Saturday, September 13, 2014

Over Four Hundred Eleven Billion in Shares Sold

Time for a pop quiz! Don't get nervous, now. I'll provide the answers--just like I always do.

Question: Do people care enough about the future of highsec to give their hard-earned isk to the New Order?

Answer: You better believe they do.

Ilithyia Borgia purchased 215 additional shares. This sent us over the 407 billion isk mark and earned Ilithyia a Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™.


290xanaots brought out the big guns with a purchase of 3,400 additional shares. Milestones achieved: The 408, 409, and 410 billion isk marks. 290xanaots earned a coveted Triple Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™.


Wearing a wry smile, Bing Bangboom purchased an additional 750 shares. We've now topped 411 billion isk! Bing earned yet another Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ and is now the seventh-largest shareholder in the Order.

Question: What is the New Order willing to do to save highsec?

Answer: Whatever it takes.

51 comments:

  1. Any comment on the CODE member ban hammerings James 315?

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    1. You did not read the last article?

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    2. Which was "Friday, September 12, 2014

      See You in 315 Station, Part 1 "

      I did, with delight - doesn't (unless I'm missing something) answer zee question re the chat re CODE members being ban hammered.

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    3. Read it again, closer.

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    4. Whats happened to DJ? Has he got a ban by ccp?

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  2. Buying shares in the New Order makes it possible for us to gank for free. Every donation is a sacred trust, placed in the benevolent hand of our Father, our Saviour.

    It is the total opposite of the actions of the greedy, grasping carebears, for whom benevolence is a dirty word.

    So proud to be one of the good guys. Special bow to 290xanaots. Give.

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    1. Amen!

      Every donation is a sacred tithe. It shows faith in our Savior and helps us wage the crusade to free HighSec.

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    2. True selflessness is
      blowing up your barge for free
      CODE. is compassion

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    1. Unmatched funding and reimbursement program of any alliance in Eve is more like it. You MUST be talking about the ant-gankers.. now those are "moarons"! :)

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    2. ant gankers are definitely moarons. They'll never gank every ant - far too many of them.

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    3. :D You could call them anti-gankers but they really don't stop anything. They just take scraps from Concord... ants.

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  4. Is this where Psychotic Monk ended up? - Liked his BU updates / tales, this is just a paw (Brother Roland I mean poor) copy with the addition of demonstrating that you're actually rather vile individuals.

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    1. Psychotic Monk is very busy outside of Eve, and he's a very good human being. Contrary to what the carebears and white knights think, the New Order and Belligerent Undesirable communities are full of oustanding people. Police officers, active duty military, nurses, IT professionals, teachers, professors, writers, doctors, college students, and so many other backgrounds. I am continually impressed by the high moral standards they exhibit every day. Blowing up spaceships, taking over corps, etc is great fun. But none have ever gone into real life to attack a person, like so many tried to do against some of us. None attack genders, sexual preferences, races, etc. None attack with vile language. But the carebears/white knights do all of these negative things while calling "bad guys" in a space game bad people.

      If you have to throw out attacks, step away from the keyboard. People who attack people over spaceships are not welcome in BU or NO and will be shown the door. Keep it in game and in-character on comms.

      I can say with certainty that no one that has spent any amount of time with me in Eve engages in any sort of real-life harassment. Real-life harassment is not acceptable to me or any of us. It's a shame that CCP used that poor word choice, because it is completely, utterly false.

      The only single exception I can recall, and he's not part of our community, is when Vince Draken replied all to one of those evemails a client sent some eve notables. Vince Draken told one of my clients who may have been in a very vulnerable state to go kill himself in real life. Had Vince been in NO or BU, he would have been swiftly booted. There is no excuse for that. I could understand a 30 day ban had he swiftly apologized like Mittens did while intoxicated, but I understand Vince Draken does this on a regular basis. There is no room in Eve for that.

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    2. Please kill yourself, in game.

