You know, there's a lot of hate circulating around EVE these days. An atmosphere of nastiness has taken hold. Everyone's trashing each other, bathing in the blood of the permabanned, and a lot of nonsense like that. The New Order is the antidote. We care about people. We've even taken an interest in the most overlooked class of EVE player, the AFK carebears of highsec.
We're the exception. Today, people don't seem to care about anything that doesn't affect them directly. Whenever anyone departs the EVE community, the most commonly heard phrase is, "And nothing of value was lost." Goon leader The Mittani has more fans than anyone else in EVE. He also has more enemies than anyone else, and he has more enemies than fans. If he were banned, most players would declare a holiday. SOMER Blink was by far the most popular player-run business in the history of EVE, with countless thousands of clients. They offered barely a word in support of SOMER's founder when he was burned at the stake. I tell you the truth, if Chribba himself were banned tomorrow, it wouldn't be long before the hate came bubbling to the surface...
"I never knew what was supposed to be so great about that guy anyway."
"Can I have his stuff?"
"Wasn't that the weirdo with the Veldspar tattoo and the phone number in his bio and all the alts named after actresses?"
"Good, now I can scam supercap sales."
I hold to an unpopular belief, that whenever a content creator leaves us, something of value is lost. Maybe only those who directly interacted with the former player will take notice. So be it. This means we have a special obligation to remember the fallen among us.
This is the first edition of The Martyrs of Highsec.
Who can forget Erotica 1, the most accomplished isk doubler in the history of EVE?
Many have doubled isk, and many more will double isk in the future. Jita may have thousands of players packed into local, but there's one player missing. Erotica was permabanned. An official reason was never given. But we know what she did: She made our eyes sparkle. She was guilty of raising smiles all across highsec.
She also raised funds for the New Order. She was the first shareholder ever to receive a Duodecuple Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™, for her contribution of 12 billion isk to the Treasury. More importantly, she got a party hat.
Including the shares purchased in her name, Erotica raised over 65 billion isk for the New Order's gankers. At a rate of 10:1, well over half a trillion isk worth of bot-aspirancy was demolished. Even as the hour of her execution approached, Erotica was thinking of others. A day before her permaban, she sent the remaining contents of her wallet, 39 billion isk, to the New Order. She received a Triple-Tredecuple Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ and the gratitude of gankers everywhere.
Some may call her a thief, a liar, a scammer and a knave. I was proud to call her an Agent of the New Order of Highsec. She never told me anything but the truth. And I am absolutely confident that if she invited me to her TeamSpeak channel, she wouldn't have subjected me to extraordinary levels of real-life harassment.
Erotica 1 firmly believed in the value of scammers in EVE. She also felt that a Bonus Round should only end when the "client" said so. Unlike some, Erotica was passionate about transparency, and made audio recordings of her activities freely available for audit by the masses. She was always ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for her beliefs.
FIGHTER JETS GUITARSOLO
Fighter Jets GuitarSolo had an extraordinary name. It still gets players amped up and ready to rock 'n' roll.
Everyone believed CCP when they told us that scamming was 100% permitted in EVE. If so, then the Bonus Round's "scam" components were allowed, as long as a Bonus Round did not lead to real-life harassment. Fighter Jets took CCP at their word.
Fighter Jets carried the torch for her friend and comrade. It was an act of extraordinary courage and heroism. It also led to her permaban. Like Jimi Hendrix, she was taken away from us so young. She was in her prime.
During her brief life in highsec, Fighter Jets found time for acts of Code enforcement. Her alt assisted in the awox and acquistion of Damned Defeat corporation.
Fighter Jets wouldn't let EVE players forget the Bonus Round. We didn't. Nor will we ever forget Fighter Jets GuitarSolo, and the melodies she played for us.