Friday, December 19, 2014

Highsec Miner Grab Bag #69

Carebears don't always say what they mean.


What Gascogne Reingau really means is that it's time for another edition of the Highsec Miner Grab Bag!


IRL deadman, track on IP, cut throat all family...

...in-game, I'm sure. Never get between a Russian miner and his ore.


Even a child in McDonald's, if he has a real gun, poses a serious threat. Unless you pay for a mining permit, that is.


We're still waiting on the extermination. I have a feeling we'll get the 10 million isk sooner.


Relaxing? Hardly. Miners don't enjoy mining; they mine in quiet desperation. Look at the evidence they leave behind.


"I wasn't AFK, I was just [AFK]." This miner said he would buy a permit, but only if it were an item he could purchase "from the office of a station." Bot-aspirants don't get the metagame.


If the New Order were to get its comeuppance when we least expected it, we'd be getting it all day, every day. Then again, maybe we are: Constant victories and success throughout highsec are exactly what we deserve.


The carebear is wrong, our Agents are as human as it gets. I only wish the carebears embraced humanity instead of machinery.


The MinerBumping channel is periodically screened for spies and other security threats. I don't know how someone like Ledrian Saisima gets caught up in such things, but occasionally he does.


For people who sit around doing nothing for hours at a time, miners can be surprisingly impatient. AleXandre Risalo had a question for Agent Reginald Poppycock and had such a desperate need for the answer that he repeated himself endlessly. On the other hand, maybe AleXandre's career as a miner conditioned him to do everything in a repetitive loop. People don't understand the toll that highsec mining takes.


On the other hand, even when a miner does get a prompt answer to his question, it doesn't mean he'll be satisfied.


Ever come across a carebear who's upset about the Code and you don't know why? Sometimes MinerBumping will provide a thorough explanation. Agent Quaker Oatmeal had a baffling encounter with Katsu Hinken. Thanks to The Legend of Katsu Hinken series, it all makes sense--to the extent a carebear can.


Now that Mezerak Erquilenne mentions it, I do feel education reform is important. And it begins in the asteroid belts and ice anomalies and trade routes of highsec.


Agent Rick Therapist put a stop to Ding Woot's bad behavior. As it happens, the miner has the GankingIsBullying blog linked in his bio. Would Ding really pay 10 million isk and follow the Code? It seems unlikely, but...


...the CODE always wins. Ding Woot gave Rick the entire contents of his wallet, just over 360 million isk. EVE isn't for everyone. If you must quit, do it the right way: Give all of your stuff to the person who ganked you.

24 comments:

  1. The Code ALWAYS Wins!!!!! ALWAYS!!!!!

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    1. Take a real fight your coward.
      I wish you the worst things in game and in life.
      Wish your family dies 1000 times worse than Ebola.

      Still not a threat and still not against EULA ;-)

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    2. Calls someone a coward, wishes bad things IRL, fails miserably to give a name.

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  2. Goodbye Ding Woot! WoW has pandas and shit now!!!!!

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  3. OMG! Ding is such a fine example to all the carebears. Rick go find out how much ISK Veers has please!!!!!!

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  4. what kind of pieces of shit are glad to make new players leave the game and proudly brag about it ?

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    1. BeBopareBop RhubarbPieDecember 19, 2014 at 10:52 PM

      I don't know. Let me know when you find some.

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    2. Not everyone can play EVE. Unfortunately, too many people assume that by being in hisec they are "safe". Which is true, if you do not undock. This is exactly the problem James 315 speaks of in The CODE. Players running scripted bots, players not paying attention to local, players who want EVE handed to them on a silver platter with absolutely no consequence for the choices they have made. Bot aspirant behavior we call it. We would rather players stay in game and become valuable community members. The choice is theirs to make. Even the AG community serves a purpose, they didn't quit because of some adversity in-game. They chose to assume a role and become an active member within the community. So no one is out there trying to make players quit - on the contrary, they want a vibrant and engaging community to interact with. If players want to be left alone, they should engage in station ship spinning or perhaps choose a game that doesn't know what the term sandbox means.

