Saturday, January 31, 2015

The AdVENTURE Continues: February Venture-Killing Contest!

Time for more love from the New Order's vibrant community.

Yes, it's Venture hunting season again. Agent CODE Agent AC has revived the contest she created last year. You can see the Official EVE-O Thread for the February contest at the link.

Same rules as last time. Need a reminder? CODE Agent AC wrote:
1. Venture Pilots must be unique and different players.
2. Kills must be made in High Security Space (1.0 - 0.5)
3. Anyone can participate - You do not need to be a member of the CODE. Alliance or the New Order.
4. Rookie Systems are off limits.
[Further evidence, as if we needed any, of the New Order's benevolence and commitment to helping new players. -Ed]

Prizes (I am sure there will be more as this evolves):

1st place - Two 30 day Pilot license extension
2nd place - A 30 day Pilot license extension
BONUS: There will be a gift of something special from myself for the best story involved!
So there you have it. Gank as many unique Venture pilots as you can, improve highsec, and maybe win some PLEX.

When news of the contest was released on EVE-O, it was a hit. Who can argue with some player-created fun in EVE?

Just like last time, there were some tears, as well.

However, the truth is that there are many good reasons to gank Ventures. According to CCP's own statistics, Ventures are the most commonly botted mining ship in the game--by a wide margin. Incredibly, over 40% of bot-miners use Ventures. If you combine Ventures with Retrievers, the other ship frequently used by "new players", a whopping 75% of mining bots are accounted for. This puts all of those cries for "protecting new players" in a different light, no?

The New Order loves genuine new players. We welcome them into our family. With a Venture-ganking contest, we give new gankers the opportunity to practice ganking the weakest mining ship. We also remind all of the bots and bot-aspirants who use Ventures to obey the Code.

Consider: If Venture pilots begin following the Code, they'll stop botting. Then CCP won't have to ban them--and can collect subscription revenue from them instead. Everyone wins!


  1. Na man, you lying, I get the more weed?!

  2. what do 'new players', ventures, and Veers all have in common?

    1. They can't do anything to stop us?

    2. They don't engage in griefing and harassment of new/casual players?

    3. Their all saving up through mining to get a mighty battleship so they can stomp on some poor noobs, just they haven't got there yet and hate anyone interrupting their path to glory?

    4. I've known several new players who immediately start pvping with other noobs, I was one of them. Can-flipping and baiting were fun as hell and were an easily accessible way to get me hooked on this game.

      So in short, you are wrong Veers (fake or not). Noob on noob violence and shenanigans occurs, or "griefing and harassment" as a non-EVE player would put it.

      -Galaxy Pig

  3. Replies
    1. "Not VeersFebruary 1, 2015 at 1:54 AM"
      Don't insult sayings from WOW please, can't CODE. whores come up with something of their own at least once?

  4. Reminds me of a joke i heard.
    This guy walks by the insane institute, and there is a 6 foot high wooden fence around it. He hears the inmates yelling "six! Six! six!" Over and over. Being curious he peeks through a hole in the fence and one of the inmates pokes him in the eye with a stick. Then they all shouting "Seven! Seven! Seven!"

    In this case code would be the ones behind the fence with a stick.

  5. I'm so glad this competition is back! I hope it is an annual event forever more. Go get 'em!

    -Galaxy Pig

  6. We have to get them while they're young. If we can abort the bot-aspirant in their cribs, imagine the savings we'll be providing these young individuals! They will never contribute another skill point to mining, they might start training Small Hybrid Turret.. The possibilities for winning are endless!*

    *while following The Code.

    1. "Ming TsoFebruary 1, 2015 at 5:10 AM"
      The only abort that didn't happen was the abort your mother should have done to stop a sick person to enter this world.
      Maybe the explanation is that your father is also your grandpa.
      The whole EVE will benefit if more women will abort idiots like you before they start to harass people and hide behind a keyboard.

    2. "DJ EntropyFebruary 1, 2015 at 11:01 AM"
      You seems to be the one that needs to calm down, I'm not a player of your kid game EVE so I'm not a miner so you sir can go F yourself or something ;)

    3. Miner, calm down.

    4. "Ming TsoFebruary 1, 2015 at 5:01 PM"
      Where should I deliver your plug?

    5. Miner Soothing ServiceFebruary 2, 2015 at 10:21 AM

      You may not play EVE, but you are still a miner.

      To be honest, non-EVE miners and bot-aspirants are even worse than their EVE versions.

      Now please miner, calm down.

  7. Maybe there should be a separate prize and category for an indie (non-CODE.) Venture killer.

    1. enjoy your "taking candy from a baby " competition i'm sure you will get no resistance from any of the non armed ships you attack.(and you will give yourselves copious amounts of credit as pvp'ers )
      your level of griefing should be aspired to by all wannabe pirates out there.
      you are a shning beacon for all the douchebags in new eden to aspire to and you should be rightly i'm sure you are
      well done to you james and your whole gang for achieveing such lofty heights of douchebaggery. bravo sir bravo.( i'll throw in a "calm down miner" to save you the trouble of an original response too ok ?)

    2. lol, he mad! pffff lmao

    3. Such tears over a computer pvp spaceship game. You people that are all up in arms over this contest should really pull your heads out of your asses, take a deep breath of fresh air, wipe the tears from your eyes, and enjoy the game for what it is.

      Or you can go piss up a rope and rage on cause this is happening and thereis nothing you can do about it except post here.

      The Colonel

    4. @the colonel
      what you call tears is in fact tears of laughter at the "competition" that is actually a joke.
      and pissing up a rope is what the code has been doing since it's inception.
      you make very little difference to high sec, and completely none to low and null so keep on peeing for our amusement
      have a nice day

      @anon 6.18 pm
      that was a little better than "miner calm down " good effort

    5. @PoopAnon3:17
      We appreciate the fact that we've made you upset. We also appreciate the fact that there isn't anything that you can do about it, except ask other people to do something about it for you, admitting, that you are, in fact, entitled and helpless. We invite you to make more posts decrying our internet game as real-life violence, cyber-bullying, and telling us how we poop our pants and need butt plugs. All of these attempts go toward the glory of the New Order, as we effortlessly use your words in our bios, and in our recruiting materials, to win, as we always have, and keep on winning. Thank you for helping us win, and miners lose, every day.

      Yours in the light of the Saviour,

    6. hmm let me see .... you couldn't possibly upset me as i live in a code free environment in new eden.
      i don't have to do anything about you as your nowhere near where i live.
      i don't ever remember asking anybody to do anything about you or anyone else for that matter.
      the last time i encountered a code member was actually fun for both of us
      although i believe the side i was on actually won the encounter.
      never once have i accused the code of real life violence or mentioned poop,butt plugs,or any other unsanitary objects.
      and if you do put anything i or anyone else has said in any of your bio's all i can say is imitation is a form of flattery so thanks.
      and the only help you or code will ever get from me is help finding the door.
      have a nice day

  8. Replies
    1. Whilst the CODE just keeps on winning!

    2. Anon @ 9:39
      Whilst the CODE just keeps on whining!


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