If you're driving down the road and you hear a loud whining sound, something may be wrong with your car. If you hear the same noise when you're playing EVE, something may be wrong with the miner you just ganked.
If you're requesting reimbursement on the grounds that you didn't violate the Code, it's best not to violate the Code. Paying me respect is as important as paying me 10 million isk. Think about it.
There are other "codes" out there in highsec, but there's a reason they never catch on. Only one Code is worthy of a capital "C".
According to an anonymous miner, the New Order isn't like the CIA of the early '70s or the late '70s, but specifically resembles the CIA of the mid-'70s. This is nonsense. The CIA has had its share of failures, but the Code always wins. And there's never any blowback.
"rimjob" is another one of those subject lines that rarely precedes a high-quality EVEmail.
Freddy Tilton claimed to see the New Order lose a battle once. The story didn't hold up to scrutiny. A report of a Code defeat is like a UFO sighting.
A better question might be, why wouldn't a gamer want spice in his game? People play games to have fun. Unless they're bot-aspirants, that is.
Tarquin Meza wouldn't pay for a mining permit because he was worried about what might come next, like having to pay for hauling, etc. Personally, I put little stock in slippery slope arguments. By the way, you need to buy a permit for hauling, etc.
Missions in 0.9 security systems are also subject to the Code. Yes, pretty much any use of highsec services requires a New Order permit. But that's only because our permits are so versatile--they cover everything!
Highsec miner Alex Taranogas denied being AFK. He said he hated AFK miners as much as we do. He's on our side, right? Was our Agent wrong to gank him? Well...
...It didn't take long for Alex to spill the beans. He was eating pizza instead of playing EVE. Permits and pepperoni: You can enjoy both, but dock up first.
I only wish Freud could have lived long enough to study the highsec miner.
Then again, sometimes a rhinoceros is just a rhinoceros.
According to the theme park crowd, EVE is dying because you "can't fly safe in this game". But isn't that the concept that brought EVE to life in the first place? It's like blaming death on being alive too much.
Among my favorite complaint lines is the "I used to support you" or "CODE used to mean something", etc. The complaint invariably comes from someone who never had a permit to begin with. I encourage all carebears to plan ahead. If you want to make that complaint in the future, you'd better establish your Code-compliance cred today!