We all have fun with the miners. That's what they're there for, to produce content. We tease them about their Miner Bingo quotes. We know what they're going to say even before they do; it's a source of amusement for everyone.
When Andar Purvanen lost an anti-tanked Mammoth, it was reasonable to suppose the 3 and a half year veteran of the highsec asteroid belts would stick to the script.
But Andar did the unexpected. He called the Agent on duty, PV Rock, a "cad". Who says cad anymore?
Andar suggested he might be 63 years old, which is over five times the age of our average Agent. And again, he called PV Rock a cad.
By the third time he used the word, it was pretty clear that Andar was trying to make cad "happen". It doesn't work that way, though. A miner cannot unilaterally decide to create a new Miner Bingo square. A good highsec catchphrase grows organically, like a strawberry. It can't be forced--at least, not by one person.
Later, Andar contacted me and offered some negative feedback about my Agents. He called them "kids", thus abandoning his cad campaign and invoking a genuine Miner Bingo square. Miners, you see, are a bit like snowflakes. Very, very, very, very similar-looking snowflakes.
if hes not 63 then hes probably one of those fedora types who claim they act older tha they are and still like my little ponyReplyDelete
I am intrigued. Is there a link where I may learn about this RL form of carebear? It would be useful in my research for the New Order Department of Space Psychology.
A brief google search revealed this:Delete
You dissin' on My Little Pony, bro? I'll stick some antimatter up yer bum!ReplyDelete
May I sell tickets to that event?ReplyDelete
Veers always TROLLS!!! ALWAYS !!!
The Code ALWAYS Wins!!!!!!!! ALWAYS!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Speaking of autopilot ganking and new bingo squares, I get these reasonably often:ReplyDelete
"Thank you for the pod express trip"
"Thank you for the pod express trip" (despite the 300m+ in implants lost)
"Oh well done, you're a big man, you killed a pod"
"Where am I?"
"That wasn't a real fight"
"There isn't a rule against autopiloting"
"A mining permit? I don't mine, why on earth would I need one of those"
I'm sure PV can corroborate these
I would get those all the time too. It's unfortunate the AP'ing miners/carebears haven't ventured far since I last patrolled the Highsec Gates.Delete
Haven't got "where am I?" yet actually, I'll look forward to that.Delete
I was quite surprised to see these mails featured, but it brightened my day. My side of the conversation was quite dry I'm afraid.
They can't venture far Capt, not on autopilot, at least not in New Order territoryDelete
Caught another guy asleep at the wheel a couple of hours ago, another common 'excuse'
What puzzles me is the variety of stuff in the cargohold, was he carrying his entire inventory in his ship?ReplyDelete
To be fair its not just miners that call loyalanon a child, it's more or less everyone in EVE.ReplyDelete
If the only people you know are miners, I'm sure it might seem that way.Delete
Wonderful story. You guys should reclaim the use of the word "cad"ReplyDelete
"Gentlemen cads" - I like.Delete
- Dr Tyler