Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kills of the Week

How can we grasp the nature of emergent gameplay? At its core, it is change. Instead of a game ruled by a limited set of pre-made routines, EVE is subject to the infinite diversity of humanity. Some players are good; others are bad. The best players change the game for the better. Unquestionably, EVE is a better, more interesting game because of the New Order and everyone who contributes to it.

Then there are the "problem" players--the carebears and bot-aspirants of highsec. They range in quality from bad to worse. That's the theme of today's post: The bad and the worse. Let's examine the bad carebears and the worse carebears who were killed during the week of January 18th @ 00:00 EVEtime through January 24th @ 23:59 EVEtime.



Emberspark needed to move some cargo, so she triple-anti-tanked her jump freighter and stumbled blindly through my territory without a permit. She was killed by Agents Rakeris, Talon Calais, Fabulous Andy, Krominal, BoneyTooth Thompkins, Angel Pirate, Keraina Talie-Kuo, Emotion Sasen, Twizzlespark Celes, Cytheera, codras, Quaker Oatmeal, loyalanon, Randy McSoggybotto, Lament von Gankeheim, Ailish Liu, Angel Pirates, MeeLuv Hum, and Ms Minmay.

Emberspark lost 10.5 billion isk as a result. Perhaps she was relying on the large number of hitpoints a jump freighter possesses. In my highsec, the bot-aspirant can no longer hide behind hitpoints. But she at least had a reason for thinking she'd make it...



...Unlike Marek McMonte, who took a library of Blueprint Originals and stuffed them into his shuttle. Estimates vary as to the value of his blueprint library, but it cost him billions of isk when Agent Posax clobbered him with smartbombs. Marek didn't even have the excuse of thinking his hitpoints would protect him. Why would you not have a New Order permit in this situation?


Now for another example of bad and worse:
Johan Brew > would you like ship removal or pod expediting services?
mikion > nope im mining
Johan Brew > in a rokh?
mikion > yea cause im not an idiot
Highsec miner mikion made a huge mistake. No one reading this post can fail to guess what happened next.


mikion flew one of the most disgusting ships I've ever seen. If that weren't bad enough, he thought he was making a smart move. He looked down on the other miners, the "idiots" who fly ships that aren't as good as a mining Rokh. In the pre-Order days, he might've gotten away with it, too. But Agents Ono Tanaka, Chocolate Mooses, Elessarus, Martyr Oira, The Occidental, and Johan Brew were there to discipline him. They forced him to justify his actions.
Chocolate Mooses > mikion PLease explain your rokh fit.
mikion > since i came one you guys were going to gank me so put something to gether to get me some time before you ganked me
Chocolate Mooses > Why did you not just purchase a proper mining permit?
mikion > well i didnt know for one
Chocolate Mooses > The New Order/CODE is one of the most well known groups in all of high sec.
mikion > well that is good since i just started to play again
If the miners are to be believed, virtually everyone who plays EVE just got back from a long break. CCP's subscription numbers must be going through the roof, right?
Chocolate Mooses > Did you think that perhaps taking some time to examine the political systems and the local law enforcement BEFORE undocking would be a smart idea?
mikion > well from what i remember of the game was diffrent
Chocolate Mooses I see. Well, now you are aware of the law of high-sec. A new order permit is 10 million ISK per year.
mikion > ill do that another time i just finished what i needed to do thanks for the heads up on the new game rules
Chocolate Mooses > Player created content is what EVE is all about! Good fight, and please get yourself CODE compliant as soon as possible!
mikion > ill do my best for right now still getting the hang of thing since it has all changed
mikion > its a game cant get mad at if for players being better than me
Despite the darkness, there was a glimmer of hope. mikion was humbled by the experience. He acknowledged the greatness of the Agents who had defeated him in battle. Things could be worse, though you wouldn't know it by mikion's fail-fit Rokh.



...Which brings us to the second fail-fit mining Rokh that was killed this week. DEVISTATOR102 Blackburn didn't feel the need to fit weapons or rigs or much tank at all, but he did go all-in on the cargo expanders. What makes this fit truly inexcusable, though, is that DEVISTATOR102 owned a mining permit. He knew better. He paid his 10 million isk.

If the mining permit were simply a tax on highsec, we'd make it cost a lot more than 10 million isk. The permit is only a piece of a much larger puzzle. Everyone who reads MinerBumping knows how I feel about mining Rokhs. I don't like 'em. Never have. If you're Code-compliant, you won't fly one. Period. The next time you're building a ship, you should ask yourself this question: "Would James 315 approve of my ship?" It won't indicate that in EFT, but it should. In highsec, my opinion can make the difference between survival and destruction. I told you we were making this game better!

