Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Butterfly Effect, Part 2

Previously, on MinerBumping... An extraordinary sequence of events--let's call it fate--delivered stephen Kalkoken into a private chat with the New Order. After stephen lost his untanked, unlicensed Retriever, he was fished out of the Mining channel by Agents Tisiphone Dira and loyalanon. Now he had the opportunity to live the true EVE experience.


Though stephen had been defiant in the Mining channel, he became much more docile once he was in a safe, Orderly environment.


Our Agents were willing to pardon stephen for his crimes if he behaved like a Gallant and paid the 30 million isk Red Pen fee he owed. stephen waited patiently as the Agents listed the peace terms. So far, so good.


But negotiations broke down when stephen offered an unrealistic counteroffer. This is why the New Order doesn't do counteroffers.


To prevent things from getting out of control, loyalanon followed the time-tested protocol of telling the miner to calm down. I've always found it strange that our critics accuse us of "harvesting tears" when we spend so much time trying to stop carebears from crying.


Both Agents instructed stephen not to produce tears. However, the miner only got more worked up about the Code. He insisted that he'd been following the Code without realizing it. This is, of course, impossible. How can you buy a mining permit without knowledge of the requirement?


Tisiphone knew the score, but stephen was sticking to his story. For now.


Gallant miners admit when they've made a mistake--especially after they've been caught red-handed. Goofuses only get themselves into more trouble. By this point in the conversation, our Agents began to suspect that they might be dealing with a Goofus.


Agents of the New Order are natural problem solvers; it's just the kind of people our organization attracts. Tisiphone recommended that stephen make up for his mistakes and obey the Code in the future. Most people would say that's a reasonable solution. stephen wasn't so sure. He even doubted whether the New Order's dominance over highsec is necessary. (Trust me, I've been to highsec, and it's very necessary.)


Confusion is a common symptom of bot-aspirancy. Despite having the peace terms laid out for him, stephen complained that no offer of peace had been given. Previously, he adamantly maintained his innocence. Now, however, he admitted "I don't follow your Code," while in the same sentence saying, "I don't naturally break any of your rules."


For a brief moment, stephen expressed an interest in joining the New Order. When he found out that we only take the best of the best, he knew it was hopeless.


The "innocent" act was wearing thin. Tisiphone listed a half-dozen Code violations on stephen's record. With his guilt established beyond question, it was time for stephen to choose whether he was going to live as a Gallant or die as a Goofus.

To be continued...

32 comments:

  1. Claims he follows the Code, yet rages profanely like a child. It seems some miners have difficulty in basic reading comprehension.

    Contrast this with the superb self-control from Agents, as is expected of them..

    Code always wins. Twas ever thus.

    - Dr Tyler

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    1. Sometimes the contrast between miners and the Agents of the New order can't get any starker.

      James 315 holds his Agents to the highest of standards, expecting them to perform almost impossible feats of justice and ganking, and they have never let him down.

      Meanwhile, the Savior of Highsec also has a set of standards for miners. Stuff like "be polite" that is typically mastered by the end of kindergarten. Miners routinely violate not only the Code but also common decency.

      At times like this, it's pretty clear that some people are just better than others. In closing, I'd like to thank James 315 and all of our brave Agents for their unfaltering efforts and unblemished record of making Highsec a better place for all of us.

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    2. apparently "be polite" does not apply to Loyalanon with his rage and frequent use of profanity.

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    3. Please provide evidence of this.

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    4. http://www.minerbumping.com/2015/01/kills-of-week_25.html for one

      "Wolf SopranoJanuary 26, 2015 at 6:52 AM
      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 **** talking it's all you can do as we all know you can't back up anything you say :)

      #dunked"

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    5. Wow, that's the best you have? Ohhhh, poor petal, EVE must be tough for you! Freaking democrats these days.

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

      All the other Veers in here (too lazy to list the time at which they posted today) are not me. You can tell they're not me for one simple reason: there is no non-sociopathic reason for me to post here in Minerbumping. Making internet spaceship money is the *only* non-socipathic motivation in eve. Well, posting here is certainly not making me any internet spaceship money in the short term. And it's not even something I could delude myself into thinking will make me more money in the long term, like posting in the Eve-O forums! Nope, whining here about how the game's rules should be changed to benefit me personally is unlikely to have an effect on CCP.

