choice of the phrase "innocent players" speaks volumes about your understanding of EVE.

      In reference to "Griefing" - please go back to World Of Warcraft. Eve Online has incorporated activities considered as "griefing" as part of the game play mechanism. Corporate spying, theft, scams, gate-camping, and PVP on non-PVP players are all part of their gaming experience. What you call "griefing" is actual game mechanics. In the words of CCP - "Working as intended."

      And finally, if you think the "majority" of EVE are AFK players floating around high-sec without a single clue how the game even works in the first place, I really wonder what game you are playing. Bot-aspirants are the minority. Most normal players bother to learn game mechanics and learn from their mistakes, but the bot-aspirant sometimes needs some extra coaching to figure it out.

      Rest assured, when that extra coaching and personal attention is needed to save someone from themselves - we will be there.

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    6. Mistrum RidcullyJune 21, 2014 at 3:41 AM

      From the official EVE website, a description of one of the many CCP-approved career paths available to an EVE player:

      Pirate

      I lie in wait for other ships, ambush them and loot them for valuables.

      I fly a heavily-armed combat vessel able to halt and attack other ships.

      My prey of choice is other capsuleers, as they often provide the greatest rewards.

      I setup ambushes at stargates or hunt in asteroid belts and other locations
      When unsuspecting ships fly into my trap or I find a target I strike.

      I can demand a ransom for letting ships go or destroy them and seize their cargo.

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  8. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ks0ZRtzZ3eo/UyC0n7gmcUI/AAAAAAAAXrQ/F92tTeqbkbA/s1600/meme.png

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    1. liberty was a big fan of that bit of 'art'. Like Riptard, liberty seems to be gone, but James 315 and the New Order are still here. Maybe you should just buy a permit.

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    2. Sure i shouldn't

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  9. Now this is really a boon!

    Instead of needing two seperate permits, one for Mining and one for Hauling (and having to pay for both), James 315 offers a single permit for both activities.
    That just shows how much the Saviour cares; Highsec has so much to be thankful for.

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  10. I love it when James Brings the hammer down.

    But he makes a valid point, The freighter pilots got the nerf to ganking they wanted by being able to tank their ships and what do they do??? the complete opposite. They literally have no one to blame but themselves. I hope CCP are taking note of this and will realise that these people will just keep crying and begging for more and more nerfs until ganking is banned entirely, which is really what they want.

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    1. shut up if you guys want isk then get off your ass & earn it so you can marry james

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  11. What a load of crap. Now freighters need mining permits even though they don't mine? What about someone who tanks their ship and you fail to gank them? Then what? You cry to your mommy because your fun was ruined by Concord?

    James 315, come here and suck my dick. It's the only thing that you are good at in this life.

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    1. Feel free to provide an example of a code agent failing and then crying.

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  12. You should rename the site 'minerhumping', because truth be told, without miners the code would be nothing. In fact you should rename CODE. to CHODE. while you are at it

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  13. James 315, this is *YOUR* highsec? Next you will be calling yourself Jesus. Last time that I checked, CCP owns the game. Pay to play, remember? If you don't like the way that I play it, then that's too bad for you.

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    1. just report the fucker his 'code' shouldnt be aloud to buy plex that would shut up MR god complex

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  14. Soon it`s going to be a "Permit" for all in highsec..total piffle if you ask me.a novel idea but ridiculous all the same.

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  15. James 315 revealed:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMBb_tPPA8E

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  16. Ahhh, I love seeing examples that tend to support a pet theory of mine - people who have a problem with the New Order tend to be, well, a bit on the anti-social side and tend to be unable to communicate with other people in any meaningful way. Oh, and they generally can't spell, either. I'd be willing to bet that if we could only get some good demographics on these users, we would find they lack higher education, suffer from anti-social disorders, and perhaps tend to fall on the low end of the "functional" chart.

    Look no further then comments like this:

    "Fuck You"

    "just report the fucker his 'code' shouldnt be aloud to buy plex that would shut up MR god complex" (This one is a personal favorite, I dare you to graph that sentence for extra laughs!)

    "James 315, come here and suck my dick. It's the only thing that you are good at in this life." (I have noticed that those who have issues with the New Order tend to be obsessed with references to their sexual organs, homosexual encounters, and bodily fluids. I have no idea what this says about them - anyone got a good theory?)

    "shut up if you guys want isk then get off your ass & earn it so you can marry james"(When all else fails, just make no sense at all!)

    "Oh and before i forget, you aint smart ether, its just a bunch of lies and discussion manouvers, but you lost already every Diskussion. Like Religios fanatics vs Evolution." (Either best troll ever or the most amazing example of irony ever written. You decide!)

    "Were independant!" (So "independant" they can't even spell "independent", yet alone figure out the whole were / we're thing. The trick is to say it out loud!)

    Anyway, pardon my rant there. Just a casual observation. Perhaps you guys that are trying to make profound anti-CODE posts should try reading what you type out loud before hitting submit, and a good old fashioned spell-checker never hurts either. It really will help you not look like complete idiots :P

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    1. Says the idiot who I'm fucking in the ass right now.

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    2. Anon @ 4:40 - I'll make sure to add that to my list of "Cute and clever things carebears say" list. To be honest, however, it does not even crack the top hundred in terms of humor, pun, win, or original content. I give it a 2/10 and ask that you try harder next time, please.

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    3. wow you type all this crap while you sit in your mums basement ! such a cleaver boy now tidy your room

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    4. your such a good lil bitch sticking up for your husband james 315

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    5. Thanks! I will add both of those wonderful examples to the list. Thank you for taking part in my internet spaceship based ethical and super scientific study to further explore the theory that you can identify the "bot-aspirant" the "white-knight", the "anti-ganker" and the "innocent miners" without even having to log into Eve Online.

      All you really have to do is look at the things they actually type, and then actually make the decision to click "publish" after typing. It's just amazing.

      The next phase of the study will attempt to establish if there may be a casual connection between the average quality of comment left on a YouTube video with over 1,000,000 hits. My personal theory is that the average person will be unable to determine if the comment is written by anonymous posters like the ones above or left as a comment on a Youtube video.

      It's nothing but a honor to be the team leader in the very new CODE Psychological Studies department. It's very exciting work :-)

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  17. Goyal Energy Solution (GES) is a leading name in the coal trading, coal mines, steel grade coal, assam coal,coal merchants and coal suppliers business in north east India.

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    1. Came expecting stock tips on north east Indian coal trading, mining, and coal supply information.

      9/10 left happy and feeling well informed.

      Also, get a permit for mining that coal.

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  18. at the end why you dont ask to every player to paid a permit to play the game and ask then to play as you want (will probably play with weak ships and never reply if you shoot them)

    hooo i know because your are just scammer who want easy gank when you are too tired to spam jita

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  19. Lel you guys just sold yourselves to Goonswarm & CFC? I think HERO's recruiting is about to skyrocket

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  21. Locke would be so proud. Do not fall asleep James 315.

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  22. Wait wait I thought Eve was about paranoia, not megalomania. Saving a location by extorting the people that have lived there, deriding them for speaking to you angrily, then recruiting others to do the same? I think you should run for office. Maybe do some ethnic cleansing though, don't wanna seem to easy on them' Homosexuals and poorly educated.

    Seriously though I hear taking your meds daily is like a thing. Try it.

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