Agents John E Normus, Code Agent AC, loyalanon, Sasha Cohenberg, holdmybeer, Jason Kusion, Dio Marte, GOAT RAVISHER, and Emotion Sasen voided DEVISTATOR102's permit and destroyed his ship. After a brief conversation about his permit status, the miner understood what he did wrong.



Azmodai Draconis fell victim to Agent Posax's smartbombs, costing him over 5 billion isk in implants. I don't know why he felt the need to carry such expensive (read: decadent) implants, or why he went traipsing around highsec in a shuttle. What I do know is that as bad as this was, it could've been worse...



Trump Mover unwittingly gave Agent Martyr Oira the Pod Killmail of the Week with this 5.3 billion isk travesty. Judging by the implants, this carebear seemed to be very concerned about his agility. Why? Because he was a hauler pilot. He wanted to minimize his align time. Trump wanted to save a few precious seconds each time he traveled to another system. After enough hauler runs, he probably did save a fair amount of time. But his time would've been better served reading the Code. He lost this pod after losing a 6.2 billion isk jump freighter. It was triple-anti-tanked.

If you're a carebear and you're reading this for whatever reason, I want to give you a message of hope today. You don't need to be the "worse" carebear. You don't even need to be the "bad" one. You can be a Code-compliant citizen of highsec and a full member of the New Order family. Isn't that better than losing all your stuff out of pride and bot-aspirancy?

62 comments:

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    1. i see your meh and raise you a who gives a fuck

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    2. apparently kaely does, and quite often :)
      "10 mil isk and i love you long long time...."

      -=M=-

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    3. Pathetic M...bags..lol... you sound like an angry teenager that got denied by a girl. So angry. What's the matter...jealous? Oh yeah...Code whore...oooo baby...bump me with that mach one more time...lol. Such a moron...and Veers...these are the kind of people that are the good guys of eve? The model citizens outside of Code that you represent? Code are the sociopaths right? Have you read his comments? "Nah, i actully was the one to beat up kids when i was a kid, and they where usualy the ones bigger then me :)" is one of them...who's the sociopath? He can't spell for crap either...obviously not too bright. He calls for bans but does the same thing others have been banned for on a 3rd party entity. Is it not the same harassment, if not worse, than the kind you bark comments about continuously? I think a re-evaluation of who's what is in order..don't you?

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    4. *shrugs* im not the one spreading my ummm kakes at the drop of isk.
      Im not the one known for my private rooms for the johns.
      I just simply say what i see and hear.
      Unfortunately there was that one time you dragged me into a private room with you and a code member.....My eyes still hurt at what i read back then...

      -=M=-

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    5. I wonder why carebears always seem to develop this erotic fixation on the Agents who bested them. First there's Veers with his fixation on getting DJ-senpai to notice him, now you reveal that Kaely got the better of you and that's why you keep on writing fanfiction about her. Calm down, miner. While I'm sure they're very flattered, our Agents just aren't interested in you that way. Accept it, and move on.

      Power's attraction
      Captivated a Carebear
      Such unsightly lust

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    6. hrm, you know, with as 'active' as kaely is with the johns, it make me think of something im wondering now....
      Since its obvious kaely dosent use protection, at some point (if she hasent already), she would get knocked up. If while carrying child someone pods her, can she then claim the child was murdered?

      -=M=-

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    7. Oh, and if she could figure out who the father is, would he be able to rage also?
      I know i know, might be hard to know who the father is, even if she keeps a log of clients, just wondering is all.

      -=M=-

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    8. Be nice!!!!
      Kaely made me use protection that one time....

      Galaxy Pig

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    9. Snarling and frothing
      Animals at the keyboard
      Cry for attention

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    10. Sorry maria,
      It was legit questions i was wondering on.

      -=M=-

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    11. "Just asking questions!"
      Can't hide O'Reilly's intent
      and doesn't hide yours

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    12. Ild just like to say that she made me wear protection also, both times.
      I suppose it was fair, i asked her to put a bag over her head....

      Veers Belvar

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    13. Ok, so i guess its a bit less likely that kaely gets knocked up on a regular basis. So many johns are coming out about using protection. Very brave of both galaxy pig and veers to admit it. I personaly would be to terrified of catching something if the protection broke, but thats just me.