      Outside of game, have a nice day :D

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    3. I have, repeatedly, and probably will again. You also have a nice day. o7

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    4. That's a delightfully long response to a question about a colleague of yours E1. I'll be honest, I didn't read it all (such drivel zones me out). Is this where Mr Monk ended up? Its a shame he hasn't posted to his BU blog since last xmas.


      If you respond E1, please make an effort to do so in a concise manner which even the lowliest carebear can understand (no more grandstanding - although it is most humourous).

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    5. ZOMG - is Erotica Psycho Monk? Just realised - holy cow

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    6. I enjoyed PMs BU blog - worried hes dead

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    7. I am not Monk. He is much better at IT stuff than me. His wife is quite the catch though, so many people wish they were indeed Monk. We do have some things in common, but can you imagine the workload of being me and him at the same time? Like zero sleep. He is among my top picks for alt of James though, assuming you don't also think I'm James. Because I'm not sure even James himself could handle being himself, me, and Monk all at the same time. I mean, you'd have to be super human or a cylon or something. And given our feelings about bots and those who aspire to be like bots, we know the latter can't be true. I am also famously lazy. There is no way I could maintain two rockstars in Eve at once.

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    8. Monk is genuinely one of the nicest guys I've met on eve online. It's a shame he isn't on more often anymore

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  5. Tired of getting ganked rent in zero zero today. No code owned space there

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    1. I like your proper use of punctuation.

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  6. CODE seem to have reached a point where CCP have realised they're losing players by CODE behaviour. James - can we have a (sensible) comment from your holiness on this.

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    1. CODE has absolutely zero effect on players quitting the game.
      Anybody that quits because their internet spaceship blew up was going to quit in any event. Also, most players that get ganked by CODE are borderline botters and not paying for a sub anyway.

      This is just another story in CCP hypocrisy. Its a long, long story.

      ----------Mike Adoulin

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    2. No players have ever quit due to CODE that have done anything for the game, whatsoever. Mining afk all day to buy plex with isk, so I doubt CCP cares either.

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    3. Havent CCP banned like a shit of peeps from code last cuppla days? (could be wrong) for this exact shit?

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  7. James, Erotics "comment" was longer than your post (I think) wassup with this, u lost ur mojo?

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    1. I'd love to see a contest where James, E1, and Mittani all compete to write the longest article on the same topic, maybe something along the lines of "what value does a carebear bring to Eve?"

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    2. You know, I just realized that James and E1 both write lots of words, both are upbeat in the face of adversity, both love this Code thing more than just about anyone I've seen, and lots of other close similarities. Are they like a brother/sister or husband/wife team?

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    3. No, E1 is a guy. I don't think anyone has ever heard James talk outside of a single CSM interview where he is said to have used a voice changer. However, if James is actually a she, then she and he should definitely hook up and make babies. I mean, can you even imagine a James 315/Erotica 1 child being born and saving highsec 20 years from now? Could probably get to 100% compliance AND run a huge bank at the same time.

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    4. Anon 7:36,

      The CSM interview you mention (http://crossingzebras.com/csm8james315/) identifies James 315 clearly as male. The distortion in his voice is noticeable, but mercifully moderate.

      If anyone reading this wasn't aware of the recording, I urge you to go have a listen. The full interview is downloadable.

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    5. @ anon 7:36

      Achieve 100% compliance AND run a huge bank? Have you not heard the tale of Currin Trading and the EIB? If James 315 is the father of high-sec. Currin trading is the son (the third character is clearly some kind of ghost).

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  8. Perhaps CCP are finally waking up to the realisation that the direction of their game is - and has been for quite some time - actually being steered by :bittervets:, banned players, and people who don't even play Eve any longer (what game is James 315 playing these days?) The manner in which CCP is hemmorhaging staff - either through lay-offs or poaching - combined with their recent dismal financial report, the failure of Dust 514 (and the death of WoD) should be a concern to both carebear and ganker.

