Before releasing the warp disruptor, Zosius called in Agent Andouille Sausage to help him explain why it would be a good idea for Ellie to voluntarily buy a mining permit.
However, the carebear propagandists had gotten to her first. Ellie was convinced the New Order was, in fact, an elaborate griefing operation--and not the legitimate government of highsec.
Though Ellie was among friends, her own dishonest nature inspired paranoia. She didn't trust Zosius when he said he would honour the ransom and let her go.
Ellie Alvarsson > and you haven't let me goOnce again, a carebear tried to engage what I call the "verbal warp core stabilizer": She thought that by repeatedly telling someone to let her go, she was entitled to escape. Never mind the fact that she'd attacked Zosius with her battleship and deliberately provoked the Agent by showing disrespect to the Code.
Zosius > I am giving you an opportunity
Ellie Alvarsson > I specifically said to let me go
Ellie Alvarsson > you're not giving me a choice
Zosius > you defied James 315 and New Order by declaring you do not care about greatest thing in EvE
Andouille Sausage > Think of it like insurance.Incredibly, Ellie played the victim. She blamed Zosius for "baiting" her into a fight. A fight, incidentally, which Ellie had assumed would be unfairly in her favor, since she had a battleship and Zosius only had an assault frigate.
Ellie Alvarsson > I'm thinking of it as ridiculous role playing in a game
Ellie Alvarsson > a game that I'm now very seriously considering quitting because of griefers like you
Ellie Alvarsson > stealing salvage and setting bait for players like me who want to protect their salvage
Andouille Sausage > And it's good for a full year!Despite Ellie's misgivings, she slowly warmed up to the idea of handing over 10 million isk. It was cheap, after all.
Andouille Sausage > It's a bargain at twice the price.
Ellie Alvarsson > and what's to say you won't start more ridiculous demands once I pay that, hm?
Zosius > Ellie Alvarsson all I want you is to buy permit for 10mil isk which is good for 1 year
Ellie Alvarsson > how about I give you 10 mil isk and no permit, and we just both leave
Andouille Sausage > If you want to donate 10M ISK to the cause that's certainly appreciated.
Andouille Sausage > I'm sorry you have found the player-generated elite pvp content unpleasant, but it is what we do and it is completely within the game's EULA and ToS.One thing the New Order is really good at: Building bridges. The carebear and the Agents were so different. The Agents thought fighting a Dominix with an Enyo in a spaceship combat game qualified as PvP content. The carebear thought it was sociopathic. Presumably the exact same battle would have been non-sociopathic had it taken place in lowsec. On the other hand, a lowsec version of the battle would probably involve the Dominix being killed by a dozen gate-campers instead of a solo Enyo. But still less sociopathic, because it took place in a 0.4 system.
Ellie Alvarsson > it IS within the tos, but that doesn't make it anything but exactly what a sociopath would do
Andouille Sausage > I think you're wrong.
Andouille Sausage > A sociopath wouldn't enjoy it.
Ellie Alvarsson > I will ask again, if I give zosius 10 million isk you will both stop scramming me and allow me to dock at the nearest stationOnce again, Ellie wanted confirmation that Zosius would release her ship from warp disruption. Andouille urged the carebear to have more faith in Zosius.
Andouille Sausage > I'm fine with that.
Ellie Alvarsson > that didn't answer my question
Ellie Alvarsson > do you agree to that arrangement
Andouille Sausage > I can't force Zosius to do anything but I do agree to that.
Zosius > you have my word on that
Andouille Sausage > I will send you your permit.Showing his generosity once more, Zosius agreed that if Ellie bought a mining permit, he would return the 150 million isk ransom to her by buying 150 New Order shares in her name!
Zosius > Ellie Alvarsson on top of that. I will donate 150mil in your name to buy some shares of New Order. You will be immortalized in a list of shareholders. That is a great honor.
Ellie Alvarsson > I'm sure you will
Andouille Sausage > Oh, he will.
Andouille Sausage > You'll be able to see it on the website.
Andouille Sausage > That'll be a very special donation this month.
Ellie Alvarsson > now I've humiliated myself for you and given you a shitload of moneyUnfortunately, Ellie was too prejudiced against the New Order to even say "thank you" for the shares she was about to receive. She was only interested in owning a mining permit on the most superficial, selfish level.
Ellie Alvarsson > now let me go
Ellie Alvarsson > although I assume you won't
Andouille Sausage > Please do read the Code and follow its precepts.
Zosius > I will let you go
Zosius > The minute I see 10mil and your bio
...But buy a mining permit she did. Let this be yet another lesson to our permit-sellers: Our wallets are filled with the isk of carebears who initially showed reluctance to read the Code, much less follow it.
Ellie Alvarsson > there's another 10 millionThe business was done. Now all that remained was for Zosius to click a single button to un-toggle his warp disruptor. In doing so, he would honour his ransom and prove that in EVE, sometimes a ransom-payer doesn't get immediately killed after transferring their isk. However, Ellie had absolutely no faith in the intrepid Enyo pilot. She believed it was all but certain that the Agent would find some excuse to blow up her Dominix.
Ellie Alvarsson > now let me go
Zosius > 10mil confirmed
To be continued...