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    3. Eve is hard. It's not for everybody. It should not be for everybody. If a little thing like a gank or a bump is enough to make you leave Eve, you should thank the ganker or bumper for helping you to find out that Eve is not for you earlier than you would have otherwise. The ganker has saved you time that you may now invest in a hobby that you actually enjoy.

      As Mr. Ding Woot demonstrates, the proper way to thank this ganker is to transfer all your stuff to him before quitting. I await your contracts.

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  5. "If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."

    This is EVE.

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  6. Hmm, code always wins, might be changing soon.
    http://www.themittani.com/features/code-vs-marmite-inside-story

    I love this part:
    "Too bad that one guy can fuck up good relations we had for years with CODE. Aria has more serious things in RL right now then Eve, so I understand her point of view, but I expected James [315, founder and leader of CODE] to have some more balls."

    Dissension in the ranks. Now that's some grade A quality Ganker tears.

    I'm donating to the Marmite cause of course, as should all Miners for the time being, then lets see how your "always wins" pans out huh? Looks like the real white knights have arrived.

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    1. Lol anon 2:31, dipshit. This means nothing. Nothing. But you keep grasping at straws there lil boi.

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  7. I like the people who can't handle the game. Eve needs to maintain the "Eve is hard" meme for as long as it can. the market is saturated with easy mode games which any numb-nut with a visa can "win". Eve could shed 1/2 it's player base today and as long as CCP makes adjustments to scale it down i'd be totally fine with fewer, but better players.

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  8. I definitely don't understand how people get so /upset/ over, what is ultimately a very fun and engaging, game. If you are bad at it, then quit. Or, get better. Although I personally do not follow the code (I don't mine, because f*** that.) I do think that CODE has the right, as all players, to play the game as they see fit. They don't (as far as I know) do anything that violates the EULA, so in that alone you have to at least acknowledge that they care enough about the game NOT to. Just sayin...

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    1. If you don't mine, you're following the CODE. Playing this game the way it's meant to be played introduces a strength of character that makes it so that (most of the time) you're pleasant enough to be around that you probably don't need a permit. This experience, beyond being synergistic with being profitable for our Supreme Protector, is to produce individuals of superior quality for the EVE Community. If we make you say "fuck mining" and fit up a stack of t1 frigates and/or destroyers and go bravely into Low/Nullsec with your friends who are just as scared as you are, then the Code has succeeded- you're now the kind of people we want in this game. Think of Agents of the New Order as "guardians," or maybe "gardeners" of our community, if you will.

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  9. What annoys me is how the high sec is safe mentality is rampant. Care bears figure the change in sec status is meaningless and get greedy, go into a 0.5 system figuring what's the difference and laughing quietly at new players stupidly mining in 0.9 systems then scream like they've been mugged when the get rolled. They just don't understand the game is the truth behind their tears.

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    1. "the game is the truth behind their tears" love it :)

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  10. I am an average Joe player. Code are role-playing in the game system. I have been ganked a number of times by them but so what... If I choose not to follow the code, I suffer the consequences if caught and actually I feel I am a better player for being ganked in my freighter twice..... I check maps now, tank my ship, check the kill board, send a scout alt on my freighter route. I never performed any of these tasks previously. If enough players got behind an anti -code group it would be far more interesting, but instead I see whining and tears. It's not Toontown people, its EVE!
    Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all.

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  11. Anon: 9:05am

    At least I can respect your post.

    Black
    929

    EVE is calling my name.
    The NEW ORDER General is Back.

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    1. Whoa, is that really xxBLACK SKULLxx929, the supreme overlord of the New Order? The legend has returned

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    2. I have a shiny "feels like new" Catalyst with your name on it Black.

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  12. \o/ Generally Black skull! Yay!

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  13. xxBLACK SKULLxx929 @7.15pm

    Thanks for your comment. I probably fall into the Care Bear category but I hate being tarnished with that particular brush. Some of us have our heads screwed on the right way and realise that this is a game and you guys are roleplaying. I just get on with playing the game, no tears and no whining.
    I don't know you from Adam but welcome back. It is always good to see players returning.

    Fundarbar Farquarson

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