      -=M=-

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  2. The code ALWAYS wins!!!!! ALWAYS!!!!

    Let the tears flow carebear and please keep begging CCP to save you from the code so we can keep laughing at you!!!!!!

    THE CODE ALWAYS WINS!!!!!!

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  3. how cute...now even permit holders get ganked because James 315 doesn't like their ship...just shows what a troll the whole code thing is...just an excuse to grief people. Pathetic.

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    1. And there's nothing you can do about it which makes it so much sweeter.

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    2. @Wolf Soprano now that sounds like an admission to me if ever i heard one.
      finally someone from code admits to being a griefer !!!! good job wolf well done you just earned a little respect from me right there

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    3. Lots I can do about it. Calling out your sociopathic behavior....advocating for positive gameplay change...and noting the same activity that got real life harassers like DJ, Erotica1, and D400 permabanned. When the good people make their voices heard, the evil people have no chance.

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    4. oh veers, i dont think they are evil, just a bit off center.....
      Sociopathic thou, yea, most of them are.
      I honestly think they have an application and its a requirement.

      -=M=-

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    5. Veers, fake or not, you are so funny to read! Permit holder still have to abide by the Code and this one wasn't. when are you going to learn that the "good" carebears are the ones that understand and learn from the code. While the bad ones, including you, just keep on fail fitting ships. Make all the isk you want too but until you use it to blow up other peoples ships you are just a fat lazy lawyer which by your understanding translates to real life some how.

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    6. There is nothing in the code against mining in a rokh...it's just griefing for the sake of griefing by bad people.

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    7. Beers let me know when you affect us in anyway besides being background noise while I dunk everyone in high sec

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    8. The one year anniversary of my ban is coming soon Veers. Maybe I'll evemail you soon to remind you that mining in a Rokh is a violation. You see, the Code is kind of like the Bible, but more reliable. Like the Bible, we can look at other spiritual writings (minerbumping articles) for more guidance. Or you know, use common sense and ask what would James do?

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    9. oh, if only james and code had common sense...

      -=M=-

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    10. I'm terrified of you Wolf...you singlehandedly shut down incursions....I tremor in fear every time I run incursions about meeting up with a new order agent (too bad actually finding one in an incursion zone is harder than where's waldo?). Keep on losing and looking like the fool you are.

      And erotica1, nowhere was mining in a rokh declared to be code violation. This is just another tool to grief players and shows what a farce the code is. Try reading it sometime.

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    11. Come on Veers. What kind of idiot mines in a Rokh? That abomination deserved to be put down.

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    12. agree he is an idiot, like all highsec miners...still if you folks had any credibility you would have warned him first.

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    13. It's funny you say that do you remember that time when you were docked the entire time we were 5 jumps from you XD it's hilarious that all you can do is post cute comments without being able to affect me in anyway XD

      Keep up the shit talking it's all you can do as we all know you can't back up anything you say :)

      #dunked

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    14. Veers you are an idiot, look at the fit, it's anti tanked which is a code violation

      #veersisanidoitanddoesntknowthecode

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    15. dock when you are 5 jumps out? I don't even dock when you and your keystone cop pals are in system...and cut the profanity, it's a violation of the code.

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    16. getting real tired of your shit fake veers

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    17. Veers, are you some special kind of idiot? James 315 says right here that mining in a rokh is unacceptable. Do you even read the articles?

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    18. #veersenforcingcodecompliance2015

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    19. Getting real tired of your shit, fake Veers.

      The Veers at 12:31, 1:02, 3:47, 4:29, 6:13, 12:25, and 12:38 are not me. You can tell they're not me because even though I hate all player interaction and non-hardcoded content, I *have* in fact read the Code (I was hoping to use my elite space-lawyer skills to confuse Code Agents, but their mind-fu was too strong). And having read the Code, even I couldn't help but notice that it clearly states:

      "Since the Code is a living, breathing document, it's not possible to fully enumerate all of the rules. But here are some examples of the rules, to help everyone get a sense of its spirit"

      So even I have to admit that the Code is not a simple, bot-aspirant set of pre-defined hard limits, but rather a certain way of thought and nobility of spirit. Complaining that the Code doesn't explicitly spell out "no mining rokhs", when it very clearly states "no bot-aspirant behavior" and "no excessive mining", would be laughable. And as we've previously established through all my previous posts both here and on the Eve-O forums, I am many things, but never funny.