    SC, Elite Dangerous, Destiny ... Eve no longer has the market cornered. The meta game - one of its biggest marketing points, along with "epic 2-day space battles" - has long been out of control, and - despite the protestations of Erotica 1 and his fanbois - another Megan Meier (http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/megans-story.html) increasingly looks like a "when" not an "if."

    Has all this CODE. stuff helped Eve or hindered it? As CCP steadfastly refuses to release subscriber numbers, noone outside of CCP can say. But for a company that has to answer to investors they will certainly have to - and I'm sure it's begun - start analysing how it helps or hinders their bottom line. Their real problem, howeverr, is that they long ago surrendered the reins to the big alliances. If they find that CODE. is actually hurting their numbers, how do they deal with it without incurring the wrath of the grr Goons and the "Eve is dangerous" factions?

    I think the sensible gamers will now be looking to just hop off the bus and make an early mark in SC or ED or whatever (after all, we all know it's not always how good you are at a game but how long you've been playing it.) And Eve is - be honest - pretty boring without the metagame. I think I'll be preparing to liquidate my assets before the major exodus hits. And no, you can't have my stuff - I'm going to find a profitable way to off load it.

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    1. I fully believe that CCP Seagull has a destination in mind for EVE. I also believe that she has managed to convince the investors that the destination is reachable and will be profitable. We wouldn't be here now otherwise.

      The trick is to get there without the wagon falling over. We've all noticed the hardening in the CCP public rhetoric both in support of ganking as a whole (the 'Falcon Punch') and of the cissyfying camp. There is a reason for that. To reach the player-built Stargate dream, it will be necessary to ensure the subscriptions of both sides, without which, apparently, the future is indeed in doubt.

      CCP may need the subscriptions of the carebears, but if we can convert them into useful members of the Highsec community, not only will the financial future of the game be assured, we will also have a highly skilled and trained army of fighters, industrialists and what-not, who will be equal to the challenges envisaged by CCP Seagull and her advisers.

      James 315 is famously as unconcerned about CCP's Bottom Line, as perhaps I am (though much less famously) about staff turnover at the company. I remain focused on delivering the Vision.

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    2. https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=373429

      Let's test your carebear vs ganker theory in petitions. I have just made claims to be another player in the forums via my alt. If I keep posting then you know you're right, CCP doesn't give a shit about you. Oh God, I've had a lot to drink, I hope I don't regret this.


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    3. Veers...


      That's my alt bro. And it's on the same account as Remiel. It's the one hold your old corp right now, as you can see. CCP can see the toon on my account, they know who's alt it is. An ISD will lock the thread or move it to OOPE but that is about all the moderation it will see.

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    4. Also, yes, I have been drinking. I also had a date tonight and came home in a rather chipper mood. I was bored and thought an argument with 'myself' might be a little entertaining. It was a good idea at the time so.... no regrets :p

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    5. I'd like to apologize for all the homo people i've bashed in my lifetime. it doesnt taste all that bad really and taking it from the behind is actually kinda nice. Everyone should try these things at least once.

      Remiel, maybe we can make up after all. Drinks on me buddy.

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  9. You had me right up until the last paragraph.

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    1. Sorry, that was @Sasha Nyemtsov.

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  10. Donations not going to help when all of your members get banned. Time to put "tear harvesting" to bed once and for all.

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    1. Tear harvesting wasn't mentioned in this article; since CCP cares more about people's stated motivations than they do about their actual actions, that is the smart way to handle it.

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    2. The point is if the CODE folks would just play the game and stop with the pathetic tear harvesting they wouldn't be getting banned.

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  11. We shall protest these bot-aspirants' known as CODE. in eve by not only unsubscribing from the game, but by calling our banks and getting our funds back in the name of fraud! EVE has been taken over by zionists! we must take back our freedom and our money and take it somewhere else. Eve is dying, eve is dead, eve is nothing more than an overdue funeral! it's time to take this fight to the bank and get our money back! itll show CCP how much they've fucked up!

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  12. Let's all add bounty to Correnzo

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  13. http://tinyurl.com/lxc4h3y

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    1. You have a problem with that robin?

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