A tip for all you carebears out there who dream of one day sending an EVEmail directly to the Saviour of Highsec...
...Never ask a question that you don't want to hear the answer to.
Day by day, the New Order is radically transforming the landscape of highsec. Skeptics scoff when I say this, but consider the above chat, taken from the Anti-Ganking channel. The advice they give almost sounds like--dare I say it?--they're teaching their fellow carebears to obey the Code.
The New Order only ganks newbies, some say. Nope. The risk/reward imbalance has led to highsec mining by people who have played EVE since the beta!
Caution! If you're an EVE rock star and someone flatters you, they probably want something...
No matter. I always give the people what they want. I'm very accessible, like a real person.
Or if they don't want something, they're probably being sarcastic.
Rebel leader Held der Finsternis contacted the recipient of a recent gank. Yet more evidence that suicide ganking helps get people involved with the social aspects of EVE, thereby improving player retention.
On the other hand, a quitter is a quitter. If someone quits the game after being ganked, they were going to quit anyway. The New Order simply ganks so many people that we're bound to hit a few who were on their way out.
Sarah Sallienmall was very upset about being ganked, but only because she felt her ganker should "have a better reason" for it. Seriously? The Code opens with the line, "There's no denying it, mankind can only reach its full potential through the creation of a civilization." You want a better reason for suicide ganking than that? Sarah may be expecting too much from this game mechanic.
The advice I gave earlier about not asking questions if you don't want the answer--that applies to Agents, too.
Luckily, Agent Reginald Poppycock had things well in hand. Another potentially volatile situation defused by New Order class and sophistication.
One day, the local chat in every highsec system will look like this. What a brilliant future we all have to look forward to!