      So commenting here is not going to get me money, either short-term or long-term. Therefore, commenting here is sociopathic and real-life harassment. And that's how you can be absolutely sure that anybody commenting here in minerbumping (except for me, just this once) is not Veers. Veers commenting here when he (I) could be mining red crosses would be like James grubbing for isk when he could be saving Highsec: completely contrary to our basic nature.

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  2. Dr Tyler, I am glad you said some miners, not all miners. Because my group of miners, give a gf to groups that gank us. ( ie due to numbers rather then afk mining) Plus rl miner groups like mine enjoy what you guys bring to eve for the content

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    1. Most normal sane EVE players do. Glad to see you are in that camp. The whole "cry and rage and beg CCP to turn high-sec into world of warcraft" thing was old months ago when I used to be a player, and from what I read on the forums - CCP has no intention of changing anything.

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    2. No problem. and thank you for the kind feedback. I hope our efforts cull your competition back to the stone age.

      - DrT

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  3. I would say he was very polite to you, considering on how your posts go much of the time. You seem to like to throw the insults fairly freely at times, so... kettle, meet pot.

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    1. Colonel, be careful of what you say, I post sometimes anon. If I was to post on some of the accounts I use , you wouldn't make those comments. Loyal and DJ would tell you how I aid code

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    2. I'm above using profanity, and never get angry. Code just isn't up to my level.

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  4. Ok Veers... I must misread ALL those posts in C&P where you call people idiots. Maybe it's a different Veers...

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    1. There *are* quite a few Veers posting on this site, at least. =p

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  5. And Anon12:41... My comment was to Veers. Not sure how or where you think you fit in regarding it. Don't really care either. Feel free to post with those other accounts lad, it makes no nevermind.

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    1. Accurately describing people is not using profanity and getting angry. Loyalanon needs to learn to have class....as it is his leadership of code is a sad joke.

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    2. But colonel, you cared enough to put telling us how you don't care...how moronic is that???

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    3. Veers failing to affect code in anyway - again!!!!!!

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  6. The difference between the behavior of the miner and the agents just underlines the moral superiority that the Code infuses into any situation. James 315 offers guidance, true, but also a sense of the greater place in the world we each have and the concurrent responsibility to act wisely.

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    1. concomitant, not concurrent, trollboy.

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    2. Let me remind all or you that I'm a lwayer. So I know wht I'm talking about. CODE is a bunch of sht sht sht. So dont listen to then. I will give steven 1 billion isk a month if he puts a link to this in his bio and spends time each day he logs in to mine to tell everyone, ganking is bullying. I can easily afford it. I make billions a day runing incursions. I promise, as a laywer, I will put out what I promise. I promise, for I am Beers Velvar, Space Lawyer Extradonaire, Esquire. And if I don't feel free to pod me repeatedly. But I will, because I'm me. Not like these CODE LIARS.

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    3. Veers don't forget to add in the part where you support gun rights and are an active member of the tea party...

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    4. 2 things:
      1. Concomitant implies a causal relationship. Concurrent implies a temporal one. My choice of terms was conscious and specific.

      2. The Code always wins. ALWAYS!

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    5. If anything is clear from this exchange, it is that Beers Veldspar needs The Code... and a thesaurus.

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  7. As much as I enjoy stuff being blown up, tears and rage filled text. I really dig what yall in Code do. Although I must say, the roleplay is getting tired. Time for reform perhaps? keep blowing stuff up though.

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  8. Remember, the amount of zealotry a person shows while enforcing The Code can be variable. One Agent can be zealous with support for the New Order, and Another can be quiet and in contemplation as they gank. In the end, it is the actions of the individual, not the words, that are important, and revolutionary.

    And in the Holy Name of the Saviour of Highsec, we thank you for your support. :)

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    1. Holy name...now I am going to puke...might as well do it on that demonic name you referenced...

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    2. You might try, but you would be unable. Not only is the Holy Name of The Father of the New Order and Saviour Of Highsec, James 315, completely immune to the purile attacks of the noncompliant, such as the one you described, Physics also says no, as it is a name. Which cannot be puked on.

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    3. much like the code is an idea, a revolution, that cannot be fought...

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  9. The Late Quaker OatmealJanuary 28, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    These serials are great! Love the cliffhangers.

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