Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ganks of Future Past, Part 1

If you're going to mine without a permit, you might as well do it in Hek. That way you get ganked sooner--and then you're that much closer to buying a permit.


Illegal miner Riokken Bedala was scrounging around in the asteroid belts of Hek, gathering ore that didn't belong to her. Her 40 million isk speed-fit Retriever was no match for the Catalysts flown by local Code enforcers.


Now that Riokken was the recipient of emergent content, her eyes were opened to the true EVE experience. Instead of stumbling around, wondering what to do next, she could learn about the game from a highsec authority figure.


Riokken's content provider that day was Liek DarZ. This is one of the things that's really great about the New Order: Liek is an extraordinarily powerful Agent, yet he's so down-to-earth and approachable. He acts like a normal person; despite being a highsec celebrity, he doesn't let the fame go to his head. All our other Agents are the same way.


The rapport-building phase began. Riokken was too suspicious of the Order to buy a permit. Liek made a good point about judging the New Order by its actions. He won the argument instantly.


Trust is essential in any relationship. Riokken didn't trust Liek not to gank her again. Liek, on the other hand, was willing to take the first step: He would trust Riokken enough to accept her 10 million isk.


So far, things weren't looking good for Riokken. She was preoccupied with her own personal safety, rather than focused on achieving the mission: improving highsec.


The conversation deteriorated. Riokken's odds of achieving compliance declined.


However, Riokken was willing to make a deal. To make up for the loss of her 40 million (30 million?) isk Retriever, she wanted to pay 5 million for a permit instead of 10 million. It was bizarre. She thought an Agent of the New Order would compromise the Code for the sake of a paltry 5 million isk per year.


Now we get to the heart of the matter: Riokken was one of those "I would have paid if you asked" people. You can't trust anyone who uses a variation of the "I would have X, but..." line. How can you test such a claim? Time travel?


For someone who simply repeated "5 million" over and over, Riokken was very critical of Liek's negotiating skills.


The miner got nowhere with her strategy of repeatedly offering 5 million isk, so she pulled the ripcord on the convo. She vowed never to buy a permit.


The next day, Riokken was back in the Hek asteroid belts. She encountered Alexis Smythe, a fellow miner. Alexis was so innocent-looking. Appearances can be deceiving. For Alexis Smythe was actually the scout alt of Tisiphone Dira, an Agent of the New Order.

To be continued...

28 comments:

  1. This is how I feel after every "Part 1" entry on this blog.

    http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/popcorn_stephen_colbert.gif

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    1. And I feel like
      http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/glacial_pace_meryl_streep.gif

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    2. Really? Maybe you should be doing this instead then. You should look here to see why. The code always whines. The code is a losing proposition to support. The code is a ISK pit. The code is filled with a bunch of cowards. I think that says it all.

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

      We are many. We are strong. The code is falling. The code is failing. A code free highsec is not too much farther away. Saving highsec from the savior of highsec, one carebear at a time.

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    3. like any charity wanting to do good the new order is purely altruistic. The shareholders are the people who believe in change and don't concern themselves with quarterly sales figures. For this reason thecode will never lose and high sec will become a better place for it.

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  2. I like where this is going! (Hopefully a permit sale)

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    1. And that would be so exciting because... er... well... you see... Okay, it wouldn't. Permits are dull. 10 mill is chump change. The raging is the real pay off. If every carebear in high sec bought a permit, it wouldn't make a difference. Then it would be, "Let's gank everyone WITH a permit..." Much more entertaining would be if James decided to become a high sec Mittani, forcing high sec corps into alliances under his coalition, renting systems. Creating a "through the looking glass" of null sec.

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    2. No Anon, it's not about the tears or the permit ISK (which only exists due to a lame CCP directive). And null sov frameworks don't apply here. Its all about changing the playstyle, and not in a preset way. CODE don't care how you change as long as you suck less and don't quit from boredom.

      This is why the CODE literally always wins - join them, adapt, or quit, but be a tough immortal space pilot and dont cry when the sandbox gets sand in your underwear. Whatever you do, it's the CODE desired outcome, and even if people dislike their methods it's in alignment with CCP's vision even if CCP sometimes forget that themselves.

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  3. The code always wins!!

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  4. This
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNUu75fH8Uc
    was much more entertaining. James is a great wordsmith. Among the many agents there has to be a great narrator. Would you skip the lame, carebear X-gets-blown-up, rages-in-local, third-rate, not-written-by-James shit and PLEASE give us "James 315: The Movie"?

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  5. GoatFreetRajistics

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    1. Boring. Roll a ganker - there's a guide on the site - and kill them yourself. Awox them. Anything. Just stfu, you boring tit.

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    2. 9:20 faggot alert.

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    3. It has come to a unanimous decision that anon 9:20 is indeed a bundle of sticks

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  6. Argh! Just when it's getting exciting! Why must you keep us in suspense like this! :)

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  7. Hey veers, if bumping is effectively a warp scram then haggling permit prices is effectively criminal behavior and this miner should get concorded. because i say so makes it true.

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  8. Liek, you are true knight of the New Order! Not wavering but holding steadfast to the Code! Exemplar!

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  9. Wonderful! Cannot wait for part two!

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    1. Yo, DJ. Veers really misses you man. You wanna give him a bit of attention, so he stops verbally humping everyone else's legs? The tears just do not wash out of fabric as easily as they should. Or at least, I hope they're tears...but given how he feels about you, it's a little hard to be sure.

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    2. I'd rather he updated the pod killing contest leaderboard on the Eve Forums. Oh wait...permabanned people can't do that....never mind.....

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    3. "Will he have more time?
      Has our flirtation borne fruit?"
      These tears are of joy

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    4. Oh, and an extra one I couldn't post at the time, in response to your believe that you and your actions are responsible for the recent bans.

      "CCP senpai
      has finally noticed me!"
      Veers: crazy, and proud

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  10. Just listening to the Sohkar bonus room for like the 20th time, it never gets old. E1 & friends should have gotten a community spotlight and been showered with gifts not bans, this is hilarious.

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    1. Spotlight came but they were covered with shit and hit with the ban-hammer.
      xD

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  11. I'm wondering if Tisiphone Dira will "ask politely" and Riokken will "gladly pay 10". Or, Riokken will be busted on that lie.

    If it goes down like that, I'd bet 315M ISK Riokken is busted as a liar.

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  12. I DEMONSTRATED later I pay when asked nicely. What I do not tolerate is a sociopath that kills and then believes he deserves politeness.

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