Although highsec PvE corps are, generally speaking, abominations, they can have their uses--and not only for boosting CCP's subscriber retention rates. Even in the worst highsec corporations, membership is a privilege, not a right. That means it's a potential source of leverage. From the earliest days of the New Order, our Agents used the threat of wardecs to get rude carebears kicked out of their corps. The process is simple: Contact the corp CEO, inform them of their member's misdeeds, and threaten a wardec. There's a decent chance the CEO will do the right thing.
This works at the alliance level, as well. A few days ago, Agent Lord Jasta encountered a miscreant in the Hidden Society alliance. He contacted Bliceroy Blackoak, a diplomat.
The problem is being resolved, even as we speak. But what about the real troublemakers? Can even they be brought to heel?
Agent Liek DarZ had an unpleasant encounter with a fellow named Brainiac Primal. The shocking tale was related in a MinerBumping post.
He was a hardened criminal. He despised the New Order, the Code, and everything else worthwhile about life in modern highsec.
As you may recall, Brainiac shouted treason against the Order in local. This disturbed the resident miners--perhaps even creating confusion about the legitimacy of highsec government. Still don't remember Brainiac? One more reminder:
Yeah, that guy. Could Brainiac's corp's CEO do anything about him?
The CEO, Kerra CrackPot, reprimanded Brainiac in private. It was a good start. However, Kerra herself didn't seem to be resigned to living under New Order rule. She was a little uppity, to be honest. So Agent Liek DarZ sent a follow-up EVEmail, emphasizing to Kerra how unprofitable a wardec would be. Liek DarZ requested an apology from Brainiac Primal himself. Would Kerra be persuaded to make Brainiac comply?
The Code gives our Agents amazing strength. The haughty carebear was forced to humble himself. However, Liek DarZ was not yet fully satisfied. There seemed to be a little part of Brainiac that wasn't sufficiently apologetic. And besides, Brainiac had spoken ill of the Saviour of Highsec. That was the real crime. Liek insisted that Brainiac send a personal apology to James 315.
Brainiac was annoyed by this request. He even dipped his toe into the denialist pool, suggesting that my Agent was actually my alt.
The rebel miner proved to be a sullen and unruly sort. Once more, Liek DarZ reminded everyone involved of the horrors of war and that, once unleashed, a wardec can be quite difficult to stop, unless the miners are willing to dissolve their corporation. Liek expressed his sincerest hopes that Brainiac would find it within his heart to make a sincere apology to the Saviour of Highsec--one that didn't betray any signs of dissatisfaction with New Order rule.
The Code works wonders, making even the most notorious carebear fit for duty in modern highsec. Of course, the Code isn't only about EVEmails, but deeds. Actions speak louder than words. Ideally, the Code reforms a bot-aspirant even beyond actions: The carebear should think good thoughts, too. Brainiac Primal has come a long way, but he is not yet compliant with the Code. I look forward to seeing more signs of his progress in the near future.