      I object to the Code because it is not about grinding ISK while afk, and is therefore sociopathic. But even I'm forced to admit, it *is* self-consistent, and its agents who enforce it *do* follow the letter of the law. It's just that it's a law written by players, and is not about acquiring money, so it's evil.

      You idiots.

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    20. Beers unable to stop code - again!!!

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    21. Time to grow up and stop being an immature little kid, loyal....incursion runners beat code handily.

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    22. Still waiting on you to stop me

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    23. I don't need to "stop you." As long as I can continue to mint isk running incursions in complete safety, why should I stop you? You are the one trying, and failing, to make highsec PvE dangerous. How does it feel to keep on losing?

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    24. Getting real tired of your shit, fake Veers. The Veers @ 7:27 and 8:16 aren't me.

      You can tell they aren't me, and that *any* Veers on minerbumping isn't me, for one simple reason: arguing in the minerbumping comments isn't going to make me internet spaceship money. Trying to make internet spaceship money is the only moral thing anyone in EvE can ever do. Any other thing, and I do mean *any* other thing, any thing which is not done with greed as its motivation, is immoral. That is why I say that I support ganking, but only when done for profit. The same action, when done for reasons other than profit, is sociopathic.

      Commenting on minerbumping is not something that can conceivably be done for profit. And so, it is sociopathic. That's why no Veers who comments here could ever possibly be real. The real Veers spends the entirety of his leisure time mining red crosses. To do anything else would make him, er, me a hypocritical sociopath.

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  4. well i was gonna buy a permit until i read this post ........... meh i think i'll keep my 10 mill isk thanks you lying bunch of twats !!

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    1. Miner, calm down and read the story again. If you will notice - it's quite clear that flying a mining Rokh results in your permit becoming invalid. This is common knowledge.

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    2. Calm down DJ!
      Its not our fault that CCP made you invailid

      -=M=-

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    3. Another miner who "was gonna buy a permit" up until he learned that being Code-compliant still required him to actually follow the Code.

      Cool story, bro.

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    4. your assumption is correct i follow my own "code" and thats to do whatever i like while playing a video game i pay for .simple as, you can take your "compliance" and put it where the sun does not shine.

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  5. But I like my mining Rokh...it is invincible...

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    1. The only invincible thing in EvE is the bans these code monkeys get.

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    2. And even then, they're not invincible, because the foundation that miners who build their houses on "banning" have built their house on sinking sand...

      Because "Hyperdunking" is now legal. (Granted it probably wont be legal for long, but you won't be getting anyone banned for it. Eat that, carebear)

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    3. You won't be exploding my mining Rokh either...eat that, pirate...

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    4. The odds aren't in your favor. It's not just CODE. And the Father of the New Order of Highsec, James 315 that hates mining Rokhs. It's everybody. Meaning that everybody, Code-Compliant or Carebear, will be out hunting your ass. And I assure you.. That ship will explode. Wont matter if you switch to a Megathron either, because we'll blow that up too.

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    5. I forgot to mention I don't care what jamie or you code monkeys think...

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    6. EllipseAnon came back four hours after his previous comment went unanswered (I can only imagine how many times he checked for a response in the meantime) to inform all and sundry that he doesn't care what people think.

      Well, I'm convinced.

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    7. THIS JUST IN:
      Hyperdunking has just been declared legal!!

      https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=400977&find=unread

      The efforts of CODE. Agents and the Father of the New Order and Saviour of Highsec have convinced CCP that the carebear cries of "One More Nerf" were unworthy of being listened to and that Hyperdunking (or chain-ganking) is rightfully fair and balanced!

      The tears are just flowing out of the gates at immeasurable levels!!!!

      Today, THE CODE WINS! THE CODE ALWAYS WINS!!!! ALWAYS!!!!

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  6. So don't mine in a battleship? Well I'll be.....what next, don't salvage in a destroyer? Help, I'm being digitally oppressed!

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  7. Why are the carebears so surprised that we would destroy ships that the Savior has clear disdain for? Seems like a no-brainer to me...

    -Galaxy Pig

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    1. Because YOUR savior is a BUFFOON...the laughing stock of New Eden...

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    2. Haha sup BuffoonAnon

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    3. Good morning, BuffoonAnon. Have a nice, Code-compliant weekend?

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    4. If you count using printed copies of the code for toilet paper all weekend without a permit as being code compliant, then yes...��

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  8. Who is this Dar'nalaa I am hearing about, she's upsetting the order of things, my pitch fork is at the ready

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  9. Munching on rocks in Rokhs?

    Rokhception...

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