Friday, October 3, 2014

Miner, Bumper, Ganker, Spy

Highsec is a magical place now that the New Order is in charge. You never know what you're going to see, what kind of people you'll meet...


Oh boy.


I was greeted by our old pal, Ledrian Saisima. He first came to the New Order's attention many moons ago, when he told us he'd infiltrated our organization to learn our "schedules". The master spy was expelled, and he periodically tries to infiltrate us again to get revenge or something. This time was different, he said.


However, a red flag was raised only seconds after the convo began.


Aaaaand back to the drawing board. See you next year.


Actually I'm just kidding. The convo didn't end there. I always give Ledrian the chance to explain himself. It's the least I can do, considering all that he's contributed.


I offered Ledrian the opportunity to prove his loyalty. If he contracted me all of his assets and sang on TeamSpeak... No, not really.


Ledrian recently (a couple minutes earlier) changed his mind about whether ganking was a good thing. Now that he agreed it was so imporant, it seemed fitting he should gank some miners.


But, as usual, Ledrian wanted to cut corners. No deal. He would need to do this on his own.


Ledrian was getting a bit frustrated with me. I don't know why. It was his Hero's Quest, after all.


I gave Ledrian another golden opportunity to impress me with a grand gesture. He skimped.


Sigh.


Things got off to a rocky start, but Ledrian was determined to prove himself.


Ledrian went forth into the wilds of empire space and began killing miners in the name of the Code. He sent me a handful of killmails. Perhaps, in time, Ledrian will be able to win the trust of the highsec community. Meanwhile, I'm perfectly content to allow Ledrian to continue slaughtering bot-aspirants on his own. The road to redemption is a long one, but every step is well worth the effort.

33 comments:

  1. Ledrian's Revenge:
    killing miners in our name
    What a devious plot!

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  2. A road to Damascus story, truly inspirational on a personal level. I am glad to know that, despite previous misconceptions and outright rebellion, a person can still join the cause after they have seen the light.

    GV- It is not too late brother. The New Order's cause is just and true. Help us save the carebears from themselves. Help us save EVE from the carebears.

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  3. Good for him!

    He's got a ways to go, but he's well on his way. The transition from being a passive observer in Eve to a content creator is a tough one. It is best he learn how to help himself rather than being spoonfed.

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  4. That's the tough part about having dug yourself into a huge hole. It takes more effort and time to reach the heights of credibility you want to get to once you realize the correct direction to go in. Perhaps in time he'll prove to be another truly reformed rebel. They do carry a certain weight of "been there, done that, I was wrong" credibility when talking to current rebels.

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  5. Oh come on....just like him the page about fitting the cat....why does everything have to be an ego play?

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    1. "why does everything have to be an ego play?"

      -Veers Belvar

      There. Are. No. Words.

      BRB. OD'ing on unselfaware irony.

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    2. James 315 correctly expects Ledrian to develop his googling skills.
      As they say, give man a link and he'll know how to fit a Catalyst. But show man how to use Google, and he'll be fitting all kinds of ships on its own.

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    3. It's not a "Ego play", Veers. It's called teaching someone how to find answers for themselves, which is pretty much textbook content creation 101. There are few things more frustrating then being asked the same question a thousand times when the answer is already in the FAQ - and you will find that most established and well run communities require members to go through the trouble of looking to the FAQ first to provide answers. It's internet culture 101, really - something I feel you have a very hard time with.

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    4. I bet if we ignore Veers he will go away.

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    5. Guys... Veers gave us two weeks before he destroys Code. He's super serious too. Is this the end of Code, again? It might just be time to biomass all the things.

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    6. We must remember to send him a friendly reminder in 15 days to make sure he did not forget.

      Knowing Veers, though, he will use some random event that has no meaning or value as proof that he "destroyed the CODE" and no amount of logic or reason will matter :)

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    7. Veers .....LOL ... before we know it you will join CODE and start ganking miners. Admit that it is what you really want. You just need an invitation to bolster your ego, don't you?

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  6. Oh Veers I can't wait for your come to Jesus, errm i mean come to James 315 moment.

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  7. Well, he's going to have to blow up a lot of non compliant miners before he gets to see my secret schedules.....

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  8. Code attempted to assassinate me today. https://zkillboard.com/kill/41592446/

    The attempt failed. I do sure miss D400.

    Veers always wins.

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    1. Just to keep score in the Veers-Code war so far:

      Veers lost - 24k
      Code lost - 2.1 mil

      Veers victory ratio = 87.5 to 1.

      Come on folks, you can do better. Where did D400 go?

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    2. Keep doing the good job buddy. In couple of years you'll make a dent in our stats.

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    3. Well the numbers just further prove the superiority of my intellect and strategic vision. Fighting Code is kinda like beating up your mentally impaired 3 year old brother.

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    4. > brags about fighting Code

      > Claims that fighting Code is nothing to brag about

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    5. The "war on Veers" is much like my "war on spiders". I'll toss one outside if I see it, but I don't bother looking for them. I think you overestimate your importance sir.

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    6. Clara nailed it.

      Veers actually thinks that we have a "war" against him or make any effort to assign him target priority.

      Sorry, little buddy. We're just not that into you.

      Also, bringing up ISK effectiveness to the New Order is pretty laughable. We don't care how much we spend to enforce the CODE, as we are not slaves to mindless ISK grinding.

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    7. Lord Veers, King of Pineapples!
      All hail!

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    8. You couldn't jump a gate in a shuttle without getting killed? Fuck, you really suck at this game.

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    9. I know, it must be all those fruits stuffed in my rectal area. My name is Beers Veldspar and I approve of Pineapples!

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  9. "You never know what kind of people you'll meet...
    (Ledrian Saisima has invited you to a private convo.)
    Oh boy."

    LOOOL

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    1. Ledrian used to be full of surprises.

      Constantly "switching sides" was amusing, at first. The novelty has worn off. The last time he made an attempt to join the New Order occurred during my days as the head of the NSA (the competent one).

      Ledrian's ego prevented him from fulfilling his task. So eager was young Ledrian for praise that he mailed James 315 with the details of a project that was far below Our Saviour's pay-grade. To put it concisely, he burned himself.

      As it turns out, this was no great loss for the New Order. We secured the details of the "Scissor Technique" regardless of Ledrian's failure.

      It is not for no reason that it is often said: the Code always wins.

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    2. Bao Xi:

      Those were the days :)

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  10. I just hope I played a part in getting some gankers banned for good.

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    1. You didn't. Your ego is messing with you.

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    2. You didn't. Your ego is messing with you.

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  11. Gankers who've become anti-gankers or carebears - 0.
    Anti-gankers and carebears who've become gankers - more than I can count (I'm one of them, as a matter of fact).

    Is there a more ample evidence of how right we are?

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  12. best of luck yo Ledrian on his rehabilitation may his anti matter fly straight and true

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  13. Inspirational stuff, brought a tear to the eye.

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