Saturday, February 7, 2015
Highsec Miner Grab Bag #72
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An angry miner gave Agent Reginald Poppycock "about one hour" to choose from among three terrible options. But the reason the New Order always wins is that our Agents know how to think outside the box. Reginald chose the secret fourth option: forwarding the EVEmail to me and continuing to enforce the Code as he saw fit.
Agent CODE Agent AC's February Venture-Killing Contest is going well.
On the other end of the spectrum, the trade route camping gank fleets are also doing fine work. Frigate or freighter, the bot-aspirant will complain about losing anything.
Is freighter-ganking PvP? This remains the subject of a heated debate.
...Yet our Agents won the debate long ago. Of course it's "PvP" when players fight other players. However, each time a carebear is stirred from his or her AFK slumber, the debate begins anew.
Every time an AFK player gets ganked, they cite "momentary distraction". The truth is that the rampant bot-aspirancy in highsec cultivates a culture of near-permanent AFK status. Once an AFK EVE player--even if he's gone for only a moment--is rewarded with the fruits of semi-automated PvE, it can become very tempting to remain AFK. For this reason, even a few seconds of AFK PvE in highsec poses an existential threat to the game.
Pham Havar was greatly disturbed when his "private channel" was intruded upon by a New Order Agent doing a spot-check.
Nevertheless, there are no boundaries to the authority of the New Order in highsec. Agents are free to conduct any in-game investigation they feel is necessary to ensure 100% Code compliance. Considering the gallant conduct of our Agents, it's a wonder they need to "infiltrate" any place at all. They should be guests of honour everywhere. Their presence should be sought out!
Lasius Norialis offered our Agent an unusual sob story. It seems the carebear's own corporation had taken all of his stuff from the corp hangar. Adding to the irony, the corp did it because Lasius was AFK for two years. Once he returned to EVE, he immediately began violating the Code, leading to the loss of his Gila at the hands of our Agent. Who knew karma was a corp thief?
Poor Mu'ad Diib. He's been playing EVE for nearly seven years, and he still doesn't get it. Nor does he understand how a person goes about winning an argument. Hint: it's not by spamming the word "sociopath" over and over.
...Or by spamming the word "cult". Is anyone else amazed by how many carebears think the Code requires Agents to give them a verbal warning before ganking them? I think it's time someone added this to the list of common misquotations.
Another popular misconception is that buying a mining permit absolves a carebear of all his other responsibilities under the Code. Exarael actually bought a permit before telling our Agent that he hoped he caught cancer IRL and burned in a fire. The permit was swiftly revoked. Looking on the bright side, this should encourage our Agents. When dealing with a stubborn miner, remember that even someone who wants you dead will buy a permit from you.